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Most students know that they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is a relative measurement of the student's ability to pay for school, and this number is often used to determine the amount of federal and state assistance available. This is a good start, but the true Cost of Attendance (COA) is often different than the sticker price. Most students have expenses beyond tuition, including room and board, books, and other costs. Before turning to student loans, students with financial need can look for scholarships to help close the gap between their EFC and COA. Our Scholarship Directory for need-based scholarships is a great place to start.

Banatao Filipino American Education Fund Scholarship

This award is available for Filipino high school seniors who are a resident of California. Applicants must major in math, engineering, computer science, or the physical or biological sciences (excluding healthcare).

Total: $5000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 26
2019

Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship

This scholarship is available for current U.S. undergraduate students who work or have worked in an Asian restaurant (Asian-owned or Asian cuisine) OR have a parent who works or has worked in one.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 26
2019

Allied Healthcare Scholarship

This award is available for California residents who are college freshmen or sophomores attending a college/university in the state of California. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and be enrolled in an allied healthcare program.

Total: $8000 Awards:  39
Deadline:  February 28
2019

Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship

This award is available for California residents who are college junior or seniors attending a college/university in the state of California. Students must be majoring in nursing, and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $13000 Awards:  75
Deadline:  February 28
2019

Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship

High school seniors or undergraduate students who have attended a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools District high school are eligible for this award. Students must be immigrants to the United States who came to the country with or without parents OR a first-generation United States citizen of immigrant parents or guardians.

Total: $20000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 28
2019

Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship

This award is available for California residents attending a college/university in the state of California with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must be currently accepted or enrolled into a field of dentist, dental hygienist, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, physician assistant or clinical nurse specialist.

Total: $50000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  February 28
2019

Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nurse Scholarship

This award is available for California residents who are attending or planning to attend a licensed vocational nursing to associate degree nursing program at a college/university in the state of California.

Total: $8000 Awards:  40
Deadline:  February 28
2019

Seminoles Scholars Program

This scholarship is open to high school seniors/graduate who reside in Seminole County, Florida, and plan to enroll as a college freshman in the upcoming academic year. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate unmet financial need.

Total: $1250 Awards:  9
Deadline:  February 28
2019

Kreider Scholarship Fund

The Kreider Scholarship Fund is available for graduating high school seniors at Bonner Springs High School. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and unmet financial need. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $1500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 28
2019

Out for Education Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Houston-area residents who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and demonstrate unmet financial need.

Total: $2750 Awards:  32
Deadline:  February 28
2019

Frances Sylvia Zverina Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are majoring in horticulture or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants whose career goals involve teaching/research or work in the public or nonprofit sector, such as public gardens, botanical gardens, parks, arboreta, city planning, or public education and awareness.

Total: $12500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 28
2019

Western Reserve Herb Society Scholarship

This award is available for Ohio college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are majoring in horticulture or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants whose career goals involve teaching/research or work in the public or nonprofit sector, such as public gardens, botanical gardens, parks, arboreta, city planning, or public education and awareness.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 28
2019