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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.

Charles Abrams Scholarship

This award is for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in an urban planning program at one of the following schools: Columbia University, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New School University, or the University of Pennsylvania. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 20
2019

Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship

This undergraduate award is avaliable to all international and U.S. students who will be enrolled in college during the upcoming fall semester. Students who apply must be U.S. residents at the time of application.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  June 28
2019

FIU Minority Community College Transfer Scholarship

This award is for U.S students who are residents of Florida and plan to attend FIU. The applicant must be a minority student who has completed an A.A. or A.S. degree from an accredited Florida community college.

Total: $1600 Awards:  4
Deadline:  June 29
2019

South Carolina Tuition Grants Program

This award is available to South Carolina resident undergraduate students who are attending a South Carolina Independent college or university. The student must demonstrate financial need and satisfy the following requirements: an incoming freshmen must graduate in the top 75% of your high school graduating class or score at least 900 on the SAT Test (Math & Critical Reading Sections Only) or 19 Composite on the ACT Test or graduate from high school with a GPA of at least 2.00.

Total: $2600 Awards:  14200
Deadline:  June 30
2019

Alabama Scholarship for Dependents of Blind Parents

This award is for available to Alabama students who are from families in which the head of the family is blind and whose family income is insufficient to provide educational benefits for attendance at an Alabama postsecondary institution. Students must apply within two years of high school graduation.

Total: $500 Awards:  20
Deadline:  June 30
2019

AlaskAdvantage Education Grant

This award is for Alaska resident undergraduate students who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree or vocational certificate program at a qualifying Alaska institution. The student must be enrolled at least half time and display a minimum unmet financial need of $500.

Total: $4000 Awards:  850
Deadline:  June 30
2019

NY Flight 587 Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. undergraduate students who are children, spouses and financial dependents of individuals killed as a direct result of American Airlines Flight 587’s crash in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens, New York on the morning of November 12, 2001. Students must be attending or planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in New York.

Total: $22487 Awards:  23
Deadline:  June 30
2019

SHPE Graduating High School Senior Scholarship

This award is for high school seniors who will be enrolled full time in a degree program in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field. Students must be junior members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher. Students of Hispanic descent will be given priority.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30
2019

SHPE Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is for undergraduate students enrolled full time in a degree program in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field. Students must be members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher. Students of Hispanic descent will be given priority.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30
2019

SHPE Graduate Scholarship

This award is for graduate students enrolled full time in a degree program in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field. Students must be members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students of Hispanic descent will be given priority.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30
2019

Twenty-First Century Scholars Program

This award is for Indiana middle school students who are planning to attend a college or university in Indiana. The student must be a member of a family at or below established income maximums, or be placed in foster care.

Total: $6500 Awards:  18264
Deadline:  June 30
2019

Alaska Performance Scholarship

This award is available to Alaska resident high school students who are planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in Alaska. The student must complete a required APS high school curriculum and meet various qualifying ACT/SAT, GPA, and WorkKeys scores.

Total: $4755 Awards:  2300
Deadline:  June 30
2019