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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.

Pride Foundation Equal Access & Opportunity Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or as a straight ally. Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need, and must reside in one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Pride Foundation Social Work Scholarship

This scholarship is available for LGBT students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state who are majoring in a field related to social work at an accredited college or university.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Pride of the Rose Scholarship

U.S. students who are residents of the Portland, Oregon Quad-County area (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington or Columbia counties) or Clark County, Washington and plan to pursue or are pursuing studies beyond the secondary level are eligible for this scholarship. Students must self-identify as or be the child of a gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered person.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Thompson-Wittrock Pass It On Scholarship

This scholarship is available for LGBT undergraduate students and straight allies who reside in Pacific, Grays Harbor, or Ferry counties in Washington. Selection preference will be given to students with a record of community service, as well as first-generation college-bound students.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Trans Identified Scholarship

This award is available for a transgender resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state who is enrolled in an accredited college or university. Applicants must demonstrate leadership and serve as a role model in the LGBTQ community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Georgetown University Undergraduate Aid Program

The Georgetown University Undergraduate Aid Program is available for undergraduate students at Georgetown University. Applicants must be accepted for enrollment and must demonstrate unmet financial need.

Total: $49000 Awards:  2400
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program - Soldiers/Veterans

This scholarship is open to women who have served or are serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and/or the Army National Guard and are pursuing community college, certificate, college, university, or graduate programs. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher if pursuing a community college or certificate program and a 3.0 or higher if pursuing a college, university, or graduate program.

Total: $2500 Awards:  26
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program - Children of Soldiers/Veterans

This scholarship is open to children of women who served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard and are attending community college, certificate, college, university, or graduate programs. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher if a community college or certificate student or 3.0 or higher if a college, university, or graduate student.

Total: $2500 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 10
2020

Northern California Asian Peace Officer's Association Scholarship

This award is offered to full-time students planning to major in law enforcement or a related field. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to apply, and do not have to be of Asian descent.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  January 11
2020

Arizona Nurses Foundation Academic Scholarship

This award is available for students who are legal residents of the state of Arizona. Students must have been accepted to or currently be enrolled in an academic nursing education program based in Arizona.

Total: $2500 Awards:  36
Deadline:  January 12
2020

King Olav V Norwegian American Heritage Fund Scholarship

This award is for U.S. or Norwegian citizens who are 18 years of age or older. Students must demonstrate interest in furthering their studies of Norwegian or American heritage through arts, crafts, literature, history, music, folklore, etc.

Total: $1500 Awards:  8
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship

Applicants must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in horticulture or a related field with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must reside in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia.

Total: $3500 Awards:  9
Deadline:  January 15
2020