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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.

AKA Educational Advancement Foundation Graduate Financial Need Scholarship

U.S. graduate students who demonstrate community involvement and financial need will be considered for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 15
2019

Jack G. Lezman Scholarship Contest

The Jack G. Lezman Scholarship Contest is available for graduating high school seniors who submit a video on bankruptcy law or an essay on how lawyers can help to make the world a better place. Preference is given to students with unmet financial need and students who demonstrate an interest in law.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 15
2019

NABF Scholarship Program

This award is for U.S. high school seniors or older, that are a current or former participant in any league properly sanctioned with the National Amateur Baseball Federation.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  September 1
2019

John S.W. Fargher Jr. Scholarship

This award is for current graduate or undergraduate students who are majoring in industrial engineering, have a grade point average of 3.4 or higher, have a graduation date after May/June 2018, and are members of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers. Students may attend a college in the U.S. or U.S. territories, Canada or Mexico.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 1
2019

Minority Teacher Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Indiana undergraduate students who are minority (black or Hispanic) and attending an Indiana college or university. The student must intend to pursue or be pursuing a course of study that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana.

Total: $1500 Awards:  180
Deadline:  September 1
2019

American Board of Funeral Service Education National Scholarship

College students who have completed one or more terms of study in funeral service or mortuary science education are eligible for this award. Students must be U.S. citizens.

Total: $2500 Awards:  42
Deadline:  September 1
2019

The Low Family Scholarship

This award is for U.S. law school students who display a commitment to serve the Asian Pacific American community. Students must be attending an accredited law school at least half-time.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 2
2019

UPS/NLF Gold Mountain Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who are the first in their family to attend law school. Applicants must be committed to serving the needs of Asian Pacific American, demonstrate financial need, and be committed to pro bono or public interest legal work.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 2
2019

Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)

This award is available to Mississippi undergraduate students who are enrolled at or planning to enroll at an eligible Mississippi college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 15 or higher (or SAT score of 720 or higher), and must receive less than the full Federal Pell Grant as determined by the completion FAFSA.

Total: $1000 Awards:  24329
Deadline:  September 15
2019

Part-Time Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) for County College Students

This grant is available for New Jersey residents who are attending a New Jersey county college on a part-time basis. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $837 Awards:  9907
Deadline:  September 15
2019

New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)

This award is available to New Jersey resident undergraduate students who are attending a participating postsecondary institution in New Jersey. Students must demonstrate financial need to be eligible.

Total: $12438 Awards:  81000
Deadline:  September 15
2019

NJ Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (STARS) II

This scholarship is available for New Jersey STARS recipients who plan to transfer from a New Jersey county college to a New Jersey four-year public college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and a family income of $250,000 or less.

Total: $2500 Awards:  940
Deadline:  September 15
2019