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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.

Jimmy and Sara Glenn Scholarship

This scholarship is open to residents of Forsyth County, NC, who will pursue a full-time undergraduate degree, certificate, or diploma from an accredited postsecondary institution. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Kate Allred Education Grant

This grant program is open to undergraduate students who reside in Forsyth County, North Carolina, and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must have a family adjusted gross income up to 300 percent above the federal proverty guidelines.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2020

L. Gordon, Jr. and June D. Pfefferkorn Student Aid Fund

This scholarship is open to residents of Forsyth County, NC, who are pursuing an undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Marcus Raper Zimmerman Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of Forsyth County, North Carolina, and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must be physically challenged or preparing to work in a profession related to serving the physically challenged.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Margarian Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors, college/university students, and graduate students. Applications will be judged on grade point average, economic hardship, and a demonstrated commitment to their heritage, community and society, among other factors.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate nursing students who are residents of Michigan and attend a college/school of nursing in Michigan. Students must be members of the Michigan Nursing Students Association (MNSA) or the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA).

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  August 1
2020

MO Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to Missouri students who are employed while enrolled part-time at a college or university in Missouri. The student must be at least 18 years old, and be employed for at least 20 per week, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $4850 Awards:  200
Deadline:  August 1
2020

HBCU Connect Minority Student Scholarship

This award is for minority students attending a historically black college or university. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior, transfer student, or a student currently enrolled full-time.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Notes for Life Scholarship (College/Graduate)

The Notes for Life Scholarship Fund is available for undergraduate and graduate students in Boone County, Missouri, St. Louis County, Missouri or Klamath County, Oregon who are seeking to pursue additional education and development in instrumental music, singing, or dance.

Total: $1020 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Notes for Life Scholarship Fund (K-12)

The Notes for Life Scholarship Fund is available for K to 12 students in Boone County, Missouri, St. Louis County, Missouri or Klamath County, Oregon who is seeking to pursue additional education and development in instrumental music, singing, or dance.

Total: $1020 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. third or fourth year college students who live within the Catholic dioceses of California, Nevada, Illinois or Arizona. Students must be Catholic, be of Italian descent, major in Italian studies, and have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Energy Education For Michigan

The Energy Education For Michigan Scholarship is available for undergraduate students in Michigan who are majoring in a field relevant to the energy industry. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and unmet financial need.

Total: $500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  August 3
2020