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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.

Northwest Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school graduates who are single parents with near poverty-level income. The applicant must be a resident of Carroll County, AR, Madison County, AR, or Washington County, AR, and must have received or be in the process of applying for a Pell Grant.

Total: $500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  October 15
2019

Benton County Single Parent Scholarship

Single parents pursuing undergraduate vocational degrees at eligible Arkansas schools may apply for this award. Students must reside in Benton County, Arkansas.

Total: $1000 Awards:  370
Deadline:  October 15
2019

SFCC Fred E. Pennell Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students who are attending or planning to attend South Florida Community College. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and priority will be given to students who have a grade point average between 2.0 and 3.0.

Total: $2600 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 15
2019

SFCC Thomas P. Clinard Nursing Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students who are enrolled or planning to enroll full time in a nursing program at South Florida Community College (SFCC). Applicants must be a resident of the SFCC service area, demonstrate financial need and express a "good faith" intention to seek employment in Highlands county following graduation.

Total: $2600 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 15
2019

SFCC Sebring Optimist Club Vocational Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students between the ages of 17 and 24. The applicant must be a resident of the South Florida Community College service district and be enrolled or planning to enroll at least part time in a vocational program. Preference will be given to residents of Highlands County, FL.

Total: $2600 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 15
2019

SFCC Bill and Barbara Sachsenmaier Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. students enrolled or planning to enroll full time in a degree or certificate program at South Florida Community College. The applicant must be a permanent resident of one of the following Florida counties: DeSoto, Highlands, or Hardee. Preference will be given to students who are citrus majors, students who show academic potential and students with unmet financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 15
2019

SFCC African-American/Willie J. Dennard, Jr. Scholarship

This award is for full-time South Florida Community College students of African American descent who are residents of Hardee, Highlands, or DeSoto counties in Florida. Students must be seeking an associate's degree and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Total: $2596 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 15
2019

Tri-County EMC Operation Roundup Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who live in households served by Tri-County EMC and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher; financial need will be considered. Priority will be given to non-traditional students.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 15
2019

UNF Coggin Pathways to Success Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are incoming freshmen at the University of North Florida. Students must plan to be business majors, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 15
2019

UNF Mayor John A. Delaney Higher Education Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.) Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who will graduate from Robert E. Lee High School Math and Science Magnet or Engineering Academy Program and plan to attend the University of North Florida. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, major in building construction or engineering, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 15
2019

GetEducated.com Excellence in Online Education Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited online degree program located in the United States. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 15
2019

Hallifax Scholarship for Mothers

The Hallifax Scholarship for Mothers is available for moms who are attending Johnson County Community College in Johnson County, Kansas. Applicants must have a 2.25 GPA or higher and a household income of $30,000 per year or less. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $600 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 17
2019