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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.

Harley and Geneva Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Harley and Geneva Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund is available for undergraduate Kansas City area students who are planning to study in a Scandinavian Country, as well as undergraduate students from Scandinavian Countries who are planning to study in the Greater Kansas City metro area.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  October 31
2019

Harley and Geneva Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund, K-12

The Harley and Geneva Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund, K-12 is available for Kansas City area students who are planning to study in a Scandinavian Country, as well as students from Scandinavian Countries who are planning to study in the Greater Kansas City metro area.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  October 31
2019

Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship

U.S. women who have earned 15 or more credit hours toward a bachelor's degree with a 3.25 grade point average are eligible for this award. Students must be residents of Dauphin or Cumberland counties in Pennsylvania and must attend a Pennsylvania institution.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 31
2019

Colorado Women's Education Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for U.S. female students who are 25 years of age and older and enrolled in an accredited Colorado college or university. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for this award.

Total: $1000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  October 31
2019

CSEA Member Career Grant

Undergraduate or graduate students who are residents of California and active members of the California School Employees Association are eligible for this award. Applications are available on the California School Employee Association (CSEA) website only to members upon the creation of an account.

Total: $1000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  October 31
2019

Arcadia University Campus Achievement Award For Returning Students

U.S. undergraduate students attending Arcadia University in Pennsylvania are eligible for this award. Students must demonstrate financial need, campus involvement and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers

Students who are 16 years of age or older who are interested in pursuing the development of their talents in an art discipline may apply for this award. Students must have a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Kansas Foster and Adoptive Children Scholarship Fund

The Kansas Foster and Adoptive Children Scholarship Fund is available for foster children and adoptees in Kansas who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. Click here to learn more about eligibility and how to apply today!

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Southern Scholarship Foundation Award

International and U.S. high school seniors or older students who have been accepted to Florida State University, University of Florida, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, or Florida Gulf Coast University are eligible to apply for this award. Students must have high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher or a college or university grade point average of 2.85 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 1
2019

1,000 Dreams Fund for College Students

The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund is available for undergraduate women in the U.S. who wish to pursue educational or artistic lessons, activities, or projects beyond the typical academic curriculum.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 1
2019

Inger Lawrence-M.R. Bauer Foundation Nursing Studies Scholarship

U.S. students who are enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in nursing are eligible for this award. Students must reside and attend school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties in California.

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

Sophie Greenstadt Scholarship for Mid-Life Women

This scholarship is open to U.S. women who are 35 years of age or older and are re-entering or continuing school in order to learn a marketable skill which will lead to economic self-sufficiency. Students must reside and attend school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or Ventura counties in California.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 1
2019