Need-Based Scholarships

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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.

Smith College Need-Based Financial Aid

Smith College provides need-based scholarships totalling each student's unmet financial need.

Total: $48115 Awards:  1500
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Bucknell University Presidential Fellowship

This award is available for incoming freshman students who are attending Bucknell University. Applicants must demonstrate superior academic progress and a commitment to civic engagement.

Total: $20000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Bucknell University Dean's Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors and first-time college students who are attending Bucknell University. Applicants must have an exceptional academic record and commitment to civic engagement.

Total: $10000 Awards:  75
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Bucknell University Campus Enrichment Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students enrolling at Bucknell University. First generation college students, students from outside the university's traditional geographic area, and those who bring cultural and intellectual diversity to the campus will be considered.

Total: $6000 Awards:  50
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Clay County Single Parent Scholarship

Current undergraduate single parents who reside in Clay County, Arkansas are eligible for this award. Students must be the head of household and be living at or near the poverty level.

Total: $500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Greene County Single Parent Scholarship

Single Parent Scholarships are awarded to eligible single parents who are residents of Greene County, Arkansas. The applicant must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better and apply for a Pell Grant to be eligible for this award.

Total: $1000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Johnson County Single Parent Scholarship

Undergraduate single students who are residing in Johnson County, Arkansas are eligible for this award. Students must be classified as low-income according to federal guidelines (150 percent of poverty level) and have one or more children under the age of 18.

Total: $750 Awards:  11
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Desha County Single Parent Scholarship

This award is for single parents who are residents of Desha County, AR. Students must be high school graduates or older at the time of application, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Saline County Single Parent Scholarship

Undergraduate single parents who reside in Saline County, Arkansas and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must live at or near the poverty level and have one or more children under the age of 18.

Total: $500 Awards:  50
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Cleburne County Single Parent Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of Cleburne County, Arkansas are eligible for this award. Students must be single parents with one or more children who are under the age of 18, be the head of household, and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara General Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate students who are legal residents of Santa Barbara County, California. Students must graduate from a Santa Barbara County high school and plan to attend a two- or four year school full time.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1470
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Medical/Graduate Scholarship

This award is for U.S. graduate students who are legal residents of Santa Barbara County, California. Students must have graduated from a Santa Barbara County high school and plan to be enrolled full time.

Total: $5000 Awards:  120
Deadline:  January 15
2020