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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.

Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women's Clubs Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate students who are of Polish descent. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. First preference is given to residents of Massachusetts.

Total: $1 Awards:  1250
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. female students who are of Polish descent and enrolled or planning to enroll in medical school. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. First preference is given to residents of the state of Massachusetts; qualified residents of New England are considered if no candidates from first preference apply.

Total: $3500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Williams College Need-Based Scholarships

Williams College provides need-based scholarships and financial aid for all accepted undergraduate students who demonstrate unmet financial need.

Total: $51890 Awards:  1014
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Harold Davis Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are members of the Future Farmers of America. Applicants must have a livestock background in swine, beef, or dairy and intend to pursue a two- or four-year degree in animal science (livestock or dairy), agricultural education, or agribusiness.

Total: $400 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

North Carolina Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to high school seniors at and recent (within two years) graduates of North Carolina high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino descent. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  26
Deadline:  January 15
2020

AGCO Agriculture Company Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are members of Future Farmers of America. The applicant must major in agriculture or a related field, exhibit financial need, and participate in community service.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 15
2020

AGCO Finance Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are members of the Future Farmers of America and pursue a two- or four-year degree in select agricultural-related fields. Students must exhibit financial need and have participated in community service.

Total: $2000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  January 15
2020

AGCO Intivity Center Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are members of Future Farmers of America and reside near Jackson, MN. Students must major in agricultural fiels, welding, or diesel mechanics; have participated in community service; exhibit strong leadership skills; and exhibit financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Bernie Staller Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who are members of Future Farmers of America and exhibit financial need. Students must pursue a four-year degree in agricultural education with career plans to teach agricultural education at the secondary level.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Cheryl Dant Hennesy Scholarship

This award is available for female members of the Future Farmers of America who are currently high school seniors and planning to enroll in a college or university full time. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be residents of Georgia, Kentucky, or Tennessee.

Total: $1250 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Dean Foods Company Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who plan to pursue a four-year degree in dairy science, livestock management, sustainable agriculture, food science and technology, or pre-vet/vet sciences. Students must exhibit strong leadership skills and financial need and have participated in community service. Please note: Non-FFA members are eligible to apply.

Total: $1000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  January 15
2020

DLL Finance Solutions Partner Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Iowa high school seniors and undergraduate students who are members of Future Farmers of America and majoring in any area of agriculture (except social services). Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, exhibit financial need, and live on a family farm.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 15
2020