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Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

The Arkansas Academic Challenge Program provides educational assistance to Arkansas residents in pursuit of a higher education. For information on requirements and to apply, please visit the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s website,, or contact the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s Financial Aid department: [email protected] | (800) 54-STUDY | (501) 371-2050 – Greater Little Rock

Total: $100000

Awards: 16


Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky Essay Contest

The Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky Essay Contest is available for U.S. high school seniors and college students who submit an essay in response to this year’s topic.

Total: $2000

Awards: 2

Deadline: November 30

Ocean Awareness Student Contest

This scholarship contest is available for middle school and high school students in the U.S. Applicants must submit an original work of art, poetry, prose, or film that discusses a specific aspect of ocean pollution.

Total: $42000

Awards: 28

Deadline: June 14

EducationDynamics $10,000 Minority First Generation Scholarship Contest

This scholarship is open to all minority applicants who are the first in their families to go to college, are at least 17 years of age and are pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning or a certificate program. Learn more and apply today!

Total: $10000

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 30

Fulbright Scholarship

The Fulbright Scholar Program supports activities and projects that recognize and promote the critical relationship between educational exchange and international understanding, in addition to the intellectual merit of the proposals. Applications with broad multiplier effects are particularly welcome, as are projects that are conducive to candidates sharing their experiences and knowledge with colleagues, students and, ideally, with the general public in their host country and, upon return, in the United States. To learn more, view a short video about the Review and Selection Process.

Total: $4000

Awards: 4

Deadline: September 15

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: It’s (NOT) All in Your Head

Everyone, but especially young people, is experiencing pandemic-related trauma. They will need mental health support more than ever as they return to school this year. Yet, there is a lack of adequate mental health resources in schools for students of color and low-income students who live in under-resourced communities. Take the lead in sharing mental health resources with your community *and* win a $2,500 scholarship!

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 05

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Scholarship Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. citizens who are 18 years of age or older. Students must be high school seniors or current first-year students enrolled at a college or university.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: July 31

Sallie Mae Plan for College Sweepstakes

The Sallie Mae Plan for College Sweepstakes is available for U.S. students who are 18 years of age or older. To apply, applicants must register an account with Sallie Mae and fill out an application form. Each year twelve awards are offered annually. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $12000

Awards: 12

Deadline: December 31

Countdown to College Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students who are in grades 9-12. Students must sign up for Potential Magazine’s weekly email newsletter to be considered.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 05

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Answer 3 Questions to Improve Education on Race, Racism, and History

Enter to win an easy $2,500 scholarship by answering 3 questions on improving race, racism, and history education in America. Click to learn more and apply today!

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 01

Featured Scholarship

Don't miss out on this easy scholarship! Enter the $1,000 Relief Fund giveaway from Scholly.

Last day to enter is January 31st!

All eligible high school students, college students, student parents, and others should apply