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Taking on a leadership is no easy task. It requires a strong knowledge, skill, and humility. Leaders are those that we look to for direction, inspiration, advice, and to keep us going when things get tough. If you’ve taken on a leadership role, whether it was for your school’s sport team, club, outside organization, or volunteer group, you may be qualified to earn free money for college. Leadership scholarships reward students who show skills in motivating others in and out of the classroom. If you’re a leader, check out this list of leadership scholarships to help add to your college savings. For even more scholarships, be sure to fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Rimington Trophy Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Applicants must demonstrate scholastic ability, character, leadership, service to the community, need for financial assistance, and daily compliance to cystic fibrosis therapy.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 22

Richard Harris Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and current undergraduate & graduate students. Students must be a declared major in a STEM field and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 23

Miami Dade College Bayside Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. minority students who are enrolled at or have been accepted to Miami Dade College and have an interest in business, leadership, and/or entrepreneurship. Students must be residents of Miami, Florida, and have demonstrated financial need and a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  June 30

H.D. "BO" Cotton Memorial Scholarship

This award is for current full-time Florida State College students who have completed 24 credit hours and are pursing an associate's (AA or AS) degree. The student must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  August 01

Theta Xi Balance Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students at the University of Southern California who do not currently belong to a sorority or fraternity. Selection is based on several factors, such as leadership, community service, and academic merit.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  August 16

BJ Eckardt Scholarship

This scholarship is open to residents of Belmont, NH, who are entering their second year of college at any of the seven Community College System of New Hampshire institutions. Students must have financial need and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; preference will be given to students who have participated in volunteer community service.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 22

Humanity Rising Service Challenge

This scholarship contest is available for U.S. high school students who partipate in community service and share their stories.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  August 31

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program - Florida Academic Scholars (FAS)

This award is available to Florida high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university in Florida. Students must have a weighted grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have a SAT score of 1290 or higher or an ACT score of 29 or higher (or meet other academic requirements). Students must have also completed at least 100 hours of community service.

Total: $2589 Awards:  11005
Deadline:  August 31

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program - Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award (GSV)

This award is available to Florida high school seniors who plan to attend a participating college or university in Florida. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must earn minimum scores on the ACT, SAT, or PERT. Students must also complete 30 or more hours of community service.

Total: $949 Awards:  882
Deadline:  August 31

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program - Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS)

This award is available to Florida high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university in Florida. Students must have a weighted grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have a SAT score of 1170 or higher or an ACT score of 26 or higher (or meet other academic requirements). Students must have also completed at least 75 hours of community service.

Total: $1740 Awards:  12434
Deadline:  August 31

Jazz Education Network (JEN) Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are 14 years of age or older that display an exceptional talent and potential in jazz performance and/or education or industry. Applicants must demonstrate potential for growth, artistic accomplishments, and leadership skills; university students must also demonstrate financial need.

Total: $3000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 15

National Student Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student who is entering North Carolina State University as a full-time freshman. The student must demonstrate leadership experience, strong personal character, and integrity.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 15