Merit-based Scholarships

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If you've got excellent grades and high SAT or ACT scores, these scholarships are for you! Merit-based scholarships seek to reward, recruit, or encourage the students who show the highest levels of academic achievement and have specific eligibility requirements based on the applicant's GPA and/or test scores.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

This award is for high school and college students in the U.S. or Canada that have completed a project that makes a difference in the lives of others. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  12
Deadline:  December 20
2018

BASF/Alfred Chisholm Memorial Scholarship

U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who have a relative or sponsor working for the BASF Corporation are eligible for this award. Students must be enrolled in a HBCU/UNCF institute, have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher and be enrolled in an eligible major.

Total: $6000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 22
2018

BEF General Academic Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Students are selected on the basis of scholastic ability, character, leadership potential, service to the community, and need for financial assistance.

Total: $5000 Awards:  22
Deadline:  December 28
2018

Pioneers of Flight Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who are current college sophomores or juniors enrolled full time at an accredited four-year college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must demonstrate an interest to pursue a career in general aviation.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 28
2018

Cathy Miller Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for students living in Northern California who work for or are otherwise affiliated with a member company of the Perishable Foods Council of Northern California (PFCNC) or be sponsored by an immediate family member who is a member/employee of a company that is a current member of the PFCNC.

Total: $2000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  December 28
2018

CastleBranch-GNSA Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. graduate nursing students who are enrolled at an AACN member institution. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 30
2018

Richard F. Walsh/Alfred W. Di Tolla/Harold P. Spivak Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are sons or daughters of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada (IATSE) members in good standing.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Denny's 'Hungry for Education' Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are 16 years of age or older at time of application. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, be involved in community service, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  200
Deadline:  December 31
2018

AFSCME Family Scholarship

This award is for a U.S. high school senior who has a parent or guardian who is an AFSCME member. The student must attend an accredited college or university.

Total: $2000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship

This award is for high school seniors who are active in the BSA at the Eagle Scout level and are younger than 19 years old.

Total: $8000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 31
2018

CrossLites Scholarship Contest

This award is for international and U.S. high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who write a 400- to 600-word essay based on one of Dr. Charles Parker's quotes. Students must submit their essays online at the CrossLites website.

Total: $4000 Awards:  33
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Cottey College Academic Achievement Award

This award is available to U.S. high school seniors who are planning to attend Cottey College in Missouri. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and an ACT score of 21 or higher or an SAT score of 1060 or higher.

Total: $4000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  December 31
2018