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.

UNCF-Dell Corporate Scholars Program

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores and juniors who are African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or Native American/Alaskan Native. Students must major or have an academic focus in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, accounting, finance, marketing, business, business operations, computer information systems, computer science, or software development.

Total: $5000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  September 22
2018

AAAEA Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for Arab Americans who are currently majoring in the field of engineering, architecture, or computer science/information technology.

Total: $4000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 24
2018

Bryce Thomson Scholarship Fund

Employees of a National Ice Cream Retailers Association member business may apply for this need-based scholarship. Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors, or current college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors.

Total: $3500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  September 27
2018

Questbridge College Prep Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school juniors who have achieved excellent academic results and are from a low-income family.

Total: $8165 Awards:  10
Deadline:  September 27
2018

QuestBridge College Match Program

The QuestBridge College Match was created to fund complete scholarships to lower-income students so they can attend a variety of top schools. The students must show a high level of academic merit to be eligible.

Total: $47000 Awards:  204
Deadline:  September 27
2018

Educational Administration Scholarship Award

This award is for U.S. graduate students who are pursuing careers in public school superintendency. The applicant must have experience working in a school system or college department.

Total: $2500 Awards:  7
Deadline:  September 30
2018

NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award

This scholarship is available for U.S. students pursuing a master's degree in library science at one of the ALA-accredited schools located in New York state. Students must have a grade point average of 'B' (3.0) or higher. Both the student and the library school must be members of the New York Library Association.

Total: $1000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  September 30
2018

Lycoming County Medical Society Scholarship Fund

This award is for graduate students who are enrolled full time in an allopathic or osteopathic medical school within the United States, and are residents of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

Total: $3000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 30
2018

Myrtle Siegfried, MD, and Michael Vigilante, MD, Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are in their first year of medical school. Students must be a resident of Lehigh, Berks, or Northampton counties in Pennsylvania.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 30
2018

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

The AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship is available for undergraduate and graduate students who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 30
2018

Hurst Review Services/OADN Foundation Student Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores who are pursuing an associate's degree in nursing. Students must be a member of a local, state, or national student nurse association and actively participate in the association, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  September 30
2018

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

The AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship is available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students from an under-represented population group who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Total: $500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 30
2018