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.

Computing Research Association Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award

This award is for U.S. and international undergraduate students who are studying a computer-related field at a North American university. Selections are primarily based on the quality of research projects. Unless a student has completed significant research in the computing field, they are not eligible for this award and should not seek nomination.

Total: $1500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  October 18
2019

Hertz Fellowship

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is available to graduate students majoring in physical sciences at select partner universities of the foundation. The list of eligible schools can be found at www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/Fellowships/Guidelines/Schools.aspx. All applicants are evaluated on merit only.

Total: $33000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  October 23
2019

Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship - Portland Chapter

This scholarship is available for women in Oregon and southwest Washington who are majoring in transportation or a related field. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must demonstrate qualities of leadership.

Total: $6800 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 25
2019

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship - Portland Chapter

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate women who are majoring in a field related to transportation. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and reside in Oregon and southwest Washington

Total: $3500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 25
2019

Transportation YOU Scholarship for High School Girls - Portland Chapter

This scholarship is available for high school women in Oregon and southwest Washington who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and an interest in pursuing a career in transportation. Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 18.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 25
2019

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship - Portland Chapter

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who are majoring in a field related to transportation. Applicants must be female, must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must reside in Oregon and southwest Washington.

Total: $3500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 25
2019

Beverley Swaim Staley Leadership Legacy Scholarship - Portland Chapter

This scholarship is available for graduate women in Oregon and southwest Washington who are majoring in a transportation-related field. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must express an interest in international issues arising in the transportation industry.

Total: $4000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 25
2019

CalCPA Peninsula Silicon Valley Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are majoring in accounting or show intent to major in accounting by having taken four or more accounting courses. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must attend one of the following eligible colleges: Skyline College, College of San Mateo, Canada College, Menlo College and Notre Dame de Namur University.

Total: $2000 Awards:  16
Deadline:  October 25
2019

AKSARBEN Scholarship Program

This award is for high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher who demonstrate critical financial need and are residents of Nebraska or certain counties of western Iowa.

Total: $1200 Awards:  50
Deadline:  October 25
2019

Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

This award is for high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher who demonstrate critical financial need. Each applicant who applies for a Horatio Alger scholarship program, whether it be a specific state program or the finalist program, will automatically be considered for the National Scholarship Program.

Total: $5000 Awards:  106
Deadline:  October 25
2019

Guistwhite Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and international undergraduate students who will be transfering to a four-year college in the current academic year. Students must be active members of Phi Theta Kappa.

Total: $5000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  October 25
2019

Horatio Alger Ronald C. Waranch Scholarship Program (Texas)

This award is for high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher who demonstrate critical financial need and are residents of Georgia.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 25
2019