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.

U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program

This award is available to U.S. high school juniors and seniors serving as elected student body participants in a selected student government, civic, or educational organization. Selection will be based on outstanding ability and demonstrated qualities of leadership.

Total: $5000 Awards:  104
Deadline:  September 6
2019

HISLEA Scholarship

This scholarship is for U.S. Hispanic full-time college students who are attending an Illinois state college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  September 8
2019

BrickHouse Security College Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors and college students who are current or former law enforcement officers, or dependents of an officer, who was injured in the line of duty.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 10
2019

Sigma Phi Epsilon - New York Delta Chapter Balanced Man Scholarship

U.S. and international high school seniors who plan to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in the upcoming fall semester are eligible to apply for this award. Applicants must exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate leadership skills, and commit to health and well-being.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  September 14
2019

Utah APWA Student Scholarship

This scholarship is available for current college seniors who are majoring in a public works related field such as public administration, engineering, or public works. Applicants must be residents of Utah, and must attend one of the following Utah universities: Utah State University, the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Southern Utah University or Weber State University.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 14
2019

CareerFitter.com Scholarship

This essay contest is open to all currently enrolled U.S. citizens with a grade point average of 2.4 or higher. Applicants must submit an essay online answering the posted question.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 15
2019

Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)

This award is available to Mississippi high school seniors/graduates who enroll as undergraduates at an eligible Mississippi college/university. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and an ACT score of 29 or higher or SAT score of 1280 or higher or be a National Merit/Achievement Finalist or Semi-Finalist.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2409
Deadline:  September 15
2019

Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)

This award is available to Mississippi undergraduate students who are enrolled at or planning to enroll at an eligible Mississippi college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 15 or higher (or SAT score of 720 or higher), and must receive less than the full Federal Pell Grant as determined by the completion FAFSA.

Total: $1000 Awards:  24329
Deadline:  September 15
2019

NJ Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (STARS) II

This scholarship is available for New Jersey STARS recipients who plan to transfer from a New Jersey county college to a New Jersey four-year public college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and a family income of $250,000 or less.

Total: $2500 Awards:  940
Deadline:  September 15
2019

Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant

This award is for Tennessee high school juniors or seniors who are participating in a dual enrollment program with an eligible Tennessee postsecondary institution.

Total: $1200 Awards:  17800
Deadline:  September 15
2019

NJ Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS)

This scholarship is available for New Jersey high school seniors who rank in the top 15 percent of their high school graduating class. Students must plan to attend their home county college.

Total: $2580 Awards:  1976
Deadline:  September 15
2019

Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship

This fellowship is open to U.S. student who are in their third or fourth year of an undergraduate planning program, or in their first or second year of a graduate planning program, or their first or second year of a law school program. The recipient will participate in a 10-month fellowship program that requires approximately 100 to 200 hours of work; fellowship work is conducted remotely.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 15
2019