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.

PFLAG Jacksonville Chapter Scholarship Award

This scholarship is available for students in the Jacksonville, FL metropolitan area who will have graduated high school by the deadline date and are 16 years of age or older. Applicants must self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender; and must plan to attend a postsecondary institution full time in the fall.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  June 01

Abilene Christian University Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship   

This award is for U.S high school students who graduated either Valedictorian or Salutatorian status and plan to attend Abilene Christian University.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  June 01

Exercise for Life Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who are athletes and have cystic fibrosis. Applicants must demonstrate scholastic ability, athletic ability (as evidenced by regular exercise), character, leadership, service to the community, need for financial assistance, and daily compliance to cystic fibrosis therapy.

Total: $10000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  June 01

Montello-Sawyer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Maine undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the Appraisal Institute or have a parent/legal guardian who is a member.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 01

Rising Star in Production Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in pursuing a career in video production. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 01

Betty Rendel Scholarship

This award is for U.S. female college juniors and seniors who are majoring in political science, government, or economics.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  June 01

Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are amateur golfers or plan to pursue a golf-oriented career are eligible for this award.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  June 01

National Pathfinder Scholarship

This award is for U.S. females who are enrolled as college sophomores, juniors, or seniors, or master's students. Recent high school graduates and first-year college students are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  June 01

Estamos Unidos De Pennsylvania Scholarship

U.S. Hispanic high school seniors, GED graduates, and undergraduate college students are eligible for this award. Students must attend an institution in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lancaster, York, Lebanon, or Adams counties in Pennsylvania; students must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher if a high school senior or 3.0 or higher if a college student.

Total: $1000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  June 01

University of Arizona Phi Theta Kappa Award for Non-Arizona Residents

U.S. students who are non-Arizona residents and have been members of Phi Theta Kappa for one or more years are eligible for this award. Students must be planning to transfer to the University of Arizona with 36 or more transferable credits.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  June 01

University of Arizona Phi Theta Kappa Award for Arizona Residents

U.S. students who are Arizona residents and have been members of Phi Theta Kappa for one or more years are eligible for this award. Students must be planning to transfer to the University of Arizona with 36 or more transferable credits.

Total: $5000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  June 01

Morton B. Duggan, Jr. Memorial Education Recognition Award

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are enrolled in an accredited respiratory care training program. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants/nominees are accepted from all states, with preference given to candidates from Georgia and South Carolina.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 01