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.

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

Dr. James Watson Fellowship Program

International and U.S. students currently enrolled in their second year of a recognized graduate program of turfgrass science or a related field are eligible for this award. Students must plan to pursue a career in research, instruction, or extension service in a university setting.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 1
2018

Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize

The Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize will be awarded to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have a school address in the United States.

Total: $1000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  October 1
2018

SHRM Graduate Foundation Scholarship

This award is available for current master's degree students who have completed six or more credit hours of course work and are clearly pursuing a degree with an emphasis in HR (human resources) or an HR-related program. The student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and must be a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 1
2018

SHRM Undergraduate Foundation Scholarship

This award is available for current undergraduate students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher who are majoring in human resources. Applicant must have completed at least two semesters of course work in an HR major or HR emphasis area, including at least one human resources management course. The student must also be a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Total: $2500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  October 1
2018

CalCPA Inland Empire Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending colleges/universities located within the CalCPA Inland Empire Chapter's boundaries. Students must have a declared accounting major or emphasis in accounting (if a community college student).

Total: $2000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  October 1
2018

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

This award is open to students who are 8-18 years of age that reside in the United States and have not yet graduated from high school. Students must demonstrate exceptional musical achievement, unmet financial need, academic achievement, and strength of character.

Total: $10000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  October 2
2018

Future U.S. Nurse Scholarship

The Future U.S. Nurse Scholarship is available for U.S. nursing students who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must submit an original video of between 30 and 60 seconds in response to the provided topic.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 5
2018

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

This award is available to U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals who are planning to study abroad. Students must propose a study or research project at a country outside of the U.S. and demonstrate the academic ability and feasibility to pursue the proposed program.

Total: $50000 Awards:  981
Deadline:  October 9
2018

Next Genius Beloit College Scholarship

The Next Genius Beloit College Scholarship is available for high school seniors in India who demonstrate critical thinking, a passion for education, and the desire to create positive changes in the world. Students must attend Beloit College in Minnesota.

Total: $47060 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 10
2018

Next Genius Drew University Scholarship

The Next Genius Drew University Scholarship is available for high school seniors in India who combine critical thinking & problem solving, a passion for education, and the desire to create positive changes in the world.

Total: $48336 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 10
2018

Next Genius Foothill College Scholarship

The Next Genius Foothill College Scholarship is available for high school seniors in India who demonstrate critical thinking, a passion for education, and the desire to create positive changes in the world. Applicants must attend Foothill College in California.

Total: $8391 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 10
2018