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.

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate students who feel passionately about the career and educational path they are pursuing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay about his/her chosen profession.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 31
2018

RN to BSN Challenge

The RN to BSN Challenge is available for undergraduate and graduate level nursing majors who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

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

John S.W. Fargher Jr. Scholarship

This award is for current graduate or undergraduate students who are majoring in industrial engineering, have a grade point average of 3.4 or higher, have a graduation date after May/June 2018, and are members of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers. Students may attend a college in the U.S. or U.S. territories, Canada or Mexico.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 1
2018

Anheuser-Busch/NLF Presidential Scholarship

This award is for U.S. law school students who display a commitment to serve the Asian Pacific American community. Students must be attending an accredited law school at least half-time.

Total: $7500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 3
2018

NAPABA Legal Foundation Scholarship

This award is for U.S. law school students who display a commitment to serve the Asian Pacific American community. Students must be attending an accredited law school at least half-time.

Total: $2000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  September 3
2018

UPS/NLF Gold Mountain Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who are the first in their family to attend law school. Applicants must be committed to serving the needs of Asian Pacific American, demonstrate financial need, and be committed to pro bono or public interest legal work.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 3
2018

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
2018

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 9
2018

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
2018

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
2018

Northern Arizona University International Baccalaureate Scholarship

International students who have completed and received an International Baccalaureate diploma and will be attending Northern Arizona University for the first time are eligible for this award.

Total: $5000 Awards:  50
Deadline:  September 15
2018

Acorn Equality Fund Acorn Scholarship

The Acorn Scholarship is available to LGBT students, allies, and the children of LGBT parents who have a permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area (all counties in Illinois except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will). Applicants must demonstrate service to and advocacy for the LGBT community.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 21
2018