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Are you a college undergrad? Sifting through scholarships can require strategic planning, diligent research, and effective communication. By taking a proactive approach and leveraging available resources, you can increase your likelihood of securing scholarships to support your educational journey in 2024 and beyond. Let's take a look at scholarship options for college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students!

Brandon Wong & Associates Difference Makers Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
May 27, 2024 Deadline

Brandon Wong & Associates is a San Antonio-based family law firm founded on the principles of hard work and quality of representation. As a firm that practices exclusively in the area of family law, we have accumulated the depth of experience necessary to handle everything from a straightforward, uncontested divorce to high-conflict cases involving multiple contested issues, as well as high-asset matters where complex property division issues need to be addressed. With our experience representing clients from all walks of life, we can address unique concerns related to issues such as military divorce, spousal support, or business valuations.
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Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship

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Award Amount
$5,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
5 Awards
Scholarship Deadline
May 29, 2024 Deadline

At Kanoski Bresney, we have over 40 years of experience representing injury victims throughout central Illinois, and we have obtained more than $400 million for our clients in personal injury and workers' compensation cases. Write a 1,000-word essay about your experiences with distracted driving and your ideas for prevention and awareness among young drivers. Submit the essay along with an academic transcript, contact information, and a professional headshot using the form on our scholarship page.
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The Vipin Agrawal Memorial Scholarship fund

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Award Amount
$8,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
4 Awards
Scholarship Deadline
May 30, 2024 Deadline

The Vipin Agrawal Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students from low-income and immigrant backgrounds. In order to create diversity in the industry and spark new innovations, it is important to platform diverse undergraduate students.
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Done With Distracted Driving Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

An overwhelming number of serious and fatal vehicular accidents are caused by distracted driving. Despite knowing better, drivers continue to reach for their phones while driving. Today, there are applications on our phones that can detect this and warn drivers that using the app while driving is dangerous. There are even some apps that will not allow cell phones to operate until the vehicle has come to a stop. Why is it that people feel an obligation to respond to notifications, text messages or phone calls while driving, even after knowing the risks? As personal injury lawyers, Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers is passionate about decreasing the number of distracted driving accidents. We see firsthand the effects that these accidents have on individuals and oftentimes how life-changing injuries sustained can be. In addition to working with those who have been in car accidents, this cause for awareness is very near and dear to our hearts as well. The firm’s founder, Jon Ostroff, is acquainted with the founder of End Distracted Driving, an organization whose mission is to save lives from distracted driving through advocacy, education, and action. It is our hope that we can all work together to make a significant impact on this generation’s outlook on distracted driving. This is why Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers created the Done with Distracted Driving Scholarship. We wanted to hear from students about realistic ways we can work to put a stop to this dangerous behavior and habit.
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The David Malcolm Scholarship

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Award Amount
$2,500 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

The David Malcolm Scholarship is for students who have overcome obstacles to educational achievement – personal, family, demographic or situational – and require help to continue on the path to success. Eligible applicants are high school seniors or college students who have already shown perseverance in pursuing a college degree. They will clearly show how this scholarship will make a difference in realizing success.
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Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship

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Award Amount
$200 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are rapidly changing the world. From new medical breakthroughs to innovative technologies, STEM is at the forefront of human progress. At Wiingy, we aim to inspire, empower, and provide opportunities for young innovative minds in STEM. This scholarship is designed for students with a passion for STEM. It is available to all students, regardless of whether they are considering majoring in STEM or are already on the path to a career in STEM. It’s open to students studying a range of STEM subjects, including but not limited to chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, computer science, environmental science, engineering, statistics, aerospace, artificial intelligence, and many more.
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Fifth Month Scholarship

Award Amount
$1,500 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 14 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2026) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.
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Momentum Education: College Fellowship Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,600 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
200 Awards
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

Our mission is to provide mentorship and enrichment services to ensure first-generation, low-income students get to and through post-secondary education and into the workforce.
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Healthy Communities Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

Patrick Woolley is passionate about the development of healthy communities. By using sustainable resources and food-access programs, cities and counties across the country can provide nutrition and activities to foster vibrant and growing communities. Uniquely motivated people are critical to local health initiatives like access to clean water or opportunities in community-level sports and outdoor events. As a former collegiate baseball player who maintains an active passion for the game, he has personally devoted ample time and energy to these issues. He constantly strives to create pathways for others to do the same. That is why Attorney Woolley has created the Healthy Communities Scholarship. He hopes to help students pursue their educational goals and lighten their financial burden through this scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who encourages sustainable and local health initiatives in their community. We are looking for students to write a 500-word statement on how they are working to better their communities and homes. One student will be selected for this award. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2024.
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Triumph Through Family Adversity Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

It takes a lot of strength, resilience, and determination in order to endure the challenges and hardships that come with caring for an injured family member. Many are put in the position of caretaker, chauffeur, scheduler, and advocate in order to serve their loved ones’ best interests. These efforts deserve to be recognized, which is why we are proud to announce our Triumph Through Family Adversity scholarship. This scholarship is meant to offer students an opportunity to manage the financial hardship associated with their educational pursuits so that they can remain committed both to their studies and the needs of their family. By sharing your story, you may be able to win $1000 to go towards your education. To apply for this opportunity before May 31, 2024, visit the scholarship page on our website.
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The Bayar Fellowship

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Award Amount
$8,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
8 Awards
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

The Bayar Fellowship, established in 2020, is dedicated to finding, developing, and supporting the next generation of leaders. We aim to empower high school students from marginalized communities and low income backgrounds by providing them with the fundamental tools necessary to become leaders in their communities.
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Amy G Law Firm Access to Education Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

The attorneys of the Amy G Injury Firm believe everyone is entitled to an equal opportunity to create a better future for themselves, their families, and society as a whole. It is a difficult reality that many individuals face circumstances that put them at a disadvantage in obtaining their goals. Our firm is devoted to working hard to give the voiceless a voice and to equal the playing field. Consistent with this philosophy, the Amy G Injury Firm has proudly established the Access to Education Scholarship. An award of $1,000 will be presented each year to the applicant who offers the most innovative and thought-provoking ideas for expanding access to higher education and a strong articulation as to why they believe that objective is so critically important to the future of our nation and the world.
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Robert Wilkos Aviation Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

This scholarship, offering a $1000 award, is dedicated to supporting undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about education and, ideally, have an interest in the private aviation sector. Reflecting Robert’s commitment to nurturing future talent, the scholarship encourages applicants to engage in thoughtful self-reflection through essay writing. This endeavor not only offers financial support but also aligns with Robert’s dedication to inspiring the next generation in the field of aviation.
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Christian Connector $5,000 Christian College Scholarship

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Award Amount
$5,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

Complete the form to receive information from Christian colleges and enter the $5,000 Christian college scholarship drawing. The Christian Connector, as well as those schools that you request information from, will receive your information so they can respond and meet your information request. After completing this form and reviewing your schools of interest, you may also take advantage of the Christian College Scholarship Search. Students must be at least 13 years old to complete our forms.
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CouragetoGrow.com Scholarship

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Award Amount
$6,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
12 Awards
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

The CouragetoGrow.com Scholarship is available for U.S. high school juniors, seniors or college students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who submit an essay in 250 words or less about the topic located on the application form.
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Smart Saving Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

At the Gillman Bruton Capone Law Group, we understand the importance of financial stability. Through the Smart Saving Scholarship, we will reward one individual who has developed smart saving habits with $1,000 towards their education. Personal finance curriculum in public schools needs improvement. Most students go through high school without learning how to budget and save for the real world. Many young adults struggle with this, making their adjustment difficult to adulthood. Talking about finance, budgeting, and saving earlier is beneficial, leading to more people understanding the system and how to protect themselves. Still, the most challenging part after learning how is putting lessons into practice. We admire anyone’s ability to set aside everyday temptations and focus on planning their future, especially financially. This is why we started the Smart Saving Scholarship. Through this scholarship, we would like to raise awareness of the importance of saving and budgeting and the practice of passing those lessons down to children. The Smart Saving Scholarship is intended to award a student who has learned the importance of saving and has come up with practical ways of saving in their daily life. Students are invited to share how they learned financial responsibility and any tips they would pass on to younger generations.
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Ability Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2024 Deadline

At Solution Now Law Firm, we believe in the ability of everyone to achieve their goals. Car accident victims, post-combat veterans, and other affected individuals may doubt their abilities, but the right environment and support system can help them move forward. Working in injury law, we have seen the hurdles people with a disability face, but we continue to be inspired by those who use their disability as a strength. For that reason, we are proud to announce our Ability Scholarship!
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James Kennedy Law One Tough Student Scholarship

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Award Amount
$2,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
2 Awards
Scholarship Deadline
Jun 5, 2024 Deadline

At James Kennedy Law, we help our clients put up a tough fight against drunk drivers and other negligent parties who are responsible for their injuries. We know that it takes strength and resolve to overcome the effects of an accident with a drunk driver. With our One Tough Student Scholarship, we want to support college students who have been impacted by drunk driving and who want to join the fight against drunk driving in our society. Each semester, we offer two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to students in need. The funds can be used for tuition and other educational expenses at a college or university anywhere in the United States. Contact our scholarship team via email at [email protected].
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Collins Rupp, P.C. Moving Forward Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
Jun 5, 2024 Deadline

The team at Collins Rupp, P.C. is proud to provide clients with energetic and aggressive representation for a wide variety of criminal defense matters, including DUI cases. Logan Collins has dedicated his entire adult life to honing his remarkable negotiating skills, first as a salesman in the automobile industry, then as an attorney, and Joseph Rupp pursued the legal field following a 27-year career in the Marines. Students ready to apply for the Moving Forward Scholarship should submit the following information on the scholarship form at the bottom of this page: Proof of enrollment (unofficial academic transcript, acceptance letter, letter of admittance); Contact information; and an essay of 500-1000 words answering the provided prompt.
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Schwartz Injury Law Perseverance Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
Jun 10, 2024 Deadline

Schwartz Injury Law is a personal injury firm located in Orland Park, Illinois serving individuals and families who have been injured in serious and negligent accidents. Students must submit their contact information, proof of enrollment, and a professional headshot. Additionally, an application must include an original essay of 500-1000 words addressing the provided essay prompt.
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The Behan Law Group Military Veteran Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
Jun 10, 2024 Deadline

The Behan Law Group, P.L.L.C. provides strong DUI and criminal defense representation. Our firm brings together knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced attorneys and other legal professionals to successfully serve our clients. Student must submit an essay of 500 to 1000 words on the following prompt: How has your experience as a Veteran or the child of a Veteran influenced your academic and career goals? How do you plan to use your education to make a positive impact in your community?" With the essay, student will also need to submit their most recent academic transcript, proof of military service for themselves or parent, a professional headshot, and contact information (name, address, phone number, email address).
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Justice in Family Law Scholarship

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Award Amount
$1,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
Jun 12, 2024 Deadline

At The Law Office of George J. Skuros, we have over 30 years of legal experience, and we have dedicated our practice to serving the needs of families in Chicago, Cook County, and the surrounding areas. Using the form on our scholarship page, submit your essay, your current academic transcript, a professional headshot of yourself, and contact information.
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Atlas Shrugged novel Essay Contest

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Award Amount
$25,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
9 Awards
Scholarship Deadline
Jun 14, 2024 Deadline

Howard Roark. John Galt. Dagny Taggart. Hank Rearden. The heroes of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged are famous because they’re unique. Rand’s stories, full of drama and intrigue, portray businessmen, inventors, architects, workers and scientists as noble, passionate figures. Where else will you find an inventor who must rediscover the word “I,” a young woman who defies a nation embracing communism, or an industrialist who must disguise himself as a playboy? A philosopher-pirate? An architect who is fiercely selfish yet enormously benevolent? A man who vows to stop the motor of the world — and does? In creating her novels, Rand sought to make real her exalted view of man and of life — “like a beacon,” she wrote, “raised over the dark crossroads of the world, saying ‘This is possible.’” For millions of readers, the experience of entering Rand’s universe proves unforgettable.
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Creativity Leads to Success Scholarship

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Award Amount
$5,000 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
3 Awards
Scholarship Deadline
Jun 15, 2024 Deadline

1. ELIGIBILITY: Dixie Belle Paint Co. Scholarship contest is open to US citizens who are 18 years or older. Students must be attending college or grad school by Fall 2024. Current employees, officers, directors and agents of Sponsor and its related companies and members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, siblings and children) and persons residing at the same address are not eligible to win. Void where prohibited. 2. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, beginning October 31, 2023, submit a complete scholarship Application online at the Sponsor’s Website no later than June 15, 2024 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Limit one (1) Application per person. Application must include name and contact information, background details, academic details, and a short original, previously unpublished written response to the following topic, “How has creativity helped you in problem solving?” (500 words or less). Your written response must be written in English, with correct spelling and grammar. No substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will be accepted once you have submitted your original Application. Written responses that are obscene, pornographic, libelous or otherwise objectionable will be disqualified. All Applications become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, or unintelligible Applications. By submitting an Application, you fully and unconditionally accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. 3. SELECTION OF FINALISTS: A qualified panel of judges will identify finalists on behalf of the Sponsor. Finalists will be notified on or about August 15, 2024. Sponsor is looking for eligible FINALISTS who follow directions and submit Applications that are well-written and clearly and creatively address the topics described above. Answers will be evaluated in the following proportions: writing ability (25%), creativity (25%), originality (25%), and overall excellence (25%). In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be in favor or the Applicant with the higher score for overall excellence. The finalists will be notified by e-mail.
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Satrix Saves The Seas Scholarship

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Award Amount
$250 Award Amount
Total Award Amount
1 Award
Scholarship Deadline
Jun 15, 2024 Deadline

The Satrix Saves The Seas Scholarship is a prestigious award aimed at supporting and encouraging students who are passionate about the field of life sciences and its applications to water conservation. This scholarship recognizes water's critical role in sustaining life and ecosystems and seeks to foster innovative solutions and advancements in this area. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in accredited universities or colleges, majoring in any discipline within the life sciences, including but not limited to biology, ecology, environmental science, biochemistry, and hydrology. Applicants should demonstrate a strong academic record, a genuine interest in water conservation, and a commitment to positively impacting this crucial field. Successful applicants will receive $250 in financial support to further their education and gain recognition for their dedication to water conservation. The scholarship award can be used to cover tuition fees, textbooks, research expenses, or any other educational costs.
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EXPERT INSIGHT Undergraduate students should absolutely continue investing time to search for scholarships. The majority of scholarships are one-time awards and students need to consider how they will continue paying for school. Also, a college can change the cost of tuition and fees or the federal government and state legislatures can change their formulas for awarding grants and merit aid, leaving students with an unexpected deficit. Outside of looking for scholarships exclusively reserved for college students, undergraduates can also have advantages competing against high school students because they have proven they can persist as successful college students.
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As the cost of higher education rises, securing financial aid through scholarships remains essential for many undergraduates. In 2024, scholarship opportunities cater to students from various backgrounds, academic disciplines, and personal circumstances. From merit-based awards recognizing academic excellence to need-based scholarships, you’ve got plenty of opportunities available to you!

In recent years, scholarship providers have shown a growing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, reflected in the expansion of scholarships targeting underrepresented minorities. Additionally, there has been a surge in scholarships focused on specific academic levels. This article explores the current landscape of scholarships for undergraduates in 2024, highlighting scholarships for each year of college. Let’s dive in!

What Are Scholarships for Undergraduate Students?

Scholarships for undergraduate students are financial awards granted to individuals pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a college or university. Unlike loans, scholarships do not need to be repaid, making them an attractive option for students seeking to offset the high costs associated with higher education. 

Undergraduate scholarships serve as a vital resource for making higher education more accessible, equitable, and affordable. They can come from a variety of sources, including academic institutions, government agencies, private organizations, corporations, foundations, and individual donors.

Scholarships for undergraduates can be classified into various categories based on their eligibility criteria, such as:

  • Merit-based scholarships recognize academic achievement, leadership qualities, extracurricular involvement, and other accomplishments. 
  • Need-based scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need, as determined by factors such as family income, assets, and household size.
  • Demographic-based scholarships target specific groups of students, such as minorities, women, veterans, first-generation college students, or individuals with disabilities, aiming to promote diversity and equity in higher education.
  • Field of study-based scholarships focus on particular academic disciplines, majors, or career paths, encouraging students to pursue education in areas of critical need or emerging fields. 
  • Special circumstance-based scholarships address unique challenges or experiences, such as overcoming adversity, facing medical hardships, or being impacted by natural disasters.

Scholarships for College Freshman

Scholarships for college freshmen are specifically tailored financial awards designed to support students entering their first year of undergraduate studies at a college or university. These scholarships play a crucial role in easing the financial burden you may face during your first year of college so you can pursue your academic aspirations without the worry of excessive debt. 

For college freshmen, scholarships can provide not only financial assistance but also opportunities for personal and professional growth. The proliferation of online education and digital platforms has facilitated the emergence of virtual scholarships, enabling you to access funding opportunities from anywhere in the world. 

Additionally, scholarships for college freshmen may target specific demographics or academic interests, such as minority groups, first-generation college students, STEM majors, or students pursuing careers in high-demand fields. By offering tailored support and resources to incoming freshmen, these scholarships help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within higher education and prepare students for success both during their college years and beyond.

Scholarships for College Sophomores

Entering the sophomore year of college marks a pivotal stage in your academic journey. At this time, you’ll begin acclimating to the rigors of higher education while still exploring your interests and aspirations. Scholarships for college sophomores recognize this stage as a crucial period of growth and development, offering support that goes beyond the initial transition into undergraduate studies.

Unlike scholarships for incoming freshmen, which often emphasize academic achievements and potential, scholarships for college sophomores may take a more holistic approach, focusing on demonstrated progress, leadership qualities, and a commitment to personal and intellectual exploration. 

These scholarships aim to foster a sense of continuity and momentum in your educational paths, encouraging you to delve deeper into your chosen fields of study, engage in meaningful extracurricular activities, and pursue opportunities for self-discovery and growth.

Scholarships for college sophomores may emphasize experiential learning, internships, research projects, or study abroad opportunities, recognizing the value of hands-on experiences in shaping your academic and professional trajectories. By providing financial support for these transformative experiences, these scholarships empower you to broaden your horizons and expand your skills.

By investing in the development of sophomores, scholarship providers contribute to the cultivation of well-rounded, socially responsible individuals prepared to make meaningful contributions to their communities and the wider world.

Scholarships for College Juniors

As you approach the midpoint of your undergraduate journey, scholarships tailored for this stage take on a distinct focus, centering on professional preparation and career readiness. Unlike scholarships for freshmen and sophomores, which may prioritize academic potential and exploration, scholarships for college juniors aim to equip you with the skills, experiences, and resources needed to transition successfully into the workforce or pursue advanced studies upon graduation.

Scholarships for college juniors often emphasize internships, co-op programs, research opportunities, and other experiential learning experiences that provide practical exposure to their chosen fields of interest. By supporting hands-on learning outside the classroom, these scholarships enable juniors to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world settings, develop industry-specific skills, and build professional networks critical for future career success.

Scholarships for college juniors often target specific career pathways or industries, offering funding and mentorship to students pursuing careers in fields such as STEM, business, healthcare, education, or the arts. By aligning scholarship support with your professional aspirations, these programs empower you to make informed decisions about your career path, overcome barriers to entry, and position yourself competitively in the job market.

These scholarships may also provide financial assistance for graduate school preparation, including exam fees, application costs, and graduate school entrance exams. Recognizing that many juniors are considering further education to enhance their career prospects, these scholarships aim to alleviate the financial burden associated with graduate school applications and empower students to pursue advanced degrees without undue financial strain.

Scholarships for College Seniors

As you embark on the final leg of your undergraduate journey, scholarships tailored for this pivotal stage serve a distinct purpose: bridging the transition from academic life to post-college success. Unlike scholarships for earlier years, scholarships for college seniors address the unique challenges and opportunities associated with your transition to the next phase of life.

College senior scholarships often emphasize professional development, career advancement, and post-graduation planning, offering financial support for activities such as job interviews, graduate school applications, professional certifications, or relocation expenses. By easing the financial burden of these transitional steps, scholarships for college seniors enable you to focus on your academic and career goals without being hindered by financial constraints.

Scholarships for college seniors may prioritize initiatives that foster resilience, adaptability, and leadership skills essential for navigating the complexities of the post-graduation landscape. Whether through leadership programs, entrepreneurship initiatives, or community engagement projects, these scholarships aim to empower you to become proactive agents of change in your community and profession.

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Scholarships for transfer students offer a unique opportunity to support individuals who have transitioned from one institution to another during their undergraduate education. Unlike scholarships for traditional incoming freshmen, scholarships for transfer students aim to facilitate a seamless adjustment from one institution to the next.

These scholarships often prioritize factors such as academic excellence, leadership potential, and community involvement, acknowledging the achievements and contributions transfer students make within and outside the classroom. By providing financial assistance and recognition to transfer students, these scholarships help alleviate the financial burden of transferring and empower students to focus on their academic pursuits and goals.

Scholarships for transfer students may also address the specific challenges and barriers faced by individuals transitioning from one academic environment to another. Whether adjusting to new academic requirements, navigating campus resources, or building social connections, transfer students often encounter unique obstacles that can impact their academic success. 

Scholarships may provide support services, mentorship programs, or networking opportunities to ensure students have the resources they need to thrive in their new academic setting.

Community College Scholarships

Are you considering attending community college before transferring to a college or university? Community college scholarships play a vital role in promoting access to higher education and helping students pursue associate degrees. Unlike scholarships targeting traditional four-year institutions, community college scholarships recognize the unique role and contributions of two-year colleges in providing affordable, accessible education to diverse student populations.

These scholarships often prioritize factors such as academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement, reflecting the diverse backgrounds and aspirations of community college students. By providing financial assistance and recognition to community college students, these scholarships help alleviate the financial barriers to higher education and empower you to pursue your academic goals.

Community college scholarships may also emphasize the value of career and technical education (CTE), workforce development, and skills training programs offered by community colleges. Recognizing the importance of these pathways in preparing students for careers in high-demand fields, scholarships may support initiatives such as apprenticeships, internships, or industry certifications, ensuring that you have the skills and qualifications you need to succeed in the workforce.

Scholarships for College Students

Scholarships for college students can go beyond covering tuition fees; they may also provide funding for textbooks, technology, housing, or transportation, alleviating the financial burden of college and allowing you to fully engage in your academic pursuits. Scholarships for college students may also offer mentorship programs, networking opportunities, or professional development workshops, empowering you with the skills, connections, and confidence you need in college and beyond.

Scholarships for college students may prioritize initiatives that foster personal growth, well-being, and community engagement. Whether through wellness programs, leadership development initiatives, or service-learning opportunities, these scholarships aim to nurture your overall well-being and sense of belonging within the campus community.

10 Scholarships for Undergraduate Students in 2024

There are hundreds of scholarship opportunities waiting for you. But if you’re looking for some help getting started, here are 10 specific scholarships for college students that you should apply for today! 

  1. Davidson Fellows Award 
  2. Coca-Cola Scholarship 
  3. Nitro College Student Scholarship 
  4. Dell Scholars Program 
  5. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program 
  6. Collegiate Inventors Competition 
  7. Saint Mary’s College of California Transfer Honors at Entrance Scholarship 
  8. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program 
  9. Columbia College of Missouri Presidential Scholarship 
  10. Vocational and Trade School Scholarships 

How to Apply for Undergrad Scholarships

The process of applying for college scholarships might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. By taking the time to understand the basics and following a few simple steps, you could put yourself in a stronger position to earn financial aid for your education. Here are some tips:

  • First, it’s important to start early. Many scholarships have deadlines that fall well before the start of the school year, so it’s important to get a head start on your applications. 
  • Second, be sure to read all of the instructions carefully. Each scholarship may have different eligibility requirements, so it’s important to make sure you meet all of the requirements before applying. 
  • Third, be sure to proofread your application thoroughly before submitting it. Typos and grammatical errors might give the impression that you’re not taking the process seriously, which could hurt your chances of being awarded a scholarship. 

Following these simple steps may help you navigate the scholarship process and increase your chances of being awarded money for your education.

To Be Eligible for Undergrad Scholarships, What GPA Is Required?

To be eligible for a college scholarship, the required GPA will vary depending on the scholarship. However, many scholarships require a minimum GPA of 3.0. There are some scholarships that have a higher GPA requirement, such as the National Merit Scholarship, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.5. 

There are also some scholarships and grants that have a lower GPA requirement, such as the Pell Grant, which only requires a minimum GPA of 2.0. When you apply for the Pell Grant and other grants, be sure to fill out your FAFSA. In general, the higher the GPA requirement, the more competitive the scholarship or grant may be. Always check the requirements for each scholarship you are interested in before applying. 

When Should I Apply for Scholarships?

There’s no time like now to apply for scholarships! The earlier you start, the better your chances often are of securing funding for your education. And with Unigo, it’s easy to find scholarships that match your unique talents and interests. 

Just create a profile and take our Scholarship Match quiz, and we’ll provide you with a list of scholarships that are perfect for you. So what are you waiting for? Start your scholarship search today!

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Community College Scholarships

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Total Amount Awarded
$169M Total Amount Awarded
Award Amount
85,344 Awards

Community colleges are a great way to start school near home and with the lowest possible costs. There are also a variety of institutional and outside scholarship awards that can help to reduce tuition even further. Click here to learn more about scholarships available for students at community colleges across the country!

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Scholarships for College Freshmen

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Total Amount Awarded
$3B Total Amount Awarded
Award Amount
963,933 Awards

Start out your college freshman year on a high note — with low (or even no) debt! In their first year alone, college freshmen have access to hundreds of scholarships to help pay for school and cover the costs of tuition. Get started now and apply to these scholarships today!

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Scholarships for College Juniors

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Total Amount Awarded
$2B Total Amount Awarded
Award Amount
614,342 Awards

Third-year college students should know that there are still scholarships available! By applying before graduation, you can help bring down your student debt and put that first job's paycheck into the bank instead of paying off loans. Check out our list of scholarships for college juniors and apply today.

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Scholarships for College Seniors

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Total Amount Awarded
$2B Total Amount Awarded
Award Amount
618,610 Awards

You’re just one year, or less, away from finally earning that bachelor’s degree and starting a career! It’s probably also that time you see your final expenses starting to add up, so why not help pay for college with free money? Apply to these scholarships for college seniors before it’s too late!

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Scholarships for College Sophomores in 2024

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Total Amount Awarded
$2B Total Amount Awarded
Award Amount
616,706 Awards

You’ve made it through your first year of college and are beginning to get the hang of things. You may be focusing on what core classes to take and your future career, but don’t let applying for scholarships slip off your sophomore to-do list! Check out these scholarships for college sophomores and apply today!

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Scholarships for College Students

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Total Amount Awarded
$85M Total Amount Awarded
Award Amount
8,012 Awards

Once you're accepted to and enrolled in to a college or university, it's not too late to keep looking for scholarships! Financial aid opportunities are available for students of all types and all levels of study, and we've got a thorough list of those scholarships right here! Click here to browse our collection of scholarships for college students and learn more about how you can apply.

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Scholarships for Transfer Students

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Total Amount Awarded
$33M Total Amount Awarded
Award Amount
7,305 Awards

More than a third of college students will transfer to a new school at some point during their undergraduate studies, and the good news is that there are a variety of scholarships available just for them. Click here to learn more about the transfer scholarships currently being offered by universities, community foundations, and other charitable organizations!

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