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Getting an early start is always a good idea. If you’re a first-year college student, these scholarships for freshmen can help lower your student debt and help pay for your college fees like tuition, living expenses, books, lab fees, and more. The sooner you start, the less you’ll have to pay back at graduation. Start browsing through our Scholarship Directory for college freshmen now and set yourself up for success. For even more scholarships, be sure to fill out a free ScholarshipExperts profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program – Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award (GSV)

This award is available to Florida high school seniors who plan to attend a participating college or university in Florida. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must earn minimum scores on the ACT, SAT, or PERT. Students must also complete 30 or more hours of community service.

Total: $949

Awards: 882

Deadline: August 31, 2020

“Win Free College Tuition” Sweepstakes

All students who register on NextStepU.com during an eligible drawing period and opt in to Win Free Tuition will qualify.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Goldberg & Osborne Arizona “Don’t Text & Drive” Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Arizona students who are currently attending a college or trade school or who plan to attend for fall 2020. Students must pledge to not text and drive.

Total: $1000

Awards: 12

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Walmart Associate Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have been employed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as an associate for at least six consecutive months. The student must have financial need and be able to prove such need via required documentation.

Total: $195000

Awards: 64

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Strong Roots Scholarship and Essay Contest

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students who possess an interest in community building as demonstrated by their resume and application essay. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Niche No Essay Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international high school and college students enrolled in U.S. academic institutions. Applicants must apply online.

Total: $2000

Awards: 12

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Auto-Pets™ “Out-Of-The-Box-Thinking” Scholarship

This essay contest is open to U.S. students graduating high school or enrolled in college/university (undergraduate and graduate included). Students must submit an essay about a pet innovation idea and how the idea was conceptualized.

Total: $2000

Awards: 3

Deadline: August 31, 2020

GTE Financial Current College Student Scholarship

This scholarship is available for current undergraduate students who are members of GTE Financial in the Tampa Bay area. Students may become members of GTE prior to or during the scholarship application process.

Total: $2500

Awards: 3

Deadline: September 01, 2020

Bryce Thomson Scholarship Fund

Employees of a National Ice Cream Retailers Association member business may apply for this need-based scholarship. Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors, or current college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors.

Total: $1700

Awards: 10

Deadline: September 01, 2020

Tennessee General Assembly Merit Scholarship

This award is available to Tennessee high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in Tennessee. The student must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher and a 1280 or higher SAT (math and critical reading only) or 29 or higher ACT score.

Total: $6000

Awards: 6129

Deadline: September 01, 2020

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