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The following are college scholarships that as Upward Bound Math/Science students, you may be eligible to qualify for:

Award Application Available Application Due Date Description / Qualifications
The Gates Scholarship Open Sept. 15, 2021 The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors.
Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award Open Ends January 31, 2022 Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 11 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $10,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses. 
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Open Sept. 2021 TBD What are your future Goals? Your answer could be worth $$$.
Voice of Democracy (VFW Scholarships) Open Oct. 31, 2021 To provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express them-selves in regard to democratic ideas and principles. The 2021-22 theme is:  America: Where do we go from here?
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Opens Aug. 1, 2021 Oct. 31, 2021 Minimum 3.0 GPA.  Nationwide award competition
Infotracer  Open Oct. 31, 2021 InfoTracer offers a great service to consumers, but we also care about community involvement. We are offering eligible students the opportunity to win $1,000 in scholarship money.
Stokes Educational Scholarship Open Oct. 31, 2021 Computer/Electrical Engineer; Computer Science; Cryptanalysis; Information Assurance; Signals Analysis; Business Management; Finance & Accounting
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Opens in Fall Nov. 10, 2021 Must be currently (or within the past year) involved in volunteer activities.
Elk's Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Opens

Aug. 2, 2021

 Nov. 15, 2021 All students are eligible.  Scholarships are awarded at the local, state, and national levels. There are 500 four-year scholarships available ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. 
The Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Opens

Sept. 1, 2021

December 1, 2021 This scholarship is for students in Rural communities. It is good for up to $48,000. There are quite a few requirements, but a lot of benefits as well! Check to see if you qualify. 
Dell Scholars program Opens Oct. 1, 2021 Dec. 1, 2021 The Dell Scholars program places greater emphasis on your determination to succeed than your academic record and test scores. We strongly believe being adequately prepared for college also empowers you to achieve your dreams.
If you are interested in going to Mizzou Open Dec. 1, 2021 Fill out one application for multiple scholarship opportunities.  Must be attending the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Christina Hixson Opportunity Award Open  File your FAFSA by Dec. 01, 2021 This is for Iowa residents looking to go to ISU. It is good for up to $15,000 and might be worth checking out.
Equitable Excellence SM Scholarship Opens Sept. 1, 2021 December 15, 2021 The AXA Achievements Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. 
Burger King Opens Oct. 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 You don't have to be an employee to get this one. 
Top Ten List Scholarship Open December 31, 2021 Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count. Need a number one reason to apply? How about the chance to win a $1,500 scholarship?  
Comedy Defensive Driving School Opens in Fall December 31, 2021 Design an advertisement to win this 1000.
MENSA Education and Research Foundation Scholarship Opens Sept. 15, 2021

Jan. 15, 2022

All students are eligible.  A 550 word essay describing your career and academic goals is required. There are several scholarship opportunities on this site and a lot of $$$. 
Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Open Jan. 15, 2022 For students planning a career in government. An essay and recommendation is required.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest Open Jan. 14, 2022 ($10,000 for 1st place) Nationwide essay contest for scholarship money.  Additional details and requirements are available on the scholarship website.
Hallie Gay Bagley Giving Scholarship Opens in Fall Jan. 15, 2022 Please answer the following question in the form of a 500-word essay:  Why does authenticity matter in the personal statement for college admissions and college fit?
Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation Opens Aug. 2021 January 22,2022 Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education 
Strayer-Rairden Scholarship Open January 31, 2022 If you are in from Iowa, going to IU & Interested in Physics and Astronomy... Check out the Strayer-Rairden Scholarship. This one is based on merit. 
Mediacom World Class Scholarship Opens in the Fall 2021 check again soon This $1000 scholarship asks for an essay, transcripts and recommendations. 
Cybersecurity Scholarships Open Various This guide is designed to help students and those interested in learning more about potential cybersecurity scholarships. The guide includes information related to the kinds of scholarships available to cybersecurity students, where to look for scholarships, and what is required to be eligible for scholarships.
Missouri Soil & Water Conservation Society Open  Various There are several Scholarship and Grant applications here. If you are thinking about something in this field, definitely check this out. Some are for H.S. students and others for undergraduates. Pay attention to that.
Missouri Conservation Agents Association Scholarship Open Feb. 1, 2022 Must pursue a degree in Biology, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Fisheries, Ecology, Agriculture, Criminal Justice, or a related field.
Lawyers of Distinction 2021-2022 Scholarship Opens in Fall March 1, 2022 The Lawyers of Distinction Scholarship was founded to help college students achieve their dreams without having to worry about the financial burden of whether or not they will be able to afford school.

Write a 600-word essay answering the question, “Describe a time when you made a significant contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Please discuss the challenges and rewards involved with your contribution.”
The Sam Haskell Scholarship Open  March 1, 2022 Sam Haskell believes that with hard work and dedication, dreams do come true. He also believes that one must stay true to themselves. To enter this scholarship, please share in 500 words or less:
'What early life experience has most contributed to who you are today, and how will that help you succeed in higher education?'
David Ebrahimzadeh Scholarship Open  March 31, 2022 The scholarship is ideally meant for someone who is passionate about real estate, but it is open to any student in any major/field of study. To get this $1000 scholarship please prepare a 500-word essay that answers the following prompt.You have made a choice to obtain higher education. Has your outlook on owning real estate in the future changed while on this journey? Why or why not?
Benjy Grinberg Scholarship Open April 1, 2022 “Many often find music comforting during difficult times. How has music played an impact in your life and educational journey?“
$1000 KF&B Scholarship Open  May 1, 2022 KF&B wants to hear your answer to the following question in the form of a 500-word essay:

“What is one problem the world faces that you would like to take on, help change and how do you propose doing so?”
Interested in attending Northwest Missouri State: Freshman Scholarships Open  May 1, 2022 Northwest offers a wide variety of scholarships for first-time students.  Please look through all these pages to see what you're eligible for (for instance, scholarships for your intended major, or for scholarships from your hometown).
Super Money"s Financial Literacy Scholarship Opens in the Fall   July 1, 2022 What financial topic or statistic motivates you to help the average American improve their financial health?
ClearPath Lending Scholarship Opens in Fall  July 31, 2022

ClearPath Lending wants to hear your answer to the following question in the form of a 600-word essay:

"Do you think owning a home is important? Why or why not?"

My Slumber Yard $1,500 Opens in Fall  August 13, 2022 What is your ultimate goal or dream job? What are the steps you are taking to achieve your goals?