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

Application Available Application Due Date Description / Qualifications Link

The Gates Scholarship


Sept. 15, 2019

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Scholarship Website

BitIRA Scholarship

Open Sept. 30, 2019

Awarding $1,000 to one student. You will write a one-page (typed), personal essay containing specific examples of how cryptocurrency or blockhead could change the world over the next 20 years.

Scholarship Website

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

Open Monthly: Next one ends Sept. 30, 2019 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.  Apply Online

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Open Oct. 17, 2019

What are your future Goals? Your answer could be worth $$$.

Multiple Scholarships Listing

Voice of Democracy (VFW Scholarships)

Open Oct. 31, 2019

To provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express them-selves in regard to democratic ideas and principles. 2017-18 Theme is "What Makes America Great ".

Multiple Scholarships Listing

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation


Oct. 31, 2019

Minimum 3.0 GPA.  Nationwide award competition Apply Online

Stokes Educational Scholarship

Open Oct. 31, 2019 Computer/Electrical Engineer; Computer Science; Cryptanalysis; Information Assurance; Signals Analysis; Business Management; Finance & Accounting Student Program Website

Elk's Most Valuable Student Scholarship


 Nov. 5, 2019

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. 


Scholarship Website

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Open Nov. 5, 2019 Must be currently (or within the past year) involved in volunteer activities. Scholarship Website

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Open November 15, 2019 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.  Apply Online

If you are interested in going to Mizzou


Dec. 1, 2019

Fill out one application for multiple scholarship opportunities.  Must be attending the University of Missouri-Columbia. Apply Online

Christina Hixson Opportunity Award

Open  File your FAFSA by Dec. 01, 2019

This is for Iowa residents looking to go to ISU. It is good for up to $15,000 and might be worth checking out.


AXA Achievement Scholarship
Open December 15, 2019

The AXA Achievementsm 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. 

Scholarship Website

Burger King

Open December 15, 2019 You don't have to be an employee to get this one.  Apply Online

Comedy Defensive Driving School

Open December 31, 2019 Design an advertisement to win this 1000. Apply Online

MENSA Education and Research Foundation Scholarship


Opens Sept. 15 -Jan. 15, 2020

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 $$$.  Scholarship Website

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

Open Jan. 15, 2020 For students planning a career in government. An essay and recommendation is required. Scholarship Website

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Open Jan. 17, 2020 ($10,000 for 1st place) Nationwide essay contest for scholarship money.  Additional details and requirements are available on the scholarship website. Apply Online

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation

Open January 24,2020 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  Scholarship Application

Strayer-Rairden Scholarship

Open January 31, 2020 If you are in Iowa & Interested in Physics and Astronomy... Check out the Strayer-Rairden Scholarship. This one is based on merit.  Scholarship Application

Mediacom World Class Scholarship

Opens in the Fall 2019 check again soon This $1000 scholarship asks for an essay, transcripts and recommendations.  Application

Missouri Soil & Water Conservation Society




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.

Conservation Foundation of Missouri Natural Resource Scholarship

Missouri Conservation Agents Association Scholarship


Feb. 1, 2020

Must pursue a degree in Biology, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Fisheries, Ecology, Agriculture, Criminal Justice, or a related field. Scholarship Website