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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
Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment Scholarship Open Spring & Fall Deadlines Beginning with the spring (January) 2022 semester, high school juniors and seniors may be eligible to receive a scholarship that covers the tuition and fees for their dual credit or dual enrollment courses. To qualify, students must be taking dual credit or dual enrollment courses from a Missouri college or university and meet the eligibility criteri
The Gates Scholarship Open Sept. 15, 2022 The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors.
CNA Scholarship Open Sept. 21, 2022

Our scholarship award amount is $500. The scholarship has the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be accepted into a state-approved Nurse Aide, CNA, or LNA certification program by October 1st.
  • Applicants must be a United States resident and at least 18 years old.
Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award Open Ends January 31, 2023 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. 
Nursing Scholarships Open Various This is a continuously-updated list of scholarships that may be helpful to science majors who hope to pursue nursing. The resource details the names, amounts, due dates, and descriptions of various scholarships that could be of help to prospective and current nursing students.

 
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Open Oct. 12, 2022 Upload a video to TikTok to help us get to know you and your biggest dreams. From academic goals and professional aspirations, to personal dreams.
Voice of Democracy (VFW Scholarships) Open Oct. 31, 2022 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: "Why is the Veteren Important?"
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Open Oct. 31, 2022 Minimum 3.0 GPA.  Nationwide award competition
Infotracer  Open Dec. 31, 2022 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.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Opens  Nov. 3, 2022 Prudential Emerging Visionaries is a national recognition program that awards young people for their innovative solutions to financial and societal challenges in their communities. An Emerging Visionary is a changemaker – a young person with a bold vision for impact and a project to make it happen.
Elk's Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Open

 

 Nov. 14, 2022 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. 
Kure’s College Scholarship

Open 

Nov. 30, 2022 Kure’s College Scholarship awards one $1,000 scholarship twice per year to students who improve their community by completing a business-related process optimization project in Kure.
The Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Opens

 

December 1, 2022 This scholarship is for students in Rural communities. (Not all our H.S. are eligible) 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, 2022 Dec. 1, 2022 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, 2022 Fill out one application for multiple scholarship opportunities.  Must be attending the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Smart Rain Open Dec. 5, 2022 Two scholarships totaling $2,000 will be awarded annually. Each semester, one recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help pay for their educational expenses.
Christina Hixson Opportunity Award Open 

File your FAFSA by Jan. 3, 2022

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 October 2022 December 15, 2022 To support students throughout their academic journeys, Equitable will provide 100 $5,000 annual scholarships that will be renewed to award recipients each academic year for four years, for a total of $20,000 per recipient. The company will also award 100 one-time $2,500 scholarships that can help students to underwrite immediate costs associated with higher education such as tuition, books or room and board.
Burger King Opens Oct. 15, 2021 December 15, 2022 You don't have to be an employee to get this one. 
Top Ten List Scholarship Open December 31, 2022 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, 2022 Design an advertisement to win this 1000.
MENSA Education and Research Foundation Scholarship Opens Sept. 15, 2022

Jan. 15, 2023

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, 2023 For students planning a career in government. An essay and recommendation is required.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest Open Jan. 13, 2023 ($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, 2023 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?
Mediacom World Class Scholarship Opens in the Fall 2022 Feb. 15, 2023 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 Opens in Fall Feb. 1, 2023 Must pursue a degree in Biology, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Fisheries, Ecology, Agriculture, Criminal Justice, or a related field.
Lawyers of Distinction 2022-2023 Scholarship Opens in Fall March 15, 2023 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 Opens in Fall  March 1, 2023 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?'
TRUE EXPERTS EYE SCHOLARSHIP Open March 31, 2023

Applicants will write a 500 word essay answering this question:

“What’s your vision for the future?”

Superpower Scholarship

$2500

Open March 31, 2023

Submit an online written response to the question:

"Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?" (250 words or less)

The Earnest $250,000 Scholarship Fund Opens in Fall March 31, 2023

 Since 2019, we have awarded $625,000 to 135 deserving students through the Earnest Scholarship Fund. We believe we have a responsibility to give back, and so we use a portion of our profits to fund $5,000 scholarships for 50 students across the country.

Benjy Grinberg Scholarship Open April 1, 2023 “Many often find music comforting during difficult times. How has music played an impact in your life and educational journey?“
CNA Scholarship Open April 2, 2023 $500. CNAfreetraining.com will make out a check in the amount of $500 to the accredited certification program the scholarship winner chooses to attend.
$1000 KF&B Scholarship Open  May 1, 2023 KF&B wants to hear your answer to the following question in the form of a 500-word essay:

Who is one person that has inspired you and what characteristics do you admire most about them?
CodeWizardsHQ  Open May 1, 2023 For $2,500 In Up to 600 words answer this prompt, “Beyond needing financial support, why do you deserve this scholarship?”
Interested in attending Northwest Missouri State: Freshman Scholarships Open  Feb. 1, 2023 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).
Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship Open June 1, 2023

Essay Prompt: “How have you given back to your community and what did you learn in the process?”

Super Money's Financial Literacy Scholarship Open July 1, 2023 SuperMoney's mission is to help everyone reach their financial goals. SuperMoney's Financial Literacy Scholarship seeks to celebrate students who share our same mission. Our scholarship program awards $500 to students who want to help Americans improve their financial wellness through innovative financial tools and resources.
New Silver Fintech scholarship Opens in Fall July 31, 2023

Submit a 1000 word essay on this topic: How will blockchain technology influence the real estate industry over the next 3-5 years?