As we enter into the middle of the fall school semester, mid-term exams are popping up and anticipation for Thanksgiving and winter vacations are starting to rise. Some people might not realize that this is also the time to begin seeking free money for next school year. That’s right, many applications are opening up now for scholarships for next year, and some have deadlines as early as October. Get a calendar and make it your “Scholarship Calendar”. Mark deadlines on your calendar and set aside a little extra time a week to work on some scholarships. Here are just a few great scholarships now open or that will open soon.
The Horatio Alger Scholarship Deadline: October 25, 2016
As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. Must be involved in community service activities and show strong financial need.
The Coca-Cola Scholarship Deadline: October 31, 2016
The Coca Cola Scholars Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 28th class in 2016, the Foundation has provided over 5,700 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $60 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
The Latin American Education Fund Scholarship Deadline: November 13, 2016
(Early Deadline: All completed, submitted and qualified applications, received by Oct 31st, 2016 at 11:59 pm, will be entered in to a drawing for a $100 campus bookstore gift card).
The Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF) provides over 100 scholarships every year to Colorado students who identify as Hispanic/Latino or are active in the Hispanic/Latino community. We are proud to be a community resource for youth and families since 1949.
Live your Dream Scholarship Deadline December 15, 2016
You are eligible if you are a woman who:
- Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
- Has financial need.
- Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
- Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
- Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela).
- Does not have a graduate degree.
- Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
- Has a Social Security number or Tax ID number. (This is required for tax purposes and is only necessary if you are a resident of the United States. You will not be asked to share this information unless you have been given an award.)
The CNA Plus Scholarship Deadline: January 2, 2017
Applicant must be enrolled in a state-approved CNA training/certification program with a vocational school, community college, university, technical institution or the Red Cross. Applicant must be a US resident and over the age of 18.
Colorado Daughters of the Revolution Scholarship Deadline: January 15, 2017
Multiple scholarships including:
- Adult Advanced Education Scholarship
- To further the education of any adult, man or woman, whose education was interrupted for at least one year.
- Education must have been interrupted for at least one year and applicant must have returned to a college or university in the past year.
The maximum award is $1,000.00.
- Elementary/Secondary Teacher Education Scholarship
- Awarded to an undergraduate or post graduate student who is majoring in an Elementary or Secondary School Teacher Education, as shown on a transcript or letter from the Dean of acceptance to the program.
- The minimum award is $1,000.00 per year.
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Deadline: January 20, 2017
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors in the United States, where that state has an active JCI Senate program. Each year $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of their choice.
To submit your application package: Dale Hill, 265 Marble Street, Unit 105, Broomfield, CO 80020.
These are just a few of many scholarship opportunities that may be available. For more information, visit your campus scholarship coordinator in the financial aid office. Also be sure to check out our listing of scholarships.