Army ROTC (for Historically Black Colleges). For students looking to enroll at a HBCU and in Army ROTC. The award amount is up to full tuition. Applicant must have a minimum 920 on SAT or 19 ACT score. The deadline is November 15.

Beinecke Scholarship

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships. A major competition with hundreds of awards going to “scholars” with academic leadership and talent. The award amount is from $4,000 to $20,000. You can apply online. The deadline is October 31.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute


Gates Millennium Scholarship. The Gates Millennium Scholarship promotes academic excellence and provides an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need. The scholarship covers room, board, and tuition for 1,000 high school students each year. See website for deadlines.

Gates Scholarship

Goldwater Scholarships

Harry S. Truman Scholarship. One of our most prestigious scholarships, shaped for students who intend to pursue a career in public service or government. Graduate study should be a goal, with a portion of the funds directed there. Must be at least a junior, and your college must nominate you. A nomination package must be created. The awards can reach as high as $30,000 over the years. Generally, about 80 students are selected. Deadline is February 1.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Jackie Robinson Foundation. This award is for $6,000 per year. There are usually about 100 winners. It is a renewable scholarship. Academic merit, leadership, community service, and other fields are taken into consideration. Deadline is usually in April.

James Madison Fellowships

Mellon Fellowship

NCAA. The major sports association for student-athletes. Awards are given in sports categories in amounts from $3000 to $12,500. Awards are also available for sports-related study (like sports journalism). Deadlines vary, as do the number of awards each year.

Posse Foundation Scholarship. This four-year, full-tuition scholarship identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. It is provided by BU in partnership with the Posse Foundation.

Rhodes Scholarships

Ron Brown Scholar Program. Awarded for leadership, community service, and other fields, this is one of our most prestigious scholarships and is therefore very competitive. The deadline is usually in January.

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

United Negro Scholarship Fund. The UNSF is one of our major scholarship gateways. The award amounts vary, as do the different names and requirements (Grandmet, Duracell, for example). The deadline is usually December.