National Scholarships

This scholarships listed in this website are currently in no particular order. Scholarships will be sorted, deadline ordered, and alphabetized as this page and its sister pages develop. :)





Opens: August 1

Deadline: October 25

Application is open for high school seniors

Open: Now

Deadline: December 15; only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2016-2017 academic year
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
    • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness

When to apply

  • The application period for the 2016 program is now open. Apply now.
  • The application deadline is December 15, 2015, but only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted; we encourage you to apply early.
  • Winners will be announced in Spring 2016.
Open: Now

Deadline: November 15

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen and resident of an eligible state.
  2. Must have attended as a junior and senior an eligible public high school.
  3. Must be a student in the 2016 high school graduating class.
  4. Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.50 or higher.
  5. Must score 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score.)
  6. Must enroll in a four year college the first semester following high school graduation.
  7. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college.
  8. Must complete the FAFSA in 2015 using 2014 tax return information.
  9. FAFSA EFC must be less than $7,500.
  10. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  11. Must not have been convicted of a felony.

Opens: Now

Deadline: January 4

$10,000 Scholarship

$2,500/year for four years

Scholarship funds may be used for books, tuition, travel to and from college, tutors, or other education-related expenses.

Learn more about the Huge-Cabela’s Scholarship.

Through the generous support of Cabela’s Incorporated and World’s Foremost Bank, the Huge Foundation awards scholarships to the top female applicants graduating from a Nebraska high school. As with the other Huge awards, recipients have access to special mentoring and internship opportunities, coordinated by the Cabela’s Women in Leadership Council.

Cabela’s Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world’s largest direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping, and related outdoor merchandise.


​As proud members of your community, we’re excited to give back – $1,000 at a time. We’re offering twenty, $1,000 prizes to high school seniors who are active members of 4-H, FFA or another certified agricultural organization through our 2016 Essay Contest.


Entrants must submit a 250-word essay answering “What has had the greatest impact on production agriculture in your local community over the last 80 years?” Entries must be well-written, demonstrate commitment to the agricultural community and articulate ideas for future involvement. We will award $1,000 each to 20 winners who either live or go to school in the state of Nebraska.


Applications will be accepted beginning Oct. 1, 2015. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. CST, Nov. 30, 2015. Winners will be announced in Spring 2016.

Opens: January 1

Deadline: April 1

Scholarships for Ag Students

For more information go to:

Open: Not yet

Deadline: ?

For ag students

Open: Now

Deadline: March 1

The Engebretson Foundation is in the process of seeking a high school senior to receive a one-year $5,000/Semester scholarship. All applicants must meet the following criteria:

a. Financial Need

b. Academic Merit: Score a 28 composite or higher on the ACT exam (or at least 1240 on the SAT exam); GPA 3.75 or above and/or top 5% of graduating class (other factors considered will be strength of academic course schedule and/or academic improvement).

c. Leadership Potential: factors considered include teacher recommendation (see application), work experience (after school job, etc.), extra-curricular activities, and community service.

To apply for scholarship consideration, please download and complete the Application for Scholarship and Teacher Recommendation forms, then print and mail the forms to the address listed on the application.

Our selection process will be neutral to gender, race, and employment status.

Open: Not yet

Deadline: February 26

Program specifics and access to online application will be available at

The James M. Cox Foundation Scholarship

Open: Not yet

Deadline: April 15

The $1,000 scholarship will be paid directly to the institution of higher education that the student chooses to attend. (If the student attends only one-year, the institution will return $500 to the Foundation.)

The Trustees of the James M. Cox Foundation would like to inform you of some of the broad parameters we use in determining which applicants will be awarded scholarships.

  • The student must be a current year high school graduate with an academic record that indicates he/she will be successful in the field of higher education he/she has chosen. Students completing a GED are also eligible.
  • The Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need, and therefore, we request that a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed.
  • In addition to factors reflected in the FAFSA we pay particular attention the the parent's Adjusted Gross Income, the number of dependents on the tax return, and the total number of dependents who will be attending an institution of higher education the following year.
  • Essays and letters of recommendation are also considered.


Deadline: October 6

Purpose of Scholarships
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria
Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.


Deadline: October 31

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.45 million, through two nationally recognized programs.

THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP 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 27th class in 2015, the Foundation has provided over 5,550 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $56 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

Our application is up! Current high school seniors may click here to apply now through October 31, 2015.

Click here to read the application instructions. We hosted a Twitter Chat on October 8 and answered questions about our application live! Read the transcript.


Applicants must be:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Applicants may not:

  • Be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.

Opens: October 15

Deadline: December 15

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

Primarily funded by the BURGER KING® system and guests through annual fundraising activities, scholarships are awarded in the spring of each year. Our ultimate goal? To provide one $1,000 scholarship for every BURGER KING® restaurant in North America—that’s more than $7 million each year!

The application period for the 2016-2017 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2015 and closes Dec. 15, 2015. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.