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9 Essential Scholarships

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9 Essential Scholarships

David Shin

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: January 7, 2016 (Extended to January 11, 2016)

Bottom Line: There’s up to $40,000 up for grabs here! If you get this one, chances are you won’t have to worry about scholarships for the rest of your undergraduate career.

URL: GE-Reagan

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship

Deadline: January 8, 2016

Bottom Line: If you can’t get the letter of recommendation in by the deadline, then forget applying to this one.

URL: APIASF

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Deadline: January 9, 2016

Bottom Line: You MUST be Black/African American and you MUST participate in community service. And no, growing out your hair for Locks of Love does not count!

URL:  Ron Brown

Gates Millennium Scholarship

Deadline:January 13, 2016

Bottom Line: They will provide for all unmet need (=no loans). You must be a minority and qualify for a Pell grant.

URL: Gates Millennium

Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship

Deadline: January 13th, 2016

Bottom Line: At the time of the deadline, you don’t need recommendation letters ready, but you do need to have references that can be contacted. Only for California students.

URL: Jeff Krosnoff

Point Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: January 19th, 2016

Bottom Line: You must identify as LGBTQ and be “out”.

URL: Point Foundation

Ronald McDonald House Charities(RMHC) Scholarships

Deadline: January 20th, 2016

Bottom Line: Several different scholarships fall under this name, specifically for Asians, African Americans, and Hispanics. Make sure you check the eligibility requirements for all of them!

URL: Ronald McDonald

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: February 4th, 2016

Bottom Line: You must reside in the South or on the East coast, and cannot be on a athletic scholarship.

URL: Jimmy Rane

Google Generation Scholarship

Deadline: TBD, but the application opens early January.

Bottom Line: NON-CITIZENS ARE ELIGIBLE, and all of the eligible majors are technical/practical. If you go to a liberal arts college, you are likely ineligible unless you are majoring in computer science.

URL: Google Generation

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