Many schools provide scholarships to students with financial need or on the basis of merit. Every school has their own rules about who, how much, and what kind of scholarships to award each year. Some schools do not offer any merit scholarship money. For students who don’t qualify for financial aid and are looking for scholarship money to help with expenses, there are a wide variety of opportunities to choose from.

Most private scholarships are aimed at a specific group of students (e.g. engineers, female STEM students, athletes, students of a specific race or background) Some are looking for broader qualifications such as leadership experience. The list below is an example of the kinds of scholarships that exist and may be worth looking into:

Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Scholarship
For students interested in pursuing a career in New Media/Digital Advertising and/or Data Science

AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship
For students interested in architecture

Wendy’s High School Heisman
Students must participate in at least one school-sponsored sport and be a leader in their community

AES Scholarship
For any student who shows leadership and good character

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
For high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering

Elks National Foundation Scholarship Programs
Students are judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need

The Coolidge Scholarship for America
For high school juniors with an excellent academic record who are interested in Public Policy and service