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NOVEMBER 2018

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
  • Deadline: November 27, 2018
  • Website: More about Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $40,000
  • Description:

    The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each Cooke Scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with the thriving community of fellow scholars.

U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
  • Deadline: November 27, 2018
  • Website: More about U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description:

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

DECEMBER 2018

SMART Scholarship for Service
  • Deadline: December 01, 2018
  • Website: More about SMART Scholarship for Service
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description:

    The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be employed as a civilian in a Department of Defense (DoD) lab or facility upon degree completion.

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities
  • Deadline: December 06, 2018
  • Website: More about Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,500
  • Description:

    In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has committed $1 million over the next four years to Scholarship America to implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
  • Deadline: December 07, 2018
  • Website: More about Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,500
  • Description:

    The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. We provide these scholarships to give young people the opportunity to continue their education to better compete in tomorrow’s workplace.

AXA Achievement Scholarship
  • Deadline: December 14, 2018
  • Website: More about AXA Achievement Scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $25,000
  • Description:

    The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

Burger King Scholarship
  • Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Website: More about Burger King Scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $50,000
  • Description:

    Created in memory of BURGER KING Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING Scholars program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students, BK employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students in North America. 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.

Parkon.com scholarship
  • Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Website: More about Parkon.com scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description:

    Parkon.com which offers discounted parking at Miami International Airport recognizes that education is the foundation to a successful career but may not be financially achievable for many students and their families. For this reason, Parkon.com is excited to offer two annual $500 Scholarships. Parkon.com is passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would recognizes those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the world around them by inspiring others to always do their best!

ZipRecruiter Scholarship
  • Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Website: More about ZipRecruiter Scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $3,000
  • Description:

    ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning high school or college student (18+) with the most creative entry in our Summer/Fall 2018 Scholarship Promotion. The Grand Prize Winner will receive the $3,000 scholarship.

ONGOING

UNCF Scholarships
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: View Information
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: Welcome to the UNCF scholarships, programs, internships, and fellowships website. UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient applies for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Miami Bayside Foundation/Commissioner Willy Gort Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Document: View Document
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: The scholarship is independently managed by the Miami Bayside Foundation (MBF) who receives processes, and evaluates applications. All information and academic records submitted in the application process are kept in strict confidence and retained by the Miami Bayside Foundation.
Walmart Associate Scholarships
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: View Information
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents.
Publix Tuition Reimbursement
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: View Information
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $3,200 per year; 4 year maximum
  • Description: Our tuition reimbursement program not only covers traditional graduate and undergraduate degree-seeking students in appropriate areas of study, it also covers some individual courses, online programs, and technical training. Publix does not limit participation to full-time associates. Any associate with six months of continuous service who works an average of 10 hours a week is eligible to participate with his or her manager's approval.
Braman Family Completion Scholarship
  • Deadline: CLOSED
  • Document: View Document
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Southern Scholarship Foundation

Awards

  • Board of Trustees Award
    Awarded to students who are graduating with an A.A. and planning on transferring to a four-year university.
  • Bright Futures
    A lottery-funded scholarship program that rewards students for their academic achievement.
  • American Dream
    An MDC award that covers the in-state portion of tuition for two years of courses for all Miami Dade high school graduates who qualify.