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Army ROTC Scholarships
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: More about Army ROTC Scholarships
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: If you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. If you have at least two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree but not enough time to complete the Basic Course, you can enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course by completing the Leader's Training Course held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer. Talk to your campus Military Science department about other ways to join Army ROTC and incentives available, including opportunities to compete for two-, three-, or four-year scholarships.
SFEFCU’s Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: More about SFEFCU’s Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Description: All MDC students who are South Florida Educational FCU members are eligible to win our MDC Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded at the end of the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grants
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: More about Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grants
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Description: For college students, an unexpected financial setback can be a major disruption on the path to a degree. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grants are designed to help U.S. military veterans who are enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses, ensuring that they are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program makes immediate grants available to eligible veterans who are pursuing a postsecondary degree, and who experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out of school. One-time grants up to $1,000 will be awarded on an ongoing basis while funds are available; grant amounts will be determined based on the cost of the emergency need.
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: More about Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 left the nation and the world in shock. Through the generosity of individuals and corporations, more than $108 million has been raised to fund this long-term scholarship program. Along with Lumina Foundation, Scholarship America created the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund to provide education assistance for post secondary study to financially needy dependents of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Scholarship America will administer the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund to eligible families through the year 2030.
Women's Independence Scholarship Program
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: More about Women's Independence Scholarship Program
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,000
  • Description:

    Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) was established in 1999 as a project of The Sunshine Lady Foundation. In 2008, we were spun off from SLF to focus solely on scholarships for survivors of intimate partner abuse. We're excited to launch the on-line application process this year and are looking forward to your submissions!

TEACH Grant
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: More about TEACH Grant
  • Scholarship Amount: $4,000
  • Description:

    A TEACH Grant can help you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low-income area. A Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is different from other federal student grants because it requires you to take certain kinds of classes in order to get the grant, and then do a certain kind of job to keep the grant from turning into a loan. For additional information, please click the above link.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: More about Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $6,095
  • Description:

    If your parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan, you may be eligible for an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. Like other federal grants, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants provide money to college or career school students to help pay their education expenses. However, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants have special eligibility criteria. For additional information, please click the above link.

UNCF Scholarships
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: More about UNCF Scholarships
  • 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 apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Walmart Associate Scholarships
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: More about Walmart Associate Scholarships
  • 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: More about Publix Tuition Reimbursement
  • 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.

Miami Bayside Foundation/Commissioner Willy Gort Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: More about Miami Bayside Foundation/Commissioner Willy Gort Scholarship
  • 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.