April Deadlines

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Scholarships

CHCI Scholarship Program Description
CHCI’s scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one time scholarship of:

  • $1,000 to pursue an associate degree
  • $2,500 to pursue an undergraduate degree
  • $5,000 to pursue graduate-level study

Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.

In an effort to ensure the progress of scholarship recipients and encourage completion of the postsecondary program, each associate and undergraduate level scholarship award is divided over the number of years required for graduation (i.e. a $2,500 scholarship for a college freshman will be distributed in four equal installments of $625 a year).

Students continue to receive annual disbursements as long as they maintain good academic standing. CHCI manages the disbursement of the scholarships; an annual check is sent directly to recipients.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • Strong writing skills
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employerand who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.

ASA Scholarship Program

Students interested in applying for the Aerospace States Association (ASA) scholarship must adhere to the following terms and conditions:

  • A $1,500 ASA scholarship, to be competed for, and awarded annually to up to two students pursuing an aerospace-related education.
  • The scholarship/s shall be available each year.  The student can only win once.
  • The Education Committee of ASA will administer the scholarship competition.
  • The ASA delegate/alternate from each member state shall publicize the scholarship through the state’s aerospace-related institutions of higher learning, career centers, and/or other appropriate entities.
  • The candidate’s application for the scholarship shall include community-related activities, school-related activities, grade point average, field of study and an official transcript.  An academic-based, personal letter of recommendation shall also accompany the application.  These documents shall be sent to the attention of the ASA Education Committee Chair at the address on the application form for review.
  • The applicant may only be an entering sophomore or junior in an undergraduate degree program pursuing study in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, or aviation or aerospace related fields.
  • Scholarship candidate’s application should be submitted to the ASA Education Committee Chair by April 30th of each year.
  • The scholarship would be made available for the fall school term of the year under consideration.
  • The scholarship shall be awarded in the form of a check made out to the scholarship awardee/awardees appropriate school, and it shall be understood that the funds are for tuition and books only.
  • The ASA member state of the recipient shall consider staging a presentation of the scholarship in the recipient’s state with the presence of the ASA representative/organization and the Lt. Governor, where applicable.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships. This is the foundation’s first educational program. The CBC Spouses Education scholarship is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees. The Educational Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 and has experienced substantial growth. Recipients for this program are selected through volunteers in the district offices of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). CBC Members work through local scholarship committees to award money to academically talented and highly motivated students.
Deadline: April

CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship

This scholarship program focusing on health was established in 1998 as the CBC partnered with the naming sponsor, General Mills, to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition and other health-related professions. Since the inception of the program, General Mills has invested more than $1,000,000 to underwrite this initiative. The General Mills Health Scholarship has served hundreds of students over the years, and has helped to create leaders in the medical and health related fields.
Deadline: February

CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship

Established in the year 2000, the CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts scholarship program was developed in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that students pursuing a career in the performing arts receive the financial assistance to achieve their goals.
Deadline: May

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 for students who are pursuing a career in the visual arts.
Deadline: May

CBCF Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program

The Louis Stokes Health Scholars program, sponsored by the United Health Foundation, seeks to increase the number of qualified, yet underrepresented, college students entering the health workforce. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest to work in underserved communities. Students currently attending two-year institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: May

CBCF Environmental Studies Scholarship

The Environmental Studies Scholarship seeks to provide financial awards to minority and women college students pursuing a degree in environmental science or other related fields of study. Applicants should have a junior class standing in college with a declared major in environmental science or a related field, and understanding and acceptance of ServiceMaster’s core values. This scholarship offers $5,000 per semester to two students.
Deadline: July 

Louis Stokes CBCF Scholarship at Case Western University

Every year, Case Western Reserve University awards the Louis Stokes CBCF Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University to two outstanding nominees who are nominated by CBC members. Intended to help economically and educationally disadvantaged students attain an education at Case Western Reserve University, the scholarship offers a full-tuition award, renewable for up to five years; a grant of up to $2,500 to cover the purchase of a computer and books; and assistance securing a paid summer internship. This program is open to all first-year students and transfer students from community colleges. In addition to completing an application for admission into Case Western, applicants must complete an additional 250-500 word essay. For additional information, visit the Case Western Reserve Scholarship page

**Immediate relatives (defined as: one’s parents, step-parents, siblings, spouse, children, step-children, foster children, in-laws, sibling in-laws, grandparents, great grandparents, step-great grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews) are not eligible for CBCF scholarship programs**

Kid’s Chance Scholarship

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need. Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be bound for postsecondary (post high school) education.
  • Applicants must have achieved a high school diploma by the time of the first disbursement of the scholarship award.
  • Applicants must be under the age of 25 years old at the time of the full disbursement of the Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania, Inc. scholarship award.
  • Applicants must be entering to study or already studying toward receiving an undergraduate bachelor or associates degree.
  • Applicants may not have already attained a bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants in graduate level programs are ineligible.
  • Applicants must have at least one custodial parent or step-parent who has been seriously injured or killed in a work-related accident that has been documented by the parent’s employer.
  • Applicant’s parent’s injury or death related to work-related accident.
  • Applicants are eligible for the equivalent of 4 traditional years (8 traditional semesters) of scholarship award.

Deadline: April

Lead The Way Scholarship Program


LEAD THE WAY is a $5,000 college scholarship program sponsored by Community Blood Center (CBC) and energy delivery provider Vectren Corporation. It is open to all graduating high school seniors in CBC’s 15-country service area who are college bound and whose high school hosts a CBC blood drive during the academic year.

CBC’s mission through the LEAD THE WAY scholarship program is to support our region’s young adults who will be our blood resource leaders of tomorrow. Applicants are asked to imagine themselves as the leader of their school’s blood drive and are challenged to create a winning Donor Recruitment Campaign. Completed application and blood drive marketing campaign should be sent to CBC and must be postmarked by April . Five winners will be announced in May and each will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Who is Eligible?

  • You must be a high school senior academic year.
  • You are not required to be a blood donor.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Your high school must sponsor at least one CBC blood drive during the school year.
  • You must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Your application must be accompanied by an official copy of your high school transcript, including your senior year fall semester grades.
  • You must submit a letter of recommendation from your school blood drive faculty organizer, a teacher, or your school principal.

A Winning Blood Drive Campaign Should Include:

  • A 300-to-500 word description of the campaign.
  • At least three support materials which can include an educational video, poster, t-shirt design, brochure or other creative work.
  • A central theme that will creatively communicate why giving blood is important and what students should do prior to the drive to ensure a successful donation.
  • At least four references to valid research and/or statistical data supporting the need and value of blood donations.
  • For more information contact Cristina Pickle – CBC Education Specialist, (937) 461-3453 – cpickle@givingblood.org
  • Applications are available online at www.givingblood.org

Penguin Essay Contest Scholarship

Official Rules for 16th Annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

No purchase necessary. A purchase will not enhance your opportunity to win.

Open to 11th and 12th grade full-time matriculated students who are attending high schools located in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, or home-schooled students between the ages of 16-18 who are residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.

How to Enter

  1. Matriculated students: Four (4) copies of the essay must be mailed by an English teacher on behalf of the student (each English teacher may submit only one junior and one senior essay), along with a cover letter on school letterhead that includes the following details:
    • Date
    • Student’s full name, grade, address, e-mail and home telephone number
    • Name of high school
    • Name, email and daytime telephone number of English teacher submitting essay (please include summer contact information if different from school year contact information)
    • Name, e-mail and daytime telephone number of the school’s administration officer
    • Topic selected (#1, #2, #3, #4 or #5)
    • Certification by teacher that the essay is the student’s original work

    Essays submitted without a cover letter on school letterhead or cover letters that do not include the above details will be disqualified.

  2. Home-schooled students: Four (4) copies of the essay must be mailed by a parent or legal guardian on behalf of the student, along with a cover letter on the parent/legal guardian’s letterhead that certifies that the student is home-schooled and that includes the following details:
    • Date
    • Student’s full name, address, e-mail and home telephone number
    • Student’s equivalent grade
    • Name and daytime telephone number and e-mail of the parent/legal guardian
    • Topic selected (#1, #2, #3, #4 or #5)
    • Certification by sponsoring parent/legal guardian of home-schooled student that the essay is the student’s original work

    Essays submitted without a cover letter on parent/legal guardian’s letterhead or cover letters that do not include the above details will be disqualified.

Deadline: April

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Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship


Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications

WebsiteLink to program website
ContactFor more information, email: adamsscholarship@americanlegacy.org.
PurposeFunding to reduce tobacco use among what the American Legacy Foundation calls “Priority Populations.” Priority populations are those populations who are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities. Identified priority populations are Native Americans/Alsaka Natives, Hispanics, African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Low SES, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.Awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved population related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising community awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact. Entries may include creative writing, a musical composition or a sample from a visual arts medium.
EligibilityThe scholarship will be awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to community service or used the visual arts or media to convey culturally-appropriate health messages on behalf of a disadvantaged population. High school, undergraduate, or graduate students are eligible to apply.
Amount of
The Adams scholarship will award a total of $5,000 annually for up to two candidates to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
A link to the application is available on the Program web site. Applications will be accepted from January until April . Awardees will be notified in June.


College JumpStart Scholarship

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition — financial need is not considered — that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education.

  • First Place: $1,500 scholarship
  • Second Place: $750 scholarship
  • Honorable Mentions: $250 scholarships

Deadline: April 15.

When you are ready to apply, please SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY.



Students may research scholarships by ethnicity, level of schooling (i.e., high school or college), major, and state. Students with the time and patience to research the various types of scholarships available will undoubtedly discover hundreds of scholarship opportunities and potentially tens of thousands of dollars in scholarhips.


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Essay Contest

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Delta Rho Chapter High School Essay Contest may provide an book award of $500.


  • The following information must appear on the first page:
  • Title: How has your education contributed to who you are today?
  • An Essay by:__________
  • Home Street Address
  • City, State, Zip
  • Name of High School
  • Submit a 700 – 750 word essay, typewritten, and double spaced to:

Rating Criteria for Essays

  1. Development of Topic/Thesis (30 pts) – Topic well developed (covers and develops major points, supplying enough information for understanding
  2. Progression (20 possible pts.) – Composition progresses from beginning to end in a logical flow of information.
  3. Readability (25 possible pts.) – Concise prose that sticks to the point and does not ramble (holds reader’s attention
  4. Grammar (15 possible pts.) – Agreement of subject and verb; roper tense; correct sentence construction; paragraphing, including transitional phrases linking same.
  5. Spelling – (5 possible pts.)
  6. Punctuation – (5 possible pts.)

Submit essay to:
Southern Polytechnic State University
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Delta Rho Chapter
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060

Deadline: April 25, 2012.