$100,000 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway (now Open); Scholarships for Those Who Need Thousands; and Looking for Scholarships and Internships using Benefits.gov

For Those who Need a Couple of Thousands in Scholarship Money: Where to Look

Missing a few thousand dollars to pay for college tuition?  Use this wonderful resource to find small and large scholarships to help you have more scholarship money, less college debt!


A complete list of scholarships brought to you by Jessica Velasco of JLV Counseling.

At the end of each page, click on NEXT to view more scholarships

Looking for Scholarships, Internships, and other Government Programs using Benefits.gov


Started in 2002, Benefits.gov has become the portal for information about government benefits, which  includes state information.

Students,  and also parents, can choose to answer questions in the Benefit Finder Tool and find benefits, including scholarships, internships, and government programs, they can apply for.

Some programs I saw in the past:

Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals,

Disadvantaged Backgrounds and Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships, and

Undergrad Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds,  in which “individuals must pursue a course of study which prepares them for professions needed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The maximum scholarship per academic year is $20,000. Scholarship funds may only be used for tuition/educational and living expenses incurred while attending school.”

In other words, use this resource!

$100,000 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway is Open; Apply if you Qualify

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway is officially open.

If you wait until the middle of September or the beginning of October to try for this scholarship, that might be too late.


Ages 18-24, Must be at least 18 but no older than 24 on 12/2/17, you must have a Facebook account to participate

Program Details: https://www.drpeppertuition.com/program-details

Selected criteria from webpage:

“1. Tell us how you’ll change the world in 350 characters or less.

2. Rally your friends to vote

3. Once you reach 50 votes, submit a video to inspire more fans.


$100,000 in tuition — Dr Pepper selects finalists to compete during throw-offs at NCAA conference championship games.

Official Rules: https://www.drpeppertuition.com/official_rules.pdf

By reading the official rules, you can get more details about how the videos will be judged and how to best make sure you aren’t disqualified (for example, you are only allowed one goal and you “may not use more than one name or residential or email address. Once a video is submitted, the video cannot be replaced or altered. Only one video, one time, per person.”

Knowing you can only submit one video, you want to make sure you understand how the video will be judged and plan it a little.

One student in Tennessee created a video and did get a chance for the $100,000 scholarship; with planning and practice, she received $100,000, which she will use to finish paying her undergraduate education and pay for graduate education as well.

I would love to see a student at Tennessee State University be one of the future scholarship winners!

Prepare for the Future


Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship, opening Sept 15, 2017

Graduated high school (or GED) from one of the forty eligible counties in Middle TN; demonstrated financial need; GPA 2.5 or higher; Pursuing a business or STEM approved degree at a 4 yr. non-profit college or university, and planning to enroll full-time in the fall of 2018

Awards from $2,500 to $15,000 per academic year

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