Scholarship Funds and Much More—Deadlines in Feb, March, and other upcoming months

Some of these I knew about, but I found many of them by googling “scholarship fund.”  If you google those words, you will find many more scholarships than listed here.

Scholarship Funds

Only Tennessee State University students


$2,000 Bryan A. Collins Memorial Scholarship, D: Feb 15, 2018

Only open to TSU students

Selected criteria from webpage:

Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be a enrolled as an undergraduate student at Tennessee State University.
  • Be involved in extra-curricular or campus activities outside of the classroom, demonstrating leadership in such activities.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Provide at least one faculty recommendation that highlights the applicant’s interpersonal excellence in working with students, faculty, administrators, campus employees or in the community.”

I have told students that the extra-curricular or campus activities can also mention high school achievements, especially for freshmen students


I checked and all applications must be received by Thursday, February 15, 2018.


For women, low income, 35 or older, wanting to attend college


Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund, D: March 1, 2018

Selected criteria from webpage:

“Eligibility Requirements

An applicant for a JRF scholarship must be:

  • A woman, age 35 or older
  • Low-income
  • A U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree
  • Enrolled in, or accepted to, a regionally or ACICS accredited school

Selection Factors

  • Your goals
  • Your plan for reaching your goals
  • How you will use your education to give back to the community”


Currently enrolled high school or college-aged women, “to provide access to educational opportunities beyond tuition,” up to $1,000


1000 Dreams Scholarship Fund, Deadline for Spring: March 30, 2018

Deadline for Fall: November, 2018

Who: currently enrolled high school or college-aged women

Selected criteria from webpage:

“The 1000 Dreams Scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for currently enrolled high school or college-aged women. This can include assistance for needs including but not exclusive to: educational conferences, instructional programs related to creative or artistic pursuits, graduate exam application fees, or textbooks. Needs that are ongoing (e.g., utility bills, food costs) or related to medical care are not covered by this fund. This scholarship is not to fund tuition. The intention is to provide access to educational opportunities beyond tuition.


The students eligible for assistance shall be women attending high school or a two-year or four-year college/university in the United States. Students must demonstrate financial need. Applications must include at least one but no more than two letters of recommendation and an essay explaining how the grant would be used. Selection will be based on application contents, financial need and information gathered from letter(s) of recommendation. Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply.”



Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships

There are two current scholarships open:

“TMCF | Sidney B. Williams Jr. Scholarship Intellectual Property Law Scholarship
DEADLINE: March 16, 2018 11:59 PM EST

One year scholarship of $10,000
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) are proud to offer financial assistance to law schools students interested in Intellectual Property Law

TMCF | Lowe’s Scholarship
DEADLINE: May 15, 2018, 11:59 PM EST

One-time award ranging from $500 to $7,500 (depending on account balance)
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), in partnership with Lowe’s, is pleased to provide financial assistance scholarships to undergraduate students at TMCF member-schools who are in their final semester of their degree program and scheduled to graduate in the Spring or Summer 2017 semester. Students must have an unmet financial need ranging from $500 and not to exceed $3,100.”


Open to high school seniors, undergraduates, grad school, and transfer students from community college to four year universities of Hispanic Heritage


$500 to $5,000 Hispanic Scholarship Fund, D: Mar 30, 2018

Selected criteria from webpage:


The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:

  • High school seniors
  • Undergraduate students (all years)
  • Community college students transferring to four year universities
  • Graduate Students


Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.


  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)


  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Emphasis on STEM majors”


Other Finds Worth Noting


Scholarships offered by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, including K-12, college undergraduate and graduate, and extracurricular and camp.


Open Scholarships administered by Scholarship America—these are some major scholarships, some with deadlines in February 2018, so check them out to see if there are any you want to pursue.


$1,500 and $2,500 HACEMOS Scholarship Program, Deadline: Feb 28, 2018

National HACEMOS Scholarship or a local HACEMOS chapter award

Be of Hispanic Heritage OR a dependent child of an active HACEMOS member, age 25 or under

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