Scholarships to Help You Pay for College with Little to No Debt—July 20, 2021

The following handout for the SCA presentation, Funding Your College Education with Scholarships, can be found above and contains information to help you pay for college without incurring crippling debt.

You will find the following highlights, scholarships, and more in the above handout:

Adopting the Scholarship Mindset

High GPA or No GPA: Does It Matter?

Scholarships that Don’t Require a GPA

$1,000 Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness, D: July 31, 2021

$1,000 Scholarship for Political Expression, D: Aug. 31, 2021

$1,000 Scholarship for Financial Literacy, D: Sept 30, 2021

$1,000 Scholarship, D: July 31, 2021

Unigo Scholarships—Deadlines monthly

Flavor of the Month Scholarship –Deadline July 31, 2021($1,500.00)

Education Matters Scholarship -Deadline November 30, 2021 ($5000.00)

Unigo $10K Scholarship -Deadline December 31, 2021 ($10,000.00)

$1,500 MarvelOptics Scholarship Contest, Deadline: August 15, 2021 for Fall semester and Jan. 5, 2022 for Spring semester

$1,000 MoolahSPOT Scholarship, D: Aug. 31, 2021

$1,000-$5,000 DoSomething.Org Scholarships

$5,000 Student Loan Hero Scholarship, Opens Aug 9, 2021, and Deadline Oct 4, 2021; to pay for Spring 2022

$1,000 Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship, D: Dec 15, 2021

$2,000 Optimal Scholarships, D: September 30, 2021

Scholarships that Require a GPA

Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Scholarships

$500 Courage to Grow Scholarship, D: Monthly, GPA 2.5 or higher

$10,000 and paid internships and $5,000 Exabeam Cybersecurity Scholarship Program, D: Aug. 31, 2021

Scholarships to Watch For

$2,500 to $15,000 Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship, opens around Sept 2021, D: Dec. 15, 2021

$125,000 and $75, 000 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway, open Sept 2021

$3,500 for college students; $5,000 for high school students, Regions Riding Forward Essay Contest, opens in Feb 2022 (to celebrate and honor Black History Month)

TSU Foundation scholarships open around Feb 2022, Deadline: Mar 31, 2022

$25,000, $10,000, and $5,000 Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship, opens in Fall 2021

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee scholarships

Other Community Foundations scholarships all over America

How to Find More Scholarships

Grants to Individuals Online database

Professional Association Finder

Academic Common Market (ACM)

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)-State Doctoral Scholars Program

How to Find Other Learning Exchanges like the Academic Common Market

Recommended Resources

How the TSU Writing Center Can Assist You in Writing for Scholarships and Other Writing Concerns (if you are a student, alumni, faculty member, or staff at Tennessee State University)

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