The primary focus of your search for merit-based scholarships should be those offered from the colleges to which you apply. You will also want to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), along with any other financial aid application required by your colleges, to ensure that you will be considered for all potential forms of financial aid.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of all possible scholarships, rather those that have asked Signature to publicize them.
These scholarships are listed in order of approaching deadlines.
Listed below are several well-known free scholarship search services. We highly recommend that you do not use scholarships search services that charge a fee.
- Big Future by the College Board
- Chegg Scholarships
- Community Foundation Alliance
- FastWeb Scholarship Search
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- The Smart Guide to Financial Aid
June 15, 2021 – Girls Impact the World Awards
Applicants may choose from a range of topics that address critical issues impacting women and girls and make a 3-6 minute film to propose solutions to one critical challenge within that topic. The film must be an original film that does NOT contain copyrighted material. https://connectherfilmfest.org/awards/
July 31, 2021 – EDCO Awards Scholarship
EDCO, a company that creates awards, trophies, and medals, is offering a $1,000 scholarship. The applicant will respond in 500-600 words to this essay prompt: How do you think employers should recognize remote working employees in the “new normal” era? Details and scholarship application are available here: https://www.edco.com/scholarship
NEW: UE OPPORTUNITY GRANT
With the Aces Opportunity Grant, freshmen entering in the Fall of 2021 who meet the following criteria will not pay any tuition out of pocket. No special application is needed to be awarded the Aces Opportunity Grant. It will automatically be offered to qualified Indiana students who:
- Have a household adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less
- Have a high school GPA of 3.25 or higher
- Are eligible for Indiana state grant funding
- File the FAFSA by April 15, 2021
- Live on campus
International Baccalaureate Scholarship ▸ from University of Evansville
At the University of Evansville, we value the hard work of IB students over the last four years and their commitment to academics, their community, and their world. For that reason, we offer a generous amount of IB credit and a $1,500 annual scholarship ($6,000 value over 4 years) to all IB diploma candidates in addition to regular merit scholarships.