When it comes to well-known companies, names such as Google or Coca-Cola are not foreign to many ears. Did you know that in addition to being notorious for quality products and services, familiarity and strong reputation, these organizations also provide scholarship opportunities to help you pay your way through college? Take the opportunity to explore the scholarships offered by the companies you're most familiar with:
Deadline: October 19, 2015
Available to: Ages 18-24
Maximum Award: $100,000
For years, this one of a kind program has awarded millions of dollars in tuition to students across the country. Dr Pepper understands that school is a full-time commitment and rising costs of education often stand in the way. For students ages 18-25, you can submit your one of a kind goal and state how you plan to make an impact on the world. Additionally, you'll be eligible to submit a video once you have shared your story and reached 50 votes.
Finalists will have a chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition at a college football championship game. If you are in the top 5 of the $5,000 Leaderboard at the end of the voting period, you could win $5,000 in tuition. Those over 25 years of age are not eligible to compete in the $100,000 contest but may compete for the leaderboard prize.
For more information and to apply, please visit Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Available to: High school seniors through College freshman
Maximum Award: $50,000
The McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship Award, granting a $50,000 scholarship to three students each year. U.S. or Canadian students must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.3 and a minimum ACT score of 25 or combined SAT score of 1700.
You must be able to demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity and substantial work experience.
For more information and to apply, please visit Burger King James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship
Deadline: January 20, 2016
Available to: Graduating high school seniors
Maximum Award: $1,000
Provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities, graduating high school seniors who are planning to enroll full-time at a two- or four-year college or university are eligible to apply.
Applicants must live in a participating RMHC Chapter's geographic area and maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA.
For more information and to apply, please visit Ronald McDonald House Charites (RMHC) Scholars Award
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Available to: Ages 5-21
Maximum Award: Up to $10,000
Sponsored by Toshiba/NSTA, the ExploraVision Science Competition is available for K-12 students to engage the next generation in real world problem solving with a strong emphasis on STEM. Students must be no older than 21 years of age and be enrolled in public, private, or home school in the U.S. or Canada.
Students enter as a team of 2-4 students with a teacher/coach and optional mentor who will guide students as they pick a current technology, research it, envision what it might look like in 20 years, and describe the development steps, pros & cons, and obstacles.
For more information and to apply, please visit Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Science Competition
Deadline: October 31, 2015
Available to: Graduating high school seniors
Maximum Award: $20,000
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.
Applicants must be current high school or home-schooled seniors attending school in the U.S. and planning to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Students must carry a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
For more information and to apply, please visit Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Deadline: April 1, 2016
Available to: High school seniors through College Sophomores
Maximum Award: Varies
As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need.
There are four main categories which has its own set of requirements and criteria, so make sure to check the official rules and eligibility before apply. Those categories are: National, State, Targeted, and Vocational Scholarships.
For more information and to apply, please visit Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 14, 2016
Available to: Ages 16-18
Maximum Award: $1,000
Sponsored by Penguin Publishing Group, the Annual Signet Classic Scholarship Essay Contest is open to high school juniors and seniors. Applicants are required to write an essay on one of five selected topics listed on the main website. This year's essay competition is based on the book, "Little Women." Essay topics are posted at the provider's main website.
For more information and to apply, please visit Penguin Publishing Group's Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: June 30, 2016
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Student
Maximum Award: $1,000
Whether you're on your way to college or already there, there are two big things you probably need: money and information. With Wells Fargo, you have a chance to get both.
If you're a high school or college student and you sign up to receive college planning and money management information from Wells Fargo, you'll be automatically entered in the CollegeSTEPS sweepstakes for a chance to win $5,000.
For more information and to apply, please visit Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes
Deadline: December 6, 2015
Available to: College Undergraduates through Graduate Students
Maximum Award: $10,000
Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. Recipients will each receive a scholarship as well as be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.
Undergraduates, graduates, or PhD students currently enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply. Students should be pursuing a computer science or computer engineering degree or in a closely related technical field.
Students must have a visible or invisible disability, exemplify leadership, and demonstrate passion for computer science and technology.
For more information and to apply, please visit Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Available to: High school seniors
Maximum Award:$20,000 plus a laptop and textbook credits
The Dell Scholars Program enables more under-served students with financial need to achieve their greatest potential through higher education. Dell Scholars are students who demonstrate their desire and ability to overcome barriers and to achieve their goals.
Students must be graduating from an accredited high school the year in which the scholarship is awarded while maintaining a 2.4 GPA. Students must participate in a MSDF approved college readiness program for a minimum of two years and plan to enter a bachelor’s degree program in the fall directly after graduation from high school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in their first year of college.
In addition to the $20,000 scholarship, Dell will supply scholarship recipients with a laptop and textbook credits.
For more information and to apply, please visit Dell Scholars Program
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