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Lost Coin Women's Fund — Deadlines vary

The Lost Coin Women's Fund Scholarship was set up to help women living in Massachusetts improve their quality of life by providing funds to assist in undergraduate studies or vocational training programs. See application for more details.

One Family Scholars
Application deadline: July 21, 2024

The One Family Scholars program provides individualized academic and career coaching to single parents with low incomes in college in Massachusetts. One Family Scholars receive scholarships to cover direct costs of college (such as tuition, fees, books, and technology) as well as indirect costs of college (such as childcare, transportation, and living expenses). Scholarship amounts vary based on each student's financial need and program of study, and are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for student loans.

All applicants must be:

  • A single head of household with dependent children under 18

  • Living with a family income level below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level

  • An entering or returning student at an approved accredited undergraduate institution in Massachusetts

  • A resident of Massachusetts and a United States citizen or legal Permanent Resident

  • Enrolled in a degree-granting program track, either associate or bachelor's. (Please note we do NOT accept applicants seeking a second associate degree or second bachelor's degree.)

GK Scholarship
Application deadline: July 31, 2024

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program.

How to Apply: Complete the application form, including a 250-word statement on why you're worthy of the scholarship's prize money or your career and academic goals
Eligibility: Open to all high school, college, and graduate students who are legal residents of the U.S.
Amount: $1,000

California Detox Scholarship
Application deadline: August 30, 2024

We are passionate about education and want to ensure people have the tools they need to accomplish success. Therefore, California Detox is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a college student attending a US University.

Steps to Enter:

  1. Write a 700 word essay on the following prompt
    • “Examine emerging technologies or novel approaches that are changing the landscape of mental health advocacy and addiction treatment. How can these innovations contribute to more accessible and effective support for individuals in need”
  2. Email the final draft to with the following requirements
    • Subject line “California Detox 2024 Scholarship *your name*
    • A picture of a valid ID
    • Proof of enrollment at a University as of Fall 2024
  3. The last day to submit the essay will be August 30th
  4. The winner will be contacted by September 6th
    • If you are not contacted, unfortunately we were unable to offer you the scholarship
  5. The winner will then be featured in our social media and blog congratulating them.
    • The contents of the winners essay will not be publicly shared

Sallie Mae Completing the Dream Scholarship
Application deadline: December 6, 2024

The Sallie Mae Fund’s Completing the Dream Scholarship Program helps students from under-resourced, underrepresented, and underserved communities complete their post-secondary education.

Students on-track to complete their degree or continuous education program who are facing financial challenges may apply to receive a one-time scholarship of up to $2,500 to help complete their post-secondary education program.

Scholarship applications for AY 2024-25 are being accepted now through 12/6/24 or until all scholarship dollars have been awarded.

Scholly is an aggregator of scholarship opportunities that relies on the user creating a student profile that is then used to match students to scholarships by due date, amount of effort required to apply, and other variables. Scholly is owned by student loan company Sallie Mae.

The US Department of Labor offers a comprehensive scholarship search database through the Career One Stop web site. Use this site also to access valuable resources on career options, unique education and training opportunities, and job search information.

Find scholarships through Peterson’s Test Prep. This online education tool offers users standardized exam preparation, including practice tests, eBooks, and online courses. It is ideal for researching undergraduate and graduate school programs, finding tuition assistance, exploring academic opportunities, and preparing for professional careers.

Cappex is a leader in providing comprehensive information for students and families on the college experience. Their scholarship search engine involves creating a user profile and then being matched with scholarship opportunities that fit your profile.

Visit StudentScholarshipSearch.com and use the "Scholarship Matcher" tool to identify scholarship opportunities that fit with your grade level, GPA, state of residency, gender, and ethnic heritage.

If you are currently or were previously in foster care, or adopted from foster care, many resources are available to assist with financing college. Start with the comprehensive information available from the Foster Care to Success.