Scholarships & Financial Aid
OppU Achievers Scholarship. Deadline - 6/30/2021
The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for themselves and others.
Just answer this essay prompt:
Please tell us why you’re an achiever. How have you created opportunity for yourself? How have you created opportunity for others? Did you start a small business? Are you the founder of a community program? How did you overcome the odds and make your dreams—or the dreams of others—come true?
Deadlines on June 30, December 31, September 30, March 31
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass Sweepstakes and Scholarship. Deadline 8/31/2022
Matchlighters Scholars Program. Free College Counseling. Deadline - 9/1/2022.
Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship. Deadline - 10/31/2022.
Did binge-re-watching "The Walking Dead" get you thinking about what you’d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan — and quick!
Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.
We're giving one successful survivor $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?
Must be 14 years of age or older at time of application.| Must be a legal U.S. resident.| Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.| This award is for U.S. students.
Submit an online written response to the question:
"Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive." (250 words or less)
Requires a Unigo account.
Elks CA-HI: Vocational Grant. For Voc/Tech programs/college. Deadline - 3-6 months before program begins.
BigFuture Scholarship (CollegeBoard). Current Juniors! Deadline - now through 2/28/2023
All juniors: Make yourself eligible for $500 and $40,000 scholarships each month. Earn entries in monthly drawings for scholarships by completing steps to plan for college. The sooner you start and the more steps you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win. This month’s entries will continue to be included in upcoming monthly drawings. Read the Official Rules here.
Earn your first drawing entry now by building your college list of six or more schools.
Step 1: Build Your College List: $500 until June 30, 2022.
Step 2: Practice for the SAT: $500 until October 31, 2022.
Step 3: Explore Scholarships: $500 until February 28, 2023.
Step 4: Strengthen Your College List: $500 until October 31, 2022.
Step 5: Complete the FAFSA: $500 until February 28, 2023.
Step 6: Apply to Colleges: $500 until February 28, 2023.
Finish all 6: Chance to win $40,000.00!
Thiel Fellowship. Deadline-None
The Thiel Fellowship gives $100,000 to young people who want to build new things instead of sitting in a classroom.
Click here or on the graphic to apply.
No application deadline.
Native Hawaiian focused scholarships. Deadlines vary
Financial Aid Tools from KCC
Hawai'i P20 answers your financial aid questions: Webinars, Resources, Email them directly. Experts Frank Green and Gus Cobb-Adams
Get all your financial aid questions answered for the UH system and BEYOND!
Frank Green and Gus Cobb-Adams.
Assist students and parents with
For institutional specific questions (awards, disbursements, refunds, etc.) students will be referred to the individual school's financial aid offices.
Speakers Frank Green and Gus Cobb-Adams from University of Hawai‘i provided answers to questions regarding college admissions and affordability, as well as what steps families can take to see if they qualify for financial aid, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Missed it live? No problem, click here or on the graphic to view the webinar or download the presentation, or click on the presentation in the sidebar.
And here are links:
Fastweb FAFSA and Financial Aid Resources
Click here or on the logo for more.
The College Solution: Financial Aid Tools, FAFSA
2 Great Financial Aid Tools
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College Essay Guy Financial Aid Resources: FinAid Award Letter, Appealing your FinAid Award
Navigating Financial Aid Once You’re Accepted (Part 1): This first guide will walk you through how to understand your financial aid award letter.
How to Write a Great Financial Aid Appeal Letter (Part 2): If the financial aid award you received from college is making it tough to attend, it might be worth appealing it. Here's a more detailed step-by-step guide to writing a great financial aid appeal letter.