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Scholarship Opportunities


For students in grades 9th - 12th
 

Earn micro-scholarships as early as 9th grade and discover your path to the best college for you. Whether you are a high school student looking to attend a 4-year college or a community college student, looking to transfer to a 4-year, college just got a lot more achievable. Your total earnings previewed in RaiseMe are a minimum guarantee of the financial award that you will receive from a 4-year institution if you apply and are accepted

 
How RaiseMe Works
1. Discover Colleges
Learn more about which colleges could be a great fit for you, see the micro-scholarships they’re offering, and share that you’re interested by hitting the “Follow” button (for each school).
 
2. Add your Achievements
Complete your RaiseMe Portfolio by adding each of your course grades, club involvement, sports, volunteer activities, and more.
 
3. Earn Scholarships for your Achievements
For each achievement, you'll earn a micro-scholarships from colleges you’re Following, the sum of which you'll be awarded when you attend that college.
 
 
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For the Class of 2020
 
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The Scholarships

The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

 

1. Build Your College List: $500

Get started by exploring colleges you're interested in.

 

2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000

Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to get ready for test day.

 

3. Improve Your Score $2,000

Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT scores.

 

4. Strengthen Your College List $500

Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools. 

 

5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000

Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.

(***Opens October 01, 2019***)

 

6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000

Apply to the schools you want to attend.

 

Complete your Journey: $40,000

Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.

 
 

 

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The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

 

AWARD

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

BASIC ELIGIBILITY

  To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 
 

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

 

 Application available mid-July 2019

Deadline: September 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
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All deadlines occur at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

 

Late Summer 2019

2019 National College Match application opens online.

 

September 26, 2019

National College Match application is due.

 

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply to the National College Match in the fall of 2019, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2020 and plan to enroll asremin a freshman in college in the fall of 2020.

 

The QuestBridge National College Match is open to all:

  • U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents or
  • Students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States.
 

Academic Achievement

We seek students who have demonstrated a level of academic achievement that meets or exceeds the admissions standards of our colleges. The following is based on profiles of past Finalists, and are not strict cut-offs:

 

Academic Criteria

Grades and rigor of high school curriculum: Primarily A's in the most challenging courses available (usually including Honors, AP, and/or IB level courses.)

 

Class rank:  Top 5-10% of your graduating class.

 

Standardized test scores:SAT or PSAT scores > 1310, ACT composite score > 28, We also recommend submitting any AP, IB, or SAT Subject Test scores.  

 

Additional Criteria: We also look for evidence of strong writing ability, intellectual spark, and determination through essays and teacher/counselor recommendations.

 
 
Financial Qualifications 

Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. This is not a strict cut-off and we encourage students who feel they have faced significant financial hardship to review these financial details carefully to see if they may qualify. Students with divorced or separated parents must report the income of both biological parents, as non-custodial parent information is taken into consideration by our partners when determining financial need. The only exception is when the student has not had contact with the non-custodial parent for an extended period of time.

 

Personal Circumstances

We also take the following factors into account when reviewing applications: Parents' level of education (70% of Finalists are among the first generation in their family to attend a U.S. four-year college), if students have an unusual level of responsibility, such as part-time jobs to help their parents pay the bills, or caring for siblings if their parents are absent or at work, and accomplishments and leadership roles in extracurricular and community activities. 

 

 

 

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The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application for this program is now closed and will reopen in August 2019 for students who are high school seniors at that time. 
 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
  • Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Applicants may not be:

  • Children or grandchildren of employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.
  • International students (with the exception of students at DoD schools)
  • High school graduates
  • Temporary residents
 

Application Due: October 01, 2019

 

 

***This webpage is updated continuously. Scholarships with deadlines that have passed will be removed immediately. Make sure you check this page frequently for the most up-to-date scholarships.***