Updated May 5, 2023




Tuition Funding Sources
Our massive scholarship database provides you with access to $41 billion in funding and grows at a rate of 5,000 new awards per month. The best part is most of these opportunities come directly from colleges and universities - not just from competitive, national pools. That increases your odds of finding free money and finding the right scholarships for you. Learn More
Marianist Leadership Scholarship at the University of Dayton
The Marianist Leadership Scholars Program (MLS) was created by the United States Province of the Society of Mary as an opportunity for graduates of Marianist Education Consortium schools & LIFE programs to continue to grow and develop within the Marianist tradition. Members of the Marianist Leadership Scholars Program are challenged and supported to connect academics with service and leadership in the greater community.  Learn More
$4,000 annually
Knights of Columbus Scholarships
The Ohio Charity Foundation, Inc. and the Ohio Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce that, for the 2020-2021 school year, numerous $1,000 scholarships will once again be made available for Catholic students (grades nine through twelve) attending Catholic High School Schools in Ohio. Learn More
Boston University Trustee Scholarship
Every year, BU welcomes approximately 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and ranked in the top of their class. In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences, or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinarily well-rounded individuals. At BU, Trustee Scholars become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities. Learn More
Full undergraduate tuition plus mandatory undergraduate student fees
Horatio Alger Association
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 Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. Learn More
Earn micro‑scholarships from colleges for your achievements as early as 9th grade. Learn More
National YoungArts Foundation identifies the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts, and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers. Learn More
Starbucks College Achievement Plan
The Starbucks College Achievement Plan, first introduced in June 2014, is a first of its kind partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) that creates an opportunity for all eligible U.S. partners (employees) to earn their bachelor’s degree with full tuition coverage all the way to graduation at ASU’s top-ranked online degree program. Learn More
42% upfront scholarship plus need-based financial aid
Ohio National Guard
The Guard dates back to 1636 when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend their local communities. Now, 377 years later, the Guard has stayed true to its mission. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home than active duty service, as training typically requires just one weekend each month with a two-week training period once each year. Many of our Guard Soldiers get degrees with free tuition, learn job skills through paid training, and form bonds with fellow soldiers that last a lifetime. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family, your country and your future will thank you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Ohio Army National Guard. Learn More
Up to full tuition costs
First Commonwealth Bank College Scholarship Program
A pool of $35,000 will be made available in a one-time gift of $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors attending a college or university. The students must have a 3.0 GPA (or 85% average) and reside in Hamilton or Clermont County. Applicants must complete an application and an essay (500 words or less) detailing how they put their community first by their community involvement and how they put their academics first by excelling in the classroom. Learn More
Fund your education with exclusive new scholarships. Find opportunities for current students and recent graduates at all education levels. Learn More
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Many donors have chosen to establish scholarship funds at Greater Cincinnati Foundation to memorialize a loved one, honor an alma mater, or for a specific group of people. Learn More
Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation
The applicant must be a senior in High School or an undergraduate attending an accredited, non-proprietary college or university and a resident of the Greater Cincinnati area unless otherwise specified in the scholarship description in the list of scholarships. All the scholarships we administer are for students pursuing their undergraduate degree. Priority is given to those pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Only one application is required to be considered for all the scholarships we administer. Learn More
United Negro College Fund
UNCF has helped more than 500,000 students earn their college degrees since its founding. UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, we award more than $100 million in scholarships to students attending more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 HBCUs. Learn More
Doris Larkin McAdams Memorial Scholarship
Doris Larkin McAdams was a consummate club and organization member. She embraced and exemplified the ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. which she joined in 1943. In addition to her Sorority work, her professional training and lifelong career was focused on education. She was a teacher, librarian, and later an administrator and thus helped to shape the lives of many young people. To honor her service to Beta Zeta Zeta Chapter, and especially, her lifelong commitment to education, each spring the Chapter awards a $1000 scholarship to a graduating female high school senior. Learn More
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected. Learn More
Anthony Munoz Foundation Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund is a $20,000 scholarship that is awarded to multiple high school seniors in the Tri-State area looking to achieve their dream of continuing their education at a local college/university. Application
Scholarships for Black Students (US News & World Report)

To avoid taking out large loans, students can turn to college scholarships offered by private organizations or colleges themselves that do not need to be repaid. Many awards target specific students, such as scholarships for black students, which aim to support African American students and other historically underrepresented groups. Learn More
National Black Nurses Association
NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students. Learn More
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
TMCF offers three types of unique scholarships that are merit, plus need-based designed to address the financial needs of students attending a TMCF member-schools or other accredited college or university (if applicable). The awards process is highly competitive and is given to outstanding and qualified students who plan to earn a baccalaureate, graduate, or law degree. The average award is $3,100 per student per semester. Most scholarships are one year, non-renewable unless otherwise indicated. Awards are given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, or national origin. Learn More
$3,100 average
Ron Brown Scholar Program
The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship, and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures, and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth. Learn More
$10,000 annually
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.
The NANBPWC exists to "promote and protect the interests of African-American Business and Professional Women". One of their programs is an extensive scholarship fund. Learn More
NAACP - Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship Fund
This is a $2,000 scholarship. All eligible students must meet the following criteria: 1) be a member of the NAACP, 2) be a US citizen, 3) be less than 25 years old, 4) be enrolled or accepted to an accredited US college or university, 5) demonstrate financial need based on federal poverty guidelines. Learn More
NAACP - Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students
The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students is awarded annually to a male, US citizen who attends an accredited institution in the United States and is majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences. Learn More
NAACP - James Weldon Johnson Scholarship
The James Weldon Johnson Scholarship Award was established by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, in recognition of James Weldon Johnson, a member of the fraternity during his academic studies, at Clark Atlanta University. James Weldon Johnson became active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (the NAACP) in 1917 and served as the Association’s Executive Director from 1920 – 1930. In 1899 he achieved his first literary success by writing the poem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” which was set to music and unofficially became known as the “Negro National Anthem” followed by The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and God’s Trombones. James Weldon Johnson, who died June 26, 1938, was a civil rights activist, a leader of the NAACP, a poet, educator, lawyer, and journalist, and was a leading figure in the creation and development of the Harlem Renaissance. Learn More
Going Merry
To find and apply for scholarships, sign up for Going Merry -- it’s free! Going Merry has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarships. There are also opportunities for every grade level, from freshmen to seniors. Learn More
YWCA Greater Cincinnati Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship
The YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance and support to an outstanding Black female Greater Cincinnati high school senior entering a post-secondary institution. The scholarship is offered annually in conjunction with the YWCA Career Women of Achievement.Learn More
Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.Learn More
The Major Samuel Woodfill Chapter Scholarship Program
The Major Samuel Woodfill Chapter Scholarship Program. Children and Spouses of U.S. Army Soldiers and Army Veterans (Honorable Discharge), Army Soldier and Army Veteran(Honorable Discharges), and Family Members of AUSA Members who belong to the Major Samuel Woodfill Chapter in that priority. Apply here
Allergies Shaped My Life Foundation Scholarship
Allergies Shaped My Life Foundation, a 501(c)3, was formed to help students with financial burdens when purchasing allergy friendly foods during their academic years by providing scholarships. Apply here