10 Spring 2019 Scholarships. It’s Not Too Late! Don’t Miss These Deadlines!!

By Dr. Noaquia Callahan

There are just as many scholarship competitions available in the spring as there is in the fall. Over $2 Billionin merit-based scholarships for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students go unclaimed every year. Why? Most students are completely clueless about where to start, and find the process overwhelming. We’re here to help.

Whether you’ve just received admissions letters from your dream colleges (congratulations!) or are already working towards an advance degree, there’s still time to earn scholarship money that will cover tuition and other school related expenses.

Here are 10 diverse scholarships for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Remember, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

David & Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund ($1,000) Deadline: March 31, 2019

Purpose:To reward students who excel academically, engage in civic and religious acts of service, and demonstrate a commitment to use their education to give back to our local, state and national communities.

Eligibility: Graduating senior of a public high school (U.S.) or plan to attend an accredited college or university

Foster Care to Success Scholarship ($2,500 - 5,000) Deadline: March 31, 2019

Purpose: To support deserving students who have gone through foster care

Eligibility: Have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other postsecondary school

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund  ($15,000)  Deadline: April 1, 2019

Purpose: To assist students who are both academically capable and who aid the progressive movement for peace and justice both on campus and in their communities

Eligibility: Must be undergraduate or graduate student who acts in the interests of issues such as civil rights and international solidarity, among others. Applicants must also have demonstrated financial need as well as a solid academic record. 

Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) Deadline: April 21, 2019

Purpose: Support students interested in pursuing journalism as a career 

Eligibility: Current college students, graduate students and graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. 

Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship ($10,000) Deadline: April 21, 2019

Purpose: To offer financial assistance for students who aspire to pursue a career in journalism and media

Eligibility: Juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing a degree in digital 

Digital Privacy Scholarship ($1,000) Deadline: April 30, 2019 

Purpose: To help students understand why it’s important to be cautious about what they post on the Internet. 

Eligibility: Must be high school student or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. No age limit. Students must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. 

NAACP: Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship ($2,000) Deadline: May 15, 2019 

Purpose: Outstanding students who demonstrate financial need based on the federal poverty guidelines

Eligibility: Graduating High School Seniors or Undergraduate or Graduate Students. Must be a current member of the NAACP.

NAACP: Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students ($3,000) Deadline: May 15, 2019 

Purpose: Outstanding students who demonstrate financial need based on the federal poverty guidelines

Eligibility: Be a male majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences. U.S. Citizen. Graduating High School Seniors or Undergraduate or Graduate Students.

Ora Lee Sanders Scholarship ($2,500) Deadline: May 15, 2019

Purpose: Awarded to students who are majoring in any college-approved major, achieve academic success, and play an active role in their communities.

Guidelines: Must be a U.S. citizen; enrolled in an accredited, four-year-degree, undergraduate program at a college or university in the U.S. by August 2019; entering freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year (but not 5th year or greater); minimum GPA of 2.5.; demonstrate academic preparation to attend college and succeed; Must demonstrate the ability to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and personal goals.

Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship ($1,000) Deadline: July 12, 2019 

Purpose: To aid college-bound students who have written best travel essays

Eligibility: Between ages of 13 and 18. Must be in grades 8 through 12 and must be attending a U.S. or Canadian school. They must submit an essay about a significant travel experience that occurred within the past five years and that happened when the applicant was between the ages 12 and 18. Selection is based on originality, quality of storytelling and grammar.