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THIS Scholarship Resource Guide breaks down the best scholarship search engines and instructs users on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.

LOCAL & NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS BY MONTH/DATE DEADLINES
A scholarship in RED indicates the deadline has passed

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships (12th Grade)
For these, award eligibility requirements will vary based on your local Ronald McDonald House Charity chapter. For example, some have ethnic eligibility requirements. Deadlines and award amounts will also vary by location, but some of the bigger national awards can be as large as $100,000! Deadlines vary depending on scholarship! 
For more information click HERE

Quest Bridge National College Match (12th Grade)

Quest Bridge is looking for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges. 
Deadline: September 27, 2018
For more information click HERE

AES Scholarship 
A scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted
$500 Deadline: October 6, 2018
For more information click HERE


Boy Scouts of America , Patriots Path Council, Scout Scholar Athlete (10th-12th Grades)
The scout scholar athlete is presented to scouts who have participated in a high school varsity level in sports, have a strong academic record, and follow the Scout Oath and Law daily. 
Deadline: October 12, 2018
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Palmolive Make the U Scholarship (NJ Students) (31 Awards)
To be eligible for the scholarship the student must show academic excellence and demonstrate dedication to community services .
$15,000 - Deadline October 15, 2018
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Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards (NJ Students) (180 Awards) (12th Grade)
To be eligible a student must be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in 2019, have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 and be of a hispanic heritage. 
$3500 - Deadline October 15, 2018
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American Muscle Student Scholarship Program (NJ Students) (4 Awards) (12 Grade)
To be eligible for the scholarship you must be a graduating senior. 
$2000 - Deadline October 15, 2018
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Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship (NJ Students) (1 Award) 
To be eligible the student must be between the ages of 16 and 19 and be attending high school. 
$1000 - Deadline October 15, 2018
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Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarships (NJ Students) (100 Awards)
To be eligible a student must have a cumulative average of 3.0 and participate in at least one of the 47 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the summer and winter Olympic Games. 
$5000 - Deadline October 17, 2018
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Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway (NJ Students) (20 Awards)
To be eligible a student must be a legal resident and be between 18-24.
$100,000 - Deadline October 17, 2018
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Horatio Alger Scholarship Award (12th Grade)
This generous need-based scholarship is geared toward students who have faced and overcome great obstacles. This one scholarship application will get you considered for many other national, state, and specialized scholarships, which means less work for you and more opportunities for scholarship funding!
$6000-$25,000 Deadline: October 25, 2018
For more information click HERE

Coco Cola Scholars Program (12th Grade)
Coca-Cola Scholars are judged primarily on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, leadership experience, and community service. This scholarship program is fairly big: 150 awards of $20,000 each are given out every year. 
Deadline October 31, 2018
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VIP Scholarship (NJ Students) (1 Award)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a US citizen enrolled in high school and at least 13 years old. 
$5000 - Deadline October 31, 2018
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HP Scholarships (NJ Students) (1 Award)
To be eligible a student must be a legal resident of the US and be at least 13 years old at time of entry. 
$1000 - Deadline October 31, 2018
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SP Scholarships (NJ Students) (10 Awards)
To be eligible the student must be at least 13 years old and will roll in a college or university in the United States.
$10,000 - Deadline October 31, 2018
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Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition (9th - 12th Grades)
Students compete for this award by writing and recording an audio essay on a patriotic theme. The theme for the 2018-2019 contest is "Why My Vote Matters." The first-place winner gets a grand prize of $30,000 as well as an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC. The program gives out a total of $2.1 million in awards and incentives each year.
Deadline October 31, 2018
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program (12th Grade)
Applicants are judged on academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, desire to help others, and leadership skills. Awards are given to up to 40 students each year, and can be as high as $40,000 per academic year.
Deadline - November 2018
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The John M. Belk Scholarships
Davidson college invites high school from across the country and abroad to nominate outstanding students with extraordinary potential. A candidate's record and recommendations must demonstrate academic excellence, and purposeful engagement  in the classroom.
Deadline: November 9, 2018
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NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (NJ Students) (391 Awards)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a female that is at least 13 years old and be a US citizen.
$500 - Deadline November 12, 2018
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Elk's National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition (12th Grade)
Applicants to this need-based scholarship are judged on their scholarship and leadership abilities. In total, 500 scholarships are awarded across the country, and
 award amounts (over four years) range from $4,000 to $50,000. Applications must be submitted to the Elk Lodge closest to your home address, so make sure to research the Elk Lodges in your area before you apply.
Deadline: November 15, 2018
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Rider University - Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition
Students can win a four year, full tuition scholarship to Rider University. The Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition asks students to compose a 400 word description of a business concept.
Deadline: November 18, 2018
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HERE

Burger King Scholars Program (12th Grade)
Applicants to this scholarship are judged on their GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities, and community service. Award amounts range from those as small as $1,000 to those as large as $50,000.
Deadline: December 2018
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Jefferson Scholars Foundation Scholarship (12th Grade)
If you are planning to apply to University of Virginia, nominations are now being accepted for the Jefferson Scholarship, which provides full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at UVA., plus a number of generous enrichment benefits, including a study abroad experience. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Mrs. Daniell. Deadline: December 3, 2018

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship (NJ Students) (5 Awards)
To be eligible for the scholarship the student must be a US citizen and plan on enrolling in an accredited college/university within the US. 
$1000 - Deadline December 15, 2018
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Dolman Law Group Scholarship (NJ Students) (1 Award)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be planning on attending a college/university for the 2019-2020 academic year and be in good academic standing. 
$1,100 - Deadline December 29, 2018
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SBO Essay Scholarship Contest (NJ Students) (10 Awards)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a legal resident of the US and plan to attend a college/university for the 2019-2020 school year.
$1000 - Deadline December 31, 2018
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United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program
Each year multiple $1,000 grants will be awarded to high school seniors who are US citizens graduating from US accredited schools, and plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of their choice. 
$1000 - Deadline - January 11, 2019
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American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest (9th - 12th Grades)
Students compete for this award by preparing and performing a three- to five-minute oration on some aspect of the US Constitution. The first-place winner receives $18,000, second place receives $16,000, and third place receives $14,000. There are also smaller awards for state winners. In total, annual award amounts can exceed $138,000.
Deadline: January 12, 2019
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Atlas Shrugged Scholarship Essay Contest (12th grade)
Students compete for this award by writing an essay on one of three topics related to Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged. The first-place winner will receive a $25,000 prize. Runners-up also win prizes, and a whopping $40,000 in scholarship money is awarded annually. 
Deadline: January 19, 2019For more information click HERE

10 Words or Less Scholarship (NJ Students) (1 Award)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must plan to attend a college or university for Fall 2019. 
$500 - Deadline January 31, 2019
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AAHA Lou Mansione Scholarship (12th Grade)
The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association is pleased to offer a scholarship program to students who plan to continue their education beyond the 12th grade. Scholarships are available, one to a New Jersey High School Senior and the second to a high school senior from Pennsylvania or Delaware. Applicants must be high school seniors who are registered with USA Hockey. The application form must be accompanied by an essay of 500 words or less on "The Value of High School Hockey to My Personal Development.
$1000 - Deadline February 1, 2019
For more information click HERE

Jackie Robinson's Foundation Scholarship Program (12th Grade)
Applicants to this need-based scholarship are judged on their leadership skills and commitment to community service. To be considered eligible, you must identify as a minority student. The scholarships are four-year awards, and recipients can receive as much as $30,000 over four years.
Deadline February 1, 2019
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Davidson Fellowship Scholarships (9th - 12th Grades)

Do you have an extraordinary achievement you're particularly proud of? This scholarship is for students who have completed an impressive piece of work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, literature, music, or philosophy. Scholarship requirements differ based on the type of project, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.
Deadline: February 13, 2019
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NJ Shout Down Drugs (9th - 12th Grades)
Is music your life? Do you know how drugs destroy lives? Be a part of NJ Should Down Drugs and let the whole state hear your voice. 
$5000 - Deadline February 1, 2019
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Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship (12th Grade)

Applicants are judged on their "compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle." If you've promoted vegetarianism at school or in your community, you'll likely be a strong candidate for this scholarship. The first-place winner receives $10,000, and two runners-up each receive $5,000. 
Deadline: February 20, 2019
For more information click HERE

Toyota Teen Drive 365 Video Challenge (12th Grade)
Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving. Your video's message should be one that would resonate with you and your peers. 
$15,000 - February 28, 2019
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Live Out Loud Scholarship Program (12th Grade)
The Live Out Loud Educational Scholarship was created to provide financial support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth who are pursuing a college degree.
$10,000 - Deadline March 1, 2019
For more information click HERE

Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest (9th - 12 Grades)
This scholarship is pretty unique—and it's great for students with some untapped artistic talents! Students compete for this award by submitting a photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic to be used on the front of a greeting card. The winner will receive $10,000, and the winner's school will also get an award of $1,000. 
Deadline: March 1, 2019
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NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation (12th Grade)
Since 1947, the New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Caddie Scholarship Foundation has provided over $12.7 million total. At least 200 caddies are selected annually. 
$3500 - March 1, 2019
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Engebretson Foundation Scholarship (12th Grade)
Awarded to one student each year who demonstrates not only financial need but also impressive academic performance and leadership ability. The annual award winner receives $5,000 per semester of college. 
Deadline March 9, 2019
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FIDM National Scholarship Competition (12th Grade)
Do you belong to the next generation of solution-oriented creative leaders, entrepreneurs, and trendsetters? Showcase your talent as you demonstrate a strong understanding of aesthetics and the ability to push your limits, in the 2019 National Scholarship Competition, featuring Celebrity Judge Kris Jenner.
$31,500 - Deadline March 29, 2019
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Janet Logan Daily Foundation Scholarship (12th Grade)

Offered exclusively to New Jersey graduating high school seniors, the Janet Logan Daily Foundation Scholarship recognizes students from varying academic backgrounds who have routinely demonstrated maturity and integrity within and beyond the classroom.
$10,000 - Deadline April 1, 2019
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The Fountain Head Essay Contest (11th & 12th Grades)
Students compete for this award by writing an essay on one of three topics related to Ayn Rand's book The Fountainhead. The first-place winner will receive a grand prize of $10,000. Runners-up also receive awards. Each year a total of $22,500 is given out in prize money.
Deadline - April 25, 2019
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Benjamin Venezia Memorial Scholarship (12th Grade)
A scholarship will be awarded to a New Jersey graduating high school senior who excels in academics and is actively involved in community service. 
Only the first 75 applicants will be reviewed. Applicants must be New Jersey residents. 
$1000 - Deadline April 29, 2019
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Saint Andrews Society Scholarships (12th Grade)
Celebrating 250 years of Scottish tradition, the Saint Andrew’s Society of Washington, DC, sponsors six annual scholarships. Funding is reserved for students in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Preference is given to applicants involved in enhancing knowledge of Scotland’s history. 
$2500 - April 30, 2019
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Species on the Edge 2.0 (12th Grade)
Conserve Wildlife Foundation invites high school students from across the state to submit an original social media campaign showing why wildlife is important to protect in New Jersey. The fun and educational "Species on the Edge 2.0" Social Media Contest capitalizes on high school students' expertise with social media platforms, and provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent, creativity, and love of nature. The contest helps to develop students' experience. All entries will be eligible to win a day in the field with a wildlife biologist.
$1000 - Deadline May 19, 2019
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Frank D. Visceglia Memorial Scholarship (12th Grade)
The Boy Scouts of America Patriots’ Path Council (PPCBSA) began the Frank D. Visceglia Memorial Scholarship. Graduating high school seniors who’ve worked up from Boy Scout to Eagle Scout should apply. 
$1000 - June 1, 2019
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NJ Stars Scholarship (12th Grade)
The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) program is an initiative created by the state of New Jersey that provides New Jersey's highest achieving students with free tuition at their home county community college, less any state and/or federal grants and scholarships for 12 to 18 college-level credits per semester, for up to five (5) semesters.
$12,500 
For more information click HERE