Top Seven States

These external scholarship opportunities are listed by State.  If you don't see your state listed select "other."


Oklahoma

Hal W. Almen - West OKC Rotary Scholarship Fund
Who: Current year graduates of an Oklahoma high school.
Amount: $1000

Mike Allen Memorial Education Fund
Who: Current year graduates of an Oklahoma City Public School District high school.
Amount: $1000

Dr. Eugene Briggs Memorial Scholarship Fund
Who: Current year graduates of an Oklahoma high school.
Amount: $1000

BSO Ivy Foundation Fund
Who: Graduating senior of a metropolitan Oklahoma City area high school.
Amount: $1000

Commander Family Scholarship
Who: Students graduating from an Oklahoma high school participating in the Central Oklahoma Guidance Network.
Amount: $2000

Fred Jones Oklahoma Heritage Scholarship
Who: Current year graduates of an Oklahoma high school.
Amount: $2500 for 4 years

Charles C. & Mary Lou Miles Scholarship
Who: Students graduating from an Oklahoma high school participating in the Central Oklahoma Guidance Network.
Amount: $1000

You may find additional scholarship opportunities listed at these community foundations in your state:

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Tulsa Community Foundation


Arkansas

The listings below are detailed on the Arkansas Community Foundation website. To access the information, you will first need to do the following:

1. Create a free account

2. Locate your county on this map

3. Use the information below to check your eligibility and apply online

Dr. Austin C. Smith Memorial Scholarship 
Who: S
tudents graduating from an Arkansas high school and pursuing a healthcare field in undergraduate program.
Amount: $500-$3000

Univision Arkansas Scholarship Fund
Who: Graduating seniors in Washington, Benton, and Sebastian Counties; preference given to Spanish speakers or those of Latino descent.

William and Rosanna Sumner Educational Opportunity Scholarship
Who: Graduating seniors of Lonoke, Carlisle, Alpena, or Green Forest high schools.
Amount: $1000-$2000

Gertrude Elizabeth Waldrup Scholarship
Who: Graduating females from a high school in Mississippi County, Arkansas, who plan to attend college and would not otherwise be able to attend because of finances.
Amount: $1000

Jack E. & Mollie H. Grober Charitable Endowment
Who:
 Graduates of any accredited Fort Smith high school.
Amount: $2500

Ryan Walton Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Who: Graduating seniors in Johnson County, Arkansas.
Amount: $750

Bruce Stobaugh Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Who:
 Graduating seniors in Conway County, Arkansas.
Amount: $500

Mary E. Culp & Robert Louis Smith Memorial Scholarship
Who:
 Graduating seniors of Ashdown, DeQueen, Dierks, Horatio, Nashville, and Mineral Springs high schools.
Amount: $2000

Bridge Fund Scholarship
Who:
 Graduating seniors in Jefferson County, Arkansas with residence in Jefferson County and an ACT of 24 or above.
Amount: $2500

O.C. Hauber Rotary Scholarship
Who:
 Graduating seniors of any Jefferson County high school with a GPA of at least 3.0 and an ACT of 20 or above.

You may find additional scholarship opportunities listed at these community foundations in your state:

Arkansas Community Foundation



Texas

A.D. Osherman Scholarship
Who:
Texas resident demonstrating financial need and a history of community service with a minimum high school GPA of 2.75.
Amount: $2500

Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship
Who: Student from one of 19 designated Texas counties who excelled academically while participating in varsity athletics; athletics at the college level are not required.  
Amount: $500

Greater Abilene Ministers Alliance Scholarship
Who: Graduating seniors form Abilene and surrounding areas who attend an Abilene area church and demonstrate serious purpose in the pursuit of education but are unable to afford college without the scholarship. After entering college, recipients must maintain and provide proof of a 2.0 GPA.  
Amount: $2,000 for 4 years

Ruth & Bill Murton Memorial Scholarship
Who:
Abilene ISD graduates showing a potential for academic success; recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA in college.
Amount: $1000-$3000 renewable each year

Chesapeake Scholarship
Who: Fort Worth ISD graduates with at least a 3.0 high school GPA; priority given to females and minorities.
Amount: Up to $20,000 per year

Southwestern Engineering Scholarship
Who:
 Students graduating from the Dallas area planning on studying engineering or the physical sciences with a GPA of at least 3.0 and 23 ACT or 1620 SAT.
Amount: $1000

Wendy Ella Guilford Scholarship
Who:
 Students graduating from Dallas, Denton, or Tarrant counties.

You may find additional scholarship opportunities listed at these community foundations in your state:

Communities Foundation of Texas

Community Foundation of Abilene

Community Foundation of North Texas

Greater Houston Community Foundation

Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area, Inc.



Kansas

Dr. J.B. & Mrs. Isabella Bisceglia Scholarship
Who:
 Graduating high school seniors in the Greater Kansas City area who intend to continue their education at a college, university, or technical school.
Amount: $1000

Siplon Family Foundation
Who:
 Students graduating from a high school in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas; minimum GPA of 3.0 required.
Amount: $1000

Second Chance Scholarship
Who:
 Students graduating from a Kansas high school who have faced some adversity in their lives.
Amount: Varies

Morning Grange #227 Scholarship
Who:
Attended high school in the Olathe, Gardner, and Spring Hill areas with a 2.5 GPA that must be maintained in college; recipients must also maintain full-time status in college.
Amount: $1000 for 4 years

KCI Rotary Scholarship Fund
Who:
 Graduating seniors of North Platte R-1, Park Hill, Park Hill South, Platte County R-III, St. Pius X, or West Platte R-11 high schools; recipients must have a 3.0 GPA and may reapply annually if a 2.5 GPA is maintained in college.
Amount: $1000

James R. Goheen Scholarship Fund
Who:
High school seniors of Wyandotte County with at least a 2.0 GPA.  
Amount: Varies

J. Harold & Mabel Hamil Memorial Scholarship
Who:
 Students graduating from Northland, North Kansas City, Oak Park, Winnetonka, Park Hill, Park Hill South, Platte Co. R-111, Staley, or St. Pius X high schools. The scholarships are intended to assist students who have excelled in the areas of English, Journalism, Debate, Public Speaking, Political Science, and or community involvement.
Amount: $1500

Go-Long Scholarship
Who:
 Graduating seniors from a high school in the Kansas City metro who have maintained a 2.0 GPA and can demonstrate financial need.
Amount: Varies

You may find additional scholarship opportunities listed at these community foundations in your state:

Western Kansas Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas

Kansas Rural Communities Foundation

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation



California

Charles H. & Ethel E. Wolfe Scholarship
Who:
Recipient must be residing in Orange County, California, when the scholarship is awarded and must demonstrate high scholastic achievement, community involvement, financial need, and plans to study at a U.S. nonprofit college or university.
Amount: $1000-$2000

Kingston Scholarship
Who:
Students graduating from Orange County high schools demonstrating financial need, a strong pattern of outside activities and community involvement, active participation in school clubs, church, outside employment, etc., and a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipients must plan to attend an accredited institution full-time.
Amount: $5000

Mark P. Tiner Scholarship
Who:
Orange County high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.75 and plans to enroll in a 4-year accredited university.
Amount: $1000

Orange County Centennial Academic Scholarship
Who:
 Resident of Orange county who has completed their last three years of high school in Orange County. Recipients must have plans to attend full-time at an accredited college or university. Recipients must have demonstrated leadership and service to the community, as well as have achieved a combined SAT score of at least 2100 (or ACT of 31) and a GPA of at least 3.5.
Amount: $750-$2500

Crain Educational Grants Program
Who:
 Recipients must have demonstrated community involvement over a period of several years, maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, evidenced financial hardship, and have plans to attend a U.S. 4-year university full-time.
Amount: Up to $5000

Curry Award for Girls & Young Women
Who:
Females aged 16-26 demonstrating financial hardship with current residency in San Mateo County and plans to enroll in college full time.
Amount: $1000

Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation Scholarship
Who:
 Graduating high school seniors demonstrating school and/or extracurricular activities, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and financial hardship. Recipients must be current residents of San Mateo County with plans to enroll full-time in a U.S. college or university.
Amount: Up to $10,000

Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship
Who:
Graduating high school seniors demonstrating community involvement, financial hardship, plans to enroll full-time at a U.S. college or university, and with a GPA of at least 3.5.
Amount: Up to $5000

Ruppert Educational Grant Program
Who:
Applicant must demonstrate academic promise and continues GPA improvement during high school, as well as community involvement and a maintained GPA of at least 3.3.  Applicant must have financial need and be a current graduating senior with plans to attend a U.S. college or university full-time.
Amount: Up to $5000

The Bright Futures Scholarship
Who:
Applicant must be able to demonstrate unmet financial need after all other forms of college financial aid are secured. Applicant must have demonstrated academic promise during high school, with a minimum GPA of 3.3. Applicant must have plans to attend a U.S. college or university full-time.
Amount: Up to $10,000

Ruth Schroff Scholarship
Who:
Outstanding African-American or Hispanic/Latino students residing in Riverside or San Bernadino Counties.
Amount: $1000

Elizabeth C & Jack B Clarke, Sr., Endowed Scholarship
Who:
Outstanding graduating seniors from high schools within the City of Riverside, with priority given to qualified African American applicants.
Amount: $1000

The Dr. Barnett Grier & Eleanor Jean Grier Scholarship
Who:
Outstanding seniors from high schools within the city of Riverside.
Amount: $1000

The Pavement Recycling Systems Scholarship
Who:
Graduating high school seniors from Riverside or neighboring communities with minimum GPAs of 3.0.  
Amount: Varies

You may find additional scholarship opportunities listed at these community foundations in your state:

Orange County Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

The East Bay Community Foundation


Colorado

Big Jon Platt Scholarship
Who: Graduating seniors from Montbello High School in Denver. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 G.P.A., financial need, and be planning to attend an accredited community college or four-year institution.
Amount: $2,000

Jean M. Blue Scholarship
Who: Graduating seniors from Garfield County schools
Amount: $2,500

Colorado Press Association High School Scholarship
Who: Graduating Colorado high school seniors who have been active and held a leadership position in their high school’s newspaper, media club, or yearbook.
Amount: $1,500

Columbine Memorial Scholarship
Who: Students graduating from Jefferson County high school. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA, financial need, and be planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school.
Amount: $2,200

Faye Shofner Tally Memorial Scholarship
Who: Graduating high school seniors in Mesa and Eagle counties. Applicants should have an excellent academic record and need financial assistance to pursue their educational dreams.
Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Genevieve Clough Fellowship
Who: Seniors from Coal Ridge, Rifle, and Grand Valley high schools.
Amount: Varies based on financial need

Helen M. McLoraine Opportunity Scholarship
Who: Individuals who have had to face extraordinary or challenging circumstances, have actively taken steps to improve their lives, and are committed to advancing their education.
Amount: Varies depending on financial need

Helen M. McLoraine Scholarship for Foster Care & Emancipating Youth
Who: Individuals who have been in the Colorado foster care system for a minimum of 24 months between the ages of 13 and 18 who are planning to attend or are attending a career or technical school, community college, or four-year institution.
Amount: $2,000 to $7,000

The Jim and Peggy Curtis Scholarship
Who: Students graduating from Moffat Senior High School or Mountain Valley Senior High School.
Amount: Up to $5,000

John W. and Edna Wilson Mosley Scholarship
Who: African-American students from East High School. Recipients are selected based on financial need, academic achievement, character, and school and community involvement.
Amount: $2,000

Kay Armstrong Memorial Scholarship
Who: High school seniors graduating from Delta County public schools who have been active in community service and who are successful scholastically.
Amount: $1,000

Laura R. Genelin Memorial Scholarship
Who: Students graduating from Eagle County high schools. Applicants should have a 3.5 or higher GPA and want to become teachers or study health and medicine.
Amount: $1,000

Natural Soda/Bill Gunn Scholarship
Who: Graduating seniors from public high schools in Rangely, Meeker, and Rifle. Applicants should be well-rounded, demonstrate financial need, and be interested in a career in engineering, geology, physical science, or a similar field.
Amount: $1,500

Bill Patterson Scholarship
Who: Students graduating from Mesa County Valley School District #51 who are in the top 5% of their class, has leadership potential, and is planning to pursue a career interest related to science and/or environment.
Amount: $1,000

Raymond and Velma Merkle Scholarship
Who: Seniors from Littleton High School and Manual High School. Applicants must be a first generation college student, have a 2.75 cumulative GPA, be active in their school or community and be planning to attend a trade school, technical school, a community college, or a 4-year college.
Amount: $2,000-$10,000

RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship
Who: Colorado high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional achievement above and beyond their peers and who intend to pursue a degree in science, mathematics, or engineering.
Amount: $3,000

Wilson Education Fund
Who: Graduating seniors from public schools in Delta and Mesa counties who are good students with financial need.
Amount: Varies with financial need

You may find additional scholarship opportunities listed at these community foundations in your state:

Broomfield Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley

Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County

The Denver Foundation

Pikes Peak Community Foundation

Western Colorado Community Foundation

Yampa Valley Community Foundation


Louisiana

Twiley, Marie, and Bringier Barker Scholarship
Who: Seniors graduating from a public high school in East Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Livingston Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Washington Parish or West Feliciana Parish who have a 2.7 cumulative GPA and have been accepted into a university or college as a full-time student.
Amount: $2,000

You may find additional scholarship opportunities listed at these community foundations in your state:

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

The Community Foundation of North Louisiana



Other State Community Foundations

COLORADO

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

Western Colorado Community Foundation

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Western North Carolina

Triangle Community Foundation

VIRGINIA

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation serving Richmond & Central Virginia

If your state isn’t listed, check here (Community Foundation Locator) for other community foundations.