Scholarships, Programs, and Tools

Nationwide Scholarships Directory

We have searched the web and curated over 1,200 programs, scholarships and tools that are designed to help and support first-generation low-income students and professionals across the nation. You are currently viewing scholarships within this directory. You can search by national or state resources. This website will continue to be updated as we find more resources. Click on the title of each resource listed below to be directed to its website for more details.


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We have 413 scholarships in our directory.

"I Have a Dream" Foundation

AFFILIATION: NATIONAL | LOCATION: NATIONAL | LIFE STAGE: HIGH SCHOOL | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP+PROGRAM

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education, fulfill their potential, and achieve their dreams. We empower children (“Dreamers”) in low-income communities to graduate from college by equipping them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in postsecondary school, along with tuition support to remove financial barriers. By helping our Dreamers gain access to college, we are putting them on a different academic and life trajectory, while having a broader impact on the students’ families and the generations that follow.

IHDF works with Dreamers after school, on the weekends, and over the summer for over ten years, developing long-term relationships with Dreamers and their families. We provide academic and socio-emotional support to Dreamers, equipping them with the confidence and life skills needed to pursue their most ambitious dreams.

The “I Have a Dream” Foundation’s mission is to empower children from low-income communities to succeed in school, college, and career by providing academic, social, and emotional support from elementary school through college, along with postsecondary tuition assistance.

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“I Have a Dream” Foundation

AFFILIATION: NATIONAL | LOCATION: NATIONAL | LIFE STAGE: COLLEGE | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP+PROGRAM

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education, fulfill their potential, and achieve their dreams. We empower children (“Dreamers”) in low-income communities to graduate from college by equipping them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in postsecondary school, along with tuition support to remove financial barriers. By helping our Dreamers gain access to college, we are putting them on a different academic and life trajectory, while having a broader impact on the students’ families and the generations that follow.

IHDF works with Dreamers after school, on the weekends, and over the summer for over ten years, developing long-term relationships with Dreamers and their families. We provide academic and socio-emotional support to Dreamers, equipping them with the confidence and life skills needed to pursue their most ambitious dreams.

The “I Have a Dream” Foundation’s mission is to empower children from low-income communities to succeed in school, college, and career by providing academic, social, and emotional support from elementary school through college, along with postsecondary tuition assistance.

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21st century scholars

AFFILIATION: STATEWIDE | LOCATION: INDIANA | LIFE STAGE: HIGH SCHOOL | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

Earning the 21st Century Scholarship provides students up to four years of undergraduate tuition* at any participating public college or university in Indiana. If you attend a private college, the state will award an amount comparable to that of a four-year public college. If you attend a participating proprietary (for-profit) school, the state will award a tuition scholarship equal to that of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.

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AAA Florida Income-Based Scholarship

AFFILIATION: NATIONWIDE, STATEWIDE | LOCATION: FLORIDA | LIFE STAGE: HIGH SCHOOL | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

AAA Scholarship Foundation works with schools in each of our scholarship states to make Academic Achievement Accessible. We can not do that without excellent schools for families to choose from.

Each state has individual guidelines determined by the laws of that state and the accountability guidelines of the AAA Scholarship Foundation. Please see the information below to view details on school participation.

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AAA Scholarship Foundation Alabama Income-Based Scholarship

AFFILIATION: STATEWIDE | LOCATION: ALABAMA | LIFE STAGE: HIGH SCHOOL | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

AAA Scholarship Foundation works with schools in each of our scholarship states to make Academic Achievement Accessible. We can not do that without excellent schools for families to choose from.

Each state has individual guidelines determined by the laws of that state and the accountability guidelines of the AAA Scholarship Foundation. Please see below to view details on school participation in this state.

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Academic Challenge Program

AFFILIATION: STATEWIDE | LOCATION: ARKANSAS | LIFE STAGE: COLLEGE | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP+PROGRAM

The Academic Challenge Program provides scholarships to Arkansas residents pursuing a higher education. Funded in large part by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, the Academic Challenge Scholarship is available to students regardless of their academic status, whether just graduating from high school, currently enrolled in college, enrolling in college for the first time, or re-enrolling after a period of time out of college.

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Academic Challenge Scholarship

AFFILIATION: STATEWIDE | LOCATION: ARKANSAS | LIFE STAGE: HIGH SCHOOL | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

The Academic Challenge Program provides scholarships to Arkansas residents pursuing a higher education. Funded in large part by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, the Academic Challenge Scholarship is available to students regardless of their academic status, whether just graduating from high school, currently enrolled in college, enrolling in college for the first time, or re-enrolling after a period of time out of college. 

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Academic Exploration Program (AEP)

AFFILIATION: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK - DELHI | LOCATION: NEW YORK | LIFE STAGE: COLLEGE | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

The Academic Exploration Program for undeclared students takes a holistic approach to academic, career, and personal support to help you transition to SUNY Delhi. Students get intensive support from an advisor who will help them adjust to college life, from exploring academic options to developing strong study habits, managing money, and adjusting to life away from home.

In their first two semesters, students begin fulfilling general education requirements while exploring their academic interests. By their second year, participants in the program will have selected a major and be on their way to earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

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Access to Education

AFFILIATION: OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY | LOCATION: OKLAHOMA | LIFE STAGE: HIGH SCHOOL | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

Access to Education is a scholarship meant specifically for first-generation college students (neither parent has a four-year college degree). The award is up to $1,600 per year ($800 fall and $800 spring).

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ACT College and Career Readiness Champions

AFFILIATION: NATIONAL | LOCATION: NATIONAL | LIFE STAGE: HIGH SCHOOL | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

Preparing individuals for college and career success is no small task – and it’s never been more important. This is why ACT is recognizing individuals who are making a positive impact on their communities through their efforts to advance college and career readiness.

The ACT College and Career Readiness Champions are individuals across the country who support ACT’s mission of education and workplace success.

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Adam Greenman American Dream Undergraduate Scholarship

AFFILIATION: NATIONAL | LOCATION: NATIONAL | LIFE STAGE: HIGH SCHOOL | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

Adam Greenman, a personal injury, criminal defense, and DUI attorney in Portland, OR wants the brightest and most driven students to receive a quality education regardless of their economic situation, country-of-origin, or ethnicity.

To further this cause, he has created the Adam Greenman American Dream Undergraduate Scholarship, which gives preference to naturalized or first-generation American citizens.

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Adelphi Enhanced Assistance Grant

AFFILIATION: ADELPHI UNIVERSITY | LOCATION: NEW YORK | LIFE STAGE: COLLEGE | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

The Adelphi Enhanced Assistance Grant helps students nationwide afford the personalized education offered by Adelphi. This grant is considered gift aid so it does not have to repaid. 

The $3,000 grant is available to assist eligible full-time undergraduate students, both new and continuing, by supplementing our already generous scholarship and grant awards. It is renewable each year as long as eligibility criteria continues to be met.

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Adult College Completion Fund

AFFILIATION: STATEWIDE | LOCATION: MAINE | LIFE STAGE: COLLEGE | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

Maine has approximately 200,000 stranded adult learners who have invested time and money into a college education without earning their degree.  With funding support from the Maine Legislature the University of Maine System established the Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Program in 2014 to provide up to $4,000 annually to help adults with demonstrated financial need resume their course work and earn a career-advancing college degree.

Aid is awarded based on financial need and course load.  In just two years Maine’s Adult Degree Completion Scholarships have helped 304 adult learners get back on track toward a degree, funding 795 semesters of college completion work with an average award of $1,295 per semester.

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Advantage Iowa Award

AFFILIATION: UNIVERSITY OF IOWA | LOCATION: IOWA | LIFE STAGE: HIGH SCHOOL | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is for incoming first-year students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who are from historically underrepresented populations (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, Multiracial) at the University of Iowa; or who have participated in a federally funded Upward Bound program. Students are considered automatically upon admission to the University of Iowa.

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Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund (AOSF)

AFFILIATION: STATEWIDE | LOCATION: ALABAMA | LIFE STAGE: HIGH SCHOOL | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

At the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund (AOSF), our mission is to empower families to choose the school that best fits their child’s unique educational needs. AOSF provides scholarships to low-income, K-12 children who are not succeeding in their current environment. Scholarships are funded by the donation of corporate and individual Alabama income tax liability.

AOSF is a parent-driven model. Parents complete an online application that is available on the AOSF website. Awards are distributed on a first come, first served basis with priority given to students zoned to attend a “failing” public school.

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Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP)

AFFILIATION: STATEWIDE | LOCATION: ALABAMA | LIFE STAGE: COLLEGE | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

ASAP is a need-based, state/federal grant ranging from $300 to $5,000 per academic year. Eligible students are undergraduate students who are Alabama residents attending eligible Alabama institutions. Fifty-One (51) Alabama institutions participate in the program. To apply please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal government. This form should be filed beginning October 1 each year and is available on the FAFSA website or the financial aid office at the institution you plan to attend.

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Alaska Education Grant

AFFILIATION: STATEWIDE | LOCATION: ALASKA | LIFE STAGE: HIGH SCHOOL | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

The Alaska legislature created the Alaska Education Grant (AEG) program to provide need-based financial assistance to eligible Alaska students attending qualifying postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska.

Grant awards typically range from $500 to $4,000 per academic year for students who have qualifying unmet financial need.

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Alaska Education Grant

AFFILIATION: STATEWIDE | LOCATION: ALASKA | LIFE STAGE: COLLEGE | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

The Alaska legislature created the Alaska Education Grant (AEG) program to provide need-based financial assistance to eligible Alaska students attending qualifying postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska.

Grant awards typically range from $500 to $4,000 per academic year for students who have qualifying unmet financial need. Criteria determining award priority includes:

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Alaska Supplemental Education Loan

AFFILIATION: STATEWIDE | LOCATION: ALASKA | LIFE STAGE: COLLEGE | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP

In order to qualify for a loan, you must:

  1. be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen, and

    a) an Alaska resident, or

    b) a student physically present in Alaska and attending an Alaska institution;

To meet the residency requirement of this section, you must physically reside in this state and maintain a domicile in this state during the 12 consecutive months before the date of application, except that you may be absent from this state for no more than a total of 60 days during that 12-month period; and you may not have declared or established residency in another state, or received a benefit based on residency from another state.

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Alray Scholars Program

AFFILIATION: LOCAL | LOCATION: MASSACHUSETTS | LIFE STAGE: HIGH SCHOOL | CATEGORY: SCHOLARSHIP+PROGRAM

Through mentoring and financial support, we give promising graduates of Boston public schools a second chance at a college education, assisting them in overcoming hurdles to earn their degree and become stronger contributors to the Greater Boston community.

All Boston public school graduates will have access to the financial, academic, and emotional support they need to re-enroll in college, earn their degree, and ultimately become economically self-sufficient and civically engaged.

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