Off to College Sweepstakes
Open to high school seniors planning to attend college or current college students. One winner will be chosen every two weeks through May 11. www.suntrusteducation.com/sweeps. Amount: $1,000. Drawing every two weeks through May 11.
Carnival/ Miami Heat Scholarship
For high school seniors. hbcubuzz.com/carnival-miami-heat-scholarship-apply-now. Award: $5000. Deadline: May 15.
Peter Kump Memorial Scholarship
Open to high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of one year experience in the culinary field. IceCulinary.com/career/scholarships.shtml. Amount: $4,000. Deadline: May 15.
NAMEPA Student Scholarship
For high school seniors. www.namepa.org/student-scholarships. Amount: $1,000. Due: May 26.
Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship
For high school seniors. www.fitnessexercises.tv/scholarships.php. Amount: $5,000. Due: May 30.
Avar Press Literary Essay Scholarship
Open to high school juniors and seniors who write an original essay on an aspect of D.J. Solomon's "Xen: Ancient English Edition." http://avarpress.com/Xen_scholarships.html. Amount: $500-$1,000. Deadline: May 31.
Big Dig Scholarship
Open to high school seniors. Submit a 500-1000 word essay that addresses: "In 200 years, one of your relatives is going to be digging in what is now your backyard. They are going to find something that you buried in 2012, and it is going to put any financial worries they have to rest." Your job is to decide what to bury that will have immense value in the future. Antiquetrader.tv/studentscholarship.php. Amount: $3,000. Deadline: June 1.
Duck Tape's Stuck at Prom Scholarship
For a high school couple who wear duck tape for prom. duckbrand.com/Promotions/stuck-at-prom.aspx. Amount: First place: $5,000; Second: $3,000; Third: $2,000; remaining top ten: $500. Due: June 13.
Admissionhook.com Scholarship Contest
Must submit a 500-word essay, or vote on other essays. admissionhook.com. Award: $500- $1,000. Deadline: June 15.
Open to all student athletes in senior year or in college. Essay required. www.bigsunathletics.com. Amount: $500. Deadline: June 22.
Castle Ink's Green Scholarship
For high school and college students. www.castleink.com/_ink-scholarship.html. Amount: $2,500. Due: June 30.
My College Scholarship
For high school students planning to enroll in an accredited university or college. mycollegescholarship.com Awards: $1,500. Deadline: June 30.
From Failure to Promise Essay Contest
For high school seniors. www.fromfailuretopromise.com/Essay-Scholarship-Contest.html. Amount: First place- $1,500, second- $1,000, and third: $500. Due: July 31.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
For high school students. www.genkellyscholarship.com/. Amount: $1,000. Due: July 31.
Discus Awards College Scholarship
For high school students. www.discusawards.com/scholarship-info. Award: $2,000. Deadline: monthly.
Weekly "Three Sentence Essay" Scholarship
Write a two- to three-sentence essay on "What is your favorite place in this world? Why?" Amount: $1,000. www.zinch.com. Deadline: Every week.
Scholarships.com Education Scholarship
For registered users of Scholarships.com who wants to major in Education is eligible to enter this scholarship. Amount: $1,000. Visit www.scholarships.com. Deadline: Ongoing.
NSU Trustee Florida Academic Scholarship
Nova Southeastern University offers a full-tuition scholarship for eligible students. The award is given to students on a first-come, first-served basis, and additional funds are available for students who live on campus. The award is open to graduating seniors who have a 3.5 GPA, 1270 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or 28 Composite ACT, 75 community-service hours and 15 credits of college prep courses and who are enrolling full-time in an undergraduate program at NSU's main campus in Davie. Applicants must apply for and receive the Florida Residency Access Grant (FRAG) and must apply for all other eligible grants. To apply, students need to complete the Trustee Florida Academic Scholarship application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and NSU State Aid application forms. Visit www.nova.edu/financialaid/ or call 800-338-4723 or 954.262.8000. Deadline: First come, first served.
Zinch Mooching Scholarships
If any of the friends that you invite to Zinch win a scholarship, you get a scholarship for the same amount as the scholarship that your friend won. Visit www.zinch.com. Deadline: Ongoing
Scholarships.com College Art Scholarship
You have to be a senior in high school and join Scholarships.com to be eligible and submit artwork (includes photography and graphic art) to win. Amount: $1,000. Visit www.scholarships.com. Deadline: Ongoing
Giving Soul Academic High School Student Scholarship
Scholarships on a monthly basis for students who are actively making a difference in the world. Award: $250. givingsoulscholarships.com. Deadline: Ongoing.
Optimist International Essay Contest
Write an essay on "How My Education is the Key to a Successful Future" and submit it to your local Optimist Club. Amount: Varies. www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships3.cfm. Deadline: Varies.
Open to all U.S. citizens who are currently a high school senior. Employees of Wells Fargo and immediate family members are not eligible for tuition prize. Award is $1,000. www.wellsfargo.com/collegesteps.
William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant Program
Applicants must be a permanent resident Florida. School must be accredited. Exact award amount determined by Florida legislature on yearly basis. Applicant must not have previously received bachelor's degree and may not use award for study of divinity or theology. Contact financial aid office of eligible institutions for application. Award amount is $2,837. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.
Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship
Open to all permanent residents of Florida. Can only be used at the Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University and Florida Memorial University. The student should show academic achievement and financial need. A minimum 3.0 high school GPA is needed. Deadlines established by participating institutions. Applications can be obtained from any of four designated institutions' financial aid offices. Award is $3,000. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.
Salute to Education Scholarship
Open to all Broward and Miami-Dade residents. Student must demonstrate academic achievement, character, financial need, leadership, a seriousness of purpose, service to others. Also needed is a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarships in following categories available in athletics, language arts and foreign languages, leadership/service, mathematics/computer science, natural science, performing arts, social science, vocational/technical and visual arts. Award is $1,000. www.stescholarships.org.
Access to Better Learning and Education (ABLE) Grant Program
Open to all permanent residents of Florida. Can be used for any full-time study. Each participating institution determines application procedures, deadlines and student eligibility. May not be enrolled in program of study leading to degree in theology or divinity. Award amount is $1,182. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.
Ethics in Business Scholarship Program
Open to any undergraduate study and can be used at any two-year college or four-year college. Contact financial aid office at participating institutions for more information. Award is $1,229. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.
Florida Academic Scholars Award
Open to all permanent Florida residents and can be used at any full-time study, part-time study or any undergraduate study. Based on academic achievement, service to others. For public institutions, scholarship covers full tuition and fees with $375 stipend; for private institutions, it covers equivalent amount. Applicant must have minimum 3.5 GPA, taken 15 credits of college preparatory academic courses, completed 75 hours of community service, and scored at least 1270 on SAT or 28 on ACT (excluding writing sections). Applicant with highest academic ranking in each county will receive Academic Top Scholars award of $1,500. Application available online and must be completed before high school graduation. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.
Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award
Open to permanent residents of Florida and can be used at a vocational/technical school, two-year college or four-year college. Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement. At public institution, scholarship covers 75 percent of tuition and fees; at private institution, it covers equivalent dollar amount. Minimum 3.0 GPA in core credits, 3.5 GPA in minimum of three vocational credits. Specific CPT, SAT or ACT test scores required. Applications available online and must be completed before high school graduation. Award is $1,000. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.
Florida Medallion Scholars Award
Open to permanent residents of Florida for full-time study, part-time study or any undergraduate study. Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement. Also required a minimum 3.0 GPA. At public community colleges, award covers 100 percent of tuition and fees; at other public institutions, it covers 75 percent of tuition and fees; at private institutions, it covers equivalent amount. Minimum composite score of 970/SAT or 20/ACT (excluding writing sections). Must have taken 15 credits of college preparatory academic courses. Award is $2,000. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.
Florida Student Assistance Grant Program
Open to all permanent residents of Florida for full-time study of any subject. Each participating institution determines application deadlines, student eligibility and award amounts. Applications available from participating schools' financial aid offices. Award is a minimum of $200 and a maximum of $1,916. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.
Keiser University Career Academy Scholarship
Open to students who plan to attend Keiser University. Copy of high school transcripts that document the career classes they have completed with a miniumum GPA of 2.5. Letter of recommendation. www.keiseruniversity.edu/high-school-students.php. Award: Up to $3,000. Deadline: ongoing.