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The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program is open to exceptional high school students across America. The scholarship awards up to $1,500 to students with a record of academic excellence.

The Federal Pell Grant Program is a national program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. It is a need-based program that helps offset the cost of undergraduate study.

The Truman Scholarship - provides up to $30,000 for students wishing to pursue a career in public service, such as Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Education, Public Policy or International Affairs. Because of the nature of the post-secondary subject the Truman Scholarship places emphasis on, it is essential that candidates have a strong track record of community involvement, such as ROTC, government internships, community boards or community leadership roles.


U.S. Scholarships — $600 to $1,000 - The applicant must currently be a resident of a participating American Mensa Local Group's area; be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date; submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.

International Scholarships — $1,000 - The Mensa Foundation's international scholarship program is intended to provide scholarships for foreign students enrolled at colleges or universities in the United States. The program follows, in broad terms, the outline of the scholarship program already in place in the United States.

Baer Reintegration Scholarships — Tuition, books, laboratory supplies and mandatory fees - To be eligible for consideration for the scholarship, applicants must be with diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up, and be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts or school enrollment. Eligible programs include: high school equivalency programs, trade or vocational school, or certificate programs, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or graduate degree.

College Scholarships for Undergraduate Students Attending Nebraska Public Universities, Colleges, or Community Colleges — Up to $4,000+ - Feb 1 The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation provides scholarships for tuition and fees and a textbook allowance for undergraduate students attending Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation — Are You a Potential Truman Scholar? - College Scholarships in Government Careers for College Juniors — $30,000 - The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. Each nominee for the Truman Scholarship must be a full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor's degree. 'Junior' here means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between or a student in his or her third year of collegiate study who expects to graduate during the academic year, or a senior-level student who is a resident of Puerto Rico or the Islands.

Watson-Brown Foundation  - College Scholarships for Georgia and South Carolina High School Seniors and Current Undergraduate Students — $3,000 to $5,000 - The primary mission of the Watson-Brown Foundation is to provide college scholarships to area students based on merit and need.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation — Graduate Fellowships -
Junior and Senior Graduate Fellowships in the Study of the U.S. Constitution for Students and Teachers — Up to $24,000 - Mar 1 The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers Junior and Senior Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year.

College Scholarships for Deserving Sons and Daughters of Marines and Children of Former Marines — Up to $30,000 - The son or daughter of one of active duty, reserve or veteran U.S. Marine, or U.S. Marine who has served at least 90 days and has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, or active duty or reserve, or U.S. Navy Corpsman who is currently attached to a Marine unit, or was attached to a Marine unit, or U.S. Navy Corpsman who was attached to a Marine unit and has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy.

Morris K. Udall Foundation — College Scholarships for Rising College Juniors and Seniors in Fields Related to the Environment — Up to $7,000 - Scholarships are offered in any of three categories: to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) - $500 to $5,500 - For current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service, their children and spouses.

Orphan Foundation of America - $1,500 to $6,000; up to $10,000 - OFA provides scholarship and grant money to former foster students in colleges and specialized training programs across the country.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB) -  $3,000 to $12,000 - Scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

American Legion — Scholarships - American Legion Legacy Scholarships for Children of U.S. Servicemembers Who Died on or after Sept. 11, 2001 — $2,275 - Apr 20 Through The American Legion Legacy Scholarship, the Legion works to ensure children of U.S. servicemembers who died on or after Sept. 11, 2001, receive equal opportunities in their pursuit of higher learning.

The American Legion Baseball Scholarship - The American Legion will award several scholarships this year depending on the number of applicants and interest earned from the trust fund.

Samsung American Legion Scholarship - Samsung scholarships are for undergraduate study only and may be used for tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Winners are selected according to academic record, involvement in school and community activities, community service and financial need. Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans will receive special consideration.

ational Restaurant Association Educational Foundation — Scholarship Program - College Scholarships for Students in Restaurant/Food service-Related Programs — $2,500 to $3,500 - A variety of merit-based scholarships to students who want an education and a career in the food service industry as well as professional development scholarships for restaurant and food service educators.

College Scholarships for Dependent Children, Age 24 and Under and All Spouses of Active-Duty U.S. Military Service Personnel — $3,000 to $4,000 - May 15 College, technical and vocational school need-based scholarships for the children and spouses of active-duty US military personnel.

AFB Scholarship Application — $500 to $2,500 - Most of AFB's scholarships are designated for specific fields of study. You will only be considered for the scholarships that you select on the application.

Other Scholarships and Grants for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans - Graduate Fellowships for New Americans — Up to $90,000 over two years - Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study — in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program — in the United States. A New American is defined as a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; children of naturalized citizens if born in the U.S.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation — Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships for Students and Recent Alumni from Two-Year Institutions — Up to $30,000. the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at the nation's top four-year colleges and universities.

Ventures Scholars Program - Undergraduate Students Interested in Pursuing Math- and Science-Based Careers - The Ventures Scholars Program is a national membership program designed to help underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers link to information, resources, and opportunities that will help them successfully pursue their career goals.

Trellis Foundation — Charley Wootan Grants for Graduating High School Seniors and Undergraduate Students. Program established to provide assistance to students who have difficulties pursuing their higher education dreams because of financial need.


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