The Horatio Alger Association offers one of the largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country. The Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who’ve faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are primarily focused on recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, they seek students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

The application period for high school seniors pursuing bachelor’s degree programs ends October 25.  The application for career and technical education is open until August 15; this is for students pursuing associate degrees or technical certifications.

For more information, visit their website.

$1,000 July Scholarship:

Foot Locker Foundation, Inc./UNCF Scholarship
The scholarship program is for students attending a UNCF-member college or university during the fall of 2020. Closes May 29.

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TicketHelp Safe Driver Scholarship

In the United States, car accidents kill more teenagers every year than any other cause of death. On average, about 6 teenagers aged 16 to 19 die every day in car accidents. For the most part, these car accidents can be attributed to inexperience: not responding to road hazards quickly enough, taking curves too quickly and being distracted by something outside or inside the vehicle.

Of course, perhaps the most distracting part of driving nowadays is the cell phone. In the 5 seconds it takes to read that text message, drivers can travel over 300 yards at 55 miles per hour, and they are essentially blind while doing so. About 10 percent of all teenage drivers involved in fatal accidents were using their phone — texting, calling or using social media. At any given time, more than 650,000 people are using cell phones while they drive, and young drivers are the most common culprit.

TicketHelp is offering two $1,000 scholarships per year to young people. 


Fall Semester: June 5

Spring Semester: December 5


Open to all United States citizens who have had a driver’s license for at least 1 year. In addition, you must:

  • Have been accepted and committed to, or currently enrolled in, an accredited college or university (must present a student ID, if applicable)
  • Have a minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Have no tickets or incidents on your traffic record for the past 3 years

How to Apply

To apply for the TicketHelp Safe Driver Scholarship, please submit your online application, as well as a copy of your transcript and your driving record. Visit your local Department of Driver Services or Department of Motor Vehicles to learn more about how to obtain your driving record.

You must also submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay on ONE of the topics below.

Essay Topics

  1. In what ways do you overcome the urge to use your phone or otherwise become distracted while driving?
  2. How has your life been impacted by distracted driving?
  3. Give us a brief overview of your state’s distracted driving laws, and how you would change them to make the roads safer.

How to Apply

Complete the application at this link:

WOMEN’S BOND CLUB SCHOLARSHIP is offering a $40,000 scholarship to women who are looking to study business or finance. Applications are due on March 27th.

The link to the application can be found at:

  1. Create a sign in:
  1. Click Sign In in Upper Right hand Corner
  2. Click Create a new WBC account 
  3. Go back to Main Screen:
  4. Click Our Programs and then WBC Scholarship
  5. Choose I am a Scholarship Applicant or I am a Guidance Counselor to access the application and or upload the teacher reference(s)

If any issues are encountered with access or the application, applicants should contact Women’s Bond Club at

The Dr. Thomas Tam Scholarship is still open! They have extended the deadline to Friday, March 20th  2020. They encourage all high school SENIORS to apply for this opportunity to receive $500! A complete scholarship application consists of the online application (, 1 short essay and 1 Letter of Recommendation. All materials must be submitted by Friday, March 20th 2020; more details can be found in the online application.

College Board Scholarships

The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

  1. 1. Build Your College List: $500Get started by exploring colleges you’re interested in. Learn More
  2. 2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day. Learn More
  3. 3. Improve Your Score: $2,000Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score. Learn More
  4. 4. Strengthen Your College List: $500Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, match, and reach schools. Learn More
  5. 5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid. Learn More
  6. 6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000Apply to the schools you want to attend. Learn More
  7. Complete Your Journey: $40,000Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship. Learn More

Kevin Shaw Jr Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:
Students are strongly encouraged to apply for the Kevin Shaw Jr. Memorial scholarship provided that they meet the requirements as listed below:

Attend a high school in New York City and be a person of the African Diaspora, Latino/a, or Latinx background;

Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee;

Current high school student graduating Spring of 2020 or recipient of a GED;

Cumulative average at least 80%, or an average GED score of 3000;

Accepted as a full time and first-time matriculating freshman, in Fall Semester 2020, at an accredited College or University in pursuit of a Baccalaureate Degree at the time the award is presented;

A person who demonstrates strong potential for academic achievement; 

Excellent character and proven leadership ability, with a demonstrated commitment to community service and extracurricular activities.

Applicants are screened by The Kevin Shaw Jr. Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee and scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of their application, essay and interview.

Recipients are required to attend the annual Kevin Shaw Jr. Foundation Scholarship Award Ceremony in order to receive the scholarship award.

All required materials must be received on or before April 30, 2020

Completed application form; 

Essay as described in the application (500 words minimum single spaced); 

Official High School transcript;

Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (teachers, school counselor, youth leaders,clergy, etc.) must be emailed directly from the recommending individual to

New York State has passed the Jose Peralta Dream Act, allowing undocumented and other students access to state grants and scholarships such as TAP and Excelsior. However, we also encourage DREAMers to visit the CUNY Dream.US page to apply for the Dream.US scholarship and access other critical resources.
TheDream.US provides up to $29,000 in scholarships for two or four-year degrees offered to DREAMers through a CUNY partnership with TheDream.US.
TheDream.US Scholarship application will close February 27, 2020.

TheDream.US Scholarship Application


The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators will award four scholarships (two academic and two athletic) at this year’s Italian-American Day on May 18th, 2020. The four scholarships will be for $4,000 each and are available to residents of NYS that are current college students or high school seniors entering college.

Please note-the submission deadline on the application is designated as March 16th, 2020 in order for us to ensure ample time for your application to be considered for the scholarship. 

Please contact the office at 718-727-9406 for an application. 


2020 ABENY Inc. Scholarship Application Components: To apply for the ABENY Inc. scholarship, eligible students must submit the following application components by postal mail to ABENY Inc.’s Education Committee Chair/Co-Chair at the address indicated in the application (application form link to the right):Fully completed applicationOne page, typewritten personal statement about why the student deserves the ABENY Inc. ScholarshipAn official copy of the academic record (which must be signed by a school official or contain the school’s official seal)Four letters of recommendation; two from school staff and two from community representativesAcademic resume indicating extra-curricular activities, community service, and any employment or internship activityOriginal black and white or color passport sized photoAll applications and supporting documentation should be postal mailed in a 9×12 inch envelope. All postal mailings should be postmarked by April 30th.
Questions? Please email with ‘2020 Scholarship Application’ in the subject line.
Please find eligibility criteria for ABENY Inc. Scholarship Applicants below:ABENY Inc. Scholarship is limited to New York City public high school seniors who will graduate from a vocational, academic or alternative school or will receive an equivalency diploma from a public evening school or a New York City Board of Education alternative educational program. In addition, students must have high academic standing and demonstrate leadership in school and community.

Ocean Awareness Contest Deadline: 6/15/20 Available to: Maximum Age 18 Years Award Amount: 8 awards from $100-$1,500 The Ocean Awareness Contest is open to students between the ages of 11 and 18. To be considered, students are invited to learn about the climate crisis and its impact on oceans; discover or imagine solutions at local, national, or global scales; and create work that explores hope in action. Submissions are accepted in visual art, film, music, poetry, prose, and interactive and multimedia.

The Morris and Eve Brown Foundation will be presenting several awards of  $2,000.  To be eligible, a candidate must:

  • Be a high school senior graduating from a New York City public school.
  • Have demonstrated excellence in the field of language.
  • Begin college level studies in the Fall of 2020 majoring in language (either English or foreign).

Applications must be submitted by mail to The Morris and Eve Brown Foundation, c/o PAUL S. SIBENER, ESQ., 9 Lea Court, Commack, NY 11725 and must include:

  • A copy of the student’s high school transcript;       
  • Student’s social security number; and       
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from English and/or Foreign Language teachers.

Please note the foundation can only process items written in English; letters of recommendations should ONLY be from faculty who teach in the fields of English Language Arts or Foreign Language; and schools should submit no more than two prospective candidates for review. Optional: Students may also include a piece of their own writing for review. However, only compositions written in English will be reviewed since trustees are not able to evaluate items written in other languages. Additional information is available here. Submitted applications must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2020.  For questions, please contact Paul S. Sibener, Esq. at

YMCA Bai Scholarship

Award: $5000 (per semester for one year)

Deadline: March 1st, 2020


Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship

Award: $18,000 (Per calendar year for tuition)

             Reimbursement for transportation between school and Washington, D.C

Deadline: April 1st – August 31St


Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Award: Varies based on financial need

Deadline: April 25th, 2020


Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Education Scholarship

Award: $500 – $8700

Deadline: April 30th, 2020


Pathways for Patriots

Award: Based on financial need

Deadline: May 15th, 2020


CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Award: $12,000

Deadline: May 15th, 2020


George Washington Carver Scholarship

Award: The award varies with some award $10,000 or higher

Deadline: May 30th, 2020


LivSecure Scholarship at LivSecure

Award: $1000 (For first place)

             $500 (For runner ups)

Deadline: July 1st, 2020




Established in 1989, the Milken Scholars Program celebrates and supports academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, as well as school and community service among college-bound students who have overcome social, economic or other obstacles. Over the past thirty years, 483 high school students have been selected to become Milken Scholars. They attend or have graduated from over 69 colleges and universities across the country. 

Milken Scholars receive financial assistance totaling up to $10,000 and a range of resources that include:

·         An annual monetary recognition award of $2,000 for each of their four years of college

·         A $2,000 fund to assist them as they prepare to enter the workforce or pursue graduate school

·         Ongoing academic and career-related counseling

·         Assistance with career-related experiences through internships and shadowing opportunities

Milken Scholars must commit to maintaining a 3.0 grade point average throughout their undergraduate career and attend all annual program activities (expenses paid), including an annual three-day Summit that takes place each summer. Scholars are also encouraged to participate in community service activities in their home and/or school community.

Students who will graduate from high school by June of 2020 are currently eligible for nomination to the Milken Scholars Program.  They are identified by college advisors at their high schools in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles County and must demonstrate the following:

·         Minimum grade point average of 3.6 (un-weighted) or 90 in all academic high school subject areas

·         Minimum composite SAT I score of 1350 with results submitted for Critical Reading and Math or an ACT score of 29 (these scores may be a combination from multiple test sittings)

·         Active participation in community service activities

·         A record of leadership

·         Financial or other obstacles

·         United States Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

·         Admission to a four-year college or university prior to final selection

Nomination forms can be completed via SurveyMonkey at We strongly encourage you to review the information regarding the selection process and timeline on our website before completing the nomination form. If you have difficulty accessing the online form, please contact us at (800) 654-5675 or at and we will be happy to assist.

TIME 2000 for math teachers

Queens College offers scholarships to students in the teacher education program in mathematics. Go to

Build Your College List: $500. Practice for the SAT: $1,000. Improve Your Score: $2,000. Strengthen Your College List: $500. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000. Apply to Colleges: $1,000. Complete Your Journey: $40,000.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships is an exciting new scholarship program. Students don’t have to write an essay, fill out an application, or have a specific GPA or test score to participate. The program gives students a simple six-step college plan and rewards students with scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000 for simply completing the actions they need to take in order to apply to college. 4,000 students each year will earn scholarships totaling $5 million, and at least half of all the scholarships ($2.5 million) are designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year. For more information, please see Scholarship Details and the Official Rules.

Hunter College Scholars Program

Nursing Scholars
Roosevelt ScholarsYalow Scholars
Incoming Scholars: Submit your completed Student FERPA Release and Acceptance of Program Terms and Rules form here:         Upload Form ➡WELCOMEThe Honors Scholar Programs offer students a variety of advantages and support that can help create an extraordinary learning experience at Hunter College. The programs offer merit scholarships, learning communities, dedicated academic advisors and faculty mentors, priority registration, and freshman year priority access to residence life. Honors Scholars are encouraged to work towards honors in their major or interdisciplinary studies, postgraduate education, and high-impact educational experiences (e.g. study abroad, research, internships).Athena | Humanities & Social SciencesDaedalus | Computer ScienceMuse | Visual & Performing ArtsNursing | Leadership in NursingRoosevelt | Public Policy & Civic EngagementYalow | Scientific Research & Pre-HealthDuring the first semester, students take five courses from the core curriculum, plus the First Year Seminar (FYS 100) course that serves as a foundation for developing academic skills and plans. This structure aids students in exploring related programs of study while meeting key first-year requisites, connections with faculty, and support from a close-knit community. In addition to a faculty advisor, all honors scholar students are assigned a dedicated academic advisor to assist with major selection, course planning, and life skills building.BENEFITSScholars receive the following benefits while pursuing their bachelor’s degree:Merit scholarship* for eight semesters of full-time study**Dedicated Academic Advisor for help creating academic plans, life skills, preparing you for internships, study abroad, and honors opportunitiesPriority registration to allow you to register for classes earlySpecial programs including first-year seminar, events, and co-curricular activities to foster intellectual curiosity and connections with other students, faculty, and advisorsPriority access to a room in one of our residence halls for your freshman year*-This scholarship requires annual completion of FAFSA (Free Application for Federal·Student Aid) even though the scholarship award is merit-based. If a student does not file a·FAFSA, whether because of ineligibility or for any other reason, the student will lose the·scholarship award but may still participate in the support and academic opportunities of the·Program.**-The scholarship is removed at the conclusion of the 8th term since the date of the first term attended. I.e. a student who started in Fall 2019 will receive the scholarship until Spring 2023.·A student’s continued participation in the Program requires maintaining status as a full-time·student in good standing and compliance with the Program’s requirements, to the extent·applicable, as set forth in the rules & terms agreement.APPLYINGThe Fall 2020 application is now available. Apply for Freshmen Scholar Programs 


Must be African American, minimum 75 gpa, Queens resident. See Ms. Abrams for an application.

NYS DREAM Act Application Now Available

The Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act gives undocumented and other students access to New York State‐administered grants and scholarships that support their higher education costs. To qualify for NYS financial aid under the NYS DREAM Act, students must meet certain eligibility criteria. Eligible students can apply for NYS grant and scholarship programs, including the Tuition Assistance Program, Excelsior Scholarship, and Enhanced Tuition Awards.Detailed information, as well as a link to the NYS DREAM application, is found at


HACER scholarships are local and national scholarships awarded to Hispanic students beginning their freshman year of college. The scholarships are offered by McDonald’s through local Ronald McDonald House Charities. Keep reading to learn if you qualify, how to apply, and see how much you could be awarded.HACER Scholarship: Application Tips, Requirements And More › hacer-scholarship


The Norm Brodsky Idea/Business Concept Competition

About Norm Brodsky
The personification of the word “entrepreneur”, Norm Brodsky ’64 launched eight successful businesses before he began sharing his strategies as the author of the popular Street Smarts column in Inc. Magazine.

Brodsky is also the author of the book The Knack: How Street Smart Entrepreneurs Learn How to Handle Whatever Comes Up. Norm and his wife Elaine enjoy sharing their expertise and mentoring business owners as well as entrepreneurial students.

Prizes for the High School Senior Competition:
1st Place: 4-year, full-tuition scholarship* + a plaque + a trophy for your high school
2nd Place: A plaque.
3rd Place: A plaque.
*Scholarship is to attend Rider University and is contingent upon the student being accepted at Rider University, and continuing as a Rider student in good standing.

The Brother Amos M. Gailliard


The Brother Charles S. Lucas


This scholarship is named in honor of Brother Amos Gailliard* who was a Brigadier General in the United States Army and dedicated member and Past President of the Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter. The Amos Gailliard Scholarship is funded by the gracious financial contributions of Brothers Darren Morton and Gordon Miller.

The Brother Richard Gibbs

Community Service


This scholarship is awarded to a young man (graduating senior) who meets the academic requirements for admission into an accredited college/university and has demonstrated a passion and commitment the his community through volunteerism. This scholarship is funded by the gracious donations of Brother Richard Gibbs.

The Christine Fortune


This scholarship is named in honor of the mother of Brother Darren M. Morton. Brother Morton is a virtual giant in Alpha Phi Alpha and a faithful member of the Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter. His impact has been felt on the local, regional, and national levels of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He has been a member of Alpha Phi Alpha for 30+ years, serves as the Senior Pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, and Chairman of the Wesley Parrott Youth Programs, Inc. Brother Morton was raised solely by his mother and credits her love and support as on of the biggest catalyst of his success. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving young man who is the product of a single parent home. Brother Darren Morton designated and graciously provided the finding for this scholarship.

This scholarship is named in honor of Brother Charles Lucas. Brother Lucas has been a member of Alpha Phi Alpha since the Spring of 1943. He has diligently served the fraternity as a staunch member of the Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter. He has also tirelessly served the Queens community for many years and continues to do so as the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center. This scholarship is named on his behalf because he is a firm believer of the importance of higher education and his continued efforts of educating and supporting our youth.

The Leadership


This scholarship is awarded to a young man (graduating senior) who meets the academic requirements for admission into an accredited college/university and has displayed a passion for leadership through his club and/or organization involvement.

The Mary L. Brogdon Lion’s

Legacy Scholarship

The Academic Excellence 


This scholarship is awarded to a young man (graduating senior) who meets the academic requirements for admission into an accredited college/university and has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 88/100 (3.5/4.0).

The Mary L. Brogdon Lion’s Legacy Scholarship is geared towards a young woman in her senior year of high school looking to pursue an education at an Historically Black College or University in the 2019-2020 academic year. This scholarship is awarded to a young woman who excels both academically and within her community, and continues to leave her legacy on those who surround her everyday.

The Gibbs Family  Scholarship

This scholarship is named after the Gibbs Family, one of the cornerstones of the Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter. Together, they have served the chapter for many years on many levels. Brother Brendan Gibbs has graciously established and funded this scholarship in honor of his family.

Milken Scholars Nomination

Nominations are open for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.6 (un-weighted) or 90 in all academic high school subject areas;
  • Minimum composite SAT I score of 1350 with results submitted for Critical Reading and Math (these scores may be a combination from multiple test sittings), or an ACT score of 29;
  • Active participation in community service activities;
  • A record of leadership;
  • Financial or other obstacles; 
  • United States Citizenship or Permanent Residency or who have been granted deferred action status under DACA; and
  • Admission to a four-year college or university prior to final selection. 

This year, up to fifteen eligible nominations from each school’s 2020 graduating class will be accepted.  Students may not apply without first being nominated by their college advisor.  

Completed nomination form(s) must be submitted no later than Monday, December 2, 2019


$5,000 AWARD – based on scholastic achievement, potential for academic success and recommendations. You must meet financial criteria. Go to Applications are due January 31, 2020.



Students must have outstanding academic records and be from low-income backgrounds. Visit to see if you are eligible.

Fastweb’s Scholarship Directories provide students the ability to view new and large scholarships by category. Among the many categories offered, students can view Scholarships by School Year, Ethnicity Scholarships, Scholarships for Honor Students and Scholarships for Unique Situations. Share the Scholarship Directories with your students today.VIEW ALL THE SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTORIES