December Scholarships

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Equitable Excellence Scholarship

Every year, this award goes to some of the best students in the country — do you have what it takes?

Amount
$2,500–$20,000
Scholarships awarded
200 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 1
Winner announcement
June 2023

National Space Club Keynote Scholarships

The National Space Club and Foundation provides a $10,000 scholarship and an opportunity to give the keynote address at the annual dinner.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 1
Winner announcement
June 30, 2022

Barbara Lotze Scholarship

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) offers scholarships to the value of $3,000 each to six undergraduate applicants studying towards a career in teaching physics.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
6 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 1
Winner announcement
March 2023

Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship

The Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship awards offer $1,000 in scholarships to students in college or university.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
December 1
Winner announcement
August 2022

ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship

The $3,000 grant aims to support full-time students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in any of the ASHRAE authorized programs.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship

The Lynn B. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholars Program offers a $5,000 scholarship for undergraduate students.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

TMCF | Ford Blue Oval Scholarship

The Ford Blue Oval Scholarship awards $6,200 to seven male students for their undergraduate studies.

Amount
$6,200
Scholarships awarded
7 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

ASHRAE Region III Setty Family Foundation Scholarship

ASHRAE Region III Setty Family Foundation Scholarship is an annual program to support undergraduate engineering students in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship

The Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship awards $20,000 to a student enrolled in a full-time master’s study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Amount
$20,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 1
Winner announcement
April 2023

Jeffery L. Esser Career Development Scholarship

The Jeffrey L. Esser Career Development Scholarship offers one to three awards and is for individuals seeking to advance their public finance careers through a degree on a part-time enrollment.

Amount
$5,000–$15,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 1

Willis H. Carrier Scholarships

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers awards two undergraduates the Willis H. Carrier Scholarship worth $10,000 each to complete their engineering degree with a focus on HVAC&R.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

Reuben Trane Scholarships

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers awards three students the Reuben Trane Scholarships valued from $5,000 to $10,000 for their undergraduate studies in engineering.

Amount
$5,000–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1
Winner announcement
August 2023

Gordon V. R. Holness Engineering Technology Scholarship

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers awards one Gordon V.R. Holness Scholarship worth $10,000 for a bachelor’s or associate degree in an HVAC&R profession.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1
Winner announcement
August 2023

ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship

The ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship of $5,000 is an annual scholarship for qualified undergraduate pre-engineering, engineering, or architecture students attending a post-secondary educational institution.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

ASHRAE James R. Bullock Scholarship

The James R. Bullock Scholarship, administered by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), offers one $5,000 scholarship to an undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

ASHRAE Rusty & Debbie Hoffman Family Scholarship

The $5,000 scholarship is for an undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student enrolled at or graduated from a school in ASHRAE Region IV (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia).

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

Florida Engineers in Education Scholarship

The scholarship is part of the organization’s mission to educate the public about engineering and help shape the career paths of youth interested in the field.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
December 1

ASHRAE Region I Setty Family Foundation Scholarship

ASHRAE Setty Family Foundation Scholarship awards a $3,000 scholarship, annually, to an undergraduate student studying mechanical or architectural engineering at a post-secondary educational institution within ASHRAE Region I.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America offers one student of Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian heritage up to $12,000 to pursue nursing or healthcare.

Amount
$1,500–$12,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 1

Madeline A. Storer and Peter A. Lancaster Scholarships

New England Water Works Association offers this scholarship to undergraduate students in Maine to encourage and promote their pursuit of a career in Maine’s water and wastewater profession.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 1

ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship

ASHRAE offers the ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship of $3,000 to engineering students interested in the field of heating, ventilation, refrigerating, and air conditioning.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

Woodward Scholars

The University of New Mexico (UNM) offers this program to high school graduates or college freshmen to support their undergraduate studies. The award can be renewed for up to four years.

Amount
$4,000–$16,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
4
Deadline
December 1

UNM Scholars

The University of New Mexico offers the program to high school graduates or college freshmen to support their undergraduate studies at UNM. The award is renewable for up to four years.

Amount
$3,000–$12,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.85
Deadline
December 1

UNM Achievers

The University of New Mexico offers the UNM Achievers Scholarship of $2,000 to high school graduates demonstrating academic excellence to pursue undergraduate studies at the university.

Amount
$2,000–$8,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.6
Deadline
December 1

Presidential Scholarship New Mexico Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship of $13,000 provides up to 75 awards to high school graduates in New Mexico to enable them to pursue an undergraduate education at the University of New Mexico.

Amount
$13,000–$52,000
Scholarships awarded
75 winners
Required GPA
3.75
Deadline
December 1

First Year Engineering Scholarship

University of Oklahoma’s Gallogly College of Engineering annually offers First Year Engineering Scholarship to incoming freshmen, who prove to be exceptional, pursuing undergraduate degrees in engineering.

Amount
$20,000–$60,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

Central Oklahoma ASHRAE Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation, in partnership with ASHRAE, annually awards scholarships of up to $2,000 to graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in HVACR-related programs at Oklahoma colleges.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
December 1

Scholarship Essay Contest

Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh scholarship program annually offers its Scholarship Essay Contest of $1,000 to the best essay writer to further their education. The prize is a one-time award.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 1

Nava Law Group Scholarship

The Nava Law Group offers$1,000 to a qualified student intending on entering law school or a current law student to continue their education at accredited schools.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

Stephen J Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

The Stephen J Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship awards five students who are spreading awareness about the fight against hunger a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant for charity.

Amount
$5,000–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 5

UNCF/Best Buy Scholars Program for Undergraduates

The UNCF/Best Buy Scholars Program for Undergraduates awards $20,000 a year for up to three years of study to undergraduate students.

Amount
$20,000–$60,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
December 6

Oracle Corporate Scholars Program

The Oracle Corporate Scholars Program awards 10 $10,000 scholarships to college students.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 8

Tocris Scholarship Program

The Tocris organization offers the Tocris Scholarship Program of $1,500 to deserving students to pursue healthcare- or STEM-related fields of study in the U.S., Canada, and European countries.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 8

UNCF Ivy Beauty (NY/NJ) Scholarship

UNCF, in partnership with Ivy Enterprises, is awarding five African American freshmen and sophomore students in colleges in New York or New Jersey $2,000 scholarships each.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 9
Winner announcement
January/February 2023

NJCPA Scholarship Fund – High School Seniors

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) offers the NJCPA Scholarship Fund Program to 28 high school seniors in New Jersey each, pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
28 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 10

Wellroot Family Services Scholarship Program

The Wellroot Family Services Scholarship Program, sponsored by Scholarship America, provides 58 undergraduate and graduate students across the U.S. awards, ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to further their education.

Amount
$1,000–$4,000
Scholarships awarded
58 winners
Required GPA
2
Deadline
December 11
Winner announcement
March 2023

Science Ambassador Scholarship

The Science Ambassador Scholarship Program offers full-tuition scholarships to female high school seniors and undergraduates in a STEM major.

Amount
$20,000–$60,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 13

John Lennon Endowed Scholarship

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) offers the John Lennon Endowed Scholarship to deserving students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions who demonstrate financial need.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 13
Winner announcement
February 2023

SMART Scholarship Program for Service

The SMART scholarship program for service awards 300 scholarships to students pursuing a degree in a STEM discipline.

Amount
$25,000–$38,000
Scholarships awarded
300 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 14
Winner announcement
February/March 2023

Burger King Scholars Program

Burger King awards more than 4,000 scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $50,000, each year to employees, and high school seniors.

Amount
$1,000–$50,000
Scholarships awarded
4,200 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
December 15
Winner announcement
May 2023

Angela Award

The NSTA Angela Award aims to support female students in grades 5—8 who have proven excellence in STEM fields and an interest in pursuing the field further.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 15
Winner announcement
March 2023

Foreclosure.com Scholarship

Forclosure.com Scholarship Program selects three students for educational scholarships worth $1,000 to $4,000.

Amount
$1,000–$4,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 15

The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards

The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award offers 10 awards to gifted young jazz composers to help nurture their careers during the earliest stages.

Amount
$20,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 15
Winner announcement
March 2023

Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors Doctorate

The NBCC Minority Fellowship Program is a $20,000 scholarship and fellowship program that supports mental-health counselors pursuing doctoral studies in the United States.

Amount
$20,000
Scholarships awarded
20 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 15
Winner announcement
March 2023

Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors Master’s

The Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors is a program that supports mental health counselors and offers a $10,000 fellowship to graduate students pursuing their master’s in mental health.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 15
Winner announcement
March 2023

ASNT Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship

The ASNT awards this scholarship to three undergraduate students, each, enrolled in U.S. universities and colleges with recognized engineering programs to choose NDT/NDE as their field of specialization.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 15

Smith Diversity Scholarship

The Smith Diversity Scholarship provides five awards to graduating high school seniors and high school graduates in Nebraska who come from low-income and minority families to further their education.

Amount
$25,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 15

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Two-Year Scholarship

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation offers the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Two-Year Scholarship, ranging from $500 to $3,500 to college students to further their education, annually.

Amount
$500–$3,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 15

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Four-Year Scholarship

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation offers the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Four-Year Scholarship of up to $7,500 to college students to further their education.

Amount
$250–$7,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 15

OU Academic Achievement Scholarship 

The University of Oklahoma awards the OU Academic Achievement Scholarship, ranging from $2,000 to $8,000, to incoming freshmen who possess exceptional academic achievements in Oklahoma pursuing undergraduate studies of choice.

Amount
$2,000–$8,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.25
Deadline
December 15

Predoctoral Fellowship

The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship awards $27,000 to 75 exceptional Ph.D. or Sc.D. scholars to support living expenses for three years of full-time study.

Amount
$27,000–$81,000
Scholarships awarded
60 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 16

Jacoby & Meyers Law School Student Scholarship

The Jacoby & Meyers Law Firm offers the Jacoby & Meyers Law School Student Scholarship program of $2,500 to one outstanding graduate or undergraduate pursuing studies in the legal field.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 16
Winner announcement
February 2023

Arcadis Scholarship

Every year, Arcadis awards a $5,000 scholarship to a student from an underrepresented racial and ethnic minority group who is pursuing a graduate degree in STEM fields.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship

In partnership with the American Water Works Association, Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship offers $10,000 to a minority postgraduate student interested in waterworks.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

AWWA Abel Wolman Fellowship

AWWA annually grants a $30,000 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing a water research degree at the doctorate level in North America.

Amount
$30,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Carollo Engineers Bryant L. Bench Scholarship

The Carollo Engineers Bryant L. Bench Scholarship of $10,000, administered by the American Water Works Association is awarded to graduate students passionate about finding innovative solutions to the planet’s water challenges.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20
Winner announcement
May 2023

HDR One Water Institute Scholarship

HDR One Water Institute Scholarship of $10,000, administered by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), is offered to one graduate student to complete their degree and conduct research in the field.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20
Winner announcement
May/June 2023

Stantec Scholarship

The AWWA awards one graduate student, in a research-based postgraduate program in water science and engineering, the Stantec Scholarship of $10,000 to enhance their education and develop their career.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20
Winner announcement
May/June 2023

Charles “Chick” Roberts Scholarship

The scholarship is a one-time scholarship award offered by Roberts Filter Group to one graduate student studying water technologies at an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Hawaii Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

Annually, the American Water Works Association presents the Hawaii Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship to two Hawaii-based waterworks operators to support them through their education.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

AWWA Larson Aquatic Research Support Scholarships

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) awards two students the Larson Aquatic Research Scholarship to pursue degrees in engineering or sciences related to water conservation and distribution.

Amount
$5,000–$7,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20
Winner announcement
June 2023

Alaska Section Water Equation Scholarship

Annually, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) grants up to $5,000 in funding to one Alaskan-based student looking to develop the waterworks industry in their region.

Amount
$100–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Alaska Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

Annually, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) presents the Alaska Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship to one Alaskan-based waterworks operator to support them through their education.

Amount
$100–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Denver Water Centennial Scholarship

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) offers the Denver Water Centennial Scholarship of $5,000 to one college student pursuing a degree in water science, water technology, or water works.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Raftelis Leadership Scholarship

The American Water Works Association offers the Scholarship to students to complete their degree programs and who are eager to become problem solvers for local governments and municipal water utilities.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Generation Google Scholarship (North America)

Prospective computer science or computer engineering students can win a $10,000 scholarship.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
42 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 29
Winner announcement
June 2022

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

The Ellie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest offers a total of $20,000 to five college juniors or seniors.

Amount
$1,000–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 30

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship awards two undergraduate or graduate students, preparing for a career in state and local government finance, $10,000 each.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 30

Minorities In Government Finance Scholarship

GOFA's Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship awards a $10,000 scholarship to a minority graduate or upper-level undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career in local or state government finance.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 30
Winner announcement
April

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship offers $10,00 each to four graduate students in the U.S. or Canada to enroll in a degree focused on local and state government finance.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 30
Winner announcement
April 2023

Ashbrook Scholar Program

Ashbrook Scholar Program, administered by Ashland University, awards $2,000 to undergraduate students enrolled in political science, political economy, or history to complete their degrees.

Amount
$2,000
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 30

The Advocates Scholarship

The Advocates Injury Attorneys offer the Advocates Scholarship to two college students in the U.S., one each semester to further their education at accredited post-secondary institutions in the U.S.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 30
Winner announcement
January 31st, June 30th

C.I.P. Scholarship

The College is Power Scholarship offers a U.S. citizen an opportunity to attend college by offering a $1,000 scholarship.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31
Winner announcement
June 2022

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship offers a merit-based program, with awards of $500 to $1,000 to three selected students.

Amount
$500–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31
Winner announcement
January 2023

Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

The Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is available to minority students who are incoming freshmen pursuing degrees in veterinary medicine.

Amount
$250
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

The Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship

The Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship is a $2,500 award given, in collaboration with Denny’s Hungry for Education program, to 10 students currently enrolled at an HBCU.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

Free Speech Essay Contest

The Free Speech Essay Contest offers from $500 to $10,000 to nine winners each in different categories.

Amount
$500–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
9 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31
Winner announcement
February 15, 2023

100 Black Men of Upstate SC

The 100 Black Men of Upstate South Carolina gives outstanding high school students a $10,000 scholarship each for their undergraduate studies expenses and tuition fees.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31
Winner announcement
February 2023

NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Program

NACME partners with like-minded entities to provide the NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Program of up to $16,000 for high-achieving, underrepresented minority college students pursuing careers in engineering and computer science.

Amount
$2,500–$16,000
Scholarships awarded
1,000 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program

The program, administered by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, provides up to $5,000 to students planning to take the CPA examination and be CPA certified in Texas.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

The Helen Laughlin AM Mode Memorial Scholarship

The National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL) foundation awards a $1,000 scholarship to an amateur radio operator who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Texas or Arkansas annually.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31
Winner announcement
May 2023

Florida Student Assistance Grants (FSAG)

Florida Student Assistance Grants awards from $200 to $1,500, annually, to students in a post-secondary institution within the state who require financial aid to continue their education.

Amount
$200–$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2
Deadline
December 31

New York Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarship is offered to a student either enrolled in a two- or four-year degree related to the water operator profession or is currently a water or wastewater operator.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

New York Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship – Environmental Training Center at Morrisville State College

New York Section AWWA awards One AWWA Operator Scholarship for a water or wastewater treatment course at the Environmental Training Center at Morrisville State College ranging between $325 and $575.

Amount
$325–$575
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation’s Student Education Awards

Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation's Student Education Awards scholarship of $2,000 is offered by Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation (PPF) to financially assist graduate students to complete their doctoral degree in psychology.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

MWEA Operator’s Training Scholarship

The MWEA Operator’s Training Scholarship is awarded to two water operators pursuing professional certification or are already certified operators in Montana to further their education and advance their careers.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

Montana Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

The One AWWA Operator Scholarship is awarded to water operators pursuing an operator’s license or certification, a two- or four-year degree related to the water operator profession, or professional development.

Amount
$500–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

Cares Grant

The CCV Care Grant provides a $1,000 aid to a student to cover some of their college expenses or for emergency costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest

The Anti-Defamation League offers the First Amendment Freedom Art & Essay Contest with awards between $1,000 and $5,000 to two high and middle school students to further their education.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31
Winner announcement
March 1, 2022

ARRL Rocky Mountain Scholarship Program

The American Radio Relay League(ARRL) Foundation awards from $500 to $25,000 to undergraduate students who plan on furthering their education in the United States.

Amount
$500–$25,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

American Transmission Co. Scholarship

The American Transmission Co. Scholarship, administered by the Society of Women Engineers, supports female students from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana enrolled in engineering-related majors.

Amount
$1,125
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 31

UMKC Academic Excellence Award

The University of Missouri-Kansas City annually awards the UMKC Academic Excellence Award to incoming freshmen who are high school graduates from Kansas.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.75
Deadline
December 31

District High School Award

The District High School Award is offered $1,500 to incoming freshmen who are high school graduates from Kansas City Public School District or North Kansas City Schools.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

The Tom and Judith Comstock Scholarship

ARRL Foundation annually awards a $2,000 scholarship to a Texas or Oklahoma-based high school senior or college student who possesses an Amateur Radio license to support their college-level studies.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31
Winner announcement
by May 30

The Henry Broughton, K2AE, Memorial Scholarship

ARRL Foundation annually grants the Henry Broughton, K2AE, Memorial Scholarship to a New York-based amateur radio operator who is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in science and engineering.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

NMAAA Scholarship

The New Mexico Agricultural Aviation Association offers the NMAAA Scholarship to four college students in New Mexico. Recipients are either executive members or freshman students enrolled in agriculture.

Amount
$750
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31
Winner announcement
January, 2022

Grow Your Own Teachers

The Grow Your Own Teachers Scholarship is available to a school employee to enable the person to enroll in a teacher preparation program in New Mexico.

Amount
$6,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

Legislative Lottery New Mexico Scholarship

The annual Legislative Lottery New Mexico Scholarship offers $4,379 to high school graduates to support their undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico.

Amount
$4,379
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
December 31

Talent Incentive Program Grants

Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program (WEOP) offers the Talent Incentive Grants, ranging from $600 to $1,800, to low-income and disadvantaged first-time freshmen Wisconsin students to support their education.

Amount
$600–$1,800
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood Nevada Scholarship Program

The T.E.A.C.H Scholarship is a financial aid award, ranging from $20,000 to $60,000, granted to Nevada students for their two- or four-year college studies in order to prepare for a career in early childhood education, based on need.

Amount
$20,000–$60,000
Scholarships awarded
110 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

Hathaway Scholarships

The Hathaway scholarships are available to high school seniors who perform outstandingly in their academics and need financial assistance to further their education in specific fields.

Amount
$840–$1,680
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.25
Deadline
December 31

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

AfterCollege, an online resource hub for schools, employers, and students has granted over $1,600,000 in scholarships and student activities. They offer a $500 scholarship for STEM-related fields.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 31

Business Student Scholarship

AfterCollege offers the AfterCollege Business Student Scholarship to students pursuing a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MS, Ph.D.) in one of the numerous fields of business in the U.S.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 31

AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship

AfterCollege, in partnership with AACN, quarterly offers the AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship to nursing students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs at AACN member schools to complete their education.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

Yoost & Crawford Fundamentals of Nursing Scholarship

Kent State University annually awards the Yoost & Crawford Fundamentals of Nursing Scholarship of $500 to a qualified nursing student demonstrating academic excellence in their junior year at the College of Nursing.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 31

American Nurses Association/OJIN Nursing Scholarship Fund

Kent State University offers the American Nurses Association/OJIN Nursing Scholarship Fund of $2,500 to deserving college sophomore students pursuing an undergraduate degree program in nursing.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.25
Deadline
December 31

Diane McCloskey Memorial Fund

Annually, the Nursing College at Kent State University offers the Diane McCloskey Memorial Fund to support a sophomore student pursuing a nursing degree program and interested in oncology.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program

The MALDEF Scholarship Program provides financial grants to students pursuing law degrees at any accredited law school in the United States and who are committed to helping the Latino community.

Amount
$2,000–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

Law Offices of Jon Friedman Scholarship

The Law Offices of Jon Friedman offers the Law Offices of Jon Friedman Scholarship of $500 to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing law degrees at accredited colleges and universities.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 31
Winner announcement
January 2023

National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program

The National CPR Foundation offers the National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program to one student pursuing a degree in healthcare- or education-related fields. It’s offered on a monthly basis.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.8
Deadline
December 31

Express Medical Supply Scholarship

Express Medical Supply offers a scholarship to college students who are struggling to meet their educational expenses. The scholarship is open to all undergraduates regardless of their major or GPA.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 30
Winner announcement
7 July

Scholarships with December Deadlines

December marks the end of the fall and first semester. For college students, It’s a great time to apply for scholarships for the spring semester or even for the next few years of study. For high school seniors, those who applied for early admissions will be notified around this time of their status. It’s the perfect time to start applying for scholarships to finance your university or college education. For high school seniors who haven’t applied for early decisions, now is when they’ll start finalizing regular decision applications, most of which are due in January or February. While choosing and applying to schools, you should also browse and apply for scholarships.

Scholaroo has gathered more than 100 scholarships for December and made it easier to find exactly what you need. There are scholarships for high school seniors, incoming freshmen, current college students as well as graduate students. Apply to the ones you like as soon as possible – you don’t want to miss the December deadline!

Tips for applying for December Scholarships

- Plan well ahead of time when doing your application. Unless it’s a super-simple scholarship that only requires filling in an application form, most applications take a bit more time and require planning. You don’t want to rush any part of the process, it’ll show in your responses.
- Don’t submit your first draft for an essay or short answers. Take time to write at least two drafts, then review and edit. It’s a good idea to have someone else review your writing so they can provide a fresh perspective.
- Keep all necessary documents in an easily accessible spot, such as a desktop shortcut. Create a folder with all the necessary documents such as your grade transcripts, Student Aid Report form FAFSA, proof of admission or enrolment, and any other documents such as a photograph of yourself.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any December scholarships for high school seniors?

There are about 18 scholarships for high school seniors with December deadlines. There are 4 that are full-ride scholarships available for high school seniors too – the Science Ambassador Scholarship, First Year Engineering Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship New Mexico Scholarship, and Burger King Scholars. If you’re interested in pursuing engineering, there are at least 29 scholarships available such as the Oracle Corporate Scholars Program, Generation Google Scholarship (North America), and National Space Club Keynote Scholarships.

Which semester ends in December?

The fall semester starts around August and ends in December. The winter break lasts from December to late January. Spring semester then starts. The academic year starts with the fall semester, it’s the first semester of the year.

When can I use scholarships with December deadlines?

Many of the December scholarships are for the next fall semester. They will use the two months after the deadline to evaluate applications and select the scholarship recipients. Winning applicants will be notified usually between February and April. Before awards can be disbursed, recipients will often need to confirm their school, declared major, and financial aid status. This is why scholarships for each semester usually open at the beginning of the previous semester.