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Fast Food Scholarships

It’s that time of year again (early January to early February - see below for more scholarships with different deadlines).  I call it the fast food scholarships wars.  There are three scholarships offered this time of year by the big fast food chains (or at least the foundations set up by those chains). 

Scholarships for Children of Active-duty Police and Firefighters

Below you will find scholarships for children of police and firefighters, but there other scholarships too, read the scholarships for your location carefully.


National Scholarships

Essay Contests

Essay Scholarships offer students an opportunity to stand out based on their writing. You are evaluated by how you put your thoughts on paper and not on your GPA or community service. The essay competition represents an opportunity for creative students, those with good ideas and those capable of in depth research to stand out.

Poster Contests

Poster contests represent an opportunity for students with artistic ability to gain recognition and stand out.

Photography Competitions

National Contests


National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts - YoungArts Program

This is a competition for high school seniors, their program has a photography section. The deadline is in October.


Nursing Scholarships - National and Local


National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) offers the following awards for to honor Hispanic nurses for their work: Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Award for Education Excellence, the Henrietta Villaescusa Community Service Award, the Janie Menchaca Wilson Leadership Award, and the Sarah Gomez Erlach Humanitarian Award. Deadline: Early April.

Scholarships For Disabled Students

National Scholarships For Students With Disabilities


Science Scholarships

You walk around the world thinking about why things are the way they are. You’re perpetually curious. You’re a science person. You also want a way to pay for college. Take a look at some of these scholarships and competitions. They’re designed for students interested in science, math, engineering and technology.