Scholarship Opportunities

$1,000 October Scholarship

Due Date: October 20, 2021

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Open to all high school, college, and graduate students.

Instructions: Create an account and apply. 

UNCF-Ralph Lauren Scholarship 2021

Due Date: October 28, 2021

 Amount:  $5,000

Eligibility: Open to any African American college senior who is enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year HBCU with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Eligible students must have completed a FAFSA and demonstrate unmet financial need.

Instructions: Complete the online application and submit a personal statement that answers the following question: “How has your community service impacted your career interests?” 

National Rice Month Scholarship

Due Date: October 31, 2021

Amount: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: Open to graduating high school students who are from the six primary rice-growing states: Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas.

Instructions: Create an original video (three minutes or less) about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to you, your state, or the world in general. 

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

Due Date: October 31, 2021

Amount: $20,000

Eligibility: Must be a current high school (or home-schooled) student who will graduate during the 2021-2022 academic year. The eligible student must have an overall 3.0 GPA and plan to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution.

Instructions: Create a profile to apply. 

The Good Works Scholarship

Due Date: October 31, 2021

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Open to all undergraduate, graduate, and law school students who are enrolled at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate an interest in community service and projects pertaining to criminal justice.

Instructions: Submit the required documents to the email address given. Include a 500-word essay that describes your leadership and dedication to giving back to your community through community service projects, including projects involving criminal justice issues. 

2021 Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship

Due Date: October 31, 2021

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any student entering an accredited community college, four-year institution, or post-graduate program with a GPA of 3.0 or greater may apply. Students must demonstrate a commitment to environmental conservation using past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences.

Instructions: Submit the required documents via email and include a 750–1,000-word personal statement explaining your dedication to local conservation and detailing your efforts to contribute to conservation and preservation. What ideas do you have for policy? In what ways do you encourage others to implement sustainability practices into their lives? 

$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship

Due Date: October 31, 2021

Amount: Up to $1,000

Eligibility: Open to any current high school or postsecondary student.

Instructions: Follow the guidelines to upload a video (no longer than 1:30 minutes) on one of the following topics:

  1. How Covid-19 Changed My Attitude Towards Self-Study.

  2. Online Tutoring in the Post-Pandemic World – A Perfect Freelance Job for Students.

  3. Self-Care Tips the Covid-19 Pandemic Has Taught Me. 


Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Due Date:  October 31, 2021

Amount: $2,000

Eligibility: Open to U.S. residents who are 14 years of age or older.

Instructions: Create a Unigo account and submit a written response (250- words or less) to: “Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.”