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National Scholarships 

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Highly engaged high school students ready to expand their knowledge are excellent candidates for a wide variety of national scholarships.  Whether you are looking for at colleges or trade schools, there are many opportunities available. 

Financial aid can help make higher education possible for students of color to pursue. Some students receive financial aid from the government. However, government aid is often not enough for many students. Listed tuition rates cannot be taken as face-value for the total cost of education, which can increase incrementally each year.  For further funding, scholarships are an excellent option.

What the AAYLC Can Do for You

The AAYLC wants to push your boundaries and expand your levels of knowledge as you become a lifelong learner and positive influence in your community.  We want to help college-bound and trade graduates to afford the cost of higher learning. By offering a list of national scholarships, we hope that you can pursue your dreams.

While we promote our annual Wynn/Marchman youth leadership scholarship opportunity for students residing in the Pikes Peak Region, there are also other options that may fit your field of study at the national level. We regularly update our scholarship listings. Please contact us to get your scholarship on the list!

Click on each national scholarships below to view additional details and apply for ones that you qualify for now!  

Scholarship

Deadline

Description

Prosperous Investments Scholarship

Contest

May 31,

2022

Prosperous Investments wants to increase scholarship & trade school, college/university awareness of high school seniors, to encourage high academic achievement in our youth and reward hard-working high school seniors and assist in collegiate expenses. For more information and application, please click here. 

United Negro College Fund

Varies

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”®  For more than seven decades, this principle has remained at the heart of UNCF, enabling us to raise more than $4.8 billion and help more than 450,000 students and counting not just attend college, but thrive, graduate and become leaders.  Wouldn’t you like to start school this year with some extra financial support? Look at some of the scholarships and internships UNCF offers high school and college students that can help them get to and through college.  Many scholarships for all ethnicities are available throughout the year. Complete the applications before the offers close.  For more information and application, please click here. 

American Trucks Student

Scholarship

Spring  - Oct 15, 2021

Fall  - June 15, 2022

2x $2500 scholarships for students pursuing a career in construction management or the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study. One Scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and another for the spring each year  For more information, please click here.

Extreme Terrain Student

Scholarship

Spring  - Oct 15, 2021

Fall  - June 15, 2022

2x $2500 scholarships for students pursuing a degree in biology, Environmental Studies, Civil Engineering, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. One Scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and another for the spring each year. For more information, please click here.

American Muscle Student

Scholarship

Spring  - Oct 15, 2021

Fall  - June 15, 2022

2x $2500 scholarships for students pursuing an automotive-themed major(mechanical engineering,robotics, ect). One Scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and another for the spring each year For more information, please click here.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

and Scholarships

January

2022

Through the Scholastic Awards, teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) from public, private, or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published. Apply to one of these scholarships from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!  For more information, please click here.

UNCF DeVry Gateway Scholarship

September 27, 2022

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) DeVry Gateway Scholarship Program is focused on creating a “gateway” to continued learning and to help prepare DeVry University’s students to pursue new career opportunities in the business and technology arenas. DeVry’s business and technology certificates take 8 – 18 months of full-time coursework to complete depending on the program.  For more information and application, please click here.