Scholarships for Current College Students

Are you already in college and wondering whether you can still find and win scholarships? If so, you can stop wondering. There are still scholarships available even after you’ve started your college journey. To search for scholarships for current college students you should use many of the same strategies that a student in high school would use. college students

  • Look close to home and find community foundations in the area where you’re from and also in the area where you attend school.
  • Find associations affiliated with your area of study.
  • If you need to learn how to find community foundations and associations AND explore other strategies, read Chapter 18, “Scholarships for Current College Students and Transfer Students” in Winning Scholarships for College or take an online scholarship course with Marianne Ragins
  • Visit the Free Scholarship Search section of this site.
  • You can also view this short video for additional information about getting college money.
  • Also consider reading the scholarship eBook, Find and Win Scholarships Online.
  • Join us on Facebook and Twitter to be alerted about new scholarships and other helpful information.

For additional information about the scholarships for current college students and the awards listed below, refer to the appendix of Winning Scholarships for College for more information. You can also see The Scholarship Monthly Planner, updated yearly, for upcoming deadlines.

Use the following short list of scholarships to give you a jump-start on your scholarship search as a college student. Please contact each organization to confirm deadlines and eligibility criteria. Do not use this listing as your sole resource! The scholarships and awards shown below are general and can be used for any area of study.

There may be other scholarships available to you based on your background, major, affiliations, and specific interests.

Scholarship/Award Scholarship/Award Amount Deadline Administrator/Sponsor
Scholarship America Dream Award Up to $15,000 December Scholarship America
“Leading the Future” Scholarship Varies Early March The Scholarship Workshop LLC
National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Educational Foundation Varies Varies NACA Educational
Foundation
Ragins/Braswell National Scholarship Varies Late April The Scholarship Workshop LLC
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway $10,000 to $100,000 Varies from mid October to mid December Scholarship America
CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program Up to $18,000 per school year Mid October Central Intelligence Agency