National Scholarships for College Greenlight Students

Colleges provide a range of financial aid—including grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships—to help your college dreams become reality. Their award packages will list the cost of tuition along with the estimated price of housing, meal plans, travel expenses, books, lab fees, personal expenses, and more. However, the total amount of money needed to pay for college in a school year—often called the cost of attendance (COA)—doesn’t always account for all of the money needed for campus activities, studying abroad, or household expenses that you may have.

No matter what type of aid is available at the colleges you are considering, it’s important to research financial options from other sources. A quick web search for scholarships can reveal thousands of options, so we’ve built an interactive list to help you get started.

Here’s a list of scholarships available nationwide for students from BIPOC, first-generation to college, lower-income, undocumented, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented backgrounds.

How to Use This List

View the full list in this window or click ‘view larger version’ in the bottom right corner of the table for an expanded view. The list can be filtered, sorted, or grouped based on the following characteristics:

  • Month of Deadline
  • Name of scholarship
  • Award amount
  • Number of scholarships awarded
  • Race or ethnicity
  • Financial need or income level
  • First-Generation status
  • Citizenship
  • GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Academic interest
  • Extracurricular involvement or talent

Organizations in your community are a great source of support, too. In addition, don’t skip over the smaller scholarship awards—they can add up quickly! Search our database to find application details for additional scholarship opportunities in your local area.