The top college scholarship sites for rising high school seniors

According to the College Board, “the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2016–2017 school year was $33,480 at private colleges, $9,650 for state residents at public colleges, and $24,930 for out-of-state residents attending public universities.”

So, as high school seniors all across the country are eagerly filling out college admissions applications, many parents are wondering, “How do I pay for all of this?”

The answer? Scholarships!

And, if a student is not an Olympic-bound athlete, Julliard-worthy violinist or member of Mensa, there are still many scholarships available for all different types of students, from all areas of the …

NEW! $2,500 scholarship for medical, dental or nursing school

Delaware College ScholarshipsHelp remove the stigma among medical students to receiving mental health treatment while dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression at school. And, you can win a $2500 scholarship!

The ACLS Mental Health Awareness Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship which will be awarded to a student currently enrolled in, or accepted to, medical school, dental school or nursing school.  Applicants are asked to submit ideas via a 30-45 second video which will improve mental health awareness. Examples include a system that they would change, a new service that’s needed, or a program that would be beneficial to medical students.

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Two new college scholarships with JULY deadlines!

Delaware College ScholarshipsEnnes Educational Foundation Trust Youth Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2017

Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors who aspire to a career in the technical aspects of broadcasting. Scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board or textbook costs at postsecondary educational institutions or for technical training programs approved by the scholarship committee.

Award: $1,000 to $1,500.

Contact: Application available at
Debbie Hennessey
Society of Broadcast Engineers
9102 N. Meridian St., Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46260
317-846-9120 (fax)

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation (NLEAFCF) Scholarships

Deadline: July 1, 2017


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Applications due soon for Delaware Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)

Delaware college scholarshipsHave you completed the 2017-2018 FAFSA application for your college student? If you complete just a few additional steps you could be eligible for the Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)!

In order to be reviewed for eligibility for the Scholarship Incentive Program, please log on to your Student Account to update your college/university enrollment for 2017. (To update your 2017-2018 college/university enrollment once you are logged into your Student Account you will need to click on the blue Add a New Enrollment button to indicate the college/university that you will be attending for 2017.)

What is the Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP)?

Grads: Vocational scholarships are available for technical and trade schools!

Choosing a vocation over a college degree? There’s a scholarship for that!

You don’t have to go to a four-year university in order to continue your education. In fact, there are many vocational and career colleges and programs that can help prepare students for specific industries — from healthcare to culinary arts, from automotive to cosmetology, criminal justice, or art and design.

There are several different types of educational institutions, but they generally split along two lines: nationally accredited vs. regionally accredited. Vocational or “career” schools generally have national accreditation and are predominantly for-profit institutions. Regionally accredited schools are predominantly …