Did you know back-to-school season is also scholarship season? Fall is an excellent time to find and apply for scholarships. Programs and organizations are on the hunt to help students pay for their education and Scholly is here to help you find them. These are some of our top picks of the season.

Coca Cola Scholars Program

Amount: $20,000 per year $80,000 total

Deadline: October 31st, 2018

For: High School Seniors

It’s not surprising that Coca Cola Scholars Program is popular. With generous award to over 1,400 prospective college students each year, the program looks for qualities in applicants like leadership and service. Involvement in school and surrounding community is a must for this award. They want to see your transcripts, clubs and organizations, honors and awards, volunteer organizations, and any employment history.

“Moving Forward” Scholarship Contest

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: September 15th, 2018

For: High School Seniors and College Students

This scholarship is brought to you by Bellhops, a tech moving services platform whose workforce consists mostly of college students. Bellhops wants to help a student ‘move forward’ so they’re giving their hefty award to one who can illustrate how their major can serve society.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Amount: $10,000 per year $40,000 total

Deadline: November 1st, 2018

For: African-American High School Seniors

‘Public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship, and global citizenship’ are qualities this program seeks to inspire in its scholars. The Ron Brown Scholar program supports low-income African-American high school seniors with renewable scholarships to help them major in any subject they choose.

Get Educated Online College Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: October 15th, 2018

For: Online Students

Attention online students – this one is for you! Get Educated is a resource for distance-learning students, helping them navigate their digital degrees. With a biannual scholarship, Get Educated assists students enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited online university degree program.

SR Community College Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: September 29th, 2018

For: Community College Students

This one is for our community college students. SR Education Group wants to get to know its scholarship applicants through two open-ended personal questions. Tell the scholarship sponsors how you’ll put your degree to good use and why you need help to pay for it.

SR Military Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: September 30th, 2018

For: Active Military and Veteran Students and Dependents/Survivors

SR Education group also recognizes students who serve. The program is open to active military students, veteran students, and students who are dependents or survivors of service members. Answer three open-ended personal questions about using your degree, the influence of the military, and your financial need.

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: October 17th, 2018

For: High School Senior Athletes

Sponsored by the fast-food joint with the shadiest twitter account, the High School Heisman award is for high school seniors who double as athletes and community leaders. The program has divided the country into five regions from which 10 national winners – 5 male and 5 female – are selected. They also award smaller amounts at state and regional levels.

Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Amount: Up to $12,500 per year $50,000 total

Deadline: November 15th, 2018

For: High School Seniors

The Elk National Foundation awards scholarships to students who have a talent for leadership. Finalists will take part in an all-expenses paid leadership weekend to interview with national judges. From there awards are staggered across finalists.

Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: September 28th, 2018

For: Undergraduate and Graduate Female Computer Science Students

The software company Adobe Research wants to bring more gender diversity to tech. With this scholarship they are supporting women studying computer science, computer engineering, or a related field anywhere in the world. The award also comes with a mentor, a chance to interview for an internship, and a year-long subscription membership to Creative Cloud – a creative software platform – for one year.


Amount: $10,000

Deadline: September 15th, 2018

For: Student Mothers

Scholarships4Moms helps student mothers by connecting them to educational opportunities. They want their scholarship to ease some stress of balancing motherhood and higher education. The application is quick and simple – perfect for moms with no time to waste!

Olin E. Teague Scholarship

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: October 12th, 2018

For: High School Seniors

Are you an aerospace nerd? The National Space Club and Foundation offers a scholarship every year to encourage careers in aerospace fields. Be ready to have a transcript, letter of recommendation from a STEM faculty member or mentor, and research paper on aerospace applications.

These are just a few of the thousands of scholarship opportunities available this season. Programs are looking to support students across the board: college-bound high school seniors, current undergrads, and grad students alike.

Not sure where to look? No worries – we already found them for you.