Scholarships for Academic Achievement

While some scholarships are awarded based on a student’s major, others recognize academic achievement as a whole. If you have a history of academic success, you may be eligible for such a scholarship regardless of your field of study. These scholarships, also referred to as merit scholarships, usually generate a significant amount of competition among students. Many scholarships for academic achievement require students to meet a set of standards, such as a minimum GPA or a specified number of honors classes. Some scholarships may be offered based on financial need, while others may be offered based solely on academic performance. Organizations that fund scholarships for academic achievement include banks, nonprofit foundations, universities, memorial funds and others. If you’re interested in finding scholarships for academic achievement, continue reading below.

Showing 1-20 of 95 scholarships
View Details Marcus N. Bressler Memorial Scholarships American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Academic Achievement|
  • Major: Study |Mechanical Engineering|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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The scholarship was created in memory Marcus N. Bressler Memorial to help a mechanical engineering student who has interests in industries using and/or manufacturing pressure vessels or related components.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Academic Achievement|Interest|
  • Career: |Dairy (Industry)|Production Agriculture (Industry)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College senior|
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The award is for outstanding college seniors who are planning a career in dairy industry and demonstrated leadership skills, academic ability, and interest in dairy cattle.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details F.W. "Beich" Beichley Scholarship American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Integrity|Academic Achievement|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College senior|
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The scholarship was established In memory of F.W. "Beich" Beichley to help students with financial needs whose pursuing mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Garland Duncan Scholarships American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Academic Achievement|
  • Major: Study |Mechanical Engineering|Mechanical Engineering Technology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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The scholarship was established In memory of former Chairman Garland Duncan to assist the student in pursuing an educational program in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Brewster High School Rawson Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Integrity|Academic Achievement|
  • School (K-12): |Brewster High School, Brewster, WA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The Brewster High School Rawson Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Brewster High School. Applicants must demonstrate scholastic ability, strong moral character, and integrity.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Bruce J. Heim Foundation Scholarship American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Academic Potential|Academic Achievement|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The scholarship was funded by the Bruce J. Heim Foundation to award graduate student whose career goal is to further the exploration of space.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details A.O. Putnam Memorial Scholarship Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Academic Achievement|
  • Major: Study |Industrial Engineering|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The scholarship is for graduate and undergraduate industrial engineering students who have academic excellence and campus leadership.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Scott Schultz Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Academic Achievement|
  • School (K-12): |Stevens Point Area Senior High School, Stevens Point, WI|Pacelli High School, Stevens Point, WI|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|Volunteer Activities|
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The family and friends of Scott Schultz started this scholarship in 2008. Scott Schultz was a true community servant who served on the county board, the school board, the community park board and many other community/university committees. He also served as Mayor of Stevens Point, worked in the UWSP Alumni and Foundation offices and become Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Portage County. The purpose of this scholarship is to benefit graduating seniors from Stevens Point Area Senior High or Pacelli High School. Applicants must demonstrate service to his/her community through volunteer work, organizational leadershipand other service related activities.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Joe W. Chavez Educational Fund Coastal Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Ambition|Academic Achievement|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |San Dieguito High School District|Oceanside High School District|Carlsbad High School District|
  • Major: Study |Medicine|Government|
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This scholarship was established to support graduating seniors from Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Dieguito High School Districts. Students must be pursuing study in the field of medicine or government. Applicants must demonstrate academic ability and the ability to achieve their goals.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Academic Potential|Integrity|Personal Responsibility|Professional Responsibility|Academic Achievement|
  • School (College): Attend a |Broadcast Education Association Member|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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This scholarship award was established to support graduate students who demonstrated research interest in broadcast history. The award was made possible by funds from the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation. Funds from this award must be used exclusively for tuition, student fees, university bookstore course purchases, dormitory and related items eligible to be charged to a student's official campus account.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Potential|Academic Achievement|
  • School (College): |U.S Institution|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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This award was started in memory of LeRoy Apker through an endowment donated from Jean Dickey Apker. The award is through a nomination from anyone except members of the committee making the selection. Nominees must be undergraduate students at colleges and universities in the United States who are enrolled during at least part of the 12-month period preceding the submission deadline.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Willis F. Thompson Memorial Scholarship American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 4,500
  • 3 awards
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Academic Achievement|
  • Major: Study |Mechanical Engineering|Power Generation|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College sophomore|College junior|College senior|
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The scholarship was established to honor Willis F. Thompson for his lifelong interest and services in ASME and to award students who demonstrate an interest in advancing the field of power generation.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details The ASME Foundation Hanley Scholarship American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Academic Achievement|
  • Major: Study |Mechanical Engineering|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|College junior|College senior|
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The scholarship was funded by the Mary Hanley Trust to provide scholarship funds for a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Heather and Patrick Henry Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Academic Potential|Academic Achievement|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Martin, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating high school senior from any Palm Beach or Martin County high school. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement or potential and financial need.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America)
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Oct-15-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Academic Achievement|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|U.S. territory|
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The Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship provides a $1,000 fund to a health education major student in any accredited college in the U.S. The scholarship is provided yearly to a full-time undergraduate student. The applicant must have a sophomore, junior or senior status to qualify.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Kohl Excellence Scholarship Herb Kohl Educational Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 100 awards
  • November 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Citizenship|Community Involvement|Academic Achievement|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|Private|
  • Residence: Live in |Wisconsin|
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Kohl Excellence Scholarship is open to Wisconsin High School graduates who exhibits student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. The scholarship aims to encourage students to pursue higher education. The awardees will be granted $5,000 fund to support them in their post-secondary education.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details R. Bruce Jones Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Academic Achievement|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Glades, FL|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited Vocational School|
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This scholarship was established by the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative in memory of R. Bruce Jones. R. Bruce Jones was a partner in the law firm of Earnest, Lewis, Smith and Jones (now called Jones, Foster, Johnson and Stubbs, P.A.). Law for him was a profession and a way to help people, not simply a way to make money. He helped the development of the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative and its continued growth for 25 years as General Counsel. This scholarship benefits graduating students of a public or independent high school in the Glades area. Applicants must exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate financial need and active in extracurricular activities.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details ASME/SHPE Scholarships American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Academic Achievement|
  • School (College): |Accredited US College or University|
  • Major: Study |Mechanical Engineering|Mechanical Engineering Technology|
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The scholarship is for the members of both ASME and SHPE to help them with financial support in pursuing mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details CBC Spouses Education Scholarship Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
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  • 400 - 8,200
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Motivation|Academic Achievement|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
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This scholarship was started in 1988 by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members, to provide financial assistance for the education of academically talented and highly motivated students of all majors. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees. Eligible applicants are African-American or black students.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 3,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Personal Initiative|Academic Achievement|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Vocational|Accredited Community College|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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In honor of Richie Herskowitz, the scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who demonstrates leadership, character, and initiative in school and community affairs and merits academic achievement.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
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