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July 31,2023
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Scholarship Overview

The 2023 Chaffin Luhana Anti-Distracted Driving Scholarship Essay Contest One of the Chaffin Luhana Foundation’s missions is to drive down the staggering number of distracted driving accidents in the United States. The Foundation will be awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a student who helps us in this fight by submitting an inspiring personal essay.


Mission: To drive down the staggering number of distracted driving accidents in the United States.

Important Information to Know Before Applying

One student who meets the eligibility criteria and attends a high school, college, or university within the Greater Pittsburgh Area will be awarded a one-time $2,500 scholarship.


Submission Criteria & Rules:

Write an original 500-750-word essay about one of the following topics:

  • Personal Experience. Have you had a personal experience with distracted driving? If so, how has it impacted your life?
  • Take charge. Create a realistic distracted driving awareness campaign to effectively reduce the number of distracted driving related auto accidents in the U.S. Please include: ways to better educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving; steps that can be taken to prevent new, young drivers from distracted driving; and actionable steps that can be taken to put an end to distracted driving.
  • How do you think technology and recent technology advancements have impacted the rise of distracted driving in the United States? Also, how big of a role do you believe that technology can have in putting an end to distracted driving? *Properly cite any statistics, surveys, studies, or news stories that you use in your essay to support your points*


You must post on social media tagging The Chaffin Luhana Foundation (@ChaffinLuhanaFoundation) and Chaffin Luhana LLP (@ChaffinLuhana) to let us know you submitted your essay, and briefly explain why you think this cause is important. Make sure to include your social post link in your essay submission form (your post must be made public in order for us to see it!)


Example Post: I just submitted my essay for the End Distracted Driving Scholarship to the Chaffin Luhana Foundation! I think it’s important to end distracted driving because _____________.


The following information must be included in your email to consider your essay:

  • Name, address, phone number (Please place this information at the top of your essay)
  • At the end of your essay, include the name of your accredited school, college, or university you currently attend and your plans for the future.


Eligibility Requirements

Who can apply?

  • Must be currently registered at an accredited high school, college, or university in the Greater Pittsburgh area* including Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia.
  • Currently going into or in final year of high school or enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • Must be under the age of 25 as of July 31, 2023.
  • Scholarship money must be used towards student housing, books, or tuition.

*Greater Pittsburgh Area includes counties in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, Northern West Virginia. Includes Allegheny County, PA, Armstrong County, PA, Beaver County, PA, Butler County, PA, Fayette County,  PA, Lawrence County, PA, Indiana County, PA, Greene County, PA, Washington County, PA, Westmoreland County, PA, Brooke County, WV, Hancock County, WV, Columbiana County OH, Jefferson County, OH, .


July 1, 2023
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Scholarship Overview

The Luther Vandross Foundation was founded to continue Luther’s legacy of providing financial assistance to students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Luther understood that a major challenge for students achieving a college degree is lack of funding. Throughout his career he promoted the importance of education. From personal experience he understood the benefit of a student’s learning environment.


Mission: Our mission is to provide financial assistance to students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), thus extending Luther Vandross’ commitment to helping students achieve their goal of completing their degree and preparing for their next endeavors.


Impact: Statistics show that over 50% of students attending HBCUs are first generation college students and come from low income families. These scholarships are meant to lessen the financial burden on the students, and their families and communities that support them. The goal of the Luther Vandross Foundation is to aid in that support, helping students to graduate and continue their journey to success.

Important Information to Know Before Applying

Our scholarship requires that the scholarship candidate apply for Federal Student Aid, so it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get in-depth information on federal student aid programs and applying for financial aid at:



Disbursement: Scholarships are awarded to 50 recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year, and will cover amounts towards the student's tuition, or tuition based fees, as posted by the financial aid office. The Luther Vandross Foundation scholarship is made through the designated school and are not transferable to other academic institutions (we do not cover winter, or summer semesters). The funds are to be used for tuition, or tuition based fees only and may not be used for other costs on the recipient's bursar bill, or be used for refunds.


The Luther Vandross Foundation will review all online applications and select final candidates on the basis of:  

  • Eligibility
  • Quality of submission
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) for the current Academic Year
  • Essay
  • Recommendation Letter (due by 6-30-23)
  • Transcript 
  • Financial Need
  • Submission of the Luther Vandross Foundation's, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Consent & Submission Agreement
  • Available funds


Eligibility Requirements

Who can apply?

Fields marked with an * are required
*1. Be enrolled full-time at a Historically Black College, or University from this list:


*2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR), for the 2023-2024 academic year.
*3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.00 scale and upload your current Transcript, that shows your Spring 2023 Grades and Fall 2023 pending class list.
*4. Complete all required fields in the below application, or have them turned in by, or before the deadline of 7-01-2023. 
*5. Turn in a Completed Letter of Recommendation, with their full contact details from a non-family member and it should include a date on the Letter of Recommendation. (Due by 6-30-23)
*6. Be an Undergraduate Student in their 3rd (60 credits earned, or more), 4th or 5th year, who needs money towards their Tuition and or Tuition based fees.
7. Upload Resume. (Optional)
*8. Upload Essay
*9. Communicate with the Luther Vandross Foundation Scholarship Manager if you are a Finalist and or a Winner! Winners will be notified between 8/1/23 to 8/15/23. 
*10. Complete The Luther Vandross Foundation, 2023-2024 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Consent & Submission Agreement.

Full Tuition, Annual Stipend, Summer Internship

December 1, 2023
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Scholarship Overview

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for STEM students.


Mission: To recruit, educate, employ, and foster the development of the future DoD civilian STEM workforce through scholarships and lasting partnerships with academic institutions, STEM education ecosystems, and DoD laboratories and agencies.


Vision: To develop pathways for a diverse, technically proficient, and innovative talent pool needed to maintain the technological edge of a DoD workforce ready to meet U.S. national security needs.

Important Information to Know Before Applying

Applicants need to complete the registration page to ensure eligibility and receive access to the Application Portal. Upon registration, applicants will be sent an email with information on how to login and start the application. Once an account is created, applicants will be directed to the SMART Application Portal. Before logging in, please carefully read the Account Authentication Set Up instructions


Every task in the portal must be complete for the submit button to appear; you can track your progress with the progress bar at the top of the page. The portal contains materials to assist you in completing the application and is a way for you to monitor the status of your application.


Eligibility Requirements

Who can apply?

The SMART application is open August through December of every year, with awards being granted the following spring.

All applicants must be:

  • a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application,
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2024
  • requesting at least 1 year of degree funding prior to graduation (which starts at the program start date),
  • able to complete at least one summer internship (multi-year scholars only)
  • willing to accept post-graduation employment with the DoD,
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,
  • pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 24 STEM disciplines listed below,
  • able to produce a fall 2023 college transcript from a regionally accredited US college or university, OR be pursuing a graduate degree at a regionally accredited US college or university.

Active duty military members who wish to apply for the SMART Scholarship must be separated or on terminal leave on or before August 1, 2024 to be eligible. Reserve and National Guard members are eligible to apply. Current ROTC participants with a future service commitment are not eligible to apply


For more information, watch the SMART Eligibility Requirements video.

What kind of STEM?

The program focuses on students pursuing disciplines that are critical to national security functions of the Department of Defense (DoD). The following is a list of SMART’s 24 approved STEM disciplines. These disciplines are general umbrella disciplines – specific applicant majors or fields of study may fall under one or more discipline on this list.

Please note, non-technical degrees, including management, arts, or humanities, are not approved or funded by SMART.

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geosciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering 
  • Information Sciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Physics
  • Software Engineering

What you need to know:

Scholarships are awarded for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 5 years of funding, depending on degree requirements. SMART is a one-for-one commitment; for every year of degree funding, the scholar commits to working for a year with the DoD as a civilian employee. 


Undergraduate applicants 

  • Must be currently enrolled at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
  • Must be able to produce a fall 2023 (or earlier) college transcript at the end of the term
  • AP coursework is not considered college credit


Graduate applicants 

  • Can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission
  • If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2024 term

Ivy Beauty Scholarship

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Ivy Beauty

up to $4,100

July 28, 2023
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Scholarship Overview

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Ivy Beauty are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of TMCF’s member-schools that include 53 publicly-supported HBCUs, PBIs, medical and law schools. Twenty (20) scholars will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $4,100 for the 2023-2024 academic school year (which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees).

Eligibility Requirements 

    • Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at a TMCF member-school during the 2023-2024 academic school year.


    • Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.


    • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities.


    • Submit the 2023-2024 FAFSA to your selected university/college.


    • Able to demonstrate a financial need.


    • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.


All Applicants Must: 

Answer the following statement (Video) (Maximum of 2 min): 

  • How will your education benefit you, your family, and the community?


Application Dates 

This application opens June 5, 2023 and closes July 28, 2023 (11:59pm EST-Eastern Time).

Emergency Scholarship

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Wells Fargo


July 28, 2023
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Scholarship Overview

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Wells Fargo are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of TMCF’s member-schools that include 53 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). Sixty (60) scholars will be selected to receive a fall emergency gap scholarship of up to award $1000 for the 2023-2024 academic school year. Selected students must be in good academic standing, but at risk of not returning or graduating from college due to an outstanding financial need, and/or emergency situation that leads to a financial aid crisis.

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Be enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at a TMCF member-school during the 2023-2024 academic school year.
  • Current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  • Have an unpaid student account balance of up to $1000.
  • Able to demonstrate a financial need.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.


All Applicants Must: 

  • Provide your school’s account balance statement.
  • Have completed a FAFSA for 2023-2024 acade mic year.
  • Answer the following statement (Video) (Maximum of 2 min)

Tell us about your current financial situation. Why is it important that you receive this funding?


Application Dates 

This application opens June 5, 2023 and closes July 28, 2023 (11:59pm EST-Eastern Time).

John Henry Singleton Scholarship

John Henry Singleton Foundation


June 19, 2023
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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be entering their freshman year at a Historically Black College or University, and be able to demonstrate financial need. 

Application Requirements

  • Application Essay
  • High School Transcript
  • HBCU Acceptance Letter
  • FAFSA Information
  • Personal Introduction Video

2023 HBCU Scholarship Application Essay

Write and a submit a 250-500 word essay answering the following questions:
  • What does success mean to you?
  • Why did you choose to go to an HBCU?
  • How will this school help you to become successful?


Personal Introduction Video

Introduce yourself, explain your goals, and explain how the JHSF Scholarship will help you achieve your goals


Personal Introduction Video

Please submit your essay, High School Transcript (Official or Unofficial) from your most recently completed term, HBCU Acceptance Letter, FAFSA Information, and Video to our email jhsfoundation14@gmail.com.
Please include your name in the subject field of the email. All supporting documents MUST be in one pdf. 

Lewis Latimer Scholarship

AT&T/ The NETwork BICP


June 29, 2023
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AT&T / The NETwork BICP - Lewis Latimer Scholarship is directed towards candidates in the targeted STEAM fields at a UNCF Member Institution or any accredited four-year college or university during the 2023-24 year. The NETwork BICP developed this scholarship to honor Lewis Latimer, who was one of the first influential African American inventors within the United States of America.


The NETwork BICP is a group of black professionals within the communication industry, who are interested in supporting graduating high school seniors (Class of 2023) and college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors with their financial assistance during the 2023-24 academic year.


This program seeks to encourage students to pursue a career within one of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) related disciplines) fields. The selected recipients will receive a one-time need-based award up to $2,500.

Eligibility and Documents

Minimum GPA
Residency Status
  • U.S. Citizen
  • U.S. national or permanent resident


Pursuing Classifications
  • College Freshman
  • College Sophomore
  • College Junior
  • High School Senior


Pursuing Major Category
  • Architecture and Related Services
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Psychology


College/Universities Groups
4-Year Colleges

$2,500 - $15,000

June 30, 2023
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No essays, no report cards—just a couple easy steps and you’re entered. The Citizens Scholarship is giving away $2,500 every month to students and parents. If you don’t win this month, you could win next month and you’re automatically entered for the annual grand prize of $15,000. With all that, you’re made ready for success


Citizens wants to honor the dedication of students and families pursuing higher learning! Fill out the registration form to be entered for a chance to win a Grand Prize of $15,000 to use towards school expenses and one of the $2,500 monthly prizes!


Additionally, each quarter a student who meets the required criteria for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship Prize will be eligible to win a $2,500 quarterly prize for use towards school expenses. See Official Rules for details.


How often can I apply for the Sweepstakes?

There is a limit of one entry per person per month. You are not required to enter each month as for any month you are not selected as a winner, your entry will continue to roll into subsequent monthly drawings, as well as the Annual Grand Prize drawing of $15,000 to be awarded in July 2023.


What is the prize and where do you send it?

All entries received apply to monthly awards of $2,500 from 5/1/2022 through 6/30/2023 including entry into the Annual Grand Prize of $15,000 awarded in July 2023.  Prize money will be sent directly to the school.


Who is eligible to enter the Sweepstakes?

This Sweepstakes is open to high school seniors, undergrad and graduate students as well as parents or sponsors of high school, undergrad or graduate students.  Students must plan on attending college, or be currently enrolled at least half-time in an eligible, accredited undergrad/grad post-secondary institution.

up to $20,000

December 1, 2023
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College Student Pre-commissioning Initiative (CSPI) is a scholarship program for motivated college juniors and seniors who demonstrate academic and leadership excellence and a desire to serve in the Coast Guard. To apply, you must be a sophomore or junior at a federally designated Minority Serving Institution (MSI).


As a CSPI scholar, you’ll become an active-duty Coast Guard member with the rank of Officer Trainee and receive the military benefits of the E-3 pay grade, including salary and healthcare. You’ll be assigned to your university, where you’ll complete your degree as a full-time student with up to $20,000 of tuition, books, and fees paid annually.




The first summer you first join CSPI, you’ll attend boot camp to learn the basics of the Coast Guard. You’ll then return to your school for the fall semester as an Officer Trainee.

School Year

During academic breaks and for four hours a week during classes, you’ll report to your recruiting office to maintain your military readiness and assist with recruiting duties. During longer breaks, you’ll get temporary orders to learn and train with Coast Guard units performing operational missions. You’ll also be assigned an officer mentor to guide you as you prepare to start your career.

Officer Candidate School

After you earn your degree, you’ll attend the Coast Guard’s 17-week Officer Candidate School (OCS), where you’ll learn the fundamentals of being a Coast Guard officer. Upon completing OCS, you’ll become an officer and begin the first assignment in your exciting career.


Commitment & Grade

When joining CSPI, you’ll enlist under a four-year contract. If you complete OCS, your enlisted contract will end, and you’ll have a three-year active-duty commitment as an officer.



When joining CSPI, you’ll have the rank of Officer Trainee (E-3) once you complete boot camp. After completing OCS, you’ll become an Ensign (O-1).


When you join through CSPI, every Coast Guard officer career is open to you. 


NARCDC Youth Engagement Scholarship

National Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils (NARCDC)


June 30, 2023
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The Youth Ambassador Program is a youth engagement program designed to inspire and empower the next generation of agriculture/conservation leaders. Through hands-on experiences, interactive learning, and community involvement, the Youth Ambassador Program fosters a deep understanding of conservation principles while igniting a passion for environmental stewardship within the next generation!

The goal of this program is to promote Alabama RC&Ds to the next generation and educate students about conservation careers. 

  • NARCDC is offering a $1000 scholarship to high school seniors attending 2 or 4 year colleges in the state of Alabama. 
  • Eligible students are those who are active in their community, like to volunteer, have a 2.5 GPA, and all majors. 
  • Length of Program: 1-2 semesters (or if the ambassador chooses to stay on longer) 
  • On the Ground:
    • Campus Events
    • Social Media Campaigns
    • Volunteer Service


Alabama Youth Ambassador Application: Application


National Youth Ambassador Application: Application


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