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Outside Scholarship Disclaimer: Montgomery College publicizes information from various businesses, foundations, and civic organizations about scholarships they offer to students. The College is not affiliated with these groups and does not endorse their products or services. Never pay a fee to apply for a scholarship. The links are active at the time the information was received. If you find a link not working, please try to search by the name of the scholarship and also alert our office.

Herb Block Foundation Scholarshipsnew window—Deadlines: June 1 for fall semester and November 10 for spring semester. Established in 2005, The Herb Block Scholarship provides financial assistance to high school graduates, community college students, and adult learners who wish to continue their studies at Washington, D.C. area community colleges. 

LA Tutors 123 Innovation in Education Scholarship—Deadline: 20th of each month. Entrants must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (e.g., a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.) and must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation. Entrants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or the equivalent)  and be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)new window—Provides information on how students can register to determine if they qualify for any of the more than 400 scholarships, internships, and fellowship programs that UNCF offers. All students of color, including Hispanic, Asian and Native American students can apply.  For additional information visit the website, then select “for students” and “scholarships” to start the registration process).

The “Save a Life” Scholarship for Students of Healthcare and Educationnew windowDeadline: May 1, 2021. Scholarship eligibility and requirements: 

  • Any student currently enrolled in, or applying to enroll within the next academic year, in a degree program in the fields of healthcare or education, at an accredited U.S. university, is eligible to apply. 
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • We take a broad view of what counts as a “healthcare field,” and that can include students pursuing mental health degrees or occupations, as well as administrative and non-profit programs. Applicants will have the opportunity to make their case for why their chosen field of study can be classified as healthcare or education-focused as part of their essay.

The Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Programs School Year 2021–2022 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) Online portal is open January 1, 2021, through February 15, 2021. The Kimmy Duong Foundation announces The Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Programs for the 2021-2022 academic year. Eligible students must be US Citizens or US permanent residents (except for the three gold scholarships mentioned below) who demonstrate: 

  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Strong leadership potential
  •  A track record of service to the Vietnamese and American communities
  • Pride in their Vietnamese and/or American culture and heritage
  • A passion to apply their academic background to create a better world, both in America and in Vietnam

Vietnamese American students should apply through TheKimmyDuongFoundation.org. 37 scholarships will be reserved for Vietnamese American students. Three gold scholarships will be reserved for Vietnamese students from Vietnam, who have been accepted to US universities.

Non-Vietnamese American students should apply through their schools. 20 scholarships will be reserved for Non Vietnamese American students.

For more details about qualifications, please visit TheKimmyDuongFoundation.org.

FAPAC (the Federal Asian Pacific American Council) new window- Deadline March 5, 2021. The Federal Asian Pacific American Council) has a $5,000 Scholarship Opportunity! Scholarship for college students who demonstrate 1) an interest in and commitment to public service and a career in public service; 2) a commitment to increasing inclusion and diversity for the AAPI community; 3) the potential and desire to develop and use leadership skills; 4) Academic Excellence (a GPA of over 3.0). For more details about qualifications, please visit the FAPAC scholarship pagenew window.

Lockheed Martin’s Vocational Scholarship (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) - Deadline- March 11, 2021. Lockheed Martin’s Vocational Scholarship program is awarding $6,600 to up to 150 students! We’re looking for students of all ages who are preparing for careers in technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing at a vocational technical school, trade school, two-year community or technical college. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens pursuing an associate degree, credit-bearing certificate or industry-recognized credential. See the FAQ (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .

Lockheed Martin’s STEM Scholarship (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) - Deadline- April 1, 2021. Lockheed Martin’s STEM Scholarship program awards hundreds of renewable $10,000 scholarships to students seeking 4-year STEM degrees in engineering, computer science and physics! We’re looking for passionate students who demonstrate financial need and come from an underrepresented group or underserved community. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens, seniors in high school or undergraduate college students. See the FAQ (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

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