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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.

The Rockville Real Estate Exchange Scholarship Awardnew window—Deadline: December 31st, 2020, 11:59 pm EST. The Rockville Real Exchange is offering a $500 scholarship to any current high school or undergraduate student who can best answer the following: “Rockville has been a wonderful place to live in because of [blank] and I plan on paying it forward by doing [blank].” Entries may be submitted by essay or video. Contest is open to high school and undergraduate students who are currently living in Rockville or have lived in Rockville for at least one full year of their lives. Students must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States. The applicant with the winning entry will receive a one-time scholarship of $500, which may be applied to the follow school-related expenses: tuition, fees, books, and/or on-campus room and board. Find more information and instructions on their websitenew window. You may also contact them at 240-338-8355 if you have any questions on whether or not you qualify to enter.

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. 

KidGuard for Education Scholarship Programnew window—Deadline: October 31 annually. At KidGuard, we are passionate about the healthy development of children and families. The KidGuard for Education Scholarship is part of our effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,000. 

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 window—Deadlines: May 1, 2020, and October 1, 2020.  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 Soroptimist Live Your Dream: (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) Deadline: November 15th, 2020. Education & Training Awards for Women program has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training.  Apply online: The completed online application and two references are due by November 15th, 2020.