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Coca-Cola Scholarship OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: OCT 31, 2021

AXA Achievement Scholarship Program OPENS SEPT 1 DEADLINE: DEC 15, 2021

Horatio Alger Association CTE Scholarship OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: JUL 15, 2021

AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest OPENS SEPT 1 DEADLINE: APR 1, 2022




The 2022 Coca-Cola Scholars Program         

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  • The deadline to complete the required eligibility quiz is 4 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, October 31, 2021.
  • The deadline to submit the full application is 5 p.m. Eastern on October 31, 2021.
  • Applicants who submit this application by the deadline can expect notification by the end of November.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be:

  • Current high school/home-schooled students attending school in one of the 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, or select DoD schools who will graduate high school during the 2021-2022 academic school year (students graduating from an American or expat school abroad are not eligible for this award)
  • U.S. Citizens (not a Temporary Resident), U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Applicants may not be:

  •      Children or grandchildren of current employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries
  •      Children or grandchildren of former employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries who are currently receiving retirement benefits from those entities
  •      International students (with the exception of students attending select DoD schools - students graduating from an American or expat school abroad are not eligible for this award)
  •      High school graduates (in other words, received a high school diploma prior to the 2021-2022 school year)
    • Temporary Residents (in other words, your permanent legal residence is outside the U.S.)



  AXA Scholarship


Apply for AXA Scholarship, an achievement-based scholarship for leaders headed to college. 52 state winners will earn $10,000 and 10 of those will become national winners, earning $25,000 scholarships for college.

Award Amount - $10,000 onetime awards for 52 recipients, and the top 10 scholarship winners will receive an additional $15,000, for a total of $25,000 scholarship award. The national winners will also receive an internship with AXA.

AXA Scholarship Deadline - The AXA Scholarship program should be accepting applications in the fall, typically between September 1 - December 15. Apply early because only the first 10,000 applications will be considered.


AXA Scholarship Requirements - Applicants should demonstrate outstanding achievement in community, school or work-related activities.

* being active in their community

* leading or initiating a project that benefits others


* overcoming personal challenges or difficulties to achieve goals

and be a high school senior heading to a two year or four year college or university

Notification will occur in late December. Finalist will submit additional information including transcript of grades and appraisal.

AXA Achievement Scholarship Application Form - The AXA Scholarship application form will be available online at

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

AXA Equitable offers an additional scholarship program, called the AXA Achievement Community Scholarship program.

Award Amount - $2,000 to over 300 AXA Achievers

AXA Scholarship Deadline - February 1 each year. Apply early because only the first 10,000 applications will be considered.

AXA Scholarship Requirements - Applicants should be high school seniors planning to enroll in college in the fall after graduation at a 2 year or 4 year college or university.

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Application - For the AXA Achievers community scholarship application see


2021 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship

500 Scholarships up to $2,500 each


The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Mr. James F. Dicke, II and Mr. Dennis Washington. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited community college or technical school in the United States.


Eligibility Criteria:

  •      Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  •      Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2021
  •      Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  •      Demonstrated critical financial need by showing one of the following:
  •      Family Income below $55,000 OR
  •      Pell Eligibility with an EFC value of 5846or less
  •      Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  •      Be under the age of 30
  •      Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

If you are a school official, you may sign up for our Stay Connected list so that you will be notified of important application updates and to print a poster to put up in your school.  To do so, please visit our School Officials page.

The CTE application is now open with a priority deadline of July 15 (applications will continue to be awarded on a rolling basis until all awards have been claimed).

AFSA National Scholarship

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  •      The High School Senior College Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors who are citizens or aliens legally residing in the USA.
  •      Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; the winner must enroll for classes beginning no later than the Fall 2022 session.
  •      Winner selection is NOT based on financial need, GPA, or demographic criteria.
  •      Home-schooled students may apply as long as the course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school.
  •      Relatives of AFSA staff or NATIONAL board members may not enter.

Scholarship Contest Deadline

  •      Scholarship contest entries will be accepted from Midnight (CT), September 1, 2021, until Midnight (CT), April 1, 2022. 


Entry Details

  1.       Scholarship entries are ONLY accepted online through the AFSA scholarship web site
  2.       Entrants must submit a completed entry form with all required information. Before college scholarship funds will be awarded, all information submitted on the entry form by the entrant will be verified. If ANY false or misleading information is submitted on the entry form, the student will be disqualified without notification to the entrant.
  3.       Each entrant is allowed only ONE (1) ENTRY submittal.  Any attempt to enter again under a different name, address, etc., will automatically disqualify the entrant without notification to the entrant.
  4.       Entrants selected as winners are required to submit the name and contact information of their chosen college/university/certified trade school*for verification of registration and payment of the scholarship to the school. All forms and processes must be completed within sixty (60) days of contest end date or your scholarship is forfeited.

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  •       A total of $20,000 is awarded.  Ten (10) winners will receive a scholarship of $2,000 each.  Only one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to any single individual from this contest.
  •      The scholarship is paid directly to the educational institution in the student’s account to be used for tuition and/or books for the fall 2022 The scholarship monies may be used over a period not to exceed four (4) years.


Winner Selection

  •      Scholarship winners are randomly selected by computer-generated drawing from among valid entries received at the conclusion of the contest period.
  •      Odds of winning are based on total number of entries received.

The Gates Scholarship

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The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

To learn more watch this video.


Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.

*Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.


To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

 Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required. 



An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)


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