Scholarships available to the class of 2022

Yaara Aleissa

As the class of 2022 seniors prepare for college, finding scholarships can be a lengthy process. Here are a few scholarship finder resources that provide personalized results, national scholarships, and local scholarships catering to the senior class.

Scholarship finders:

Unigo: Personalized results for scholarships and grants (can narrow searches by state).

Nitro: Searches for scholarships based on financial need, major, and background.

Fastweb: Matches to scholarships, grants and internships based on your strengths, interests, student activities and skills.

ScholarshipPoints: Enter for scholarship drawings that range up to $10,000.

College Board Big Future: Matches scholarships based upon major, background, academics, extracurricular involvements. Personalized scholarship match that breaks down in categories of ethnicity, economic background, academic merit, location and more.

National Merit: Vast scholarships available to national merit finalists. 

Mega List of Scholarships: Wide variety of scholarships catered by businesses, talents, academic achievements, ethnicity and much more. 

National scholarships:

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

Eligibility: Must attend or be accepted into one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities and study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines.

Amount: Full tuition including room and board (renewable)

Deadline: January 31, 2022

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) 

Eligibility: FAFSA, other eligibility varies by individual scholarship.

Amount: Varies on the scholarship being applied for, access their personalized scholarship search

Deadline: Varies on individual scholarship 


Eligibility: Must be enrolled, or soon be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. college or university in Fall 2021.

Amount: $5,000 to 50 students 

Open: February 18, 2021

Deadline: June 30, 2021

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Demonstrate involvement in community/school, 3.0 GPA, United States citizen, plan to enroll full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States

Amount: $10,000 (renewable)

Deadline: January 6, 2022

Fry Scholarship

Eligibility: A child of a veteran that died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, while serving in one of the Armed Forces, or was a member of the Selected Reserve who died from a service-connected disability.

Amount: Full in-state tuition at public college ($22,805 per year for private or out-of-state schools), money for housing, books, and supplies.  

Deadline: No deadline (application expires 60 days after starting an application) 

Stamps Scholars

Eligibility: Student must apply directly to one or more of our partner schools.

Amount: Annual awards ranging from $5,400 to $75,000 including additional funds for enrichment activities such as study abroad, academic conferences and leadership training.

Deadline: Deadline varies based on application of the partner school

LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF)

Eligibility: Hispanic student accepted into and planning to attend a full-time college/university, other scholarships listed include additional criteria 

Amount: Varies based on the scholarship (4 listed)

Opens: Early 2022

Deadline: Varies based on the scholarship (4 listed) 


Eligibility: Varies based upon scholarship, FAFSA application required

Amount: Varies, single application applies for numerous scholarships at once

Deadline: For scholarships May 1, for summer internship programs March 15 

National Honor Society Scholarship 

Eligibility: Must have a registered NHS account approved by NHS advisor (steps to create one are listed).

Amount: 1 national winner $25,000 scholarship, 24 national finalists $5,625 scholarship, 575 national semifinalists $3,200 scholarship

Deadline: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:00PM (ET)

Ron Brown Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents and a current high school senior

Amount: Awards 45-50 $10,000 renewable (total $40,000)

Deadline: January 9 (submitted by mail or through email)

HACER McDonald’s Scholarship

Eligibility: Minimum 2.8 GPA, eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university full-time, must disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for, at least one parent of Hispanic descent

Amount: Up to $25,000 per year

Deadline: February 3rd, 2022

Jackie Robinson Foundation

Eligibility: Graduating, minority high school senior, United States citizen, present evidence of financial need, submit an official SAT and/or ACT exam score from junior or senior year (those who choose not to submit scores will not be disadvantaged in the selection process), plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States.

Amount: Up to $30,000 over four years

Deadline: January 12, 2022 5PM (EST)

Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Wells Fargo

Eligibility: Full-time as a senior during the 2021-2022 academic school year, attending a public or private Historically Black College and Universities, at least a 3.0 GPA, U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: January 3, 2022


Local scholarships

2022 Jefferson County Teacher Association (JCTA) Exemplary Student Scholarship

Eligibility: JCPS Student pursuing career in Public Education

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline: December 2, 2021

Community of Louisville: Louisville Artisans Guild Art Scholarship

Eligibility: Graduating from Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, and Bullitt Counties in Kentucky or Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties in Indiana. A minimum 2.0 GPA. Pursuing a college degree in non-performing Visual Arts or Visual Arts field.

Amount: $2,000 (one time)

Opens: November 15, 2021

Deadline: February 15, 2022

Community of Louisville: General Scholarship Application

Eligibility: Criteria depends on individual scholarship

Amount: One application for 70+ scholarships (varying amounts and guidelines)

Opens: December 2021

Deadline: Varies based on individual scholarships 

Kentucky Scholarships 

PDF released by KHEAA with scholarships for two-year college, public colleges, private colleges, universities, seminaries, public universities, federal government grant/scholarships, and state government grant/scholarships.


Eligibility: Household income of $40,000 or below and must have been a JCPS student since freshman year.

Amount: Opportunity grant of $1,000 per semester 

Deadline: July 15, 2022

Meagher Emerging Influencers Scholarship

Eligibility: Kentucky resident, high school senior graduating in 2022

Amount: One Student will be awarded $1,000 paid directly to college/university

Deadline: May 14, 2022