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    Top 276 May Scholarships in 2024

    Written by Will Geiger

    Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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    Updated: June 2nd, 2024

    The fifth month of the year means that summer vacation is just around the corner. You may be taking SATs, ACTs, or AP exams. If you are a high school junior, you are probably working hard to end the year strong so you can put yourself in the best possible position for the admissions process. Another great way to end the year strong is to apply for some May scholarships!

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    Scholarship Review Process

    The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

    • The scholarship requires a fee to apply
    • The scholarship provider’s privacy policy allows for the misuse of student data
    • The scholarship requires paid membership in an organization (with certain exceptions for reputable trade organizations and others)
    • Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
    • The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
    • The scholarship website has many grammatical errors and/or advertisements
    • The scholarship or scholarship providing organization seem untrustworthy
    • There is no evidence the scholarship was previously awarded
    • The scholarship has not been awarded in the past 12 months
    • There is no available contact information

    If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!


    * There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
    ** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
    ***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.

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    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $1,500
    Deadline May 16, 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation

    If you have attained the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award, then you may be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Corinne Jeannine Schillings…Show More

    If you have attained the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award, then you may be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Corinne Jeannine Schillings…Show More

    If you have attained the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award, then you may be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation! This organization is dedicated to supporting college women who want to learn about other cultures through foreign language study and/or study abroad. The foundation offers two types of scholarships for Silver and Gold Award Girl Scouts – the “Scholarship to Study a Foreign Language” and the “Scholarship to Study Abroad”. If you have a background in Girl Scouts and you’re interested in learning about other cultures, you’d be a perfect candidate for this scholarship!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,500
    Deadline May 16, 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Unigo $10,000 Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Unigo

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Dec 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Unigo

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship is open to all high school students who are at least 14 years of age. To apply, students must respond to the…Show More

    This easy scholarship is open to all high school students who are at least 14 years of age. To apply, students must respond to the…Show More

    This easy scholarship is open to all high school students who are at least 14 years of age. To apply, students must respond to the following essay prompt in 250 words (or less): "Would you rather be smart, funny or rich? Why?" On or about March 31, 2025, a qualified panel of judges will select one (1) potential winner based on the criteria of writing ability (25%), creativity (25%), originality (25%), and overall excellence (25%).Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Dec 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students
    Apply

    Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship

    Offered by Kaufman and Stigger, PLLC

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 10, 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Kaufman and Stigger, PLLC

    Are you an academically impressive, current or incoming undergraduate student from Kentucky or Indiana? If so, the Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship may be a great…Show More

    Are you an academically impressive, current or incoming undergraduate student from Kentucky or Indiana? If so, the Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship may be a great…Show More

    Are you an academically impressive, current or incoming undergraduate student from Kentucky or Indiana? If so, the Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 each to two (2) Kentucky and/or Indiana high school seniors or current college students who hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. To apply, interested students must submit an essay about someone who positively influenced their life and how that will impact their future. This scholarship was established as a tribute to the late mother of Attorney Marshall Kaufman, who encouraged her son to further his education and eventually attend law school. If you're a current or incoming college student who'd like to honor the legacy of Alberta C. Kaufman and receive financial support for your education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 10, 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    David Thelen Award

    Offered by Organization of American Historians

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Organization of American Historians

    The David Thelen Award seeks to recognize the most outstanding article on American history written in a language other than English. The winning piece will…Show More

    The David Thelen Award seeks to recognize the most outstanding article on American history written in a language other than English. The winning piece will…Show More

    The David Thelen Award seeks to recognize the most outstanding article on American history written in a language other than English. The winning piece will be published in the Journal, and submissions from January 1st of the year two years prior to the deadline year, to December 31st of the year prior to the deadline year, are eligible. Previously unpublished articles are also eligible. The article should be well-written, carefully argued, and offer a fresh perspective on colonial American and/or U.S. history. The competition is open to various genres of scholarship, including roundtables, keynote addresses, and conference papers. Manuscripts should be written in a language other than English and framed for readers outside the U.S. Don't forget to label your submission as "[Year] David Thelen Award Entry" and submit an electronic version via email, along with a hard copy mailed to the address listed on the scholarship's website. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Get Started

    United State Army Warrant Officers Association Scholarship Foundation Program

    Offered by United States Army Warrant Officers Association

    Multiple awards worth $500 - $1,500
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by United States Army Warrant Officers Association

    The United States Army Warrant Officers Association Scholarship Foundation Program is an incredible opportunity for USAWOA members and their families to receive financial assistance for…Show More

    The United States Army Warrant Officers Association Scholarship Foundation Program is an incredible opportunity for USAWOA members and their families to receive financial assistance for…Show More

    The United States Army Warrant Officers Association Scholarship Foundation Program is an incredible opportunity for USAWOA members and their families to receive financial assistance for higher education. The Foundation's mission is to ensure that those who dedicate their lives to defending our country can provide their loved ones with the opportunity to pursue formal higher education. If you're under 23 years old and the child, grandchild, or dependent stepchild of a USAWOA member in good standing, or the spouse of a member in good standing, you're eligible to apply. To qualify, you must be in your senior year of high school or higher and plan to attend an accredited American college/university or a vocational/technical institution on a full-time basis. Don't miss out on this chance to secure a sound financial future for yourself and your family! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $500 - $1,500
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    National Presbyterian College Scholarship

    Offered by Presbyterian Church (USA)

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $4,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Presbyterian Church (USA)

    The National Presbyterian College Scholarship will award between twenty-five and thirty rising freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Presbyterian Scholarship may not be used for…Show More

    The National Presbyterian College Scholarship will award between twenty-five and thirty rising freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Presbyterian Scholarship may not be used for…Show More

    The National Presbyterian College Scholarship will award between twenty-five and thirty rising freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Presbyterian Scholarship may not be used for study abroad. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $4,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Electronics Division: Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarships

    Offered by American Ceramic Society

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen

    Offered by American Ceramic Society

    The American Ceramics Society is proud to offer the Electronics Division: Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarships to exceptional college juniors and seniors who have earned at…Show More

    The American Ceramics Society is proud to offer the Electronics Division: Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarships to exceptional college juniors and seniors who have earned at…Show More

    The American Ceramics Society is proud to offer the Electronics Division: Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarships to exceptional college juniors and seniors who have earned at least 80 semester credits or equivalent quarter credits. This prestigious award is reserved for full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate a passion for ceramics/materials science and engineering, and a commitment to academic excellence. Don't miss your chance to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen
    Get Started

    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Sarah E. Huneycutt Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Junior Girls' Golf Scholarship Foundation

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Junior Girls' Golf Scholarship Foundation

    The Sarah E. Huneycutt Scholarship is calling all golf enthusiasts! If you're a Florida high school senior with a passion for the game who hasn't…Show More

    The Sarah E. Huneycutt Scholarship is calling all golf enthusiasts! If you're a Florida high school senior with a passion for the game who hasn't…Show More

    The Sarah E. Huneycutt Scholarship is calling all golf enthusiasts! If you're a Florida high school senior with a passion for the game who hasn't received a golf scholarship from any college or university, the Sarah E. Huneycutt Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you. They're looking for individuals who love golf, and who will soon be attending college, to award this impressive scholarship. Don't miss out on this opportunity to further your education and love for golf. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    American Art Therapy Association Anniversary Scholarship Fund

    Offered by American Art Therapy Association

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by American Art Therapy Association

    American Art Therapy Association Anniversary Scholarship Fund recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. Applicants must be members of AATA at the time of…Show More

    American Art Therapy Association Anniversary Scholarship Fund recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. Applicants must be members of AATA at the time of…Show More

    American Art Therapy Association Anniversary Scholarship Fund recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. Applicants must be members of AATA at the time of application, as well as at the time of receipt of the scholarship should they be awarded. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    ScholarshipOwl $50,000 No Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by ScholarshipOwl

    Easy Application
    50 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by ScholarshipOwl

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, and graduate students. Each month, 4 winners will be selected to earn $1,000 each. In December…Show More

    Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, and graduate students. Each month, 4 winners will be selected to earn $1,000 each. In December…Show More

    Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, and graduate students. Each month, 4 winners will be selected to earn $1,000 each. In December 2023, there will be 2 additional winners earning $1,000 each. Applicant must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories except for Rhode Island and Michigan. Applicant also must be 16 years of age or older and either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled within three months of registration in the Scholarship Sweepstakes, in a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.Show Less

    50 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Myra Levick Scholarship Fund

    Offered by American Art Therapy Association

    1 award worth up to $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by American Art Therapy Association

    The Myra Levick Scholarship Fund is available to AATA (American Art Therapy Association) student members who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in…Show More

    The Myra Levick Scholarship Fund is available to AATA (American Art Therapy Association) student members who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in…Show More

    The Myra Levick Scholarship Fund is available to AATA (American Art Therapy Association) student members who can demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in a graduate art therapy program. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth up to $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Prasad Family Foundation International Student Scholarship

    Offered by American Art Therapy Association

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by American Art Therapy Association

    The Prasad Family Foundation International Student Scholarship is specifically designed to provide financial support for international student members. Students awarded this scholarship are required to…Show More

    The Prasad Family Foundation International Student Scholarship is specifically designed to provide financial support for international student members. Students awarded this scholarship are required to…Show More

    The Prasad Family Foundation International Student Scholarship is specifically designed to provide financial support for international student members. Students awarded this scholarship are required to attend the conference. Students may be temporarily residing in the United States under a student visa, but must be able to identify a country of residency outside of the United States. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Rawley Silver Award for Excellence

    Offered by American Art Therapy Association

    1 award worth up to $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by American Art Therapy Association

    The Rawley Silver Award for Excellence is available to a student member whose academic record or prior experience is deemed excellent. Students applying for this…Show More

    The Rawley Silver Award for Excellence is available to a student member whose academic record or prior experience is deemed excellent. Students applying for this…Show More

    The Rawley Silver Award for Excellence is available to a student member whose academic record or prior experience is deemed excellent. Students applying for this award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth up to $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund

    Offered by American Art Therapy Association

    1 award worth $500
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by American Art Therapy Association

    The Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund is specifically designed to help students purchase books for school. The student application will be completed in alignment with the…Show More

    The Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund is specifically designed to help students purchase books for school. The student application will be completed in alignment with the…Show More

    The Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund is specifically designed to help students purchase books for school. The student application will be completed in alignment with the AATA Code of Ethics, Responsibility to the Profession, Section 10, in that the application is a truthful representation of self and identity. Students applying for the award are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. Applicants must be members of AATA at the time of application, as well as at the time of receipt of the scholarship should they be awarded. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $500
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
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    How to win May scholarships

    May is an important time as the school year draws to a close, and you’re beginning to think about the next one. Financial aid and scholarships are a big part of planning for school, so you should start applying! Make sure you’re acing your final exams, and try to get peers, mentors or your family to take a look at your scholarship essay. Some of the ways you can make your application stand out are:

    May checklist for students

    High school seniors

    • Even though “senioritis” may be kicking in, it is important to end your year strong! Colleges will require end of year transcripts and low grades will not be well-received.
    • Remember, there are many people who have helped you get to this point. Write a written thank you note to your recommenders, guidance counselor, and mentors–they will certainly appreciate it!
    • In a few short months you will be college students! Being a college student means more independence, but also more responsibility, particularly financially. If you don’t have a bank account, now is the time to start investigating options for a savings and checking account.

    High school juniors

    • Make sure that you secure your letters of recommendation! Here are some tips for getting the best possible recs from your teachers.
    • Demonstrated interest is a factor for many colleges in the admissions process. You should learn more about how to demonstrate interest (and which colleges require it).
    • One of the best tools for financial aid is the Net Price Calculator. Before the end of junior year, sit down with your family and complete the Net Price Calculator for some colleges on your list. This will give you a good estimate of the need-based financial aid you can expect to receive.

    Frequently asked questions

    Is May too late to apply for scholarships?

    It depends on the scholarships you’re applying to. Oftentimes, schools set their deadlines for early May, so you’ll still have time to get your application in. Other scholarships have varying deadlines, and you can choose the best option for your timeline. 

    How do I improve my chances of winning a scholarship?

    In order to win a scholarship, you have to make your application stand out above the rest. Part of that is maintaining or improving your grades and writing a compelling essay. 

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