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Top 30 May Scholarships in 2022
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!
We’ve gathered the best vetted May scholarships for you, right in this list. Read on to find some opportunities to fund your education:
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Top 30 May Scholarships in 2022
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 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.
$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, community college and graduate students.
$2,000 Nitro College Scholarship – No Essay
Easy scholarship open to all high school, college, community and graduate students.
Niche $50,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Open to high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.
$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship
Students must be a current high school freshman, sophomore, or junior interested in attending a Christian university or college.
STEM Teacher Scholarships
Offered by AFCEA & ManTech International
Open to aspiring teachers seeking a graduate degree for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects to K-12 students in the U.S.
Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program
Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission
Open to active firefighters (including volunteers), ambulance, or rescue squad members who are seeking a fire-service-related degree.
Offered by Rover
Open to students who submit essays incorporating personal stories and thoughts about how pets have helped shape who they are today.
The Paradigm Challenge
Offered by Project Paradigm
Open to students aged 4 to 18 who use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems and make a difference.
Jared Monroe Foundation Scholarship
Offered by The Jared Monroe Foundation
Open to high school seniors and college students who have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and are currently receiving treatment.
PGSF Full-Time Students Scholarship
Offered by Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
Open to incoming and current undergraduate students pursuing a degree in printing-related fields, graphic communication, or publishing.
$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship
Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.
Professional Development Scholarship Emphasizing History, Number Theory, or Discrete Mathematics
Offered by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Open to mathematics teachers who have taught for at least three years and plan to continue teaching.
John Lepping Memorial Scholarship: Education Assistance for Disabled Youth
Offered by The Lep Foundation for Youth Education
Open to college students who have a physical or psychological disability.
Offered by Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
College women pursuing or working as an early professional in a career in game development in art, animation, programming, or engineering.
Offered by PFLAG Sacramento
Open to LGBTQ+ college-bound high school seniors and university students who reside in Sacramento or have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ+ community.
Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship
Offered by Against the Grain Productions
Open to current and incoming college students in the U.S. who have at least 25% Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry and own a business.
Architects Foundation / McAslan Fellowship
Offered by Architects Foundation
Open to undergraduate seniors and graduate students wanting to travel abroad to study architecture.
Hubertus W. V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students
Offered by NAACP
Open to Black male students who exhibit financial need and are accepted or enrolled in a STEM-related degree program.
$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship
Easy scholarship open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.
Niche $2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Easy scholarship from Niche open to all high school, college, and graduate students.
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.