Scholarship Zone: What companies offer scholarships for college students?

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Scholarship Zone

Large companies and corporations set money aside each year to fund a variety of scholarships. Although some companies only offer scholarships to their employees and their families, many offer scholarships for the general public as well.

The good thing about these large corporate scholarships is that they’re not all awarded based on merit. You can win these scholarships based on your major or area of study, where you live or even a quirky hobby. 

Here’s a list of some of America’s largest corporations and the scholarships they’re offering students.

Burger King 

    1.     James W. McLamore Foundation Scholarship: $50,000
    2.     Burger King Scholarships Program: $1,000


    1.     Leaders of Promise: $1,000
    2.     Scholars Program Scholarship: $20,000


    1.     Wal-Mart Associate Scholarship
    2.     Wal-Mart Dependent Scholarship: $3,200


    1.     AISES Google Scholarship
    2.     Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
    3.     Generation Google Scholarship: $10,000
    4.     Google Lime Scholarship: $10,000


    1.     General Scholarships
    2.     Women’s Scholarships
    3.     Minority Scholarships
    4.     Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Foot Locker

    1.     Athletes Scholarship: $20,000
    2.     Ken C. Hicks Scholarship: $25,000


More Notable Companies & Scholarships 

Dell Scholars Program: $20,000

Ronald McDonald House Charities: $100,000

Chevron Corporation Scholarship: $5,000 

CVS Business Scholarships: $5,000

Delta Airlines Engineering Scholarship: $5,000

Exxon/Mobil National Scholarship: $2,000-$20,000

BP (British Petroleum) Community Scholarship Program: $3,000 

Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship: $2,000

GE: Reagan Foundation Scholarship: $40,000

John Deere Dealer Scholarship: $2,000

Lockheed Martin Corporation Scholarship: $10,000

Marriott International Scholarship: $10,000

Panera Bread Raise Me Scholarship: $5,000 

Raytheon-SVA Patriot Scholarship: $10,000 

Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarships: $2,500 for freshmen, renewed at $5,000 after freshmen year

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship: $5,000 

Toshiba Machine Co. Scholarship: $2,500 

Tylenol Future Care Scholarships: $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of other well-known companies that offer very sizeable scholarship awards. If you’re interested in finding more corporate-funded scholarships, click here.

Keep in mind when applying for scholarships that many will require you also file your FAFSA®. So get a head start on the application process and file yours today.