Who's Eligible: High school seniors
Award Amount: Varies. Average award is $1,500
Due Date: Varies by state
The bad news is that these awards are fairly small. The good news is that more than 7,300 students received them last year. Students must show exceptional academic achievement and can only apply for funding through their state. Deadlines vary by state, so if youare interested in applying, head over to your state's department of education (a full list is available here).