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Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

Website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iduesbyrd/index.html

Who's Eligible: High school seniors

Award Amount: Varies. Average award is $1,500

Due Date: Varies by state

Requirements:

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 you are interested in applying, head over to your state's department of education (a full list is available here).

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