Scholarships come from a number of different sources. It can take some time and effort on your behalf to research them all, but KTC is here to support your search!

Start your search and get matched with scholarships instantly. Make an account and find available scholarships with any of these organizations!

Fast Web   College Board   Career One Stop   Additional Scholarships

Need a letter of recommendation reach out to your advisor!


Don’t wait to get accepted to a college to apply to scholarships!

The sooner you start applying the more chances of getting money to use towards your schooling!


Before you apply, make sure you’re eligible.

Scholarships have very specific criteria for who’s eligible to apply. Once you check that you are the right fit for that application you can start writing your personal statement or answering, submitting your responses to the scholarship question. Don’t worry not all scholarships ask for an essay. Some may ask for art work, and more! In some case you can reuse your previous work to fit the scholarship requirement. Pay close attention to the detailed requirements and your custom edits.


Now that you have accepted and received your scholarship you’ll need to let your school know that you’ve been awarded a scholarship so that the financial aid office can subtract that amount from your cost of attendance (and from certain other aid, such as loans, that you might have been offered). Then, any amount left can be covered by other source.

Scholarships Available

Financial resources are available to you! Finding the right scholarships and grants can be a daunting process but take the time to look and research opportunities for funding your education. Here are just a few that KIPP alum can apply for.

If you have questions or need help finding scholarships right for you, reach out to your KTC advisor.

STEM Lights Me Up Scholarship
Award $500

To inspire you Brighteach is giving away a $500 scholarship to the most creative video on the topic “What lights you up about STEM”? The winner of the scholarship will receive the $500 and will be featured on our website. Apply Here

Ownage’s “Make Us Laugh Scholarship 2020”
Award $1,000

Submission Deadline: May 31
Winner Announced: June 30

At Ownage Pranks, we’re passionate about bringing smiles and laughs to people’s hearts for over a decade! We’re honored to reward others who do the same. We would love to contribute to an undergraduate student’s education with a scholarship and potential internet fame.


All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship.

3-5 minute comedic video which you feel showcases your comedic talent. The video could be improv, scripted skits, or comedic storytelling. Show us how you can make us or the people on camera laugh (it doesn’t have to be both but of course we welcome it)

Please provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university. A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.

Additional information in link.

Helping People in Need Scholarship
Award $1,000

Submission Deadline: Feb 15

Open to any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional program in the United States. This includes accredited community college students as well as high school seniors and students who possess a GED who have been accepted to or are enrolled in an accredited program.

Students who have already done work (volunteer or other) that helps people in need, and who has a clear plan for continuing to help people in need in the future. We believe that our investment in the education of a student who has a desire to help people, is an investment in a more positive future.

All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above


Submission Deadlines: March 31 & June 30.

Scholarship for ambitious and outstanding students who have demonstrated future potential through helping their community in a tremendous way. Maybe you started a club, worked on an entrepreneurial project, or benefited your campus or community in some other way. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear about it!

Scholarship selections are made four times a year. 


Submission Deadlines: February 16 through February 28, 2021

PINK is increasing the number of winners from 10 to 15 and is now inviting all gender identities between the ages of 18-25 who are leaders, thought starters and go-getters in their communities to apply for funding that will help make their dreams a reality.

Winners of the PINK With Purpose Project will be announced by April 2021.