25+ Scholarships to Apply for in December 2023

Introduction to December Scholarships

Final month of the year, aka, the HOME STRETCH! What better way to end one year (and get ready to start a new one) then with applying for some awesome December scholarships?!

Honestly, I can't think of any better way :D

I know that December can be such a busy month, with the holidays and end of semester exams, but, it's also such a big month for scholarships (hint: there are so many deadlines at the end of the month!).

So, do yourself a favor and keep scrolling to check out our list of over 30 fabulous December scholarships to apply for before 2023 ends.

December Scholarships to apply for before 2023 ends!

  • Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: December 31

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and undergraduate students in the US.

  • Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: December 31

    Eligibility: Open to all students 13 and older!

  • Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: December 31

    Eligibility: Open to high school, college, and graduate students in the US.

  • Amount: $50,000 total

    Deadline: December 31

    Eligibility: Open to all US high school and college students ages 16 and older. All you need to do to apply is create an account.

  • Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: December 31

    Eligibility: Open to high school juniors and seniors interested in attending a Christian college or university.

  • Amount: Full-tuition! 

    Deadline: December 1

    Eligibility: This full-ride scholarship is open to high school seniors in the Atlanta area who are interested in attending a HBCU.

  • Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: December 1

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and undergraduate students. Undocumented students and international students studying in the US are eligible to apply.

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: December 1

    Eligibility: Open to all current, full-time students attending accredited two-year or four-year American universities or colleges. There is no age or specific major requirement.

  • Amount: $20,000

    Deadline: December 1

    Eligibility: Open to low-income, highly motivated high school seniors planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Must be Pell-eligible and have a minimum 2.4 GPA.

  • Amount: up to $38,000 per year (max of 5 years)

    Deadline: December 1

    Eligibility: Open to STEM undergraduate and graduate students ages 18+ from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Must be able to complete at least one summer internship and be willing to accept post-graduate employment with DoD. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Amount: $1,500

    Deadline: December 1

    Eligibility: Open to graduate students majoring in a STEM-related field.

  • Amount: $5,000

    Deadline: December 4

    Eligibility: Open to Black women — including cis, trans, non-binary, femmes, gender expansive, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid people  marginalized by societal constructs. This scholarship is specifically designed for students who are currently enrolled in college and pursuing a career as an art director, copywriter, UX designer, or strategist.

  • Amount: $40,000

    Deadline: December 9

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors living in Southern California (Edison’s service territory). Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be planning to pursue a career in a STEM-related field. 

  • Amount: Varies

    Deadline: December 10

    Eligibility: Open to college students residing in the US, who identify as LGBTQ+. Must be a US citizen.

  • Amount: up to a full-ride!

    Deadline: December 13

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and current undergraduate women pursuing a STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, math)

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: December 15

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and students enrolled at accredited colleges/universities in the US. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, health law, etc. Students with physical disabilities will be given preference.

  • Amount: up to $2,500

    Deadline: December 15

    Eligibility: Open to currently enrolled undergraduate students.

  • Amount: up to $30,000 per year

    Deadline: December 15

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors pursuing STEM or business degrees in one of the 40 Middle Tennessee counties.

  • Amount: up to $20,000

    Deadline: December 16

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors in the US and Puerto Rico who are planning to enroll full-time at two and four-year US institutions.

  • Amount: Up to $3,000

    Deadline: December 19

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors having qualifications for success in engineering education. Must be a U.S. citizen and Wisconsin resident. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Amount: up to $4,500

    Deadline: December 20

    Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups across North America. The purpose of the scholarships is to further students’ study of classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available during the school year.

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: December 31

    Eligibility: Open to high school, college, and graduate school students. Must be a US citizen/permanent resident, student with DACA or undocumented status, or an international student studying in the US. No essay or GPA required!

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: December 31

    Eligibility: Open to all high school students in the US, including those with undocumented status.

  • Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: December 31

    Eligibility: Open to students attending academic institutions in the US (must be US residents). Must be under the age of 30 and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: December 31

    Eligibility: Open to high school, college, and graduate school students. Must be US citizens/permanent residents.

  • Amount: Varies

    Deadline: December 31 

    Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Must have demonstrated financial need. 

  • Amount: up to $6,000

    Deadline: December 31

    Eligibility: Open to Learning Ally high school senior students with disabilities.

  • Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: December 31

    Eligibility: Open to anyone enrolled, or planning to enroll, as a student in a U.S. trade school or program for HVAC-related studies.

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