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Check Out These 54 Scholarships that Can Pay $10,000 or More

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Sure, college can be painfully expensive. But don't lose site of the billions (yes, billions) of scholarship dollars that get awarded annually. The list below features big-money scholarships with payment of $10,000 or more. For each, you'll find links to additional information at Cappex.com, an excellent website that provides free college and scholarship matching services.

Note: As you search through the scholarships, you'll find many that say they are expired. Keep in mind, however, that most of these are annual scholarships, so they will become available again in the coming year. You'll find others that are accepting applications right now.

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

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• Award: $10,000
• Description: Applicants must be children of active duty US military, National Guard, or military reservists.
Administered by the American Legion
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Anne Frank Outstanding Scholarship Award

• Award: $10,000
• Description: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are community leaders.
Administered by the Anne Frank Center
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AXA Achievement Scholarship

• Award: $10,000 - $25,000
• Description: Applicants must demonstrate ambition and self-drive.
Administered by the AXA Foundation
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Ayn Rand “The Fountainhead” Essay Contest

• Award: $50 - $10,000
• Description: Applicants must submit an essay on the book, “The Fountainhead,” by Ayn Rand.
Administered by the Ayn Rand Institute
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Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged” Essay Contest

• Award: $50 - $10,000
• Description: Applicants must submit an essay on the book “Atlas Shrugged,” by Ayn Rand.
Administered by the Ayn Rand Institute
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CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

• Award: $18,000
• Description: Applicants must commit to working at the CIA during summer breaks and after college.
Administered by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

• Award: $10,000 - $20,000
• Description: Applicants must be high school seniors or home school seniors attending school in the United States.
Administered by the Coca-Cola Company
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College Inventors Competition

• Award: $5,000 - $15,000
• Description: Applicants must submit an original idea for an invention.
Administered by the Collegiate Inventors Competition
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Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

• Award: $10,000
• Description: Applicants must create and submit a photo, artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card.
Administered by the Gallery Collection/Prudent Publishing Company
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Davidson Fellows Scholarship

• Award: $10,000 - $50,000
• Description: Applicants must complete a significant piece of work that falls into the category of science, technology, engineering, math, literature, music, philosophy, or outside the box.
Administered by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development
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