One smart way to start your college career is to have someone else help pay for your tuition. Royal Neighbors members* are eligible for a variety of traditional and non-traditional scholarships. Since its creation in 1961, the Royal Neighbors of America Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5 million to members to assist with the costs of continuing education. The annual program accepts applications from Sept. 1 until March 1 each year. Below is a list of Royal Neighbors’ scholarship opportunities.
Royal Neighbors of America Scholarship Program
|Scholarship||Who Is Eligible||Use of Funds||Renewable||Annual Scholarship Amount||Potential Maximum Grant|
|Making a Difference||Graduating High School Seniors||Degree at accredited college or university||$2,000||$8,000|
|Making a Difference Leader||Graduating High School Female Seniors||Degree at accredited college or university||$5,000||$20,000|
|New Horizons||Ages 18+ High School Graduates||Degree at accredited college or university||$5,000||$5,000|
|New Horizons Leader||Ages 18+ High School Graduates||Degree at accredited college or university||$5,000||$20,000|
|Life Enrichment||Ages 18+ High School Graduates||Short-term courses for semi-professional occupations in business/industry or programs to provide skilled training||$500||$500|
Ten – 4-year renewable grants worth up to $8,000 ($2,000 each year) are awarded annually to help members who are graduating high school seniors earn a degree at an accredited college or university directly following graduation.
One – 4-year renewable grant worth up to $20,000 ($5,000 each year) is awarded annually to the most outstanding female high school senior from the pool of qualified Making a Difference applicants.
Ten – one-time grants up to $5,000 each year are awarded annually to help members age 18 and older who have previously graduated from high school pursue a degree at an accredited college or university. This can also be used toward an advanced degree such as a Masters or Ph.D.
One – 4-year renewable scholarship worth up to $20,000 ($5,000 each year) is awarded annually to the most outstanding female from the pool of qualified New Horizons applicants.
Five non-renewable grants of up to $500 are awarded annually to members age 18 and older who have previously graduated from high school and who have a desire to continue their education through short-term courses to provide training for semi-professional occupations in business and industry or programs to provide skilled training.
*In order to be eligible the person applying for the scholarship must be a beneficial member of Royal Neighbors.