As of 2015, some good academic scholarships are the Horatio Alger award, the Coca-Cola Scholars award, the Buick Achievers scholarship, and the Siemens math, science and technology award, according to Forbes. These organizations give scholarships to students who plan to attend a four-year college, and amounts range from $1,000 to $125,000. They may consider criteria such as financial need and grade point average.
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Incorporated, offers national, state, targeted and vocational scholarships, as noted on its website. National scholarships are worth $22,000, while state scholarships range from $6,000 to $10,000. The association offers vocational awards to students seeking certification or an associate degree and gives targeted scholarships to students attending a particular college or seeking a specific type of degree.
In 2014, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation announced its intention to award scholarships worth $20,000 each to 150 students, says its website. Additionally, the organization awards regional scholarships for $10,000. The foundation has given scholarships to more than 5,550 students in all 50 states.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program gives 50 scholarships worth $25,000 a year to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering and math, as stated on its website. Engineering students in a five-year program are eligible for a total award of $125,000.
The Siemens Foundation holds an annual math, science and technology competition and rewards the regional winners with scholarships for $3,000, says Forbes. National winners receive $10,000 to $100,000. The Siemens Foundation partners with top universities to host the competitions, which gives students the opportunity to visit their campuses.