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Scholarship Spotlight: Cameron Impact Scholarship

Updated: Mar 24, 2023


The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a four-year merit-based scholarship that covers all undergraduate tuition costs in addition to "qualified educational expenses." The scholarship is typically awarded to 10-15 high school seniors who have demonstrated "passion and commitment in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service."



Bryan Cameron Education Foundation


Award Benefits

Full-tuition award for any US college or university, plus "qualified educational expenses" as defined by the IRS. It is estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 each year. The scholarship is intended to cover tuition, fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies, and equipment.



Applicants must:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies;

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America;

  • Be in the high school graduating Class of 2021, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation. If you're planning to take a gap year, the foundation requests that you apply during the application cycle after your senior year of high school;

  • Demonstrate passion and commitment to extracurricular activities;

  • Be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic;

  • Demonstrate active participation in community service;


What Makes this Opportunity Unique?

Full-tuition scholarships are few and far between, particularly those that cover student fees and textbooks. Ten to fifteen students are awarded this scholarship each year, so students also join an incredible cohort of individuals who are all dedicated to community service, leadership, and their educations.

The Foundation awards ~25% of the total scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in the following areas:

  • Education

  • Nonprofits

  • Government

  • Military

  • Public Service


When is the application due?

Early Application Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 12:00PM PT (NOON)  -  CLOSED

Regular Application Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020 12:00PM PT

While the majority of applications are received in the regular application pool, students who apply by the early deadline have the opportunity to interview in June rather than in the fall. Since they interview 80-100 students, interview spots begin filling up from the early application pool, which ultimately determines how many students may be interviewed from the regular pool.

Note: The foundation limits the number of applicants (3,000), and the application will close once that threshold is reached, regardless of deadlines.

Another Note: We recommend completing all application components in a separate document to copy and paste it into the application. You cannot save and return to the application; it needs to be completed and submitted in one sitting.


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