Scholarships for High School Juniors

It's never too late to apply for scholarships, and although some students may wait until their senior year in high school to begin finding scholarships, junior year is a great time to get ahead of the game, as many big decisions are made in the eleventh grade - ones that will have a large impact on the next five years and beyond. Students spend time scoping out colleges, preparing for and taking the ACT and SAT, working with college athletic recruits, and so forth.

High school juniors are eligible to receive scholarships open to all high school students, but also ones that are specifically designated for juniors, such as The Hamilton Award. Others, like the Penguin Publishing Group's Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest, are open to upperclassmen. Therefore, with the plentiful scholarships, there's a large range of scholarships to be won - from $500 to $100,000, high school juniors can secure funding for their college education a year prior to graduation!

With the large availability and generosity of scholarships, there comes a certain amount of competition. High school juniors have the chance to compete for prestigious scholarships such as The Siemen's Competition scholarship or The Coolidge Scholarship. By the third year in high school, juniors will have had a chance to establish a solid academic and extracurricular profile to help boost their chances in successfully landing a scholarship. For the junior go-getters, here are some great scholarships:

"Species On The Edge 2.0" Social Media Contest

  • Application Deadline: 5/19/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Conserve Wildlife Foundation invites high school students from across the state to submit an original social media campaign showing why wildlife is important to protect in New Jersey. The fun and educational "Species on the Edge 2.0" Social Media Contest capitalizes on high school students' expertise with social media platforms, and provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent, [...] More

$1,000 College JumpStart Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/17/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition that is open to 10th, 11th and 12th graders and college students and non-traditional students. Applicants must be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors or adult students. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

1,000 Dreams Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for currently enrolled high school or college-aged women of up to $1,000. This scholarship is not for tuition, but rather expenses beyond the classroom and can include assistance for needs including but not exclusive to: educational conferences, instructional programs related to creative or artistic pursuits, graduate exam [...] More

Abbey Road Green Ticket Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • Our Green Ticket Community Service Scholarships are designed to reward students who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the environment and their local communities. Abbey Road offers one full and one partial Green Ticket Scholarship equal to one full and one partial round-trip airfare to any Abbey Road summer program destination.

    Students aged 14 to 18 who have demonstrated a commitment [...] More

ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition

  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition was established to reward students that seek to increase their knowledge and understanding of how Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention help ensure safe drinking water. Backflow Prevention is designed to prevent dangerous - and sometimes fatal - bacteria, chemicals, and other harmful agents from entering the local water [...] More

Advocacy in Action Video Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The problem: At least one in three U.S. students goes to school within the danger zone of a chemical facility. A major chemical release or explosion could put their lives in danger.

    Eligibility:
    -Currently in grades 9-12 at a U.S. school. This includes homeschooled students. Students do not have to be an American citizen to participate.

    The basic criteria is to: 1) talk about the risk [...] More

AFSA High School Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The prestigious contest encourages high school students to think about important international issues and learn about one of America's best kept secrets: The United States Foreign Service.

    This year, we throw the spotlight on a clear and present challenge: The growing number of refugees and internally displaced persons around the world. The contest challenges students to imagine themselves as [...] More

AG Bell College Scholarship Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for full-time students who are deaf and hard of hearing and who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited mainstream college or university.

    This is a merit-based scholarship program with award selection being extremely competitive. The number and value of awards [...] More

Air Force ROTC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Air Force ROTC offers a variety of scholarships that will help relieve the financial burden of your college education.
    Air Force ROTC scholarships cover college tuition and most lab fees. You will also receive an annual textbook allowance and up to a $500 spending cash monthly stipend. A variety of full and partial scholarships are available, and certain scholarships have specific requirements. [...] More

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2018
  • Amount: $250
  • This annual essay competition was established in 1998 to honor Lincoln vet George Watt, a writer and lifelong activist central to the creation of ALBA.

    Students from anywhere in the world are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and [...] More

Albuquerque Open Space Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2017
  • Amount: $500
  • The Apprentice Ecologist Open Space Initiative, which is part of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA), has engaged thousands of young volunteers (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around New Mexico in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999.

    Eligibility:
    -Middle school, high school, or undergraduate college/university (ages [...] More

Alice Madden Barton Cosmetology School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Alice Madden Barton was the mother of Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen and Great Clips Chairman Ray Barton. In her honor, Great Clips has established the Great Scholarship Program to give to individuals who exhibit her qualities of determination, care and integrity. Current students, high school students and anyone interested in cosmetology or barbering as a career can apply for a scholarship through [...] More

Allen Meyer Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The goal of the scholarship program is to provide full tuition assistance to students who can demonstrate moderate to significant financial need, who wish to pursue an outstanding, intellectually rigorous, secondary education at Parish Episcopal School. Applicants must be a new or current Parish student entering the 9th grade at Parish Episcopal School
    and demonstrate moderate to significant [...] More

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $19,500
  • The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation's laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, [...] More

American Society of Human Genetics Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) invites you to participate in the 11th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 9-12.

    The contest aims to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts [...] More

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The American Meteorological Society is pleased to announce the AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship program, open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences. Serving as a unique example of various sectors of our field joining together to support young, talented minds, the scholarships are being sponsored by partners in industry, as well [...] More

Apply for the CollegeWeekLive $1,000 Monthly Scholarship Today!

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • CollegeWeekLive makes it easy to find information on the college of your choice, with online events and live chats happening nearly every day. To enter the monthly scholarship, simply create a free account, login to CollegeWeekLive and visit 5 college pages of your choice on any day this month. It's that easy – no essay required.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Appreneur Scholar Award

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2017
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Two deserving student app creators will each receive a generous $5,000 scholarship funded by the Kay Family Foundation to help them pursue their studies and refine their apps. They will also win a trip to CES in Las Vegas, where they will have the opportunity to show off their apps to an audience of technology influencers. The students will be recognized during the annual Mobile Apps Showdown [...] More

Apprentice Ecologist Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2017
  • Amount: $500
  • The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative has engaged tens of thousands of young volunteers (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around the world in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999. Three (3) scholarships will be awarded annually to the authors of the three best Apprentice Ecologist essays. Applicants should embody the spirit of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative by [...] More

ARTBA's Student Transportation Video Contest

  • Application Deadline: 8/29/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • There has been a lot of talk about transportation and infrastructure lately, ranging from debates in high school to debates in Congress. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) would like to know what you think.

    The top two student videos (one winner in each category), as selected by ARTBA, will each be awarded a $500 cash prize. The winners, along with other [...] More

Asian Women In Business Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/25/2017
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Asian Women In Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female undergrads who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. The AWIB Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders.

    Eligibility:
    Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those [...] More

Baer Reintegration Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The goal of the Baer Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society, secure jobs, and regain their lives.

    Eligibility:
    - Be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
    - Be currently receiving medical treatment for [...] More

BBB Student Ethics Scholarship Award - Connecticut

  • Application Deadline: 7/7/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • BBB Student Ethics Scholarship recognizes graduating high school students in Connecticut, who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, and overall personal integrity and academic history. The winner will receive a scholarship of $2,500 to an accredited college or university of their choice. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Beat the Odds Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Children's Defense Fund-Ohio Beat the Odds scholarship program honors outstanding high school students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. Annually, CDF-Ohio identifies five Ohio high school students to honor and support by providing each with a college scholarship, a laptop computer, an invitation to join CDF's youth [...] More

Becas Univision Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • UnivisionScreen Shot is offering 34 scholarships ($5,000 each) to students in high school, transferring from community college, and current college students.

    Deadlines:
    -Priority consideration I: Application due January 31st; recommendation due January 31st
    -Priority consideration II: Application due February 28th; recommendation due February 28th
    -General scholarship deadline: Application [...] More

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • In honor of former Iowa State University basketball player Brian Pearson, who died of brain cancer in the fall of 1997, the Iowa Games began awarding the Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship in 1998. Pearson knew the meaning of hard work and recognized the rewards of commitment. He valued the relationships he had with his family, friends, neighbors, and teammates. People who were fortunate enough [...] More

Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 10/15/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund offers college scholarships to eligible high school seniors in Redding, Fairfield and Westport, Connecticut and the cities and surrounding suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and Las Vegas, Nevada. Award amounts vary according to the need of the student and the cost of attendance.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be entering their senior year of high school in the fall
    -Must [...] More

Carson Scholars Fund, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: 1/6/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Carson Scholars Fund awards college scholarships to students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Students must attend an accredited K-12 school in the United States.

    An interested student must be nominated by his/her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. It is up to a school how to determine its nominee. The minimum [...] More

C-CAP Cooking Competition for Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Imagine the thrill of cooking for a panel of judges for thousands of dollars in scholarships. It’s not TV, it's the C-CAP Cooking Competition for Scholarships.

    The challenge: prepare classic French dishes to demonstrate your culinary, safety and sanitation, and presentation skills in a timed competition. The reward: scholarships to attend the best culinary schools and programs in the [...] More

Celebrate The West High School Art Competition

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $1,200
  • The Western Governors' Association is proud to announce "Celebrate the West", a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. The competition is open exclusively to high school students. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter. Students must be in a school in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, [...] More

Chesapeake Bay Trust Student of the Year

  • Application Deadline: 12/2/2017
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Chesapeake Bay Trust Awards Program honors students, teachers, individuals, communities, businesses and organizations for their work to promote education, improve local communities and help restore the Chesapeake Bay.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a Maryland resident and full-time student at a Maryland high school or college
    -Must motivate and inspire other students by promoting environmental [...] More

Chris Meyer Memorial French Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • Christopher Meyer was an outstanding member of Abbey Road's French Homestay Summer Programs Staff in 2002 and 2003. Despite being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002, Chris never allowed himself to be defined by his illness. Among his many accomplishments, Chris finished his B.A. in art history at Stanford and was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa. In 2004, he graduated from Stanford with an M.A. in [...] More

Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 1972 by the Massachusetts State Legislature to recruit students in the 10th and 11th grades whose socio-economic backgrounds and environmental conditions may inhibit their ability to attain educational goals. The students that are selected for this program must have overcome major adversity in their lives (i.e. physical or [...] More

Cindy Monroe Values & Vision Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $12,400
  • The Cindy Monroe Values & Vision Scholarship supports the development of girls in the Chattanooga, TN, community where Founder, President & CEO Cindy Monroe was born and raised, and also where the business was founded. Each year, the Cindy Monroe Values & Vision Endowed Scholarship will honor a girl in the Chattanooga area who embodies Cindy Monroe's core values of building relationships, [...] More

Coastal Carolina University Dean's Excellence Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • Minimum criteria for the Dean's Excellence Scholarship include:

    -Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at CCU
    -Have completed at least 15 credit hours at CCU with a minimum 3.25 cumulative CCU GPA at the time of application
    -Have completed at least 30 credit hours with a minimum 3.25 cumulative CCU GPA at the time the scholarship is awarded
    -Have demonstrated active involvement in the [...] More

Coastwise Prize for Investing Excellence Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/10/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The mission of the Coastwise Prize Scholarship is to promote and inspire financial education among students to help them become more competent, aware and wise when managing personal finances and investments. By creating an incentive for students to research and explore these important lifelong money management concepts, the Coastwise Prize for Investing Excellence will assist in developing [...] More

Connor Porter Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/4/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Connor Porter Memorial Scholarship was created in 2013 through a generous donation from Connor's family members. Connor passed away on July 26, 2012 in a plane crash with his father, Pat, and another friend shortly after winning bronze in the Division III foil event at the Summer Nationals in Anaheim. Connor had many friends in the fencing world and was well known for his sportsmanship and [...] More

Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition

  • Application Deadline: 2/9/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Courageous Persuaders is a peer-to-peer national scholarship competition that invites high school students in grades 9-12 to create a 30-second commercial to warn middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking and the dangers of texting while driving. High school students can enter separate videos in both categories. The program was built upon the premise that high school students [...] More

Create Real Impact Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/6/2017
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Car crashes are the #1 killer of teens in America. Create Real Impact wants you to create and promote innovative and effective SOLUTIONS to the deadly epidemic of reckless and distracted driving. Entries are accepted in four formats (writing, art, music, and video). There are a total of 9 awards, ranging from $500 to $1500. The focus is on solutions to reckless and distracted driving. While [...] More

Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship is for undergraduate or postgraduate students/high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college to receive $1,000 award. All participants will have to submit a 600-1,000 word essay regarding the following topic: "Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying."

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Cynthia E. Morgan Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/25/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This scholarship was established in 2005 in the name of Cynthia E. Morgan, who passed away in October 2004 after a courageous, but all-too-brief, fight with stomach cancer. It has been established in an attempt to aid select college students in paying for their post-secondary education. This year’s scholarship is set at $1,000.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a current resident of the state of Maryland
    -Be [...] More

Dartmouth International Science and Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 10/5/2017
  • Amount: $500
  • Welcome to the International Science and Essay Contest. This contest is open to any student in grades 9-12 interested in science and writing.

    This year's prompt: "From atoms to organisms, from the biosphere to the entire universe, math and science can be found at every size. Describe a natural phenomenon, technological advancement, or scientific discovery by its microscopic and macroscopic [...] More

David and Maryla Korn Family Scholarship Fund for the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and/or Jewish Primary Day School

  • Application Deadline: 5/2/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • This scholarship is awarded once a year. Applications are sent directly to the school. Please contact your school counselor to apply. Decisions are based primarily on financial need.

    Applicants must be:
    - A Jewish resident of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area
    - Attending the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School or the Jewish Primary Day [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/8/2018
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards prestigious scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy and outside the box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. [...] More

DECA Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/13/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • DECA's scholarship program provides over $300,000 in scholarships to high school and college DECA members at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) each year. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA scholarship program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit based. DECA partners [...] More

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Our project aims to educate parents and teens about the dangers of living in a connected world. Explore our site and then join us in the fight to stop online harassment. In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student - a $1,000 scholarship to help cover [...] More

Denny's Hungry for Education Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • HFE's Mission is to recognize students by awarding deserving students with scholarships for their ideas to help Denny's efforts to fight childhood hunger.

    Eligibility:
    -All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (K-12, high school, and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico
    -Must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Puerto Rico
    -If [...] More

Diverse Minds Writing Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Diverse Minds Writing Challenge is an education and awareness initiative created by B'nai B'rith International as one of its programs to promote tolerance and communicate a message of equality among all citizens, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender or sexual orientation. Our goal is to destroy prejudices and strengthen the future of our youth through creativity, inspiration [...] More

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Do you know how far you will drive on the freeway if you take your eyes off the road for five seconds, the average time it takes to send a text? An entire football field. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the risks of texting while driving. You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any [...] More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition

  • Application Deadline: 3/3/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition is a contest designed to motivate high school students to excel in education. The Competition encourages students to express their views on a preselected topic and focuses on the ability of the students to communicate orally and in writing. The contest is also designed to give young people experience in public speaking [...] More

Drive Now TXT L8R Social Media Contest

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Attention Indiana high school and college students: We want to change attitudes and behaviors related to texting and driving, and we need your help! Use your creativity and social media savvy to spread the message about the dangers of texting and driving. Winners receive up to $5,000 in scholarships to help pay for post-secondary education.

    And don't forget to follow @TXTL8R_IN to see your [...] More

Drive2Life Contest

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Challenge your students to enter the Drive2Life Contest by creating a script or storyboard for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) to help prevent distracted walking. Applicants must be in grades 6-12 and must create a storyboard or written script on 8.5x11-inch paper for a 30-second public service announcement to help prevent distracted driving. The grand prize will be a $1,000 [...] More

Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest challenges students to create prom outfits using Duck Tape and wear them to prom for a chance to win scholarship cash. Legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Maryland, Vermont, Colorado and the Province of Quebec, who are at least 14 years of age or older can apply. You must also attend a high [...] More

Earl Woods Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Earl Woods Scholarship Program was created to honor Tiger's father, Earl, and his lifelong commitment to children. Scholarships are awarded to academically successful, graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need and a proven commitment to community service.

    Eligibility:
    -Student must be a graduating high school senior from a geographic area that has been invited to [...] More

FFRF Student Scholarship Essay Contests

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Freedom From Religion Foundation congratulates the 16 college-bound high school seniors who won this year's essay competition. FFRF has offered essay competitions to college students since 1979, high school students since 1994 and graduate students since 2010. Seniors were asked to pick from two topics: "The challenges of growing up a freethinker," or "Why Boy Scouts of America should welcome [...] More

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/6/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Bright Futures Scholarship will renew automatically each year (up to the scholarship limit) if the student maintains the required GPA and earns the required credit hours.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, as determined by the student's postsecondary institution
    -Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 [...] More

Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools has close to 100 scholarships for post-secondary study available to students graduating from the Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska.


    Each scholarship's criteria and award varies. Review each for detailed information. For more information, please visit our [...] More

FRA Americanism Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2017
  • Amount: $5,000
  • RA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country's youth. FRA's Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home-schooled. Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay through an FRA member or local FRA branch before the December 1st deadline. Local winners are forwarded for [...] More

Frank W.H. Fort Civic Engagement/Leadership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • National FCCLA will award one individual (middle, junior or senior high) member - $500 to support attendance at the National Leadership Conference (NLC). If the student submitting the proposal or a participant in the project is unable to attend NLC, the award will still be presented but the monetary stipend will not. The FCCLA national scholarship will be given annually at NLC. The financial [...] More

Free Speech Scholarship in Tennessee

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • At the Law Offices of Phillip H. Miller in Nashville Tennessee, we believe that education and free speech are important aspects of our democracy and make America great. The Law Offices of Phillip H. Miller in Nashville Tennessee will award 5 winning applicants a scholarship. The scholarship can be used for any school related expenses, such as tuition and books.

    Four of the scholarships will be [...] More

Furman University Furman Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2018
  • Amount: $7,500
  • The Furman Scholars program seeks to honor high school juniors who exhibit strong academic potential, demonstrate leadership potential, and show significant involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. High school guidance counselors nominate current juniors to participate in the program. Students selected as Furman Scholars are eligible to receive at least $7,500 in [...] More

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Green IS Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Do you know a Girl Greening Up the World? The Ian Somerhalder (IS) Foundation & Girls Impact the World have partnered to present the inaugural GITW/Green IS Award.

    Students submit your 3-5 minute film on environmental issues that either:

    1. Propose solutions to environmental issues that impact women and girls

    or

    2. Create awareness about environmental issues that impact women and [...] More

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/20/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Girls Impact the World Film Festival, presented by the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC) and Connecther, is a film festival and scholarship program in which high school and undergraduate college students submit 3-5 minute short films that focus on a variety of global women's issues, including maternal health, microfinance initiatives, child-marriage, sex-trafficking, [...] More

Girls Inc. National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/28/2017
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Breitling College Visit Program was created in 1994 by Jacqueline Breitling, who learned the value of visiting colleges from her own children's experiences. Girls Inc. of Carpinteria and the Santa Barbara Foundation are proud to manage this award for the benefit of young women interested in attending colleges out-of-state. Scholarships are for travel to out-of-state colleges only. Applicants [...] More

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Girls Who Code is giving away $1 million in scholarships to rising junior and senior high school girls who want to take part in our 7-week introduction to computer science Summer Immersion Program (we have locations all over the nation)!
    The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week computer science course that embeds classrooms in technology companies and universities. Students [...] More

Give, Love, Laugh Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Girl Talk is excited to announce a scholarship opportunity in conjunction with our partner, Natural Life. This scholarship embodies the spirit of both organizations and our desire to inspire girls to help make the world a better place. The Give Love Laugh Scholarship has been created to encourage Girl Talk Leaders to live a passionate and fulfilling life by creating positive change around them. [...] More

GLHF College Bound Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The College Bound Scholarship was created as an opportunity for youth ages 11-17 to attend college preparatory classes, or receive tutoring assistance. It is GLHF's hope that these enrichment courses will help to prepare students for the college experience and in turn succeed in their selected program and career path. An example of an eligible class would be a College for Kids or Teens Program at [...] More

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Their leadership and courage make them true heroes - and inspirations to us all.

    Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 winners nationwide. Half of the winners have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings and the other half have [...] More

Gracias Music Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Gracias Music Foundation (GMF) is dedicated to strengthening the state of music education through outreach activities in local communities, performing world-class musical concerts, and providing master classes taught by distinguished musicians. They look to support those students who have grit and passion for music but are unable to pursue their instrumental talents, due to either financial [...] More

GRCF Dr. Patricia E. Newby Close Up Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

    To be eligible for the Dr. Patricia E. Newby Close Up Scholarship Fund, applicants must be Grand Rapids Public School students planning to attend the Close Up program in Washington and/or its international affiliation. [...] More

GRCF Gerald M. Crane Music Award Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Gerald M. Crane Memorial Music Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 by caring people who wish to honor Mr. Crane's devotion to the musical arts and his commitment to music education. The scholarships provide high school music students in the West Michigan area with a cash award ranging from to further pursue their musical endeavors. Applicants may seek a scholarship for a variety of [...] More

GRHS Youth Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • An International GRHS Essay Contest, sponsored by the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota, will be held to encourage students from around the world to learn about the history and culture of the German-Russians, people who emigrated from Germany into Russia during the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, in the USA, Canada, and other countries in the Western [...] More

Growing Pains High School Video Competition

  • Application Deadline: 2/25/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Movie makers, here's your chance to spread awareness about an important issue. The U.S. is under huge pressure from population growth. Our wildlife and unique environmental treasures are threatened. Limited water resources are running dry, schools are crowded, and traffic keeps getting worse. Overpopulation is a tough issue, but we need you to be up to the challenge.

    Spread awareness by [...] More

Growing Up Asian in America Art & Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Growing Up Asian in America provides a unique platform for young people to creatively explore and celebrate being both Asian or Pacific Islander and American.

    Eligibility:
    -Be Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese or other Asian/Pacific Islander, multi-cultural ethnicity
    -Grades K-12
    -Live in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, [...] More

H&R Block Budget Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 5/22/2018
  • Amount: $100,000
  • The H&R Block Budget Challenge is a free teen financial literacy program in the form of an online game that simulates
    real life as an adult: paying bills, managing expenses, saving money, investing in retirement, paying taxes and more.
    Participants play classroom against classroom and students against students in this learning-by-doing simulation to win
    $3 million in grants and scholarships. [...] More

Harold Colby/Ray Barton NH Association of Septage Haulers Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • NHASH is a professional association that represents committed industry leaders in septic system pumping and maintenance, installation, and repair. Our members are environmentally responsible, engaging in disposal practices that are federal and state approved. Our site is dedicated to helping people in the Granite State find the answers they need for their septic systems.
    [...] More

Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Hearthstone Housing Foundation's Scholarship Fund was created to develop and empower new generations to achieve their educational endeavors. Awards range from $500-$5,000.

    Eligibility:
    -Demonstrate financial need, or come from a low-income household
    -Be 16-25 years of age
    -Reside at a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property or in a county where a Hearthstone property is located
    -Attend a [...] More

Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award is for Iowa high school juniors. The program annually identifies and honors up to 15 Iowa high school juniors who propose and then accomplish a project of their own choosing and design. Grades, test scores, essays and financial need are not evaluated. To apply, students must be juniors in an Iowa high school or home schooled program in the spring of the [...] More

Holland & Knight Young Native Writers Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is a writing contest for Native American high school students and is designed to encourage young Native Americans to write about the progress their tribal communities have made and how their tribal communities can keep moving forward.

    The contest is designed to encourage young Native American writers to explore their heritage while becoming positive [...] More

ICAFS Student Training Opportunity and Project (TOP) Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $750
  • This grant, which was first awarded in 2007, is intended to continue the Idaho Chapter's legacy of fostering the development of fish and aquatic professionals and is awarded annually to high school and college students enrolled at any school in Idaho. The purpose of the grant is to help students carry out activities consistent with the mission of the Idaho Chapter. This may include conducting [...] More

Ignite Change Leadership Contest

  • Application Deadline: 4/6/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • If you had $1,000, what could you change for women and girls in your community? How would you do it? Submit an essay describing your plan to Ignite Change. We welcome submissions from girls ages 14-19 who currently reside in Boston, Cambridge, or Somerville and are not currently enrolled in an accredited college.

    Entries should be approximately 1,000-1,500 words in length and no more than [...] More

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $75,000
  • Each year more than 1,700 student finalists earn the right to attend the prestigious Intel ISEF as a result of winning an Intel ISEF-affiliated fair at a local, regional, or national level. Intel ISEF finalists compete for more than $5 million in awards and prizes and are judged on their creative ability and scientific thought, as well as the thoroughness, skill, and clarity shown in their [...] More

International Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition

  • Application Deadline: 3/27/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The ET Foundation is pleased to invite entries from students studying design, engineering, or related field for the Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. To be eligible for the student class, you must be enrolled in a college, university, technical school or high school in order to participate in the competition.

    Students have a unique way of looking at the world, which makes them well [...] More

IPO Education Foundation IP Video Contest

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Education Foundation IP Video Contest is open to individuals who reside in the fifty United States, including the District of Columbia, and territories and possession of the United States, ages 13 and older. Contestants will be judged according to their age group: 13-15 years-old, 16-18 years-old, and 19 and over. There will be two winners in the 13-15 and [...] More

ISA Individual Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The ISA Individual Scholarship is intended to reward young surfers.

    Eligibility:
    -18 years or under as of December 31
    -Demonstrating financial need
    -Enrolled in school
    -Outstanding role models to their community
    -Recommended by their National Surfing Federation

    The ISA will distribute a total of $50,000 USD to be divided amongst all recipients. Awards range from $100-$1,000 per [...] More

IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • IAPMO formed the foundation - the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) - to help provide safe access to clean water and sanitation systems. How would you promote the IWSH projects and what slogan would you use do to so? Students must be a current high school senior; or enrolled or accepted as a full-time (12 credit hours) student in an accredited technical school, [...] More

James & Eunice Doty PTPI/Congressional Award Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Since the 1980s, PTPI has encouraged recipients of the prestigious Congressional Award to participate in PTPI programs through the James & Eunice Doty Scholarship. In past years, the scholarship has underwritten travel and educational opportunities to develop students' intercultural competence and understanding of global issues.

    Typically, to be eligible for the Doty Scholarship, applicants [...] More

Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 5/21/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen, JASNA conducts an annual student essay contest. Students interested in the life and works of Jane Austen are encouraged to enter. The essay contest is open to students worldwide at the high school, college/university, and graduate school levels of study. Entrants do not need to be members of JASNA. Students must be enrolled full-time or [...] More

Jewish United Fund Merit Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Jewish United Fund offers a number of annual merit scholarships to high school, college and graduate students to age 23 who demonstrate significant leadership skills. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage the development of Jewish identity, nourish greater commitment to Israel and the Chicago Jewish community, and to recognize future leaders.

    Eligibility [...] More

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 1/4/2018
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

    The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper [...] More

Joseph Ayala Scholarship for Young Artists

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $200
  • FIRSTheatre is pleased to offer the Joseph Ayala Scholarship for Young Artists to current high school students (juniors or seniors) who are actively involved in their school drama department. FIRSTheatre will award one scholarship (nonrenewable) to the student who is able to demonstrate how their participation in their school performing arts program has prepared them to pursue their higher [...] More

JUF Israel Experience High School Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation and the Naftali Steinfeld Memorial Scholarship Fund offer scholarships based on financial need for high school students participating in approved Israel Experience programs. The purpose of the Israel Experience High School Scholarship Program is to develop Jewish identity and nourish greater understanding and commitment to Israel and to the Chicago Jewish [...] More

KASF Scholarship for Descendants of American Korean War Veterans

  • Application Deadline: 6/8/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • To express gratitude to American Veterans who served in the Korean War era, KASF-ERC offers a scholarship program that recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated outstanding talents and the potential for success. Applicants must be a descendant of an American Korean War Veteran in the state of Georgia (or Georgia connections) who served in the Korean War during the periods of June 25, [...] More

Kelsey's Law Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Kelsey Raffaele, 17, of Sault Ste. Marie, tragically died in a cell phone-related automobile crash in 2010. This scholarship has been created in her honor to inspire change in teens who drive distracted and help prevent car accidents.

    In October, $5,000 worth of scholarships will be awarded to Michigan students. Applicants are asked to submit a persuasive message that shows how you would [...] More

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The YES program provides scholarships for high school students (ages 15-17 years) from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend up to one academic year in the United States. Students live with host families, attend high school, engage in activities to learn about American society and values, acquire leadership skills, and educate Americans about their countries and cultures. [...] More

Knudson Churchill Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Knudson Churchill Scholarship is designed to promote and support education in the fields of print journalism or automotive technology. Endowed by the New England MG 'T' Register, the program will present the best applicant with a monetary award to the accredited, post-secondary school of choice in order to study in one of these two areas.

    This opportunity is available to any student [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers the Eastern Regional Chapter Scholarship to students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). Students who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 7/8/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter is for students of Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals), who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Northeastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 7/8/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Specifically, the foundation seeks to assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 7/8/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Specifically, the foundation seeks to assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership [...] More

Leadership Speech Contest

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2017
  • Amount: $5,500
  • Our nationwide speech contest promotes an understanding of Leadership among our nation's high school students, and encourages the development vital communication skills. Students research, write and deliver a four to six minute speech on the topic of Leadership. Speeches will be delivered at an NMA meeting, where cash scholarships will be awarded to the top three contestants. Winner advances to [...] More

Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 18 scholarships will be awarded to V irginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding analytical essays on any aspect--positive or negative--of the career, character, or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General "Stonewall" Jackson.

    The Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to students whose essays are judged to be the best in each of [...] More

Leo & Antonia Gershanov Memorial Student Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 1/23/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Illinois students in grades 7-12 are invited to address the theme "From Observer to Upstander: When Conscience Motivates Action." This is a unique opportunity to focus on those who listen to their moral compass and act to help those who are being persecuted.

    Entries may take the form of 2-dimensional artwork, poetry, fictional short story, or musical composition. Submissions should draw from [...] More

LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. foundation encourages and supports young men and women who wish to pursue aviation careers, as professional pilots. The foundation will award flight instruction scholarships for potential students, in order to obtain private pilot certification.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be between the ages of 16-23
    -Must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien
    -Must not have been charged or [...] More

Letitia B. Carter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Letitia B. Carter scholarship is presented by the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation in memory of former CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland. This competitive scholarship is awarded to Maryland residents interested in pursuing hospitality-related coursework. It is available to high school students and college students as well as high school, college or corporate [...] More

Marine Band Concerto Competition for High School Musicians

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2017
  • Amount: $2,500
  • "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce its annual concerto competition for high school musicians. The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the U.S. Marine Band and receive a $2,500 cash prize from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The runner-up will receive a $500 cash prize.

    The competition is [...] More

Marojevich Academic Scholarship Trust for American Students of Serbian Descent

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Marojevich Academic Scholarship Trust was established through the estate of Mary Marojevich. She and her late husband, Dr. Peter Marojevich, were dedicated to providing financial assistance to qualified medical students who were enrolled in accredited medical schools in the United States.

    The Trust is divided into three separate scholarship programs:
    1. Ten (10%) percent of the trust: To [...] More

Mary J. Szczepanski "Never Give Up" MS Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Mary J. Szczepanski "Never Give Up" MS Scholarship Foundation is starting its 16th year and offers annual scholarships to seniors at Catholic Central, Kenowa Hills, Covenant Christian and Northview High Schools in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area for using their creativity and raising funds for multiple sclerosis. The inaugural year of the program was the fall of 2000. This unique and [...] More

Mary Jo Young Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mary Jo Young Scholarship is offered to high school juniors and seniors who participate in dual-enrollment programs at a Kentucky high school. Credits must be from a Kentucky college. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a legal resident of Kentucky, and have either an ACT composite of at least 18 or at least a 2.5 GPA.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Maryland State Archives Internships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Maryland State Archives is the repository for the permanent records of Maryland state, county and municipal government, including government reports and other publications. In addition to Maryland government records, our holdings include a Library of Marylandia and Special Collections of broad scope, such as newspapers, manuscripts and private papers, maps, church records, and an extensive [...] More

Mayor Ruben Pineta Community Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes but is not limited to funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.

    Mayor Ruben Pineta Community Scholarship awards one $2,500 scholarship to a high school junior or senior with Type 1 Diabetes who is attending West [...] More

Michigan Remembers 9-11 Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 10/7/2017
  • Amount: $250
  • High school juniors and seniors from schools in Michigan (public, private, and home schools) are encouraged to submit an original essay on their reflections and research on the impacts of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., and Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    Submission Requirements:
    -Essays can be no more than 1,000 words. Titles, citations, [...] More

Microsoft Imagine Cup Hello Cloud Online Contest

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Every month, one student will win our $1,000 sweepstakes. To compete, all you need to do is sign up for Azure (free, no credit card required) through Microsoft Imagine and then complete one or more of our Hello Cloud activities. Each activity you complete gives you another chance to win. And you only have to do each activity once - your name will still be in the sweepstakes month after month. [...] More

Military Child of the Year Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/5/2017
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Military Child of the Year Award recognizes outstanding military children who demonstrate resiliency, leadership and achievement in their communities Recipients, along with a parent or guardian, travel to Washington, D.C., for a special recognition Gala. They also receive a laptop computer and the $10,000 award. We are excited to be able to offer recognition for children of National Guard [...] More

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The scholarship aims to honor these students and to help make their higher education goals more accessible.

    Eligibility:
    -Has developed a distinctive [...] More

MIT AgeLab/New England University Transportation Center

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • OMEGA was created by the MIT AgeLab to support the development and growth of student programs and clubs that connect high school students with older adults. The goal of OMEGA is to strengthen relationships and promote connections across generations. OMEGA convenes several student summits each year in an effort to encourage students to connect across generations, brainstorm and share programming [...] More

MIT Inspire Competition

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • MIT INSPIRE is the first national research competition for high school students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The competition is organized by MIT undergraduates. Participating high school students, as individuals or teams of two will submit research reports in one of 13 fields, such as history, economics, or philosophy. Approximately 100 finalists with the most exceptional reports [...] More

MIT THINK Out of the Box Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The THINK Out of the Box is an initiative aimed at helping local students passionate about science develop their own innovative ideas to reality. We partner MIT mentors one-on-one with students at Boston schools to work on projects of the student's design.

    Any full-time high school student and U.S. resident attending a public, private, or home-school in the Greater Boston Area at the time of [...] More

Moody's Mega Math Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/17/2018
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The M3 Challenge spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool and as a viable and exciting profession. Participating students are encouraged to explore and bolster their mathematical modeling know-how to position themselves for success. The specific real-world problem that is posed each year is entirely unknown to participants until they log in during challenge weekend. [...] More

Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2018
  • Amount: $1,800
  • The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure our Jewish heritage, reflect on our Jewish values, and better understand our contribution to civilization and culture. To this effort, the Foundation sponsors an annual essay contest open to both junior high and high school students. The Foundation also issues grants to a wide variety of educational, scientific [...] More

My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 3/28/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Create a short video - up to 60 seconds long - that is closed-captioned showing how you are helping family, friends, and community protect their health during disasters and every day. Once your video is completed, upload it to YouTube and provide us the link on the "Submit Solutions" form, along with a description and transcript of the video. Your entry can be submitted as part of a team, or by [...] More

National AG Day Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Students across the country are invited to enter the National Ag Day essay and video contest, sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life.” The Council’s objective is to celebrate agriculture and to help consumers better understand how farmers and the companies serving them produce abundant, healthy, nutritious, and safe food that nourishes [...] More

National Hazing Prevention Week Essay Competition

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • Sponsored by the National Federation of State High School Associations, this year's essay theme is: Be Someone's Hero - Stand up to Hazing.

    Eligibility:
    -Entrants must be high school students
    -Entries must follow the contest guidelines in terms of length, adherence to theme/topic, and portrayal of an anti-hazing stance
    -All entries must be the original work of the entrant
    -Essays become [...] More

National Merit Scholarship Corporation Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Eligible applicants must take the PSAT/NMSQT in the specified year of the high school program and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12, regardless of grade classification or educational pattern. Applicants must also be enrolled as a high [...] More

National Student Poets Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Five National Student Poets are selected each year from a pool of gold and silver national medalists in grades 10-11 in the poetry category of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the exclusive pathway to be considered for the Program. From this pool of National Medalists, 35 semi-finalist nominees are selected to submit an application to the National Student Poets Program, which includes [...] More

NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest

  • Application Deadline: 7/10/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Six female high school juniors or seniors will be awarded a $3,000 college scholarship, an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL's Annual Conference, and an award that will be presented at the event. The conference will be held November 14-18, in Minneapolis, MN. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

North American International Auto Show Poster Contest

  • Application Deadline: 11/22/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) High School Poster Contest is open to all Michigan residents enrolled in grades 10 through 12. The NAIAS will choose winners in 16 categories and provide over $6,000 in scholarship money. Winners will be on display at the NAIAS. Posters must be original artwork, approximately 18" x 24" in size and have an automotive, Detroit, or NAIAS [...] More

North Texas Students of the Year

  • Application Deadline: 1/8/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The North Texas Student of the Year Campaign is a six-week campaign in which candidates fundraise to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). There are typically six to ten candidates and the candidate who raises the most money will be named LLS North Texas Student of the Year at the Grand Finale in March. Along with the title, comes a minimum of $5,000 in scholarship money. Candidates may [...] More

Norwegian National League Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Norwegian National League of Chicago scholarships encourage the study of Norwegian heritage the Norwegian National League has developed and administers a scholarship program open in children of Norwegian descent in grades 1-12. The students will research and write a paper (drawings for the younger grades) on a Norwegian topic.

    Applicants must be current students, be of Norwegian ancestry, [...] More

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12. The theme for the essay is "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You?"

    Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 9-12) and junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for third [...] More

NRA National Youth Education Summit

  • Application Deadline: 1/13/2018
  • Amount: $30,000
  • Forty-five to fifty outstanding current high school sophomores and juniors from across the United States are chosen each year to travel to the nation's capital, where they participate in the weeklong educational opportunity. The summit encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable U.S. citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government, and the [...] More

NSHSS Earth Day Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • The NSHSS Foundation has partnered with the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) to encourage environmental stewardship among high school students globally through the Earth Day Award competition. Prizes of $500 are awarded to high school students in recognition of environmental stewardship, leadership and volunteerism expressed through the Earth Day projects submitted for the competition. The project [...] More

NSLI for Youth Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/27/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • Award: Merit scholarships to support participation in summer or academic year immersion programs.

    Requirements:
    -Must be a U.S. citizen
    -Must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA
    -Must be 15-18 years old at the start of the program
    -Be enrolled in high school at time of application (grades 9-12, including home school)

    Previous language study is not a requirement. Students of all levels of [...] More

NSSAR George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. The contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range.

    To participate, students must submit [...] More

NTHS Scholarships for SkillsUSA Members

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The National Technical Honor Society annually awards four (4) $1,000 scholarships to SkillsUSA members at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference. Two scholarships are awarded to high school members, and two scholarships are awarded to college/postsecondary members. To be eligible, students must be active, dues-paying members of both SkillsUSA and NTHS. To apply, schools must have an active [...] More

Ocean Awareness Student Contest

  • Application Deadline: 6/19/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • This year's theme is Ocean Pollution: Challenges & Solutions. It's easy to become discouraged when you think about the challenges facing our ocean ecosystems. Ocean pollution, in particular, is an ever-increasing global concern that threatens marine life, our environment, the economy, and human health.

    Any middle school (6-8 grade or the international equivalent) or high school (9-12 grade [...] More

PCA Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • PCA awards scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 are given to high school athletes, based on their essays explaining how they meet the standard defined in "Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor": Personal Mastery: Making oneself better, Leadership: Making one's teammates better, and Honoring the Game: Making the game better.

    Eligibility:
    -Current high school junior
    -GPA of 2.5 or [...] More

Penguin Publishing Group's Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 4/21/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest awards five high school juniors or seniors a $1,000 scholarship award to be used toward their higher education plus a Signet Classics Library for their school. Essays must be submitted by a high school English teacher on behalf of students who write an essay on one of five topics for this year's competition book, The Tempest. The contest is [...] More

PMI Utah Northern Chapter Scholarship for High School Students

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • YouTube Video Submission: "A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result."

    To be considered as a finalist, create and upload a less than 5-minute YouTube video telling a story about any project you have been involved with. Here are some topics that could be, but are not required to be, covered: your role in the project, the project initiation, the [...] More

Powering Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • This annual scholarship was established by Alpha One to assist people with disabilities who wish to pursue post-secondary education. The scholarship will provide up to per candidate who is accepted into post-secondary school education (e.g., after high school), including undergraduate college education as well as graduate programs.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicants must have a documented [...] More

Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Video Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits. For both the high school and college contests, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. The second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive [...] More

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

  • Application Deadline: 11/8/2017
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Te Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.

    The Spirit [...] More

RCF, Inc. Mansfield Noon Lions Club Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mansfield Noon Lions Club Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and or educational assistance for:

    -The visually handicapped pursing their education either part or full-time, giving priority to those students graduating from the visually impaired program at Mansfield City Schools, and whose visual handicap, which means an impairment which, even with correction, adversely affects a child's [...] More

Right Fit Foundation $5,000 Local Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • One, non-renewable award of $5,000 will be awarded per year. Multiple $500 runners-up will be selected as well. Applicants must be admitted to and attend an accredited four year college or university. Preference will be given to middle income families. Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing in Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas county Florida. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Schwartz Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Founded in 2012 by independent college counselor Robert Schwartz, the Schwartz Scholarship Fund (SSF) aims to assist academically-inclined students with a specific vision and goal for the future. The maximum annual family income to qualify for the SSF scholarships is $150,000 in the given tax year of the application (tax forms will not be required to apply, only an estimate, but updated federal [...] More

SFM Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • SFM Foundation is a non-profit organization created to administer a post-secondary education scholarship program to benefit children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents.

    Basic eligibility requirements:
    -Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with [...] More

Shamrock Irish Heritage Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 2/6/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The contest is open to young men and women of Irish birth or ancestry residing in the Triangle Area and surrounding counties, North Carolina. Contestants must be between the ages of 16 and 23. Two young men and two young women will be chosen as finalists from submitted essays and must be present for a personal interview.

    The Shamrock Irish Heritage Contest consists of an essay submission of [...] More

Straight "A" Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • We've redefined the meaning of Straight "A"s. This scholarship awards high school students who are pursuing academic excellence, athletic achievement, is actively serving in the community while possessing a strong Ambition, a winning attitude and the ability to overcome adversity. Eighteen Tri-State students, nine male and nine female, will be awarded a scholarship. One male and one female from [...] More

Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $25,000
  • We're looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers - whose post-high school education we will help fund. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the next generation. Create and submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells us the story of your life's passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. This is not about how well you can make [...] More

Taigh Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Taigh (a Gaelic term for "home or dwelling") Scholarship was established to inspire and encourage residents of Peacham, Vermont, to pursue a post-secondary education. The donors of this scholarship understand the challenges that students from rural areas face, particularly those who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary school. It is the donors' intent that this scholarship [...] More

Texas A&M University - Century Scholar Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2017
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Century Scholars Program (CSP) is a partnership between Texas A&M University and 108 high schools throughout the state of Texas. The Century Scholars Program is an academic scholarship and retention program seeking to increase the number of enrolled and retained students from under-represented Texas high schools. The program serves as a four-year learning community in which its students are [...] More

The Christophers "You Can Make a Difference" Poster Contest

  • Application Deadline: 2/27/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • High school students living in the United States, in grades 9 through 12 are invited to enter the annual Poster Contest for high school students by creating a poster interpreting the theme "One Person Can Make a Difference." Posters must include the statement "You Can Make a Difference", be 16x20 inches in size, be the work of one student, and poster concept and design in addition to all [...] More

The Coolidge Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/22/2018
  • Amount: $300,000
  • The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride presidential scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any American university. The only requirement to apply is that applicants are juniors in high school and either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. For more [...] More

The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Requirements: Be a registered active member of a Girl Scout unit. Have earned the Gold Award. Be an active member of an Eastern Orthodox Church and must have received the Alpha Omega Religious Scout Award. Have demonstrated practical citizenship in their church, school, Scouting unit, and community. Be enrolled in an accredited high school, and in the final year. Submit four (4) letters of [...] More

The Explorers Club Student Grants

  • Application Deadline: 10/10/2017
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Explorers Club is proud of its history but also looks toward the future by recognizing the importance of new ideas and avenues of exploration. The Club is deeply committed to supporting the fieldwork of serious researchers and, as part of its public service commitment, offers exploration grants in the following categories.

    High school students and college undergraduates:
    The goal of this [...] More

The Hamilton Award

  • Application Deadline: 1/13/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • The Hamilton Award recognizes high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements. Every year, we select 35 to 40 students nationally to enter our leadership program. Through the Hamilton Leaders Academy, we help our Scholars get into college, transition to university life, and then the workforce.

    Eligibility:
    -Is a junior in high school and plans to attend an [...] More

The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2017
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation's mission is to expand educational and [...] More

The Joseph Mahoney Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes but is not limited to funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.

    The Joseph Mahoney Memorial Scholarship awards one (1) $2,500 scholarship to a high school junior or senior with Type 1 diabetes who is attending West [...] More

The National Honor Society Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/6/2018
  • Amount: $20,125
  • Any National Honor Society (NHS) senior member, in good standing, can apply for the NHS Scholarship Program. High school seniors who are members in good standing of an affiliated National Honor Society chapter are eligible to be selected by their local chapter to apply for the scholarships. Scholarship amounts vary by level: national semifinalists ($2,325), national finalists ($4,500), and one [...] More

The Outstanding Achiever Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/16/2017
  • Amount: $50,000
  • Two Scholarships were started by the Charco Ranch Foundation. Our local Scholarship, The Outstanding Community Leadership Award, is given to a local youth who goes above and beyond for our local community. Previous recipients have been outstanding stewards of their communities, academic scholars, and program creators. These awards range from $200-$10,000 and are need based. Our National [...] More

The Power of Children Awards: Making A Difference

  • Application Deadline: 3/19/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Children’s Museum recognizes youths that make significant contributions and create important projects to benefit others. The Power of Children Awards (POCA) were created in 2005 to align with the mission of The Children’s Museum. The awards were inspired by the museum’s influential permanent exhibit, The Power of Children: Making a Difference, which features three extraordinary children who [...] More

The Siemens Competition

  • Application Deadline: 9/19/2018
  • Amount: $100,000
  • The Siemens Competition is open to high school students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Students must be in good standing, enrolled in and attending one of the following: high school (grades 9-12), a DoDEA school, a foreign school, or homeschool. Team projects may have two or three members and do not need to include a senior (grade 12). Projects must be within the [...] More

The Silver Shield Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Silver Shield Foundation has been helping children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty with the cost of their education. We set aside an education fund for each surviving child to assist with tuition payments for prep school, college and university undergraduate and graduate school, vocational and technical school, and tutoring services. The tuition assistance [...] More

The Snorkel Store Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • Do you have a love for the ocean and marine animals? Do you think that the preservation of the marine regions of the world should be a global priority? You may qualify for our scholarship.

    Eligibility:
    -CV or Resume
    -500-1,000-word essay on one of the following subjects: "Solutions to Save the Ocean" or "Exotic Fish as Pets" (with an argument of why it doesn't make sense)
    -At least 17 years [...] More

The Virtual Business Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Virtual Business Scholarship is an annual scholarship available to business, marketing, and personal finance students currently enrolled in their junior or senior year of high school throughout the country. To be eligible for nomination by their teachers, students must exhibit excellence in business, marketing or personal finance classes and show interest and accomplishment in the use of [...] More

The Weston Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Weston Scholarship, a portfolio competition in Monterey County, was established in 2004 by Kim and Gina Weston to support high school and college students studying fine art photography. It is specifically targeted for students practicing black and white film photography.

    Eligibility:
    Students must be enrolled in a Monterey County high school, college, or university during the competition [...] More

Timothy L. Correll Foundation Memorial Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Our mission is to find and grant scholarships to dedicated individuals who aspire to go to school to train to serve their communities as emergency responders or nurses.

    To be considered for a TLCF Scholarship, student applicants must be a Minnesota resident and enrolled in an undergraduate program in an accredited college or university in one of these three programs: fire science, paramedics [...] More

Tommy Tranchin Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Dallas Foundation manages a number of scholarships for students with diverse interests. The Tommy Trachin Award was established at The Dallas Foundation to support students with physical, emotional, or intellectual disabilities who have shown promise or passion in a chosen field of interest. Tommy's family wants to recognize his creativity and his refusal to allow his disability to limit his [...] More

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Science Competition

  • Application Deadline: 2/6/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The ExploraVision competition for K-12 students engages the next generation in real-world problem solving with a strong emphasis on STEM. The contest categories are divided into: Primary Level (Grades K-3), Upper Elementary Level (Grades 4-6), and Middle Level (Grades 7-9) High School Level (Grades 10-12). Projects must also include an abstract, project description, bibliography, and five sample [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/23/2018
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving and you could win a grand [...] More

Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • PCA awards scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 to high school athletes, based on their essays explaining how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor by PCA Founder Jim Thompson:

    -Personal Mastery: Making oneself better
    -Leadership: Making one's teammates better
    -Honoring the Game: Making the game better

    A completed application [...] More

U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is the world's most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today's high school students as they seek to address current and future water challenges.

    The competition is open to any high school student in grades 9 through 12, and have reached 15 years of age by August 1st of the [...] More

Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • This award recognizes Golden Key members for their excellence throughout their undergraduate careers.
    1.) A personal statement of no more than 5 pages that details how you exemplify the Society’s commitment to academics, leadership and service
    2.) A letter of recommendation from a university or organization official familiar with your involvement at your university or in the community.
    3.) [...] More

USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2017
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The award recognizes a USBC Youth member who achieves academic success and gives back to their community through service. Applicants must be in their junior or senior year of high school, and must be USBC Youth members in good standing. This scholarship is based mainly on community service and very strong academic success.

    Bowling success does not factor into the selection process. The winner [...] More

USBC Gift for Life Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Gift For Life Scholarships are available to any USBC Youth member currently in high school currently holding a GPA of 2.0 or higher and who can demonstrate financial need. USBC awards up to 12 scholarships each year.

    Two of the six awards are reserved annually for children of fire department, emergency rescue or police personnel. Selected finalists may be asked to provide evidence of their [...] More

Valley Humanities Review High School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2017
  • Amount: $500
  • The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities - including literature, film, art, history, religion, or philosophy - written by current high school students that demonstrate high quality, intellectual rigor, and originality. The winner will receive a $500 prize and publication in the spring issue.

    The goal with all our projects is to encourage a culture of [...] More

Valparaiso University Award for Excellence

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Award candidates are nominated in their junior year of high school by their Lutheran high school principal. Nominations are based on academic success and leadership skills. Recipients are notified with the offer of [...] More

VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Some of the VFW's earliest ties to the community involve youth groups and perhaps none are stronger or more lasting than the relationship between the VFW and America's scouting organizations. In fact, VFW's partnership with the Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when VFW Post 2100 helped to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington.

    Through the VFW's Scout of the Year program, members of [...] More

VFW Voice of Democracy Competition

  • Application Deadline: 11/1/2017
  • Amount: $30,000
  • Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW's) premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme.

    The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students [...] More

Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • When you sign up for the CollegeSTEPS program, you will be automatically entered into the CollegeSTEPS sweepstakes for a chance to win $5,000. Two sweepstakes drawings will be conducted to award three high school students and three college students $5,000 at each drawing! For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

West Virginia PROMISE Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $4,750
  • The PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-State Student Excellence) Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program that is designed to make college more affordable to all qualified West Virginia students.

    The program, funded for the first time in 2001, will provide each eligible West Virginia high school graduate a full tuition scholarship to a state college or university [...] More

William Randolph Hearst Foundation U.S. Senate Youth Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 55th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 4-11. Two (2) student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity [...] More

Wittenberg University Music Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • More than $100,000 in music-scholarship funding is available. Several dozen scholarships of up to $5,000 each are awarded each year, available to all students regardless of major, for orchestral and band instruments, piano and voice, with audition dates until March [...] More

Women in Engineering and Design Book Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/28/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • The "Women in Engineering Book Scholarship" is awarded to female students entering the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields who will compete in a 2D Drafting and 3D Modeling Competition. The purpose of this scholarship program besides the financial component is providing women foundation skills necessary to successfully enter the STEM workforce. Scholarship finalist will [...] More

Write A Play! New York City Playwriting Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • WRITE A PLAY! NYC, the New York City School Playwriting Contest, is open to all NYC students. Plays are judged in three categories: elementary, middle, and high school. All entrants receive a Certificate of Merit, a written evaluation of the play and an invitation to the annual Awards Ceremony.

    Guidelines:
    -Plays must be submitted by students, not teachers
    -There are no restrictions on [...] More

WTFI (TJX) Children's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Warrior Thunder Foundation (WTFI), in partnership with TJX Companies, is proud to announce the scholarship grant to the children of: United States service members who received an honorable discharge from any branch of service of the US Armed Forces; including high school, college and graduate school students, to enable the recipients to complete an undergraduate or graduate education in the [...] More

WWDC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/26/2018
  • Amount: $1,595
  • Apple's renowned developer community will come together at WWDC to learn about the future of iOS and OS X. To be considered for a WWDC Scholarship, create an app that showcases your creativity and skills. Use your creativity and coding skills to build an app that tells us about you. Your app should highlight development projects you've worked on, your educational and professional background, [...] More

Young Americans Overseas Travel Abroad Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Young Americans Overseas scholarship is to support military students, students from military families, and low-income students. To qualify for the travel abroad scholarships students must be attending university full-time or part-time. The scholarship will cover airline flight to Europe. There are five travel scholarships available to YAO housing complex residents enrolled at Lamar University [...] More

Young Patriots Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 1/3/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge middle and high school students to creatively engage with public policy and current events through the art of writing. Essays must be written in English and should not exceed 1,200 words. A bibliography does not count towards the word total. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

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Yale to Ditch "Freshman", "Upperclassmen", Adopt Gender-Neutral Terms

September 19, 2017

by Susan Dutca

In an effort to modernize, Yale will no longer use the terms "freshman" and "underclassmen" and will instead adopt gender-neutral terminology, such as "first-year" and "upper-level students." University officials still anticipate students and faculty to use the old terminology, since they're "deeply ingrained in our everyday language and in Yale's history."

The new terminology can be found in the Undergraduate Regulations and the First-Year Handbook and is expected to appear in all Yale College's publications and communications by the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. The effort to phase out the older terminology is "a piece of a larger movement to reflect the diversity of college campuses" and also in part because the "two words in particular are gendered," according to Jennifer Keup, Director Of the National Resource for the First-Year-Experience and students in Transition. [...]

Senate Bill to Make College Affordable and Accessible for Homeless, Foster Care Youth

September 13, 2017

by Susan Dutca

A bipartisan group of U.S House of Representatives and U.S. Senate lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would help homeless students and foster youth get the financial support they need for college. The bill would also remove other barriers to higher education, such as providing housing options, improving outreach, and streamlining the FAFSA to homeless and foster care students. [...]

Harvest Fall Scholarships for College

September 7, 2017

by Susan Dutca

Enjoy a seasonal treat this season with fall scholarships from Scholarships.com to help pay your college tuition bill. Harvest some of the largest dollar scholarships, most prestigious scholarships, and brand name scholarships out there with our list of October scholarships. These autumn scholarships are so good you'll scream! So hurry and apply for these scholarships due in October and don't let them fall by the wayside. For a complete list of scholarships due in October, click here. [...]

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