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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 use Listening and Spoken Language, and who are pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree or a graduate degree at an accredited mainstream college or university. This is a merit-based scholarship program with award selection being [...] More
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
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 the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and [...] More
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
Students have a unique way of looking at the world, which makes them well-qualified to offer innovative solutions to design challenges. Think beyond the ordinary to come up with new and resourceful uses for extruded aluminum! To be eligible for the scholarship, you must currently be enrolled as a student in high school, college/university, technical school, or graduate school. Applicants should [...] More
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
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
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
The Apprentice Ecologist Open Space Scholarship is open to middle school, high school, or undergraduate college/university students (ages 13-21) who participate in or lead an environmental stewardship project for the benefit of any lands managed or co-managed by the Open Space Division. In order to apply, you must write an essay about your project and what it meant to you (750-1,500 words) and [...] More
The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative awards three scholarships to the authors of the three best Apprentice Ecologist essays. Applicants should embody the spirit of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative by demonstrating personal leadership and environmental stewardship in their project. Winning essays have been 750 to 1,500 words long. Middle school, high school, or undergraduate college/university [...] More
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
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
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
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. For consideration in the Ohio Beat the Odds scholarship program, an applicant must be a current high school junior in Ohio attending a public, charter or alternative high school who [...] More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Minimum criteria for the University College Dean's Excellence Scholarship include having completed at least 15 credit hours at CCU with a minimum 3.25 cumulative CCU GPA at the time of application; having completed at least 30 credit hours with a minimum 3.25 cumulative CCU GPA at the time the scholarship is awarded; demonstrated active involvement in the degree program. Also - in 250 words or [...] More
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
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 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
Car crashes are the number one killer of young people 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 10 awards, ranging from $500 to $1500. The contest is open to students (ages 14-22) enrolled in [...] More
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
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
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. For [...] More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. Local winners are forwarded for competition at the regional level and [...] More
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
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.
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
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. Create awareness about environmental issues that impact women and girls. Maybe it's a profile of a woman making a difference in the field, a law legislated by a woman, a specific problem that affects the economic activity of women in a [...] More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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's Scholarship Fund was created to develop and empower new generations to achieve their educational endeavors. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, or come from a low-income household; be 16-25 years of age, and reside at a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property or in a county where a Hearthstone property is located. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for high [...] More
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
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
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
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 student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade [...] More
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
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
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.
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 articles, [...] More
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Norwegian National League of Chicago scholarships encourages the study of Norwegian heritage the Norwegian National League has developed and administers a scholarship program open to 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
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
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. Applicants must submit details about an environmental project that they are currently working on, or one that will be initiated for Earth Day in their home, school, and/or community. Requirements include a [...] More
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 $1,000. Applicants must create a video designed to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important [...] More
In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level, and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in late April. Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other [...] More
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride 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. Applicants must be juniors in high school and either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More
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 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 recognizes young people for their academic, personal, service and entrepreneurial accomplishments. Thirty-five students from across the nation are selected annually as winners of the Hamilton Award and subsequently enrolled in the five-year Alexander Hamilton Scholars (AHS) Empowerment Program. All applicants should be college-bound and committed to participating in our [...] More
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. The focus of work and entries is photojournalism. Various scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work "tells a story." This is a fairly broad topic and may include a [...] More
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 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 an, accredited, post-secondary school of winner's choice in order to study in one of these two areas. Applicants who demonstrate an interest and [...] More
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
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 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 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
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 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, 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. Eligible students must be enrolled in a Monterey County high school, college, or university during the competition that [...] More
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
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
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
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. Your video's message should [...] More
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
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
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
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
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 admission. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
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 the [...] More
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient's American university, college or [...] More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A professor from The University of Akron had planned to boost his females' grades "a level or two" as part of a "national movement to encourage female students to go [into] information sciences." A university provost stated that, although the intention "may be laudable", it was unacceptable. [...]
Summer break is here for most students and so are these sizzling summer scholarships for those who want to take advantage of their spare time this summer and earn money for college. Since you don't have to deal with homework and tests for the next couple of months, we strongly encourage you to apply for scholarships and kick-start your financial aid for next semester. See how much money you can save and student loan debt you can skirt by applying for and winning college scholarships this summer 2018. Begin your search with the summer scholarships listed below or get a personalized list of scholarship matches here. [...]
A Cornell University senior presented a trial run of her senior thesis wearing nothing but her bra and panties in protest of her professor's comments about the length of the shorts she was wearing. Offended and taken aback by the comments, she further invited others to support her on the day of the presentation by stripping down to their undergarments with her during her 15-minute address. [...]