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The Ҵý Scholarship database provides information and resources on various scholarship opportunities for students. Carefully review each scholarship before beginning your application. Although most of the scholarships listed target students in the 12th grade, there are some opportunities for students in additional grades. This database is updated frequently, so check back often.

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Amount: $1,000 - $3,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  1. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the United States who will be attending college in 2024 (community college or a 4-year university!)
  2. Applicants must write a short essay (300-500 words or more) to show us how you demonstrate school spirit
Deadline: 05/01/2024
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1st Place Spiritwear is passionate about providing opportunities for students who are excited and show their school spirit! Studies have found that people who show their school spirit tend to not only show support and approval of their school, but they also tend to perform better academically, feel happier, engage more civically and participate more socially.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

Deadline: Ongoing
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Amount: $1,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors.

Deadline: 06/10/2024
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To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: 

Topic:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
Deadline: Ongoing
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The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.

ArmyROTCscholarships consist of:

  • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

Amount: $25,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 06/07/2024
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Amount: $2,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 05/31/2024
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Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money. ARI has held student essay contests on Ayn Rand’s fiction since 1986, awarding over $2.2 million in prize money to contest winners! This year we will award more than $40,000 to hundreds of students worldwide.

Amount: $25,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 06/14/2024
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Amount: $1,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com.

Deadline: 05/21/2024
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • The applicant must:

  • Maintain a minimum, cumulative, unweighted GPA of a 3.7/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies;
  • Be a full citizen of the United States of America;
  • Be in the high school graduating Class of 2025, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study towards a degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
  • Show proven excellence in extracurricular activities, be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic, demonstrate active participation in community service and/or civic minded arenas; and
  • Submit the following three components by the Application Deadline:
    • Online Application;
    • Two required Letters of Recommendation (one must come from current school affiliated personnel); and
    • Transcript certifying academic performance - unofficial copy is acceptable.
Deadline: 05/22/2024
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Amount: $500 - $40,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to all class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US territories. 

 
Deadline: Ongoing
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The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six steps, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.

Amount: $3000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior.
  • Must be a GTE Financial Member. For more information on how to become a GTE Financial member please visit www.gtefinancial.org, click Personal and Open an Account under Spend & Save at the top of the page
  • Applicant must have atleast a 2.0 GPA.
 
Deadline: 06/02/2024
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This scholarship is for GTE members that are high school seniors and who plan to enroll full time to attend a 2-4 year accredited college/university in the fall. If you have any questions please contact the GTE Finacial Scholarship Team at scholarships@gtefinancial.org.

Amount: $5000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a trade student.
  • Must be a GTE Financial Member
Deadline: 06/02/2024
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Scholarship for GTE Financial student members who will be attending an accredited trade school in the Fall. If you have any questions please contact the GTE Financial Scholarship Team at scholarships@gtefinancial.org

Amount: Up to $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To qualify, applicants must graduate in calendar year 2022 with a GPA of 2.5 or above and enroll in a participating career college. Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate commitment to community service and/or financial need.

Deadline: Ongoing
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To enter the scholarship contest, students should submit a creative entry via Tik Tok, Instagram, or YouTube () addressing one of the following topics:

  • Explain a family, social, or school situation in which your leadership made the difference. What was accomplished?
  • Why do you believe you deserve this scholarship & what impact will you make?
  • What or who has been your biggest influence or inspiration?
  • What does “Innovation” mean to you? Explain how you plan to use “Innovation” in the future to make an impact on the world through your career or academics.
  • Tell us about a time that you had to be brave or stand up for what you believed in.
  • Tell us about a contribution you’ve made in your community.
 
Deadline: 05/06/2024
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Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
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Annual American Legion 3-Position Junior Air Rifle Championship

Two Categories:

Precision: Winner will receive $5,000 in college scholarships

Sporter: Winner will receive $5,000 in college scholarships

These scholarships are provided in part by The American Legion and The Sons of the American Legion.

Second place finishers in each category will each receive $1,000 in college scholarships generously provided by The American Legion Auxiliary.

Junior Shooting Sports scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarships upon enrollment to an accredited trade school, college, or university in the United States. All scholarship claims are a two-party check: to the student AND the school.

Scholarship recipients must utilize the total award within eight (8) years, excluding active military duty or religious mission.

The winners in both Precision and Sporter category will receive an expense paid trip to The American Legion National Convention where they will be honored as part of the Youth Champions Delegation.

 
Deadline: Varies
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This scholarship is for Ҵý County high school seniors attending a post-secondary institution in the fall who have made a positive impact on their community through their community service efforts.

Please see your school's Career Specialist for the application

 
Deadline: 04/15/2024
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Amount: $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • must currently be a high school senior
  • must have done community service
  • have passion for the arts as the vehicle for their own HIV/AIDS community activism and expression

Visit this for additional eligibility information.

 

 

 
Deadline: 07/16/2024
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This scholarship, created in honor of Mary Bowman's legacy by ViiV Healthcare and the National AIDS Memorial, is intended to support other accomplished young artivists like her.

Amount: $2,000 - $25,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Eligible participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age of 20 years on the date of the national contest who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school). The curriculum of the school must be considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade 9 and terminating with grade 12. Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the department that they enter competition. 

To request more information, visit .

Deadline: Ongoing
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • High school seniors
  • cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
  • U.S. citizen or resident
Deadline: Ongoing
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college).
Deadline: Ongoing
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Denny's Hungry for Education™ scholarship program recognizes students by awarding them with scholarships for their ideas to help Denny’s unite communities.

Amount: $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This Scholarship celebrates and supports young people who are doing work inspired by (or similar to) Pedro’s health and social justice activism.This work is not exclusive to HIV/AIDS! If your work is change-making in other areas of social justice and health justice, this scholarship is probably for you!

The scholarship is open to current or incoming undergraduate students (ages 27 and younger) enrolled in a U.S. community college or four-year university. Since 2009, more than $600,000 has been provided in financial support to 154 scholars through generous support from Gilead Sciences and other partners.

  • currently be ahigh school senior
  • have done community service
Deadline: 07/16/2024
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Dedicated to continuing Pedro’s legacy, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship supports the academic pursuits of young activists working in their communities who carry Pedro’s torch forward. These young activists pursue a bold vision: never again will a community be harmed because of fear, silence, discrimination, stigma, or hate.

The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship strives for equity across all lines. From increasing scholarship offerings to HBCU and HSI recipients to expanding visibility for LGBTQ+ students, this scholarship strives to ensure that young activists from all walks of life have the opportunity to carry Pedro’s torch forward and make a difference in their communities.

Amount: up to $15,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  • Participants must be individuals between the ages of 14 – 18 when applying and not older than 18 by the end of the entry period (November 4, 2021). 
  • Participants must be legal residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. 
  • Participants must have started their project on or before June 3, 2024.
  • Winners must bring one chaperone to the in-person event in April.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
Deadline: 09/28/2024
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For more information, visit Prudential's FAQ's at .

Amount: $2000
Grades: , 12
Requirements:

Graduating Seniors, from any Ҵý County High School, Charter School, Private School or Home School are eligible if the below criteria are met.

  • Must be a Registered Republican (or Pre-Registered).
  • Minimum Cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Current Senior of any Ҵý County, Florida High School.
  • Must attend or plan to an accredited Community College, University, or Vocational School in Florida.
Deadline: 04/12/2024
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ESSAY TOPIC:

“What is the importance of conservative values for young people in today’s world?”

The 2024 application is available at your high school career counselor’s office. You can also download the 2024 application (PDF) below and either email or postal mail it to the addresses listed below.

Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024, by 5:00 PM (EST).

 the application

Two Options to Submit Completed Applications and Essays:
1. Email:  info@pascogop.com
2. Postal Mail: 12043 Cobble Stone Drive, Hudson, FL 34667

If you have any questions about the application or essay please feel free to call us at (727) 863-5400 or email us at  info@pascogop.com, thank you, and good luck!

Amount: $1,250 - $10,000
Grades: 11
Requirements:

Scholarship applications are restricted to high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Deadline: Ongoing
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Entries should be 650 words or less.
  • Students in 11th or 12th grades are eligible to enter.
  • The contest is open to residents of the United States and its territories.
Deadline: Ongoing
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Scholarships for Writers of Color are available to all people of color—historically underrepresented non-white people—who aspire to improve their writing skills, either in the fields of creative writing or elsewhere. With more diversity, the world of writing becomes wiser and more vibrant.

We offer the following scholarships, each of which will go to at least three winners on an annual basis.

Scriptwriting Scholarship

  • Choice of two scriptwriting courses (Online, Zoom, or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the courses, plus the latest version of Final Draft

  • Application window: December 1 – February 15

 

College Admission Essay Coaching Scholarship

  • One-on-one sessions in our College Essay Coaching program
  • Application window: March 1 – May 15

Publish a Book Scholarship

  • Query Letter Coaching with a literary agent, plus a seat at a Pitching Roundtable at a Gotham Writers Conference, plus classes in How to Get Published and Nonfiction Book Proposal

  • Application window: June 1 – August 15

Creative Writing Scholarship

  • Choice of three creative writing courses (Online, Zoom, or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the three courses
  • Application window: September 1 – November 15

 

 

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12, Other
Requirements:

Artworks on current events are eligible for $2,000 scholarships.

Works about personal grief, loss, and bereavement are eligible for $2,500 scholarships/travel funds.

High School seniors submitting a portfolio of six works are eligible for scholarships of up to $12,500.

Summer Scholarships - Full tuition scholarships are available to attend summer art or writing programs.

Deadline: Ongoing
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The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards partner with dedicated individuals, foundations, and corporations to offer creative challenges and scholarship opportunities to students.

Amount: Up to $10,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • High School Senior
  • Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet
  • Commitment to education by maintaining in excess of a 3.0 grade point average
  • Commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team
  • United States Citizen
Deadline: 04/15/2024
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The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must attend WCHS
  • Minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA
  • At least 60 documented service hours
  • Two letters of recommendation (one teacher, one peer)
  • Essay
Deadline: 04/29/2024
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Additional Information:

Click for more information and to download the application.

 

Amount: $1,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • An incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the Fall of 2021 in good academic standing)
  • Attending any 2 year or 4 year accredited college or university as a full-time student
  • Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000 word or less essay on why Aging Matters to the applicant.
Deadline: 05/15/2024
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Amount: up to $2,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicants must plan to pursue a degree or certificate at a trade school, 2-year or 4-year institution.
  • Applicants must hold a 2.5 GPA or above.
  • Applicants must attach the current year's Student Aid Report (SAR) generated by FAFSA to their application.
  • Applicants must share examples of their dedication to community service and how they plan to "pay it forward" in their future endeavors.
Deadline: 04/30/2024
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Spherion's franchisee-funded Sandy Mazur Excellence in Leadership scholarship awards up to $2,500 to outstanding students who wish to further their education with college, technical, or skilled training.This scholarshiphonors the contributions of past Spherion president Sandy Mazur and recognizes students who best represent the excellence and passion Sandy displayed during her distinguished 16-year tenure as President of Spherion.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

See website for criteria and eligibility.

Deadline: Ongoing
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Applying for a Stamps Scholarship is easy: just apply to one or more of our partner schools. If you qualify, you’ll automatically be considered for a Stamps award.

Click to view the partner schools.

Amount: $500-$2000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Are you a high school student? You can help yourself and help your school by a) making a 1 to 2 minute video or b) writing an essay from 250 to 500 words addressing the topic below.

Winning students will receive scholarship money towards post secondary education. The schools of the winning students will receive free STOP THE BLEED®Kits.

This year’s program consists of National Scholarships and Frontline Family Scholarships. Please note that these scholarships have separate applications. Eligible students can apply for both scholarships. Students are limited to one scholarship award.

Eligibility is limited to high school age students in the US and its territories.

Any questions? email us attheteam@stopthebleedproject.org

Deadline: 05/31/2024
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The STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program has granted over $175,000 in scholarship awards based upon inspiring essays and videos. The 2024 scholarship cycle will open for applications in early April 2024.

Amount: $250 - $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Short essay and video submission required. 

Deadline: 04/30/2024
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Scholarships for graduating seniors who have a sibling diagnosed with Autism.

Amount: $500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior.

Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
Deadline: 06/19/2024
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The Big Sun Athletic Organization is dedicated to providing an opportunity for young athletes to learn and to excel. We are developing programs in all sports in our community in an effort to keep our children motivated, healthy and to teach them the value of teamwork.

Amount: $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Scholarships are given to students who will be attending college or a trade school.
  • Answer essay question:  How would a Spirit of Drew Scholarship help you make a positive impact and continue your work in the LGBTQ+ community?
  • Answer essay question:  In what ways has your intersectionality impacted you as a leader, or what have you learned from those who are intersectional?
Deadline: 05/15/2024
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The Spirit of Dru Scholarship

The Dru Project gives scholarships to students who truly exemplify Drew's spirit and desire for unity, inclusion, and love. We feel that setting young leaders up for success is the best way to change the future.

This year’s scholarship period is open between March 18 and May 15, 2024.

For our 2024 scholarship class, we are offering five $5000 scholarships to LGBTQ+ college, graduate, and trade school students doing incredible things in their community as advocates.

Amount: $1000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

1. Be a high school senior who will graduate from high school in Summer 2024.

2. Reside in or attend high school in one of the following surrounding counties: Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Ҵý, and Pinellas.

3. Have participated in extracurricular school activities, community service, or other volunteer work.

4. Have and maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

5. Must be a graduating senior in class of 2024 planning to or is currently registered in a course of study at an accredited four-year college or university, community college, or vocational/technical trade school in the United States.

6. Submit a completed Harram Temple No. 23 Prince Hall Shriners Watts Sanderson Jr. Memorial Educational Grant application package electronically by May 3, 2024.

a) This will include uploading the following documents to be submitted electronically along with your application: Two (2) letters of recommendation and your personal essay.

7. Send an official high school transcript electronically to: harram23wsj@gmail.com by the May 3, 2024 deadline.

8. Submit a TYPED, one-page 450 to 500-word essay, describing personal challenges you overcame, academic and career goals, and how you plan to use your education or training to help society at large. This will be submitted with your online application.

9. Note: Must present proof of actual enrollment/registration at an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical trade school prior to disbursement of any educational grant funds.

Deadline: 05/03/2024
Website:
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The Watts Sanderson, Jr. Memorial Educational Grant Program is established to assist selected high school students to continue their educational goals. Harram Temple No. 23, Prince Hall Shriners

are excited to award five (5) $1,000.00 educational grants, to selected high school students, to help them achieve their dreams of attending a college, university, or vocational/technical trade school. The Watts Sanderson, Jr. Memorial Educational Grant program recognizes students for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement. Educational grants are awarded based on academic achievement, awards, honors, leadership, involvement in school activities, community/volunteer activities, and financial need. Educational grants are awarded without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, or national origin.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Whatever your passion, there are a number of scholarships for you to consider. To view all available scholarships, please click .

Deadline: Ongoing
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The USF Foundation Scholarship Office is here to offer support to the USF student community through scholarship aid from USF Foundation donors. We are committed to being the best resource of customer service to past, present and future USF students and educating and encouraging the development of these students into future philanthropists.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Scholarships are based on academic merit, extracurricular activities (e.g., community service organizations, ROTC, Robotics, etc.), talents, or demographics. Some scholarships consider financial need and will require that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

After you submit your initial application, we encourage you to check periodically to see if any additional scholarships become available. 

Please note: You must  to log in to the scholarship application and begin applying for scholarships. 

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Amount: $5,000 - $30,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions.
Deadline: 10/31/2024
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Veterans of Foreign Wars offers two scholarship opportunities:

  • Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The 2024-2025 thems is "Is America Today Our Forefathers' Vision?"

     

  • The Patriot's Pen essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme.  The 2024-2025 theme is: 'My Voice in American Democracy'

Amount: $2,500
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Applicant must be at least 13-years-old.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in 8th - 12th grade in a school. Homeschool qualifies as well.
Deadline: Ongoing
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Additional Information:

Cirkled In is the award-winning, secure, FREE platform for students to create an electronic portfolio showcasing their holistic skills and achievements. Get discovered by colleges and increase your success rate for all applications - from internships to summer jobs and more.

Amount: $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Fossi is looking for students interested in making an impact and innovation through science, engineering, and math. 

  • A high school student looking to make the world or your community a better place?
  • Plan to attend an HBCU next year?
  • Have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math?
Deadline: 01/31/2023
Website:
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Preferred majors may include, but are not limited to:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Computer Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Material Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • IT
  • Sustainability
  • Agriculture/Science

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Must be US citizen and at least 17 years of age
  • Minimum scores on at least one test: 1000 SAT/22 ACT/74 ASVAB

For additional requirements visit .

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

For more information, contact Sergeant Dowling at 407-398-9434 or Durrell.Dowling@marines.usmc.mil.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

The SuperCollege Scholarship is available to all students — high school, undergraduate, graduate, and returning adults. Win up to $1,000 in funds applicable for tuition, room and board, books, or other education-related expenses. Applicants must complete an online form. The recipient will be chosen based on completeness of the application.

Amount: $200
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Apply for the monthly Varsity Tutors Scholarship for a chance to win a $200 grand prize. Students must submit an essay, promote their essay on social media, and score the most votes. 

Amount: $1,000 - $3,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  1. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the United States who will be attending college in 2024 (community college or a 4-year university!)
  2. Applicants must write a short essay (300-500 words or more) to show us how you demonstrate school spirit
Deadline: 05/01/2024
Website:
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1st Place Spiritwear is passionate about providing opportunities for students who are excited and show their school spirit! Studies have found that people who show their school spirit tend to not only show support and approval of their school, but they also tend to perform better academically, feel happier, engage more civically and participate more socially.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

Deadline: Ongoing
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Amount: $1,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors.

Deadline: 06/10/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: 

Topic:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.

ArmyROTCscholarships consist of:

  • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

Amount: $25,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 06/07/2024
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Amount: $2,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 05/31/2024
Website:
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Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money. ARI has held student essay contests on Ayn Rand’s fiction since 1986, awarding over $2.2 million in prize money to contest winners! This year we will award more than $40,000 to hundreds of students worldwide.

Amount: $25,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 06/14/2024
Website:
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Amount: $1,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com.

Deadline: 05/21/2024
Website:
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • The applicant must:

  • Maintain a minimum, cumulative, unweighted GPA of a 3.7/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies;
  • Be a full citizen of the United States of America;
  • Be in the high school graduating Class of 2025, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study towards a degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
  • Show proven excellence in extracurricular activities, be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic, demonstrate active participation in community service and/or civic minded arenas; and
  • Submit the following three components by the Application Deadline:
    • Online Application;
    • Two required Letters of Recommendation (one must come from current school affiliated personnel); and
    • Transcript certifying academic performance - unofficial copy is acceptable.
Deadline: 05/22/2024
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Amount: $500 - $40,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to all class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US territories. 

 
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category: General
Additional Information:

The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six steps, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.

Amount: $3000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior.
  • Must be a GTE Financial Member. For more information on how to become a GTE Financial member please visit www.gtefinancial.org, click Personal and Open an Account under Spend & Save at the top of the page
  • Applicant must have atleast a 2.0 GPA.
 
Deadline: 06/02/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

This scholarship is for GTE members that are high school seniors and who plan to enroll full time to attend a 2-4 year accredited college/university in the fall. If you have any questions please contact the GTE Finacial Scholarship Team at scholarships@gtefinancial.org.

Amount: $5000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a trade student.
  • Must be a GTE Financial Member
Deadline: 06/02/2024
Website:
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Scholarship for GTE Financial student members who will be attending an accredited trade school in the Fall. If you have any questions please contact the GTE Financial Scholarship Team at scholarships@gtefinancial.org

Amount: Up to $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To qualify, applicants must graduate in calendar year 2022 with a GPA of 2.5 or above and enroll in a participating career college. Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate commitment to community service and/or financial need.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To enter the scholarship contest, students should submit a creative entry via Tik Tok, Instagram, or YouTube () addressing one of the following topics:

  • Explain a family, social, or school situation in which your leadership made the difference. What was accomplished?
  • Why do you believe you deserve this scholarship & what impact will you make?
  • What or who has been your biggest influence or inspiration?
  • What does “Innovation” mean to you? Explain how you plan to use “Innovation” in the future to make an impact on the world through your career or academics.
  • Tell us about a time that you had to be brave or stand up for what you believed in.
  • Tell us about a contribution you’ve made in your community.
 
Deadline: 05/06/2024
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Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Annual American Legion 3-Position Junior Air Rifle Championship

Two Categories:

Precision: Winner will receive $5,000 in college scholarships

Sporter: Winner will receive $5,000 in college scholarships

These scholarships are provided in part by The American Legion and The Sons of the American Legion.

Second place finishers in each category will each receive $1,000 in college scholarships generously provided by The American Legion Auxiliary.

Junior Shooting Sports scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarships upon enrollment to an accredited trade school, college, or university in the United States. All scholarship claims are a two-party check: to the student AND the school.

Scholarship recipients must utilize the total award within eight (8) years, excluding active military duty or religious mission.

The winners in both Precision and Sporter category will receive an expense paid trip to The American Legion National Convention where they will be honored as part of the Youth Champions Delegation.

 
Deadline: Varies
Website:
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This scholarship is for Ҵý County high school seniors attending a post-secondary institution in the fall who have made a positive impact on their community through their community service efforts.

Please see your school's Career Specialist for the application

 
Deadline: 04/15/2024
Website:
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Amount: $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • must currently be a high school senior
  • must have done community service
  • have passion for the arts as the vehicle for their own HIV/AIDS community activism and expression

Visit this for additional eligibility information.

 

 

 
Deadline: 07/16/2024
Website:
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This scholarship, created in honor of Mary Bowman's legacy by ViiV Healthcare and the National AIDS Memorial, is intended to support other accomplished young artivists like her.

Amount: $2,000 - $25,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Eligible participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age of 20 years on the date of the national contest who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school). The curriculum of the school must be considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade 9 and terminating with grade 12. Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the department that they enter competition. 

To request more information, visit .

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • High school seniors
  • cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
  • U.S. citizen or resident
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college).
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Denny's Hungry for Education™ scholarship program recognizes students by awarding them with scholarships for their ideas to help Denny’s unite communities.

Amount: $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This Scholarship celebrates and supports young people who are doing work inspired by (or similar to) Pedro’s health and social justice activism.This work is not exclusive to HIV/AIDS! If your work is change-making in other areas of social justice and health justice, this scholarship is probably for you!

The scholarship is open to current or incoming undergraduate students (ages 27 and younger) enrolled in a U.S. community college or four-year university. Since 2009, more than $600,000 has been provided in financial support to 154 scholars through generous support from Gilead Sciences and other partners.

  • currently be ahigh school senior
  • have done community service
Deadline: 07/16/2024
Website:
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Dedicated to continuing Pedro’s legacy, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship supports the academic pursuits of young activists working in their communities who carry Pedro’s torch forward. These young activists pursue a bold vision: never again will a community be harmed because of fear, silence, discrimination, stigma, or hate.

The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship strives for equity across all lines. From increasing scholarship offerings to HBCU and HSI recipients to expanding visibility for LGBTQ+ students, this scholarship strives to ensure that young activists from all walks of life have the opportunity to carry Pedro’s torch forward and make a difference in their communities.

Amount: up to $15,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  • Participants must be individuals between the ages of 14 – 18 when applying and not older than 18 by the end of the entry period (November 4, 2021). 
  • Participants must be legal residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. 
  • Participants must have started their project on or before June 3, 2024.
  • Winners must bring one chaperone to the in-person event in April.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
Deadline: 09/28/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

For more information, visit Prudential's FAQ's at .

Amount: $2000
Grades: , 12
Requirements:

Graduating Seniors, from any Ҵý County High School, Charter School, Private School or Home School are eligible if the below criteria are met.

  • Must be a Registered Republican (or Pre-Registered).
  • Minimum Cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Current Senior of any Ҵý County, Florida High School.
  • Must attend or plan to an accredited Community College, University, or Vocational School in Florida.
Deadline: 04/12/2024
Website:
Category: General
Additional Information:

ESSAY TOPIC:

“What is the importance of conservative values for young people in today’s world?”

The 2024 application is available at your high school career counselor’s office. You can also download the 2024 application (PDF) below and either email or postal mail it to the addresses listed below.

Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024, by 5:00 PM (EST).

 the application

Two Options to Submit Completed Applications and Essays:
1. Email:  info@pascogop.com
2. Postal Mail: 12043 Cobble Stone Drive, Hudson, FL 34667

If you have any questions about the application or essay please feel free to call us at (727) 863-5400 or email us at  info@pascogop.com, thank you, and good luck!

Amount: $1,250 - $10,000
Grades: 11
Requirements:

Scholarship applications are restricted to high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Entries should be 650 words or less.
  • Students in 11th or 12th grades are eligible to enter.
  • The contest is open to residents of the United States and its territories.
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
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Scholarships for Writers of Color are available to all people of color—historically underrepresented non-white people—who aspire to improve their writing skills, either in the fields of creative writing or elsewhere. With more diversity, the world of writing becomes wiser and more vibrant.

We offer the following scholarships, each of which will go to at least three winners on an annual basis.

Scriptwriting Scholarship

  • Choice of two scriptwriting courses (Online, Zoom, or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the courses, plus the latest version of Final Draft

  • Application window: December 1 – February 15

 

College Admission Essay Coaching Scholarship

  • One-on-one sessions in our College Essay Coaching program
  • Application window: March 1 – May 15

Publish a Book Scholarship

  • Query Letter Coaching with a literary agent, plus a seat at a Pitching Roundtable at a Gotham Writers Conference, plus classes in How to Get Published and Nonfiction Book Proposal

  • Application window: June 1 – August 15

Creative Writing Scholarship

  • Choice of three creative writing courses (Online, Zoom, or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the three courses
  • Application window: September 1 – November 15

 

 

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12, Other
Requirements:

Artworks on current events are eligible for $2,000 scholarships.

Works about personal grief, loss, and bereavement are eligible for $2,500 scholarships/travel funds.

High School seniors submitting a portfolio of six works are eligible for scholarships of up to $12,500.

Summer Scholarships - Full tuition scholarships are available to attend summer art or writing programs.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category: General
Additional Information:

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards partner with dedicated individuals, foundations, and corporations to offer creative challenges and scholarship opportunities to students.

Amount: Up to $10,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • High School Senior
  • Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet
  • Commitment to education by maintaining in excess of a 3.0 grade point average
  • Commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team
  • United States Citizen
Deadline: 04/15/2024
Website:
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The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must attend WCHS
  • Minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA
  • At least 60 documented service hours
  • Two letters of recommendation (one teacher, one peer)
  • Essay
Deadline: 04/29/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Click for more information and to download the application.

 

Amount: $1,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • An incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the Fall of 2021 in good academic standing)
  • Attending any 2 year or 4 year accredited college or university as a full-time student
  • Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000 word or less essay on why Aging Matters to the applicant.
Deadline: 05/15/2024
Website:
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Amount: up to $2,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicants must plan to pursue a degree or certificate at a trade school, 2-year or 4-year institution.
  • Applicants must hold a 2.5 GPA or above.
  • Applicants must attach the current year's Student Aid Report (SAR) generated by FAFSA to their application.
  • Applicants must share examples of their dedication to community service and how they plan to "pay it forward" in their future endeavors.
Deadline: 04/30/2024
Website:
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Spherion's franchisee-funded Sandy Mazur Excellence in Leadership scholarship awards up to $2,500 to outstanding students who wish to further their education with college, technical, or skilled training.This scholarshiphonors the contributions of past Spherion president Sandy Mazur and recognizes students who best represent the excellence and passion Sandy displayed during her distinguished 16-year tenure as President of Spherion.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

See website for criteria and eligibility.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Applying for a Stamps Scholarship is easy: just apply to one or more of our partner schools. If you qualify, you’ll automatically be considered for a Stamps award.

Click to view the partner schools.

Amount: $500-$2000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Are you a high school student? You can help yourself and help your school by a) making a 1 to 2 minute video or b) writing an essay from 250 to 500 words addressing the topic below.

Winning students will receive scholarship money towards post secondary education. The schools of the winning students will receive free STOP THE BLEED®Kits.

This year’s program consists of National Scholarships and Frontline Family Scholarships. Please note that these scholarships have separate applications. Eligible students can apply for both scholarships. Students are limited to one scholarship award.

Eligibility is limited to high school age students in the US and its territories.

Any questions? email us attheteam@stopthebleedproject.org

Deadline: 05/31/2024
Website:
Category:
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The STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program has granted over $175,000 in scholarship awards based upon inspiring essays and videos. The 2024 scholarship cycle will open for applications in early April 2024.

Amount: $250 - $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Short essay and video submission required. 

Deadline: 04/30/2024
Website:
Category:
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Scholarships for graduating seniors who have a sibling diagnosed with Autism.

Amount: $500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior.

Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
Deadline: 06/19/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

The Big Sun Athletic Organization is dedicated to providing an opportunity for young athletes to learn and to excel. We are developing programs in all sports in our community in an effort to keep our children motivated, healthy and to teach them the value of teamwork.

Amount: $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Scholarships are given to students who will be attending college or a trade school.
  • Answer essay question:  How would a Spirit of Drew Scholarship help you make a positive impact and continue your work in the LGBTQ+ community?
  • Answer essay question:  In what ways has your intersectionality impacted you as a leader, or what have you learned from those who are intersectional?
Deadline: 05/15/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

The Spirit of Dru Scholarship

The Dru Project gives scholarships to students who truly exemplify Drew's spirit and desire for unity, inclusion, and love. We feel that setting young leaders up for success is the best way to change the future.

This year’s scholarship period is open between March 18 and May 15, 2024.

For our 2024 scholarship class, we are offering five $5000 scholarships to LGBTQ+ college, graduate, and trade school students doing incredible things in their community as advocates.

Amount: $1000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

1. Be a high school senior who will graduate from high school in Summer 2024.

2. Reside in or attend high school in one of the following surrounding counties: Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Ҵý, and Pinellas.

3. Have participated in extracurricular school activities, community service, or other volunteer work.

4. Have and maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

5. Must be a graduating senior in class of 2024 planning to or is currently registered in a course of study at an accredited four-year college or university, community college, or vocational/technical trade school in the United States.

6. Submit a completed Harram Temple No. 23 Prince Hall Shriners Watts Sanderson Jr. Memorial Educational Grant application package electronically by May 3, 2024.

a) This will include uploading the following documents to be submitted electronically along with your application: Two (2) letters of recommendation and your personal essay.

7. Send an official high school transcript electronically to: harram23wsj@gmail.com by the May 3, 2024 deadline.

8. Submit a TYPED, one-page 450 to 500-word essay, describing personal challenges you overcame, academic and career goals, and how you plan to use your education or training to help society at large. This will be submitted with your online application.

9. Note: Must present proof of actual enrollment/registration at an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical trade school prior to disbursement of any educational grant funds.

Deadline: 05/03/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

The Watts Sanderson, Jr. Memorial Educational Grant Program is established to assist selected high school students to continue their educational goals. Harram Temple No. 23, Prince Hall Shriners

are excited to award five (5) $1,000.00 educational grants, to selected high school students, to help them achieve their dreams of attending a college, university, or vocational/technical trade school. The Watts Sanderson, Jr. Memorial Educational Grant program recognizes students for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement. Educational grants are awarded based on academic achievement, awards, honors, leadership, involvement in school activities, community/volunteer activities, and financial need. Educational grants are awarded without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, or national origin.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Whatever your passion, there are a number of scholarships for you to consider. To view all available scholarships, please click .

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

The USF Foundation Scholarship Office is here to offer support to the USF student community through scholarship aid from USF Foundation donors. We are committed to being the best resource of customer service to past, present and future USF students and educating and encouraging the development of these students into future philanthropists.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Scholarships are based on academic merit, extracurricular activities (e.g., community service organizations, ROTC, Robotics, etc.), talents, or demographics. Some scholarships consider financial need and will require that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

After you submit your initial application, we encourage you to check periodically to see if any additional scholarships become available. 

Please note: You must  to log in to the scholarship application and begin applying for scholarships. 

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Amount: $5,000 - $30,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions.
Deadline: 10/31/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Veterans of Foreign Wars offers two scholarship opportunities:

  • Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The 2024-2025 thems is "Is America Today Our Forefathers' Vision?"

     

  • The Patriot's Pen essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme.  The 2024-2025 theme is: 'My Voice in American Democracy'

Amount: $2,500
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Applicant must be at least 13-years-old.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in 8th - 12th grade in a school. Homeschool qualifies as well.
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Cirkled In is the award-winning, secure, FREE platform for students to create an electronic portfolio showcasing their holistic skills and achievements. Get discovered by colleges and increase your success rate for all applications - from internships to summer jobs and more.

Amount: $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Fossi is looking for students interested in making an impact and innovation through science, engineering, and math. 

  • A high school student looking to make the world or your community a better place?
  • Plan to attend an HBCU next year?
  • Have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math?
Deadline: 01/31/2023
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Preferred majors may include, but are not limited to:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Computer Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Material Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • IT
  • Sustainability
  • Agriculture/Science

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Must be US citizen and at least 17 years of age
  • Minimum scores on at least one test: 1000 SAT/22 ACT/74 ASVAB

For additional requirements visit .

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

For more information, contact Sergeant Dowling at 407-398-9434 or Durrell.Dowling@marines.usmc.mil.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

The SuperCollege Scholarship is available to all students — high school, undergraduate, graduate, and returning adults. Win up to $1,000 in funds applicable for tuition, room and board, books, or other education-related expenses. Applicants must complete an online form. The recipient will be chosen based on completeness of the application.

Amount: $200
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Apply for the monthly Varsity Tutors Scholarship for a chance to win a $200 grand prize. Students must submit an essay, promote their essay on social media, and score the most votes. 

Amount: $500 - $40,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to all class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US territories. 

 
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six steps, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12, Other
Requirements:

Artworks on current events are eligible for $2,000 scholarships.

Works about personal grief, loss, and bereavement are eligible for $2,500 scholarships/travel funds.

High School seniors submitting a portfolio of six works are eligible for scholarships of up to $12,500.

Summer Scholarships - Full tuition scholarships are available to attend summer art or writing programs.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards partner with dedicated individuals, foundations, and corporations to offer creative challenges and scholarship opportunities to students.

Amount: $1,250 - $10,000
Grades: 11
Requirements:

Scholarship applications are restricted to high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Amount: $2,000 - $25,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Eligible participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age of 20 years on the date of the national contest who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school). The curriculum of the school must be considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade 9 and terminating with grade 12. Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the department that they enter competition. 

To request more information, visit .

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Annual American Legion 3-Position Junior Air Rifle Championship

Two Categories:

Precision: Winner will receive $5,000 in college scholarships

Sporter: Winner will receive $5,000 in college scholarships

These scholarships are provided in part by The American Legion and The Sons of the American Legion.

Second place finishers in each category will each receive $1,000 in college scholarships generously provided by The American Legion Auxiliary.

Junior Shooting Sports scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarships upon enrollment to an accredited trade school, college, or university in the United States. All scholarship claims are a two-party check: to the student AND the school.

Scholarship recipients must utilize the total award within eight (8) years, excluding active military duty or religious mission.

The winners in both Precision and Sporter category will receive an expense paid trip to The American Legion National Convention where they will be honored as part of the Youth Champions Delegation.

 
Deadline: Varies
Website:
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.

ArmyROTCscholarships consist of:

  • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Whatever your passion, there are a number of scholarships for you to consider. To view all available scholarships, please click .

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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The USF Foundation Scholarship Office is here to offer support to the USF student community through scholarship aid from USF Foundation donors. We are committed to being the best resource of customer service to past, present and future USF students and educating and encouraging the development of these students into future philanthropists.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Must be US citizen and at least 17 years of age
  • Minimum scores on at least one test: 1000 SAT/22 ACT/74 ASVAB

For additional requirements visit .

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

For more information, contact Sergeant Dowling at 407-398-9434 or Durrell.Dowling@marines.usmc.mil.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college).
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

Denny's Hungry for Education™ scholarship program recognizes students by awarding them with scholarships for their ideas to help Denny’s unite communities.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

See website for criteria and eligibility.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

Applying for a Stamps Scholarship is easy: just apply to one or more of our partner schools. If you qualify, you’ll automatically be considered for a Stamps award.

Click to view the partner schools.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • High school seniors
  • cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
  • U.S. citizen or resident
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

The SuperCollege Scholarship is available to all students — high school, undergraduate, graduate, and returning adults. Win up to $1,000 in funds applicable for tuition, room and board, books, or other education-related expenses. Applicants must complete an online form. The recipient will be chosen based on completeness of the application.

Amount: $200
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

Apply for the monthly Varsity Tutors Scholarship for a chance to win a $200 grand prize. Students must submit an essay, promote their essay on social media, and score the most votes. 

Amount: $2,500
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Applicant must be at least 13-years-old.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in 8th - 12th grade in a school. Homeschool qualifies as well.
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

Cirkled In is the award-winning, secure, FREE platform for students to create an electronic portfolio showcasing their holistic skills and achievements. Get discovered by colleges and increase your success rate for all applications - from internships to summer jobs and more.

Amount: Up to $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To qualify, applicants must graduate in calendar year 2022 with a GPA of 2.5 or above and enroll in a participating career college. Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate commitment to community service and/or financial need.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Entries should be 650 words or less.
  • Students in 11th or 12th grades are eligible to enter.
  • The contest is open to residents of the United States and its territories.
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

Scholarships for Writers of Color are available to all people of color—historically underrepresented non-white people—who aspire to improve their writing skills, either in the fields of creative writing or elsewhere. With more diversity, the world of writing becomes wiser and more vibrant.

We offer the following scholarships, each of which will go to at least three winners on an annual basis.

Scriptwriting Scholarship

  • Choice of two scriptwriting courses (Online, Zoom, or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the courses, plus the latest version of Final Draft

  • Application window: December 1 – February 15

 

College Admission Essay Coaching Scholarship

  • One-on-one sessions in our College Essay Coaching program
  • Application window: March 1 – May 15

Publish a Book Scholarship

  • Query Letter Coaching with a literary agent, plus a seat at a Pitching Roundtable at a Gotham Writers Conference, plus classes in How to Get Published and Nonfiction Book Proposal

  • Application window: June 1 – August 15

Creative Writing Scholarship

  • Choice of three creative writing courses (Online, Zoom, or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the three courses
  • Application window: September 1 – November 15

 

 

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Scholarships are based on academic merit, extracurricular activities (e.g., community service organizations, ROTC, Robotics, etc.), talents, or demographics. Some scholarships consider financial need and will require that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

After you submit your initial application, we encourage you to check periodically to see if any additional scholarships become available. 

Please note: You must  to log in to the scholarship application and begin applying for scholarships. 

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This scholarship is for Ҵý County high school seniors attending a post-secondary institution in the fall who have made a positive impact on their community through their community service efforts.

Please see your school's Career Specialist for the application

 
Deadline: 04/15/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Amount: $250 - $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Short essay and video submission required. 

Deadline: 04/30/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Scholarships for graduating seniors who have a sibling diagnosed with Autism.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must attend WCHS
  • Minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA
  • At least 60 documented service hours
  • Two letters of recommendation (one teacher, one peer)
  • Essay
Deadline: 04/29/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Click for more information and to download the application.

 

Amount: up to $2,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicants must plan to pursue a degree or certificate at a trade school, 2-year or 4-year institution.
  • Applicants must hold a 2.5 GPA or above.
  • Applicants must attach the current year's Student Aid Report (SAR) generated by FAFSA to their application.
  • Applicants must share examples of their dedication to community service and how they plan to "pay it forward" in their future endeavors.
Deadline: 04/30/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Spherion's franchisee-funded Sandy Mazur Excellence in Leadership scholarship awards up to $2,500 to outstanding students who wish to further their education with college, technical, or skilled training.This scholarshiphonors the contributions of past Spherion president Sandy Mazur and recognizes students who best represent the excellence and passion Sandy displayed during her distinguished 16-year tenure as President of Spherion.

Amount: $2000
Grades: , 12
Requirements:

Graduating Seniors, from any Ҵý County High School, Charter School, Private School or Home School are eligible if the below criteria are met.

  • Must be a Registered Republican (or Pre-Registered).
  • Minimum Cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Current Senior of any Ҵý County, Florida High School.
  • Must attend or plan to an accredited Community College, University, or Vocational School in Florida.
Deadline: 04/12/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

ESSAY TOPIC:

“What is the importance of conservative values for young people in today’s world?”

The 2024 application is available at your high school career counselor’s office. You can also download the 2024 application (PDF) below and either email or postal mail it to the addresses listed below.

Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024, by 5:00 PM (EST).

 the application

Two Options to Submit Completed Applications and Essays:
1. Email:  info@pascogop.com
2. Postal Mail: 12043 Cobble Stone Drive, Hudson, FL 34667

If you have any questions about the application or essay please feel free to call us at (727) 863-5400 or email us at  info@pascogop.com, thank you, and good luck!

Amount: $1,000 - $3,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  1. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the United States who will be attending college in 2024 (community college or a 4-year university!)
  2. Applicants must write a short essay (300-500 words or more) to show us how you demonstrate school spirit
Deadline: 05/01/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

1st Place Spiritwear is passionate about providing opportunities for students who are excited and show their school spirit! Studies have found that people who show their school spirit tend to not only show support and approval of their school, but they also tend to perform better academically, feel happier, engage more civically and participate more socially.

Amount: $1000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

1. Be a high school senior who will graduate from high school in Summer 2024.

2. Reside in or attend high school in one of the following surrounding counties: Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Ҵý, and Pinellas.

3. Have participated in extracurricular school activities, community service, or other volunteer work.

4. Have and maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

5. Must be a graduating senior in class of 2024 planning to or is currently registered in a course of study at an accredited four-year college or university, community college, or vocational/technical trade school in the United States.

6. Submit a completed Harram Temple No. 23 Prince Hall Shriners Watts Sanderson Jr. Memorial Educational Grant application package electronically by May 3, 2024.

a) This will include uploading the following documents to be submitted electronically along with your application: Two (2) letters of recommendation and your personal essay.

7. Send an official high school transcript electronically to: harram23wsj@gmail.com by the May 3, 2024 deadline.

8. Submit a TYPED, one-page 450 to 500-word essay, describing personal challenges you overcame, academic and career goals, and how you plan to use your education or training to help society at large. This will be submitted with your online application.

9. Note: Must present proof of actual enrollment/registration at an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical trade school prior to disbursement of any educational grant funds.

Deadline: 05/03/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

The Watts Sanderson, Jr. Memorial Educational Grant Program is established to assist selected high school students to continue their educational goals. Harram Temple No. 23, Prince Hall Shriners

are excited to award five (5) $1,000.00 educational grants, to selected high school students, to help them achieve their dreams of attending a college, university, or vocational/technical trade school. The Watts Sanderson, Jr. Memorial Educational Grant program recognizes students for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement. Educational grants are awarded based on academic achievement, awards, honors, leadership, involvement in school activities, community/volunteer activities, and financial need. Educational grants are awarded without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, or national origin.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To enter the scholarship contest, students should submit a creative entry via Tik Tok, Instagram, or YouTube () addressing one of the following topics:

  • Explain a family, social, or school situation in which your leadership made the difference. What was accomplished?
  • Why do you believe you deserve this scholarship & what impact will you make?
  • What or who has been your biggest influence or inspiration?
  • What does “Innovation” mean to you? Explain how you plan to use “Innovation” in the future to make an impact on the world through your career or academics.
  • Tell us about a time that you had to be brave or stand up for what you believed in.
  • Tell us about a contribution you’ve made in your community.
 
Deadline: 05/06/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Amount: $1,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • An incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the Fall of 2021 in good academic standing)
  • Attending any 2 year or 4 year accredited college or university as a full-time student
  • Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000 word or less essay on why Aging Matters to the applicant.
Deadline: 05/15/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Amount: $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Scholarships are given to students who will be attending college or a trade school.
  • Answer essay question:  How would a Spirit of Drew Scholarship help you make a positive impact and continue your work in the LGBTQ+ community?
  • Answer essay question:  In what ways has your intersectionality impacted you as a leader, or what have you learned from those who are intersectional?
Deadline: 05/15/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

The Spirit of Dru Scholarship

The Dru Project gives scholarships to students who truly exemplify Drew's spirit and desire for unity, inclusion, and love. We feel that setting young leaders up for success is the best way to change the future.

This year’s scholarship period is open between March 18 and May 15, 2024.

For our 2024 scholarship class, we are offering five $5000 scholarships to LGBTQ+ college, graduate, and trade school students doing incredible things in their community as advocates.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com.

Deadline: 05/21/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • The applicant must:

  • Maintain a minimum, cumulative, unweighted GPA of a 3.7/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies;
  • Be a full citizen of the United States of America;
  • Be in the high school graduating Class of 2025, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study towards a degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
  • Show proven excellence in extracurricular activities, be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic, demonstrate active participation in community service and/or civic minded arenas; and
  • Submit the following three components by the Application Deadline:
    • Online Application;
    • Two required Letters of Recommendation (one must come from current school affiliated personnel); and
    • Transcript certifying academic performance - unofficial copy is acceptable.
Deadline: 05/22/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Amount: $500-$2000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Are you a high school student? You can help yourself and help your school by a) making a 1 to 2 minute video or b) writing an essay from 250 to 500 words addressing the topic below.

Winning students will receive scholarship money towards post secondary education. The schools of the winning students will receive free STOP THE BLEED®Kits.

This year’s program consists of National Scholarships and Frontline Family Scholarships. Please note that these scholarships have separate applications. Eligible students can apply for both scholarships. Students are limited to one scholarship award.

Eligibility is limited to high school age students in the US and its territories.

Any questions? email us attheteam@stopthebleedproject.org

Deadline: 05/31/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

The STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program has granted over $175,000 in scholarship awards based upon inspiring essays and videos. The 2024 scholarship cycle will open for applications in early April 2024.

Amount: $3000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior.
  • Must be a GTE Financial Member. For more information on how to become a GTE Financial member please visit www.gtefinancial.org, click Personal and Open an Account under Spend & Save at the top of the page
  • Applicant must have atleast a 2.0 GPA.
 
Deadline: 06/02/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

This scholarship is for GTE members that are high school seniors and who plan to enroll full time to attend a 2-4 year accredited college/university in the fall. If you have any questions please contact the GTE Finacial Scholarship Team at scholarships@gtefinancial.org.

Amount: $2,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 05/31/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money. ARI has held student essay contests on Ayn Rand’s fiction since 1986, awarding over $2.2 million in prize money to contest winners! This year we will award more than $40,000 to hundreds of students worldwide.

Amount: $5000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a trade student.
  • Must be a GTE Financial Member
Deadline: 06/02/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Scholarship for GTE Financial student members who will be attending an accredited trade school in the Fall. If you have any questions please contact the GTE Financial Scholarship Team at scholarships@gtefinancial.org

Amount: $25,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 06/07/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors.

Deadline: 06/10/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: 

Topic:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Amount: $500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior.

Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
Deadline: 06/19/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

The Big Sun Athletic Organization is dedicated to providing an opportunity for young athletes to learn and to excel. We are developing programs in all sports in our community in an effort to keep our children motivated, healthy and to teach them the value of teamwork.

Amount: $25,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 06/14/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Amount: $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This Scholarship celebrates and supports young people who are doing work inspired by (or similar to) Pedro’s health and social justice activism.This work is not exclusive to HIV/AIDS! If your work is change-making in other areas of social justice and health justice, this scholarship is probably for you!

The scholarship is open to current or incoming undergraduate students (ages 27 and younger) enrolled in a U.S. community college or four-year university. Since 2009, more than $600,000 has been provided in financial support to 154 scholars through generous support from Gilead Sciences and other partners.

  • currently be ahigh school senior
  • have done community service
Deadline: 07/16/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Dedicated to continuing Pedro’s legacy, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship supports the academic pursuits of young activists working in their communities who carry Pedro’s torch forward. These young activists pursue a bold vision: never again will a community be harmed because of fear, silence, discrimination, stigma, or hate.

The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship strives for equity across all lines. From increasing scholarship offerings to HBCU and HSI recipients to expanding visibility for LGBTQ+ students, this scholarship strives to ensure that young activists from all walks of life have the opportunity to carry Pedro’s torch forward and make a difference in their communities.

Amount: $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • must currently be a high school senior
  • must have done community service
  • have passion for the arts as the vehicle for their own HIV/AIDS community activism and expression

Visit this for additional eligibility information.

 

 

 
Deadline: 07/16/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

This scholarship, created in honor of Mary Bowman's legacy by ViiV Healthcare and the National AIDS Memorial, is intended to support other accomplished young artivists like her.

Amount: $5,000 - $30,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions.
Deadline: 10/31/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

Veterans of Foreign Wars offers two scholarship opportunities:

  • Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The 2024-2025 thems is "Is America Today Our Forefathers' Vision?"

     

  • The Patriot's Pen essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme.  The 2024-2025 theme is: 'My Voice in American Democracy'

Amount: up to $15,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  • Participants must be individuals between the ages of 14 – 18 when applying and not older than 18 by the end of the entry period (November 4, 2021). 
  • Participants must be legal residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. 
  • Participants must have started their project on or before June 3, 2024.
  • Winners must bring one chaperone to the in-person event in April.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
Deadline: 09/28/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

For more information, visit Prudential's FAQ's at .

Amount: $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Fossi is looking for students interested in making an impact and innovation through science, engineering, and math. 

  • A high school student looking to make the world or your community a better place?
  • Plan to attend an HBCU next year?
  • Have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math?
Deadline: 01/31/2023
Website:
Additional Information:

Preferred majors may include, but are not limited to:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Computer Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Material Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • IT
  • Sustainability
  • Agriculture/Science

Amount: Up to $10,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • High School Senior
  • Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet
  • Commitment to education by maintaining in excess of a 3.0 grade point average
  • Commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team
  • United States Citizen
Deadline: 04/15/2024
Website:
Additional Information:

The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements.

Amount: $500 - $40,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to all class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US territories. 

 
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category: General
Additional Information:

The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six steps, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12, Other
Requirements:

Artworks on current events are eligible for $2,000 scholarships.

Works about personal grief, loss, and bereavement are eligible for $2,500 scholarships/travel funds.

High School seniors submitting a portfolio of six works are eligible for scholarships of up to $12,500.

Summer Scholarships - Full tuition scholarships are available to attend summer art or writing programs.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category: General
Additional Information:

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards partner with dedicated individuals, foundations, and corporations to offer creative challenges and scholarship opportunities to students.

Amount: $1,250 - $10,000
Grades: 11
Requirements:

Scholarship applications are restricted to high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Deadline: Ongoing
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Amount: $2,000 - $25,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Eligible participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age of 20 years on the date of the national contest who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school). The curriculum of the school must be considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade 9 and terminating with grade 12. Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the department that they enter competition. 

To request more information, visit .

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Annual American Legion 3-Position Junior Air Rifle Championship

Two Categories:

Precision: Winner will receive $5,000 in college scholarships

Sporter: Winner will receive $5,000 in college scholarships

These scholarships are provided in part by The American Legion and The Sons of the American Legion.

Second place finishers in each category will each receive $1,000 in college scholarships generously provided by The American Legion Auxiliary.

Junior Shooting Sports scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarships upon enrollment to an accredited trade school, college, or university in the United States. All scholarship claims are a two-party check: to the student AND the school.

Scholarship recipients must utilize the total award within eight (8) years, excluding active military duty or religious mission.

The winners in both Precision and Sporter category will receive an expense paid trip to The American Legion National Convention where they will be honored as part of the Youth Champions Delegation.

 
Deadline: Varies
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.

ArmyROTCscholarships consist of:

  • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Whatever your passion, there are a number of scholarships for you to consider. To view all available scholarships, please click .

Deadline: Ongoing
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The USF Foundation Scholarship Office is here to offer support to the USF student community through scholarship aid from USF Foundation donors. We are committed to being the best resource of customer service to past, present and future USF students and educating and encouraging the development of these students into future philanthropists.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Must be US citizen and at least 17 years of age
  • Minimum scores on at least one test: 1000 SAT/22 ACT/74 ASVAB

For additional requirements visit .

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

For more information, contact Sergeant Dowling at 407-398-9434 or Durrell.Dowling@marines.usmc.mil.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college).
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Denny's Hungry for Education™ scholarship program recognizes students by awarding them with scholarships for their ideas to help Denny’s unite communities.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

See website for criteria and eligibility.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Applying for a Stamps Scholarship is easy: just apply to one or more of our partner schools. If you qualify, you’ll automatically be considered for a Stamps award.

Click to view the partner schools.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • High school seniors
  • cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
  • U.S. citizen or resident
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

The SuperCollege Scholarship is available to all students — high school, undergraduate, graduate, and returning adults. Win up to $1,000 in funds applicable for tuition, room and board, books, or other education-related expenses. Applicants must complete an online form. The recipient will be chosen based on completeness of the application.

Amount: $200
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Apply for the monthly Varsity Tutors Scholarship for a chance to win a $200 grand prize. Students must submit an essay, promote their essay on social media, and score the most votes. 

Amount: $2,500
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Applicant must be at least 13-years-old.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in 8th - 12th grade in a school. Homeschool qualifies as well.
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Cirkled In is the award-winning, secure, FREE platform for students to create an electronic portfolio showcasing their holistic skills and achievements. Get discovered by colleges and increase your success rate for all applications - from internships to summer jobs and more.

Amount: Up to $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To qualify, applicants must graduate in calendar year 2022 with a GPA of 2.5 or above and enroll in a participating career college. Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate commitment to community service and/or financial need.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
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Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Entries should be 650 words or less.
  • Students in 11th or 12th grades are eligible to enter.
  • The contest is open to residents of the United States and its territories.
Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Scholarships for Writers of Color are available to all people of color—historically underrepresented non-white people—who aspire to improve their writing skills, either in the fields of creative writing or elsewhere. With more diversity, the world of writing becomes wiser and more vibrant.

We offer the following scholarships, each of which will go to at least three winners on an annual basis.

Scriptwriting Scholarship

  • Choice of two scriptwriting courses (Online, Zoom, or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the courses, plus the latest version of Final Draft

  • Application window: December 1 – February 15

 

College Admission Essay Coaching Scholarship

  • One-on-one sessions in our College Essay Coaching program
  • Application window: March 1 – May 15

Publish a Book Scholarship

  • Query Letter Coaching with a literary agent, plus a seat at a Pitching Roundtable at a Gotham Writers Conference, plus classes in How to Get Published and Nonfiction Book Proposal

  • Application window: June 1 – August 15

Creative Writing Scholarship

  • Choice of three creative writing courses (Online, Zoom, or NYC), plus a one-on-one Mentorship after completion of the three courses
  • Application window: September 1 – November 15

 

 

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Scholarships are based on academic merit, extracurricular activities (e.g., community service organizations, ROTC, Robotics, etc.), talents, or demographics. Some scholarships consider financial need and will require that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

After you submit your initial application, we encourage you to check periodically to see if any additional scholarships become available. 

Please note: You must  to log in to the scholarship application and begin applying for scholarships. 

Deadline: Ongoing
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This scholarship is for Ҵý County high school seniors attending a post-secondary institution in the fall who have made a positive impact on their community through their community service efforts.

Please see your school's Career Specialist for the application

 
Deadline: 04/15/2024
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Amount: $250 - $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Short essay and video submission required. 

Deadline: 04/30/2024
Website:
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Scholarships for graduating seniors who have a sibling diagnosed with Autism.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must attend WCHS
  • Minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA
  • At least 60 documented service hours
  • Two letters of recommendation (one teacher, one peer)
  • Essay
Deadline: 04/29/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Click for more information and to download the application.

 

Amount: up to $2,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicants must plan to pursue a degree or certificate at a trade school, 2-year or 4-year institution.
  • Applicants must hold a 2.5 GPA or above.
  • Applicants must attach the current year's Student Aid Report (SAR) generated by FAFSA to their application.
  • Applicants must share examples of their dedication to community service and how they plan to "pay it forward" in their future endeavors.
Deadline: 04/30/2024
Website:
Category:
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Spherion's franchisee-funded Sandy Mazur Excellence in Leadership scholarship awards up to $2,500 to outstanding students who wish to further their education with college, technical, or skilled training.This scholarshiphonors the contributions of past Spherion president Sandy Mazur and recognizes students who best represent the excellence and passion Sandy displayed during her distinguished 16-year tenure as President of Spherion.

Amount: $2000
Grades: , 12
Requirements:

Graduating Seniors, from any Ҵý County High School, Charter School, Private School or Home School are eligible if the below criteria are met.

  • Must be a Registered Republican (or Pre-Registered).
  • Minimum Cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Current Senior of any Ҵý County, Florida High School.
  • Must attend or plan to an accredited Community College, University, or Vocational School in Florida.
Deadline: 04/12/2024
Website:
Category: General
Additional Information:

ESSAY TOPIC:

“What is the importance of conservative values for young people in today’s world?”

The 2024 application is available at your high school career counselor’s office. You can also download the 2024 application (PDF) below and either email or postal mail it to the addresses listed below.

Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024, by 5:00 PM (EST).

 the application

Two Options to Submit Completed Applications and Essays:
1. Email:  info@pascogop.com
2. Postal Mail: 12043 Cobble Stone Drive, Hudson, FL 34667

If you have any questions about the application or essay please feel free to call us at (727) 863-5400 or email us at  info@pascogop.com, thank you, and good luck!

Amount: $1,000 - $3,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  1. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the United States who will be attending college in 2024 (community college or a 4-year university!)
  2. Applicants must write a short essay (300-500 words or more) to show us how you demonstrate school spirit
Deadline: 05/01/2024
Website:
Category:
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1st Place Spiritwear is passionate about providing opportunities for students who are excited and show their school spirit! Studies have found that people who show their school spirit tend to not only show support and approval of their school, but they also tend to perform better academically, feel happier, engage more civically and participate more socially.

Amount: $1000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

1. Be a high school senior who will graduate from high school in Summer 2024.

2. Reside in or attend high school in one of the following surrounding counties: Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Ҵý, and Pinellas.

3. Have participated in extracurricular school activities, community service, or other volunteer work.

4. Have and maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

5. Must be a graduating senior in class of 2024 planning to or is currently registered in a course of study at an accredited four-year college or university, community college, or vocational/technical trade school in the United States.

6. Submit a completed Harram Temple No. 23 Prince Hall Shriners Watts Sanderson Jr. Memorial Educational Grant application package electronically by May 3, 2024.

a) This will include uploading the following documents to be submitted electronically along with your application: Two (2) letters of recommendation and your personal essay.

7. Send an official high school transcript electronically to: harram23wsj@gmail.com by the May 3, 2024 deadline.

8. Submit a TYPED, one-page 450 to 500-word essay, describing personal challenges you overcame, academic and career goals, and how you plan to use your education or training to help society at large. This will be submitted with your online application.

9. Note: Must present proof of actual enrollment/registration at an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical trade school prior to disbursement of any educational grant funds.

Deadline: 05/03/2024
Website:
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The Watts Sanderson, Jr. Memorial Educational Grant Program is established to assist selected high school students to continue their educational goals. Harram Temple No. 23, Prince Hall Shriners

are excited to award five (5) $1,000.00 educational grants, to selected high school students, to help them achieve their dreams of attending a college, university, or vocational/technical trade school. The Watts Sanderson, Jr. Memorial Educational Grant program recognizes students for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement. Educational grants are awarded based on academic achievement, awards, honors, leadership, involvement in school activities, community/volunteer activities, and financial need. Educational grants are awarded without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, or national origin.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To enter the scholarship contest, students should submit a creative entry via Tik Tok, Instagram, or YouTube () addressing one of the following topics:

  • Explain a family, social, or school situation in which your leadership made the difference. What was accomplished?
  • Why do you believe you deserve this scholarship & what impact will you make?
  • What or who has been your biggest influence or inspiration?
  • What does “Innovation” mean to you? Explain how you plan to use “Innovation” in the future to make an impact on the world through your career or academics.
  • Tell us about a time that you had to be brave or stand up for what you believed in.
  • Tell us about a contribution you’ve made in your community.
 
Deadline: 05/06/2024
Website:
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Amount: $1,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • An incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the Fall of 2021 in good academic standing)
  • Attending any 2 year or 4 year accredited college or university as a full-time student
  • Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000 word or less essay on why Aging Matters to the applicant.
Deadline: 05/15/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Amount: $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Scholarships are given to students who will be attending college or a trade school.
  • Answer essay question:  How would a Spirit of Drew Scholarship help you make a positive impact and continue your work in the LGBTQ+ community?
  • Answer essay question:  In what ways has your intersectionality impacted you as a leader, or what have you learned from those who are intersectional?
Deadline: 05/15/2024
Website:
Category:
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The Spirit of Dru Scholarship

The Dru Project gives scholarships to students who truly exemplify Drew's spirit and desire for unity, inclusion, and love. We feel that setting young leaders up for success is the best way to change the future.

This year’s scholarship period is open between March 18 and May 15, 2024.

For our 2024 scholarship class, we are offering five $5000 scholarships to LGBTQ+ college, graduate, and trade school students doing incredible things in their community as advocates.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com.

Deadline: 05/21/2024
Website:
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • The applicant must:

  • Maintain a minimum, cumulative, unweighted GPA of a 3.7/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies;
  • Be a full citizen of the United States of America;
  • Be in the high school graduating Class of 2025, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study towards a degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
  • Show proven excellence in extracurricular activities, be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic, demonstrate active participation in community service and/or civic minded arenas; and
  • Submit the following three components by the Application Deadline:
    • Online Application;
    • Two required Letters of Recommendation (one must come from current school affiliated personnel); and
    • Transcript certifying academic performance - unofficial copy is acceptable.
Deadline: 05/22/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Amount: $500-$2000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Are you a high school student? You can help yourself and help your school by a) making a 1 to 2 minute video or b) writing an essay from 250 to 500 words addressing the topic below.

Winning students will receive scholarship money towards post secondary education. The schools of the winning students will receive free STOP THE BLEED®Kits.

This year’s program consists of National Scholarships and Frontline Family Scholarships. Please note that these scholarships have separate applications. Eligible students can apply for both scholarships. Students are limited to one scholarship award.

Eligibility is limited to high school age students in the US and its territories.

Any questions? email us attheteam@stopthebleedproject.org

Deadline: 05/31/2024
Website:
Category:
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The STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program has granted over $175,000 in scholarship awards based upon inspiring essays and videos. The 2024 scholarship cycle will open for applications in early April 2024.

Amount: $3000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior.
  • Must be a GTE Financial Member. For more information on how to become a GTE Financial member please visit www.gtefinancial.org, click Personal and Open an Account under Spend & Save at the top of the page
  • Applicant must have atleast a 2.0 GPA.
 
Deadline: 06/02/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

This scholarship is for GTE members that are high school seniors and who plan to enroll full time to attend a 2-4 year accredited college/university in the fall. If you have any questions please contact the GTE Finacial Scholarship Team at scholarships@gtefinancial.org.

Amount: $2,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 05/31/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money. ARI has held student essay contests on Ayn Rand’s fiction since 1986, awarding over $2.2 million in prize money to contest winners! This year we will award more than $40,000 to hundreds of students worldwide.

Amount: $5000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a trade student.
  • Must be a GTE Financial Member
Deadline: 06/02/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Scholarship for GTE Financial student members who will be attending an accredited trade school in the Fall. If you have any questions please contact the GTE Financial Scholarship Team at scholarships@gtefinancial.org

Amount: $25,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 06/07/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors.

Deadline: 06/10/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: 

Topic:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Amount: $500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior.

Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
Deadline: 06/19/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

The Big Sun Athletic Organization is dedicated to providing an opportunity for young athletes to learn and to excel. We are developing programs in all sports in our community in an effort to keep our children motivated, healthy and to teach them the value of teamwork.

Amount: $25,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 06/14/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Amount: $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This Scholarship celebrates and supports young people who are doing work inspired by (or similar to) Pedro’s health and social justice activism.This work is not exclusive to HIV/AIDS! If your work is change-making in other areas of social justice and health justice, this scholarship is probably for you!

The scholarship is open to current or incoming undergraduate students (ages 27 and younger) enrolled in a U.S. community college or four-year university. Since 2009, more than $600,000 has been provided in financial support to 154 scholars through generous support from Gilead Sciences and other partners.

  • currently be ahigh school senior
  • have done community service
Deadline: 07/16/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Dedicated to continuing Pedro’s legacy, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship supports the academic pursuits of young activists working in their communities who carry Pedro’s torch forward. These young activists pursue a bold vision: never again will a community be harmed because of fear, silence, discrimination, stigma, or hate.

The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship strives for equity across all lines. From increasing scholarship offerings to HBCU and HSI recipients to expanding visibility for LGBTQ+ students, this scholarship strives to ensure that young activists from all walks of life have the opportunity to carry Pedro’s torch forward and make a difference in their communities.

Amount: $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • must currently be a high school senior
  • must have done community service
  • have passion for the arts as the vehicle for their own HIV/AIDS community activism and expression

Visit this for additional eligibility information.

 

 

 
Deadline: 07/16/2024
Website:
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Additional Information:

This scholarship, created in honor of Mary Bowman's legacy by ViiV Healthcare and the National AIDS Memorial, is intended to support other accomplished young artivists like her.

Amount: $5,000 - $30,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions.
Deadline: 10/31/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Veterans of Foreign Wars offers two scholarship opportunities:

  • Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The 2024-2025 thems is "Is America Today Our Forefathers' Vision?"

     

  • The Patriot's Pen essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme.  The 2024-2025 theme is: 'My Voice in American Democracy'

Amount: up to $15,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  • Participants must be individuals between the ages of 14 – 18 when applying and not older than 18 by the end of the entry period (November 4, 2021). 
  • Participants must be legal residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. 
  • Participants must have started their project on or before June 3, 2024.
  • Winners must bring one chaperone to the in-person event in April.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
Deadline: 09/28/2024
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

For more information, visit Prudential's FAQ's at .

Amount: $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Fossi is looking for students interested in making an impact and innovation through science, engineering, and math. 

  • A high school student looking to make the world or your community a better place?
  • Plan to attend an HBCU next year?
  • Have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math?
Deadline: 01/31/2023
Website:
Category:
Additional Information:

Preferred majors may include, but are not limited to:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Computer Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Material Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • IT
  • Sustainability
  • Agriculture/Science

Amount: Up to $10,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • High School Senior
  • Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet
  • Commitment to education by maintaining in excess of a 3.0 grade point average
  • Commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team
  • United States Citizen
Deadline: 04/15/2024
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The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements.