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Courageous Persuaders Video Contest

$250–$3,000
15 Award Winners

Courageous Persuaders offers scholarships to high school students, who demonstrate strong persuasive skills through 30-second video submission, to encourage them to enroll in an undergraduate degree program.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 4, 2023
Closed
$250–$3,000
15 Award Winners
Deadline Approaching

AG Day Essay Contest

$1,000
2 Award Winners

The Ag Day Essay Contest awards two high school students $1,000 for the best written and video essay.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 13, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$1,000
2 Award Winners
Deadline Approaching

Music Committee Scholarship

$1,000
1 Award Winner

The Music Committee Scholarship offers $1,000 to talented high school students in Kansas who will major or minor in music at an approved Kansas institution.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 15, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Deadline Approaching

Clair A. Hill Scholarship & ACWA Scholarship

$5,000
1 Award Winner

The Clair Hill Scholarship is given to undergraduates pursuing a degree in any field of water resources. These include engineering, urban water supply, environmental studies, and more.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Deadline Approaching

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

$11,000
1 Award Winner

Every year, The Gallery Collection hosts the Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest for high school, college, and university students. Applicants submit a design and could win a $10,000 scholarship.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
June 7, 2022
Application Deadline
March 2, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$11,000
1 Award Winner
Deadline Approaching

DNA Day Essay Contest

$100–$1,000
13 Award Winners

The DNA Day Essay contest offers a total of $3,000 to 13 recipient winners as well as genetics material grants to teachers.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 7, 2023
Application Deadline
March 7, 2023
Deadline Approaching
$100–$1,000
13 Award Winners
Open

Be the Boss Scholarship

$2,000
1 Award Winner

The Be the Boss Scholarship, valued at $2,000 each, is awarded to two female undergraduates who are striving for leadership positions.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
October 16, 2022
Application Deadline
March 15, 2023
Open
$2,000
1 Award Winner
Open

Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition

$5,000
1 Award Winner

High school students are awarded a $5,000 prize for a science project. Finalists get $1,000 each, winner’s high school receives $1,000, and the referring teacher wins $1,000. Projects must serve humanity.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
August 28, 2022
Application Deadline
March 27, 2023
Open
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Open

USPAACC – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship

$10,000
14 Award Winners

USPAACC offers Asian and Pacific Islander high school students this scholarship to assist them in continuing their education and to recognize those who demonstrate initiative and creativity in community-building ideas.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
November 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 31, 2023
Open
$10,000
14 Award Winners
Open

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

$20,000–$33,000
1 Award Winner

VFX Auxiliary organizes the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, where one student can win $33,000.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
August 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 31, 2023
Open
$20,000–$33,000
1 Award Winner
Open

Real World Design Challenge

$50,000
7 Award Winners

The Real World Design Challenge Scholars Program offers a diverse number of $50,000 scholarships for high school students who are part of the winning team.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 24, 2023
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Open
$50,000
7 Award Winners
Open

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition International

$5,000–$15,000
4 Award Winners

The SJWP International Competition recognizes a high school student aged 15 and older from any of the 40 participating countries, who has developed a project that solves a water-related issue.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
April 15, 2023
Open
$5,000–$15,000
4 Award Winners
Open

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

$1,417–$1,714
1 Award Winner

The scholarship provides a tuition credit for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college/university, based on students' scores on MCAS tests.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 1, 2023
Open
$1,417–$1,714
1 Award Winner
Open

$1,000 Countdown to College Scholarship Deadline

$1,000
1 Award Winner

The Countdown to College Scholarship provides up to $1,000 in financial aid to high school students who intend to attend college.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 5, 2023
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Open

Patricia W. Edwards Memorial Art Scholarship

$500
1 Award Winner

The Rhode Island Foundation offers the Patricia W. Edwards Memorial Art Scholarship of $500 to one high school student to pursue art programs at a Rhode Island institution.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Junior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 23, 2023
Open
$500
1 Award Winner
Open

Believe in Ohio Statewide STEM Scholarship

$1,000–$2,500
4 Award Winners

High school students are awarded $1,000 to $2,500 for winning the Believe in Ohio STEM Plan Competition and Scholarship Program. The award is intended to pursue undergraduate degrees in STEM-related fields.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 1, 2023
Open
$1,000–$2,500
4 Award Winners
Open

Fourth Circuit Essay Contest

$1,000–$2,000
3 Award Winners

The United States Court Of Appeals For The Fourth Circuit offers the Fourth Circuit Essay Contest to high school students with awards of $1,000, $1,500, and $2,000.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 15, 2023
Open
$1,000–$2,000
3 Award Winners
Open

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

$1,000
1 Award Winner

The scholarship is an effort to help eradicate the menace of cyberbullying by getting young students involved in championing the cause with their innovative ideas.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
November 20, 2022
Application Deadline
June 30, 2023
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Open

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

$500–$1,000
3 Award Winners

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship offers a merit-based program, with awards of $500 to $1,000 to three selected students.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
July 31, 2023
Open
$500–$1,000
3 Award Winners
Open

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

$1,000
1 Award Winner

Staunch supporter of don't text and drive? Write a brief essay explaining why and win $1,000.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – College Senior
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
September 1, 2023
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Open

Extraordinary Scholarship

$1,000
5 Award Winners

Five high school students from Texas can be awarded the Extraordinary Scholarship of $1,000, administered by Daniel Stark to pursue their undergraduate studies annually.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 1, 2023
Open
$1,000
5 Award Winners
Open

CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest

$500
2 Award Winners

CJ Pony Parts, a Mustang parts retailer, gives two $500 scholarships to individuals pursuing post-secondary education annually.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
October 15, 2023
Open
$500
2 Award Winners
Open

Unigo Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

$2,000
1 Award Winner

The Unigo Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship for zombie fans provides a $2,000 scholarship to a zombie apocalypse enthusiast who has a sound apocalypse-survival plan.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
October 31, 2022
Application Deadline
October 31, 2023
Open
$2,000
1 Award Winner
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IvyPanda Essay Writing Contest Scholarship

$500–$1,000
2 Award Winners

IvyPanda is an educational center that was founded in 2015. They will provide two scholarships to students from anywhere in the world who excel at writing essays.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 30, 2023
Opening Soon
$500–$1,000
2 Award Winners
Closed

Stuck at Prom Scholarship

$500–$10,000
10 Award Winners

Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest awards more than $20,000 worth of cash gifts to high schoolers with the best Duck Brand Duct Tape-inspired dress or tux.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – High School Senior
Application Open Date
March 30, 2023
Application Deadline
June 8, 2023
Closed
$500–$10,000
10 Award Winners