Scholarships for High School Seniors

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Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships

The PGSF Scholarship targets students pursuing graphic communications courses in technical, undergraduate, and graduate schools across the United States and awards them grants to support their education.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
November 14, 2023
Application Deadline
May 1, 2024
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$1,000–$5,000
185 Award Winners
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$10,000
42 Award Winners

Generation Google Scholarship (North America)

Prospective computer science or computer engineering students can win a $10,000 scholarship.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2024
Application Deadline
May 19, 2024
Closing in 25 Days
$10,000
42 Award Winners
Open
$5,000
2 Award Winners

Sage Michaela Lucas “Timing is Everything” Scholarship

Students that identify as black indigenous or persons of color and are pursuing a career in aesthetics, skincare formulation, and/or cosmetic chemistry are eligible for a $5,000 award.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Graduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2024
Application Deadline
May 31, 2024
Open
$5,000
2 Award Winners
Open
$6,000–$10,000
1 Award Winner

Louis T. Klauder Scholarship

The Louis T. Klauder Scholarship is an annual award of up to $10,000 to an applicant wishing to pursue a career in the rail-transit industry as electrical or mechanical engineer.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
March 12, 2024
Application Deadline
June 6, 2024
Open
$6,000–$10,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$6,000–$10,000
1 Award Winner

Parsons Brinckerhoff-Jim Lammie Scholarship

The Parsons Brinckerhoff-Jim Lammie Scholarship awards scholarships of up to $60,000 to students or transit professionals with an interest in a career in the public transportation engineering sector.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
March 12, 2024
Application Deadline
June 6, 2024
Open
$6,000–$10,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winner

CALAHE Competitive Scholarship

The Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE) offers $1,000 to Hispanic high school seniors and undergraduate students to pursue undergraduate degrees and ease its expenses.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 7, 2024
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$500
1 Award Winner

GoFoodservice Scholarship

GoFoodService offers a $500 scholarship to a high school senior or undergraduate student enrolled in a hospitality management or culinary arts program at an accredited university or college in Kentucky.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – College Freshman
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 15, 2024
Open
$500
1 Award Winner
Open
$5,000–$10,000
1 Award Winner

Women’s Opportunity Scholarship Fund

The Women's Opportunity Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to women who plan to attend or are currently enrolled in a North Dakota college, university, or trade school.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
March 29, 2024
Application Deadline
June 15, 2024
Open
$5,000–$10,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$500
1 Award Winner

Michigan Oil & Gas Producers Education Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship is open to Michigan high school graduates and college students pursuing degrees that lead to careers in the crude oil and natural gas exploration and production fields.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – College Junior
Application Open Date
April 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 16, 2024
Open
$500
1 Award Winner
Open
$1,500–$6,000
4 Award Winners

APWA Nevada Intern-Focused Scholarship Program

The American Public Works Association Nevada Chapter offers awards ranging from $1,500 to $6,000 to college/university students studying civil engineering, survey, science, and public work-related fields.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 18, 2024
Open
$1,500–$6,000
4 Award Winners
Open
$5,000
6 Award Winners

First in Family Humanist Scholarship: Freedom From Religion Foundation Forward Freethought Scholarship

The First in Family Humanist Scholarship: Freedom From Religion Foundation Forward Freethought Scholarship awards six $5,000 scholarships for undergraduate studies.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
March 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 21, 2024
Open
$5,000
6 Award Winners
Open
$500–$5,000
32 Award Winners

KASF Midwestern Regional Chapter Scholarships

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships for all academic levels ranging from $500 to $5,000 to eligible students to complete their desired degrees. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Graduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 30, 2024
Open
$500–$5,000
32 Award Winners
Open
$500–$5,000
1 Award Winner

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Western Regional Chapter

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to students of Korean heritage who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate programs of their choice at schools in the Western Region.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Graduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 30, 2024
Open
$500–$5,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$5,000
16 Award Winners

The Kia Great Unknowns Scholarship

The Great Unknowns Scholarship supports high-school seniors planning to pursue an undergraduate program related to sciences, technology, engineering, arts, or math. The scholarships are renewable annually depending on performance.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 30, 2024
Open
$5,000
16 Award Winners
Open
$20,000–$60,000
100 Award Winners

Georgia HOPE Scholarship

The Georgia HOPE Scholarship offers educational funds of $20,000 to $60,000 to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in an eligible college or university in Georgia annually.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – High School Graduate
Application Open Date
November 1, 2023
Application Deadline
July 1, 2024
Open
$20,000–$60,000
100 Award Winners
Open
$2,000
1 Award Winner

North Dakota Native American Scholarship

The North Dakota University System offers the North Dakota Indian Scholarship to qualifying undergraduate and graduate students in North Dakota to pursue their degrees in the fields of their choice.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2024
Application Deadline
July 15, 2024
Open
$2,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$250–$1,000
3 Award Winners

Global Perspectives Scholarship

The Rustic Pathways Global Perspectives Scholarship is a $1,000 award for students attending a college or university in the United States.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
November 1, 2023
Application Deadline
August 25, 2024
Open
$250–$1,000
3 Award Winners
Closed
$500–$5,000
48 Award Winners

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship offers need-based scholarships of between $500 and $5,000 to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in accredited colleges in the U.S.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – College Sophomore
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 7, 2023
Closed
$500–$5,000
48 Award Winners
Closed
$8,000
16 Award Winners

PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program

PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program offers $8,000 to 16 deserving students as means to enhance the recruitment and retention of talented students enrolled in golf management university programs.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 7, 2023
Closed
$8,000
16 Award Winners
Closed
$12,000
1 Award Winner

Dorrance Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for first-generation high school graduate students planning to enroll at a public university in Arizona. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 9, 2023
Closed
$12,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$600–$2,500
2 Award Winners

Norman J. Crabtree Memorial Aviation Scholarship

The Norman J. Crabtree Memorial Aviation Scholarship awards $2,500 to students pursuing a degree in aviation or $600 to those pursuing an A&P certificate in Ohio.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 3, 2023
Application Deadline
February 11, 2023
Closed
$600–$2,500
2 Award Winners
Closed
$2,000–$8,000
1 Award Winner

James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta awards the James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund of $2,000 for undergraduate study in ministry human services, arts, music, and sciences.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
December 6, 2022
Application Deadline
February 15, 2023
Closed
$2,000–$8,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$6,000
6 Award Winners

Minnesota Masonic Charities Signature Scholarship

Minnesota Masonic Charities annually offers the Minnesota Masonic Charities Signature Scholarships of $6,000 to six high school seniors/graduates to pursue higher education at a college or university.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – High School Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
February 15, 2023
Closed
$6,000
6 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000–$2,000
1 Award Winner

MSPE Scholarships

Michigan Society of Professional Engineers offers the MSPE Scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, for students seeking engineering degrees at Michigan colleges and universities with ABET accreditation.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 15, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$2,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$5,000–$20,000
1 Award Winner

Nancy Penn Lyons Scholarship Fund

The Nancy Penn Lyons Scholarship Fund awards high school seniors $5,000 scholarships to complete their education at private or out-of-state universities.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 15, 2023
Closed
$5,000–$20,000
1 Award Winner

About High School Senior Scholarships 2023

Your senior year of high school is busy – you’re reaching the end of an era, trying to do well in your finals while also applying to colleges and universities. Those college applications are time-consuming and studying for finals is a top priority so finding space to search for scholarships may be a bit low on the list. High school seniors have a lot to consider as they prepare for college, and scholarships can be an important part of the equation. Scholarships can help students reduce their cost of attendance, allowing them to pursue higher education without taking on large amounts of debt. In addition to providing financial assistance, scholarships also provide recognition and motivation for high-achieving students. Winning a scholarship is an accomplishment that will look good on resumes and college applications, thus giving those who receive one a leg up in the admissions process. For all these reasons, it’s important for high school seniors to actively seek out available scholarships when planning their future endeavors.

High school seniors have many opportunities to apply for scholarships that can help pay for college — most organizations are looking for incoming freshmen. These scholarships are typically merit-based and range from covering full tuition to just a portion. Many organizations, civil groups, and corporations offer numerous scholarships specifically designated for high school seniors. Additionally, there are many national scholarship programs available each year that specifically target high school seniors as well. Many colleges award merit-based scholarships based on a student’s grades, test scores, and extracurricular activities. You should take advantage of every opportunity to apply for a scholarship, as it can make a huge difference when paying for college.

10 easy high school senior scholarships

Your senior year is busy, we get it, so you probably don’t have a ton of time to sift through the hundreds of scholarships out there. We gathered 10 scholarships that you can apply for relatively quickly and are open to high school seniors across the country.

ScholarshipAward Amount
Cameron Impact Scholarship$20,000–$50,000
Burger King Scholars$1,000–$50,000
Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship$10,000
Free Speech Essay Contest$500–$10,000
Stuck at Prom$500–$10,000
We The Students Scholarship Contest$500–$7,500
Straight A Scholarship$2,000–$5,000
Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship$1,500
Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship$1,000
DNA Day Essay Contest$100–$1,000

Scholarships for female high school seniors 2023

Scholarships for female high school seniors are a great way for young women to continue their education, gain the skills and resources needed for successful career paths, and potentially reduce financial stress. With the cost of college tuition rising each year, scholarships can provide a valuable resource to help cover expenses. Some scholarships are based on academic merit, while others are awarded for financial need. Many organizations offer scholarships specifically for female high school seniors, often with an emphasis on leadership or community service.

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities available to female high school seniors. Some scholarships are specific to certain areas of study, such as math and science; others may be open to all majors. Some of our favorite scholarships include the Distinguished Young Women Program which awards between $500 and $3,000 to female entrants aged between 15 and 19. The Society of Women Engineers has numerous scholarships programs such as the SWE – Detroit Section High School Scholarship that awards $1,000 to female high school senior looking to pursue one of the many engineering fields. The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum established the SAWF Scholarship Program to encourage and help support female students pursuing a STEM field by awarding them between $1,000 and $5,000.

By providing opportunities for women to pursue post-secondary degrees, we create pathways for them to gain access to skilled jobs, promotions, and social advancement. They also help reduce financial barriers that are obstacles to young women from low-income backgrounds, who often lack the resources needed to pay for college. Scholarships are also beneficial for female students attending predominantly male schools, as they provide extra support to help them feel included and acknowledged in their learning environment. Scholarships can boost confidence and motivation in recipients, helping to create a more level playing field where all students, regardless of gender or financial status, can thrive. Overall, scholarships designed to support young female students are an invaluable asset in the fight for gender equity and educational opportunity.

Cost of College for High School Seniors

The cost of college can vary drastically, depending on which college or university the student is planning to attend. According to the College Board’s Trends in Higher Education report for 2019-2020, the national average tuition and fees for a four-year private college were $36,880.

The most affordable colleges included the University of Wyoming with an annual tuition rate of $5,747, the University of Utah at $7,080, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a yearly tuition rate of $8,402. With a bit of research and dedication to finding scholarships and grants, high school seniors can find college options that will fit their budget.

In addition to tuition costs, other factors to consider when choosing a college or university include the total cost of attendance, including room and board. Students should research any scholarships and grants available to them to help reduce the overall cost of their education. With commitment and dedication to researching all options, high school seniors can undoubtedly find an affordable college that will get them ready for a successful future.

Tips for Winning High School Senior Scholarships 2023

1. Start early: Start researching and applying for scholarships as soon as you can. Many scholarships have early deadlines, so the earlier you can submit your applications the better your chances of winning a scholarship.

2. Be organized and thorough: Make sure to fill out all parts of the application accurately and completely. Pay attention to the details, such as using proper spelling and grammar, submitting all required materials, and following instructions. We recommend that you plan your essay. Most scholarship applications ask for an essay – either on a provided topic or a motivational essay in which you explain why you deserve the scholarship based on your goals for the future. We have an article on How To Write a Scholarship Essay that goes into more detail.

3. Prepare well for video submissions: If your application process requires a video recording or an interview we recommend that you prepare and practice before. For videos, write a script in response to the questions, if any are provided so that you can rehearse what you’d like to say before making a recording. Your video will sound more natural, unrushed, and more thought out than if you just recorded it on the spot. For interviews, find a list of common interview questions and write out some answers to them. Ask a friend or parent to do mock interviews with you before, not only to help you practice your answers but also to soothe any nerves and anxiety. Having a rough idea of what to expect will help you be more confident on the day.

Good luck! With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to securing the perfect scholarships for you.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any full-ride scholarships for high school seniors 2023?

Yes, there are more than 20 scholarships that offer full-ride college scholarships to high school seniors. The award amount varies for each scholarship, but each one offers a minimum award amount of $20,000. Some examples include the Most Valuable Student Competition, Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship, and the Evans Scholars Program.

Are there scholarships for female high school seniors?

Yes, our Scholaroo database has around 30 scholarships that call for applications from female high school seniors. You may want to check out The Science Ambassador Scholarship and The Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship which offers a college scholarship to the value of $20,000 to female high school seniors for their undergraduate studies. Head to our Scholarships for Women page to see what else we have.

Do high school seniors need to file for FAFSA?

Yes, you need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most scholarships are need-based, which means they cater to students who do not have the financial means to afford their education. By filing the FAFSA and receiving a Student Aid Report (SAR) which you will need to attach to applications as proof of financial need. By completing this you immediately become eligible for many scholarship opportunities. Ensure that you do this on time — check the dates for your state.

Is it too late to apply for scholarships as a high school senior 2023?

Absolutely not, in fact, the most popular time to apply for scholarships is in your senior year. Many scholarship sponsors are looking to help students graduating from high school pursue higher education. Many scholarships for high seniors will provide funding for the entire four years of college or university. As incoming college freshmen, graduating high school seniors are the perfect target for companies and organizations looking to nurture, support, and guide the next generation. Start preparing your applications and documents from the start of the year.