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$2,500
3 Award Winners

Edna Yelland Minority Scholarship

The California Library Association offers $2,500 to three California minority graduate students pursuing a graduate degree program in library and information science at one of the ALA-accredited universities.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
May 15, 2024
Application Deadline
July 23, 2024
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$2,500
3 Award Winners
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$50–$1,000
3 Award Winners

Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing

Learncurious annually awards the Phyllis J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing to three high school junior and senior students across the U.S. to further their education.

Eligible Grades
High School Junior – High School Senior
Application Open Date
February 20, 2024
Application Deadline
July 23, 2024
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$50–$1,000
3 Award Winners
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$5,000–$10,000
2 Award Winners

Exabeam Cybersecurity Scholarship

Exabeam offers two awards worth $10,000 and $5,000 to students pursuing education and a career in cybersecurity.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
May 26, 2024
Application Deadline
July 31, 2024
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$5,000–$10,000
2 Award Winners
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$5,000
2 Award Winners

Pass the Torch Teacher Scholarships

Two undergraduate students pursuing careers in teaching will be awarded – one award of $5,000 is for an elementary education scholar and another $5,000 for a secondary education scholar.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
July 31, 2024
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$5,000
2 Award Winners
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$2,000
3 Award Winners

AASF Memorial Scholarships

The Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation offers three scholarships to students of all levels pursuing professional careers in aviation. Applicants must have been residing in Alaska for at least two years.

Eligible Grades
College Sophomore
Application Open Date
May 1, 2024
Application Deadline
July 31, 2024
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$2,000
3 Award Winners
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$1,000
4 Award Winners

Book Your Summer Scholarship

The Book Your Summer Scholarship, funded by the state of Utah, annually awards four high school students from every region in Utah to pursue undergraduate studies of choice.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
May 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 1, 2024
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$1,000
4 Award Winners
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$1,000
2 Award Winners

KsAWWA Terry L. McKanna Scholarship

The Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association offers the Terry L. McKanna Scholarship to Kansas high school graduate students pursuing undergraduate degrees in engineering-related programs in Kansas.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 1, 2024
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$1,000
2 Award Winners
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$2,000
2 Award Winners

NCAWA Sarah Parker Scholarship

The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA) offers the Sarah Parker Scholarship to two deserving female students enrolled at one of the accredited law schools in North Carolina.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
May 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 2, 2024
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$2,000
2 Award Winners
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$5,000
5 Award Winners

Sherry R. Arnstein Underrepresented Minority Scholarship

Each year, the American Association of Colleges Of Osteopathic Medicine awards a financial scholarship of $5,000 to five osteopathic medical students who belong to an underrepresented minority.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
May 15, 2024
Application Deadline
August 11, 2024
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$5,000
5 Award Winners
Closing in 28 Days
$7,500–$15,000
1 Award Winner

Chevron Corporate Scholarship

Chevron awards a $7,500 scholarship to meritorious students in engineering and computer science from African American, Native North American, Alaska Tribe, Pacific Islander, or Hispanic backgrounds.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – High School Graduate
Application Open Date
June 21, 2024
Application Deadline
August 14, 2024
Closing in 28 Days
$7,500–$15,000
1 Award Winner
Closing in 29 Days
$7,500
2 Award Winners

Shumaker Diversity Scholarships

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP offers its Shumaker Diversity Scholarship to exceptional undergraduate law students to complete their degrees at ABA-accredited law school and have participated in the firm’s summer program.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
May 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 15, 2024
Closing in 29 Days
$7,500
2 Award Winners
Closing in 31 Days
$1,000
1 Award Winner

Future Educator Scholarship

Every year, one student stands the chance of the Future Educator Scholarship worth $1,000 sponsored by Mrs Prindables Gourmet Caramel Apples.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 17, 2024
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$1,000
1 Award Winner
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$25,000
3 Award Winners

MacColl Johnson Fellowships

Sponsored by the Rhode Island Foundation, the MacColl Johnson Fellowship is awarded to emerging and mid-career artists based in Rhode Island.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
June 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 19, 2024
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$25,000
3 Award Winners
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$2,000
2 Award Winners

Florida Stormwater Association Educational Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship of $2,000 is awarded to two graduate students enrolled in any college or university in Florida with a keen interest in stormwater research, management, and finance.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 23, 2024
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$2,000
2 Award Winners
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
Open
$2,500–$5,000
3 Award Winners

Minerva Beauty Scholarship

Minerva Beauty partners with the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) every year to provide scholarships to three students enrolled in cosmetology programs in the United States.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 31, 2024
Open
$2,500–$5,000
3 Award Winners
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$1,000–$4,000
1 Award Winner

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education offers the William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to minority students who intend to become teachers in Indiana.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 31, 2024
Open
$1,000–$4,000
1 Award Winner
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$3,000
1 Award Winner

Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student Scholarship

Baumgartner Law Firm annually offers the Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student Scholarship to one student enrolled in an accredited law school in the U.S. and demonstrates financial need.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 31, 2024
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$3,000
1 Award Winner
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$250–$2,000
3 Award Winners

Benson & Bingham Annual Scholarship

Annually, Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC offers the Benson & Bingman Annual Scholarship, ranging from $250 to $2,000, to undergraduate and graduate students to help them earn their law degrees.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
August 31, 2024
Open
$250–$2,000
3 Award Winners
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$1,000
1 Award Winner

Clubs of America Scholarship Award

The Clubs of America organization annually offers the Clubs of America Scholarship Award to college students at any accredited institution to further their education in the studies of their choice.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – College Senior
Application Open Date
September 1, 2023
Application Deadline
August 31, 2024
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$1,000
1 Award Winner
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$10,000
1 Award Winner

CWGCS Fellowship on Women & Public Policy

The CWGCS Fellowship on Women & Public Policy is an intensive six-month program and a scholarship of $12,000 that prepares graduate students and mid-level professionals for public policy leadership positions.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman
Application Open Date
June 1, 2024
Application Deadline
September 1, 2024
Open
$10,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$1,000–$2,500
1 Award Winner

Inspired to Teach Scholarship

The Inspired to Teach scholarship gives awards of $1,000 or $2,500 depending on the credit hours the students have completed. Applicants must be high school graduates from Oklahoma.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
June 1, 2024
Application Deadline
September 1, 2024
Open
$1,000–$2,500
1 Award Winner
Open
$20,000–$50,000
15 Award Winners

Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Cameron Impact Scholarship is awarded to 15 students based on merit, covering four years of educational expenses, and ranges from $20,000 to $50,000.

Eligible Grades
High School Junior – High School Senior
Application Open Date
February 1, 2024
Application Deadline
September 5, 2024
Open
$20,000–$50,000
15 Award Winners
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$1,000
1 Award Winner

J.C. Cote Scholarship

The Arkansas SHRM State Council offers the J.C. Cote Scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates academic achievement and a commitment to a career in human resources.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Graduate
Application Open Date
July 1, 2024
Application Deadline
September 15, 2024
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$2,200–$5,500
1 Award Winner

Academic Scholars Program

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education offers the Academic Scholars Program, ranging between $2,200 to $5,500, to Oklahoma exceptional high school and college students pursuing undergraduate studies.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
July 1, 2024
Application Deadline
September 23, 2024
Open
$2,200–$5,500
1 Award Winner

About middle school scholarships

While some may think middle school is too early to start thinking about scholarships, we think it’s never too soon. Scholarships are not just for high school seniors or college-bound students; they can be a vital resource for middle school too. This page is dedicated to exploring the world of scholarships tailored specifically for students in middle school. Here, we will delve into the significance of these scholarships, the various types available, and provide you with essential tips on how to embark on your scholarship journey.

In this comprehensive guide, you can expect to learn about why scholarships matter for middle school, the different types of scholarships available, and invaluable advice on finding and securing these opportunities. By the end of this page, you’ll have a clear understanding of how scholarships can benefit you at this stage of your academic journey and how to kickstart your scholarship search.

Why middle school scholarships are important

It’s never too early to start planning for your future, and scholarships offer a unique way to do just that. Middle school is a pivotal time in a student’s academic journey. Scholarships at this stage can provide much-needed encouragement and financial support. They not only recognize students’ accomplishments but also motivate them to excel academically and explore their passions. By securing scholarships in middle school, you can alleviate the financial burden of higher education and open up opportunities you may have thought were financially out of reach. Discover how scholarships can positively impact your financial future.

There are many potential benefits of securing a scholarship at such an early stage, including:
Financial support: Scholarships can ease the financial burden of education, making it more accessible.
Academic motivation: Scholarships provide an incentive for students to maintain high academic standards.
Skill development: Participation in scholarship programs can help students develop essential life skills.
College preparation: Scholarships earned in middle school can pave the way for future college opportunities.

Types of middle school scholarships 2023

Scholarships come in several different forms, so there should be something that addresses your needs and skills. Scholarships are a great way to support students pursuing higher education. There are several types of scholarships available, including academic scholarships for exceptional achievements in math, science, and language arts. Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students who display outstanding skills, leadership qualities, or community involvement. Need-based scholarships are designed to help students facing financial challenges, taking into account family income and financial need. Extracurricular scholarships recognize the importance of involvement in activities outside of the classroom, such as sports, music, or volunteering. Finally, specialized scholarships are available for students with unique talents or interests in areas such as sports, arts, or STEM fields.

Tips for applying for middle school scholarships

1. Research scholarship opportunities: Take time to find out which scholarships are available to you. Ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and will be able to complete the necessary application steps.

2. Crafting a compelling scholarship application: You may need to submit an essay, motivational letter, or some other piece of work as part of your application. Make sure you take time to craft well-written responses before you submit them. Don’t just write them and submit them – edit them and have someone review them first.

3. Gather necessary documents: To submit a strong scholarship application, gather essential documents such as transcripts, recommendation letters, and any other required materials promptly.

4. Seek letters of recommendation: Letters of recommendation are valuable assets in your scholarship application. Discover how to request them and select the right individuals to write these letters on your behalf.

Frequently asked questions

What is the youngest age to get a scholarship?

This will depend on the organization’s rules. There is no set age limit for scholarships. Check the eligibility criteria to see if you are eligible.

What are the easiest ways to get scholarships?

Applying for as many scholarships as you are eligible for is always a good idea. Focus on more niche or very specific scholarships – such as major-specific ones, to improve your chances of winning. Stay organized and have all your documents ready. Applying early is also important.

What is the lowest grade to get a scholarship?

This will depend on the scholarship sponsors. Some want to reward and recognize academic achievement so it will require a high GPA, but there are plenty of scholarships that either have no GPA requirements or are for students with a low GPA.