Scholarships in High School Junior

Seniors to Senators: Progress to Congress

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must reside in and/or be a citizen of the United States, its territories or possessions who is enrolled (if of the appropriate age) in an accredited two- or four-year public or private school in the United States. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, or if between the ages of 13-18, have a person of at least 18 years of age submit the entry with the names of the applicant and submitting adult. A legislative proposal for any jurisdiction within the United States is required to be submitted.

Power Duo Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a current high school student who is a legal resident of the United States. Applicant must write three sentences or less about who their favorite fictional duo is.

EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a student in grades 3-12. Essay required. Both males and females are eligible to apply.

DNA Day Essay Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 14

Applicant must be a high school student. Essay about the following is required: For one complex human trait of your choosing, identify and explain the contributions of at least one genetic factor and one environmental factor. How does this interplay lead to a phenotype?

Doodle 4 Google Competition

Award: $30,000, Deadline: December 7

Applicant must be a high school student. Doodle based on the theme "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place..." is required.

Ashley Marie Easterbrook Scholarship Contest

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a current high school student in the United States who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university this year. Imagine you had $1,000 to spend to help spread the word about the dangers of drunk driving or teenage binge drinking. What is the most creative and effective way to use that $1,000 to educate, engage or spread the word about drunk driving or teenage binge drinking? Think of a Project Idea you could complete by June 30 and make a 2-3 minute video explaining your idea. Tell us how your project can make an impact and why it is deserving of our $1,000 funding.

Create Real Impact Contest

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 17

Applicant must be a resident of the United States who is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited high school, trade school, college, or university. Applicant must create an original work showcasing an idea for a solution to the problem of reckless and distracted driving. Eligible formats include video, music, creative writing, or artwork.

Americanism Essay Contest

Award: $15,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be in junior high or high school (grades 7-12). Applicant must write an essay of no more than 350-words on the following topic: "Why am I proud to be an American." Applicant must be sponsored by a branch of the Fleet Reserve Association, a unit of the Ladies Auxiliary or a Member-at-Large to enter.

P.L.A.Y. Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 3

Applicant must be a United States resident who is enrolled as a full-time high school junior or senior. A 500 to 1,000 word essay with two to three photos of applicant's volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their life or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare.

The Sara Shallenberger Brown GCA National Parks Conservation Scholarship

Award: $750, Deadline: February 23

Applicant must be a college undergraduate between the ages of 19 and 20. Preference given to those with prior SCA experience.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a high school, college, graduate, or home schooled student who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. A 140-character message about technology addiction is required to apply. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists; finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction. Only online applications are accepted.

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: September 30

Applicant must be a high school, college, graduate, or homeschooled student who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. A 140-character message about texting while driving is required to apply. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists; finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving. Only online applications are accepted.

Digital Privacy Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a high school, college, graduate, or homeschooled student who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. A 140-character message about digital privacy is required to apply. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists; finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy. Only online applications are accepted.

E-Waste Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicants must be a high school, college, graduate or home schooled students. There is no age limit. Students must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. A 140-character message about e-waste is required to apply. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists; finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about e-waste. Only online applications are accepted.

My FIDM Fashion Club Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a high school junior or senior. Active membership in an Official FIDM Fashion Club is required. Award minimum granted to senior applicants; award maximum awarded to junior applicants.

FIDM Fashion Club Active Member Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a high school junior or senior who is an Official FIDM Fashion Club student member and has attended at least eight FIDM Fashion Club meetings during the academic year.

Scholarship Essay Contest

Award: $250, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be current high school freshmen, sophomores or juniors attending a high school or who are home-schooled. Students must write an essay on the topic, "You have been invited to talk to the future U.S. Secretary of Education. What would you say?" Selection is based on content, originality, clarity, insight and writing quality.

Champions for Christ Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1; April 1

Applicant must be a student who has dedicated their lives to full-time Christian service. Photograph, letter of recommendation, personal statement of salvation, and statement of doctoral beliefs are required.

Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 14

Applicant must be a United States high school junior or senior student. Essay on the book Beowulf is required.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or younger. Applicant must have made a significant positive difference to people and/or the environment. Nomination by an adult advocate required.

The Independence Foundation Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 17

Applicant must be an individual with a physical disability that requires a wheelchair. A 500-word essay about how a physical limitation has presented challenges is required.

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship

Award: $25,800, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a legal U.S. citizen between the ages of 21 and 31. A 10-page poem document is required.

Roy Webster Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a United States high school student pursuing a degree from a United States college or university.

Countdown to College Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a high school student. Signing up for Potential Magazine's free weekly eNewsletter is required.

Imagine Cup Games Competition

Award: $50,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant(s) must create a desktop or tablet game using Windows, a mobile game using Windows Phone, or a browser game using Windows Azure. Groups of no more than four students are allowed and applicant(s) must be at least 16 years old. Proposal document, software, and instructions are required.

The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition

Award: $50, Deadline: March 25

Applicant must be a junior high or high school student. Unpublished, original haiku is required. May submit up to three haiku per student.

OneChld Africa Essay Contest

Award: $500, Deadline: May 29

Applicant must be a current high school student in the United States under the age of 19. Essay about applicant's understanding of circumstances facing children in Sub-Saharan Africa is required.

AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 16

Applicant must be a high school senior. Essay about applicant's point of view on driver-less cars is required.

Math-O-Vision Contest

Award: $4,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant(s) must be a U.S. citizen and high school student who is at least 13 years old. May work either individually or in a group. Required to make a four minute movie that tells a story about mathematics

East Village Scholar Essay Contest

Award: $500, Deadline: May 2

Applicant must be a U.S. high school student who has completed at least five hours of community service. A 1500 word essay is required on this topic: How and why is community service important to you? Share a personal volunteer experience and its significance in your life.