Scholarships in High School Senior

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: Last day of every month

Applicant must be a registered member of Chances of receiving the awards or odds of qualifying for additional scholarships are increased by taking surveys, reading blogs, and other easy activities. Applicant must be a high school, college, graduate, doctoral, transfer, non-traditional/adult learner, or other postgraduate student. Multiple drawings are held each month.


No Essay College Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: The last day of each month

Applicant must be a high school or college student or a student planning to enroll in school within 12 months. One individual will be randomly selected each month; applicants may apply monthly.


Coca-Cola Scholarship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: October 31

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. permanent resident, temporary resident, refugee, asylee, Cuban-Haitian entrant, or an humanitarian parolee planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be an incoming freshman. Selection is based upon leadership, character, and merit.


Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: October 31

Applicant must be a high school student who is able to write a three- to five-minute essay on an annual patriotic theme and record it on a good-quality audio cassette or CD. Selection is based upon delivery, originality, and content.


$2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be a high school junior or senior who plans to enroll for the first time as a full-time student at a Christ-centered Christian college or Bible college within 16 months of being notified that they have won the award. Completion of short survey is required.


Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 21

Applicant must be a high school senior and eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study. Application and documentation are required to be submitted. Selection is based upon demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement. Eligibility requirements for specific awards: RMHC/ASIA: Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage. RMHC/Future Achievers: Applicant must have at least one parent of African-American or Black Caribbean heritage. RMHC/HACER: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage. RMHC/Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.


Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Award

Award: $15,000, Deadline: December 2

Applicant must be a high school senior who is a citizen of the United States. Selection is based upon scholarship, leadership, and financial need.


Castle Ink Paperless Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be currently in college or planning to attend in the next year. Applicant must apply through one of the following ways: (1) use social media to post something about recycling and/how they reduce, reuse, and recycle; #CastleInk must be used within the post or (2) make something out of a used printer ink cartridge, laser toner, or old printer and take a picture of it and send to the sponsor.


Imagine America High School Scholarship Program

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a recent high school graduate who has a minimum 2.5 GPA, financial need, has a likelihood of successful completion of a post-secondary education, and is able to demonstrate voluntary community service during senior year.


Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 2

Applicant must be a high school senior or eligible for graduation and be of Hispanic or Latino heritage including the Philippines, Portugal and Brazil. Applicant must be willing to travel at one's own expense to attend the regional award ceremony.


Fountainhead Essay Contest

Award: $10,000, Deadline: April 26

Applicant must be a junior or senior high school student. Essay must be between 800 and 1,600 words in length. Only one entry per student will be accepted. Contest is open worldwide. No application is required.


Ron Brown Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: November 1; January 9

Applicant must be a current high school senior at the time of the application and be an African-American student who demonstrates exceptional academic, extracurricular, and community service standards. Financial status considered.


General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 18

Applicants must be the dependent sons and daughters of Air Force members, spouses of active duty members or surviving spouses of Air Force members who died while on active duty or in retired status. They must also be high school seniors or college students enrolled or accepted as full-time undergraduates for the following school year and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.


QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship

Award: $48,000, Deadline: September 27

Applicant must be a high school seniors. Primary selection criteria are academic achievement and low-income status. Specific income thresholds are not used, but various factors are considered, including total family income, family size, and extenuating circumstances. Historically, most award recipients have come from households earning under $60,000 per year.


Boy Scouts of America Hall/McElwain Merit Scholarships

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be an Eagle Scout and a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate college student. The scholarships are not available to students attending any of the U.S. military academies.


AFSCME Family Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be the child of an AFSCME member. Selection is based upon standardized test scores. Essay is required.


TD Canada Trust Scholarship Program for Outstanding Community Leadership

Award: $10,000, Deadline: October 31

Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident graduating from his or her last year of high school (and/or CGEP in Quebec) and must have demonstrated outstanding community leadership.


High School Poster Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 27

Applicant must submit a poster including the statement "You can make a difference" illustrating the idea that one person can change the world for the better. Poster concept and design and any photos or artwork used must be applicant's original work. Selection is based upon poster's overall impact, effectiveness in conveying the theme, originality, and artistic merit. Posters must be 15x20 inches in size.


Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Award: $20,000, Deadline: April 28

Applicant must be a high school senior, a college/university undergraduate student or a graduate student. Essay must be between 800 and 1,600 words in length (double-spaced). Only one entry per applicant will be accepted. Contest is open worldwide. No application is required.


James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 30

Applicant must be a high school senior who ranks in the top 15% of their class, has, or expects to have excellent SAT Reasoning or ACT scores, and is the child of a Teamsters member.


John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Award: $20,000, Deadline: January 4

Applicant must fall into one of the following categories: a United States high school student in grade nine through twelve attending a public, private, parochial, or home school; a United States student under the age of 20 enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the United States territories; a United States citizen attending school overseas. An original and creative essay of less than 1,000 words on the political courage of a United States elected official since 1956 is required as part of the application process. The first-place recipient will be invited to accept the award at the Profile in Courage Award Ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.


Intel Science Talent Search Competition

Award: $100,000, Deadline: Early November

Applicant must be in their last year of secondary school in the United States or be a United States citizen attending an accredited American or international school abroad temporarily. Applicant must have performed independent science research and write a research report with their findings. Selection is also based upon recommendations, grades, test scores, essay questions, and school transcript.


Alabama G.I. Dependents' Scholarship

Award: $1,150, Deadline: Varies

Applicant must be the dependent of a disabled veteran (child or stepchild under age 26) or spouse or non-remarried widow(er) who is enrolled in a state-supported institution in Alabama. The veteran must have honorably served at least 90 days of continuous active federal military service, be rated 20% or more disabled due to service-connected disabilities or have held the qualifying rating at the time of death, or be a former prisoner of war, declared missing in action, or have died as the result of a service-connected disability or in the line of duty while on active duty. The veteran must have been a permanent civilian resident of the state of Alabama for at least one year immediately prior to initial entry into active military service or any subsequent period of military service in which a break in service occurred and civilian residency was established. Dependents of permanently disabled service-connected veterans rated at 100% may also qualify after the veteran has established at least five years of permanent residency in Alabama.


Alphonso Deal Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a United States citizen who a senior in high school and is of good character. Applicant must have been accepted by a college or university prior to date of award. Recommendation from principal, counselor, or teacher and current high school transcript are required to be submitted.


Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships

Award: $40,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be attending or planning to attend a TMCF member school and be able to demonstrate financial need and leadership ability. Minimum 3.0 GPA and recommendation by a school faculty or staff member are required.


Moody's Mega Math Challenge

Award: $20,000, Deadline: February 22

Applicant must be a high school junior or senior who is part of a team working to solve an open-ended, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-word issue in 14 hours. Teams must be comprised of three to five students.


Leader Scholarship

Award: $11,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and combined SAT Reasoning score of 1050 (composite ACT score of 22).


The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of a New England state, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be enrolled in a demanding course of study, demonstrate skilled writing ability, and rank in the top 20% of their graduating high school class. Selection is based on community service, school and work activities, and aspirations and goals with integrity, resolution, self-discipline and judgment.


National Peace Essay Contest

Award: $10,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must submit essay of less than 1,500 words. Individual applications are accepted when applicant works with a coordinator who will review essay prior to submission.


Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship Grant for Prospective Educators

Award: $1,250, Deadline: April 2

Applicant must be a current high school senior or college undergraduate student looking to, or already majoring in education. Selection is based upon recommendations, written essay, academic standing, and leadership activities.