Current Scholarships

Student Journalist Impact Award

Deadline: 
March 15, 2016
Eligibility: 
All high school students

Student journalists who have had articles published or broadcast are eligible to participate in the Student Journalist Impact Award.  The award is designed to honor a student (or group of students) who have made a difference in a significant difference in the lives of others.

It is sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the Kalos Kagathos Foundation.
 

Eligibility:

Junior Duck Art Contest

Deadline: 
March 15, 2016*
Maximum Award: 
$5000
Eligibility: 
High school and elementary school students
Comments: 
This program is open to K-12 students attending public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. Territories.

If you can draw, you can enter the Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest.  It is part of a school program to learn about waterfowl. Students study bird anatomy and habitat and demonstrate their knowledge by drawing, painting or sketching a picture of waterfowl.

American Foreign Service Association - National High School Essay Contest

Deadline: 
March 15, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$2500 and an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital for the winner and their parents
Eligibility: 
All high school students
Comments: 
Open to all high school students whose parents are NOT IN the Foreign Service

The members of the Foreign Service are like the olive branches in the right talon of the American eagle, they advise the president and Secretary of State about foreign relations and foreign policies.  The members of the Foreign Service are foreign affairs professionals who keep the peace and strive for a better world.

This essay competition is open to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders who are required to write an essay of 1000 to 1250 words.   

The 2016 Essy Topic:

NACME STEM Pre-Engineering Scholarship

Maximum Award: 
$2500
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
You must be African American, American Indian or Latino

Starting in January 2016 NACME will no longer be offering pre-engineering scholarships. 

The Jim McKay and Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarships

Deadline: 
March 21, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$10,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
You must pursue a baccalaureate degree in communication

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the people who give out the Emmy Awards) is offering the Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship for a high school senior who intends to pursue a baccalaureate degree in communication with emphasis on any aspect of the television industry. 

2016 APA TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students

Deadline: 
March 16, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$250
Eligibility: 
All high school students
Comments: 
You must be presently enrolled in a high school psychology course.

For the 2016 APA TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students, you must write a composition (3,000 words maximum).

2016 Essay Topic:

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams

Deadline: 
March 7, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$10,000
Eligibility: 
All high school students

To participate in the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams competition you must form a team with other high school students.  You work with teachers and mentors to invent technological solutions to real-world problems.  Winning teams receive grants up to $10,000.

Ayn Rand Institute "Anthem" Essay Contest

Deadline: 
March 29, 2017
Maximum Award: 
$2000
Comments: 
8th, 9th and 10th Graders are eligible to participate

Anthem is a short novel written by Ayn Rand.  It takes place in the future when the world has entered a dark age.  Written in pre-war (1937) England, it talks about a period of time when the concept of individuality no longer exists and the word "I" has disappeared from the language.