Current Scholarships

NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing

Deadline: 
February 13, 2014
Maximum Award: 
Winning students and their schools receive certificates recognizing their accomplishment and the names of the students and their schools are posted on the NCTE website.
Eligibility: 
High school juniors

The National Council of Teachers of English gives out the Achievement Awards in Writing to high school juniors. The award is in recognition of excellence in writing. Winners demonstrate writing ability in two forms: first, in a sample of their best writing,  a themed essay on a subject set by the Achievement Awards Advisory Committee and responded to by all candidates for the award in that year.
 

NCTE Promising Young Writers Program

Deadline: 
February 13, 2014
Maximum Award: 
Certificate
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
Eighth grade students

The Promising Young Writers Program sponsored by National Council of Teachers of English is designed to encourage and recognize the talents of eighth-grade students.
 

Students who are eighth-graders in the present academic school year must be nominated by their teachers.
 

Eligibility:

National Co-op Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
February 15, 2015
Maximum Award: 
$30,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors

Ten colleges that provide cooperative education for their students are participating in the National CO-OP Scholarship . They are offering 195 scholarships ranging up to $30,000 ($6,000 per year up to 5 years).

To be eligible for the scholarship the applicant must apply and be admitted to one of the World Association Advancing Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education (WACE) Partner Institutions listed below.

Publish-A-Kid

Deadline: 
February 14, 2014
Maximum Award: 
The winning submissions will be published in Moment Magazine
Eligibility: 
See comments
Comments: 
Students ages 9-13

Students from age 9 through 13 are invited to write a book review for the Publish-A-Kid competition from a select list of books. Your review should be between 250 and 500 words. You can send one review for each book on the list. Each review should be sent in a separate email.

Jackie Robinson Foundation's Education and Leadership Development Program

Deadline: 
February 15, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$7500
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
For minority high school 12th graders showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need.

UCB Rheumatoid Arthritis Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
This program has been discontinued
Maximum Award: 
$5,000
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)
Comments: 
High school seniors and college students

If you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or a member of your immediate family (parent, spouse, child, or sibling) does then you may be eligible for one of 15 $5,000 scholarships being awarded by UCB, Inc. a global biopharmaceutical committed to developing innovative treatments for immunologicalfocused on severe diseases.  See their website for more information about the Rheumatoid Arthritis Scholarship Program.

AFA Teens College Scholarship

Deadline: 
February 15, 2015
Maximum Award: 
$5,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization, has established a college scholarship to encourage teens to express their thoughts about Alzheimer’s disease and to engage the younger generation in this cause.

Many families are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and teenagers as well are becoming aware of this heartbreaking brain disease from personal experiences in their own families, watching friends and neighbors, or involvement in community service.

DAR National Society Scholarships

Deadline: 
February 15, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$20,000 ($5,000 per year renewable for four years)
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)
Comments: 
High school seniors and college students, see specific criteria.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) awards many different scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of an undergraduate degree in one of the following areas:  history, political science, economics, government or nursing. 

Qualified applicants must be a high school senior and must have a 3.0 GPA (computed on a 4.0 scale), and demonstrate financial need.

The following scholarships have the April 15 deadline:

Mediacom World Class Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
February 15, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$1,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
You must be a resident of a community that is being served by Mediacom

To be eligible for the Mediacom World Class Scholarship Program you must live in one of the communities that is served by Mediacom (they have operations in 21 states). Candidates with excellent academic backgrounds, demonstrated leadership roles and school and community involvement will be the strongest contenders for this scholarship.

Eligibility:

SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Deadline: 
February 15, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$11,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors and college students
Comments: 
For students who are studying or planning to study optics, photonics or a related field.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, offers SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship for students located anywhere in the world, from high school (pre-university/secondary) through graduate school, who are studying or planning to study optics, photonics or a related field.

 

Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
February 15, 2015
Maximum Award: 
$50,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors

The Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation awards a maximum of five scholarships a year, the amount of each awards is up to $12,500.00 renewable for four years. Called the Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship Program, it was created to honor Gordon Rich who was involved in the financial services industry. He was an athelete, pianist, chef and wine connoissuer. He was also an advisor to corporations. 

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Deadline: 
February 20, 2015
Maximum Award: 
$5,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors

The $5,000 Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship is awarded to two high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.

Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.

Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl.

To be eligible you must write an essay addressing the following:

The Christophers Poster Contest for High School Students

Deadline: 
February 21, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$1,000
Eligibility: 
All high school students

High school students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to enter The Christophers Poster Contest for High School Students  by creating a poster interpreting the theme One Person Can Make a Difference. Judging will be based on originality, artistic merit and overall effectiveness in conveying the theme. The medium employed can include drawing, painting, collage, photography and computer art.

PG&E Bright Minds Scholarships

Deadline: 
February 28, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$30,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
You must live in the PG&E Service Area

The PG&E Bright Minds Scholarships is available to high school seniors living in the PG&E service area. 

Bright Minds scholarship winners will receive full-ride scholarships of up to $30,000 per year; program finalists will receive $2,500 towards their studies.

The factors used to determine the recipients include: demonstration of community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement.

Scholarship winners will be announced in the spring.

Avon Foundation President's Recognition Program Scholarship

Deadline: 
February 28, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$2,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
Your mother or grandmother must be an Avon Representative

If your mother or grandmother is an Avon Representative, then there's a scholarship for you too!  This award is for 12th grade students.  The program is called the President's Recognition Program Scholarship for Children and Grandchildren.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
February 28, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$100,000
Eligibility: 
High school and college students
Comments: 
For current high school seniors or high school graduates who are first-time college students in the fall.

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is for talented students that have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom.  They are students who need financial assistance to attend college.

Eligibility: