Current Scholarships

Hadden Scholarship

Deadline: 
February 28, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$16,000 (over four years)
Eligibility: 
High school seniors

The Hadden Scholarships are awarded to exceptionally worthy, financially needy, secondary school seniors for their undergraduate college education.

Spirit of Anne Frank Awards

Deadline: 
February 28, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$10,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors

The Anne Frank Center is looking for high school seniors that have played a leadership role in their community. The Spirit of Anne Frank Award will go to a student who has exhibited some of the principles and ideals of Anne Frank.  The Center suggests that some of the following activities are possible examples:

Sierra Nevada College High School Writing Contest

Deadline: 
December 1, 2013
Maximum Award: 
$500
Eligibility: 
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Comments: 
For high school juniors and seniors

The Sierra Nevada College High School Writing Contest is open to juniors and seniors in three categories: Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a high school junior or senior in the U.S.
  • Your submission must be original and unpublished
     

Americanism Essay Contest

Deadline: 
December 1, 2013
Maximum Award: 
$10,000 Savings Bond
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
Grades 7 - 12

The Fleet Reserve Association Essay Contest asks 7th through 12th grade students to write an essay up to 350 words on a different topic every year. The best essay will get a prize of a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond, with $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 Savings Bonds awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each grade category. All regional winners are judged at the national level and receive a certificate of recognition. Other prizes are awarded at the branch and regional levels.

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

Deadline: 
December 5, 2013
Maximum Award: 
$5,000 for you and a grant for the hunger-related charity of your choice
Eligibility: 
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Comments: 
Students in kindergarten through graduate school are eligible

The Sodexo Foundation was created to end childhood hunger in America. They sponsor the Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships which are given to students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. 

2013 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
December 5, 2013
Maximum Award: 
$1,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
You must attend a high school located in a community served by Comcast.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers scholarship recognizes high school seniors for commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership. The program is sponsored by the Comcast Foundation and is limited to seniors living in communities served by Comcast. Your Principal and guidance counselor will have gotten the information on how to log in to the website and apply for this scholarship.

Eligibility:

Elks National Foundation's 2013 Most Valuable Student contest

500 four-year scholarships are going to be awarded to high school seniors by the Elks National Foundation.  The Elks National Foundation's Most Valuable Student contest deadline is December 6, 2013 (don't miss another scholarship, subscribe to the free newsletter).  The first place award will be $60,000 ($15,000 per year).

We The Students Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 
December 6, 2013
Maximum Award: 
$4000
Eligibility: 
All high school students

The Bill of Rights Institute is sponsoring the “We The Students Scholarship Contest” Spend some time thinking about your role as a citizen, keeping the Declaration of Independence and Constitution in mind and answer three questions.
 

Dr Pepper Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway

Deadline: 
December 13, 2013
Maximum Award: 
$100,000
Eligibility: 
High school and college students
Comments: 
You must be at least 18 years old and less than 24.

Create and submit an original one minute video explaining why you deserve tuition to win the Dr. Pepper Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway. Please follow guidelines for video submission as described on the Submission Form at DrPepper.com.

Eligibility:

Youth Free Expression Film Contest

Deadline: 
December 7, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$1,000 and a trip with a guest to New York City
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
All members of the filmmaking crew must be age 19 or younger on the day the film is submitted

Censorship, you’ve read about it, seen it and perhaps experienced it. The National Coalition Against Censorship wants you to tell them about a time when and adult was concerned about what you were reading and wanted to take it away. You can also create a film about or inspired by a book censorship incident you’ve read about in the news that involves students or other young people. Your presentation must be in the form of a YouTube video and must be under 4 minutes.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Deadline: 
December 15, 2013
Maximum Award: 
$25,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors

The AXA Achievement Scholarship is for high school seniors. The award ranges from to $10,000 and $25,000. You must have demonstrated outstanding achievement in your activities in school, the community or the workplace to be eligible.
 

Applications can be submitted from September 5, 2013 until the deadline unless they receive 10,000 applications before then. Therefore, you are urged to submit your application early.
 

Eligibility:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: 
December 15 and January 20
Maximum Award: 
$5,000
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments

HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to:
•    Graduating High School Seniors
•    Community College Students
•    Community College Transfer Students
•    Undergraduate Students
•    Graduate Students

Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Deadline: 
Deadlines vary by region but are typically in December and January
Maximum Award: 
$10,000
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
For students in 7th through 12th grade.

Past winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards include: Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.

They provide a chance for students to be recognized for their creative talents. Students in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published.

SAE Engineering Scholarships

Deadline: 
January 15, 2014 for high school seniors
Maximum Award: 
Full Tuition
Eligibility: 
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Comments: 
For high school seniors and college students

Deadline (for high school seniors):

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

Deadline: 
December 17, 2012
Maximum Award: 
$10,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
You must be All nominated by a dues-paying member of NFIB