Current Scholarships

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, 2015
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, 2015
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.

 

2014-2015 ProjectCSGIRLS

Deadline: 
February 15, 2015 (this is the registration date, not the project completion date)
Eligibility: 
See comments
Comments: 
This is a computer science competition for middle school girls

ProjectCSGIRLS asks you to use computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of three themes - global health, a safer world, and intelligent technology. They are looking for projects that are powerful in their ability to change and disrupt the present in a positive way.

 

Eligibility:

Publish-A-Kid

Deadline: 
February 16, 2015
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.

Scholarship Plus 2015

Deadline: 
February 17, 2015
Maximum Award: 
$30,000 (over four years)
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
For high school seniors who attend public, parochial or private schools in NYC