Current Scholarships

19th Annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 
Essays must be postmarked by April 14, 2015 and received on or by April 21, 2015.
Maximum Award: 
$1000
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
Open to 11th and 12th grade students between the ages of 16-18 who are residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia

Read Beowulf and select one of the following six topics to write about to enter the Signet Classics Student Essay Contest.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Deadline: 
April 15, 2015
Maximum Award: 
$2500
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
You must be between 8 to 18 years old and be nominated for this prize.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors students between the age of 8 and 18 who have made a significant improvement to people and the planet.

The Barron Prize honors twenty-five winners nationwide. Half of the winners have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings; half have focused on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment.

To nominate a young person, the adult nominator must submit a fully-completed nomination packet and references form

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Deadline: 
April 15, 2015
Maximum Award: 
The scholarship was $2,275 last year, but it depends on the principal in the trust fund. It can be renewable for up to six years.
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is offered to high school seniors and college students whose parents died in active duty in the military after September 11, 2001.

Eligibility:
You must be the child or legally adopted child or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

Young Native Writers Essay Contest

Deadline: 
April 15, 2015
Maximum Award: 
$2,500 and a trip to Washington, DC
Eligibility: 
All high school students
Comments: 
You should have a significant and current relationship with a Native American tribal community.

The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is open to Native American high school students with a relationship with a Native American tribal community.

To enter you must write a researched essay of no more than 1,200 words. The essay should  deal with the following topic:

"Describe a crucial issue confronting your tribal community today. Explain how you hope to help your tribal community respond to this challenge and improve its future."

ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

Deadline: 
April 15, 2015
Maximum Award: 
$20,000
Eligibility: 
See comments
Comments: 
You must be an Hispanic high school senior panning to study engineering

The ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U. S. post-secondary institutions.

 

Eligibility:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship

Deadline: 
April 16, 2015
Maximum Award: 
$5000 (for graduate students), $2500 (for college students)
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)
Comments: 
High school seniors who will attend college in the fall and college students who are enrolled full-time in an accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program. Students must have financial need.

Latino students in the United States who are involved in community service activities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their involvement are eligible for the scholarship.  There are no academic requirements in order to be selected.

CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one time scholarship of:
·    $1,000 community college or AA/AS granting institution
·    $2,500 4-year academic institution

Little People of America Scholarship

Deadline: 
April 22, 2015
Maximum Award: 
$1,000
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)
Comments: 
High school seniors and college students

The Little People of America Scholarship for people who have a medically diagnosed form of dwarfism, but it is also available to members of their family (see the preference list below).

NPG Essay Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 
April 23, 2015
Maximum Award: 
$2500
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)
Comments: 
You must be a high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore or junior

Negative Population Growth (NPG) is a national membership organization whose goal is to educate the American public and political leaders about the detrimental effects of overpopulation on our environment, resources and quality of life.  One of the ways they do this is with their Annual Scholarship Contest.