Current Scholarships

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Brochure

Deadline: 
March 31, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$10,000
Eligibility: 
All high school students

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Brochure (pdf) is a contest that gives talented art students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to compete for up to $10,000 for college.

Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, this competition requires you to combine art with patriotic vision.

LULAC National Scholarship Fund

Deadline: 
March 31, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$2000
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)
Comments: 
For Hispanic students. You must have applied or be enrolled in a college or other post-secondary school program.

The LULAC National Scholarship Fund is for Hispanic students that meet the following eligibility requirements.

Applicants are eligible for the following 3 types of scholarship awards:

1. National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000)
• GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and if the student is an entering freshman.
• 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test.

National Federation of the Blind 2014 Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
March 31, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$12,000
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)
Comments: 
High school seniors and college students

The goal of the National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program is to recognize achievement by blind scholars. Thirty national scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000 are awarded annually.  

Eligibility:

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: 
March 31, 2014
Eligibility: 
See comments
Comments: 
High school senior who is the child or grandchild of Teamster member

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to outstanding high school seniors.

Eligibility:

Poetry Out Loud

Deadline: 
Varies by school & state
Maximum Award: 
$20,000
Eligibility: 
All high school students

The Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation. The contest features a list of about 600 poems for students to choose from. The student must enter a local competition before they can move on to the state competitions. State level competitions are in late February and March.

 

Create-a-Greeting-Card Scholarship

Deadline: 
January 15, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$10,000
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)
Comments: 
You must be at least 14 years old

Submit a photo, artwork or computer graphic that is suitable to be a greeting card and you could win an $10,000 college scholarship.

American Physical Society Minority Scholarship

Deadline: 
Februrary 7, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$8,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors and college students

The American Physical Society Minority Scholarship is for an African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Eligibility:

The DuPont Challenge Science Essay

Deadline: 
January 31, 2015
Maximum Award: 
A $5,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a trip
Eligibility: 
High school and elementary school students
Comments: 
Students in grades 7 through 12

The DuPont Challenge© Science Essay Competition encourages students in grades 7 through 12 to express their enthusiasm for science by writing an essay. The essay must be at least 700 words and no more than 1000 words and it must be submitted online.

MathMovesU Middle School Scholarship

Deadline: 
Februrary 7, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$1,000
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
6th, 7th and 8th graders

To compete in the MathMovesU Middle School Scholarship, Middle School students are invited to answer the question: “Math is in the world all around us. Morning, noon, and night - how does math move you or the world around you?” You respond by submitting a PowerPoint submission.

Not only can students win awards, but their school can receive a matching grant of $1,000 to be used for math-related programs.

Eligibility: 

National Peace Essay Contest

Deadline: 
Februrary 10, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$10,000
Eligibility: 
All high school students

The Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding runs the National Peace Essay Contest. They believe that questions about peace, justice, freedom, and security are vital to civic education. Over 1,100 students submit entries to the essay contest annually.

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Deadline: 
February 12, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$50,000
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
You must be under 18 years old

Are you passionate about a subject area? Do you have an idea that will have a considerable impact on a field? Are you working on an innovative solution to major problem? If so the Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards may be for you. They award $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.

Scholarship Plus

Deadline: 
February 12, 2014
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