Scholarships for Elementary School Students

Elementary school children may not know where they want to go to college or what they want to study, but thinking about paying for college can be intimidating for their parents. Below are scholarships and contests for students in elementary school.

Curtis Kinetic Science Competition
Sponsor: Orlando Science Center
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: January 25, 2019
Description: Competition is open to any school, science club, and home school group in the nine surrounding counties (Brevard, Lake, Marion, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Park, Sumter, and Volusia) in grades 5-8. Students may work in teams of up to five to build a kinetic system with multiple energy transformations.

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: January 25, 2019
Description: Contest is open to all public, private, parochial and home school students in grades 5-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a given prompt related to change in your community.

EngineerGirl Essay Contest
Sponsor: EngineerGirl
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Essay contest is open to girls and boys in grades 3-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to engineering design and problem solving.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Deadline only for Maryland. South Carolina deadline has already passed, but all other states have later deadlines – see website for details.

ExploraVision Science Competition
Sponsor: Toshiba/NSTA
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 8, 2019
Description: Competition is open to students in grades K through 12. Students must work in groups of 2-4 and select a technology that is present in the home, school, and/or community and explore what the technology does, how it works, and how or why it was invented.

Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Columbus Citizens Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to elementary school, middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students of Italian descent (at least 25% Italian). Applicant must have financial need and at least a 3.0 GPA (for high school and college students).

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Deadline only for Massachusetts and New Jersey. Maryland and South Carolina deadlines has already passed, but all other states have later deadlines – see website for details.

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Annual Scholarship Program
Sponsor: First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 26, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to members in good standing with the Association for at least three years prior to date of application. Applicant must also have a policy with the organization in his or her own name. Scholarships are open to students in grades 1-12, as well as college and graduate students. Award must be used towards tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Deadline only for Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and South Carolina deadlines have already passed, but all other states have a later deadline – see website for details.

The Fountain Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Foundation Magazine
Amount: UP to $1,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: There is no age limit or a condition to fulfill for entry. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic of “Should We Be Grateful?”

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 4, 2019
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 and 18 who have not yet entered college during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Unfortunately deadlines for Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, DC have already passed.

Doodle 4 Google
Sponsor: Google Inc.
Amount: $30,000
Closing Date: March 18, 2019
Description: Program is open to students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grades. Student must create an uplifting doodle that tells the world “When I grow up, I hope…”

Dear George Washington Contest
Sponsor: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: March 25, 2019
Description: Contest is open to U.S. students in grades 2-5. Student must write a letter (250 – 300 words) to President George Washington telling the President what to focus on during his first term.

Susan Howard Community Service Award
Sponsor: British American Foundation of Texas
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of Texas OR Great Britain who are enrolled in full-time education and are aged between 11 and 21 years of age. Applicant must be currently working on an inspiring community service project or have done so within the past 12 months.

Writer’s Square Essay Contest
Sponsor: Hakka Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in 1st grade through college. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme of “Happiness.”

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Sponsor: Barron Prize
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2019
Description: Award is open to students between the ages of eight and 18 years of age who are permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S. or Canada. Applicant must be currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months.

Paradigm Challenge
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Challenge is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age (as of May 1, 2019) worldwide. Applicants may work in a team or alone to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems.

Practice Acts of Kindness Mini Contest
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age worldwide. Student must share their random or non-random acts of kindness by creating a video, poem, story, drawing, photograph, or anything else that captures one of their acts of kindness.

Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest
Sponsor: Sons of the American Revolution
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 3-5. Contestant must create a poster on a given topic related to the Revolutionary War. Student must submit entry to local chapter.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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