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.

Folds of Honor Scholarship
Sponsor: Folds of Honor
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to dependents of service members enrolled in grades Kindergarten – 12. Funds may be used for approved/accredited private school tuition, IRS approved educational tutoring from an approved tutoring company, approved/accredited homeschool curriculum, required books, and required school uniforms.

Harlequin Floors Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: The World Dances
Amount: $250
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Description: Contest is open to residents of the 50 United States and Canada. There is no restriction to enter the contest. Applicant must submit a dance video.

Writer’s Square Essay Contest
Sponsor: Hakka Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in 1st grade through graduate school. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme of “Self.”

Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award
Sponsor: California Association for the Gifted
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 1, 2017
Description: Award is open to students in grades 3-6 who are California residents and have outstanding student accomplishments in the areas of academics, the arts, or leadership.

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Winning Writers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2017
Description: Contest is open to poets of all ages and from all nations. Contestant must submit one English poem only with a maximum of 250 lines.

Club Z! Annual Achievement Award
Sponsor: Club Z!
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 14, 2017
Description: Award is open to students in grades 5-12 who have overcome obstacles, shown leadership in the classroom or on the field, or who simply demonstrated improvement and a positive attitude this year.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Sponsor: Barron Prize
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2017
Description: Prize is open to students between the ages of 8 and 18 years of age who are permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Applicant must be nominated for an extraordinary service activity which has clearly benefited other people or the planet we share.

Paradigm Challenge
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2017
Description: Challenge is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age (as of May 1, 2017). Applicants may work in a team or alone in creating an original and creative way to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.

Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH)
Sponsor: Optimist International
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 15, 2017
Description: Contest is open to young people through grade 12 in the United States and Canada, to CEGEP in Quebec and grade 13 in the Caribbean, who are educated in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. Applicant must be deaf or hard of hearing. Closing date is the national closing date. Applicant should contact local Optimist Club for specific date.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $300
Closing Date: June 30, 2017
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards
Sponsor: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 1, 2017
Description: Contest is open to people of all ages. Contestants must submit a poem or poems that explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit. There is no entry fee for youth 12 years of age or under.