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.

Youth Art Contest
Sponsor: Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Amount: UP to $200
Closing Date: October 28, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students 18 years of age or younger who are directly or indirectly affected by cancer. Applicant must submit an original piece of artwork or photo.

George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest
Sponsor: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 1-12, including home-schooled students. Student must submit a piece of art on a given topic related to North American game birds or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped.

Save the Frogs! Art Contest
Sponsor: Save the Frogs!
Amount: $100
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Contest is open to anyone, regardless of age, with a talent for art. Applicant must submit a cool frog piece of art.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Sponsor: Prudential Financial, Inc.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 3, 2022
Description: Award is open to all young people in grades 5-12 who live in the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., and have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2022
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 2022-2023 academic year. This is the deadline for high school seniors. Younger students may still apply. Deadline III is April 15, 2023.

Carson Scholars
Sponsor: Carson Scholars Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 16, 2022
Description: Scholars program is open to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Applications must be requested by school officials. Applicant must have at least a 3.75 GPA.

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest
Sponsor: NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high or high school during the 2021-2022 academic year, including homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme, “What Does the Second Amendment Mean to You?”

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2023
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 through high school juniors.

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