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.
Annual Fruit Shoot Photo Contest
Sponsor: California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: July 17, 2020
Description: Contest is open to anyone. Contestant must submit a photo on the subjects of fruit, flowers, roots or any vegetative plant parts.
Book Your Summer Scholarship
Sponsor: Utah Educational Savings Plan
Closing Date: August 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Utah residents with valid U.S. social security numbers who are 18 years of age or younger. Student must participate in the 2020 summer reading program at their local public library.
We the Future Contest
Sponsor: Constituting America
Amount: Varied based on class standing
Closing Date: September 17, 2020
Description: Contest is open to K-12 students, college students, law school students, graduate schools students, adults 25 years of age and older, and seniors 65 years of age and older. Contest is about the U.S. Constitution. Each age group has different requirements, so applicants should visit website for details.
Fifty States, On Nation Contest
Sponsor: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: November 16, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in grade 4 and 5 in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay, short story/historical fiction, or poem on the theme, “Fifty States, One Nation.”
Sponsor: National Science Teachers Association
Closing Date: December 10, 2020
Description: Award is open to female students in grades 5-8 who are residents of the United States, US Territories, or Canada. Applicant must have a strong passion for STEM.
Young Filmmakers Contest
Sponsor: One Earth Film Festival
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 5, 2021
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 3 through college (ages 8 and up) from the United States. Student must create a film on one of many given topics related to the Earth.
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Description: Challenge is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age (as of May 1, 2021) worldwide. Applicants may work in a team or alone to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems.