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.

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: February 23, 2020
Description: Contest is open to all public, private, parochial and home school students in grades 5-12. Applicant must submit an essay on where we are in society now compared to 1995.

Youth Eco-Hero Scholarship
Sponsor: Action for Nature
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 28, 2020
Description: The award is available to students between the ages of eight and 16 who exhibit environmental activism. Applicant must carry out an action-based and self-initiated project that concerns environmental health, advocacy, research, or protection of the natural world.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2020
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 Maine, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Deadlines have already passed for California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia, 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, 2020
Description: There is no age limit or a condition to fulfill for entry. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to facing challenges.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 2, 2020
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 2019-2020 academic year.

Growing Up Asian in America Contest
Sponsor: Asian Americans for Community Involvement
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 6, 2020
Description: Award is open to Bay Area (California) students from Kindergarten through 12 grades who are from backgrounds including Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and other Asian, Pacific Islander or multiracial ethnicities. Applicant must submit artwork, essay or video on the theme, “Why I Count” with a focus on the census.

Doodle 4 Google
Sponsor: Google Inc.
Amount: $30,000
Closing Date: March 13, 2020
Description: Program is open to students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grades. Student must create an uplifting doodle that tells the world “I Show Kindness By…”

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2020
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 California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia have already passed.

Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: March 30, 2020
Description: Contest is open to U.S. students in grades 4-5. Student my submit short essay, short/story/historical fiction, or poem on a topic or era on “My State” (Grade 4) or “My Country” (Grade 5).

Folds of Honor Scholarship
Sponsor: Folds of Honor
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to dependents of service members enrolled in grades Kindergarten – 12 and students enrolled in college. Funds may be used for approved/accredited private school tuition, IRS approved educational tutoring from an approved tutoring company, approved/accredited home school curriculum, required books, and required school uniforms.

Susan Howard Community Service Award
Sponsor: British American Foundation of Texas
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
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.

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Winning Writers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
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.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Sponsor: Barron Prize
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
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.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: June 30, 2020
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards
Sponsor: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
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.

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