Scholarships for High School Juniors

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nicodemus Wilderness Project
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to students between the ages of 13 and 21 who are candidates for a degree/diploma at a primary (middle school), secondary (high school), or accredited post-secondary educational institution from any country around the world. Applicant must conduct their own environmental stewardship project in 2019.

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship*
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States who are/will be enrolled in college within the next 12 months. Applicant must create a Cappex profile (if they don’t have one already), share about their extracurricular activities, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

Free Speech Essay Contest
Sponsor: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Contest is open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to free speech.

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Sponsor: Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12, college, and graduate school students who are legal U.S. residents. Applicant must submit an essay answering why they deserve the scholarship or their academic or career goals.

Huntington’s College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Huntington Learning Center
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Sweepstakes is open to high school students and their parents or guardians who are legal residents of the United States.

MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship
Sponsor: MoolahSPOT
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students at least 16 years or older who plan to attend, or are currently attending, college or graduate school. Students may be of any nationality and reside in any country. Applicant must submit a short form and a short essay.

No Sweat Scholarship
Sponsor: Cirkled In
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must create a free Cirkled in account.

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest
Sponsor: NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high or high school during the 2019-2020 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?”

NSFW (Not Safe For Wheels): Answer Three Questions about Your Friend’s Habits to Save their Lifes on the Road
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship just by sharing a guide to keep a friend safe on the road. Answer three quick questions about a friend’s on-the-road habits, and you’ll receive a personalized guide to share that could help save their life. Team up with thousands of other people to create the safest generation ever *and* enter to win a $2,500 scholarship. Let’s Do This!

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

SBO Annual Esasy Contest
Sponsor: School band and Orchestra
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 4-12 who have an interest in music. Applicant must submit an essay on how their musical instrument matches their personality.

Scholarship Detective Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Detective
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students who are permanent residents of the United States. Applicant must submit a short online form and answer in 140 characters or less how they plan to use the scholarship money.

Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Sweepstakes is open to current high school students, high school alumni who graduated within the last four years, and the parents of those students or alumni. Individual must take a survey on a United States high school.

The Hit We’ll Take: Share a #TBT Guide Online to Help Friends Escape the Vape
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: A single JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes! Share an online guide with friends about the dangers of e-cigs and vaping. Everyone hates when a remake goes wrong, and e-cigs/vapes are a bad remake of cigarettes. How about we back stuff we do want like Silentó, the man behind the Whip/Nae Nae? Share an online guide with friends to show them that e-cigs and JUUL are just a bad remake of regular cigarettes. You’ll be entered for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship, and the school with the most guide shares will win a visit from Silentó himself!

Top Ten List Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Unigo $10K Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Applicant must be at least 13 years of age, a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

MIT THINK Scholars Program
Sponsor: MIT THINK
Amount: $1,000 budget, chance to win $500 scholarship, mentorship, and a trip to MIT
Closing Date: January 1, 2020
Description: Applicant must be a current high school student at a school in the United States. Applicant must submit a project proposal on a science, technology or engineering idea.

Don’t Wait to Reach Your Potential Scholarship for Alabama Teens
Sponsor: Potential Magazine
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college-bound teens in 9th-12th grades Alabama. Students need to sign up for Potential Magazine’s free weekly eNewsletter and they will automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

National Don’t Wait to Reach Your Potential Scholarship
Sponsor: Potential Magazine
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college-bound teens in 9th-12th grades in the U.S. Students need to sign up for Potential Magazine’s free weekly eNewsletter and they will automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

Young Filmmakers Contest
Sponsor: One Earth Film Festival
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 5, 2020
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.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 6, 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. This is the second deadline. Deadline III is March 2, 2020.

Share a Card and Support a Friend
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: January 6, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by sharing a card to support one of your friends! Pick a friend and share a card with our text keyword on it. When they text in, we’ll send them our easy guide on professional development and building community to help make their dreams a reality. By sharing, you’ll automatically enter to win a $5,000 scholarship! Plus, both you and your friend can apply for The Live Màs Scholarship, which offers up to $25,000 internship opportunities, and so much more.

Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest
Sponsor: YoungWorkers.org
Amount: Up to $300
Closing Date: January 7, 2020
Description: Contest is open to California teens between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Contestant must create a poster on the theme, “Safe Jobs for Youth.”

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards
Sponsor: Helen Diller Family Foundation
Amount: Up to $36,000
Closing Date: January 8, 2020
Description: Award is open to Jewish teens who are between the ages of 13 and 19 at the time of nomination. Student must have demonstrated impressive leadership and are actively engaged in community service projects that embody the value of tikkun olam (repair of the world).

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