Scholarships for High School Seniors

$1,000 February Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students, and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid student visa. Applicant must fill out a short form.

Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation (GAR)
Amount: Up to $50,000 ($12,500 per year)
Closing Date: February 20, 2020
Description: Applicant must be a dependent child of a full-time employee in the financial services industry. Employee must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in the field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to scholarship. Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are enrolling as a full-time first-year student in pursuit of a four-year bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Income Inequality Video Contest
Sponsor: Stossel in the Classroom
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: February 20, 2020
Description: Contest is open to filmmakers aged 14-23. Applicant must create a 1-3 minute video on income inequality.

Optimist International Essay Contest
Sponsor: Optimist International
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: February 20, 2020
Description: Applicant must be under the age of 19 and have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent. Applicant must contact their local Optimist Club and submit an essay on a topic related to “iMagine.”

Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarships
Sponsor: Ruiz 4 Kids
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 20, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors who live within 35 or 50 miles of an area with a Ruiz Foods presence (Dinuba or Tulare, California; Denison, Texas; or Florence, South Carolina – see website for details).

Tozer Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Tozer Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,750
Closing Date: February 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are residents of, or attended high school in Kanabec, Pine or Washington counties in Minnesota.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
Sponsor: Vegetarian Resource Group
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2020. Applicant must be a vegetarian and have promoted vegetarianism in their school and/or community.

CISCO Scholarships
Sponsor: Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO)
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: February 21, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to children of building trade union members and employees of union contractors. Applicant must be a high school senior who is a U.S. citizen and has been provisionally accepted as a full-time student into an undergraduate degree program at a two or four-year accredited college or university.

Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 21, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to residents of the counties of Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel in West Virginia and Jefferson and Belmont in Ohio. The majority of the scholarships are open to high school seniors, but there are some open to current college students and non-traditional students. Multiple scholarships available – see website for details.

ESA Scholarships for Children of First Responders
Sponsor: Electronic Security Association (ESA)
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: February 21, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in Nevada who have a father, mother, or natural guardian who is a first responder. This deadline is for Nevada students only. Students in Connecticut must apply by March 20; students in Wisconsin must apply by March 6; and all other students must apply by April 10.

Greater St. Louis Mothers of Twins Club Scholarship
Sponsor: Greater St. Louis Mothers of Twins Club
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 21, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to multiple-birth graduating high school seniors seeking enrollment in an accredited post high school education or training. Applicant must reside within the St. Louis, Missouri-Illinois metropolitan statistical area.

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship
Sponsor: Iowa Student Loan
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 21, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are permanent residents of Iowa and plan to attend college in fall 2020. Applicant must complete two online financial literacy tutorials and a related online assessment.

Mathworks Math Modeling Challenge
Sponsor: MathWorks
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 21, 2020
Description: Scholarship challenge is open to high school juniors and seniors. Applicants must form a team of three to five students and one teacher from the same school.

SPJ High School Essay Contest
Sponsor: Society of Professional Journalists
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 21, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students enrolled in grades 9-12 in U.S. public, private, and home schools within the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on the topic, “During a presidential election cycle, how can local journalism help foster more civil discussion in communities around politics and democracy?”

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.

Forest County Potawatomi Scholarships
Sponsor: Forest County Potawatomi Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 23, 2020extended to February 24, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors, technical college, and students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution who are Wisconsin residents.

Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships
Sponsor: Fisher House Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 24, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to dependent unmarried children under the age of 23 of active duty personnel, Reserve/Guard, and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty. Applicant must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate program leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall term of 2020.

(ISC)2 Undergraduate Scholarships
Sponsor: Center for Cyber Safety and Education
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 24, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who must be pursuing, or planning to pursue, a degree with a focus on cyber security or information assurance.

Scholarships for Military Children
Sponsor: Fisher House Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 24, 2020
Description: Applicant must be a dependent, unmarried child under the age of 23 of an active duty, reserve/guard or retired military member or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military. Student must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the fall of 2020 in a full-time undergraduate program of study leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

Sowers Club of Nebraska Scholarship – High School Seniors
Sponsor: The Sowers Club of Nebraska Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 24, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Nebraska and planning to attend a college in Nebraska.

Student Speakers Contest
Sponsor: Lions Clubs International MD4
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 24, 2020
Description: Contest is open to California residents in grades 9-12. Applicant must perform a 5-10 minute speech on a given topic related to integrity and civility. Applicant must apply with their local club (see website for details).

CEMS Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Cynthia E. Morgan Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current residents of the state of Maryland who are high school juniors or seniors or currently attending an accredited Maryland post-secondary school. Applicant must be the first person in his/her immediate family who will be attending a Maryland accredited post-secondary school and studying (or planning to study) in the medical field.

Richard and Louise Varco Scholarship
Sponsor: Richard and Louise Varco Scholarship Fund, Saint Paul and Minnesota Communication Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate, graduate or professional level study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in Minnesota for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA OR be a worker displaced under extraordinary circumstances.

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