Scholarships for High School Seniors

Marsha Martin Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Texas Farm Credit
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: January 6, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are members of FFA or 4H, plan to pursue an agriculture-related college degree, and reside in Texas Farm Credit’s 100-county territory.

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).

School Notification System Scholarship
Sponsor: Dial My Calls
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 8, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States who are high school seniors or current college students with at least a 2.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the career they are pursuing and why.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Sponsor: Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: January 9, 2020
Description: Scholars program is open to African-American/Black high school seniors who excel academically and demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship.

Golf Cart Garage Scholarship
Sponsor: Golf Cart Garage
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States and students with a valid student visa who is currently enrolled or accepted to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in an accredited U.S. university, college or school. Applicant must submit an essay share which person, alive or dead, they would like to meet and why.

Pawstruck Scholarship
Sponsor: Pawstruck
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given prompt related to animal rights.

Smith Scholarship
Sponsor: Smith Family Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors at an Alabama high school and planning to attend an Alabama four-year college in the fall.

TAPCO Scholarships
Sponsor: TAPCO Credit Union (Washington)
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: January 10, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who are TAPCO members.

SimpleTexting Scholarship
Sponsor: SimpleTexting
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 11, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicant must be attending college in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. Applicant must submit an on a text they would send to their younger self.

KSCPP’s 13th National Essay Contest
Sponsor: Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP)
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: January 12, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students enrolled in home school or a public/private middle or high school within the United States. Applicant must submit an essay a given topic related to the values of Chung, Hyo, and Ye.

AT3 Tactical Scholarship
Sponsor: AT3 Tactical
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on how they demonstrated leadership ability in their school, work, or community.

Blaze Your Own Trail Scholarship
Sponsor: TrailHeads
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on a challenge they have faced, how they overcame it, and how the experience affected them.

GKVF Scholarships
Sponsor: The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and current college students in West Virginia. There are over 100 scholarships available – see website for details.

John D. Unangst Scholarship
Sponsor: Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors. Applicant or any member of the applicant’s family must be a member of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (Pennsylvania).

Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Red Cross
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: January 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school and college students. Applicant must host an American Red Cross blood drive between December 15, 2019 and January 15, 2020.

Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship
Sponsor: YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to African American female students who are graduating high school seniors, have at least a 3.0 GPA, is in the top 1/3 of her class, and attend school in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.

MCCF Scholarships
Sponsor: Montgomery County Community Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college students who are residents of Montgomery County, Indiana. There are many scholarships – see website for details.

Photography Talk Scholarship
Sponsor: Photography Talk
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have an interest in photography. Applicant must submit an essay or video on given questions related to photography.

Providian Medical Scholarship
Sponsor: Providian Medical Equipment
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students 16 years of age and older who are graduating high school seniors and current college students in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum.

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to students who have attended school in Santa Barbara County (California) for at least four of the six years between grades 7-12 and plan to attend full-time at a Title IV approved institution in the next academic year. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or AB 540 eligible.

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Washington Crossing Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government.

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship
Sponsor: National Center for Learning Disabilities
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: January 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students with learning disabilities who are graduating high school seniors and will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD in the fall. Applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

Anne Ford Scholarship
Sponsor: National Center for Learning Disabilities
Amount: $10,000 ($2,500 /year over four years)
Closing Date: January 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall.

Baer Reintegration Scholarship
Sponsor: The Center for Reintegration
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who will be attending during the 2020-2021 academic year and have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

Diversity Advancement Scholarship
Sponsor: Architects Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and undergraduate minority students who are entering, enrolled in, or transferring into a NAAB-accredited undergraduate architecture program.

MaryEllen Locher Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: MaryEllen Locher Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who live within a 50-mile radius of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Applicant must have lost a parent to breast cancer or complications relating from the disease or have a parent who has survived breast cancer.

Megan Meier Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Megan Meier Foundation | SSM Health
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who reside in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, or St. Charles County. Applicant must passionately pursue bullying and cyberbullying prevention in their school or community.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 17, 2020
Description: Contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to an act of political courage.

Yvonne Ballentine Memorial Reflections Scholarship
Sponsor: Alabama PTA
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 18, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have participated in the Reflections program.

C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition
Sponsor: C-SPAN
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 20, 2020
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 6-12. Student must create a short documentary video on “What’s Your Vision in 2020?”

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship
Sponsor: Connecther
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students and college undergraduates who are under the age of 25. Applicant must submit a 3-6 minute short film that raises awareness about critical issues affecting women and girls around the world OR propose solutions to critical challenges faced by women.

Stand Up Men Award
Sponsor: ConnectHer
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: January 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to 8th graders, high school students, and undergraduate students under the age of 25 and of any gender. Applicant must submit an original 3-6 minute film on any man they know who is taking a stand to prevent violence against women and/or standing up for women’s rights.

NEHS Scholarships
Sponsor: National English Honor Society for High Schools
Amount: Up to 5,000
Closing Date: January 21, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who hold membership in active chapters of NEHS for one year.

APIA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: January 22, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity and are citizens, nationals, or legal permanent residents of the United States. Applicant must be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2020. Special focus will be given to students who live at or below the poverty level and/or are the first in their family to attend college.

NYWICI Scholarships
Sponsor: New York Women in Communications
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 24, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who live in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania. Applicant must be high school seniors or current undergraduate or graduate college students majoring (or planning to declare a major in) in a Communication-related field.

Point Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Point Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 27, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college student who are “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. There is no citizenship requirement, but applicant must be attending or planning to attend an institution in the United States.

QCESC Scholarship
Sponsor: The Quad City Engineering and Science Council
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 27, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors who plan on studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) at an accredited college or university. Applicant must be a Quad City area resident in the Illinois Counties of Carroll, Henry, Knox, Lee, Mercer, Rock Island, or Whiteside, or in the Iowa Counties of Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, or Louisa.

Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship
Sponsor: Golden 1 Credit Union
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Golden 1 members (California) and their dependents. Applicant must be a graduating high school seniors or current college student attending an accredited, nonprofit college or university in California during the 2020-2021 school year.

National Catholic Society of Foresters Scholarship
Sponsor: National Catholic Society of Foresters
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Catholic graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must be a NCSF member.

Opportunity Scholarship for Locked-Out Dreamers
Sponsor: TheDream.US
Amount: Up to $80,000 over four years
Closing Date: January 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and high school graduates who live in targeted, locked-out states that do not offer in-state tuition to DREAMers, or bars them from attending state colleges and universities all together.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. Applicant must submit a short statement about technology addiction.

ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition
Sponsor: American Backflow Prevention Association
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to all persons of high school age (at least 13 and no older than age 19 as of December 31, 2019) who are legal residents of the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to public drinking water.

ACIS Travel is Education Scholarship
Sponsor: ACIS
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 6 through 12 traveling on an ACIS tour from October 15, 2019 through October 14, 2020.

Ag Day Essay Contest
Sponsor: Agriculture Council of America
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 in the 2019-2020 school year who are U.S. citizens. Applicant must submit a written or video essay on a given topic related to agriculture.

BBC&S Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Bertoldo Baker Carter & Smith
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Clark County School District (Nevada) high school seniors with an interest in law or a related field and planning to attend college in the fall. Applicant must submit an essay on a given prompt related to athletics and legal issues.

Cherokee Nation Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Cherokee Nation Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to Cherokee Nation citizen students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. There are multiple scholarships available, including scholarships open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Child of Divorce/Single Parent Household Scholarship
Sponsor: Miller Law Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have been accepted and current undergraduate and graduate students who come from a divorced/single parent household. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic pertaining to individuals who are the product of a single parent or divorced household.

Discover Student Loans Scholarship
Sponsor: Discover Financial Services
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduate students who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college and they will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes.

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Scholarships
Sponsor: eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to California graduating high school seniors and current college students who have provided service to the LGBT+ community (open to all sexual orientations). In addition to the general scholarships, there are scholarships open to Nursing students and Medical students.

Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award
Sponsor: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Award recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. Award is open to a student 19 years old or younger who has demonstrated initiative, talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field, including art, music, science, math, athletics, or community service.

Harvey Simon Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: The Simon Cancer Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in a four-year college or university during the Fall 2020 term. Applicant must have had a form of cancer sometime during their lifetime.

I Have a Dream Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Applicant must be 13 years of age or older, be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short essay (250 words or less) about a dream.

Midwest Member Chapter Scholarships
Sponsor: Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who will be enrolling in college for the fall semester, or a First, Second, or Third year student currently enrolled in a full-accredited college or university. Applicant must be members of the AIST Midwest Chapter (Northwestern Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa) or the dependent of a member of the AIST Midwest chapter.

New Year’s Resolution Scholarship
Sponsor: MoneySolver
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older and legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must be currently, have been, or will be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicant must share their 2020 resolutions and how they plan to keep them.

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship
Sponsor: The Willa Cather Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to female students who are graduating high school seniors at a Nebraska high school and plans to enroll as an English major at an accredited college or university.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Sponsor: Alumni Association of Princeton
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Award is for students currently enrolled in ninth through twelfth grades in a participating region (Alabama, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New Jersey, NYC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, or Washington, DC) who have been actively involved in a volunteer activity that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations in their school or community.

R2C Scholarship
Sponsor: Return2College
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and legal residents who are starting a program of higher education (college or graduate school) within the next 12 months or are currently enrolled. Applicant must be 17 years of age or older and there is no maximum age limit. Applicant must share in three sentences of less why they are getting their degree.

Rove Pest Control Scholarship
Sponsor: Rove Pest Control
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students and graduates nationwide in the United States who have been accepted to a college or university. Although the scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education, special consideration will be given to anyone pursuing a degree entomology or a related field.

Shred Nations Scholarship
Sponsor: Shred Nations
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students with at least a 3.0 GPA and have an interest in business, environmental studies or the shredding and recycling industry.

STEM Scholarship
Sponsor: NextStepU
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) major. Applicant must be 16-22 years old at the time of entry and be a registered user of NextStepU.com

Texas History Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Sons of the Republic of Texas
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Contest is open to graduating high school seniors in Texas. History, Government, and English students are particularly encouraged to participate. Applicant must submit an essay on the last president of the Republic of Texas.

Union Plus Scholarships
Sponsor: Union Plus
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children. Applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program
Sponsor: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to U.S. citizens who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Applicant must study agriculture, food, natural resource science, or other related academic disciplines.

Cottage & Bungalow Scholarship
Sponsor: Cottage & Bungalow
Amount: $500
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S. and applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa. Applicant must submit an essay on the topic: does any attribute, quality, or skill distinguish you from everyone else?

Henry David Thoreau Scholarship
Sponsor: Henry David Thoreau Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who reside in Massachusetts and are in their final year at a Massachusetts high school. Applicant must plan to enroll in college the year that the scholarship is awarded and demonstrate strong academic qualifications and a commitment to an environmental field.

LockPickWorld Scholarship
Sponsor: LockPickWorld
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are legal residents of the United States or hold a valid student visa. Applicant must submit an essay describing the importance of their major in today’s society.

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