Scholarships for High School Seniors

College is right around the corner. Here are scholarships open to high school seniors who are off to college in the fall.

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Share Mental Health Resources!
Sponsor: Do Something
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 5, 2021
Description: You could win a $2,500 scholarship by sharing mental health resources in your school. Simply upload a photo of the mental health resources posters you’ve put up around your school and you’ll automatically enter!

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Urge Your Elected Officials to Provide More Mental Health Resources for Your School
Sponsor: Do Something
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 5, 2021
Description: Email your elected officials and let them know that your school needs more mental health resources and funding!

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers’ Annual Single Mother Scholarship
Sponsor: Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 5, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are mothers and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for their child as a mother.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
Sponsor: Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 5, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students in kindergarten through graduate school (ages 5-25) who have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months.

NPPF Scholarship
Sponsor: National Press Photographers Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: December 6, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution. Applicant must provide evidence for an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need.

100 Black Men of Upstate SC, Inc. – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | 100 Black Men of Upstate SC, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be full-time students at accredited and post-secondary institutions. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, preference will be given to African American male youth.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Lambda Rho Omega Chapter – Gaffney SC – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Lambda Rho Omega Chapter – Gaffney SC
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited Historically Black College or University educational institution in the United States or Puerto Rico. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators or potential; however, preference will be given to African American female youth.

Autism Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Kelly Law Team
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to citizens of the United States who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and who are interested in pursuing their educational goals beyond their present level. This can be at a college or university, a junior college, or a trade or vocational school.

Generation Google Scholarship
Sponsor: Google
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to aspiring students pursuing computer science degrees during the 2022-2023 academic year. Program is open to students who meet all the minimum qualification, but students who identify with groups that are historically excluded from the technology industry (Women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) are encouraged to apply.

National Urban League – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | National Urban League
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Puerto Rico. Student must be a current or graduated Project Ready student with an Individual College Development Plan on file. Student must have been or is an active member of the NUL Youth Council.

NJCPA Scholarship
Sponsor: New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors intending to major in accounting. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted for permanent residence, and a New Jersey resident attending a New Jersey public, parochial or home school high school.

Partners for Youth with Disabilities – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | Partners for Youth with Disabilities
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students (freshmen through seniors) and current college students who have participated in a any PYD program.

USPAACC – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | USPAACC
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students who are Asian American or Pacific Islander and living in the United States.

Edison Scholars Program
Sponsor: Edison International
Amount: Up to $10,000 per year, totaling $40,000 over four years
Closing Date: December 13, 2021
Description: Scholars program is open to high school seniors planning to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) at a four-year college or university on a full-time basis. Applicant must also have at least a 3.0 GPA and live in the Southern California Edison service territory.

Science Ambassador Scholarship
Sponsor: Cards Against Humanity
Amount: Full-tuition
Closing Date: December 13, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to women seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or current undergraduate student. There is no citizenship requirement, but student must be or planning to attend a college in the U.S. Applicant must submit a three minute video explaining a topic in science they are passionate about.

Wellroot Family Services Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Wellroot
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: December 13, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and graduates, and current undergraduate and graduate students. There are multiple scholarships available, including scholarships open to Wellroot Family Services residents (Georgia), students interested in studying math or music, and students attending a Methodist-affiliated college.

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Advocate for Climate Justice in Your Community
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis. Share how your community is impacted by climate injustice or environmental racism, along with your vision for a green future. DoSomething will send your stories to the EPA. Plus, you’ll automatically enter for the chance to win a $2,500 scholarship.

Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship program is open to low-income high school students to enroll in college courses from Nebraska college or universities, either through dual-enrollment or early enrollment agreements with the institutions. Deadline is for fall term classes.

Auto Safety and Technology Scholarship
Sponsor: Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P.
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to accepted and current college students attending a four-year college or university with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay about whether technological advancements in motor vehicles have improved the safety of the driving public or created more distractions, and therefore, more risk.

Avacare Medical Scholarship
Sponsor: Avacare Medical
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Burger King Scholars Program
Sponsor: Burger King McLamore Foundation
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Program is open to graduating high school seniors who live in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico. Applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2021-22 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

Distraction-Free Driving PSA Scholarship
Sponsor: Distasio Law Firm
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Application must create a video warning fellow teen drivers against the dangers of using a cell phone while driving.

Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards
Sponsor: ASCAP
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Award is open to young composers who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or enrolled students with valid student visas who have not reached their 30th birthday by December 15, 2021.

Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship
Sponsor: Medical Scrubs Collection
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

National Sojourners Essay Contest
Sponsor: National Sojourners Inc.
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Contest is open to students in 9th through 12th grade. Applicant must submit an essay on a given theme “Perseverance” The national deadline is January 15, 2021, but all entries must be sent to a local chapter first (deadlines may vary).

Rubincam Youth Award
Sponsor: National Genealogical Society
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Award is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit a genealogical project.

Scarlett Family Foundation College Scholarships
Sponsor: Scarlett Family Foundation
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will or have graduated from a public, independent or homeschool association high school in 40 Middle Tennessee counties. Applicant must be pursuing a business or STEM approved degree at a four-year, non-profit college or university in the fall of 2022.

Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship
Sponsor: John Foy & Associates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have been affected by leukemia, either by being diagnosed themselves or someone they loved being diagnosed with leukemia. Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate or is an incoming freshmen at an accredited institution in the United States.

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Varsity Tutors
Amount: $200
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must submit an essay the trait they think describes the best leader and why.

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers
Sponsor: Raise Your Hand Texas
Amount: $8,000
Closing Date: December 17, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to prospective teachers who are currently in, or plan to enter, an eligible teacher preparation program at a Raising Texas Teachers partner school (see website for details). Each Texas school has a different deadline; December 17 is the earliest deadline for the program.

Equitable Excellence Scholarships
Sponsor: Equitable
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: December 17, 2021 or until 10,000 applications are received
Description: Applicant must be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2022-2023 academic year. Applicant must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. APPLY EARLY – only the first 10,000 applications will be considered.

$1,000 December Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 20, 2021
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.

AceableAgent Higher Education Scholarship
Sponsor: AceableAgent
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 20, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current university, post-graduate, community and technical college students in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay or video on what home is to them.

Elder Abuse and Neglect Infographic Scholarship
Sponsor: Peck Law Group
Amount: $700
Closing Date: December 29, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have been accepted to a college and well as students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to elder abuse and neglect.

Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award
Sponsor: Odenza Marketing Group
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 16 and 22 by the deadline who have at least a 2.5 GPA and have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months.

PinkRose Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: The PinkRose Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to individuals who are legal residents of the United States of America and under the age of 25 who have lost a parent or legal guardian to breast cancer. Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent and must be pursuing post-secondary education or certificate training.

Spotless Cleaning Chicago Scholarship
Sponsor: Spotless Cleaning Chicago
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to dynamic, passionate, hard-working students in high school, college, university, or trade school. Applicant must submit a video on what motivates them,

$500 Art Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States or International students with a valid visa who are 13 years of age or older and who are interested in attending art school, or are currently enrolled in an art school.

$500 Community College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current community college students or high school students or adult students planning to enroll in a community college.

$500 Culinary Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States or International students with a valid visa who are 13 years of age or older and who are interested in attending culinary school, or are currently attending culinary school.

$500 Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States or International students with a valid visa who are 13 years of age or older and who are interested in attending nursing school, or are currently enrolled in nursing school.

AFSCME Family Scholarship
Sponsor: American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nicodemus Wilderness Project
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
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 2021.

Because College is Expensive Scholarship
Sponsor: Cedar Education Lending
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students, adults looking to head back to school, current college students, and anyone looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months. Applicant must submit a short form.

C.I.P. Scholarship
Sponsor: College is Power
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students age 17 years or older who plan to start a program of higher education within the next 12 months or who are currently enrolled in a program of higher education. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Applicant must submit a short online application.

Customized Girl Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: CustomizedGirl
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit an original and unique statement and fill out a short form.

EDvestinU Quarterly Scholarship Giveaway
Sponsor: EDvestinU
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States and foreign students with a valid student visa who are or will be enrolled at any Title IV eligible college or university by September 30, 2020. Three winners will be selected – one national winner and two students who are from or attending college in New Hampshire.

FACT Scholarship
Sponsor: Federation of American Consumers and Travelers (FACT)
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and incoming and current college students. Scholarship is only open to FACT members and their immediate family members.

Free Speech Essay Contest
Sponsor: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
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, 2021
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.

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George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
Sponsor: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2021 (dates vary by state)
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are United States citizens or legal aliens who attend a public, parochial, or private high school (including accredited home schools). Applicant must submit an essay related to the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Student should contact their state SAR chapter for specific deadline.

Huntington’s College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Huntington Learning Center
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Sweepstakes is open to high school students and their parents or guardians who are legal residents of the United States.

Just Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship
Sponsor: MoolahSPOT
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
Description: Contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high or high school during the 2021-2022 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?”

OppU Achievers Scholarship
Sponsor: OppLoans
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who are graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to financial literacy.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

Scholarship Detective Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Detective
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
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.

SOY Scholarship
Sponsor: American Soybean Association
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA who are children or grandchildren of a current ASA member. Applicant must plan to declare agriculture (or a discipline in the school of Agriculture) as an area of study at an accredited college or university of their choosing.

Top Ten List Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students 14 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must create a top ten list of the top ten reasons they should get the scholarship.

UnitedAg Scholarship
Sponsor: UnitedAg
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to individuals affiliated with a UnitedAg member company either as a child or grandchild of an employee who will be enrolled anytime during the 2021-2022 academic year. Scholarship is open to students of all majors.

JMJ Phillip Group College Scholarships
Sponsor: JMJ Phillip Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will be majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math).

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, 2022
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.

Young Filmmakers Contest
Sponsor: One Earth Film Festival
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 5, 2022
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.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Sponsor: Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: January 9, 2022
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.

Kittie M. Fairey Scholarship
Sponsor: The Kittie Moss Fairey Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 12, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to South Carolina residents who are high school seniors and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants’ parents must have a household adjusted gross income not exceeding $40,000 and applicant must be planning to attend college in South Carolina.

AQHA Scholarships
Sponsor: American Quarter Horse Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are AQHA members. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to students studying veterinary medicine.

Global Citizen Scholarship
Sponsor: MPOWER Financing
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to international students allowed to legally study in the U.S. or Canada (U.S. permanent resident, protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, or have a valid visa that permits study in the U.S.) Applicant must be accepted at, or enrolled in, a full-time degree program at a U.S. or Canadian school.

Autism Scholarship
Sponsor: John Barras, DDS
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 28, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to any citizen of the United States diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and who intends to move forward with his or her education.

National Catholic Society of Foresters Scholarship
Sponsor: National Catholic Society of Foresters
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Catholic graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must be a NCSF member.

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