Scholarships for Middle School Students

Middle School students 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 middle school.

Club Z! Annual Achievement Award
Sponsor: Club Z!
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 20, 2018
Description: Award is open to students in grades 5-12 who have overcome obstacles, shown leadership in the classroom or on the field, or who simply demonstrated improvement and a positive attitude this year.

All About Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
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 and are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

E-waste Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students and current or entering college or graduate students at any level. Applicant must answer in 140-characters or less “the most important reason to care about e-waste is…”

Give a Spit About Cancer: Fight Blood Cancer Just by Swabbing Your Cheek
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: 70% of people with blood cancer rely on a complete stranger for a lifesaving bone marrow donation, but not everyone has an equal chance of finding a match. Share an online quiz with friends to education them on racial disparities in the bone marrow registry. Unlimited entries.

Rinse, Recycle, Repeat: Create a Recycling Bin for Your Bathroom!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Nearly half of Americans don’t regularly recycle their empty beauty and personal care products. Create a bin to recycle empty beauty and personal care products in the bathroom. You’ll remind others to recycle, keep plastic out of landfills, and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship. Unlimited entries.

Save the Mascots: Share a Photo to Urge Colleges to Go Tobacco-Free
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2018extended to April 30, 2018
Description: Secondhand smoke causes cancer, which is why thousands of colleges have gone tobacco-free. Problem is, 3,273 campuses still allow tobacco. Post a photo urging college campuses to go tobacco-free! Post a photo (DoSomething will provide one) of a college mascot and tag a nearby college, asking them to #SaveTheMascots by going tobacco-free.

Anthem Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 8-10. Applicant must submit an essay that answers a given question related to the book. There is no citizenship requirements to apply. In addition to the general contest, there is a special regional contest for students in Chicagoland (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin).

Catholic High School Scholarship
Sponsor: Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to 8th grade students who will be entering the 9th grade in the fall of 2018 to a Catholic High School.

Paradigm Challenge
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Challenge is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age (as of May 1, 2018) worldwide. Applicants may work in a team or alone to develop new ideas to improve personal health.

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