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.

Ocean Awareness Student Contest
Sponsor: From the Bow Seat
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: June 18, 2018
Description: Contest is open to middle and high school students from around the world between the ages of 11 and 18 years of age. Applicant must focus on this year theme of “Our Oceans in a Changing Climate” and submit a piece of art, poetry, prose, film or music on this year’s theme.

Do-Over Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: June 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 must share what they would do “if they could turn back time.”

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

Writer’s Square Essay Contest
Sponsor: Hakka Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in 1st grade through graduate school. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme of “Change.”

Breakthrough Junior Challenge
Sponsor: Breakthrough Prize Foundation
Amount: $25,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Competition is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 years of age. Applicant must explain a big scientific idea in fundamental physics, life sciences or mathematics with a short video (three minutes maximum).

Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: CVS Specialty
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students clinically diagnosed with hemophilia or von Wilebrand disease. Applicant must be students entering grades 7 through 12 at a private secondary school or students who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate courses of study for the upcoming academic year.

IP Video Contest
Sponsor: Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to individuals 13 years of age or older. Contestants between the ages of 13 and 18 must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited secondary, college level or trade school. Contestant must create a video on intellectual property.

Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
Sponsor: Family Travel Forum
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: July 9, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12 in the United States or Canada, or an American international school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program. Applicant must share a travel story.

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