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.

C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition
Sponsor: C-SPAN
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 20, 2019
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 6-12. Student must create a short documentary video on “What Does it Mean to be American?”

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship
Sponsor: Connecther
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in 8th grade, high school 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, 2019
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.

Curtis Kinetic Science Competition
Sponsor: Orlando Science Center
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: January 25, 2019
Description: Competition is open to any school, science club, and home school group in the nine surrounding counties (Brevard, Lake, Marion, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Park, Sumter, and Volusia) in grades 5-8. Students may work in teams of up to five to build a kinetic system with multiple energy transformations.

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: January 25, 2019
Description: Contest is open to all public, private, parochial and home school students in grades 5-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a given prompt related to change in your community.

ACIS Travel is Education Scholarship
Sponsor: ACIS
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 6 through 12 traveling on an ACIS tour from October 15, 2018 through October 14, 2019.

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