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.

Harlequin Floors Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: The World Dances
Amount: $250
Closing Date: July 28, 2017
Description: Contest is open to residents of the 50 United States and Canada. There is no restriction to enter the contest. Applicant must submit a dance video.

Flavor of the Month Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
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 who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Student Video Contest
Sponsor: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 15, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Contestant must submit a video on transportation infrastructure.

Women Leaders Council Video Contest
Sponsor: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 15, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Applicant must submit a video promoting U.S. transportation design and construction careers.

Make Me Laugh Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
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 who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Tell Your Governor to Protect Your State and Our Planet!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: President Trump recently withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, a global treaty to protect the planet. Use social media to tell your governor to protect health, the air and water, and the security of your state and our country. Tweet or post on Facebook asking your governor to sign a pledge that DoSomething provides. That’s ensure a safer, cleaner, better future for America and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

Walk, Run, or Bike to Help Service Members Call Home!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: U.S. military service members spend almost eight months of the year away from family and friends. During that time, it’s often hard to stay connected to the people and the comforts of home. Walk, run, or bike around your neighborhood to unlock donations that’ll enable military service members to call their loved ones! It doesn’t matter how far you go: even if you travel just 0.1 miles, you’ll help service members stay connect to their families and enter yourself for the scholarship.

Annual Fruit Shoot Photo Contest
Sponsor: California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: September 5, 2017
Description: Contest is open to anyone. Contestant must submit a photo on the subjects of Mango, Citrus, Fig, Avocado, Banana, or Exotic Hawaiian Fruits.

Staples For Students Scholarship
Sponsor: Staples
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: September 16, 2017
Description: Sweepstake is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 13 years of age and older. During the sweepstakes period, visit a participating Staples location and make a purchase of at least $25 to receive one unique code per purchase. Applicant can also receive an entry without purchase by following directions on website.

We the Future Contest
Sponsor: Constituting America
Amount: Varied based on class standing
Closing Date: September 17, 2016
Description: Contest is open to K-12 students, college students, law school students, graduate schools students, adults 25 years of age and older, and seniors 65 years of age and older. Each age group has different requirements, so applicants should visit website for details.

Shout It Out Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
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 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Writer’s Square Essay Contest
Sponsor: Hakka Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to all enrolled students from first grade to college. Applicant must write an essay on what nature’s role is in their life.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 2, 2017
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 and 18 who have not yet entered college during the 2017-2018 academic year. This is the first deadline. Deadline II is January 8, 2018, and Deadline III is March 5, 2018.

Save the Frogs! Art Contest
Sponsor: Save the Frogs!
Amount: $100
Closing Date: October 15, 2017
Description: Contest is open to anyone, regardless of age, with a talent for art. Applicant must submit a cool frog piece of art.

Patriot’s Pen Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2017
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 6-8 in the United States, its territories and its possessions. Applicant must submit an essay on the following theme: “American’s Gift to My Generation.”

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2017
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 who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Education Matters Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
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 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

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