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.

Make Me Laugh Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 31, 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 who 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 an incident in their life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction) that will make us laugh.

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Junior Poet’s Contest
Sponsor: The Critical Pass Review
Amount: $100
Closing Date: September 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18. Contestant can group up to three poems to be considered for the contest.

Research & Education Division (RED) Video Contest
Sponsor: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 31, 2018extended to September 4, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Contestant must submit a video on transportation infrastructure.

Staples For Students Scholarship
Sponsor: Staples
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2018
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, 2018
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. Contest is about the U.S. Constitution. 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, 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.

Writer’s Square Essay Contest
Sponsor: Hakka Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to all enrolled students from first grade to college. Applicant must write an essay on the theme “Education.”

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: October 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Applicant must create an original work showcasing their idea for a solution or strategy to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2018
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 2018-2019 academic year. This is the first deadline. Deadline II is January 7, 2019, and Deadline III is March 4, 2019.

Patriot’s Pen Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
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: Why I Honor the American Flag.”

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 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 who 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.

Education Matters Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 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.

Magi Foundation Film Festival
Sponsor: Magi Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
Description: Film festival is open to students between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age who are legal residents of the United States. Student must create a short film (2-5 minutes) that aims to communicate to their peers the theme of “Finding Common Ground.”

Rubincam Youth Award
Sponsor: National Genealogical Society
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 15, 2018
Description: Award is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit a genealogical project.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nicodemus Wilderness Project
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
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 2018.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

Top Ten List Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 31, 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 who 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.

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