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.

Student Video Contest
Sponsor: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: December 2, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Contestant must submit a video on transportation infrastructure.

Military Child of the Year Award
Sponsor: Operation Homefront
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 4, 2022
Description: Award is open to young people ages 13 to 18 who are children of someone who is/was in the military.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
Sponsor: Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 5, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students in kindergarten through graduate school (ages 5-25) who have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months.

Rubincam Youth Award
Sponsor: National Genealogical Society
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 15, 2022
Description: Award is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit a genealogical project.

Carson Scholars
Sponsor: Carson Scholars Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 16, 2022
Description: Scholars program is open to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Applications must be requested by school officials. Applicant must have at least a 3.75 GPA.

Angela Award
Sponsor: National Science Teachers Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 21, 2022
Description: Award is open to female students in grades 5-8 who are residents of the United States, US Territories, or Canada. Applicant must have a strong passion for STEM.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nicodemus Wilderness Project
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
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 2022.

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest
Sponsor: NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high or high school during the 2021-2022 academic year, including homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme, “What Does the Second Amendment Mean to You?”

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition
Sponsor: C-SPAN
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 20, 2023
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 6-12. Student must create a short documentary video on the following theme: “If you were a newly elected member of Congress, which issue would be your first priority and why?”

ExploraVision Science Competition
Sponsor: Toshiba/NSTA
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2023
Description: Competition is open to students in grades K through 12. Students must work in groups of 2-4 and select a technology that is present in the home, school, and/or community and explore what the technology does, how it works, and how or why it was invented.

I Have a Dream Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2023
Description: Applicant must be 14 years of age or older, be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or will enroll in the future) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short essay (250 words or less) about a dream.

Travel Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: ACIS
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2023
Description: Travel scholarship is open to U.S. students aged 11-20 interested in educational travel. Scholarship will be in the form of a travel scholarship certificate (ACIS travel voucher for money off a 2023-2024 tour).

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2023
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 through high school juniors.

Young Filmmakers Contest
Sponsor: One Earth Film Festival
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: June 25, 2023
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 3 through college (ages 8 and up) from the United States. Student must create a film on one of many given topics (climate, energy, food, transportation, waste, water, Wildlife and Ecosystems) related to the Earth.

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

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