Senior Scholarships 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will distribute scholarships to African-American females in the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area that are currently high school seniors and plan to attend a college or university upon graduation. Recipients of the scholarship will be based on academic excellence, community service involvement, financial need, and a short interview, if requested. Interested applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Application requires an essay, official transcript and two letters of recommendation. Applications can be found in the guidance office and the deadline to apply is March 27, 2020.

High School Social Leaders Bi-Annual Scholarship

The High School Social Leaders Bi-Annual Scholarship will award $1,000 every 6 months to students who are focused on solving critical social issues either in their communities or at a global scale.

The scholarship is open to any high school students who plan on pursuing higher education.

To apply, students must be actively involved in organization working to solve key social issues that we face today. 

Click here for application. Deadline to apply is March 28, 2020

Recent Immigrant Scholarship

America is a nation of immigrants, and much of our growth can be attributed to those born elsewhere. Immigrants start companies, innovate, and create jobs at significantly greater rates than the rest of the U.S. workforce, accounting for 15% of the workforce but 25% of entrepreneurs and 25% of patent-holding inventors. A different report showed that 71% of the tech workforce in Silicon Valley is foreign born!

The Recent Immigrant Scholarship supports high school students who immigrated to the US within the last decade and who plan to live & work here. High school students at any grade level are eligible, and all GPAs will be considered.

Click here for details and application. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.

Women in Technology Scholarship

From shaping our behavior, to shifting our beliefs, to redesigning our interactions, technology is rapidly changing the world. The rise of technology has created a wealth of personal and professional opportunities and the ability to leave a positive dent in the universe.

It’s critical that women be at the forefront of our tech-driven world.

Globally, women are significantly underrepresented in the tech sector. While many factors contribute to the gender imbalance in tech, it’s indisputable that having more women in tech will fuel innovation and lead to better social and business outcomes.

The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship exists to move the tech industry in the right direction by empowering the next generation of extraordinary women leaders.

More information on this $500 scholarship can be found here. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2020

Mattress Nerd's Sustainability Scholarship

Mattress Nerd has been paying attention to the many voices of students across the globe who have recently been calling for a change in our living habits and the way we consume and recycle.

We are working in an industry where new technology is being developed all of the time to ensure that mattresses will be longer-lasting and produced with more environmental materials, and we want to ensure that our readership understands the options available to them to be mindful with their mattress disposal.

Despite the push in awareness regarding needed changes in how we dispose of our waste, we don’t believe there is enough information out there on the different ways of reusing and recycling our products when they are no longer of value to us.

We’d love to hear from more students with a dedication to sustainability and conscientious buying so we can build on our own knowledge and be a contributor to offering an insight on how people can live more environmentally friendly.

The best essay will be awarded with a $1000 scholarship for their contribution to this important cause.

No specific major or minimum GPA is required. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2020. Click here for all of the details and entry form.

Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship

The Kittyhawk (Dayton) Post of the Society of American Military Engineers’ (SAME) scholarships program is now open. SAME’s scholarships encourage students from the Post’s region (Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky) to pursue careers in fields related to the Society’s mission including engineering, architecture, construction, facilities management and environmental management/science. The program assists all levels of post-high-school education to include associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. The Post awarded $15,500 in 2019 to deserving students. Their Traditional Student Scholarships are provided for either students enrolled in, or high school seniors intending to pursue, a full-time accredited baccalaureate degree program. Information and applications for the scholarships are now available on their website. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is April 2, 2020.

Guy B and Mabel Lykins Scholarship

Each year Lykins awards area high school seniors $500.00 scholarships who have maintained a GPA of 3.0 and who are involved in community service. Application and also a letter of recommendation from a teacher and one from a community involvement leader are required. Applications will be accepted beginning February 17 and are due April 3, 2020. Applications can be found in the guidance office or downloaded here.

BBB Center for Ethics Students of Integrity Scholarship

The Students of Integrity (SOI) Scholarship showcases high school students in BBB’s twenty- county service area who demonstrate a superior understanding of ethics. The Center awards two $2,500 scholarships to the high school students with the highest-scoring essays. The scholarship money may be used for post-secondary education expenses at any accredited university, college (including community colleges) or vocational training institutions (including any two-year institution)

The SOI Scholarship Program is open to high school juniors in 2021 and seniors who will graduate in the 2020 academic year and reside in BBB Cincinnati’s twenty-county service area (Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Gallia, Hamilton, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Scioto and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties in Indiana).

The topic this year is Beer, Bad Tweets & Integrity: Is Integrity Possible in the Age of Tech & Cancel Culture. Click here for full essay prompt and application. Deadline to apply is April 3, 2020. 

Dorothy O'Brien Youth Scholarship

The Asian Community Alliance, Inc is inviting Asian high school seniors from across the Greater Cincinnati area to apply for the Dorothy O'Brien Youth Scholarship. Two scholarships will be awarded for students who have given back to the community through service or volunteering. Applicants must be high school seniors of Asian American or Pacific Islander ethnicity residing in the Greater Cincinnati area and be involved in community service. Applications can be found in the guidance office or here. Deadline to apply is April 4, 2020.

The William D. Squires Educational Foundation, Inc.

20 William D. Squires Scholarships are being offered to Ohio seniors $4,000 scholarships. These scholarships are renewable. 

The William D. Squires Scholarship is primarily financial need-based, but ideal applicants have already selected a career goal and are highly motivated to reach their goal. The Scholarship Selection Committee also considers each student’s academic promise with a minimum 3.2 GPA.

For more information and application click here. Deadline to apply is April 5, 2020

Woman's City Club of Greater Cincinnati

The Woman’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati has established the Agnes Seasongood Education Awards to encourage responsible civic awareness among local high school seniors who identify as female. Six $1000.00 education awards will be presented. Each winner, along with her parent or guardian, will be our guests at the Seasongood Luncheon held at the Summit: a Dolce Hotel at 11:30 am – 1 pm on Saturday, May 16. Winners will be presented with their awards at that time. Awards are to be used to help pursue an educational goal. Awards are presented in the form of a check to the student, and may be used for any peripheral costs other than tuition if the awardee so desires.

The application and guidelines can be found here or in the guidance office. Deadline to apply is April 10, 2020 at noon.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 10 Scholarship

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 10 is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program available to students pursuing their education beyond high school. These scholarships are available to veterans and their immediate family members entering college, technical or vocation school. 

Students selected must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.  Selections will be based on Academic achievement, financial need, school activities and community service. 

Applications are available in the guidance office and deadline for submission is April 13, 2020

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue career and technical education. To be eligible for the Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen
Applications are now open and can be found here. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2020.

PFLAG 2020 Scholarship Award

For the 28th year, PFLAG is offering financial support for high school and college students through the Scholarship Award program.

Must me a resident of or attending college in the Greater Cincinnati area and be 17 years old by April 17, 2020. Must demonstrate positive involvement with the LGBTQ+ community.  Applications can be found in the guidance office and the deadline to apply is April 17, 2020.

Archbishop Karl J. Alter Scholarship 

The Archbishop Alter Scholarship Fund was established in 1964 to promote African American Catholic leadership. Its purpose is to assist graduating senior high school students in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who are African American and Catholic to attend a college or university. A scholarship recipient may choose to attend a parochial, private or public institution. The Archbishop Alter Scholarship is a four-year renewable grant (paid twice a year.) Scholarship candidates are urged to attend a four-year college/university. Scholarship candidates who choose to attend a two-year college or university will be considered. A scholarship candidate must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average in order to renew the scholarship.

The deadline for the 2020 Archbishop Karl J. Alter Scholarship is Monday, April 20, 2020. Online application can be found here. Paper copies are in the guidance office.

St. Bernard Woman's Club Scholarship

St. Bernard Woman's Club is excited to announce that once again they will be awarding scholarships to graduating seniors who live in the Village of St. Bernard.

Applicants must write 150 to 200 words telling your goals to further your education. Please include your hobbies, volunteer work in the community, and work experience. Two letters of recommendation are required. Must provide the name of the college you wish to attend and your major. Applicant must be a full time resident of St. Bernard.

Applications can be picked up in the guidance office and are due to St. Bernard City Hall by April 24, 2020

The Forest Park Women's Club Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who reside within the Winton Woods School District or are a family member of a Forets Park Women's Club member. Applications can be found in the guidance office and are due April 25, 2020

Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship

Pureland Supply has been selling high quality replacement projector lamps to various universities, schools, and government entities since 1997. We understand the importance of skilled trades in our society and appreciate those who learn and perform specific trade, craft or labor occupations.

The $1,000 Pureland Supply Scholarship is available to students who have been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school or community college for the study of trade, craft, or labor occupations. Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today's world and why this is the path they have chosen. Click here for application. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020.

Projector Lamps Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Thanks to the vision of an entrepreneur, was created. Business people across the globe see a need for a product or service and take the steps to fulfill it. As a result, a new small business is born, consumers can purchase the products they need, and people are employed to manufacture and supply those products.

The $1,000.00 Scholarship is available to a student enrolled as a Business major who may one day be an entrepreneur and start their own business. This is an annual scholarship that will be offered every year. Click here for application. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2020

Balanced Man Scholarship

Are you a University of Cincinnati male student who believes in the ideals of having a Sound Mind and Sound Body? Are you looking for a scholarship that recognizes your achievements inside and outside of the classroom? Sigma Phi Epsilon is offering over $3,000 in Balanced Man Scholarships.

The Balanced Man Scholarship rewards students who have shown academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to their health and well-being. At the Ohio Theta Chapter at University of Cincinnati, SigEp believes that recognizing students who demonstrate balance and all-around excellence is one way to promote this important idea. We are committed to helping our members develop the skills they need to succeed in the classroom, future careers, and everyday life.

There is no requirement of joining the fraternity in order to be eligible to apply or win the scholarship. The application deadline is May 31, 2020 -- take the 15 minutes to apply now! Click here for application. 

PB&J Scholarship

The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed. Scholarship amount is $500-1,000. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2020. Click here for application. 

2019 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

At El Dabe Law, we passionately believe in and support the importance of a proper education. Without an education, many doors will remain closed. Going to school is an uphill battle – and if you don’t have the proper aid in place – you may end up never going to school. We make this easier for you, by offering our $1500 scholarship. This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education.

In order to apply for this scholarship, we request you write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important. We’d like to learn more about you as a student, and how you’ve persevered and fought to get the education you want. Tell us about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student.

Click here for details and online entry. Deadline to apply is June 30,2020.

Maxtrain Coding Scholarship

Any high school senior (graduating in 2021) with interest in software development, coding, or computer science are invited to apply!

How Does the Application Process Work?

Students are asked to submit a two minute or less video that explains why their dream is to be a software developer. Video submissions are due October 22, 2020, and the winner will be announced in January of 2021. More information about the scholarship can be found here.

Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contests

Three essay contests for the novels Anthem, Atlas Shruged, and The Fountain Head are open to 9th - 12th graders. Each novel has its own eligibility criteria. Click here for details. Awards are $30-$10,000.

Chegg Monthly Scholarships

Every month Chegg gives away $1000 to a high school student who best answers the monthly prompt. Create an account to submit your answers. Check back every month for another chance to win! Click here to get started.

University Tutor Scholarship Contest

University Tutor holds a monthly $100 scholarship contest to any student over the age of 16. Just answer the monthly essay prompt. Click here for the monthly prompt.

Varsity Tutor Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutor holds a monthly $200 scholarship contest to any student over the age of 16. Just answer the monthly essay prompt and promote your essay on social media. Click here for details. 

L.A. Tutors Monthly Scholarship

LA Tutors awards students who showcase their creativity and make positive impacts with a $500 Innovation in Education scholarship. On an ongoing monthly basis, this scholarship is open to all currently enrolled high school and college students who showcase their creativity while helping those around them (whether that be in a creative fundraiser, inventive new app, series of blog posts on a particular theme, etc.). The application deadline is 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.


Must be currently enrolled in high school or college with a cumulative CPA of at least 3.0 and be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada. Click here for full details and application.

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