Senior Scholarships

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 $1000 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 $1000 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.

Simple Texting Scholarship

Want $1000 for college? It's simple. Simple Texting is offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior planning to attend college in 2016. To enter simply express, in 800 words or less, how your mobile device improves your lifestyle. Click here for full details and entry information..

Introducing Micro-Scholarship from Get scholarships from colleges for your achievements in high school. You add your achievements like grades, clubs, sports, volunteer activities, and more to your portfolio. For each achievement, you'll get scholarships from different colleges, which you can redeem if you attend that college. Learn about and follow different colleges from across the country to find schools that are the best fit for you. There are over 180 College Partners with Open to students in grades 9-12. Click here to learn more.

SallieMae Let's Make College Happen

November is National Scholarship Month. Enter for a change to win a $5,000 scholarship and use SallieMae's Scholarship Search to find other scholarship opportunities to match your skills and interests. Click here to register and find out more.

Discover Student Loans

Enter to win a $2,500 scholarship award and receive tips and resources to search for millions of scholarship available to students. Click here to enter and get more information.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. Applicants must be US citizens, demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school and community service. Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline is December 14, 2018.

Crazy Games

This $1,500 scholarship is for students interested in computer science and programming. Winners will be chosen based on their creativity in and commitment to digital media and game development. To apply, applicants need to submit one piece of work for example a game prototype, an essay related to games, an overview of game development technologies and so forth. Click here for application details. Application deadline is December 31, 2018.

YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship

This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to an African-American high school senior female who has a 3.0 GPA, is in the top 1/3 of her class, can demonstrate the ability to overcome adversity,  and attend a high school in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. Requires an essay, involvement in extracurricular activities, community service and employment history. Applications can be found here or in the guidance office. Application deadline is January 11, 2019.

Ohio JCI Senate Scholarship

The Ohio JCI Senate Charitable and Education Foundation is offering a scholarship in two categories, an academic-based and a need -based scholarship. Applicants can only submit one application in one category. Deadline is January 11, 2019. Applications can be found in the guidance office. 

General Electric Credit Union

General Electric Credit Union (GECU) is proud to offer the 22nd Annual Robert A Cunningham Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship honors the memory of Robert A Cunningham, a Chairman and Director on the GECU Board of Directors for 30 years who was a dedicated volunteer in the community. Five students will be awarded  a one time scholarship of $2,000. Applicants must be a college-bound, graduating high school seniors, be a primary member of GECU, participated in activities that demonstrate a steadfast spirit of volunteerism and have a strong academic record with at least a B average. Applications are due January 15, 2019 and can be picked up in the guidance office.

Mensa Foundation

The Mensa Education and Research Foundation has a number of scholarship awards available to US citizens who will be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited US institution of higher learning during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals and how they plan to achieve those goals. Applications and essays must be submitted online by January 15, 2019. Click here for link to application.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Beta Zeta Zeta, the Cincinnati chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated invites all African-American graduating college-bound senior girls to apply for the 2018 scholarship. Two $1,000 awards will be given. Awardees must be enrolled in an accredited four year college or university pursuing a bachelor degree. Applications and information can be found here. Deadline to apply is January 18, 2019.

John F Kennedy Library Foundation Scholarship

Write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Open to US high school students in grades 9-12.  First place $10,000. Deadline to apply is January 18, 2019. Complete submission requirements and details can be found here.

The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program

The Greater Cincinnati Ohio State Alumni Club will sponsor scholarships for high school seniors, living in the club area, who plan to attend The Ohio State University. This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen who have applied by November 1, should be ranked in the top 10% of their class, be active in school sponsored activities and community service. Applications can be found in the guidance office and the deadline to apply is January 19, 2019.

Sons of the American Revolution

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution invites all high school students interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Knight Essay Contest. The Knight Essay Contest is a 800 - 1,200 word essay that will be judged on its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar, spelling and documentation. The topic of the essay shall deal with an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution; the Declaration of Independence; or the framing of the United States Constitution. State level awards range from $200-$800 and national level awards range from $1,000-$5,000 with first place including $500 in travel expense and one-night hotel stay for the winner and a chaperone. Applications and instructions are available in the guidance office or from your social studies teacher. Deadline to apply is January 28, 2019.

Bill of Rights Institute Scholarship

This essay scholarship is open to all high school students.

This year they are asking students to personalize their essays while encouraging them to expand their understanding of citizenship beyond an abstract concept, envisioning it as knowledge and actions inspired by America’s founding principles.

Details can be found here. Deadline for submission is February 14, 2019.

Wace National Co-Op Scholarship Program

WACE, on behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its Seventeenth Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program. As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions listed on the Scholarship Partners tab. Applications can be found here and deadline to apply is February 15, 2019.

Workforce Demand Scholarship

Terra State Community College is offering a unique opportunity for 2019 high school graduates. Students who choose to pursue a degree in a field with high job demand are eligible for the Terra State Workforce Demand Scholarship. This scholarship will provide up to an associate's degree tuition free for 2019 high school graduates pursuing the following degrees:

Accounting  Hospitality Management  Power Technologies 
Agribusiness Management Interactive Media Robotics - Integrated Manf. Tech
Business Management Manufacturing Technology  Systems and Networking Support 
Computer Information Systems  Music Technology & Recording Arts  Systems and Networking Support 
Health Information Technology  Power and Controls (Electricity)  Welding Technology 

Complete a free application for admission and the scholarship application before April 15, 2019. Click here for more information and housing availability.