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..

Raise.me

Introducing Micro-Scholarship from Raise.me. 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 Raise.me. 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..

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.

AES Engineering Scholarship

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018

Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans

The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference. Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

The application will be available August 1 – October 25. Click here to access the application.

Newcomer Funeral Service Group

This scholarship is open to:

  • All students enrolled in a mortuary science program during the 2018-2019 school year.
  • High school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study.

Awards are for undergraduate study only and all institutions must be accredited with the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE).

Scholarships in the amounts of $3,500 and $500 are awarded annually and will be paid directly to the recipient’s institution. Recipients are selected from applicants who meet all eligibility requirements. The 2018-2019 scholarship is open to all students pursuing a degree in mortuary science who will be enrolled during the 2018-2019 school year, as well as high school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study. All applications must be submitted prior to the deadline of Friday, October 26, 2018. Click here for full details and application.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship

The Knights of Columbus Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship available to students in grades 9 -12 attending an Ohio Catholic High School. Students must be a practicing catholic and must have at least a 2.5 GPA, financial need, scholastic honors, extra-curricular activities, and community service. Deadline for submission is November 15, 2018. Applications can be found here or in the guidance office.

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.