Senior Scholarships 

Burger King McLamore Foundation

Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students in North America.

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

The application period for the 2020-2021 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2019 and closes Dec. 15, 2019. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievementsm 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. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

How to apply

  • The 2020 program year is open from September 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019 or until 10,000 applications are received.
  • For more information and to apply click here

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support. Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline to apply is January 3, 2020

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.

Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used to them create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you.

Click here to learn more about this $20,000 scholarship. Deadline to apply is January 3, 2020.

General Electric Credit Union

For 30 years, Robert A. Cunningham was a dedicated volunteer to GECU’s Board of Directors. His spirit of volunteerism was also seen in his love of children’s sports, his commitment to scholastic achievement, and helping young adults continue their education. It is in his memory that we are pleased to offer the 23rd Annual Robert A. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship recognizes five, college-bound high school seniors who portray the spirit of volunteerism. These five students will receive a one-time award of $2,000 each.

Applicants must meet the following guidelines:

  • Be a primary member of GECU.*
  • Be a college-bound high school senior with a strong academic record.
  • Be involved in volunteer activities.

Interested applicants must submit:

  • A completed application along with an essay on volunteerism.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • An official copy of his or her high school transcripts.
Applications can be found in the guidance office or by clicking here. Deadline to apply is January 14, 2020.  

YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship

The YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance and support to an outstanding African-American female Greater Cincinnati high school senior entering a post-secondary institution. The scholarship is offered annually in conjunction with the YWCA Career Women of Achievement Luncheon. A committee evaluates and updates the scholarship application, assists in its distribution and promotion, and selects 10 finalists, who include two runners-up and one winner. Evaluation criteria include academic record, personal challenges and hardships, ACT and/or SAT scores, letters of recommendation, class rank, honors and awards, involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service, and employment history. Applicants are required to write two brief essays, one describing their greatest challenge and how it has affected them, and one explaining what Mamie Earl Sells’ philosophy, “Lift as we climb,” means to them.

The application can be found here Deadline to apply is January 15, 2020

SeniorAdvice.com Senior Caregiver Scholarship

We are offering a $2,000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative. One student, who will be attending college or university in the Spring of 2020, will receive $2,000 for tuition and/or books.

More information and application can be found here. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2020.

Mensa Foundation

The Mensa Foundation is offering scholarships for students of all ages for the 2020-2021 academic year. Winners receive up to $2,500, with over $100,000 awarded each year. 

Scholarships are awarded based solely on a 550-word essay expressing the applicant's academic and professional goals and how their experiences will help them to accomplish those goals.

Applications are open through January 15, 2020. Click here for applications.

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Essay Contest

In Profiles in Courage, John F Kennedy recounted the stories of eight US Senators who put the nation's interests above their own. They were guided by integrity and conscience, not party pressure or fear of losing the next election. Here's your chance to write the next profile in courage. 

Contest Topic: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth. 

First place prize is $10,000 with 14 additional cash prizes. Top prize winners will win an expense paid trip to Boston and receive recognition at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.  Click here for full contest details and essay submission. Deadline to apply is January 17, 2020.

Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship 

“Chuck” as he was known to his many colleagues and friends counseled and advised numerous students during his years of service in the guidance profession before his untimely passing from cancer in July 1999. Chuck received his B.S. in Secondary Education and an M.A. degree in Guidance and Counseling from Miami University and worked in the Office of Financial aid. He also served in the US Air Force as a Russian Linguist. Chuck’s passion was working with high school students and advising them on their future opportunities. He believed that any student could achieve their dream if they worked hard and put forth the effort. This belief and passion was shared with students as a Wrestling Coach and Guidance Counselor at Middletown High School and as a Guidance Counselor at Colerain High School in Cincinnati. He was very active in OACAC and beloved by his colleagues and we honor him with this scholarship.

The Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship is awarded by the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling each year to outstanding high school seniors. The scholarship is a one-time $1,500 award.

This scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate and show a continued commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity
  • Attend an OACAC member high school. Just one HS counselor needs to be a member to qualify, please check with your counselor to verify that your high school is an OACAC member.
  • Have an accumulated grade point average of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale in a college preparatory curriculum
  • Required to attend an Ohio college or university
  • Submit the Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship application, an official high school transcript , a counselor recommendation and a personal statement by the published deadline
The application can be found here and the deadline to apply is January 20, 2019.  
 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Doris Larkin McAdams Memorial Scholarshiop

Doris Larkin McAdams was a consummate club and organization member. She embraced and exemplified the ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. which she joined in 1943. A life member of the Sorority, she was named Beta Zeta Zeta’s Woman of the Year in 1977 and again in 2008. In addition to her Sorority work, her professional training and lifelong career was focused on education. She was a teacher, librarian, and later an administrator in the Cincinnati Public Schools system and thus helped to shape the lives of many young people, first in Raleigh, North Carolina and later here in Cincinnati, Ohio. To honor her service to Beta Zeta Zeta Chapter, and especially, her lifelong commitment to education, each spring the Chapter awards a $1000 scholarship to a graduating female high school senior.

Qualifications 

  • African-American female senior, graduating from a high school in the Greater Cincinnati
  • Attending an accredited 4-year college or university in Fall 2020
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Official high school transcripts (NOTE: Only official transcripts submitted via a sealed envelope will be accepted)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation on official letterhead from:
    • Teacher or guidance counselor
      AND
    • Clergy, community leader, employer or comparable person, attesting to your leadership, community service and scholarship.
Application and information can be found here. Deadline to apply is January 24, 2020.

Sons of the American Revolution Scholarship Contest

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. The contest is open to all US Citizen and Legal Resident students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2017-18 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.

To participate, students must submit an original 800- to 1,200-word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Each student’s essay will be judged based upon its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar and spelling, and documentation.

The contest is conducted in three phases: the local chapter, state-level society, and national phases. The contest must be entered through an SAR chapter near the student’s residence. In some cases, the contest may be entered at the state level (if the local society does not have chapters or the chapters are not participating) and a contact-at-large should be used to find out more contest details. The list of contest contacts listed below can provide you with assistance in entering the Knight Essay Contest. Only one entry per student is permitted per contest year.

More information can be found here. Applications and essay for the Ohio Chapter must be submitted to Zachary T. Haines at zacharythaines@gmail.com by Monday, January 27th, 2020.

Wace Inc. National Co-op Scholarship Program 

WACE, on behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its Eighteenth 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.

To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

Click here for more information and application. Deadline to apply is February 15, 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.

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.

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, ProjectorLamps.com 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 ProjectorLamps.com $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 .

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.

Requirements:

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.

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

GIGSmart

One high school and one college students will will a $7,500 scholarship. Download the Gigsmart app. Gigsmart is the way workers choose jobs and requesters source workers. Input your job skills, set your hourly rate, accept the gigs that fit your schedule, get paid through the app with no fees, and work on your terms. More information can be found here.

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.