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.

The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women

This scholarship is called The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women and each quarter will award $1,000 + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals.

Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements:

• Award: $1,000

• Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year

• Eligibility:

  •  Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.
  •  Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  •  Must identify as female.
  •  All majors and GPAs are welcome to apply!
  • Click here to access the online application.

Normandie Law Firm

As part of its goal to make education accessible to everyone, the Normandie Law Firm has established the Normandie Law Firm Diversity Scholarship. Each year, the firm will award two scholarships, each in the amount of $1000. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist a needy student, who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the promotion of diversity, to pursue an education in their field of choosing.

The scholarship is offered twice a year. The deadline for the first round is December 30, 2017. The deadline for the second round is June 15, 2018. Only one application per student per year is accepted.

Applications can be found in the Guidance Office.

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.

Start Talking! Start Recording: Ohio's Youth Got Talent

Prevention Action Alliance, in partnership with the Ohio Start Talking! initiative and through a grant from Verizon, invite Ohio middle and high school students to keep their peers drug free by participating in the Start Talking! Start Recording: Ohio’s Youth Got Talent. If you are an Ohio middle school or high school student who has a creative talent and is looking to earn money for college, this opportunity is perfect for you. Earn up to a $2,500 scholarship. Click here for all of the details. Entry must be received by February 28, 2018.

The William D Squires Educational Foundation, Inc. 

There are 15 scholarships being awarded to Ohio high school seniors for $16,000 ($4,000/year) who are planning to attend a four year college/university as a full time student, know their career goals, have a minimum 3.2 GPA and have financial need. To see the entire list of requirements click here. Applications can be found on the website. Applications will be accepted beginning February 15, 2018 and must be postmarked by April 5, 2018.

Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship

In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, Parentinn's has created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High School students. This is open to high school students planning to attend college. Award is $2,500. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2018. Click here for full details and submission information.

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Scholarship

The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation (Foundation) are pleased to announce our scholarship program targeted at students pursuing careers in the crude oil and natural gas industry.

Each scholarship is worth a minimum of $1,000 per year and can be renewed for up to four years. The minimum scholarship applicant criteria is that you must be a U.S. citizen, have a career goal in the crude oil and natural gas industry, be an OHIO resident or a student attending or planning to attend an accredited OHIO college, university, trade or technical school and have maintained a  GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applications are being accept until March 1, 2018 and can be found here.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Sigma Omega Chapter will award scholarships to outstanding high school students of color who are seniors and reside in the Greater Cincinnati area. These individuals should be able to document the following: academic excellence, community/volunteer service, extra-curricular activities, exceptional leadership potential. Applications can be found in the guidance office and the deadline to apply is March 2, 2018.

The City of Sharonville Fire Department

There are two $2500 scholarships available to a high school senior who plans to attend a college or technical school. You must either reside in Sharonville or have a family member involved in the Sharonville Fire Department. The application must be picked up the Sharonville Fire Department main station on Chester Rd.  More information is available in the guidance office and the application must be postmarked by March 15, 2018. Questions may be directed to

The Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will award 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, essay, and a short interview if requested. Interested applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The application and more information can be found here. Applications must be received by the sorority by March 23, 2018.

Ohio News Media Foundation 2018 Minority Journalism Scholarship

Applicant must be a minority (African American, Hispanic, Asian American or American Indian) high school senior graduating from an Ohio high school planning to enroll in an accredited college or university within the United States majoring in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Application form is available in the guidance office. Visit the Ohio Newspapers Foundation website here for more information on this scholarship as well as other programs and internships. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.

Greenhills Forest Park Kiwanis Scholarship

The Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis club is offering $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors living within the Winton Woods City School District. Three different scholarships are available. Applicants can apply for more than one scholarship. One application with all three scholarships is available in the Guidance Office. Kiwanis Scholarships are awarded on the basis of overall academic record and achievements in community and school activities and financial need. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate quality work in high school indicating the potential for success in college or advance education. Deadline to apply is April 6, 2018.

The Asian Community Alliance

The ACA is offering the Dorothy O'Brien Youth Scholarship. This scholarship is available to high school seniors of Asian American or Pacific Islander Ethnicity who are US Citizens, residing in the Greater Cincinnati Area, involved in community service, show leadership, have a high academic standard and will be enrolling in a US accredited college or university in a degree program. You can find the application and checklist  here. Application deadline is April 7, 2018.

Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Connection

Are you passionate about your hometown and community in Greater Cincinnati? Enter Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Connection's (GC3) $1,000 scholarship essay contest! GC3 proudly partners with Enquirer Media and College Guide 2018 to recognize one are student-resident with a $1,000 college scholarship to support their academic and career aspirations within Greater Cincinnati. To enter, simply tell us in your own words "Why I choose to attend a Greater Cincinnati college or university and start my career in this region". One  $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to one Greater Cincinnati student. Click here for complete eligibility requirements and online entry form. Deadline to apply is April 8, 2018.

Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 10

This is a maximum $800 scholarship for high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college/university, technical or vocational institution. Applicant must be active in school and community activities, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, financial need and are a dependent or grandchild of a war veteran. Application requires essay, three letters of recommendation and official transcript. Applications are available in the guidance office and must be received by April 10, 2018.

PFLAG Scholarship

This scholarship is for seniors who are involved/supportive of the LGBT community. Applicant must plan to attend an accredited college/university in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Applications can be found at the website here or in the Guidance Office. Application deadline is April 13, 2018.

Forest Park Women's Club Scholarship

This scholarship is available for all students who live within the Winton Woods School District or are the child of a Forest Park Women's Club member. Applications include an essay, transcript, and evaluation to be completed by your senior teachers. Applications can be found in the guidance office and rules can be found here. Application deadline is April 20, 2018.

St. Bernard Woman's Club

There are two $1000 scholarships being awarded to graduating high school seniors who live in the Village of St. Bernard. Applications can be found in the Guidance Office and must be submitted to St. Bernard City Hall by April 27, 2018.

Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation

The application for the many scholarships offered from the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation is now open. These need-based scholarships come from community organizations, businesses and individuals and are meant to cover costs not met by other federal and state aid. You must submit a FAFSA first in order to be considered for these scholarships. Click here for a list of scholarships available and the application. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

B. Davis Scholarship

The creators of the Student Award Search Aid website are offering an essay scholarship available to high school juniors and seniors. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000. Essay topic and submission details can be found here. Deadline to apply is May 22, 2018.

BBB Center for Ethics - Students of Integrity Scholarship

BBB's Students of Integrity Scholarship encourages you to work through a real-life dilemma and challenges your idea of what it means to be ethical. $1,000 scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate a true understanding of the situation and come up with a clever ethical solution. Scholarship may be used for any post-secondary education, even trade and vocational schools. Deadline to apply is June 4, 2018. Click here for complete details and entry information.

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. Click  here to apply. Deadline to apply is June 19, 2018. 

University/College Scholarships 

Boston University

Earn a full undergraduate tuition scholarship from Boston University! Top ranking students are eligible to apply for the Trustee Scholarship. Applications are due by December 1, 2017. Click here for more information.