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.

Take Action Video Contest

This scholarship opportunity is open to all Ohio High School Students in grades 9-12. Create a 60-second video on cybersecurity. Win up to $2,500 in scholarship money! Individual entries as well as teams of two are accepted. Team winners will split the prize. Click here for full details. Deadline to submit your video is December 8, 2017

AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA AchievementsmScholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.

The 2018 program will be accepting applications from September 5, 2017 until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2017, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date.Apply early!  Click  here to apply.

Burger King Scholars Program

Burger King, along with The McLarmore Foundation offers scholarships for high school seniors planning to attend college or post-secondary vocations/technical schools. Recipients are selected based on their GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities, and/or community service. Applications can be found here and will be open until December 15, 2017.

Drive Smart: No distractions, No Excuses Teen Digital Short Contest

The Drive Smart Digital Short Contest, sponsored by CTIA Wireless Foundation, is OPEN and accepting entries. Students can enter a digital short to educate others about the dangers of driving distracted for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship!

Who: 13 to 18-year-old U.S. and D.C. residents
What: 15 to 60 second digital short
When: Now through December 18, 2017
How: Students register, create and submit a digital short

Click here for complete details.

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.

FIRE-Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

This essay contest is open to juniors and seniors in U.S.  high school. Students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic. Prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $1,000 will be awarded. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2017. Click here for more information and submission details.

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.

John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Essay Contest

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home school. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level. Essay must be 700-1,000 words. Submission deadline is January 4, 2108. Click here for details and submission information.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

This is a $10,000 scholarship, renewable for three additional years. It is for current high school seniors who are US citizens planning to enroll in a bachelor's degree program at an accredited four year college or university in the fall of 2017. Candidate must demonstrate leadership, strong academic performance, and financial need. Recommendation from a high school official is required on the application. Applications are available online here and will be available until January 4, 2018.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Application deadlines are as follows:

November 1st- application will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program AND forwarded to a select and limited number of additional scholarship providers.
January 9th- final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.

Applications can be found here.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Doris Larkin McAdams Scholarship

The Cincinnati chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc invites all African-American graduating college bound senior girls attending any Greater Cincinnati high school to apply for the 2018 annual Doris Larkin McAdams scholarship. This scholarship offers a tuition expense award of $1,000 and a book award of $500. All awardees must be enrolled in an accredited four year college or university in a bachelor degree program. Online applications must be submitted by January 12, 2018 and can be found here

Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields Scholarship

Are you a player or volunteer with the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields in Fairfield? If so, be sure that you apply for the Miracle League Scholarship, with one-time scholarship amounts varying from $250-$1,000. Completed applications are due by January 15, 2018. For more details or to print an application, please visit

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. For high school seniors, current college students, and students with GED entering college in Fall 2018. Application is online and can be found here. Application opens September 2017 and closes January 2018. 

Mensa Foundation

Applicants are required to submit an essay (up to 550 words) explaining their career, academic and/or vocational goals and how they plan to achieve those goals. Grades, academic program and financial need are not included in the final determination of scholarship recipients. The application period is open from September 15 through January 15, 2018. Submit your application here.

Sons of the American Revolution Essay Scholarship Contest

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is pleased to offer a $500 Scholarship and engraved SAR Medal to any local high school sophomore, junior or senior who participates in the G.S. Knight Essay Contest. The winner can move on to state and nation levels with a chance to earn more scholarship dollars. Full submission details and guidelines can be found in the Guidance Office. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2018

General Electric Credit Union Robert A Cunningham Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for college-bound seniors. Candidates should have at least a "B" average and have participated in activities that demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteerism. Applicants must be members of the credit union, but membership is open to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in the counties of Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont. The deadline to apply is January 16, 2018. Applications can be found in the guidance office or online here

YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship

The YWCA is sponsoring the Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship for African American females attending a two or four year college after graduation. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA and/or rank in the top 1/3 of their class. Winners will be chosen based on their academic record, ability to overcome adversity, as well as participation in extracurricular activities and community service. The Scholarship is available online  here or in the guidance office. Applications must be submitted by January 19, 2018.

National Honor Society Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school seniors who are NHS members and are in good standing with an affiliated NHS chapter. Applications are open until January 30, 2018. Click here for complete details.

Honors GradU Design A Better Future $10,000 Scholarship

Whether through essays or multimedia, you've used your voices to share visions for a better world. So here's your chance to put them to action! Submit a proposal for how you'll better your community. Because this will be a much more rigorous process with multiple rounds, They also raising the bar for tuition awards: from five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! We will also fund the top project up to $5,000. You will complete three rounds. Deadline for the first round is February 11, 2018. Click here for full details and submission information.

National CO-OP Scholarship

Merit co-op scholarships are being offered to University of Cincinnati, The University of Toledo, and R.I.T, just to name a few. Working together with top companies such as Microsoft, General Electric Aviation, Honda of America, Great American Insurance Group, Johnson & Johnson, and NASA. Click here for application and more information. Application deadline is February 15, 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. 

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.

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.