Scholarships for Underclass Students

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.

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.

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.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

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.

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.

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.

The Patrick Wolterman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded again this year in honor of Patrick, a fallen firefighter and member of the RB Class of 2005. Applicants should submit an essay, no more than one page, addressing the following prompt:

The mission statement of Roger Bacon High School reads:

Rooted in the Franciscan values of holiness and learning, self-discipline and compassion, Roger Bacon is a Catholic high school which develops the hearts, minds, and bodies of its young men and women in a caring and challenging environment.

Describe a time when you have showed compassion for others.

A resume of activities should also be included with your essay. No letters of recommendation or grades are required. ***Deadline for 2017 has passed. Please check back next year.***

The Michael Mudersbach Memorial Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship is established to support students who require financial assistance to attend Roger Bacon. This scholarship will not be based on grades, but on financial need and classroom effort. To apply, all materials must be submitted electronically to your guidance counselor by March 31, 2017. Please be sure to list your current grade with your name on the essay. Students must write a 250-300 word (one page) essay about their experience serving others, describing what they did and the impact it has had on them and two letters of recommendations from teachers, addressing the student's effort in the classroom and their compassion for others. This scholarship is open to all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors currently attending Roger Bacon. ***Deadline for 2017 has passed. Please check back next year.***

Spartan Achievement Award Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a member of the junior class entering their senior year in the fall of 2017. The Spartan ACHIEVEMENT Award will be granted to one student who clearly demonstrates strong initiative, personal integrity and leadership potential while pursuing academic excellence. Applications can be found in the Guidance Office and must be completed and returned to the Guidance Office by ***Deadline for 2017 has passed. Please check back next year.*** 

OLA Education Fund Scholarship

For the 2017-18 school year, the OLA Scholarship will be awarded to one female freshman for her sophomore year of education at RB and to one sophomore for her junior year. Each student will receive $3,000 for tuition assistance. The current sophomore recipient of the scholarship is eligible to re-apply for her junior year. The applicant must be involved with community/volunteer service, extra-curricular school activities and have good grades. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned to the Guidance Office. ***Deadline for 2017 has passed. Please check back next year.*** 

The Paul And Naomi Thomas Scholarship

The Paul and Naomi Thomas Scholarship is available for a current sophomroe Roger Bacon student who exemplifies the Roger Bacon philosophy of Holiness and Learning. The recipient will receive a full-tuition scholarship for their junior year. Essay and three letters of recommendation are required with the application. Applications can be found in the Guidance Office.  ***Deadline for 2017 has passed. Please check back next year.***

Vincent M Kathman Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship for $1,000 up to $3,000, is for a current junior toward their senior year tuition. This scholarship is based on school involvement and financial need. There will be an interview scheduled after you application is submitted. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. ***Deadline for 2017 has passed. Please check back next year.***

Class Of 1952 Scholarship

The RB Class of 1952 Scholarship is now open for freshmen and sophomore students. Award for this scholarship will be based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and financial need. $1,000 up to $2,000 will be awarded to sophomore/junior year tuition Applications can be found in the Guidance Office. ***Deadline for 2017 has passed.  Please check back next year.***

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! Get started by clicking here.

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.

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