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Scholarships

We understand the growing cost of education and want to make sure our students have access to the most up-to-date listing of scholarships available to them.

Please see the list of published scholarships that pertains to your grade level below.

Scholarships for all students

Amanda Watkins Dunn Scholarship

The recipient will be receiving the scholarship in honor of Roger Bacon High School class of 1996 Amanda Watkins Dunn who lost her battle with breast cancer June 21, 2016. This is a one-year scholarship that ranges from $500 to $1,000 and will be applied to tuition to attend Roger Bacon High School with the possibility of renewal for one additional year depending upon the student’s academic performance which requires them to remain academically eligible all school year. Application can be found below or in the guidance office. Completed applications are to be returned to the guidance office by October 1, 2020.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship

This Knights of Columbus Scholarship application is for Catholic Students (grades 9 through 12) attending a Catholic High School in Ohio, who need financial assistance and who have a good academic record. This scholarship is for the 2020-2021 school year. The scholarship recipient will receive a $1,000 check made payable to the high school on behalf of the student to be applied to the student’s high school tuition. This application must be completed by the student and returned to the guidance office by November 20, 2020. Applications can be found here or in the guidance office.

Believe in Ohio Statewide STEM Scholarship Program

All Ohio high school students, who are juniors or seniors during the 2020-2021 school year,and who meet the qualifications below, are invited to apply for a $1,000 Believe in Ohio STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Scholarship.

The purpose of this scholarship program is to recognize students throughout Ohio for their contributions to STEM Innovation and Entrepreneurship. To ensure that students from all parts of Ohio receive recognition, at least one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in each of Ohio’s ninety-nine State House of Representative districts, and thirty-three Ohio State Senate districts.

Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is January 11, 2021.

Senior Scholarships

Newcomer Mortuary Science Scholarship Program

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 2020-2021 scholarship is open to all students pursuing a degree in mortuary science who will be enrolled during the 2020-2021 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 October 23, 2020. Online application can be found here.

Maxtrain Coding Scholarship

Any high school senior (graduating in 2021) with interest in software development, coding, or computer science are invited to apply!

How Does the Application Process Work?

Students are asked to submit a two minute or less video that explains why their dream is to be a software developer. Video submissions are due October 22, 2020, and the winner will be announced in January of 2021. More information about the scholarship can be found here.

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.

Underclass Scholarships

The Patrick Wolterman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for a current junior 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 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 2019. 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 here. **Deadline has passed. Please check back next year.**

Vincent M Kathman Alumni Scholarship - Deadline Extended

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 here. **Deadline has passed. Please check back next year.**

Class of 1965 Scholarship

The RB Class of 1965 Scholarship is now open for freshmen, sophomore and junior students. Award for this scholarship will be based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and financial need. A letter of recommendation is required. $1,000 up to $2,000 will be awarded to next year tuition. Applications can be found here. **Deadline 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. You must have an 80% average to apply. 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 here, **Deadline has passed. Please check back next year.**

The Paul and Naomi Thomas Scholarship

The Paul and Naomi Thomas Scholarship is available for one sophomore student who exemplifies the Roger Bacon philosophy of Holiness and Learning. The recipient will receive a full-tuition scholarship for their Junior year.

The criteria are as follows:

Holiness: The student must demonstrate Christian behavior towards other students, gratitude and appreciation for the RB experience and participate in projects which serve the needs of others.

Learning: The student must maintain honor roll status first and second quarter of sophomore year and act as a positive role model for other students.

To apply the student must submit an essay which illustrates how he or she meets the criteria of the scholarship. Each Candidate's applications must include three letters of recommendation from faculty and/or staff. The recommendation must specifically address each of the points under the Holiness and Learning criteria. ***Deadline has passed. Please check back next year.***

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.

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 $100 scholarship contest to any student over the age of 16. Just answer the monthly essay prompt. Click here for the monthly prompt.

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,