Scholarships Available for High School Students:
Advanced Prevention Lawsuit Legal Scholarship: Lawsuit Legal is pleased to announce an annual sponsorship award of $1,000 for U.S. high school seniors seeking a degree in an accredited four year university. The program will be awarded for the first time in 2016, and will continue annually to provide opportunity and support in the form of financial awards to students working to build skills and advance their education for use in service of their communities.
Airline Pilots Association Scholarship Program: Scholarships for sons or daughters of medically retired, long-term disabled or deceased pilot members of the Airline Pilots Association. Must be a high school senior enrolled in a program that will result in a B.A.
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Air Force Aid Society: Grants for dependents of active duty or retired Air Force members. Must be high school senior accepted or enrolled as a full-time student. Must have 2.0 GPA.
Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc.: All students in grades 7-12 currently enrolled in a public or non-public school in the U.S., Canada, the U.S. territories, or U.S. sponsored schools abroad. Awards available in 11 writing categories and 14 art categories. See WEB for particulars and information for submissions.
Alexander and Maude Haeden Scholarship Youth Foundation: Scholarships available for undergraduate students studying in the U.S. Must be a U.S. citizen and must send for an application during the fall semester of the senior year in high school.
American Veterans Scholarship Programs: Must be a high school senior who is the child of an American Veteran or a former. Must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need and be an U.S. citizen, and be involved in extracurricular activities.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Pacific Scholarship: Open to high school seniors who are at least 1/4 Native American. Must show proof of tribal enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. Must reside in AZ, CO, KS, NM, OK, OR, SD, WA, or San Bernadino County, CA. Award preference given to the study of any of the sciences: medicine, engineering, natural and physical sciences, as well as business education and health administration.
Carpe Diem Foundation: Must be high school senior planning on attending an accredited college or university who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, exceptional leadership ability and a serious commitment to community service. Priority given to students whose parents are or have been employed in education, government, social service, public health, the administration of justice and the fine arts.
Cargill Scholarship Program: For high school seniors from rural communities who will be enrolled in college in the next academic year. Families of students must receive at least 50% of their income from farms/farm operations. Based on financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, work experiences and demonstrated leadership.
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc.: Must be a high school senior attending a school in a participating Coca-Cola bottler's territory. Contact Coca-Cola to find out where bottlers territories are located. Candidates are evaluated based on character, individual merit, and background.
Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program: Must be a full-time high school senior currently enrolled at a high school within a Comcast Community or otherwise approved by Comcast, grade point average of 2.8 or higher, demonstrates leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences, show a strong commitment to and involvement in community service, plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the United States, will need to verify nomination by entering the Comcast School Code (CSC), provided by the principal or guidance counselor, will need to complete and approve the terms and conditions set forth in the media release included as part of the scholarship acceptance form. If the nominee is not over the age of eighteen, the parent/guardian must complete and approve the terms and conditions set forth in the media release included as part of the scholarship acceptance form.
Discover Card Tribute Awards Scholarship: Must be a high school junior with at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average seeking certification or license, trade or technical school, or two- or four-year colleges and universities.
Dale E. Fridell: Must be a high school senior who is not already receiving a full-tuition scholarship from another source. International students may apply. An essay of 500-2000 words demonstrating an exceptional work ethic and a demonstrated commitment to excellence is required. No application form required.
David and Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund: Various scholarships for high school seniors who are active participants in the community and display financial need.
Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents, must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students in a four-year college or university in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and must demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. In addition, at least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.
Educational Theatre Association: Open to graduating high school seniors who participate in the annual International Thespian Festival. Applicants must be member of the society, have a minimum grade point average of 2.7, and intend to use the funds to further their education in the communicative arts.
Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund: applications available from January through March ea/yr. Must be a high school senior and dependent family member of a current civilian federal or postal employee who has at least three years of federal service. Must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university. GPA 3.0 and written recommendation from teacher or counselor. Awards are strictly merit based.
Ford Country Scholars: Must be a high school junior or senior with a GPA of 2.5. Must be a resident of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. Must be dedicated to rural life and livelihood.
Freedom from Religion Essay Contest: Must be a graduating high school senior who is college-bound. Submit a 5-6 page essay on the experiences that made you a free thinker: (atheist, agnostic). First prize winners receive $1,000, second prize-$500, third prize $250.
Freedom Scientific Technology Award: Must be blind or visually impaired student planning to continue their education. Scholarship awards will be in the form of vouchers to be applied toward the purchase of any Freedom Scientifics' products to obtain technology for education and/or career.
Gates Millennium Scholarship Foundation: Scholarships available for minority students who display financial need, have a GPA of 3.3 or higher, and plan to continue school during the fall 2006. Students must demonstrate leadership ability through extracurricular activities, community service or other areas. A teacher, peer, or some other person who knows them must nominate scholarship applicants. Scholarships are available for high school seniors. Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident.
Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Educators Network (GLSEN): Scholarship for a Colorado resident who is age 16-21, a member of the LGB community or, if not, committed to the community, who is planning to attend an accredited college or university.
Gill Foundation/MSU Denver GLBT Student Services: Must be first year students enrolling fulltime at MSU Denver; must write an essay illustrating involvement with gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender issues; financial need may be considered when applicants are equally qualified. When awarded the scholarship, student must maintain a 2.5 GPA and do 30 hours of community service for the GLBT community.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship: S9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students, legal resident of the U.S, and currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months..
Hemophilia Health Services: Individuals with hemophilia, Von Willebrand disease, and other related factor deficiencies. Applicants must be college seniors who are planning to attend graduate school.
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High School Scholarship Program: Need to be graduating high school senior, US citizen or a legal permanent resident. Be enroll fulltime in a degree-seeking program at a US accredited college or university for the upcoming academic year. Need a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Must apply for federal financial aid. Must be of Hispanic heritage.
Hispanic Dental Association: Supported by Proctor & Gamble, this program awards numerous scholarships in amount of $1,000 and $500. Applicants, who must have been accepted into an accredited dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting or dental technician program, are judged on demonstration of Scholastic Achievement, Community Service, Leadership Skill, Commitment to improving health in the Hispanic community.
Hispanic Outlook Scholarship Fund: The Hispanic Outlook Scholarship is open to high school seniors of Hispanic descent, with at least one parent from a Spanish-speaking Latin American country or Spain. Applicants must be attending, or planning to attend, one of the schools on Hispanic Outlook's annual listing of the "Publisher's Picks." Scholarship awards are for $1,000 and are renewable annually by students maintaining a 3.5 GPA. Applicants must be full-time students and legal residents or citizens of the United States.
Hispanic College Fund, Inc: Must be a full-time student majoring in an academic area that will lead to a career in business. Applicant must be of Hispanic origin, show financial need, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.Contact the Hispanic College Fund for details on what majors they will accept.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Must be a high school senior (Class of 2002) with GPA of 3.0. Must be U.S. citizen or legal permanent residents of Hispanic background planning to enroll full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in Fall 2002.
Holocaust Remembrance Project: Must be a high school student under age 19 and a citizen of either the U.S. or Mexico. Students responding to this year's writing contest should study the Holocaust and write an essay of no more than 1,200 words, analyze why it is vital to remember and pass to a new generation the history and lessons of the Holocaust, and suggest what they, as students, can do to combat and prevent prejudice, discrimination and violence in our world today.
Horace Mann Scholarship: Information about the 2006 scholarship program will be available on Oct. 15, 2005. For high school seniors who are children or legal dependents of public school employees. Parents must be currently employed for the duration of the award and students must be planning to attend an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university.
Horatio Alger Scholarship: Must be a high school senior planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation. Seeks applicants who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. Demonstrate critical financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Must be a citizen of the US or be in the process of becoming a US citizen. Need to have involvement in co-curricular and community activities.
How to Start a Blog Scholarship: Students should follow the free guides available here on HowToStartABlog.com to create a blog about a passion of theirs and on that blog, post a video explaining how they think blogging will impact the future of the digital age and working in America.
James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund: Must be a high school senior graduating in 2003 who is the child or grandchild of a Teamster Union member. Must be in the top 15% of their class with excellent SAT or Act scores with plans to attend an accredited college or university. Application is submitted to parent's local union.
Jane Austen Society of North America: High school students. 1500-2000 word essay should contain personal, original insight into Jane Austen's artistry, ideas and values which is not primarily a research paper.
Key Club International Scholarships: Offers a variety of scholarships to Key Club members. Must be a graduating high school senior with GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Latin America Educational Foundation: Must be a resident of Colorado who is of Hispanic descent and has been accepted at an accredited college or university. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA and agree to fulfill ten hours of community service during the year of the award.
League at AT&T Foundation: Each year the League Foundation offers $1,000 scholarships to assist self-identified Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgendered graduating high school seniors. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with a history of community service.
Lilly Reintegration Scholarship: Must be diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizophreniform or schizoaffective disorder and currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up. Must be a high school student applying for college enrollment.
Linda Riddle/SGMA Endowed Scholarship: Any female athlete, who is an American citizen or a legal resident, high school senior who will be entering college and pursuing a full-time course of study is eligible to apply. Applicants must have participated on an officially recognized high school athletic team and have a GPA of 3.5. There are several different scholarships offered through this organization.
Military Scholarship Information: Students who are interested in pursuing a college education either at a civilian college / university with the aid of an AFROTC scholarship or attending the United States Air Force Academy (a 4-year military institution) should start the question and application process for both of these programs by at least the spring of their junior year in high school (if not earlier). Mr. Donald Moses is the Admissions Liaison Officer (ALO) for the United States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program and the United States Air Force Academy. He is also the Minority Affairs Coordinator.
National Academy of American Scholars, Inc.: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a high school senior with a GPA of at least a C average at time of application with plans to attend a four-year college upon graduation.
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.: Offers scholarships to students who have a 3.0 GPA, are high school graduating seniors, are enrolled in an accredited college or university, and are U.S. citizens.
National Center for Learning Disabilities: Anne Ford Scholarship is for a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD). Must be a US citizen. Women and minority students are encouraged to apply.
National Hispanic Explorers Scholarship Program: Must be a U.S. citizen of Hispanic background residing in the fifty states or Puerto Rico pursuing a science, computer science, engineering or NASA-related major. Must be enrolled in a college or university as a full-time student as of Fall. GPA 3.0 or higher. APPLY ON-LINE.
Native American Scholarship Fund, Inc.: For American Indian students of any age, from any U.S. tribe, and in any state, striving to get an education. Awards are based on merit, academic achievement, and ambition.
National Scholarship Trust Fund of the Graphic Arts: Renewable scholarships for students pursuing a degree and career in graphic arts. Must have a 3.0 GPA and be planning to attend college full time orbe attending college full time.
National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE): Must a child or grandchild of a member of NARFE. Scholarships awarded on basis of merit and 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Must be enrolled full time in accredited college or university. Scholarships awarded by regions.
National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity: The National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first-year scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend, the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship. The competition is open to high school seniors who are preparing to enter college and intend to become a journalist and who will bring diversity to U.S. journalism.
Optimist International: The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The guidelines require that contestants be under age 19 have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent. Club winners advance to the District contest to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship.
Organization of Chinese Americans Avon Scholarship: Must be an Asian Pacific American woman entering the first year of college. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident with a GPA of 3.0.
Organization of Chinese Americans UPS Scholarship: Must be an Asian Pacific student with financial need who is entering the first year of college and is the first in their family to attend college. Must be a permanent resident or US citizen with a GPA of 3.0.
Padgett Business Services Scholarship: Must be a graduating high school senior who is planning to attend an accredited college or university. Must be a dependent of a small business owner who employs fewer than 20 individuals, owns at least 10% of the stock or capital in the business, and is active in the daily operations of the organization. Must be a US or Canadian citizen.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): Must be a graduating high school senior, self identify as LGBT or as an ally to the LGBT community, demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community, and have applied to an accredited higher education institution.
Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship: Must be a high school senior under a doctor's care for epilepsy. Must be a good student who participates in activities outside the classroom. Please send proof of grades and activities, also two letters of recommendation (one must be from current doctor).
Print and Graphics Scholarship Program: Student must be pursuing a career in graphic communication, printing or publishing. A high school senior/graduate enrolled in a two or four year accredited graphics or printing program at a technical school, college or university. Also, must be a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Presbyterian Church: Must be a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); be a US citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Also the student must demonstrate financial need. Must be high school senior. Must be recommended by a high school guidance counselor and a church pastor.
Point Foundation: Must be either an active member of the GLBT community or a contributor to the GLBT community in the form of leadership and dedication. Must be a US citizen. Apply online
Ronald McDonald House Charities: Must be a graduating high school senior. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, and community service.
Ron Brown Scholarship Program: For African Americans high school seniors who seek to become leaders in business, education, government, and a wide spectrum of professions. Applicants must demonstrate traits of excellence, leadership, commitment to public service, and desire to make a difference as well as demonstrate financial need.
Roberts, Wagner, Prickett, Simpson and DUSA Scholarship: Sponsored by the Society of Daughters of the United States Army. Must be the daughter or granddaughter of a career warrant or commissioned officer of the U.S. army who 1)is currently on active duty; 2) retired after 20 yrs. of service; or 3) was medically retired after 20 yrs. of service; 4)died while on active duty or after retiring with 20 yrs. or more of active service. The U.S. army must have been the primary occupation of the father of grandfather. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Sachs Foundation Scholarships: Must be an African American high school senior and a Colorado resident for a minimum of five years, demonstrating financial need.
Society of Automotive Engineers: Must be a high school senior seeking an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related science that is accredited by ABET. . Must have at least a 3.5 GPA for the 10th and 11th grades and meet minimum requirements on the SAT and/or the ACT.
Society of Daughters of the United States Army: Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must be the daughter or granddaughter of a career warrant or commissioned officer of the U.S. army who 1) is currently on active duty; 2) retired after 20 years of service; or 3) was medically retired after 20 years of service; 4) died while on active duty or after retiring with 20 years or more of active service. The U.S. army must have been the primary occupation of the father of grandfather.
Spinster's Ink Young Feminist Scholarship: Scholarship for young women in their last year of high school. Must submit an essay on what feminism means to them and the winning essay receives a $1,000 scholarship to the school of their choice and the opportunity to spend one week at a writer's retreat.
The Karla Scherer Foundation: Must be a female majoring in Finance or Economics with plans for a corporate business career in the private sector. Both U.S. citizens and International students are eligible to apply. Students must request an application in writing by March 1st for the following academic year and they must enclose a stamped, self-addresses envelope with their request. Your letter requesting an application must identify the school you will attend, your major, and a description of your career plans.
Third Wave Scholarship for Young Women: For full or part time students age 30 or younger who are enrolled at or have been accepted to an accredited college, university, or community college. The primary criterion for this scholarship is financial need. Students should also be involved as activists, artists, or cultural workers working on issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, or other forms of inequality.
Tylenol Scholarship Fund: Many scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate level study at an accredited two or four-year college or university or a vocational-technical school. Selection based on academic record, leadership responsibilities in school and community, those majoring in a health related course of study, and a clear statement of education goals.
The United Methodist Youth Organization: Must be a high school senior entering first year of undergraduate study. Must be a United Methodist youth, active in church for a minimum of a year prior to application deadline. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; pursuing a church-related field; C-average throughout high school, and must be able to establish financial need.
The Walmart Competitive Edge Scholarship: High school students interested in a manufacturing industry and technology-related field and plan on attending an accredited college or university.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation: Must be a minority high school senior accepted by a four-year college or university in the Fall 2006 and a U.S. citizen. Minimum ACT and SAT scores, with leadership potential and displaying financial need.
The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers: Must be a high school senior and a child or grandchild of an IFPTE member in good standing. Must be planning to attend an accredited two or four year accredited college or university or trade school.
The Ear Foundation: Must be a high school senior with a least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Must have significant (severe to profound) bilateral hearing loss and be a mainstreamed hearing-impaired student. Must be a US citizen and be accepted as a full-time student in college or university.
U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program: Must be a high school senior planning to enroll full time in 2-year or 4-year college or university. Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Register on line only.
Union Plus Scholarship: Must be a high school senior who has been accepted at an accredited college, university or trade school. Must be a dependent of a member of a union participating in the Union Plus program. Participating union members from Puerto Rico, Canada, Guam and Virgin Islands and U.S. citizens are eligible.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc: Offers a general education scholarship for graduating high school women. Must show proof of college enrollment.