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Scholarships with HUGE Award Amounts for High School Students

Scholarships with HUGE Award Amounts for High School Students

These awards would certainly start off your college career with a bang!

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 25, 2014

High school is filled with some of life’s greatest moments, but also can be very stressful.

You get to attend prom but, then again, there are college applications. Graduation is near but, unfortunately, you also had to take your SATs and ACTs.

Wouldn’t a scholarship with a larger than life amount help dim the not-so-savory memories? We think so. At the very least, it would start college off with a bang!

The following awards fall under this category, rewarding high school students, like you, for a job well job, sending you off to college without a care in the world.

Apply for these and many more on Fastweb today!

Note: To help you better organize your scholarship search, please note that the following awards for high school students are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of the list.

Google Global Science Fair 2014


Deadline: 5/12/14
Amount: $50,000
Ages: Ages 13-18

Provided by Google Inc., the Google Global Science Fair 2014 is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18.

You, or your team of two or three, must create either a two-minute video or 20-slide presentation giving an overview of your project and embed it on the Summary page of your project submission.

You may submit projects in any one of the following categories: Computer Science Math, Earth Environmental Sciences, Behavioral Social Sciences, Flora Fauna, Energy Space, Inventions Innovation, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Food Science or Electricity Electronics.

A video or presentation is required to enter.

Get more information on the Google Global Science Fair.

$7,500 Financial Education Scholarship


Deadline: 5/12/14
Amount: $7,500
Ages: Ages 26 and Under

Run a financial education workshop for your friends and you’ll be entered to win a $7,500 scholarship.

3/4 of teens don’t know enough about personal finances. Arm your friends with mad money skills by running a workshop to teach them.

Sign up at www.dosomething.org/money and we’ll give you three pre-made workshops to chose from.

Everyone who runs a workshop, and tells us about it, will be entered to win a $7,500 scholarship.

No essay or minimum GPA required.

Get more information on the $7,500 Financial Education Scholarship.

Fight Hunger in Your Community Scholarship


Deadline: 5/15/14
Amount: $7,500
Ages: Ages 25 and Under

49 million people lived in households without enough food to eat in 2012. When they turn to food banks for assistance, peanut butter is one of the most requested items.

DoSomething.org is offering $7,500 scholarship to a student that collects food for their local community.

To qualify for the $7,500 scholarship, collect 10 jars of peanut butter, jam or any other non-perishable and submit a photo of them to www.dosomething.org/pbj.

For every ten items donated, you are entered into the lottery once, no limit on the number of entries you can earn.

No minimum GPA or essays required.

Get more information on the Fight Hunger in Your Community Scholarship.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest


Deadline: 10/24/14
Amount: $10,000
Ages: High School Senior through Grad Student, 5th Year

The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to 12th grade, undergraduate and graduate students. To be eligible for this contest, you must write an essay of no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced, on one of three topics related to Ayn Rand’s novel, “Atlas Shrugged.”

Essays are judged on both style and content.

The winning essay must demonstrate an outstanding knowledge of the book “Atlas Shrugged.”

All information necessary to enter the contest including essay topics is available on the sponsor’s site.

Get more information on the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest


Deadline: Varies
Amount: $18,000
Ages: High School Freshman through High School Senior

The National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.

You must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government.

A complete list of topics are available on the Legion’s Web site. Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Get more information on the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.

Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship


Deadline: Varies
Amount: $10,000
Ages: Ages 15 and Older

The Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship is open to students who are at least 15 years of age who are studying at an accredited dance school, studio, university or other institution.

You must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate talent, technical skill and dance expression to be considered for this award.

You must be nominated by your school in order to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship.

Ventures Scholars Program


Deadline: Varies
Amount: $10,000
Ages: High School Freshman to College Freshman

The Ventures Scholars Program is open to underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students.

You must be pursuing a math- or science-based career to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the Ventures Scholars Program.


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