Print

Scholarships >> Browse Articles >> Scholarship Themes

+85

HUGE High School Scholarships

HUGE High School Scholarships

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

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 03, 2015

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.

The 7th GotScholarship $20,000 Give Away

Deadline: 2/28/15
Available to: Ages 18 and Over
Award Amount: $20,000

Yes you can! We believe in your dream and want to support your plans for education after high school. Are you going to college or university? Heading to a technical or trade school?

We keep our scholarship simple; it is easy and free to enter. The winner is selected by a random drawing.

There are no GPA, financial need or essay requirements.

The 7th GotScholarship Give Away is open to all fields of study for US, international students and alumni.

The $20,000 must be used for educational expenses.

Get more information on the The 7th GotScholarship $20,000 Give Away.

GotChosen $1,000 Every Month Scholarship

Deadline: 2/28/15
Available to: Ages 18 and Over
Award Amount: $1,000

Open to all fields of study, the GotChosen $1000 Every Month Scholarship is easy and free to enter.

No GPA, no essay, no financial requirements and no long forms to fill out.

A new winner is selected every month by a random drawing.

You must be at least 18 years of age and you must apply each month to be eligible for the current drawing.

Get more information on the GotChosen $1000 Every Month Scholarship.

EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/01/15
Available to: High School Freshman through High School Senior
Award Amount: $500

Provided by the National Academy of Engineering, the EngineerGirl Essay Contest is available to male and female students in grades three through twelve.

To enter, you must submit an essay that describes one technology used in a sport that you enjoy and how different types of engineers contributed to its design and manufacture.

No essay or minimum GPA required.

Get more information on the EngineerGirl Essay Contest.

Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge

Deadline: 3/13/15
Available to: High School Freshman through College Freshman
Award Amount: $5,000

The Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge is open to high school students in New York City, the Washington, D.C. metro area, Delaware /Delmarva Peninsula, and Southern New Jersey.

To be considered, you must write and illustrate a children’s book that addresses the topics of tolerance, inclusion and diversity.

Entrants are encouraged to create innovative ways to teach tolerance to young children, as well as gain new insights into these issues for themselves.

Students may work individually or in teams of up to four. Books must be between 16 and 24 pages and each page must include text and image(s).

Get more information on the Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge.

Haiku Society of America
Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition

Deadline: 3/25/15
Available To: Grades 7 through 12
Award Amount: Varies

Provided by the Haiku Society of America, the Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition is available to students in grades 7 through 12.

You must submit up to three original haiku poems to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition.

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award

Deadline: 3/31/15
Available to: Ages 13-18
Award Amount: $10,000

The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award is available to home school and high school students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.

You must submit a work of patriotic art on paper or canvas. You must use water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or oil.

Digital art on paper will also be accepted. In order to submit your artwork, you must be sponsored by your state’s Ladies Auxiliary VFW.

Get more information on the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award.

National WWII Museum Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/31/15
Available to: High School Freshman through College Freshman
Award Amount: $1,000

The National WWII Museum Essay Contest is open to high school students in the United States, U.S. territories, and military bases.

To be considered, you must submit an essay of up to 1000 – words that answers the following question: “How do you define a hero?”

Get more information on the National WWII Museum Essay Contest.

Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 4/05/15
Available to: Ages 17-18 Years
Award Amount: $2,000

The Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship is available to female high school seniors who plan to enter college in the fall.

To be eligible for this award you must be involved in golf, be a U.S. citizen, and demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA.

Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, excellence of character and involvement in the sport of golf.

Skill or excellence in golf is not a criterion.

Get more information on the Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship .

Fountainhead Essay Contest

Deadline: 4/26/15
Available to: Ages 16-18
Award Amount: $10,000

The Fountainhead Essay Contest is open worldwide to 11th and 12th graders.

You must write an essay of no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words on a topic relating to Ayn Rand’s novel, “The Fountainhead.”

Topics can be found on the sponsor’s Web site.

Essays are judged on both style and content.

The winning essay must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of “The Fountainhead.”

All information necessary to enter the contest is contained on the sponsor’s site.

Get more information on the Fountainhead Essay Contest.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

Deadline: 4/30/15
Available to: High School Junior through College Freshman
Award Amount: $5,000

The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is available to high school juniors and seniors, and entering and current college freshmen.

You must be a resident of, or be planning to attend school in Connecticut or the New York City metropolitan area.

To be eligible, you must demonstrate how you have solved artistic, scientific, or technical problems in new or unusual ways; how you have come up with distinctive solutions to problems faced by your school, community, or family; or how you have developed an innovative way to save the environment or improve people’s health.

Get more information on the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity.

WyzAnt College Scholarship

Deadline: 5/01/15
Available to: High School Sophomores through College Juniors
Award Amount: $10,000

The WyzAnt College Scholarship is available to students who plan to be enrolled in a four-year college or university sometime between August 1, 2015 and November 1, 2017.

To be considered, you must submit a 300 – word essay about how your education has empowered you.

Finalist selection will be based on votes from your email and social media contacts.

Get more information on the WyzAnt College Scholarship.

Matters of Life and Death Scholarship Writing Contest

Deadline: 5/01/15
Available to: High School Junior through College Freshman
Award Amount: $2,000

The Matters of Life and Death Scholarship Writing Contest is available to college – bound high school juniors and seniors in California.

To be considered, you must submit a maximum 1000 – word essay that answers the following question: “What does your community need to know to support a statewide Death with Dignity law?”

Get more information on the Matters of Life and Death Scholarship Writing Contest .

CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes

Deadline: 8/13/15 Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5 Award Amount: $1,000

The CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes is open to high school and college students.

To enter, you must enroll in the Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS educational resource program.

Get more information on the CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/15
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

Sponsored by Digital Responsibility, the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students.

You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and complete a short statement on why you pledge not to text and drive in order to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship.

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.

RELATED ARTICLES


Discuss this article on Facebook

Join Fastweb for FREE