Exciting High School Scholarships

Check out these scholarships with huge award amounts for high school students.

Elizabeth Hoyt

October 03, 2016

Exciting High School Scholarships

College is an exciting time and you have a whole lot to look forward to! One downside, however, is tuition payments. Wouldn’t a crazy-huge scholarship help cover the worry of paying for college? We think so. In fact, we know 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 with a lot less worry about covering those oh-so-expensive tuition payments.

Apply for these large-and-in-charge scholarships for high school students (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.

Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness

Deadline: 10/31/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness is open to current high school and college students who are at least 15 years of age. You must submit a short statement on what you consider your weakness or how to improve upon a weakness in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition

Deadline: 11/01/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $30,000

The Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition is open to high school students. To enter, you must write and record a three- to five-minute broadcast script on the following theme: “My Responsibility to America.”

Learn more about the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.

$1,000 Market Research Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: 12/31/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

Massfinity will award $1,000 to one lucky user who joins our partner site, Harris Poll Online. By completing the one-page sign up form (basic information and it’s free!), you’ll enter in for a chance to win the $1,000 Market Research Scholarship automatically. It’s the easiest scholarship application you’ll ever fill out. AND we only use your information to email you unique survey opportunities, like what you think about student loans, or where you want to work after school ends. We need student opinions on world issues, and we’re looking for more students to join our site. Join Harris Poll Online today for free to enter in for a chance to win a $1,000 check, and start receiving awesome online surveys today.

Get more information on the $1,000 Market Research Scholarship Drawing.

$2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: 5/31/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Juniors
Award Amount: $2,500

Request Christian college information and enter our $2,500 annual Christian college scholarship drawing. The winner may use the scholarship to attend any Christian college in the U.S. or Canada.

Get more information on the $2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Ages: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors Amount: $18,000

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.

R.C. McQuilkin Leadership Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 100% of Tuition

The R.C. McQuilkin Leadership Scholarship is available to entering freshmen at Columbia International University.

You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and an SAT score (math and verbal) of 1000 or a minimum ACT score of 22 to be eligible for this award.

You must also participate in Scholarship Weekend at CIU.

Get more information on the R.C. McQuilkin Leadership Scholarship.

FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 100% of Tuition

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Scholarship Competition is open to all U.S high school seniors and graduates who would like to attend FIDM.

To be considered, you must submit a project in one of the following categories: Fashion Executive of Tomorrow, Interior, Designer of Tomorrow, Graphic Designer of Tomorrow, Fashion Designer of Tomorrow, Visual Designer of Tomorrow, and Digital Media Artist of Tomorrow.

Projects are judged on creativity, thoughtfulness and promise.

Get more information on the FIDM National Scholarship Competition.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Amount: $18,000
Ages: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors

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.

Outstanding Scholar Award – Cornerstone University

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $12,000

The Outstanding Scholar Award is available to entering freshmen and transfer students at Cornerstone University.

You must be a National Merit Finalist to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Outstanding Scholar Award – Cornerstone University.

Multicultural Advancement Award of Distinction Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Entering College Freshmen (Maximum Age 18 Years)
Award Amount: $10,500

The Multicultural Advancement Award of Distinction Scholarship is open to deserving entering freshmen at Central Michigan University.

You must be a minority student to be eligible for this renewable award.

Get more information on the Multicultural Advancement Award of Distinction Scholarship.

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 Freshmen to College Freshmen

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.

Razor’s Edge Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $10,000

The Razor’s Edge Scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in Nova Southeastern University for the upcoming fall semester.

You must display experience of substantial leadership and have a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for this award.

For furthur information please email razorsedge@nova.edu.

Get more information on the Razor’s Edge Scholarship.

Chicagoland Regional College Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Students Ages 17 or Older
Award Amount: $10,000

The Chicagoland Regional College Program is open to students who are at least 17 years of age and attending, or planning to attend: Chicago State University, Governors State University, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, Olive Harvey College, Prairie State College, or Richard J. Daley College.

To be considered, you must be willing to work part-time as a package handler at the UPS Hodgkins, IL. facility.

The hours are Monday through Friday from 4:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. or 10:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M.

In addition to a $6200 annual UPS salary, program participants will also receive a $2000 allowance for school fees, $300 for books, and $100 per month for transportation.

Veterans will also receive a $300 – $500 monthly bonus.

Get more information on the Chicagoland Regional College Program.

Jalen Rose Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Entering College Freshmen
Award Amount: $10,000

The Jalen Rose Endowed Scholarship is open to entering freshmen students at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Preference is given to students who are Michigan residents, and/or from an inner-city area, and/or from an underrepresented group.

You must demonstrate financial need and academic merit to be eligible for this renewable award.

Get more information on the Jalen Rose Endowed Scholarship.

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