Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors - Entering College Freshmen

What could be better than heading off to college minus the worries of paying for school?

Elizabeth Hoyt

September 06, 2016

Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors - Entering College Freshmen

You’re about to head off to college. What could be better than heading off to college minus the worries of paying for school? Here’s a list of scholarships specifically for those graduating from high school, about to enter college.

Go ahead; apply for a chance to enter college with a little tuition help from these scholarship providers:

$5,000 Scholarship: Collect Period Products for People in Homeless Shelters

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win a $5,000 scholarship by collecting and donating pads and tampons for people experiencing homelessness. Mail what you collect to a local shelter (we’ll give you the address!). That’ll help make sure that everyone has what they need (during that time of the month!), and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship!

Learn more about the $5,000 Scholarship: Collect Period Products for People in Homeless Shelters.

U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholarship Sweepstakes

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: Incoming College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 6 Awards from $5,000 to $20,000

The U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholarship Sweepstakes is available to high school seniors and college undergraduate students. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for this award. Winners will be selected at random. Learn more about the U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholarship Sweepstakes.

Oktoberfest $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/16

Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5

Award Amount: $1,000

You’ll want to don your lederhosen and get ready for several weeks of fun if you win this $1,000 scholarship. Spend as many points as you want on the $1,000 Oktoberfest Scholarship drawing before midnight Pacific on September 30, 2016. The more points you spend, the more chances you’ll have to win – thanks to your ScholarshipPoints.com membership. The winner will be announced on October 3, 2016.

Get more information on the Oktoberfest $1,000 Scholarship.

$5,000 Scholarship: Collect Sports Gear for Kids in Underserved Communities

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win a $5,000 scholarship just by collecting and donating gently-used sports gear to kids in underserved communities. Donate what you collect to a local shelter (we’ll give you the address of the closest one!). That’ll help more kids have access to sports and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship. Win-win!

Learn more about the $5,000 Scholarship: Collect Sports Gear for Kids in Underserved Communities.

Cheeseburger Heaven $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/16

Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5

Award Amount: $1,000

September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day. What would be a better way to commemorate this staple of many college student diets than with this $1,000 scholarship? Spend as many points as you want on the $1,000 Cheeseburger Heaven Scholarship drawing before midnight Pacific on September 30, 2016. The more points you spend, the more chances you’ll have to win — thanks to your ScholarshipPoints.com membership. The winner will be announced on October 3, 2016.

Get more information on the Cheesburger Heaven $1,000 Scholarship.

Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Deadline: 10/17/16
Available to: Ages 18-24 Years
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $100,000

Dr Pepper is awarding over $1,000,000 in tuition to help students reach their biggest goals. The Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway has changed lives by awarding over $8 million dollars in tuition since 2008. With the challenges of rising tuition costs and studying full-time, Dr Pepper takes pride in helping students achieve their goals. If you’re a student between the ages of 18-24, you can enter for the chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition. Tell Dr Pepper how you’ll change the world in 350 characters or less, then rally your friends to vote. Once you reach 50 votes, submit a video to inspire more fans. Dr Pepper will select finalists to compete during throw-offs at college football conference championship games for a chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Internet, Email & Facebook account required. Must be a U.S. legal resident. Go to sponsor’s site to enter/upload goal/rules/details. Subject to full Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Must be 18-24 by 12/2/16. Goals must be uploaded by and promotion ends 10/17/16. ANY FUNDS NOT USED BY DECEMBER 31, 2021 WILL BE FORFEITED AND RETURNED TO SPONSOR. DR PEPPER and DR PEPPER TEN are registered trademarks of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ©2016 Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.

Get more information on the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway.

Dr. Aura- Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship

Deadline: 2/10/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $2,000

The Dr. Aura- Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American history and American government. You must obtain a letter of sponsorship from your local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter to be considered for this award. Your state scholarship chairman will assist in locating the chapter nearest you. You must write to the NSDAR by postal mail (address is listed on the sponsor’s site) to obtain this information.

Learn more about the Dr. Aura- Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Deadline: 4/28/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $20,000

The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1600 words on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The three topic choices are listed on the sponsor’s website and essays will be judged on style and content.

Learn more about the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest.

$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.

$500 Class of 2017 Scholarship

Deadline: 6/01/17
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $500

You’re half way done with high school. You’re almost the big man/woman on campus. So, now what? Hopefully, you’re ready to begin or further your college and scholarship search! That’s where we come in. Not only do we offer the largest source of college reviews, but we award more than $50,000 every year in scholarship money. Lucky for you, we set up a $500 scholarship for high school juniors in the class of 2017. The scholarship can be used to fund your college search process (think “campus visit scholarship” or “test prep scholarship”) or can be applied to any education related expenses. To apply for the $500 High School Junior Scholarship, simply login or register for a free account.

Get more information on the $500 Class of 2017 Scholarship.

CKSF Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500

The CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S. You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.

Learn more about the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

JumpStart Summer Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: Varies

The JumpStart Summer Program is available to high school graduates who are entering a four-year college or university.

To be eligible, you must be pursuing a career in healthcare, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be at least 18 years of age. Students will be paid at the rate of nine dollars per hour during this eight – week program.

Get more information on the JumpStart Summer Program.

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