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

October 17, 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:

$20,000 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship

Deadline: 12/16/16
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 20 Awards of $20,000

For the sixth consecutive year, Foot Locker will be awarding incoming college freshman with $20,000 in scholarship funding to pursue a 4-year college degree – not because they scored the most touchdowns or goals, but because sports have helped them grow into strong leaders at school and in their communities. As a newly added bonus, one of our 20 winners will be selected for the Ken C. Hicks scholarship for demonstrating superior educational achievement, outstanding leadership, and a true love of the game. This winner will receive an additional $5000 award (for a total of $25,000). This year’s 20 winners will join the program’s four previous classes of Foot Locker Scholar Athletes, which will result in 120 total scholarship recipients since the program’s inception in 2011. Applicants are evaluated based on whether they are Foot Locker Scholar Athlete material. The ideal candidates would be proactive, highly motivated, inspiring, charismatic, honest, trustworthy, genuine, strong and courageous.

Additionally, promising applicants embody good sportsmanship, strong moral character, are passionate/committed to empowering his or her community, are confident and enthusiastic leaders, come from diverse backgrounds and display academic excellence.

Get more information on the $20,000 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/04/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 25 Awards from $100 to $20,000

The Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open to high school students. To be eligible, you must submit a 700 – to 1000 – word essay that describes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. GED students under the age of 20 may also apply.

Learn more about the Profile in Courage Essay Contest.

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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