Super High School Scholarships
These awards would certainly start off your college career with a bang!
February 06, 2017
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 to help pay for your college career 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.
TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 15 Awards of $15,000
Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving and you could win $15,000, or one of 14 other prizes!
Get more information on the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge.
Live Deliberately Essay Contest
Available to: Ages 14-21
Award Amount: $250
The Live Deliberately Essay Contest is open to all students aged 14 – 21. You must submit an essay of no more than 750 words based on the prompts listed on the sponsor’s website. This year’s prompts will ask you to consider the different meanings of trees, cultivation and soil as Thoreau uses them in the defined passages.
Learn more about the Live Deliberately Essay Contest.
AFSA High School Essay Contest
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500
The AFSA High School Essay Contest is open to high school students. In order to apply, imagining that you are a U.S. Ambassador, you must submit a 1000 – to 1250 – word essay explaining what you as a diplomat would do, using the resources available to you as Ambassador, to improve the relations between the U.S. and your country of choice (Turkey, Kenya, Afghanistan, Iraq), and how the major foreign policy differences between that nation and the United States might best be handled in our national interest.
Learn more about the AFSA High School Essay Contest.
$2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing
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
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.
Optimist International Oratorical Contest
Available To: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: $2,500
The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 19.
To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World” to be presented at your local Optimist Club’s contest.
Get more information on the Optimist International Oratorical Contest.
Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship
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
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.
Invite a Friend to Fastweb
Deadline: Last day of each month; Refreshes monthly
Available to: All Fastweb Members
You and a friend could win $500! Simply invite a friend to join Fastweb. Once your friend completes the registration, you’re both entered to win $500.
Learn how you can Invite a Friend to Fastweb and qualify both you and a friend for $500.
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