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Super High School Scholarships

Super High School Scholarships

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

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 22, 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 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.

Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 7/05/15
Available to: High School Students
Award Amount: $5,000

The Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest is available to U.S. citizen high school students.

You must write an essay of between 1,500 and 2,000 words on the theme “A Proud American, What It Means To Me” to be eligible for this award.

Three winners will receive $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 scholarships to the accredited U.S. college or university of their choices.

Get more information on the Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest.

Book Nerds Word Contest

Award: 7/13/15
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Students Ages 13 and Older

Sponsored by Amplify Education, the Book Nerd Words Contest is open to all students above the age of 13 in the U.S. and Canada.

To be considered, you must submit a video of no more than 30 seconds in length where you craft a brief story about the definition of one of five book related words on the sponsor’s website.

Learn more information about the Book Nerds Word Contest.

Monsters and Mysteries Contest

Deadline: 7/30/15
Available To: Ages 14 Years and Over
Award Amount: $1,000

The Monsters and Mysteries Contest is open to all students above the age of 13 in the U.S. and Canada.

To be considered, you must submit a video of no more than one minute in length where you choose one book from the provided list and provide either a trailer, a scene or a dramatic reading.

Get more information on the Monsters and Mysteries Contest.

SciFi Forever Contest

Deadline: 7/30/15
Available To: Ages 14 Years and Over
Award Amount: $1,000

The SciFi Forever Contest is open to all students above the age of 13 in the U.S. and Canada.

To be considered, you must submit a video of no more than one minute in length where you choose one book from the provided list and provide either a trailer, a scene or a dramatic reading.

Get more information on the SciFi Forever Contest.

Standing the Test of Time Contest

Deadline: 7/30/15
Available To: Ages 14+
Award Amount: $1,000

The Standing the Test of Time Contest is open to all students above the age of 13 in the U.S. and Canada.

To be considered, you must submit a video of no more than one minute in length where you choose one book from the provided list and provide either a trailer, a scene or a dramatic reading.

Get more information on the Standing the Test of Time Contest.

Everything is Awesome Scholarship

Deadline: 8/07/15
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000

Sometimes when all the bad stuff gets in the way it can be hard to remember the good things— like the fact that (mostly) everything is awesome.

No, seriously. You’re awesome. The pen that allows you to write is awesome. The fact that we get to exchange ideas with people all over the world is awesome.

Things may happen to bring us down but there is a positive side to every situation and poets are especially great at finding that silver lining.

What is it about yourself, a friend, or life in general that you find awesome? Share your thoughts with us in a poem and bring some positivity into someone’s life (and also be entered to win $1,000 for your college education).

Get more information on the Everything is Awesome Scholarship.

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.

“A Voice for Animals” Contest

Deadline: 8/15/15
Available to: Students Ages 14-18
Award Amount: $750

Sponsored by the Humane Education Network, the “A Voice for Animals” Contest is open to high school and home schooled students.

To be considered, 14 to 15 year old students must submit an essay which addresses the mistreatment of one animal species, one cause of animal suffering, or the preservation of one species threatened with extinction; occurring anywhere in the world.

Students who are aged 16 to 18 must take an active involvement in a project which strives to mitigate the suffering of animals.

Learn more information about the “A Voice for Animals” Contest.

Tutor the People Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 8/15/15
Available to: High School Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Tutor the People Essay Scholarship is open to current high school seniors and undergraduate students attending an institution in the United States.

You must be at least 16 years of age, be in good academic standing, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit a 500 to 1,000 word personal response to the prompt on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Tutor the People Essay Scholarship.

My Biggest Success Scholarship

Deadline: 8/31/15
Available To: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The My Biggest Success Scholarship is available to high school seniors and students enrolled at an accredited college or university.

You must submit a 500-word essay to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the My Biggest Success Scholarship.

Student Transportation Video Contest

Deadline: 8/31/15
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

Provided by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the Student Transportation Video Contest is open to all students.

To enter, you must submit a two- to four-minute video that examines any aspect of transportation in the United States.

Learn more information about the Student Transportation Video Contest.

Siemens Competition

Deadline: 9/22/15
Available to: High School Freshman through College Freshman
Award Amount: $100,000

Provided by the Siemens Foundation, the Siemens Competition is open to high school students. Students are encouraged to do research in mathematics, engineering, biological, or physical science.

Students, working individually or on a team of two or three, will have the opportunity to present their research to leading scientists in their field.

Three hundred projects are recognized as semifinalists.

Regional finalists are awarded a trip to compete at one of six regional competitions.

At the regional event, students will present a Powerpoint presentation and digital poster and participate in a question and answer session.

Individuals submitting projects must be seniors at the time of the deadline; team applicants may be freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

Get more information on the Siemens Competition.

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.

Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship

Deadline: 10/15/15
Available To: Ages 16-19
Award Amount: $1,000

The My Biggest Success Scholarship is available to high school seniors and students enrolled at an accredited college or university.

You must submit a 500-word essay to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/15
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship is available to students currently attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university.

You must create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety to qualify for this award.

This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.

Student must have a valid driver’s license.

Get more information on the Look Twice, Save A Life 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.

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
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


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.

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