Super High School Scholarships
These awards would certainly start off your college career with a bang!
July 01, 2016
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.
You, Me, and Poetry Scholarship Slam
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000
April is National Poetry Month — the largest literary celebration in the world! — and we want you to help us celebrate. Share with us your unique poetry experience. Writing unites us all, but we have different reasons for why it is important to us.
What do poetry and being a poet mean to you? Why did you decide to become a poet? How did poetry enter your life in the first place? Maybe there was a specific poem that struck you, or you just found a connection with your pen and paper (or keyboard) and couldn’t stop writing.
Tell us in a poem your personal poetry story for your chance to win.
Get more information on the You, Me, and Poetry Scholarship Slam.
The $1000 Scholarship
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000
The $1000 Scholarship is available to students enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in full time university education for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship fund.
Get more information on the The $1000 Scholarship.
$1,000 I Scream, You Scream Scholarship 2016
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000
July is National Ice Cream Month. What would be a better way to celebrate your favorite summer treat than this $1,000 scholarship? Spend as many points as you want on the $1,000 I Scream, You Scream Scholarship drawing before midnight Pacific on July 31, 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 August 1, 2016.
Learn more about the $1,000 I Scream, You Scream Scholarship 2016.
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.
Need money to pay for college?
Every semester, Fastweb helps thousands of students pay for school by matching them to scholarships, grants and awards for which they actually qualify. Sign up today to get started. You'll find scholarships like the Course Hero's Monthly Scholarship, and VIP Voice's $5,000 Scholarship.