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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

May 08, 2019

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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:
Karen Hanson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: 11/30/19
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $350 The Karen Hanson Memorial Scholarship is open to students pursuing studies in literature. You must also submit an essay of at least 250 words in response to the following prompt: Life is full of challenges and struggles, and one of the great things literature can do is help us move through and past them with humor. In 250 words or more, describe how an education in Literature can help us move through life with greater joy. Submissions may be written in prose or may be submitted in the form of a short (hopefully humorous!) story. Get more information on the Karen Hanson Memorial Scholarship.
Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship
Deadline: 10/15/19
Available to: Ages 16-19
Award Amount: $1,000
The Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 16 and 19 who are current students of any accredited educational institution or program of higher learning. You must submit a 500-2000 word essay on how a Branson show has inspired you to realize your dreams to qualify for this award. Get more information on the Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship.
Women in Science Environmental Scholarship
Deadline: 12/01/19
Available to: Female High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500 The Women in Science Environmental Scholarship is available to female high school or college students, with preference given to those who are choosing to pursue a science degree. You must demonstrate financial need, and submit a one-page essay that demonstrates an idea you have for helping improve the environment, either global or locally using Drone Technology to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Women in Science Environmental Scholarship.

Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program

Deadline: 12/31/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $20,000 The Gucci Changemakers X CFDA Scholars By Design Program is open to diverse graduating high school seniors who plan to study fashion design at an accredited four-year undergraduate college or university. Learn more about the Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program.
O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship
Available to: High School Seniors – College Freshmen
Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: 8 awards of $5,000 The O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship is available to female high school seniors who plan to enroll full - time in a four - year undergraduate program. You must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship.
Gold Medal Portfolio Award
Available to: High School Seniors – College Freshmen
Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: 16 awards of $510,000 The Gold Medal Portfolio Award is open to graduating high school seniors. You must submit a portfolio of eight distinct art or written works that exemplify originality, technical skill and personal voice in order to be considered for this award. Art portfolios must communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation and written portfolios must demonstrate versatility and diversity in writing technique and style. Learn more about the Gold Medal Portfolio Award.
Prom Pics Contest
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Juniors through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $250 The Prom Pics Contest is open to high school students. To be eligible, you must submit a high resolution photo from your prom event. Prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories: promposal, pre-prom, prom dance, and post-prom. Get more information on the Prom Pics Contest.

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