Scholarships for the Class of 2022

Explore awesome scholarships that students from the Class of 2022 can apply for right now.

Shawna Newman

November 24, 2020

It's not too early for high school juniors to start applying for scholarships!
Scholarships for the Class of 2022
While it's never really too soon to begin your college scholarship search, many students begin their junior of high school. College is not cheap. You’ll want to educate yourself on all of the financial aid opportunities out there. Instead of worrying how you’ll pay for college, roll up your sleeves and start applying for scholarships this school year! Scholarships of the Class of 2022 range from small, school-specific awards to national contests and competitions that give away big scholarship money . These scholarships can be competitive, merit based and based on your academic achievements. It doesn’t hurt to get in the habit of applying for several scholarships each month. Stay on top of the scholarship deadlines and keep applying. The more you apply for the better your odds! Scholarships for high school juniors—the Class of 2022:
  1. Teen Changemakers Essay Contest

  2. Deadline: 12/1/20
    Award Amount: $1,000 The Teen Changemakers Essay Contest is open to high school students between the ages of 13 and 19. To be considered, you must meet with your principal, counseling office, or teacher to learn about the mental health programs and / or services that your school offers. Submit a 500 - to 1000 - word report on these programs, including how you will promote and support them to raise awareness on campus. You may also create a proposal for a mental health program, campaign, or group that you would like to see your school implement for its students.
  3. ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

  4. Deadline: 12/15/20
    Award Amount: $10,000
    ScholarshipPoints will award a $10,000 scholarship to one lucky member this quarter. All you have to do to become eligible is become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in. It's simple, fun, and completely free!
  5. Rubincam Youth Award

  6. Deadline: 12/15/20
    Award Amount: Two awards from $250 - $500
    The Rubincam Youth Award is available to students in grades seven to 12 or between the ages of 13 and 18. To be considered, you must submit a single-line genealogy in a biographical format for five generations. Submissions should demonstrate understanding of various original and derivative source records. It should apply critical analysis and intellectual skills in compiling the family genealogy. Events should be placed in historical and genealogical context.
  7. Free Speech Essay Contest

  8. Deadline: 12/31/20
    Award Amount: $10,000 The Free Speech Essay Contest is open to high school juniors and seniors. To be considered, you must explain in a 700 - to 900 - word essay why free speech is so important to higher education, and why censorship undermines the ideals of liberal education and a free society using the prompt on the sponsor's website.
  9. Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

  10. Deadline: 1/20/21
    Award Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
    The Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship is available to full - time high school and undergraduate students who are ages 25 and under. To be considered, you must submit an original, three - to six - minute short film that addresses global women's issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, or a variety of other issues.
  11. Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

  12. Deadline: 2/28/21
    Award Amount: $1,500 The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship is available to high school seniors. To be considered, you must submit an essay detailing your volunteer efforts to help animals in need, and how that involvement has changed your life or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare.
  13. Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

  14. Deadline: 3/9/21
    Award Amount: $10,000
    The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States. To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, anniversary or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged. Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award.
  15. Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program

  16. Deadline: Varies
    Award Amount: Varies The Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program is open to high school juniors who are direct descendants of U.S. wartime veterans who served during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion by the United States government. In order to apply, you must have completed an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. Selection is based on the following criteria: academic record; involvement in school activities; involvement in community activities and financial need. Additional consideration will be given to descendants of U.S. veterans of the Korean War.
  17. George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

  18. Deadline: Varies
    Award Amount: $2,000 The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest is open to high school students. You must submit an 800 - to 1200 - word essay discussing an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Essays will be judged on historical accuracy, clarity of thought, organization and proven topic, grammar and spelling, and documentation.
  19. Prom Pics Contest

  20. Deadline: Varies
    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.
  21. American Legion National Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: From $14,000 - $18,000 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.

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