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:
- Deadline: 7/31/20
- Deadline: 7/31/20
- Deadline: 8/01/20
- Deadline: 8/01/20
- Deadline: 9/11/2020
- Deadline: 9/30/20
- Deadline: 12/15/20
- Deadline: Varies
- Deadline: Varies
- Deadline: Rolling
- Deadline: 10/31/20
Award Amount: $2,000 The $2,000 Minecraft Scholarship is open to high school and college students. You must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay of at least 500 words that details your opinion on how Minecraft can be a positive influence on education and career development in order to be considered for this award.
Award Amount: $3,500 The Creativity Leads to Success Scholarship is available to all high school, college and graduate school students. You must a citizen of the US and submit an essay of no more than 500 words that answers this year's question: How does individual creativity lead to success? to be eligible for this award.
Award Amount: 6 awards of $3,000
The Driver Education Initiative Award: In the Driver's Seat, is open to current high school and college students. You must submit an essay of no more than 500 words that answers the following questions: What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number deaths as a result of driving? What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving? Have you ever had an experience of being in car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly? What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help others become safer on the road?
Award Amount: Varies
The Sugar Spun Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. You must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words on one the food related topics provided on the sponsor's website in order to be considered for this award.
Available to: High School Juniors through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 100% of Tuition
The Cameron Impact Scholarship is available to rising high school seniors. You must have a minimum 3.7 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities, demonstrate active participation in community service and in civic - minded arenas, and be a motivated leader with a strong work ethic and social acumen.
Award Amount: $1,000 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Award Amount: $30,000 The Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition is open to high school students. To enter, you must write and record a three - to five - minute broadcast script on the following theme: "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?"