Super High School Scholarships
These awards would certainly start off your college career with a bang!
August 13, 2017
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.
International Public Policy Forum Contest
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 30 Awards from $400 – $10,000
The International Public Policy Forum Contest is open students with an interest in debate or forensics. You must form a team of at least three students and work with your debate coach, English or Social Studies teacher to prepare an essay of no more than 2,800 words on the topic “Resolved: International climate accords for greenhouse gas emissions should adopt binding enforcement mechanisms.” in order to be considered for this award. Essays may be presented from an affirmative or negative perspective.
Learn more about the International Public Policy Forum Contest.
Young Scholars Scholarship
Available to: Maximum Age 30 Years
Award Amount: 5 Awards of $2,000
The Young Scholars Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are under the age of 30. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for this award.
Get more information on the Young Scholars Scholarship.
Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing
Available to: Minimum Age 15 Years
Award Amount: $10,000
Opinion Outpost has a $40,000 year-long cash give away! Every quarter a winner will receive $10,000! Each time you take a survey you receive an entry into that quarterly prize draw. The more you participate, the more likely you are to win! In addition to the quarterly prize draw, earning cash and rewards for taking surveys is one of the biggest perks of joining Opinion Outpost. You can redeem your points for Amazon.com Gift Card* Claim Codes, iTunes* Gift Cards, or if you believe cash is king, for money using our PayPal redemption method. It’s safe, secure, and a popular option for many Opinion Outpost members!
Get more information on the Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing.
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.
Prom Pics Contest
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.
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.
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