Current Scholarships

2014 West Point Bridge Design Contest

Deadline: 
You can begin uploading bridge designs on January 14, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$10,000
Eligibility: 
See comments
Comments: 
U.S. students age 13 through grade 12

How would you like to download software that allows you to learn about bridge building and earn money to pay for college at the same time? The 2014 West Point Bridge Design Contest is designed to provide middle school and high school students with an introduction to engineering.

The contest is broken up into three “Qualifying Round”, running from January 14 to May 2, 2014.

Students may compete individually or in teams of two members. Competing in teams of two is strongly encouraged.

2014 NPG Photo Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 
April 11, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$1500
Eligibility: 
High school seniors and college students

The NPG Photography Scholarship Contest requires a submission of a photograph of a threatened environmental treasure that you believe is worth protecting, along with an explanation (40-50 words) of how population growth has put this treasure at risk.

The contest is being sponsored by NPG, a national membership organization devoted to population issues.

 

Eligibility:

18th Annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 
Essays must be postmarked by April 14, 2014 and received on or by April 21, 2014.
Maximum Award: 
$1000
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
Open to 11th and 12th grade students between the ages of 16-18 who are residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia

Read Beowulf and select one of the following six topics to write about to enter the Signet Classics Student Essay Contest.

Eligibility:

You must be in 11th or 12th grade and a full-time matriculated student who is attending a high school located in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, or home-schooled and between the ages of 16-18 you are a resident of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.

 

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Deadline: 
April 15, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$2500
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
You must be between 8 to 18 years old and be nominated for this prize.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors students between the age of 8 and 18 who have made a significant improvement to people and the planet.

The Barron Prize honors twenty-five winners nationwide. Half of the winners have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings; half have focused on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment.

To nominate a young person, the adult nominator must submit a fully-completed nomination packet and references form

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Deadline: 
April 15, 2014
Maximum Award: 
The scholarship was $2,275 last year, but it depends on the principal in the trust fund. It can be renewable for up to six years.
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is offered to high school seniors and college students whose parents died in active duty in the military after September 11, 2001.

Eligibility:

ChairScholars Foundation

Deadline: 
April 15, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$20,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors and college students
Comments: 
You must have a serious physical challenge

The ChairScholars National Scholarship Program is given to bright, ambitious students who have overcome the challenge of disability by excelling academically. You don’t need to use a wheelchair for mobility in order to be eligible.

Eligibility:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship

Deadline: 
April 16, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$5000 (for graduate students), $2500 (for college students)
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)
Comments: 
High school seniors who will attend college in the fall and college students who are enrolled full-time in an accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program. Students must have financial need.

Latino students in the United States who are involved in community service activities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their involvement are eligible for the scholarship.  There are no academic requirements in order to be selected.

CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one time scholarship of:
·    $1,000 community college or AA/AS granting institution
·    $2,500 4-year academic institution

Champion of Life College Scholarship

Deadline: 
April 20, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$1,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
You must have fought the battle of cancer at some point during the past 4 years of high school

The Champion of Life College Scholarship is given to a high school athlete who is a graduating senior. You must be nominated by your coach.
 

Eligibility:

The FiSCA National Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
April 21, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$2000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors

The FiSCA (Financial Service Centers of America) National Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors from families in areas served by its members. Funding for the National Scholarship Program is provided by contributions from organization that are members of FiSCA and affiliate members, including MoneyGram International and Western Union. 

What Makes a Great Teacher Contest

Deadline: 
April 21, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$800
Eligibility: 
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Comments: 
Students between the ages of 14 and 19

Energize Students states as its goal “to improve school quality and better educate today’s youth…”. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week they promote the “What Makes a Great Teacher Contest”. Students are asked to write an essay (800 words or less) on their opinion of what makes a great teacher.

Eligibility:

Little People of America Scholarship

Deadline: 
April 22, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$1,000
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)
Comments: 
High school seniors and college students

The Little People of America Scholarship for people who have a medically diagnosed form of dwarfism, but it is also available to members of their family (see the preference list below).

NPG Essay Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 
April 23, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$2500
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)
Comments: 
You must be a high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore or junior

Negative Population Growth (NPG) is a national membership organization whose goal is to educate the American public and political leaders about the detrimental effects of overpopulation on our environment, resources and quality of life.  One of the ways they do this is with their Annual Scholarship Contest.

 

NARFE-FEEA Scholarship Awards Program

Deadline: 
April 25, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$1,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
You must be a child or descendant (see below) of a Federal employee

The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) established a scholarship program for children and grandchildren of federal employees. There are 60 $1,000 awards given each year — six in each NARFE region.

 

Elgibility:

Ayn Rand Institute "Fountainhead" Essay Contest

Deadline: 
April 26, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$10,000
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
11th and 12th Graders

The Fountainhead is a novel written in 1943 by Ayn Rand. It was an early literary success for her.  Over 6.5 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

Deadline: 
April 30, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$20,000
Eligibility: 
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Comments: 
You must be a high school junior or senior or someone either entering or in the first year of an undergraduate degree program

The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is awarded to students who have solved problems in their schools, communities or families with originality and compassion.

2014 Expat Youth Scholarship

Deadline: 
April 30, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$3,000
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
Students between the ages of 13 to 18 of any nationality who have resided in a foreign country for at least two consecutive years are eligible to apply.

Living abroad for an extended period of time can be a challenge for anyone. Especially if you’re in high school, your friends are so important to you. The Expat Youth Scholarship (EYS) contest is sponsored by Clements Worldwide, a provider of international insurance.