Current Scholarships

Americanism Essay Contest

Deadline: 
December 1, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$5,000
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
Grades 7 - 12

The Fleet Reserve Association Essay Contest asks 7th through 12th grade students to write an essay up to 350 words on a different topic every year. The best essay will get a prize of $5,000 with additional prizes of $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place in grades seven through twelve. Each winners will receive an attractive plaque citing his or her achievement. Every entrant judged at the national level receives a certificate of recognition.

Christopher Reeve Award

Deadline: 
December 1, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$1,000
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
You must be a high school seniors or younger

Each year, the Heart of America Foundation awards a middle or high school student The Christopher Reeve Award. The student must be nominated and must have demonstrated tremendous compassion and caring in service to the community.

2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
December 4, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$1,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
You must attend a high school located in a community served by Comcast.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers scholarship recognizes high school seniors for commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership. The program is sponsored by the Comcast Foundation and is limited to seniors living in communities served by Comcast. Your Principal and guidance counselor will have gotten the information on how to log in to the website and apply for this scholarship.

Eligibility:

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

Deadline: 
December 5, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$5,000 for you and a grant for the hunger-related charity of your choice
Eligibility: 
See comments
Comments: 
Students in kindergarten through graduate school are eligible

The Sodexo Foundation was created to end childhood hunger in America. They sponsor the Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships which are given to students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. 

Elks National Foundation's 2014 Most Valuable Student Contest

500 four-year scholarships are going to be awarded to high school seniors by the Elks National Foundation.  The Elks National Foundation's Most Valuable Student contest deadline is December 5, 2014 (don't miss another scholarship, subscribe to the free newsletter).  The first place award will be $60,000 ($15,000 per year).

We The Students Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 
Please note the deadline has been extended until December 17, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$5,000
Eligibility: 
All high school students

The Bill of Rights Institute is sponsoring the “We The Students Scholarship Contest” Spend some time thinking about your role as a citizen, keeping the Declaration of Independence and Constitution in mind and answer three questions.
 

Youth Free Expression Film Contest

Deadline: 
December 7, 2014
Maximum Award: 
$1,000 and a trip with a guest to New York City
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
All members of the filmmaking crew must be age 19 or younger on the day the film is submitted

Censorship, you’ve read about it, seen it and perhaps experienced it. The National Coalition Against Censorship wants you to tell them about a time when and adult was concerned about what you were reading and wanted to take it away. You can also create a film about or inspired by a book censorship incident you’ve read about in the news that involves students or other young people. Your presentation must be in the form of a YouTube video and must be under 4 minutes.