Scholarships for High School Juniors

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Ayn Rand “The Fountainhead” Essay Contest

 Award: $50 – $10,000

To apply, applicants must submit an essay for the book “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand on one of the topics listed on the website.

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications

Award: $5,000

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit an original piece of communication material that uses visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact.


 Award: $250

This scholarship is for natural redheads. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be high school juniors or seniors who are applying to a two- or four-year college. Applicants must have a GPA above 2.5 and reside in the United States. As part of the application, applicants must submit two photos of themselves to prove their hair color: one from when they were a child and one from present day.

Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest

Award: $250 – $1,000

To enter this contest, applicants must submit a short essay that addresses, “What do we discover about time, times, or timeliness from reading Pride and Prejudice?” Essays must be six to eight pages in length, double-spaced, and in 12 point type.

Ayn Rand “We the Living” Essay Contest

Award: $25 – $3,000

To participate in this contest, applicants must read the book “We the Living” by Ayn Rand and write a 700-1,500-word essay using one of the prompts listed on the contest website.

B. Davis Scholarship

Award: $1,000

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit an essay addressing the following prompt: “Discuss, in less than 1000 words, what you would consider to be the most important issue that society has to deal with in the next 10 or 20 years? Why do you think this issue so important?”

Samsung Superhero Competition

Award: $500

To apply, applicants must portray a historical character in a digital video of 1 to 3 minutes in length – no cartoon or movie characters will be accepted.

VSA Playwright Discovery Award

Award: $750

Applicants must submit a one-act play script on the subject of disability; entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group or class of students. Playwrights can write from their own experience or about an experience in the life of another person or a fictional character.

NOPE Life Choices Award and Scholarship

 Award: $500

To apply for this program, applicants must register with the NOPE website and complete the NOPE certification and scholarship application. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must complete an application form; submit two projects on given topics related to narcotics overdose and prevention; and complete the NOPE Task Force Crossword Puzzle.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program

Award: $100 – $500

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must conduct their own local environmental stewardship project, take digital photos of the project in action, and write an essay about the project.

Siemens “We Can Change the World” High School Challenge

Award: $10,000 – $50,000

To enter, students must identify an environmental issue that has global impact and provide a realistic, viable solution. As a team, students must select an environmental topic relating to energy, biodiversity, land management, water conservation and clean-up, or air and climate. Teams must be made up of two, three, or four students (with one designated student Team Lead) under the guidance of a Team Advisor/Mentor who must be a full- or part-time school employee at a school attended by at least one of the student team members. Prizes for top winners include scholarship money, green prize packs, and school grants. See website for full details.

Alexander Hamilton Friends Association Scholarship Award

 Award: $500

Applicants must show a strong record of community service, show a strong commitment to academic studies, and demonstrate financial need.


Award: $500 – $5,000

Applicants must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species.


Award: $50 – $250

Applicants must submit an original, unpublished short story of 1,000 words or less.


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