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Scholarships for High School Juniors 2016

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High school juniors and younger may already know that many scholarships require applicants to be seniors or above to apply, so students wait until then to really get their scholarship search going. The good news is, students who want to start their scholarship search earlier DO have opportunities to apply to scholarships even before their senior year.

We’ve compiled a list of scholarships that juniors are eligible for–but this list is just the beginning! Signing up for a College Greenlight account and completing your profile,  keeping your scholarship search organized and updated, and asking counselors and community members about local scholarships are also great ways to start looking for scholarships before everyone else that can help fund your education after you graduate from high school.

 

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must create and submit a photo, artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. Designs should be appropriate for business and consumer use.

DEADLINE:          Feb 25

AVERAGE AWARD:          $10,000

 

The Christophers’ Poster Contest for High School Students

This contest is for students in grades nine through twelve. To apply, applicants must create an original poster that interprets the theme “You Can Make a Difference,” and illustrates the idea that one person can change the world for the better

DEADLINE:          Feb 17

AWARD RANGE:               $100 – $1,000

 

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association High School Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for members in good standing of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 23

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Armstrong Scholarship Program

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school juniors who are children of regular, full-time and regular, part-time US employees, expatriates, or retirees of Armstrong World Industries, Inc., or its domestic subsidiaries.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 28

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,500

 

Earth Day Awards

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

These awards are for high school students worldwide. To apply, applicants must be able to demonstrate environmental stewardship, leadership, and volunteerism as expressed through an Earth Day project.

DEADLINE:          Feb 28

AVERAGE AWARD:          $500

 

American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for registered, active members of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew chartered to an American Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary unit, or Sons of the American Legion squadron; and for registered, active members of a chartered Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew who are sons or grandsons of a Legionnaire or Auxiliary member.

DEADLINE:          Mar 1

AWARD RANGE:               $2,500 – $10,000

 

VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for registered, active members of Boy or Girl Scout troops, Venturing crews, or Sea Scout ships who are currently enrolled in high school. To qualify, applicants must be at least 15 years old and have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venturing Silver Award, or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. They must also have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting, and the community.

DEADLINE:          Mar 1

AWARD RANGE:               $1,000 – $5,000

 

Jessica Powell Loftis Endowment for Acteens

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for Baptist high school students who are Acteens and/or National Acteens Panelists.

DEADLINE:          Mar 1

 

Hays C. Kirby Essay Scholarship Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This essay contest is for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are attending a public, private, alternative, parochial school, or a home study program. Recent high school graduates are eligible to participate as long as the deadline of the current contest falls within 12 months after graduation.

DEADLINE:          Mar 13

AWARD RANGE:               $1,000 – $5,000

 

Hamilton Award

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for college-bound high school juniors who are currently attending a high school in the United States. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a strong record of community service, show a strong commitment to their academic studies, and demonstrate financial and/or personal need.

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AVERAGE AWARD:          $500

 

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school students in the graduating classes of 2015 and 2016. To apply, applicants must write an essay of 800-1200 words on a given topic about religion.

DEADLINE:          Mar 6

AWARD RANGE:               $250 – $2,000

 

Annual Kaplun Essay Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This essay contest is for students in grades 7 through 12. To apply, applicants must write an essay in response to a given prompt related to Jewish values. Applicants do not have to be Jewish to enter.

DEADLINE:          Mar 6

AWARD RANGE:               $750 – $1,800

 

Junior Duck Stamp Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This contest is for students in grades K-12 who are attending public, private, or home schools in the United States or the US territories. To qualify, applicants must be US citizens, resident aliens, or nationals. US citizens attending schools abroad may enter through their legal state of residence. To apply, applicants must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species.

DEADLINE:          Mar 15

AWARD RANGE:               $500 – $2,000

 

Robert P. Sheppard Leadership Awards

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for members of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate an outstanding commitment to community service and initiative in volunteer activities.

DEADLINE:          Mar 20

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,500

 

National WWII Museum Essay Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school students in the United States. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit an essay–1,000 words or less–on the following topic: “How do you define a hero?”

DEADLINE:          Mar 15

AWARD RANGE:               $500 – $1,000

 

Germans from Russia Heritage Society Essay Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This essay contest is for middle school, high school, and university, and college undergraduate students from around the world. To enter, applicants must submit an essay on German-Russian history and culture

DEADLINE:          Mar 1

AWARD RANGE:               $100 – $1,000

 

Virtual Business Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school business, marketing, and personal finance students currently enrolled in their junior or senior years. To qualify, applicants must be nominated by their teachers; exhibit excellence in business, marketing, or personal finance classes; and show interest and accomplishment in the use of technologies in these subjects.

DEADLINE:          Apr 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,000

 

NTHS Scholarship for SkillsUSA Members

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for active, dues-paying members of both SkillsUSA and NTHS. To apply, applicant must have an active NTHS chapter, which includes submission of a charter application and approval from the school administration

DEADLINE:          Apr 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Nordstrom Scholarship Program

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school juniors who live and attend school in a state with a Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack store.

DEADLINE:    May 1

AVERAGE AWARD: $2,500

 

Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This contest is for students worldwide at the high school, college, and graduate school levels of study. To enter, applicants must submit an essay in response to a given prompt related to Jane Austen and her work; see website for complete details.

DEADLINE:          May 15

AWARD RANGE:               $250 – $1,000

 

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered at an accredited college or university. To qualify, applicants must submit an essay discussing their educational career and life goals.

DEADLINE:          Jun 10

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

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