Resources

College Ready Checklist

Need a guide to get to college? Here are comprehensive checklists to keep those reminders in front of you throughout middle and high school. These documents are to be used in conjunction with regularly visits to school counselors and other advisory personnel.

 
8th Grade Checklist
 
9th Grade Checklist
 
10th Grade Checklist
 
11th Grade Checklist
 
12th Grade Checklist

 

Financial Aid Assistance

Fafsa.ed.gov - Be sure to fill out the FAFSA before March 2nd, 2018.

Federal Student Aid Resources

Federal Aid Toolkit

College Raptor is the only site that offers side-by-side comparisons of estimated financial aid packages, matching students to the right college for the best price.

Internship Guide for Students

Scholarship List

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Scholarships for Elementary Students

Scholarships for Middle School Students

Scholarships for High School Freshman

Scholarships for High School Sophomores 

Scholarships for High School Juniors

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FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS
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Redifin Scholarship

Sponsor: Redifin Scholarship
Amount: $2500
Closing Date: January 31st, 2018
Description: Students who are graduating HS seniors or in college with a 3.5 GPA. To apply, write a 300-500 word essay on this topic: "The place (or places) where we were raised often have a profound effect on who we become as adults. What effect has the community that you were raised in had on who you are today?"

Huntley Wealth Care Scholarship
Sponsor
: Huntley Wealth Insurance Services
Amount: Two $1,000 Awards and Two $500 Awards
Closing Date: September 31st, 2017 and February 28th, 2018
Description:

  • Students must be 17 years old to apply.
  • There is currently No GPA requirement.
  • High school seniors and college students are eligible – High school seniors must include in their email submission the name of their current high school and the name of the college they plan to attend next year.  College students (undergraduate students only) must provide a copy of their unofficial transcript and email it to us (pdf file is preferred) with your video submission.
  • If submitting a video, scholarship recipients must provide Huntley Wealth the full winning video file in wav or mp4 format to collect funds.
  • Students must attend school in the U.S.

 

Because College Is Expensive Scholarship
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30th, 2018 and December 31st, 2018
Description:  The $500 “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on this Scholarship page. One entry per person is all that is necessary. Read the official rules for additional information. This is for high schoolers, adults looking to head back to school, current college students and anyone else looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months.

 

FEBRUARY DEADLINES
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ACPA College Scholarship
Sponsor: American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or cleft palate or other congenital craniofacial difference). Preference will be given to rising first-year students in any field and to currently enrolled students in a field of study related to cleft or craniofacial conditions (e.g. genetic counseling, speech-language pathology).

Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship
Sponsor: FIRST
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to, or applied for admission, to an eligible undergraduate program, which means a full-time program in Biomedical Engineering, pre-medical studies, or a program that allows students to pursue a chosen major while simultaneously completing a subset of medical school prep courses. Applicant must have participated as a team member for a minimum of one year on a FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, or FIRST Robotics Competition team.

Bulkofficesupply.com Scholarship
Sponsor: Bulkofficesupply.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college Freshmen and Sophomores in the United States. Applicant must have an interest in teaching, art or owning their own business.

EngineerGirl Essay Contest
Sponsor: EngineerGirl
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Essay contest is open to girls and boys in grades 3-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to infrastructure.

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Scholarships
Sponsor: eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to California graduating high school seniors and current college students who have provided service to the LGBT+ community (open to all sexual orientations). In addition to the general scholarships, there are scholarships open to Nursing students and Medical students.

Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship
Sponsor: Geneseo Migrant Center
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to children of a migrant work and migrant workers with priority given to those with mobility in the last three years. Applicant must have teaching as a career goal.

Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship
Sponsor: The Sunflower Initiative
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to highly motivated female graduating high school seniors who have a desire to attend a women’s college in the United States. Applicant must have at least a 3.7 GPA. There is no citizenship requirement, but student must plan on attending a college in the U.S.

Hollister Co Anti-Bullying Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors from anywhere in the world with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0. Applicant must submit a response answering a question in regards to bullying, as well as their transcript, recommendation, and a resume.

IESF Scholarships
Sponsor: Inland Empire Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to permanent residents of San Bernardino or Riverside Counties (California) who are of Latino(a) heritage and can demonstrate financial need as identified by the FAFSA. Applicant must be an incoming or current undergraduate or graduate students and must have at least a 2.7 GPA.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Jackie Robinson Foundation
Amount: Up to $28,000 over four years
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating, minority high school seniors who plan on attending an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States. Applicant must show leadership potential, dedication to community service, and evidence of financial need.

John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship
Sponsor: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. Applicant must be pursuing a profession in visual arts and must show an affinity with the classical tradition of Western culture.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Deadline only for Maryland. South Carolina deadline has already passed, but all other states have later deadlines – see website for details.

Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship
Sponsor: For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology (FIRST)
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to, or applied for admission to, an eligible undergraduate program. Applicant must have participated as a team member for a minimum of one year on a FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge or FIRST Robotics Competition.

LAF Scholarships
Sponsor: Landscape Architecture Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to students studying landscape architecture. Multiple scholarships available.

Make a Difference Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Rent-A-Center
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who live in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Applicant must be a customer in good standing of Rent-A-Center, a spouse or dependent child of a customer, dependent child of a current employee of Rent-A-Center or a dependent child of a current Rent-A-Center Franchise owner.

Make Me a Freshman Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Make Me a Freshman
Amount: $500
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students and individuals who plan to spend the money on students (parents, mentors, counselors, etc). Applicant must create a free profile at Make Me a Freshman, a tool that helps students stay organized during the college admissions process.

MusicAuthority Scholarship
Sponsor: MusicAuthority
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are currently enrolled or accepted in a United States college. Applicant must submit a quick biography and an essay on how music has influenced them.

Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship in Art
Sponsor: National Society of Arts and Letters
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens between the ages of 16 and 22 years of age. Applicant must submit five (5) art works done within the past two years. Scholarship funds are for private study, special training or personal advancement in the applicant’s chose art field – funds cannot be used for college tuition, housing or travel.

Nashville Songwriting Scholarship
Sponsor: BMI Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current students of a U.S. college or university between the ages of 17 and 24 years of age. Applicant must submit an original song in any of the following genres: Americana, blues, bluegrass, contemporary Christian, country, folk, and roots.

Purpose Challenge Contest
Sponsor: Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to U.S. high school seniors currently planning to attend college in the Fall of 2018 who are currently residing in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must submit their college essay based on what they’ve learned from the Purpose Challenge toolkit.

San Diego Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: San Diego Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college students who are residents of San Diego County (California). There are multiple scholarships available – see website for details.

Significant Challenge College Scholarship
Sponsor: Richie’s Spirit Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. citizens currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited high school who will graduate in the Spring of 2018. Applicant must have taken challenging courses throughout their high school career and demonstrated strong leadership roles within the community.

Tall Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Tall Clubs International Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be attending their first year of college in fall 2018. Women applicants must be at least 5’10” and men applicants must be at least 6’2″.

W.H. “Howie” McClennan Scholarship
Sponsor: International Association of FireFighters
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to sons, daughters and legally adopted children of firefighters killed in the line of duty in the United States or Canada who are planning to attend a university, accredited college, or other institution of higher learning.

Guthrie-Koch Scholarship
Sponsor: National PKU News
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to young persons with phenylketonuria (PKU) who are on the diet and about to attend or already attending a college, university, or technical school at the undergraduate level. Residents of any country may apply, but the application and letters of recommendation must be in understandable English.

Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated advance interest in history and are planning to major in or pursue the study of history in a full-time accredited college or university in the United States.

NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest
Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Contest is open to all students in grades 7-12 from anywhere in the world. Students must develop space settlement designs and related materials. Students can apply as individuals, small teams (two to five team members) or large teams (more than six team members).

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with a 4.0 GPA.

QuoteWizard Safe Driver Scholarship
Sponsor: QuoteWizard
Amount: $500
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently attending college who have a valid driver’s license. Applicant must build a social awareness campaign to reduce distracted driving.

Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy).

Pro-Life Scholarship Award for Nursing Students
Sponsor: National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to pro-life students currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing in the United States. Applicant must submit a complete application, letter of recommendation, and an essay on what nurses can do to promote a positive respect for life.

William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending graduate school full-time in an accredited college or university and majoring in chemistry. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Team Type1 Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Team Type 1 Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have Type 1 diabetes and is/will be a competitive athlete at an accredited NCAA or NAIA institution.

Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who will be entering an accredited college or university located in the United States as a Freshman with a major in horticulture. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen residing in the state of California.

Martin Luther Scholarship
Sponsor: Beta Sigma Psi – The National Lutheran Fraternity
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 17, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to male graduating high school seniors who attend a Lutheran church.

Pork Industry Scholarships
Sponsor: National Pork Board
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 16, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to junior and seniors in college who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend veterinary or graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine.

Military Commanders’ Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 16, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and graduates who have not attended college yet and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study. Applicant must be a dependent child of an active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired member of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application.

Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Columbus Citizens Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 16, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to elementary school, middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students of Italian descent (at least 25% Italian). Applicant must have financial need and at least a 3.0 GPA (for high school and college students).

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
Sponsor: Vegetarian Resource Group
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2018. Applicant must be a vegetarian and have promoted vegetarianism in their school and/or community.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program
Sponsor: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in Ventura County, California who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement, and commitment to Ventura County.

Make Time 2 Sleep High School Video Contest
Sponsor: American Sleep Medicine Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 20, 2018
Description: Contest is open to all U.S. high school students. Contestant must create a video that is between 30 seconds and two minutes that motivates teens to prioritize the importance of sleep in their lives.

The Christophers’ Poster Contest for High School Students
Sponsor: The Christophers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 19, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve. Contestant must create an original poster based on the theme, “You Can Make A Difference.”

SPJ High School Essay Contest
Sponsor: Society of Professional Journalists
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 23, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students enrolled in grades 9-12 in U.S. public, private, and home schools within the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on why we need to obtain news from multiple feeds.

Mathworks Math Modeling Challenge
Sponsor: MathWorks
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 23, 2018
Description: Scholarship challenge is open to high school juniors and seniors. Applicants must form a team of three to five students and one teacher from the same school.

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships
Sponsor: Asian Pacific Fund
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: February 23, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to students in California who are of Asian descent. Multiple scholarships available with specific requirements. See website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to Computer Science, Economics, Environmental or Physical Science, Engineering, Journalism or Mathematics majors, and LGBT students.

Student Video Contest
Sponsor: World of 7 Billion
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 22, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6-12 worldwide. Applicant must create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about the human population growth that highlights one of the given global challenges.

Orion Fund Grants
Sponsor: The Orion Fund
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 22, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to California college students with serious illness or injury. Applicant must be under the age of 30 and have a serious medical condition affecting their ability to stay in school.

Student Speakers Contest
Sponsor: Lions Clubs International MD4
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 26, 2018
Description: Contest is open to California residents in grades 9-12. Applicant must perform a 5-10 minute speech on a given topic related to integrity and civility. Applicant must apply with their local club (see website for details).

Shred Nations Scholarship
Sponsor: Shred Nations
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 26, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students with at least a 3.0 GPA and have an interest in business, environmental studies or the shredding and recycling industry.

Esme & Elodie Scholarship
Sponsor: Esme And Elodie
Amount: $250
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must fill out a short application and share what they want to do with their life.

Price Gouging Video Contest
Sponsor: Stossel in the Classroom
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: February 26, 2018
Description: Contest is open to filmmakers aged 14-23. Applicant must create a 1-3 minute video arguing for or against laws that prohibit price “gouging” during an emergency.

Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship
Sponsor: Parentinn
Amount: Up to $1,250
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. Applicant must submit an essay on how to stop cyberbullying

Absolutely Outdoorsy Scholarship
Sponsor: Outdoorsy
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are graduating high school seniors or current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on what makes a great roadtrip.

1990 Institute Contest
Sponsor: 1990 Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Contest is open to U.S. and China-based students and media-makers age 13-25. Applicant must submit a 2-3 minute travel video on a China trip they’d like to take and why.

Optimist International Essay Contest
Sponsor: Optimist International
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Applicant must be under the age of 19 and have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent. Applicant must contact their local Optimist Club and submit an essay on a topic related to optimism.

I Heart My School Scholarship
Sponsor: Abodo
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and who are attending or will be attending an accredited college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on what makes their school awesome.

Huntley Wealth Care Scholarship
Sponsor: Huntley Wealth Insurance Services
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who have lost at least one parent and that parent either had no life insurance or were underinsured. Applicant must submit an article or video sharing their story about their loss and how it financially impacted their life.

Helen McCloy Scholarship
Sponsor: Mystery Writers of America
Amount: $500
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are serious aspiring mystery writers who wish to improve their writing skills. The scholarship shall be used to offset tuition and fees for writing workshops, writing seminars, or university/college-level writing programs taking place in the U.S. in summer, fall or winter 2018 or early 2019.

Hadden Scholarships
Sponsor: Youth Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors who are United States citizens seeking higher education at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. The Scholarship Committee will consider character, financial need, scholastic achievement (at least a 3.5 GPA), objectives, volunteerism, potential for leadership and good citizenship.

Youth Voices on China Contest
Sponsor: 1990 Institute
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Contest is open to individuals between the ages of 13 and 25 years of age who are citizens of the United States, Canada, or China. Applicant must submit a three-minute video on the theme, “China: Collected Stories.”

Youth Eco-Hero Scholarship
Sponsor: Action for Nature
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: The award is available to students between the ages of eight and 16 who exhibit environmental activism. Applicant must carry out an action-based and self-initiated project that concerns environmental health, advocacy, research, or protection of the natural world.

TMA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Toshiba Machine Co, America
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study and who are enrolled in an industrial maintenance or plastic processing program of study.

TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
Sponsor: Discovery Education
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Challenge is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 13 years of age and are enrolled in grades 9-12 at a public, private or parochial school in the United States. Student must create a 30-60 second video that demonstrates the importance of safe teen driving.

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship
Sponsor: Pets Lifestyle and You (P.L.A.Y.) Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are enrolled as full-time high school seniors. Applicant must submit 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and an essay that explains how their involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perception on the importance of animal welfare.

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Regions Financial Corporation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Scholarship contest is open to high school seniors and college students who live and attend school in a state where Regions does business (see website for specific states). Applicant must submit an essay on an African-American individual who inspires them because of their significant achievements in society.

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ADA Central Annual College Scholarship
Sponsor: ADA Central Signs
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay about their experience with, or what the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) means to them.

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: The Gallery Collection
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled at any time during the latter half of 2017 who are at least 14 years of age. Applicant must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories. Applicant must submit a photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card.

Green Is Film Scholarship
Sponsor: Connecther | Ian Somerhalder Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in 8th grade, high school, and undergraduate studies. Applicant must submit a 3-6 minute video on an environmental issue.

Project Yellow Light Scholarship Competition – Billboard
Sponsor: Advertising Council
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Competition is open to high school juniors and seniors and current undergraduate students. Applicant must design a billboard advertisement to warn their peers of the dangers of texting and driving.

Stand Up Men Award
Sponsor: ConnectHer
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to 8th graders, high school students, and undergraduate students under the age of 25 and of any gender. Applicant must submit an original 3-6 minute film on any man they know who is taking a stand to prevent violence against women and/or standing up for women’s rights.

Doodle 4 Google
Sponsor: Google Inc.
Amount: $30,000
Closing Date: March 2, 2018
Description: Program is open to students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grades. Student must create an uplifting doodle that tells the world “What inspires me.”

DNA Day Essay Contest
Sponsor: American Society of Human Genetics
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 9, 2018
Description: Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to genetics.

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest
Sponsor: American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
Description: Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12 who are U.S. citizens. Students must submit an essay on a given topic related to the Foreign Service.

Live Deliberately Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Walden Woods Project/Thoreau Institute
Amount: $250
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
Description: Contest is open to youth ages 14-21 around the globe. Applicant must submit an essay or visual essay on a topic related to a quotation by Henry David Thoreau.

National High School Essay Contest
Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 9-12 in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, or if they are U.S. citizens attending high school overseas. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to peace.

Operation Prevention Video Challenge
Sponsor: Operation Prevention
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 20, 2018
Description: Contest is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 13 years of age and are students enrolled in 9th through 12th grade at a public, private, parochial, or home school located in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must submit a video sending a message to their peers about the dangers of prescription opioid misuse.

Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition
Sponsor: Haiku Society of America
Amount: $100
Closing Date: March 25, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Student can submit up to three haiku poems.

ABA YLD Law Day Art Contest
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Amount: Up to $750
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students, student groups, and classes in grades 9-12 (or the equivalent) in the United States. Contestants must submit an art on the theme: “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.”

Superpower Scholarships
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. In a short written response, student must explain which superhero or villain they would want to changes places with for a day and why.

Writer’s Square Essay Contest
Sponsor: Hakka Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in 1st grade through college. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme of “Character.”

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