Scholarships for High School Students

  • Action For Nature Eco-Hero Award
    Action for Nature sponsors the International Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize youth aged 8 to 16 who have completed environmental projects focused on environmental advocacy, environmental health, research or protection of the natural world. Cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded. The deadline is February 28. For more information, call 1-415-421-2640, fax 1-415-922-5717, write to Action For Nature, 2269 Chestnut Street, #263, San Francisco, CA 94123, or send email to awards@actionfornature.org.
  • Doodle 4 Google
    Google is famous for the doodles that occasionally replace the Google logo. The Doodle 4 Google competition challenges children in grades K-12 to create their own play on Google's logo. Doodles are judged in four grade groups: K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. There is one national finalist in each grade group. One national winner receives a $15,000 college scholarship, a trip to the Google New York office, a laptop computer, a digital tablet and a t-shirt with his or her doodle. (The winner's school or after-school program also receives a $25,000 technology grant.) The other three national finalists receive a $5,000 scholarship, a trip to the Google New York office, a digital tablet and a t-shirt with his or her doodle. The registration deadline is in early March and the doodle entry deadline is in mid-March.
  • Letters About Literature
    Letters About Literature is a national reading/writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book in the US Library of Congress in partnership with Target Stores. The contest is open to US students in grades 4-12. Entries consist of a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre, explaining how the author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or themselves. There are three competition levels: grades 4-6 (100-250 words), grades 7-8 (250-500 words), and grades 9-12 (500-750 words). Two winners are selected from each level and awarded a $500 gift card from Target. The contest opens in September and the deadline is December 1 (postmark). State winners are announced in March and national winners in April. For more information, send email to lettersaboutlit@epix.net.
  • Education Matters Scholarship
    The Education Matters scholarship is a essay submission contest with the prompt of an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money? "  The due date is November 30, 2013 with a $5,000 reward if selected. You must be 13 or older at the time of application & Be legal resident & Be currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education (or enrolled no later than Fall 2019)  
  • Top Ten List Scholarship 
    The Top Ten list scholarship is an essay submission contest with a prompt of an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: "Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship.The due date is December 31, 2013 with a reward of $1,500 if selected. You must be 13 or older at the time of application & Be legal resident & Be currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education (or enrolled no later than Fall 2019).