BMW of Freeport Scholarship– Submit your 1,000 to 1,500 word essay to the following topic: What If?
Applicant: senior in high school or freshman in college located in the United States; must be currently attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university during 2017-2018; at least a 3.0 GPA
Due: December 1st, Award: $500
This is a scholarship opportunity for young women of color who are actively working to change the world. Applicants must be young women of color who are currently enrolled in college/university or will begin college/university in the spring semester and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
For the essay, you may write up to 500 words or create an up to 5-minute video. Essay question: Who are you, and how are you going to change the world?
Due: December 1st
Wyland National Art Challenge– Nationwide art contest celebrating conservation. The challenge consists of 3 categories, a classroom mural, individual art, and individual photography.
Applicants: High school juniors or seniors interested in art or photography
Due: December 1st, Award: $1,500
No Bull Sports Scholarship– No Bull Sports is a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting, educating, and empowering young women to reach the top of their athletic game. No Bull Sports is excited to award our inaugural scholarship of $5,000 in December to a deserving female high school sophomore, junior, or senior who will be pursuing an athletic endeavor in college. We will award $20,000 worth of scholarships over the course of a calendar year; awarded quarterly; each scholarship is worth $5,000.
Due: December 1st, Award: $5,000
McNeese State University Foundation Scholarships– Academic Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified full-time students who remain in good standing. When making scholarship awards to incoming freshmen, university selection committees use standardized test scores, high school grade point average and class standing, and courses completed as the basis for initial consideration. For transfer and continuing students, cumulative collegiate grade point average is the primary basis for award. Secondary factors in selection for all awards include: extracurricular participation, leadership positions held, and honors/awards received.
Due: December 1st, Award: $100-$3,200
Doodle for Google– Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e.
Due: December 2nd, Award: $30,000
National Space Club Keynote Scholarships– Provided to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with definite plans to pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields.
-Must be a U.S. citizen
-Seniors in high school through graduate students
-The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests
-The applicant can only use the $10,000 scholarship towards tuition for the coming academic year
-The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner
-The applicant may apply for any of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club (Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship, Olin E Teague Scholarship, Keynote Scholarship) in the same year, but may only win one in the same year
Due: December 2nd
PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship– The PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship Fund is awarding scholarships to students of Latino descent who are beginning or continuing their studies at a higher education institution.
-Must demonstrate financial need, as well as academic excellence, leadership in extra-curricular activities, and a commitment to volunteer service in the community
-Must be an incoming or continuing full-time undergraduate student at any education institution for the academic year
-Applicant must be of Latino descent
-Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
-Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen
Due: December 2nd
National WWII Museum Student Essay Contest – Middle & High School– For your essay, middle and high school students will each respond to a different quote by Elie Wiesel from your point of view as a young person coming of age in the twenty-first century. Do you agree or do you disagree with his view? Use the events of World War II and The Holocaust as your starting point, basing your essay in part on America’s involvement in the War.
High School Students:
-Contest is open to all high school students in the United States, United States Territories, and military bases
-Your essay must be 1,000 words or less. Only one essay per student may be submitted
-All essays should:
1. Be double-spaced
2. Have 1-inch margins
3. Include page numbers
4. Include an essay title
5. Be typed in 12 point font
6. Be in Microsoft Word-compatible format only. No zip files or Google documents are permitted
-Museum will accept the first 500 properly formatted entries only. The website will indicate when 500 essays have been submitted.
Due: December 2nd
Eligibility: Applicants must have a major declared in a science related field; Enrolled or accepted for enrollment (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) with a declared major in a science-related field.
Due: December 9th
Burger King Scholars– Scholarships are awarded each spring to high school seniors based on academic achievements, and participation in school & community activities.
Due: December 15th, Award: $1,000
High School Scholarship Contest– Seeking essays in the humanities written by current high school students that demonstrate high quality, intellectual rigor and originality. The winner will receive a $500 prize and publication in the Spring 2015 Issue.
Applicants: High school students
Due: December 15th, Award: $500
LEDA Scholars Program– Competitive scholars program for juniors in high school. Students must be from low-income backgrounds, be first-generation college students, be a junior in a public high school at the time of applying, have an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 3.6 and class ranking within the top 10% of the high school class, a record of enrollment and success in the most rigorous courses available to the student, and scores above the national average on the PSAT, SAT, PLAN, and/or ACT.
Due: December 12th
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. Whether you’re the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you’ve cultivated in the locker room and used to them create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you.
-Be a current high school senior entering a four-year, accredited US college or university in the upcoming fall
-Be currently a member (in good standing) of a high school sports team or be involved in after-school sports (e.g. intramurals, martial arts, etc.)
-Must have maintained an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from ninth grade to first semester of 12th grade
-Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident
*Foot Locker employees and their immediate family members are ineligible to apply
Due: December 16th
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award– The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are non-renewable scholarships created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative. The scholarships are valued between $2,000 and $15,000.
Eligibility: Must be a graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute; Applicants must be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award.
Due: December 18th
Expert Exchange Scholarship Contest– We are passionate about supporting the creative genius in all of those in technology, including students, and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. Students will submit an original piece of work via an article or video on a technology topic of their choosing to the Experts Exchange website. The work must be helpful in nature, describing and/or solving a specific problem.
-Applicants must currently be enrolled in or accepted to a college/university/trade school as an undergraduate or graduate student within the United States
-Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa
-The idea, or creation, must be the applicant’s original work
Due: December 31st
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship– The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program which means financial need is not considered. The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement. Past academic performance (e.g. grades and standardized test scores) are not considered. The goal is to create a level field where students have complete control over their applications and are not given an advantage or disadvantage based on financial or academic circumstances.
-9th-12th-grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students
-Legal resident of the U.S.
-Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months
Due: December 31st
NSSAR George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest– Submit an original 800- to 1,200-word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Each student’s essay will be judged based upon its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar and spelling, and documentation.
-Contestants must be attending public, parochial, or private high schools (including accredited home schools)
-Contestants must be in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior grade of study during the contest year
-Essay text must be a minimum of 800 words and may not exceed 1,200 words
-The essay must have four parts: (1) title page, (2) essay text, (3) bibliography, and (4) contestant’s biography. Full details can be found at the provider’s website
-Contests are held at the state and national level, so be sure to check the main website for accurate deadline dates
Due: December 31st