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30 Scholarships for High School Juniors in 2024

Are you a high school junior looking for ways to fund your future college education? Look no further! We have compiled a comprehensive list of 30 scholarships specifically for high school juniors. These scholarships cover a wide range of fields and are available to students from various backgrounds. So don’t let financial constraints hold you back from pursuing your dreams. Check out these amazing opportunities and start applying today!

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship – $1,000

The Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship is an annual award that is meant to raise awareness about the negative effects of too much screen time. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents in high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school.

One Earth Film Festival Young Filmmakers Contest – $2,000

The One Earth Film Festival Young Filmmakers Contest is an annual competition that challenges students to make short films that provide solutions to environmental issues. Winners receive a cash reward and a grant that can go towards funding their educations. Applicants must be in grade 3 or above and enrolled in U.S.-based schools, universities and colleges.

Carson Scholarship – $1,000

Each year, the Carson Scholars Fund awards college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to students in grades 4-11 on the basis of their academic achievement and humanitarian qualities. To qualify, students must attend an accredited K-12 school in the United States, be nominated by an educator at their school, meet a minimum GPA of 3.75, and demonstrate humanitarian qualities through community service. And past winners may reapply in successive years. Each year, nomination and application open in October.

ConnectHER Film Festival Scholarship – $5,000

The annual ConnectHER film festival challenges young women from around the world to create short videos that highlight or propose solutions to critical challenges. Applicants must be women under the age of 25 who are enrolled in high school or undergraduate programs. However, special circumstances may be considered for applicants who are not in school.

Coolidge Scholarship – $300,000

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annual award that covers a student’s tuition, room and board, and any additional expenses for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants must be high school juniors, U.S. citizens or legal residents, and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2022. Applicants can’t be the immediate family members of any current employee or trustee of the Coolidge Scholars Program or the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.

Courage to Grow Scholarship – $500

The Courage to Grow Scholarship is a $500 award offered to a student each month. To qualify, applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident, be a high school junior or senior planning on enrolling or a college student currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university program, and meet a minimum 2.5 GPA. To apply, students must write an essay of 250 words on a given prompt.

Doodle for Google Scholarship – $30,000 college scholarship, $50,000 tech package for school/non-profit organization

Hosted by Google since 2008, Doodle for Google is an annual art contest for K-12 students. Each year, Google selects a National Winner, four National Finalists, and 54 State and Territory Winners. Students must be enrolled in a U.S.-based K-12 school (including homeschool) or a school in Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Children of military personnel posted abroad may enter the contest; their applications will be judged with applications from their home state. Parents may enter artwork on behalf of their students. Teachers, nonprofits, and after-school programs may do so with parental consent.

Folds of Honor Scholarship – Up to $5,000

Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization, has two scholarships that support military families. The Children’s Fund Scholarship is for primary and secondary education students and can be used for private school or tutoring services (from an established, licensed business). The Higher Education Scholarship is for postsecondary students. The award amount is up to $5,000 per academic year and is based on a student’s “unmet need.” Recipients must reapply each year to get the scholarship in successive years. To qualify for the Children’s Fund Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited private school or tutoring institution, be at least five years old (by September 1st of calendar year applying in) and enrolled in full-time Kindergarten program, and be a dependent of a service member. To qualify for the Higher Education Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a two-year, four-year, or postgraduate program of study at an accredited college or university, or be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited technical or trade school program, which results in a certificate or license, and be a dependent or spouse of a service member.

Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award – Up to $11,500

The Hoover Presidential Foundation offers the Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award. Each year, up to 15 Iowa high school juniors are awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Applicants must propose and then accomplish a project of their own design. The application is based solely on the accomplishment of the project; grades, test scores, essays, and financial need are not evaluated. All 15 finalists receive a cash award worth $1,500, and four finalists receive an additional scholarship worth $10,000.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity – $4,000-$20,000

The Milton Fisher Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship for exceptionally creative and innovative high school juniors, high school seniors, and college freshmen. Applicants must be Connecticut or New York City metropolitan area residents who plan to attend college anywhere in the United States, or residents of anywhere in the United States who plan to attend or attend a college or university in CT or NYC.

Horatio Alger National Scholarship – $25,000

The Horatio Alger National Scholarship is designed to support college-bound high school seniors who have overcome significant obstacles. Each applicant must be enrolled full-time as a high school junior in the United States, have plans to enter a college or university following high school graduation, demonstrate critical financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, be a U.S. citizen, and meet a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Application opens on December 1 annually.

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest – $4,000

The VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest is an annual competition meant to recognize high school artists and encourage patriotism in youth. Applicants must be enrolled in grades 9-12 by the March 31 deadline, be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, and be under the age of 20. Applicants do not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but they must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

Helen Abbott Community Service Awards – $1,000

Named in honor of Helen Abbott, a humanitarian and philanthropist, and offered by the Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF), the Helen Abbott Community Service Awards honors Arab American students under 30 years of age who demonstrate a strong commitment to community service. Each year, AAIF awards $1,000 to three qualified students. Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school or as an undergraduate in a college or university program; possess a minimum 3.0 GPA; and be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of Arab descent. Applications must include a resume showing a strong interest and commitment to community service; a transcript (official or unofficial); and an essay addressing the required prompt.

ESA Scholarship – 90% of state funding that would have otherwise been allocated to the school district or charter school for the qualified student

Administered by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and funded by state tax dollars, Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) provides education options for qualified Arizona students, who receive 90 percent of the state funding that would have otherwise been allocated to the school district or charter school for the qualified student. The funding can be used for private school tuition, curriculum, home education, tutoring, and more. Acceptance of an ESA means that the student’s parent or guardian “is signing a contract agreeing to provide an education that includes at least the following subjects: reading, grammar, mathematics, social studies and science.” The program accepts applications year-round, with the annual scholarship disbursed over four quarters.

BAFTX Susan Howard Community Service Award – $5,000

The British American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) offers the Susan Howard Community Service Award to low-income students in Texas and Great Britain who demonstrate active community service and academic achievement. Applicants must be between the ages of 11 and 21. The award honors Susan Howard, the founder of BAFTX.

Cirkled In ‘No Sweat’ Scholarship – $2,500

Cirkled In, a portfolio platform that helps students showcase their non-academic work to colleges, offers the “No Sweat” Scholarship. This quarterly scholarship is worth a total of $2,500, which may be used on any educational purposes, including books, tuition, and even summer camps. Applicants must be at least 13 years of age, be enrolled in grades 8-12 or home-schooled, be U.S. residents, and must have a Cirkled In account.

ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship – $5,000

The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship was created to raise awareness around internet privacy and security. Applicants must submit a 600-800 word essay on the given topic. To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in either a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school, which can be located anywhere in the world. The scholarship award is based on creativity, originality, detail, clear and articulate writing, and the student’s ability to formulate an opinion.

Hope Scholarship Florida – $6,519 (Grades K-5), $6,815 (Grades 6-8), $7,112 (Grades 9-12)

Florida’s Hope Scholarship, which is administered by nonprofit Step Up for Children, helps K-12 public school students who are enrolled in a Florida public school and have been bullied, harassed, assaulted, threatened, and/or experienced other violent acts. Families can choose financial assistance toward private school tuition and fees or assistance with transportation to a public school in and out ther school district. To qualify for the scholarship, a student must have experienced and reported an incident of battery, harassment, hazing, bullying, kidnapping, physical attack, sexual offenses, threat or intimidation, or fighting at school.

Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference – $1,000

Hosted by the Freedom Forum Institute, the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference is an annual conference for selected high school students interested in journalism. In order to attend the conference, interested students must apply. Each applicant who receives an invitation also receives a $1,000 scholarship toward their college education. Applicants must be high school juniors interested in pursuing a career in journalism. Scholarships recipients must attend the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference.

Alexander Hamilton Scholars Program – $1,000

The Alexander Hamilton Scholars Program is a five-year mentorship program to help underserved high school juniors succeed in college and in their careers. Winners are provided with guidance and support as they move through high school and college and start their careers. Winners are also provided with two $500 cash awards. Applicants must be juniors in high school, show financial need, live in the United States, be college-bound to a U.S. institution, be high-achieving and service-focused, show grit and perseverance, commit to participating in a rigorous five-year program curriculum, and be able to attend New York Leader Week.

Hope Scholarship WV – Varies

West Virginia’s Hope Scholarship is the “state’s education savings account program that gives parents an opportunity to build an individual learning experience that works best for their child.” Under the program, K-12 students in the state can receive financial assistance that can be used for tuition, fees and other expenses. To qualify, a student must be a West Virginia resident and be (a) eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the upcoming academic year, (b) enrolled full-time in public elementary or secondary school in the state for an entire instructional term of the current academic year, or (c) enrolled full-time and attending a public elementary or secondary school in the state for at least 45 consecutive calendar days during the current instructional term at the time of application.

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest – Up to $10,000

Every year, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum runs the Profile in Courage Essay Contest, in which U.S. high school students compete for a share of nearly $20,000. Students are asked to submit a 700- to 1,000-word essay that describes and analyzes an act of political courage by an elected official who served before or after 1917. Applicants must be high school students attending a public, private, parochial, or home school, U.S. students under the age of 20 enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program, or U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Application opens on September 1 each year.

KASF Scholarships – $500-$5,000

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers scholarships to qualified Korean American students, including foreign students from Korea. Applicants must be a student with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals) – if extra funds are available, other students (non-Korean) may qualify for some scholarships; be a high school student, an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student enrolled full-time during the scholarship application year; and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants must follow the specific requirements and instructions of the region where the applicant’s school is/will be located during the scholarship application year, as the type and amount of available scholarships may differ from region to region.

National Merit Scholarship – $2,500

The National Merit Scholarship is an annual award granted to approximately 7,500 graduating high school seniors each year. To qualify, students must score in the 99th percentile of their state on the PSAT/NMSQT exam and complete a multi-step application process. [Students who missed the PSAT/NMSQT due to a legitimate reason may apply for the National Merit Scholarship through a process called Alternate Entry.] Of the 1.6 million high school juniors who take the test each year, approximately 50,000 qualify for recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Of these, some 34,000 receive letters of commendation that can be listed in college applications. The 16,000 students who rank in the top 1% of test-takers in their state are designated National Merit Semifinalists and may submit an application for a National Merit Scholarship. To be named a National Merit Semifinalist, students must score at or above their state’s Selection Index cutoff score. There are three types of Merit Scholarships awards: National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarships, and College-sponsored Merit Scholarships.

NC Opportunity Scholarship – Up to $6,492

Administered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), the Opportunity Scholarship is an income-based tuition assistance program for families making below a certain income threshold. It aims to help qualifying families pay tuition and fees at participating nonpublic or private schools. The scholarship amount will be the lesser of 90% of the required tuition and fees or a designated amount for the academic year ($6,492 for the 2023-24 academic year). To qualify, families must meet the income requirement and their student must meet the following requirements: be at least 5 years old by August 31 or at least 4 by April 16 (and will be approved for kindergarten by the private school administrator), live in North Carolina, not have graduated high school, and not have been enrolled in a post-secondary institution full-time.

Scholarshippoints $10,000 Scholarship – $10,000

The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 by Edvisors to help students plan and pay for college. The program awards three or more $1,000 scholarships every month and a $10,000 scholarship every three months. Students qualify by joining the ScholarshipPoints community and completing activities, such as taking surveys, reading blog posts, and checking out Edvisor’s preferred partners, to earn points. Each point constitutes a potential entry in a scholarship drawing, and students “spend” their points to enter drawings. To be eligible, students must be at least 13 years old, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia, and be attending a school in the United States.

Step Up Scholarship – Varies

Step Up For Students, a Florida nonprofit scholarship funding organization, helps administer four scholarships for Florida schoolchildren, which “empowers families to pursue and engage in the most appropriate learning options for their children.” The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) is for lower to middle income families. The Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES), formerly known as the Gardiner Scholarship, is for lower to middle income families and students with unique abilities. The Hope Scholarship is for public school students who are bullied or victims of violence. And the Reading Scholarship Accounts is for public school students in grades 3-5 who struggle with reading.

Hope Scholarship – $6,519 (Grades K-5), $6,815 (Grades 6-8), $7,112 (Grades 9-12)

Administered by Step Up For Children, a Florida nonprofit organization, the Hope Scholarship is for public school students in Florida who are bullied or victims of violence. Families can choose financial assistance toward private school tuition and fees or assistance with transportation to a public school in another school district. To qualify for the scholarship, a student must have experienced and reported an incident of battery, harassment, hazing, bullying, kidnapping, physical attack, sexual offenses, threat or intimidation, or fighting at school.

VFW Voice of Democracy Program – $30,000

Each year, the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) runs its Voice of Democracy Program, which gives high school students the opportunity to compete for scholarship money by recording democratic and patriotic-themed audio essays. The contest is open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories, or its possessions. Additionally, dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools are also eligible to participate.

VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship – $1,000-$5,000

The Veteran of Foreign Wars offers the Scout of the Year Scholarship to Scouts who are registered, active members of the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts of America. The scholarship is awarded to standout scouts who display leadership, patriotism, and love of country. To qualify, applicants must be the recipient of the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Summit Award, or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award, be a registered, active member of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or Sea Scout Ship at the time the above reward was received, and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship in school, Scouting and community. While the program doesn’t set a minimum age requirement for applicants, they must meet all other eligibility criteria. The maximum age requirement for applicants is 18 years old, but 18 year olds will still qualify if they are in high school at the time of their entry submission. Applicants must submit their entry through only one VFW Post.

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