High School Junior


  • National Merit Scholarship

    Amount: $2,500. About: 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…


  • KASF Scholarships

    Amount: $500-$5,000. About: 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…


  • John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

    Amount: Up to $10,000. About: 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…


  • Hope Scholarship West Virginia

    Amount: Varies. About: 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,…


  • Alexander Hamilton Scholars Program

    Amount: $1,000. About: 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…


  • Hope Scholarship

    Amount: Varies. About: Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship is meant for Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with a portion of the tuition cost at an eligible college or university. To qualify, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen, be a Georgia resident, be enrolled as…