High School


  • VFW Voice of Democracy Program

    Amount: $30,000. About: 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…


  • Live Más Scholarship

    Amount: $25,000. About: Offered by the fast food chain Taco Bell, the Live Más Scholarship is annually awarded to passionate high school and college students throughout the United States. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 24 and be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be enrolled in or on track to enroll in an…


  • Niche $25,000 Back to School ‘No Essay’ Scholarship

    Amount: $25,000. About: Offered by Niche, the Niche $25,000 Back to School “No Essay” Scholarship awards $25,000 to one student to help pay for tuition, housing, books, and other educational expenses. The scholarship is open to all high school and college students, as well as others planning on attending college or graduate school in the…


  • National Honor Society Scholarship

    Amount: $25,000 (National Winner), $5,625 (24 National Finalists), $3,200 (575 National Semifinalists). About: The National Honor Society Scholarship is annually awarded to high school seniors who are active National Honor Society members. To be eligible, members must be “in good standing” and meet all of their chapter’s obligations regarding GPA, service activities, and character and…


  • 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…


  • Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Scholarship

    Amount: $10,000. About: Classical music media platform From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation jointly offer the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Scholarship for young classically-trained musicians (ages 8-18) who are interested in studying classical music in college. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional musical achievement, unmet financial need, academic achievement, and strong character.…