• OppU Achievers Scholarship:

    Due Date September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30
    Amount $2,500
    Description The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others. Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.
    Criteria College students, graduate students, high school seniors; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; U.S. citizen or resident
    Grade 12
    Letters of Recommendation  
    Minimum GPA 3.0
    Essay Students submit a short response to the question "What makes you an achiever?"
    High School Specific  
    Application https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/

     

     

     

    Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards:

    Due Date October 15
    Amount  
    Description The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards promotes young leaders who demonstrate leadership in the classroom and community in an effort to encourage their peers to use education as a vehicle for success.
    Criteria Senior, 3.0 or higher GPA, Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent), planning to enroll in college fall after graduation.
    Grade 12
    Letters of Recommendation yes - 1
    Minimum GPA 3.0
    Essay N/A
    High School Specific no
    Application https://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2019/forms/welcome.php

     

     

     

    Renee Torgenson Memorial Scholarship:

    Due Date April 30, August 31, & December 31
    Amount $1,000
    Description Torgenson Law is a Phoenix, Arizona injury law firm dedicated to the advancement of equality, impartiality, and access to justice for everyone, regardless of their economic situation.
    Criteria High school senior to be enrolled in a two-year to five-year Arizona institution. Because the notion of equality in justice is a crucial aspect of law; candidates must demonstrate their passion to use justice to improve their community and help real people. Ideal candidates must exhibit related values within their research, volunteer work, prior job experience, or extra curricular activities.
    Grade 12
    Letters of Recommendation  
    Minimum GPA None
    Essay  
    High School Specific  
    Application https://www.torgensonlaw.com/scholarship/

     

     

     

    Coca-Cola Scholars:

    Due Date October 31
    Amount Varies
    Description Coca-Cola Scholars are well-rounded, bright students who not only excel academically, but are also actively involved in their school. These leaders are passionate, service-oriented, and demonstrate a sustained commitment to bettering their community
    Criteria Leadership Commitment to community Academic Achievement
    Grade senior
    Letters of Recommendation N/A
    Minimum GPA 3.0
    Essay No
    High School Specific No
    Application www.coca-colascholars.org

     

     

     

    Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship:

    Due Date November 5
    Amount $4,000-$50,000 (Over 500 scholarships awarded)
    Description Application includes employment history, community service, honors and awards, leadership and extracurricular activities, parental financial analysis, and a counselor report
    Criteria Senior and a US citizen
    Grade 12
    Letters of Recommendation N/A
    Minimum GPA N/A
    Essay yes
    High School Specific No
    Application https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

     

     

     

    Robertson Scholars Leadership Program:

    Due Date November 15
    Amount 4-years of tuition, room and board and mandatory fees, 3 fully-funded summer experiences, funding for conferences and seminars and unique access to the academic and extracurricular offerings on both campuses as well as four years of dedicated leadership development programming.
    Description The Robertson is among the most highly sought-after merit scholarships in the country. We are the only program that completely combines the extraordinary resources of two world class universities, Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.
    Criteria Students must apply for undergraduate admission to Duke and/or UNC-Chapel Hill the same year they apply to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program.
    Grade 12
    Letters of Recommendation  
    Minimum GPA  
    Essay  
    High School Specific  
    Application https://robertsonscholars.org/

     

     

    Mission 228:

    Due Date January 1
    Amount $10,000
    Description Mission228's goal is to provide an annual scholarship to a student who plans to attend nursing school or has chosen to advance their education in the field of nursing by returning to school. Since the majority of Linkyn's life was spent in the care of amazing nurses, this $10,000 scholarship is her way of giving back to all of those that helped her.
    Criteria Must be an Arizona resident. •Must be in good academic standing. •Must be a Prospective Nursing Major.
    Grade 12
    Letters of Recommendation 2 (non-family member) letters of recommendation
    Minimum GPA  
    Essay A personal essay (500-800 words double spaced) that addresses the following question: 1.Why do you want to become a nurse or advance your nursing education?
    High School Specific  
    Application https://mission228.com/scholarship

     

     

     

    Profile in Courage Essay Contest (JFK Library):

    Due Date January 17
    Amount $10,000
    Description The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites United States high school students to consider the concept of political courage by writing an essay on a U.S. elected official who has chosen to do what is right, rather than what is expedient.
    Criteria •Essays can be no more than 1,000 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count. •Essays must be the original work of the student. •John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays. •Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1917.
    Grade 9-12
    Letters of Recommendation Need a teacher advisor/nominator
    Minimum GPA N/A
    Essay Yes--700-1000 words
    High School Specific No
    Application http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

     

     

     

    Barron Prize for Young Heroes:

    Due Date April 15
    Amount 10,000
    Description The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.
    Criteria Winners must have organized and led an extraordinary service activity which has clearly benefited other people or the planet we share. The service activity must have been initiated and motivated primarily by the winner himself or herself. Winners must have: demonstrated positive spirit, courage, intelligence, generosity, and high moral purpose; shown initiative, tenacity, and unselfishness in pursuit of their goals;accomplished something with inspirational value
    Grade between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19)
    Letters of Recommendation  
    Minimum GPA  
    Essay  
    High School Specific  
    Application https://barronprize.org/apply/

     

     

    Raise Me:

    Due Date  
    Amount Varies
    Description Raise.me helps students in 9-12th grades to discover colleges & earn scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements.
    Criteria 9-12 grade
    Grade 9-12 grades
    Letters of Recommendation  
    Minimum GPA  
    Essay  
    High School Specific  
    Application https://www.raise.me/join/9971196132