Essay Contests high school students

Fun ScholarshipsIt’s a myth that only high school seniors can apply for college scholarships. In fact, waiting until the last year of high school may actually lower your chances of winning scholarships. Think about it. You’ll be stressed out enough keeping up your grades, taking or retaking college entrance exams, and let’s not forget all those college applications and essays you’ll need to write. Finding time to squeeze in scholarship applications can take a toll on you and if you procrastinate, you could find yourself having to discard a college acceptance letter (or more) simply because you could not secure enough scholarships to help cover the costs of attendance. Wouldn’t it be nice to start senior year knowing you had a fat, scholarship nest egg available to you? It sure would, so I’ve compiled a list of 10 scholarships that are open to all high school students. Here’s the best part; you don’t have to apply to them all at once because there’s at least one award for every month this fall.


If you love poetry, here’s your chance to put your creativity to good use. Submit a poem of any length and style for a chance to win $1, 000. Deadline: August 15.

4. Make Me Laugh Scholarship

Do you have a funny story to share or an embarrassing moment to relive? It could be worth , 500. Just make the scholarship committee laugh out loud and the prize could be yours! Deadline: August 31.

Weird Scholarship5. Siemens Competition for Math, Science and Technology

Who wants some serious money? Work as a team, or enter as an individual, for your chance to win one of several scholarships valued between , 000 and 0, 000. As Honey Boo Boo would say, ‘A dollar makes me hollar’ – and that’s a lot of dollars! Deadline: September 30.

6. The Christopher Reeve Award

Have you participated in a volunteer project that had an impact on your school or community? Do you demonstrate compassion and courage through service to others? If so, you need to check out this $1, 000 award. Deadline: October 31.

7. Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Are you a huge fan of The Walking Dead? Do you believe that zombies will eventually roam the Earth? If so, submit your plan of attack (or retreat) for a chance to win $1, 500. Deadline: October 31.

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