Scholarships for High School Juniors

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Your junior year in high school is when you probably start to really plan for college — taking the SAT or ACT, researching possible schools, discovering your interests, checking out majors, and figuring out how to pay for it all. Scholarships can help add to your college savings and by starting the search early, such as in 11th grade, you can make your senior year in high school a little less stressful. We’ve compiled this directory of scholarships for high school juniors to bring all the available awards together in one place. For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

This award is for high school and college students in the U.S. or Canada that have completed a project that makes a difference in the lives of others. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  12
Deadline:  December 20
2018

The National WWII Museum Annual Student Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to all high school students in the United States and United States Territories. Students must submit a 1,000-word essay on the current year's topic.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 28
2018

NSSAR George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

This award is available to U.S. citizens who are high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students must submit a 800- to 1,200-word essay addressing the questions for this year's essay contest.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 31
2018

SBO Magazine Music Student Scholarship

This contest is open to band students in grades four through twelve who submit an essay of up to 250 words on the current year's band-related topic.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  December 31
2018

FIRE's Freedom in Academia Essay Contest

This award is for U.S. high school juniors and seniors who submit a essay to the FIRE's scholarship.

Total: $10000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  December 31
2018

National High School Poetry Contest

U.S. high school students are eligible to enter this poetry contest. Students must submit a poem of 20 lines or less on a topic of their choice.

Total: $500 Awards:  9
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship

The Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship is a recurring monthly scholarship. U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently enrolled in high school are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Customized Girl Scholarship

This scholarship contest is available for U.S. students who submit a statement through Twitter.

Total: $500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  December 31
2018

CouponsPlusDeals Scholarship

The CouponsPlusDeals.com Scholarship is available for U.S. and international students who are 16 years of age or older at the time of application.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Niche "No Essay" Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international high school and college students enrolled in U.S. academic institutions. Applicants must apply online.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

This scholarship is available for legal residents of the United States who are in 9th-12th grade, or currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students. There are no age limits, and students may study any major.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Innate $1000 Scholarship

The Innate.com $1,000 Scholarship is available for U.S. residents who are 13 years of age or older. To be considered, applicants must complete an assessment profile and submit an essay in response to the results. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  December 31
2018