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. 

List of Scholarships for High School Juniors

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Equal Pay Day Chicago Student Journalism Contest

The Equal Pay Day Chicago Student Journalism Contest is available for high school students in Chicago who submit an essay on the topic of equal pay and existing pay disparities in the United States. Click here to learn more and to apply today!

Total: $650

Awards: 2

Deadline: March 06

Questbridge College Prep Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school juniors who have achieved excellent academic results and are from a low-income family.

Total: $8165

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 24

Writers’ Square Scholarship Program

This essay contest is open to U.S. and international students who are in first grade through graduate school. Contest winners may be asked to attend the awards banquet in California at their own cost to receive their prize.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 31

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

U.S. high school or college students must submit an essay on one of the two cyberbullying topics listed on the Delete Cyberbullying website.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 31

Youth Forward Scholarship Program

The Youth Forward Scholarship Program is provided annually for high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and current college freshman who submit an essay on their volunteer and community service experiences. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $3000

Awards: 6

Deadline: March 31

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and Canadian high school and college students who are between the ages of 16 and 25 as of the application deadline date. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 31

Aurelio “Larry” Jazo Migrant Scholarship

This award is available to a migrant farmworker student who has a recent migration to Illinois. Applications are available by contacting the Geneseo Migrant Center.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 01

1,000 Dreams Fund for High School Students

The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund is available for high school women in the U.S. who wish to pursue additional lessons, activities, or projects beyond the normal scope of the class room.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 01

National Peace Essay Contest

Students whose parents are not in the Foreign Service are eligible to participate if they are in grades nine through twelve in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, or if they are U.S. citizens/lawful permanent residents attending high school overseas. Students may be attending a public, private, or parochial school. Entries from home-schooled students are also accepted.

Total: $5000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 05

DISTCO Digital Storytelling Contest

The DISTCO Digital Storytelling Contest is available to U.S. and international students currently enrolled in high school and planning to attend North American College in Houston, TX.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 08