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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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

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

This award is for young people aged 8-18 who have completed an extraordinary service project. Applicants should be between the ages of 8 and 18, and permanent residents of the United States or Canada. The Barron Prize does not discriminate against its applicants based on race, color, ethnicity, and etc.

Total: $10000

Awards: 10

Deadline: April 15

We The Students Scholarship Contest

U.S. students aged 14 through 19 in grades 8 through 12 are eligible to enter this essay contest. Students must write an essay of no more than 800 words on the Bill of Rights.

Total: $20000

Awards: 16

Deadline: April 15

Path to Pro Apex Legends Scholarship

Becker College, Team Genji and Helix eSports have launched the nation’s first path-to-pro Apex Legends esports scholarship program. Top performing gamers who newly apply, and are admitted, to Becker College will then be eligible to receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship to the school.

Total: $5000

Awards: 10

Deadline: April 15

Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program

The goals of The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program are to help create a diverse pipeline of college educated professionals ready to assume fulfilling off-camera careers in entertainment and to help raise the number of underrepresented minorities employed in the entertainment industry.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 15

Americans United Student Essay Contest

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors in the United States including the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Employees and board members of Americans United, and members of their families, are not eligible to participate.

Total: $3000

Awards: 3

Deadline: April 19

Niche’s $1,000 April Scholarship

This monthly $1,000 scholarship is open to all high school and college students. Click to learn more and apply today!

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 20

Ayn Rand – Fountainhead Essay Contest

High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, students must write an essay of 800 to 1,600 words on one of the three topics listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $10500

Awards: 9

Deadline: April 29

2021 Think For Yourself Scholarship

Applicants are invited to celebrate their independent thinking by writing a powerful personal essay and win up to $5,000. One grand prize winner and three runner ups will be selected.

Total: $8000

Awards: 4

Deadline: April 30

Quay $100,000 Scholarship Giveaway

The Quay Scholarship Program is available for legal residents of the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand who are 16 years of age or older. Applicants must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program within the next three years.

Total: $100000

Awards: 10

Deadline: June 09