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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Courageous Persuaders Video Contest

This award is for U.S. high school students. Students must create a short video that warns about the dangers of underage drinking.

Total: $1432

Awards: 11

Deadline: January 31

Meriwest Annual Video Essay Competition

High school students who are 13 to 18 years of age and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must live or work in the California counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco or in Pima County in Arizona, or be members of the Meriwest Credit Union.

Total: $333

Awards: 12

Deadline: January 31

Illinois Wesleyan University Alumni Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school students who plan to attend Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU). The student must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, as determined by high school GPA and results from the SAT or ACT.

Total: $66000

Awards: 500

Deadline: February 01

IBPF High School Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. and international students who are 13 to 19 years of age and enrolled in high school. Students must write an essay discussing whether people who live with bipolar disorder are stimgatized in their community.

Total: $583

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 01

‘Pennies for Art’ Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Massachusetts high school seniors. Applicants must submit a portfolio with three original pieces of art.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

This award is open to students who are 8-18 years of age that reside in the United States and have not yet graduated from high school. Students must demonstrate exceptional musical achievement, unmet financial need, academic achievement, and strength of character.

Total: $10000

Awards: 20

Deadline: March 04

Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity Award

This scholarship is available for high school juniors and seniors who are residents of Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains, or southwest Iowa. Students must be nominated by a high school principal, guidance counselor, teacher, or community leader.

Total: $2000

Awards: 12

Deadline: March 08

Religious Liberty Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to all U.S. high school students who are members of the classes of 2015 and 2016. Students must submit an 800- to 1,200-word essay on a topic related to religious liberty.

Total: $1084

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 08

Charles F. Mitchell Scholarship Fund

This award is available for male U.S. high school seniors or adults entering their freshman year of college as first-time students. Students must be residents of Waterbury, Connecticut for five years or more and have a grade point average of B- or higher.

Total: $2216

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 15

Concert on the Green Poster Contest

This award is available for U.S. students in grades 4-12 who are 19 years of age or younger. Students must be a resident of Clay County, Florida and be a student in a Clay County School (grades K-12, public or private).

Total: $583

Awards: 9

Deadline: March 15

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