Scholarships for High School Seniors

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It’s your final year of high school, and you’re ready to take on a new adventure — college. As a high school senior, you still have hundreds of scholarship opportunities available to you. So, as you’re making plans on what college you want to attend and what major you want to study, be sure to add "applying for scholarships" to your college to-do list. To help get 12th graders started, we’ve compiled this directory of scholarships for high school seniors. For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Christophers Poster Contest

This award is offered to U.S. and international students who are in grades nine through twelve. To apply, the student must create a poster that includes the statement 'You can make a difference' and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

Total: $1000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  February 18
2019

Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for a students with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder.

Total: $6000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 18
2019

Ruppert Educational Grant Program

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are residents of California attend a high school located in San Mateo County or northern Santa Clara County (Daly City through Mountain View) and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or lower. Students must demonstrate community involvement over a period of several years and be able provide evidence of partial self-support (e.g., savings from summer jobs, part-time work, etc.).

Total: $10000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  February 20
2019

The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship

The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship is available for graduating seniors and graduates of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County. Applicants must have declared a program of study in law enforcement (or criminal justice, administration of justice or police science) and plan on pursuing a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields.

Total: $5000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Crain Educational Grants Program

This award is available U.S. undergraduate and/or graduate students who attend or have graduated from a high school located in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County and are a resident of California. Students must also have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate community involvement over a period of several years.

Total: $5000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Curry Award for Girls and Young Women

This award is available U.S. undergraduate and/or graduate young women who are 16 to 26 years of age. Students must be a resident of San Mateo County, California.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate and/or graduate students who have graduated from a high school located in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County and are residents of California. Students have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate community involvement over a period of several years.

Total: $5000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Sandra Pearson Award: Student of Courage

The Sandra Pearson Student of Courage Award is available to high school seniors students residing in or attending school in Palo Alto, CA. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1200 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Financial Executives International (FEI) Scholarship

The Financial Executives International (FEI) Scholarship is available for U.S. and international students at Santa Clara University. Applicants must have a history of academic excellence, leadership, and must demonstrate an interest in finance or accounting.

Total: $3500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 20
2019

K.C. Kinch Scholarship

The K.C. Kinch Scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors who have resided in or attended school in East Palo Alto. Applicants must have a grade point average of between 3.0 and 3.75.

Total: $5000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Krishnan-Shah Family Scholarship

This scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors and community college students in Silicon Valley. Applicants must be the first in their families to attend college.

Total: $10000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Performance Scholarships of Sonoma Valley

The Performance Scholarships of Sonoma Valley is available for graduating high school seniors in Sonoma County, California. Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need, outstanding academic achievement, and a record of participation in extracurricular and community activities.

Total: $3600 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 20
2019