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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, take our Scholarship Match quiz to find awards that match with your goals and interests.

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Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program – Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS)

This award is available to Florida high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university in Florida. Students must have a weighted grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have a SAT score of 1170 or higher or an ACT score of 26 or higher (or meet other academic requirements). Students must have also completed at least 75 hours of community service.

Total: $1740

Awards: 12434

Deadline: August 31

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

This award is available for South Dakota residents who are planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in South Dakota. Students must have an ACT score of 24 or higher or an SAT score of 1090 or higher, and have completed a required high school curriculum with a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $6500

Awards: 1229

Deadline: September 01

Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund

This award is for high school seniors who reside in Chicago, IL, or surrounding areas; Las Vegas, NV, or surrounding areas; Fairfield, Greens Farms, Redding, or Westport, CT. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and an ACT composite score of 22 or higher.

Total: $200000

Awards: 6

Deadline: October 06

NFAA youngARTS Program

This award is for U.S. students 15 to 18 years old, or those in grades 10 through 12, who have a talent for the arts.

Total: $2400

Awards: 400

Deadline: October 16

Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)

This award is available to Mississippi undergraduate students who are enrolled at or planning to enroll at an eligible Mississippi college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 15 or higher (or SAT score of 720 or higher), and must receive less than the full Federal Pell Grant as determined by the completion FAFSA.

Total: $591

Awards: 24329

Deadline: September 15

Strong Roots Scholarship and Essay Contest

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students who possess an interest in community building as demonstrated by their resume and application essay. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: August 31

Next Genius Union College Scholarship

The Next Genius Union College Scholarship is available for high school seniors in India who demonstrate critical thinking, a passion for education, and the desire to create positive changes in the world. Applicants must attend Union College in New York state, U.S.A.

Total: $103392

Awards: 1

Deadline: October 10

Texas Bordering States Waiver

This award provides a waiver of non-resident tuition for students from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico or Oklahoma enrolled in certain public institutions in Texas.

Total: $1585

Awards: 3009

Deadline: 

Tennessee HOPE Access Grant

This award is available to Tennessee high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in Tennessee. The student must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and a SAT score or 860-970 or an ACT score of 18-20. The student’s parents’ (or independent student’s and spouse’s) adjusted gross income must be $36,000 or less.

Total: $2431

Awards: 735

Deadline: September 01

Spotlight Awards Program

This awards program is open to international and U.S. high school students who reside in the following California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, or San Diego. Students must audition in one of the following categories: acting, ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, jazz instrumental, classical instrumental.

Total: $738

Awards: 141

Deadline: October 11

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