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.

AOPA Student Pilot Scholarship

The AOPA Student Pilot Scholarship is open to U.S. students who are pursuing a private, recreational, or sport pilot certificate and already have a student pilot certificate. Students must be members of Women in Aviation, International (WAI); both men and women are eligible to join WAI. Click here to learn more and to apply today!

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 12

Regeneron Science Talent Search Award

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who submit an independently developed research report in an area of science as designated by Intel.

Total: $250000 Awards:  300
Deadline:  November 13

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholarship is available to U.S. high school seniors with an unweighted grade point average of 3.5 or higher, standardized test scores in the top 15%, and unmet financial need.

Total: $40000 Awards:  94
Deadline:  November 13

Community Service Scholarship

This award is for high school seniors who reside in the following California counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Merced, Stanislaus, Alameda, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Solano, Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Clara, and Marin.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 14

Wake Forest University Nancy S. Reynolds Scholarship

This scholarship is available for international and U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Successful applicants have pursued the most challenging curriculum available to them and have achieved grade point averages and SAT scores that are often in the top 1 percent of their class, with SAT-1 scores above 1500.

Total: $65000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 15

UA Fort Smith Roland S. Boreham, Jr. Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Students must major in electrical or mechanical engineering and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher; an ACT composite score of 27 or higher (or the SAT equivalent) is required.

Total: $15776 Awards:  25
Deadline:  November 15

UA Fort Smith Chancellor's Leadership Council Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and an ACT composite score of 25 or higher (or the equivalent SAT score).

Total: $6325 Awards:  25
Deadline:  November 15

South Coast Area High School Senior Honors Scholarship

This award is for U.S. graduating high school seniors who are legal residents of Goleta, Santa Barbara, or Carpinteria, California and will graduate from a southern Santa Barbara County high school. Students must demonstrate a very high level of academic achievement.

Total: $2000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  November 15

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Art Competition Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who have attended at least four of the six secondary grade school years at a southern Santa Barbara County school and will be seniors graduating from a southern Santa Barbara County high school . Applicants must plan to major in art or an art-related field and be willing to submit a portfolio of their works.

Total: $1600 Awards:  13
Deadline:  November 15

Robertson Scholars Leadership Program

This award is available for graduating high school seniors who are planning to attend Duke University or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Applicants must enroll full time, and be high-achieving, well-rounded students.

Total: $300000 Awards:  36
Deadline:  November 15

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. students in grades 6-12. Students must submit an essay on the current year's topic; essays must be written in English.

Total: $1000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 15

Daniels Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who reside and attend high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Students must have an ACT score of 17 or higher in each section or an SAT score of 840 or higher, and must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $10000 Awards:  239
Deadline:  November 15