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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.

Acorn Equality Fund Acorn Scholarship

The Acorn Scholarship is available to LGBT students, allies, and the children of LGBT parents who have a permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area (all counties in Illinois except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will). Applicants must demonstrate service to and advocacy for the LGBT community.

Total: $35000

Awards: 4

Deadline: September 20, 2020

Acorn Equality Fund McKeon Scholarship

The McKeon Scholarship is available to LGBT students, allies, and the children of LGBT parents who have a permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area (all counties in Illinois except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will). Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, as well as political involvement and advocacy for LGBT issues.

Total: $3333

Awards: 4

Deadline: September 20, 2020

DDSRank Dental Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school seniors, college students, and graduate students who are enrolled in a dentistry or dental hygienist program. Students must reside in the United States.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 20, 2020

Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Current high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, each student must write an essay of 800 to 1,600 words discussing ‘Atlas Shrugged’; students must select one of the specific essay prompts listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website.

Total: $593

Awards: 84

Deadline: September 21, 2020

QuestBridge College Match Program

The QuestBridge College Match was created to fund complete scholarships to lower-income students so they can attend a variety of top schools. The students must show a high level of academic merit to be eligible.

Total: $47000

Awards: 204

Deadline: September 29, 2020

Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program

The Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who submit an essay of approximately 1,000 words on one of the monetary or currency-related topics listed at the provider’s website.

Total: $1300

Awards: 5

Deadline: September 30, 2020

TrophyCentral Sportsmanship and Compassion Scholarship Award

The The TrophyCentral Sportsmanship & Compassion Scholarship Award available for current and rising high school seniors who demonstrate the values of sportsmanship, kindness, and compassion.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Outstanding Citizen Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to community service and citizenry. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Achieving Your Goals Scholarship

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Students must submit a short response about texting and driving and be selected as a semi-finalist to compete for the available scholarships.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2020

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