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.

Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Cameron Impact Scholarship is available for current high school seniors who are graduating in the class of 2020. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher and a history of participation in extracurricular activities and civic events.

Total: $50000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  September 13
2019

VIP Voice Scholarship

This Scholarship Sweepstakes is for students who are 13 and older who register and take at least two online surveys.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 14
2019

Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant

This award is for Tennessee high school juniors or seniors who are participating in a dual enrollment program with an eligible Tennessee postsecondary institution.

Total: $1200 Awards:  17800
Deadline:  September 15
2019

FormSwift Startup Scholarship

The FormSwift Startup Scholarship is available for high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who submit an original business plan infographic.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 15
2019

Back to School 2019 Scholarship

U.S. students who are at least 16 years of age can apply for this scholarship by registering and thoughtfully responding to the question in 150 words or less. Students may also upload course study documents and share their posts on social media to increase the maximum potential award amount.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 15
2019

NJ Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS)

This scholarship is available for New Jersey high school seniors who rank in the top 15 percent of their high school graduating class. Students must plan to attend their home county college.

Total: $2580 Awards:  1976
Deadline:  September 15
2019

Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)

This award is available to Mississippi high school seniors/graduates who enroll as undergraduates at an eligible Mississippi college/university. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and an ACT score of 29 or higher or SAT score of 1280 or higher or be a National Merit/Achievement Finalist or Semi-Finalist.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2409
Deadline:  September 15
2019

Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen Scholarship

This award is available to Mississippi undergraduate students who are planning to enroll full time at a state-supported college or university in Mississippi. The student must be the spouse or dependent child of a fatally injured or totally disabled law officer or fireman.

Total: $8416 Awards:  21
Deadline:  September 15
2019

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: $1000 Awards:  24329
Deadline:  September 15
2019

DirectTextbook.com Haiku Contest Scholarship

This Haiku contest is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  September 18
2019

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: $20000 Awards:  84
Deadline:  September 19
2019

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: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 20
2019