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.

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: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 20
2019

Acorn Equality Fund Luke Scholarship

The Luke 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 and unmet financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 20
2019

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 22
2019

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 26
2019

Bryce Thomson Scholarship Fund

Employees of a National Ice Cream Retailers Association member business may apply for this need-based scholarship. Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors, or current college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors.

Total: $3500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  September 27
2019

Oleg Fastovsky Outstanding Citizen Scholarship/Essay Contest

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: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 30
2019

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
2019

Frank del Olmo Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for California undergraduate and graduate students who are of Latino descent and planning to pursue a career in journalism.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  September 30
2019

George Ramos Memorial Scholarship

The George Ramos Memorial Scholarship scholarship is available for California undergraduate and graduate students who are of Latino descent and majoring in journalism.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  September 30
2019

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: $2000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  September 30
2019

NextStepU STEM Scholarship

The NextStepU STEM Scholarship is available for students between the ages of 16 and 22 who are majoring in or planning to major in a field related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  September 30
2019

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
2019