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18 Scholarships Just for High School Students to Apply for at the Scholarship Marathon

Scholarship-Marathon-LogoThe Scholarship Marathon is this Saturday! Are you ready? If you’re a high school student and still need some scholarships to add to your list, we found 18 awesome opportunities just for you. Want even more? Keep your eyes peeled on Wednesday the 19th – we’ll be posting an even longer list of scholarships for high school and college students.

1. International College Counselors Scholarship

Deadline: April 1     Award: $250
For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: Applicants must submit an essay about advice they’d give middle school students.

2. Virtual Business Scholarship

Deadline: April 1     Award: $2,000
For juniors and seniors: Applicants must be prospective business, marketing, or personal finance majors.

3. Spence Reese Scholarship

Deadline: April 1     Award: $4,000
For seniors: Applicants must be men who are pursuing a degree in engineering, law, medicine, or political science.

4. AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest

Deadline: April 2     Award: $2,000
For seniors: Applicants must read an essay about automatic fire sprinklers and then take an online test about it.

5. Voyage to Discovery Essay Contest

Deadline: April 2     Award: $500 – $1,500
For freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicants must submit an original essay on a given topic related to US maritime history.

6. ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

Deadline: April 7     Award: $5,000
For seniors: Applicants must be African American or Hispanic and plan to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

7. Susanna DeLaurentis Memorial Scholarships

Deadline: April 11     Award: $1,000
For seniors: Applicants must have a chronic disease or other challenge to their physical or mental health.

8. Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 15     Award: $1,000 – $5,000
For seniors: Applicants must have type 1 diabetes.

9. S.O.S. College Scholarship

Deadline: April 20     Award: $1,000
For seniors: Applicants must have a parent who has battled with cancer and is still living.

10. FiSCA National Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 21     Award: $2,000
For seniors: Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic.

11. Roy Webster Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 30     Award: $1,000
For seniors: Applicants must attend a college or university in the United States.

12. AH&LEF Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $1,000 – $2,000
For seniors: Applicants must plan to enroll in a hospitality-related program.

13. Levitt Comninos Carlotti Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $500 – $4,000
For seniors: Applicants must have a terminally ill or deceased parent.

14. Potential Magazine Countdown to College Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $1,000
For freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicants must sign up for Potential Magazine’s free weekly eNewsletter.

15. Alphonso Deal Scholarship

Deadline: May 16      Award: $500
For seniors: Applicants must be studying in the area of criminal justice.

16. Jack & Jill of America Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 25      Award: $1,500 – $2,500
For seniors: Applicants must African American students.

17. American Dream Essay Contest

Deadline: May 30      Award: $1,000
For juniors and seniors: Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to the American dream.

18. Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 31      Award: $1,000 – $2,000
For juniors: Applicants must play for a high school sports team or participate in club sports.

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26 Scholarships With Deadlines in February

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Scholarships are quite the unlikely Valentine, but as the scholarship application season ramps up, let this be the year that money for college trumps chocolate. Here are 26 scholarships expiring in the month of February that will help you achieve your scholarship resolutions. Good luck!

1. Playing With Purpose Scholarship Program  
Award: $300 – $2,000    Deadline: February 1
Applicants must be varsity-level athletes in one or more sports.
 
2. AXA Achievement Community Scholarship 
Award: $2,000    Deadline: February 1
Applicants must demonstrate achievement in school, community, or work activities.

3. John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund for Art Education 
Award: $5,000    Deadline: February 1
Applicants must be pursuing a profession in visual arts.

4. Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Award: $10,000    Deadline: February 1
Applicants must be classical musicians, vocalists, or composers.

5. Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice
Award: $10,000    Deadline: February 1
Applicants must show intent to develop clinical expertise and a commitment to cancer nursing.
 
6. National Peace Essay Contest for High School Students
Award: $1,000 – $10,000    Deadline:  February 3
Applicants must write an essay related to the topic of “Security Sector Reform, Political Transition, and Sustainable Peace.”

7. Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship
Award: $2,000    Deadline: February 3
Applicants must be women interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace field.

8. Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art
Award: $5,000    Deadline: February 3
Applicants must submit a CD and printout of two-dimensional, original artworks.

9. John Lennon Scholarship
Award: $5,000 – $10,000    Deadline: February 7
Applicants must submit an original song with lyrics.

10. American Physical Society Minority Scholarship
Award: $2,000    Deadline: February 7
Applicants must be minority students majoring in physics.

11. Courageous Persuaders Competition
Award: $250 – $3,000    Deadline: February 12
Applicants must create a TV commercial that warns middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking.

12. Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program
Award: $25,000    Deadline: February 14
Applicants must submit a hydrogen-related business idea.

13. Queer Foundation Scholarship 
Award: $1,000    Deadline: February 14
Applicants must be high school seniors who are LGBTQ or LGBTQ allies.

14. AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship
Award: $250 – $5,000    Deadline: February 15
Applicants must write an autobiographical essay related to Alzheimer’s disease.

15. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award 
Award: $7,500    Deadline: February 15
Applicants must be minority high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and leadership potential.

16. Rise Scholarship
Award: Varies    Deadline: February 15
Applicants must have a documented learning disability.

17. Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships
Award: $1,000    Deadline: February 15
Applicants must meet TCI minimum height requirements of 5’10” for women and 6’2” for men.

18. Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship
Award: $12,500    Deadline: February 18
Applicants must have a parent or legal guardian who has a full-time career in the financial services industry.

19. Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
Award:  $500    Deadline:  February 20
Applicants must promote vegetarianism in their schools or communities.

20. The Christophers’ Poster Contest for High School Students
Award:  $100 – $1,000    Deadline:  February 21
Applicants must create an original poster that interprets the theme, “You Can Make a Difference.”

21. Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship
Award: $2,500    Deadline: February 21
Applicants must be high school seniors actively involved in a community tennis program.

22. GEICO Achievement Award
Award: $1,000    Deadline: February 22
Applicants must be college sophomores or juniors majoring in business, computer science, or a related program.

23. CORE Que Lleva Café Scholarship
Award:  $500    Deadline: February 22
Applicants must be undocumented students of Chicano/Latino descent.

24. Buick Achievers Scholarship Program 
Award: $2,000 – $25,000    Deadline: February 28
Applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries.

25.  William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
Award: $2,000 – $4,000    Deadline: February 28
Applicants must be graduate or undergraduate minority students with an interest in nonprofits, philanthropy, and the social sector.

26. Scholarships for Military Children
Award: $1,500    Deadline: February 28
Applicants must be dependents of US military personnel.

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5 Questions for Your Guidance Counselor

5 Questions for Your Guidance Counselor

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Attention high school students: your guidance counselor can be a great resource in your college application process. As a large part of a guidance counselor’s job is helping seniors get into college, they can usually give you answers to every question you might have, or have the connections to find the information you need to know. When you do meet with your counselor, it is important to be prepared with questions to help the appointment run smoothly and ensure you cover all the bases to make yourself an ideal applicant.

1. What core classes do I need to take?

College admissions offices like to see a certain number of years of core classes on your high school transcript. When starting your college search, it will be very helpful to know what the admissions team may be looking for. Some colleges only consider applicants who have studied a foreign language, have four years of English classes, or have an array of AP classes on their transcript, among other requirements. Knowing what you need will influence what classes you register for in your senior year and help you pick your reach, target and safety schools.

2. Where can I look for financial aid?

Your guidance counselor will have very valuable information on the different financial aid options including FAFSA grants and other scholarships you may qualify for. Cappex is also a great resource for researching college scholarships.

3. What information do you need for my recommendation?

Many universities require one or two recommendations from teachers or guidance counselors, and if you go to a big high school, you may not know your guidance counselor on a more personal level. To make sure you get the best recommendations possible, ask your guidance counselor what would be helpful to know about you that they can’t find on your transcript, including clubs, sports teams or other organizations you may be affiliated with, community service projects you’ve completed, awards you’ve won, or your future education goals.

4. How does our school compare to others with test scores and reputation?

Depending on where your high school ranks with test scores, AP classes offered and other indicators, you may have a better or average chance of getting accepted to a certain college. Knowing more about your school’s reputation will help you get a more accurate feel of how this affects your admissions chances.

5. Are there any college fairs nearby?

Your guidance counselor will have important information on local college fairs and which ones you should attend to meet with representatives from your prospective colleges. Some high schools also host their own college fairs and invite university representatives to come from colleges that have historically been popular with your school’s students.