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From CollegeBoard – Open Scholarships - Juniors
“Build Your College List—Juniors simply need to save six colleges on BigFuture. Open through June 2022.
Practice for the SAT—Juniors need to complete a Timed Mini-Section or Diagnostic Quiz at Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy. Open through October 2022.”
Project Yellow Light - “Create a video ad, a radio spot, or a design for a billboard ad to encourage safe driving.” Juniors & Seniors - For information visit: How It Works | Project Yellow Light Application deadline: April 1, 2022.
National Council of Jewish Women – Youth Video Contest – Scholarship Video Contest
“Develop a 30 second PSA addressing: How to be an upstander in the face of bullying or hate
Eligible Students: Female, Oakland County high school students. Submission Deadline: Monday, March 28.” For info and to apply: https://ncjwmi.org/youth-video-contest/
We the Students Scholarship Essay Contest – Bill of Rights Institute – For information, eligibility, and application info visit – We the Students Essay Contest - Bill of Rights Institute. Application deadline: April 15th at 11:59 p.m. ET.
University of St. Francis - Talent Scholarship Day - March 4 - for info visit: art.sf.edu
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Leadership Development Association - “A chapter of the National Management Association, proudly presents its annual Youth Leadership Speech Contest. It is the first step in one of the nation’s leading high school speech competitions.” – For eligibility and information: Speech Contest – BCBSM Leadership Development Association (nma1.org) Deadline Date: “12 midnight, Friday, February 4, 2022.”
Coolidge Scholarship (Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation) - “Annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.” High school juniors are eligible to apply – for eligibility and application process visit - Home Page - The Coolidge | A Scholarship for America (coolidgescholars.org). Deadline to apply: January 26, 2022, 5:00 PM EST.
Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement - “Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) will bestow the Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement on a select number of high school juniors in the United States (class of 2023).” For information visit: Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement Application deadline: February 1, 2022.
The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at universities such as: Barnard | Brown | Cornell | Emory | Harvard | Johns Hopkins MIT | Smith | UChicago | Wash U | Yale
Visit webiste for information and eligibility - Summer Scholars - The Joyce Ivy Foundation
Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need.
Apply by March 1st, 2022.
Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students - jfklibrary.org/essaycontest Profile in Courage Essay Contest | JFK Library - Deadline: January 14, 2022
Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards – “Serving in a leadership role on a project aimed at repairing the world, Aged 13-19, Self-identified as Jewish, Residents of the United States.” For eligibility and information visit: Diller Teen Awards. Application Deadline: January 7th, 2022.
Horatio Alger Association - eligible high school juniors - (high school seniors can apply for "Targeted Scholarships" on the website) - "Eligibility criteria includes - high school junior, demonstrated critical financial need, and United States citizenship." For eligibility and info visit: Horatio Alger Association Students – Ensuring the American Dream for Future Generations Scholars.horatioalger.org. Deadline date: March 15, 2022.
Prudential Emerging Visionaries Scholarship – “Now through November 4, 2021, we're accepting applications for Prudential Emerging Visionaries from people ages 14 to 18 who are taking on today’s toughest financial and societal challenges.” For information and application visit - Discover Prudential Emerging Visionaries | Prudential Financial
VFW Youth Scholarships - Voice of Democracy (9th -12 grade students) “Audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.” See website for rules, eligibility, and entry form Youth Scholarships - VFW – all student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFM post by midnight, Oct. 31.
VSA Emerging Young Artists Program – “Our programs for artists with disabilities shape the future of the arts. The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, amplifies the voices of emerging artists with career development and professional empowerment.
This national juried exhibition seeks artwork that demonstrates the excellence and important perspectives of artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, residing in the United States. Artists attend professional development activities provided by the Kennedy Center.” For additional information VSA Emerging Young Artists | Kennedy Center (kennedy-center.org)
Young Women in Public Affairs Award – Zonta International - “Women, aged 16-19 on 1 April each year, studying at a secondary school, college or university in a Zonta district/region, or who are studying elsewhere but are citizens of a Zonta country.” See website for information, eligibility, and application process: Young Women in Public Affairs Award (zonta.org).
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level. Learn more at their website: https://spirit.prudential.com/about/program-overview.
Open to Juniors and Seniors - Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Scholarship - Stop Distracted Driving Contest - High School juniors and seniors are eligibile (in Michigan).
For more information and to apply, visit - https://www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/kelseys-law/ Deadline to apply: March 31, 2022.