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April 2015 Scholarships for High School Freshmen

April 6, 2015
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Name Amount Deadline Requirements URL
Niche $500 High School Freshman Scholarship N/A To apply for the $500 High School Freshman Scholarship, simply login or register for a free account. https://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/high-school-freshman-scholarship/?source=f
American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest Amount: $18,000 Varies High School Freshman through High School Senior
You must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government.
Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship Amount: $10,000 Varies Ages: Ages 15 and Older
The Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship is open to students who are at least 15 years of age who are studying at an accredited dance school, studio, university or other institution.You must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate talent, technical skill and dance expression to be considered for this award.

You must be nominated by your school in order to qualify for this award.

Ventures Scholars Program Amount: $10,000 Varies Ages: High School Freshman to College Freshman
You must be pursuing a math- or science-based career to be considered for this award.
The Fountainhead Essay Contest $50 to as much as $10,000. 4/30/2015 For high school students who participate in an essay contest on the novel Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests
National Vocabulary Competition Varies, but can be up to $40000 Varies For high school students between ages of 13 to 19. Applicants should take the National Qualifying Exam. 50 finalists win a trip to the championship finals. The scholarship amount is $40,000. http://www.scholarships4students.com/national_vocabulary_championship.htm
National High School Poetry Contest This year’s individual scholarship prizes range from $100 up to $500. Ongoing All U.S. high school students are eligible to enter this contest. That eligibility is continuous until May 31 of their senior year. Poems must be 20 lines or less (title and spaces between stanzas do not count), unpublished, the sole work of the entrant, and not be entered in any other concurrent contest. Only poems written in the English language can be judged. Foreign phrases are acceptable only with a translation provided. Only ONE poem per poet may be entered during any 90 day span. http://www.highschoolpoetrycontest.com/
The National Peace Essay Contest Several awards of $1000 to $10000 are available. 4/1/2016 For high school students in grades nine through twelve who are attending a public, private or parochial school.Our country depends on knowledgeable and thoughtful students like you—the next generation of leaders—to build peace with freedom and justice among nations and peoples. In the belief that questions about peace, justice, freedom, and security are vital to civic education, we established the National Peace Essay Contest to expand educational opportunities for America’s youth.

Each year over 1,100 students submitted entries to USIP’s National Peace Essay Contest, while thousands more participated in related writing and other classroom exercises in high schools around the country.

Promoted serious discussion among high school students, teachers, and national leaders about international peace and conflict resolution today and in the future;
Complemented existing curricula and other scholastic activities;
Strengthened students’ research, writing, and reasoning skills; and
Met National Contents Standards.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award National winners receive $5000 award and $5000 for a charity of their choice. 11/1/2015 These scholarships for high school students and middle school students (grades 5 – 12) reward those who excel in community service.
The application must:
describe an individual’s community service activity or an individual’s significant leadership in a group activity that has taken place during the previous year,
be completed and submitted to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by November 4, and
be certified by the principal of a middle level or high school or the head of an officially designated local organization. These individuals should review implementation instructions carefully.
DoSomething.org $35,000 4/26/2015 You make the world suck less for others.
Swell! But what’s in it for you? Money. Lots and lots of money (for school). DoSomething.org offers two types of scholarships — and you can enter to win both!
Campaign Scholarships: Scroll down to see our current Campaign Scholarship opportunities. Rock a campaign and send pics for your chance to win a scholarship.
All about Education Scholarship $3,000 4/30/2015 Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students 13 years or older, including high school undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must also be U.S. citizens, be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall 2018) in a post-secondary institution. An essay is required on the topic provided. https://sams.scholarshipexperts.com/applicant/showScholarshipApplication.htx?scholarshipAppId=10734&sourceid=null
Grammarly Scholarship $1,000 4/30/2015 Grammarly makes you a better writer by finding and correcting up to 10× more mistakes than your word processor. T http://www.grammarly.com/blog/2013/grammarly-scholarship-2013/
Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest $1,000 4/15/2015 Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors or equivalent home schooled students and write an essay on one of five selected topics based on a piece of literature. Each English teacher may only submit one junior and one senior essay. Selection is based on style, content, grammar and originality. http://www.penguin.com/services-academic/essayhome/
Math-O-Vision One first place winner will receive $3,000. Up to two second-place winners will receive $2,000 each, and up to two third-place winners will each receive $750. An additional two students may receive $500 if selected for the judge’s prize. 4/1/2015 This award is for U.S high school students who create videos that demonstrate their passion for mathematics. his contest is for registered high school students (grades 9-12) and equivalent home schooled students who are at least 13 years of age. To qualify, applicants must be legal residents of the United States. To apply, applicants must create a movie of no more than four minutes in length that is a story inspired by or related to mathematics. Movies will be judged based on creativity, relevance to mathematics, quality, and entertainment value. See website for more details. https://www.cappex.com/scholarship/listings/Math-O-Vision-Contest/-s-d-43914
Chegg $1,000 4/1/2015 Write an essay on the following topic: If you could have a 30 minute conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why? https://www.chegg.com/scholarships/chegg-1000-monthly-scholarship-march-2015/apply
Visionary Scholarship Program $1,000 to $5,000 annually 4/1/2015 Open to high school freshmen through seniors to help fund the first year of college. Students must write a 500-word essay and submit their report card. Students must use the following invitation code: M1938. http://oaklandtech.com/staff/scholarship/2011/03/14/american-college-foundation-visionary-scholarship-program/
Create Real Impact Contest Up to $1,500 4/10/2015 http://www.createrealimpact.com/contestrules/
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes $5,000 4/15/2015 This award is for young people aged 8-18 who have completed an extraordinary service project. http://barronprize.org/
Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter Science and Research Award High school and undergraduate students will receive $500; graduate students will receive $1,000; and post-doctoral students will receive registration and air fare to ICAD in Vancouver and $1,500 toward travel expenses. 4/15/2015 U.S. high school, undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students who attend institutions in Orange County and wish to pursue interests and investigations in the field of Alzheimer’s disease are eligible for this award. http://www.alz.org/oc/in_my_community_58659.asp
ProjectED Video Contest $1,000 for grand-prize winners and $200 for finalists. All awards are provided annually and are non-renewable. 4/27/2015 This scholarship is available for U.S. and Canadian students who are at least 13 years of age. To be considered, applicants must submit an original video of up to 90 seconds discussing the topic of the current contests. https://www.projected.com/contests/74-thats-using-your-head https://www.projected.com/contests/74-thats-using-your-head
E-Waste Scholarship The winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship and the runner-up will receive a $500 scholarship. Both awards are non-renewable. 4/30/2015 This award is for U.S. high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Students must submit a short response and be selected as a semi-finalist to compete for the available scholarships. http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/ewaste-scholarship/

Priten is a student at Harvard College in the Class of 2019.

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