Scholarships for High School Juniors
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This writing contest is open to high school juniors and seniors in the U.S. and Canada. Entrants must submit a previously unpublished 600- to 800-word personal essay in English on the following topic: "Select a work of fiction, poem or play that has influenced you. Discuss the work and explain how it affected you." One winner will receive $500, publication in The Writer magazine and on WriterMag.com, a one-year subscription to The Writer and a copy of the Gotham Writers' Workshop anthology Fiction Gallery – a huge springboard for any aspiring writer.
This VFW scholarship is an annual nationwide audio essay competition designed to give high school students the opportunity to voice their opinion on their responsibility to our country. Former first place state Voice of Democracy winners and high school students over the age of 19 are not eligible. U.S. Citizenship is not required, although students must be permanent residents of the U.S. Make your voice heard!
Best Buy does more than sell electronics…they fund students’ educational futures, too. These 1,000 (yes, we said 1,000) $1,000 scholarships are available to current high school students who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school in the Unites States.
StudentCam is C-SPAN’s annual national video documentary competition for middle and high school students where applicants create a five- to eight-minute documentary that presents multiple views on a specific topic and includes C-SPAN video. A total of $50,000 will be divided between 75 winners.
For those students who prefer numbers to words, the M3 Challenge focuses on applied mathematics. The challenge is entirely Internet-based (read: no entrance or participation fees) and each high school may enter up to two, three- to five-student teams to work together for 14 hours to solve an open-ended, realistic, applied math-modeling problem focused on real-world issues. Another number participants will like? The $80,000 the winning team will put toward their education.