The following awards and scholarships for high school students are general. They can be used for most majors and career fields and a variety of high school students are eligible to apply for them.
Please contact each organization to confirm deadlines and eligibility criteria. Under no circumstances should you use this listing as the sole resource for your scholarship search. There may be many other scholarships available to you based on your background and specific interests. The provision of the following short list of scholarships for high school students is meant only to give you a jump-start on your scholarship search. Read the chapters, “The Scholarship Search: Discovering Hidden Treasures” and “The Local Scholarship Search: Finding Scholarships in Your Backyard” in Winning Scholarships for College for more on scholarship search strategies. You should also use the free web based scholarship search engines listed in Free Scholarship Searches.
To get additional information about the high school scholarships and awards listed below, visit the linked web sites or refer to the Appendix of Winning Scholarships for College for more information on these and many others including scholarships for high school seniors and those you can apply for before you become a senior in high school. Also consider reading the eBook, Find and Win Scholarships Online. To get organized and prepare for deadlines months in advance, review The Scholarship Monthly Planner. Also join us on Facebook and Twitter to be alerted about new scholarships and other helpful information.
|Coca-Cola Scholarship||$10,000 – $20,000 over 4 years||Late October||Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation|
|Elks Most Valuable Student Awards||$4,000 – $60,000 over 4 years||Early December||Elks National Foundation|
|Fountainhead College Scholarship Essay Contest||up to $10,000||Mid to Late April||Ayn Rand Institute|
|Prudential Spirit of Community Awards||$1,000 – $6,000||Early November||Prudential|
|Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program||$20,000||Mid October||Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.|