Scholarships for High School Students
Junior High School, Elementary School, Kindergarten
By Francisco A Tomei Torres,
Free scholarships for high school juniors and seniors, summer jobs and internships, college prep scholarhsips for HS juniors
Youth awards, transfer from public to private school, preparation for college, science fairs, talent competitions, tributes
The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges. If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.
QuestBridge has partnered with Brandeis, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, and Yale to offer students a unique opportunity to take college-level courses at a top-tier university while residing in a dormitory with peers from across the country. The scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition, travel expenses, and room & board. Travel arrangements must be made through QuestBridge to qualify for coverage under the scholarship.
QuestBridge's College Prep Scholarship provides opportunities designed to help outstanding low-income high school juniors prepare to apply to top colleges. More than 2,000 students will be selected as College Prep Scholars and will receive one or more awards that will make them stronger applicants to selective colleges.
The Quest for Excellence program is an innovative initiative for talented, low-income high school juniors and seniors, and serves as a powerful complement to the College Prep Scholarship and National College Match programs. Quest for Excellence Awards are designed to enhance educational exploration for qualified juniors and seniors with a range of backgrounds and interests.
As a high school Ventures Scholar, you are provided with a variety of services. Your name will be shared with the Ventures Scholars Program Consortium, a membership of over 200 member colleges and universities interested in helping you achieve your career goals. You can learn about math and science careers simply by contacting the member professional associations. All Ventures Scholars can download their personalized certificate of recognition. Some of the member institutions request the certificate when granting fee waivers to Ventures Scholars. Most Ventures Scholars include their certificate along with the college application. You will receive a biweekly e-mail newsletter for high school Ventures Scholars that provides continuously updated information on a broad array of topics and resources about the college planning process and VSP consortium members.
Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.
This scholarship is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The Scholarship aims to honor these students and to help make their higher education goals more accessible. Open to residents of all US states who will be attending college in NY or CT and also to residents of NY or CT who will be attending college anywhere in the United States.
Nordstrom awards $10,000 scholarships to 80 outstanding high school students to help them achieve their dreams of going to college. The Nordstrom Scholarship recognizes students across the country for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement.
This prestigious award offers scholarship support, academic guidance and the opportunity to develop lifelong connections with a unique peer network. Caroline D. Bradley Scholars receive a four-year high school scholarship that covers day student tuition or an approved alternative educational program. The award does not cover boarding expense. Textbooks may be covered based on need.
The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school.
The Carson Scholars Fund awards college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named "Carson Scholars" and are awarded an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments.
The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation's natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. It recognizes young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation's air, water, land, and ecology.
The Christopher Columbus Awards program is a national community-based STEM competition that taps the natural curiosity and creativity of kids to better their communities. The program is designed for sixth through eighth grade students, and they must work in teams of three or four with an adult coach. The team must identify a problem in its community, and devise a solution that requires the team to obtain hands-on experience with the scientific process-exploring, analyzing and drawing conclusions-and learn how to apply it to everyday life.
The MITES Program is a rigorous six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program for talented high school students who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.
The Summer Internship Program is for students who will be sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program and who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply.
The Young Scholars Program provides the most personalized, generous scholarship experience in the nation. The Foundation works closely with Scholars and their families to construct a tailored educational program that includes, but is not limited to, support for summer programs, distance learning courses, and music and art instruction. Some Young Scholars attend a private school if none of their public school options adequately serve their academic potential; however, many stay in their public schools.
CDC Disease Detective Camp is a week-long day camp for rising high school juniors and seniors that exposes students to epidemiology, the field of public health and the diverse career opportunities within the field of public health. Two separate, but identical iterations of the camp are held each summer.
Summer student employment for high school, college and graduate students. The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service.
SEAP is designed so that students can apprentice in fields of their choice with experienced scientists and engineers. This opportunity provides students with valuable experience needed to make informed career decisions. Students apprentice with their mentors on mutually agreed upon projects. At Army Research facilities, the students apprentice in a professional research laboratory setting and learn how their research can benefit the Army as well as the civilian community.
The program is an extracurricular science education program, which enables students to experience science in a real laboratory setting. Students receive a stipend to participate in one week-, two week- and four-week long programs, depending on student grade and program site. Programs offered at different sites are unique.
This program is intended for high school students who have completed at least Grade 9. SEAP is an eight week summer research opportunity at participating ONR laboratories. Applicants must be 16 years of age for most Laboratories and U.S. citizens. A competitive stipend is available. The application cycle is from October to January.
The Children's Scholarship Fund aims to maximize educational opportunity for all children: for those in need by offering tuition assistance in grades K-8 for alternatives to faltering conventional schools, and for all children by supporting and cultivating education reform and parental choice efforts.
The Davidson Young Scholars Program provides FREE services designed to nurture and support profoundly gifted young people. Students and their parents receive assistance - free consulting services, an online community, annual get-togethers, ambassador program, free guidebooks.
Each year, approximately 7 million high school students around the globe develop original research projects and present their work at local science competitions with the hope of making it to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Only the best and brightest-1,600 winners of local, regional, state, and national competitions-are invited to participate in this week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math. At the event, these young innovators share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research, and compete for more than USD 4 million in awards and scholarships.
Each year, more than 1,700 seniors attending American high schools conduct original research projects and present their work in the country's oldest, most prestigious pre-college science competition: the Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society of Science & the Public. Forty of these young innovators are chosen as finalists and invited to participate in a nearly week-long event in Washington, D.C., where they compete for over USD 1.25 million in awards and scholarships.
Student leaders will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Young Women in Public Affairs Award honors women of any nationality who are students of age 16-19 on 1 April each year, studying and living, or working in a Zonta district/region, who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations.