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Scholarships for High School Students

WinningScholarshipsforCollege-FrontCoverThe following awards and scholarships 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. Join us on Facebook and Twitter to be alerted about new scholarships and other helpful information.

Scholarship/AwardScholarship AmountDeadlineAdministrator/Sponsor
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.

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