Archived Scholarships

Most of these scholarships reoccur on an annual basis and tend to have similar requirements as well as opening and closing dates for their applications year after year. Review the scholarships below to start compiling a list of scholarships you can apply for next year.


02/28/2016 The Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize

A contest to recognize today’s best HS essay writers with cash prizes and the chance to be published in an award-winning national magazine. Open to HS students aged 16-19. 

03/02/2016 The Hamilton Award

The Hamilton Award recognizes outstanding HS juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements and selects students for the Hamilton Leaders Academy – a three-year, no student cost program that helps students get into college, transition to college, succeed while in college and transition to the post college world.

04/15/2016 Opt In for Student Success Scholarship

Washington public high school students, tell us in a short video why you “opt in for a better education” and be eligible to win one of 10 $500 scholarships. You can also win a $100 Visa gift card for your favorite educator.

04/18/2016 Patient Playbooks

Over 6 million children are hospitalized each year, which can lead to depression because they find the hospital scary. Play can take kids' minds away from pain, anxiety, and illness. Hooray! Games and other activities can be a great distraction for kids in hospitals. Use available templates to create your own activity book to brighten their stay! Create a playbook with at least 10 pages. You can mix, match, and repeat activities based on what you strengths and interests! Worth $1,000.

05/31/2016 PicMonkey College Scholarship

Take the PicMonkey survey, submit your favorite photo, and write a 250-500 word story behind the photo for a chance to win $1,000! Your entry just might win you $1,000 to help out with your college costs.

05/31/2016 Engineering for You Video Contest

Open to individuals or teams in 6 competition categories. To enter, applicants must create & submit a 1 to 2 minute video showing engineering contributions that serve human welfare & the needs of society occurring anywhere during the time period from 1964-2064. Open to MS, HS, & college students. $25,000.

06/17/2016 LeTendre Scholarship Fund

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth provides scholarship assistance to students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness. $1,500. May be renewable.

09/17/2016 We the Future Contest

Open to K-12 students, college students, law school students, graduate schools students, adults 25 years of age and older, and seniors 65 years of age and older. Each age group has different requirements, so applicants should visit website for details. Amount varies. 

09/20/2016 Siemens: Competition in STEM

Max. award: $100,000 college scholarship. Eligibility: students must be enrolled in HS (grades 9-12) during the 2016-17 school year, individually or as a team. 

09/27/2016 QuestBridge National College Match

Online platform that helps outstanding low-income HS seniors gain admission and full 4-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges.

10/31/2016 LEAP1% Scholarship Fund

($1,000-$5,000) - For Latino/a students.  Must graduate this spring & enroll in college next fall.

11/01/2016 Voice of Democracy Scholarship.

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.  The 2016-17 theme is: My Responsibility to America

11/04/2016 CTE Month 2017 PSA Video Contest

ACTE’s CTE Month 2017 Video Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest is open! This contest offers CTE students the chance to create videos that inform viewers of the value of career and technical education while simultaneously showcasing the great work students are doing in their own schools. This year’s video will make use of the CTE Month 2017 tagline, “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!”

11/08/2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

For young people who have demonstrated exemplary voluntary service to their communities. Max. award: $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. Eligibility: Students grades 5-12 who have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year.

11/15/2016 Apply for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

Public school teachers nationwide can help their school win a share of $2M* in Samsung technology by entering the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Developing projects that apply STEAM subjects to improve your local community, can empower your students to learn creative problem solving and critical thinking skills.