3rd Edition: Scholarships for Young Students
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Details: Students must submit an application detailing how they have made a difference through volunteer work in their community. Application must be certified by the student’s school principal or head of an eligible local organization.
Open to: Grades 5-12
Deadline: November 3, 2015
Prize: $1,000-$5,000 and expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition
Details: Applicants must submit a science essay 700-1,000 words in length and focused on one of four categories: global food supply, clean energy, safety, or innovation.
Open to: Grades 6-12
Deadline: Feb 9, 2016
Prize: U.S. Savings Bonds ranging from $200 to $5,000, an expenses-paid trip to Orlando, e-books, and iOS science apps
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Details: Students must submit a work of art or writing in one of 29 different categories.
Open to: Grades 7-12
Deadline: Ranging from Dec 15, 2015 to Jan 15, 2016 based on geographical region
Prize: Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship
Details: Students must submit an application and have participated in volunteer community activities helping to combat hunger in the U.S. Every applicant will need a recommendation from a non-family member.
Open to: Ages 5-25 years old and enrolled in an educational institution in the U.S.
Deadline: December 5, 2015
Prize: $5,000 college scholarship
Christopher Reeve Service Award
Details: Applicants must have demonstrated compassion, caring, and tremendous courage through service in the community. Applicants must be nominated by a non-relative.
Open to: Ages 13-18 years old
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Prize: $1,000 college scholarship
Once students reach high school, they can search for additional scholarships in YourPlanForTheFuture, the free college and career planning portal for students in Massachusetts. Anyone in grades 9-12 (and parents, too!) can visit the site now to register for an account and start exploring.