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3rd Edition: Scholarships for Young Students

We’re continuing our popular series highlighting scholarship opportunities for young students. You may have seen our first two posts, College scholarships for children as young as 6 and 2nd Edition: Scholarships for Young Children. Even if college is still years away for your child, you can start researching and applying for scholarships now. Click on each scholarship name below for full information and to apply.

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.

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