Student writing an essayThere are plenty of college scholarships out there for high school seniors, but there are also several available to students of all high school grade levels.  And securing a few scholarships as a 9th or 10th grader can give your family a leg up as you plan for college costs down the road. The following scholarships are available to all students in high school, and prizes go up to $10,000. Don’t delay – read the details below and get started on your applications today.

 

Digital Privacy Scholarship

Keeping a professional online presence (on your social media pages and elsewhere) is so important, especially as you look ahead to the college admissions process. This contest lets you explain how you’re being smart with your digital profile.

Eligibility: Open to all high school, college, and graduate students. No age limit. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

To Do: Complete the application, including a 140-character personal statement that completes the sentence, “I’m taking responsibility for my digital [online] profile by…” Ten finalists will be asked to write an essay about digital privacy to determine the winner.

Prize: $1,000

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Just Poetry Contest

Love poetry? This scholarship’s for you.

Eligibility: Open to all high school students

To Do: Submit an unpublished, original poem, 20 lines or less, that has not been entered in any other concurrent contest. There are no theme or style requirements.

Prize: $500

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

This contest requests a written statement on any topic to show why you’re worthy of the scholarship’s prize money.

Eligibility: Open to all high school, college, and graduate students who are legal residents of the U.S.

To Do: Complete the application form, including a 250-word statement on any topic.

Prize: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Zombies never go out of style, and this contest lets your imagination run wild as you create a plan of escape during a zombie attack.

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the U.S. age 13 and older who will enroll in college no later than fall of 2023

To Do: Write a 250-word (or less) response to the question, “”Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.”

Prize: $2,000

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Unigo $10K Scholarship

Twitter has become a powerful communication tool. This scholarship asks how you would use the social media platform if you took the reigns of the U.S. presidency.

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the U.S. age 13 and older who will enroll in college no later than fall of 2023

To Do: Submit a response, 140 characters or less, to the question, “Surprise! You just got elected president. What’s your first tweet?”

Prize: $10,000

Deadline: December 31, 2017