Scholarships for High School Students
Junior High School, Elementary School, Kindergarten

Free scholarships for high school juniors and seniors, summer jobs and internships, college prep scholarships for HS juniors
Youth awards, transfer from public to private school, preparation for college, science fairs, talent competitions, tributes

K12 College Graduate Postgrad
Nationally Coveted College—Graduate School Study Abroad Biomedical Internships
Hispanics—Latinos High School Seniors Teachers Summer Internships
Minorities Engineers—Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies—History
Women Biology—Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences—Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts—Humanities Updates
CDC Fellowships DOE Internships Most Popular NSF Fellowships

Fundación Kinesis


Bright Stars College Access Program for Puerto Rico Students

The Bright Stars program prepares talented high school students to attend the best universities. With an individualized plan, students receive career and university counseling, personal finance education, technology certifications, reinforcement for the standardized tests, and guidance in developing an outstanding resumé. 100% of our graduates enroll in college

QuestBridge — College Prep for High School Juniors and Scholarships for H.S. Seniors

National College Match

Sep 26
The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges. If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.

College Prep Scholarships

Mar 22
The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions. College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority of College Prep Scholars are selected as Finalists for the QuestBridge National College Match program.

Quest for Excellence Awards

Mar 24
The Quest for Excellence program is an innovative initiative for talented, low-income high school juniors and seniors, and serves as a powerful complement to the College Prep Scholarship and National College Match programs. Quest for Excellence Awards are designed to enhance educational exploration for qualified juniors and seniors with a range of backgrounds and interests.

SEO Scholars


SEO Scholars — High School

The SEO Scholars Program is an eight-year academic program designed to help motivated, low-income public high school students in New York City, San Francisco, Miami, and North Carolina to get into and graduate from college. Starting in the ninth grade, we provide rigorous academic instruction, quality mentorship, and individualized advising, to ensure that our Scholars are admitted to competitive colleges, and experience a rich and rewarding college education.



Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) — U.S. Navy

Nov 1
The program is an extracurricular science education program, which enables students to experience science in a real laboratory setting. Students receive a stipend to participate in one week-, two week- and four-week long programs, depending on student grade and program site. Programs offered at different sites are unique. .

Posse Foundation

College Scholarships for Public High School Seniors who live in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Puert Rico, and Washington, D.C.

Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. .

Army Educational Outreach Program


Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) — U.S. Army

Nov 30
SEAP is designed so that students can apprentice in fields of their choice with experienced scientists and engineers. This opportunity provides students with valuable experience needed to make informed career decisions. Students apprentice with their mentors on mutually agreed upon projects. At Army Research facilities, the students apprentice in a professional research laboratory setting and learn how their research can benefit the Army as well as the civilian community. .

Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) — U.S. Army

This program is intended for high school students who have completed at least Grade 9. SEAP is an eight week summer research opportunity at participating ONR laboratories. Applicants must be 16 years of age for most Laboratories and U.S. citizens. A competitive stipend is available. The application cycle is from October to January. .

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute — Scholarships & Scholar-Intern Programs


NextGen Latino Leaders Program

Feb 15
The NextGen Latino Leaders Program is a free one-week leadership experience for rising Junior and Senior (current 10th and 11th grade) high school students. In order to be eligible to apply, students must reside in the 50 United States, Washington D.C., or Puerto Rico, as well as demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — Opportunities for Students and College Graduates


CDC Disease Detective Camp for Upcoming High School Juniors and Seniors

Apr 3
CDC Disease Detective Camp is a week-long day camp for rising high school juniors and seniors that exposes students to epidemiology, the field of public health and the diverse career opportunities within the field of public health. Two separate, but identical iterations of the camp are held each summer. .

Pathways Program

Summer student employment for high school, college and graduate students. The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. .

Smithsonian Institution Latino Center


Young Ambassadors Program

Apr 14
For Graduating High School Seniors with an Interest and Commitment to Disciplines in the Arts, Sciences, or Humanities as it Pertains to Latino Communities and Cultures. .

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

May 1
This scholarship is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The Scholarship aims to honor these students and to help make their higher education goals more accessible. Open to residents of all US states who will be attending college in NY or CT and also to residents of NY or CT who will be attending college anywhere in the United States. .

Institute for Educational Advancement


Caroline D. Bradley Scholarships for High School Students

Apr 7
This prestigious award offers scholarship support, academic guidance and the opportunity to develop lifelong connections with a unique peer network. Caroline D. Bradley Scholars receive a four-year high school scholarship that covers day student tuition or an approved alternative educational program. The award does not cover boarding expense. Textbooks may be covered based on need. .

Carson Scholars Fund


College Scholarships - $1,000

Jan 13
The Carson Scholars Fund awards college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named "Carson Scholars" and are awarded an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments. .

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Environmental Education


President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA)

Dec 31
The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation's natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. It recognizes young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation's air, water, land, and ecology. .

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


MITES Program for High School Juniors

Feb 1
The MITES Program is a rigorous six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program for talented high school students who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. .

U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) — Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP) — $1,700 to $2,200/mo.

Mar 1
The Summer Internship Program is for students who will be sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program and who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply. .

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation — Scholarships


Young Scholars (High-Achieving Youth with Financial Need)

May 9
The Young Scholars Program provides the most personalized, generous scholarship experience in the nation. The Foundation works closely with Scholars and their families to construct a tailored educational program that includes, but is not limited to, support for summer programs, distance learning courses, and music and art instruction. Some Young Scholars attend a private school if none of their public school options adequately serve their academic potential; however, many stay in their public schools. .

Children's Scholarship Fund


Transfer from Public to Private School Scholarships

The Children's Scholarship Fund aims to maximize educational opportunity for all children: for those in need by offering tuition assistance in grades K-8 for alternatives to faltering conventional schools, and for all children by supporting and cultivating education reform and parental choice efforts. .

Davidson Institute for Talent Development — Programs and Scholarships


Free support services for profoundly gifted students ages 5 to 18 in educational advocacy, talent and interest development, and peer connections

1st of mo.
The Davidson Young Scholars Program provides FREE services designed to nurture and support profoundly gifted young people. Students and their parents receive assistance — free consulting services, an online community, annual get-togethers, ambassador program, free guidebooks. .

William Randolph Hearst Foundations


United States Senate Youth Program and College Scholarships for High School Juniors or Seniors

Student leaders will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. .

Zonta International — International Programs


Young Women in Public Affairs Awards

The Young Women in Public Affairs Award honors women of any nationality who are students of age 16-19 on 1 April each year, studying and living, or working in a Zonta district/region, who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. .

Nationally Coveted College—Graduate School Study Abroad Biomedical Internships
Hispanics—Latinos High School Seniors Teachers Summer Internships
Minorities Engineers—Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies—History
Women Biology—Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences—Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts—Humanities Updates
CDC Fellowships DOE Internships Most Popular NSF Fellowships

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