Scholarship Opportunities

We encourage all students to explore the scholarships that have been compiled by each school. Do read through all instructions fully before starting on applications, as not all listed will be applicable to you.

Fond du Lac High School Scholarship Page 

Horace Mann High School Scholarship Page

Big Future






Scholly (a smart phone app)

TIP Grant

Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship - For students transferring from a 2 year to a 4 year university.

Greg Baumgartner Scholarship

This scholarship is for students with at least a "B" average GPA who are paying their way through school without parental assistance.

Potential Magazine Countdown to College Scholarship

This scholarship is for college-bound teens. Upon signing up for Potential Magazine's free weekly eNewsletter, students will be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship.

SonomaCountySatellite.Com Scholarship

Applicants must write a 300 - 500 word essay on one of the following topics: 1) How has the internet helped you with your education? 2) How has the internet changed the way we communicate? 3) How do you think the internet will change over the next 15 years? While there is no hard deadline, the winners will be announced on January 20, 2016 on Facebook. Please allow yourself enough time to write and submit your essay.

Humanity Rising Service Challenge

This scholarship is for high school students passionate about community service. To be eligible, students must volunteer at one of Humanity Rising's ten featured causes (see website for full list). Recently graduated high school seniors are not eligible to apply.

#FortOnFleek Challenge

For this scholarship, students must build a fort out of sheets and blankets and share it on Instagram or Facebook. Use the hashtag #FortOnFleek and tag @dormbedding when you post your photo online. Participants may tag friends who they wish to participate in the challenge. If the tagged student wins, the original student receives a $200 referral award.

E-waste Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and for students currently enrolled in college or graduate school. Home schooled students are also eligible. Applicants must be US citizens or legal residents. To apply, applicants must submit an application form including a 140-character message about e-waste. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists and asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about e-waste.

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

Applicants must submit 140-character message about texting while driving.

P.L.A.Y. Scholarship P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You)

This scholarship is for high school juniors and seniors who are passionate about helping animals in need.

The Wireless Foundation Drive Smart Challenge Citizenship and Behavior

Applicants must create a digital shot to persuade their peers not to drive distracted.

Young Patriots Essay Contest

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit a 1,200-word or fewer essays on the topic: “Should the emerging and ongoing threat of global terrorism change how we view government surveillance as it relates to the 4th Amendment? Why or Why Not?” Please note that your bibliography will not count towards your word total. US citizens, American citizens residing abroad, and legal residents of the US may apply

National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and college scholarships.

Digital Privacy Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school and college students of any age. To apply, applicants must submit an application form including a 140-character message about digital privacy. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists and asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

This scholarship is for students in kindergarten through graduate school who have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months.

Young Patriots Essay Contest

This contest is for high school students. Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to economics and public policy. See website for details. Scholarship

Applicants must take the survey on your biggest money concerns; Survey questions must not exceed 1,000 characters in length.

Optimist International Essay Contest

Applicants must contact their local Optimist Club and submit an essay on the given topic: "Lead by Example: Reality or Fiction." See website for more details.\

The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship

This scholarship is for currently enrolled high school students who are citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be 20 years of age or younger. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must participate in the American Legion Oratorical Contest by delivering a speech on a given topic.

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must create and submit a photo, artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. This scholarship is open to all high school, college, and university students enrolled in any diploma- or degree-awarding program.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to make students aware of the negative side effects of technology. Applicants must write a 140-character message about technology addiction. Ten finalists will be selected and asked to write a 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.

Ag Day Essay Contest

This essay contest is for students in grades 9-12 during the 2015-2016 school years who are US citizens. To apply, applicants must submit a written essay or a video essay on a given topic relating to agriculture. See website for complete details.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Scholarships

These scholarships are for students in grades 7-12, who are enrolled in a public, private, parochial, home school, or after-school program in the United States, Canada, or an American school abroad. Applicants must submit original art or writing pieces. Students who advance to the national level will be considered for scholarships. Deadlines vary depending on region but are usually in mid-December - see website for more details.

Scholarship Knights of Pythias Poster/Visual Arts Contest

This contest is open to students in any Junior or Senior High or Parochial school in the United States or Canada. Equivalent level home-schooled students are also eligible. To enter, applicants must create an original poster on a given topic; see website for art submission guidelines.

Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest

This contest is for students in grades 6 through 12. Students in grades 6 through 8 participate in the junior division, while students in grades 9 through 12 participate in the senior division. National History Day 2016 is held June 12-16, 2016.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program

This scholarship is meant to engage young people from around the world in environmental clean-up and conservation projects. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must conduct their own local environmental stewardship project, take digital photos of the project in action, and write an essay about the project. Applicants should embody the spirit of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative by demonstrating personal leadership, initiative, and environmental stewardship in their project. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 21 and be candidates for a degree/diploma at an accredited middle school, high school, college, or university anywhere in the world.

Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

This contest is open to all high school student attending public, parochial, private, and home schools within the jurisdiction a sponsoring Sons of the American Revolution state society or district. To apply, applicants must write and perform a five- to six-minute original oration about an event, personality, or document related to the Revolutionary War and shows a relationship to America today. Applicants must compete at the local level and winners will advance to the state and national competitions; see website for more details.

Power Poetry Scholarship Slams

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit a poem based on one of many given themes; see website for details.

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarship

These scholarships are for high school students in grades 9 through 12. To qualify for these scholarships, applicants must create a piece of original patriotic artwork on paper or canvas; digital work is not accepted. Applicants must be sponsored by a VFW Ladies Auxiliary or a foreign-based Auxiliary or Post and must be attending school in the same state as the sponsoring organization.

All of these Scholarships ask school:

Presidential Scholarship Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals

This scholarship will be granted to an ADRP member who has been involved in donor recruitment/community relations for at least two years. Applicants must submit letters of reference from their immediate supervisor and from a blood drive coordinator.

United States Senate Youth Program

This scholarship program is for high school juniors and seniors currently serving in elected or appointed capacities in student government, civic, or educational organization. See website for more details.

Lenny Ravich "Shalom" Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to someone whose work in humor demonstrates a commitment to world peace. In addition to the award amount, the scholarship recipient will receive complimentary AATH conference registration plus an additional $100 presented on site (in US funds) to help offset other travel costs.

Alpha Phi Sigma Community Service “Theme” Project Award

Applicants must submit a four-minute presentation (regardless of format) on the topic, "Rehabilitation within the Criminal Justice System or Juvenile Justice System." Presentations will take place at the Alpha Phi Sigma annual conference in Denver.












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