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Here are some AWESOME scholarships that you can apply to for the months of November and December!! (P.S. Some of the links you have to paste directly into the url bar).   

December 2014:
  1. HS, Alum- Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Scholarship- The Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award annually recognizes star qualities in a male USBC Youth member who competes in the sport of bowling. Star qualities include distinguished certified bowling performances on the local, state and national level, academic achievement and extra-curricular activities. The award winner will receive a $6,000 scholarship. This scholarship will be formally presented at the annual USBC Convention. USBC will pay travel and hotel expenses for the winner and his parents/guardians to attend the ceremony. Be a current USBC Youth member in their senior year of high school or enrolled in college, be a USBC Youth member in good standing, have a current GPA of 3.0 or better, based on a 4.0 scale. Deadline: December 1st, 2014. Website:
  2. HS- U.S. Airforce ROTC Program- Preparing for a college education while you’re in high school is tough. Figuring out how to pay for it all is even harder. Take a load off and check out the many scholarship opportunities available with the ROTC. We can help you overcome the financial burden associated with college. That way, you can focus on your high school experience to get into the best school you can. Award may vary, but full or partial scholarships cover: Tuition and fees, -Books and other expenses, -Extra spending money. Must have 3.0 GPA and ACT Composite score of 26 or 1180 SAT (excluding Writing test). Deadline: December 1st, 2013. Website:
  3. HS- Post Secondary Education Scholarship- Giving back to YOU - the students in the communities in which S-Trip! operates - is one of the core values at S- Trip!. This scholarship was created as a way to demonstrate this value. S-Trip! is proud to support students who have demonstrated a passion for learning and extra-curricular involvement, and are pursuing post-secondary education. Award $1,000. Deadline: December 2nd 2013. Website:
  4. HS- Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships- The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships are designed to recognize and reward the great steps students are taking to fight hunger in our communities across the United States. Provide information on volunteer activities that you have completed within the past twelve months, demonstrating on-going commitment to your community in a meaningful way. Written essay or video essay regarding the most outstanding of your unpaid volunteer service activities. One of 20 awards of $5,000. Deadline: December 5th, 2014. Website:
  5. HS- We the Students Scholarship Contest- Explore the ideas of the Constitution and your role as a citizen for a chance to win up to $4,000! Deadline: December 6th, 2013. Website: events/students-programs-events/scholarship/
  6. HS- Most Valuable Student Scholarship- The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2014 competition. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent U.S. address. Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. In late April, the 20 top finalists will participate in a Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Deadline: December 5th, 2014. Website:
  7. HS, AB 540- Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest- We keep hearing scary claims about video games: they’re too violent, they make kids antisocial, they’re bad for us. But when do gamers ever get to speak for themselves? Now is your chance. Make a short film about why video games are important to you. Is it the stories, the graphics, the challenge, the teamwork? How does it feel when critics talk about video games, and gamers? Are there times when you think video games actually go too far? Cash prizes of$1,000, $500, and$250 A trip with a guest to New York City to attend the Youth Voices Uncensored event in the spring. A one-year complimentary student membership to the Rubin Museum of Art. The first place winner will receive a free one-week digital filmmaking course at the New York Film Academy, plus a $5,000 scholarship toward any one-, two-, or three-year NYFA program. Deadline: December 13, 2013. Website:
  8. HS- Sh*t You Can’t Say to Your Teacher Scholarship Slam- It’s your turn to give your teachers a lesson on who you are and what you care about in education. What do you want to see changed in your classroom or school? Tell us in a poem for your chance to win $1,000 towards your college tuition. Deadline: December 13th, 2013. Website:
  9. HS, Alumni- Dr. Pepper 2013 Tuition Giveaway- Dr Pepper is giving away over $1,000,000 in tuition in 2013 to help students across the country pursue their dreams. Since 2008, the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway has changed lives by giving away millions of dollars in tuition. With the challenges of rising tuition costs and studying full-time, we take pride in helping students achieve their goals. Award is $100,000 (not a typo) must be between 18-24. Deadline: December 13th, 2013, Website:
  10. HS- AXA Achievement Scholarship- Fifty-two state winners – one from each state, the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico – are selected by our nonprofit partner, Scholarship America, to receive one-time scholarship awards of $10,000 each. National Winners from the pool of 52 state winners, ten are selected as national winners and earn an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000. This brings the top AXA Achievers total scholarship awards to $25,000 each. Our scholarships winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: Ambition and drive, Determination to set and reach goals, Respect for self, family and community, ability to succeed in college. Deadline: December 15th, 2013 but only first 10,000 applications will be accepted. Website: scholarship.html
  11. MS, HS- Art & Writing Awards- Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs. Must be in grades 7-12. Deadline December 15th through January 15th 2014. Website:
  12. HS- HSF General College Scholarships- HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to: Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. Be of Hispanic heritage Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME at a U.S. accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2014-2015 academic year Deadline December 15th, 2013. Website-
  13. HS- Family Dollar, COCA-COLA® and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholarship- Awards are designed to assist students attending college in 2014-2015 as freshman and 1st year students. The awards are as follows: One Prize: $10,000 each; and Three Prizes: $5,000 each. Must be of Hispanic heritage All majors are eligible Must be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident with permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. Deadline December 15th, 2013. Website:
  14. HS- Coca-Cola Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 & Sweepstakes Scholarship Program- The COCA-COLA® Company and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Contest scholarship awards are designed to assist students with a permanent address in any of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. attending college in 2014-2015 as freshman and 1st year students. The awards are as follows: One Grand Prize: $20,000, Four 1st Prizes: $10,000 each, Sixteen 2nd Prizes:$2,500 each. Requirements: Must be of Hispanic Heritage, must be U.S. citizen, minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA, must plan to enroll in the 14-15 school year as a freshman at a 2 year or 4 year institution as a 1st year student. Deadline: December 15th, 2013. Website: sweepstakes-scholars
  15. HS - Youth Platform International High School Essay Contest - The contest topic for this year was “Creating solutions for the challenges faced by children today”. Based on their research, students addressed challenges such as violence, poverty, lack of access to education, child neglect, child labor, trafficking and slavery, drug abuse, health and nutrition, and gender inequality and tried their best to provide potential means that realistically overcome these challenges. Youth Platform has received more than 1,300 essays from 40 states in the U.S. and from 65 countries around the world. Thirty-seven contest winners will be awarded a five-day trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City to participate in the award ceremony between May 28 and June 2, 2012. During this sponsored trip, students will have the opportunity to tour the capital, meet with U.S. Congress members and community leaders, and visit various think-tank organizations. This trip offers a unique opportunity for cross- cultural understanding, as contest winners are invited to share their essays and engage in respectful dialogue with their peers from around the world. Deadline: December 20th, 2013. Website:
  16. HS - Music Center Spotlight Awards – This program was established in 1988 to provide meaningful recognition, encouragement, and advancement opportunities to high school performing and visual artists in Southern California. Students of all talent levels are encouraged to participate in order to strengthen audition and performance skills. Now in its twenty-second year, the program boasts many highly successful alumni. More importantly, thousands of students of all levels of ability have benefited from this unique learning experience. The visual arts categories are photography and two-dimensional art. The preliminary round of judging will take place in January. Semifinal auditions and master classes will be held from January – February. Twelve finalists will be selected in performing arts, two from each category, to perform at the Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre in April. The four finalists in visual arts, two from each category, will also be presented that evening. Deadline: December 1st, 2013, Website:
  17. HS- Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest- Make a short film about why video games are important to you. Is it the stories, the graphics, the challenge, the teamwork? How does it feel when critics talk about video games, and gamers? What do you think about the violence portrayed in video games? Be creative, compelling, and provocative. Film your response in 4 minutes or less. Entries can be videos of any kind, including documentary, animation, experimental, satire, fictional narrative, or music video. All films must be produced in 2013 and address the contest theme. Contestants must be either living in the U.S. or its territories (but need not be citizens), and must be age 19 or younger on the day the film is submitted. Films will be judged on content, artistic and technical merit, and creativity. Judges will be drawn from a panel of renowned writers, actors, and filmmakers. The top three winners receive: Cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250, a trip with a guest to New York City to attend the Youth Voices Uncensored event in the spring. A one-year complimentary student membership to the Rubin Museum of Art, The first place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the New York Film Academy. Application Deadline: December 13, 2013 Website:
  18. MS & HS (Students 13 to 18) - AFA Teens Video Competition – As more and more families across America are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, many teenagers as well are becoming aware of this heartbreaking brain disease—from personal experiences in their own families, watching friends and neighbors, or involvement in community service. Recognizing this, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization, has created a division specifically for teens, AFA Teens. Its goals include raising awareness among teenagers and the general public about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; providing education, counseling and support to young family members; enabling teens to share feelings with other teens and experts; and referring teens and their family members to supportive services. Deadline: December 1st, 2013, Website:
  19. Elementary, MS & HS, AB540 – NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund – The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund (NRACRDF) is once again sponsoring an essay contest celebrating the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The theme for the essay is "The Second Amendment to the Constitution: Why it is important to our nation. Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 10-12) and Junior (grades 9 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place prizes, $200 for third place prizes, and $100 for honorable mention. Essay contest winners will be selected by the NRACRDF and notified in early 2013. Winners will have their names published in InSights, and one of the Official Journals. Deadline: December 1st, 2013. Website:
  20. MS & HS, AB540 - The Love Your Body Poster Contest – This contest is open to female students. To enter, you must create a poster that may be used as part of a national campaign to counteract the media's use of narrow, unrealistic, negative images of women and/or challenge advertisers that profit from women's dissatisfaction with their bodies. Posters should be graphically attractive and use a dynamic message. Images that demonstrate beauty is not limited by body size, body type, ethnicity, age or physical appearance are preferred. Winning posters will be displayed in schools and other public settings. Deadline: December 2nd, 2013, Website:
  21. HS- Rubincam Youth Award- The Rubincam Youth Award was established in 1986 to honor Milton Rubincam, for his many years of service to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of genealogy. These awards encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians. $500 cash prize, a plaque, the NGS Home Study Course, and a one-year NGS membership. Deadline: December 31st, 2013. Website:
  22. HS- Gilrs Impact the World Film Festival Contest- The inaugural Girls Impact the World Film Festival, presented by the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC) and Connecther, is a film festival and scholarship program in which high school and undergraduate college students submit 3-5 minute short films that focus on a variety of global women's issues, including maternal health, microfinance initiatives, child-marriage, sex-trafficking, poverty alleviation, etc. Winners will receive a monetary prize of $5,000, film distribution channels via SIC, Connecther and Creative Visions networks, as well as an internship opportunity at Creative Visions in Los Angeles. Deadline December 31st, 2013. Website:
  23. HS, AB540 - South Central Scholars Scholarship & Mentorship Opportunities- South Central Scholars is a group of volunteers, all educated professionals who work with disadvantaged, highly motivated, inner city high school students to help them be successful in college and graduate school. Through education, mentorship and their jobs program, the students of South Central Scholars develop their full potential and become future leaders, both within SCS and in the broader community. This academically competitive program is for HS students who academically rank in the top 5% of their graduating class. Registered students will be kept up to date on local South Central Scholars college events and scholarship opportunities. To find out more information about South Central Scholars visit their Website: Eligible students please complete the South Central Scholars online student intake form at: *If your HS is not listed in the dropdown window of the student intake form please select “other.”
January 2015:
  1. HS- The FIRE's "Freedom in Academia" Essay Contest is open to high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2012. To enter, you must watch two short videos and write an 800- to 1000-word essay in response to the videos, which revolve around free speech and freedom of expression. Recipients will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Deadline: January 1, 2014 Website:
  2. HS, AB540 - John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites high school students to consider the concept of political courage by writing an essay on a U.S. official who has chosen to do what is right, rather than what is expedient. A "Profile in Courage" essay is a carefully researched recounting of a story: the story of how an elected official risked his or her career to take a stand based on moral principles. Students are asked to write an original and creative essay of less than 1,000 words that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in "Profiles in Courage." Award amount $10,000, second place $1,000 and five finalists will receive $500. Deadline: January 6, 2014, Website: 
  3. HS- GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program- Awards are looking for college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance. Each year the program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to and additional three years- up to $40,000 total per recipient. Requirements include: leadership attributes, drive, integrity and citizenship; minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, US citizen, plan to enroll in a 4 year college. Deadline January 9, 2014. Website: 
  4. HS- Burger King Scholars Program Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. Students must be graduating seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and plan to enroll full- time without interruption for an entire academic year at an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the US., Canada, or Puerto Rico. Recipients are awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000. Deadline: January 10, 2014 Website: 
  5. HS, AB540- Edison Scholars Program- The Edison Scholars Program rewards public and private high school seniors who show potential for a successful college career and have financial need. The program supports the study of math, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science, computer science or information systems with renewable scholarships at four-year colleges. Up to thirty (30) awards of $10,000 will be granted renewable for four years. Be a high school senior with a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. Live in or attend a public or private high school in areas serviced by Southern California Edison (SCE). Plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study in one of the following disciplines for the entire upcoming academic year: math, physics, chemistry, engineering (electrical, computer, chemical or mechanical), materials science, computer science/information systems. Prove financial need. Deadline: January 10th, 2014. Website: 
  6. HS- 7th Annual Create-a-Greeting Card You are invited to enter the 7th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest and win$1,000 for your school. Design a greeting card and you could win a $10,000 scholarship plus, your entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by the leading publisher of premium quality cards in the United States, The Gallery Collection. Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University, or Homeschooled. Recipients will receive $10,000 and $1,000 for their school. Deadline: January 14, 2014 Website: scholarship.htm 
  7. HS Seniors- Guild Scholar Award- This scholarship program is for college-bound high school students who are legally blind. Applicants must plan to attend a college accredited by a body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Applicants must provide documentation of academic achievement; proof of legal blindness and US citizenship; three letters of recommendation; and two personal statements. Applications will be accepted from students at the end of their junior year and must be received by September 15 of a student's senior year. Award is $15,000, 12 awards granted. Deadline January 15, 2015, Website: 
  8. HS- Fred M. Young Sr. Engineering Scholarship- The Young Radiator Company established this scholarship in memory of the company's founder, Fred M. Young, Sr. Mr. Young started the company in 1927 and saw it grow to become a major force in the field of Heat Transfer. He had a high regard for the value of engineering in terms of its contribution to the success of society. Student Eligibility Requirements:1. U.S. resident.2. 3.75 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale (required).3. Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.4. Pursuing an engineering degree through an ABET accredited program. Terms of Scholarship:1. One scholarship will be awarded each year for $1,000.2. Scholarship may be renewed at $1,000 a year for three additional years (total award $4,000). Deadline: January 15th, 2015, Website: 
  9. Alumni- Café del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest- Submit your original essay of 800 words or less (in English or Spanish) responding to the topic and required attachments listed on website. Open to legal U.S. residents 18 years or older that are currently enrolled full-time in college of Latino descent in the Los Angeles county and must be attending a participating college (listed on website). A scholarship in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded, with three scholarships being awarded in each of the three greater metropolitan areas: Chicago, Illinois, Houston, Texas, and Los Angeles, California. The value of all prizes is $45,000. Deadline: January 15th, 2014, Website 
  10. HS- CAC Educational Scholarship Foundation- Awarded to California High School seniors who are in this state legally for their use as full-time students at any accredited public or private college, university or trade school. Essay subject is: “Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years.” Entries must be typed, 12 point font, double spaced, and be between 700 and 1,000 words (include word count at the top of your essay). Please DO NOT put your personal information on any page, and please do not staple your essay Scholarship recipients must start attendance within 12 months of the award and show proof of enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours. First award $2,500, second award $2,000, third award $1,500. Deadline January 15, 2014, Website: 
  11. Seniors - Gates Millennium Scholarship The scholarship application for this year opens August 15th. The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. Seniors should begin the application process as early as possible (multiple essays & letters of recommendation required). Deadline January 15th, 2014, Website: 
  12. HS & Alumni - Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest The Annual Create-A-Greeting- Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest is open to high school, college, and graduate students. Applicants are asked to design the front of a greeting card that could be sold as an actual card in our line. Designs may consist of original photographs, artwork, and/or computer graphics. The student with the winning design will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship and his or her design will be made into a greeting card to be sold on our website. Deadline: January 15th, 2014, Website: 
  13. HS- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and the GE Hispanic Forum Scholarship- Awards are in the amount of $2,500 and are available on a competitive basis and will be disbursed in Fall 2014. Awardees will be invited to be mentored by a GE Hispanic Forum member and enrolled into a career readiness program. Be of Hispanic heritage Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Must intend to enroll as an undergraduate Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior or 5th Year Senior in the 2014-2015 academic year and be pursuing first undergraduate degree - Deadline January 20th, 2014, Website: 
  14. HS, Alumni- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Wells Fargo Scholarship- This scholarship is open to students transferring from a two-year institution (community or junior college) to a four-year institution and freshman students attending a four-year institution. The award amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000. Be of Hispanic heritage Be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident with permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) Be an under graduate freshman during the 2014-2015 academic year, enrolled full- time in a degree-seeking program at an U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam OR be transferring from a two-year institution (community or junior college) to a four-year institution during the 2014-2015 academic year Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale Deadline: January 20th, 2014, Website: 
  15. HS- Colgate-Palmolive’s scholarship program, “Haz La U” (“Make the U”)- aims to provide eligible high school seniors with the opportunity to pursue higher education levels in 2014-2015. Student may apply for one of twenty-one (21) educational grants that will be awarded on a competitive basis for: a one-time $15,000 scholarship award for the top recipient, a one-time $2,500 scholarship awards for 20 additional recipients Be of Hispanic American heritage Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Deadline January 20th, 2014. Website: scholarship-program