Scholarships for High School Seniors
SATs, college tours, and finals are all signs that you’re close to graduating from high school—so is continuing your scholarship search! There are many different college scholarships for high school seniors. We know searching for scholarships can be a lot of work, so we’ve compiled a list of scholarships that are available for students graduating from high school.
The V&E Scholars Program was created in 1990 for minority students living in Houston, Dallas, or Austin, TX with strong academic credentials, financial need, and an interest in the legal professions. In addition to receiving a scholarship, awarded students are also offered summer internships at Vinson & Elkins and reimbursement for an LSAT preparatory course.
Deadline: April 1
The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (with the support of American Academy of Chefs, AAC) offers a limited number of scholarships to students each year. Applicants must have a career goal of becoming a chef or pastry chef.
Deadline: April 30
If you’re planning to major in a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics) field, the National Society of High School Scholars has a scholarship for you.
Deadline: April 15
The American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors who are planning to enroll in the upcoming fall semester. Home-schooled students may also apply. It is not a need-based scholarship, nor is it based on FPA or demographic.
Deadline: April 1
Underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design (including fine art, graphic design, interactive design, photography, or illustration) are encouraged to apply for AIGA’s scholarship. Not only are the scholarship recipients selected for their talent and need, but they’re also selected for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the community.
Deadline: April 15
The BOMME STUDIO Fashion Scholarship provides financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students to help fund their college education while they’re studying fashion at any U.S. institution. An essay and fashion sketches are required to apply.
Deadline: May 30
Entrepreneurs Grace and Ranier Pabilona provide this scholarship for Asian American high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in entrepreneurship. This scholarship is open to U.S Citizens who are at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander studying any major.
Deadline: May 31
Students with a declared major in a science related field are encouraged to apply for the R&D Systems scholarship.
Deadline: July 29
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to education and training. They offer the Live Your Dream Awards to help women offset their education costs.
Deadline: November 15
The Bryan Cameron Education Foundation offers the Cameron Impact Scholarship to high school seniors who demonstrate strong leadership qualities, active participation in community service, and excellence in academics. It’s a four-year, full-tuition scholarship that can be used for any major.
Deadline: Early – May 22; Regular – September 11
CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides a scholarship and a summer internship to students with financial need and a high school GPA of at least 3.0. An SAT score of 1000 or ACT score of 21 or higher is also required. Receiving this scholarship and internship requires relocation to Washington, D.C.
Deadline: June 15
Gen and Kelly Tanabe fund the $1,000 Gen & Kelly Tanabe merit-based scholarship. Students have to submit a short answer essay (250 words or less) on the application to be considered.
Deadline: July 31