Easy Scholarships for High School Seniors

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Easy Scholarships for High School Seniors

Are you wondering about how to pay for school? There are many easy scholarships for high school seniors can help you take the next step after graduation. Read more on how you can easily apply for these scholarships…

Every high school senior, one time or another, looks forward to his/her graduation day. This day comes with ton of joy, happiness, and anxiety for you and your parents. Some of you may be graduating this year and are looking forward to the next, big step in your life. But not everyone has the next step figured out. Perhaps, you haven’t figured out what you’ll do once you graduate. It isn’t a rare concept and that is alright. As this is a big change in everybody’s lives (your family and yourself), it should not be done in haste.

The biggest concern comes about how to pay for school, especially in times like these when the economical conditions are not sound. This is where financial aid and scholarships play an important role in building your future. Many schools, around the country, offer different types of financial aid and scholarship options for students who are willing and dedicated towards going to college once they graduate. Which is why, acquiring complete knowledge about the various scholarships is one thing that can take you to the next level.

In the following section, you will go over different types of easy scholarships for high school seniors that don’t really require you to plan ahead of time or a perfect GPA. Just read the rest of the article carefully to see if any of these scholarships can be used by you.

Scholarship Options for High School Seniors

The first step in receiving a scholarship or grant is by taking help from your 3 best friends. Don’t worry, I’m not talking about your high school friends. What I’m focusing on are the factors which can get you one step closer in finding easy scholarships for high school students. They are:

  1. Counselor (at high school)
  2. Financial Aid Office (at college)
  3. The Internet

These ‘friends’ of yours will guide you in the direction. In order to find easy scholarships for high school students, you need to search for wacky/odd scholarships, minority scholarships (if it is applicable to you), and special needs scholarships (if it is applicable to you).

Alice McArver Ratchford Scholarship ~ University of North Carolina, Greensboro

  • Female undergraduate students
  • Live on-campus
  • Should not own a car
  • Should not be married
  • Complete FAFSA application before deadline

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest ~ Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas

  • Open to U.S. high school seniors who can call ducks
  • No entry fee
  • Follow World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest rules
  • 90 seconds – 4 calls (hail, feed, comeback and mating)
  • Prizes from US $500 – US $2000

Frederick and Mary F. Beckley Scholarship ~ Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA

  • Left-handed students
  • Scholarship up to US $5000
  • Complete FAFSA application before deadline

Dannie Jasmine Scholarship ~ University of Nevada, Reno

  • Protect mule and black-tailed deer habitat
  • Undergraduate at UNR in Environmental and Resource Sciences
  • At least 2 semesters remaining in undergraduate degree program
  • Application postmarked by July 15 each year
  • Download and complete application form
  • Scholarship up to US $500

Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship ~ Henkal Corporation’s Contest

  • Legal residents of U.S., Canada, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Province of Quebec
  • Prom attire made out of duct tape only
  • Submit couple’s 1 color photograph; should be minimum 14 years old
  • Full name, telephone number, e-mail address, residential address, age/grade level and name of closest major city
  • School name, address, telephone number and prom date
  • Prizes: US $500 – US $5000

Gertrude J. Deppen Scholarship ~ Bucknell University, Pennsylvania

  • No tobacco
  • No alcohol
  • No narcotics
  • No vigorous athletic participation
  • If you don’t do any of these things, you’ve got the scholarship

L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of The Future Contest ~ The L. Ron Hubbard

  • Amateur artists
  • 3 science fiction/fantasy illustrations in black and white medium given by the artist’s imagination
  • Prizes: US $500 – US $4000

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest ~ The L. Ron Hubbard

  • Amateur writers
  • Unpublished short story or novelette
  • Science fiction/fantasy – 17,000 words
  • Prizes: US $500 – US $5000

LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Scholarship ~ Federation of Fly Fishers Foundation

  • MS or PhD graduate students
  • Resume, short synopsis of project, letter of recommendation
  • Scholarship amount varies

Little People of America Scholarships ~ Little People of America

  • LPA members medically diagnosed of dwarfism
  • Immediate family members of dwarfs (paid members of LPA)
  • Disabled students
  • Non-disabled student with completed FAFSA application form
  • Scholarship up to US $1000

Loyola University Zolp Scholarships ~ Loyola University, Chicago

  • Catholic students by the name of Zolp
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Baptismal or confirmation certificate
  • Scholarship amount varies

National Beef Ambassador Program ~ National Beef Ambassador Team

  • Give presentation about beef nutrition or production
  • Answer judges questions after presentation
  • Complete interview with judges
  • Scholarship up to US $1750

National Candy Technologists Scholarship ~ American Association of Candy Technologists

  • College Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • Show interest in confectionery technology
  • Attend 4-year college/university in North America
  • Majors: Food science, chemical or biological science, or related area
  • Undergraduate with GPA 3.0
  • Scholarship up to US $5000

Surfrider Foundation Scholarship ~ The Surfrider Foundation

  • Member of Surfrider Foundation
  • Enrolled in accredited college/university
  • Undergraduate with GPA 3.0
  • Major: Oceanography, marine affairs, public policy, environmental sciences, community planning or natural resources
  • Scholarship up to US $5000

Starfleet Academy Scholarships ~ Starfleet Academy

  • Active Starfleet member
  • Enrolled in 4-year college, technical schools, junior college/university
  • Scholarship up to US $500

TCI Student Scholarship ~ Tall Clubs International

  • Male minimum height requirement – 6’2”
  • Female minimum height requirement – 5’10”
  • Should be under 21 years of age
  • Fill application before deadline to qualify
  • Scholarship up to US $1000

Of course, there are many, many more scholarships each year. While doing your search, you need to broaden your search and think outside the box. Apply for all the scholarships that you find over the Internet or at school(s) websites, as this will give you maximum opportunity. Check with the school, which you are planning to apply at, about their scholarship programs, deadline, and requirement so that you can prepare accordingly. You won’t know what might come your way, if you don’t at least try.

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