Scholarships for College Juniors

Introduction to Scholarships for College Juniors

 Junior year of college is a great time for a number of reasons: you’re finally an upperclassman, you’re (most likely) feeling pretty settled into your classes, and you’re probably also starting to take more classes specific to your area of study. However, getting into the groove of college doesn’t mean you should overlook the importance of continuing to search and apply for all those scholarships for college juniors! 

As a college junior, there are still lots of great opportunities out there for you to apply for, through your university as well as through private organizations. Keep reading for our list of over 25 great scholarships for college juniors!

But first…some frequently asked questions about scholarships for college juniors

Do scholarships for college juniors even exist?

Yes, there are most definitely scholarships out there for college juniors to apply for (hint: keep scrolling for our list!).

What are the easiest scholarships to get?

This is a very common question students ask, and truthfully, scholarships of any kind are not usually considered “easy” to win because of the amount of effort that is often required to apply. 

Statistically speaking, the scholarships that are “easiest” to get are the ones that have the fewest number of applicants and/or the greatest number of awards. This means that if you want to increase your chances of winning scholarships, you should focus your efforts on opportunities that are likely to receive fewer applicants (aka, local scholarships!).

Where can I find scholarships to apply for?

In addition to searching for scholarships here on Access Scholarships, there are a ton of other great websites and resources out there for you to utilize in your search. Here are a few ideas and places to get you started:

  • Your high school or college website / scholarship database 
  • Organizations (academic, extracurricular) that you may be a part of 
  • Yours or your parent’s employers 
  • Websites of companies and private organizations
Any tips on searching and applying for scholarships?

Of course! Check out our blog post on Searching and Applying for Scholarships to learn our top tips for getting organized and being successful in your scholarship search and beyond.

I'm a college junior planning on studying abroad. Do you have scholarships for me?

Since we know that junior year tends to be a popular time for college students to study abroad, check out our blog post on Study Abroad Scholarships to learn more about opportunities that are specific to semesters abroad. 

The list: 25 scholarships for college juniors

  • Amount: $7,000

    Deadline: Last day of each month

    Eligibility: Open to all US high school and college students ages 16 and older. All you need to do to apply is create an account!

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: Last day of each month

    Eligibility: Open to all US high school and college students ages 17 and older. 

  • Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: Quarterly

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and undergraduate students in the US.

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: Quarterly

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and undergraduate students in the US, ages 18 and older.

  • Amount: Varies, but usually $1,000 - $2,500

    Deadline: Continuous

    Eligibility: Open to all students in the US ages 26 and under!

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: Last day of each month

    Eligibility: Open to students of all years! Simply set up a profile on Tallo to apply.

  • Amount: $10,000

    Deadline: Quarterly

    Eligibility: Open to all students 13 and older!

  • Amount: Varies, but it's usually between $1,000 and $2,500!

    Deadline: Last day of each month

    Eligibility: Open to high school, college, and graduate students in the US.

  • Amount: up to $25,000

    Deadline: January 11

    Eligibility: Open to students (ages 16-26) who are passionate about creating a better future and making a positive impact on their community.

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: January 30

    Eligibility: Open to students in high school, college, and graduate school. Must be a US citizen/resident to apply.

  • Amount: Varies

    Deadline: February 15

    Eligibility: Open to college students (sophomores and above) who identify as a female/woman and pursue an ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student program in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science. International students may apply.

  • Amount: up to $30,000

    Deadline: March 18

    Eligibility: Open to current college sophomores and juniors of Latin or Hispanic origin who are from Northern California and currently enrolled in STEM degree programs.

  • Amount: Varies

    Deadline: March 31

    Eligibility: Scholarships for students enrolled full-time and attending UNCF-member Institutions. Must have a demonstrated financial need. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

  • Amount: up to $5,000

    Deadline: April 1

    Eligibility: Open to all students who are US residents who are attending a post-high school institution full-time. This could be a community college, an undergraduate college or university, or a graduate school in the U.S.

  • Amount: $10,000

    Deadline: April 18

    Eligibility: Open to Black and African American full-time college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students pursuing degrees in cybersecurity or information assurance. GPA must be at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Amount: $5,000

    Deadline: April 20

    Eligibility: Open to underrepresented and economically disadvantaged undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in illustration, photography, and communication design disciplines at colleges and universities in the United States. Minimum 2.0 GPA.

  • Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: May 1

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are US residents. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

  • Amount: $3,000

    Deadline: July 30

    Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students in the US. Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA.

  • Amount: $500 - $1,000

    Deadline: September 1

    Eligibility: Open to all high school and college students in the US, including DACA recipients. Students who identify as part of a minority or who are or will be first-generation college students are encouraged to apply.

  • Amount: up to $5,000

    Deadline: November 10

    Eligibility: Open to Asian/Pacific Islander students enrolled in full-time undergraduate degree programs. Must be US citizens with financial need. Preference is given to students living at or below the poverty level, as well as to students who are first-generation college students.

  • Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: November 12

    Eligibility: Open to African American nursing students (junior or senior level standing) enrolled at Mississippi colleges and universities.

  • Amount: N/A

    Deadline: November 15

    Eligibility: Open to ​​Black non-cis-male creatives currently enrolled in college (sophomore or higher). Must be interested in pursuing a career as an art director, copywriter, UX designer, or strategist.

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: November 15

    Eligibility: Open to undergraduate juniors and seniors, as well as graduate students, pursuing education-related majors to become elementary school teachers.

  • Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: December 1

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and undergraduate students. Undocumented students and international students in the US are also eligible to apply.

  • Amount: Full-tuition!

    Deadline: December 13

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and current undergraduate women pursuing a STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, math).

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