Scholarships for High School Juniors

For most high school students, junior year is a year of big-time transitions, studying, and decisions, because it is generally the time where students start to think about all things college-related. When you are a junior, hopping on this college journey includes things like taking the PSAT (and even the SAT or ACT), researching colleges (maybe even going on some tours), and speaking with your family and guidance counselor about what options might be right for you. 

Since this is the year where you are discussing college (and likely also discussing how to pay for it), leaving scholarships out of the picture would be doing yourself a disservice! It is important to know that it is almost NEVER too early to begin applying for scholarships. There are tons of great opportunities out there for eleventh graders to apply for. Below, we highlight around 35 of the best! 

Scholarships & Details 

1. Tallo $15,000 Scholarship 

Award Amount: $15,000

Scholarship Deadline: Currently open!

2. Scholarship Owl “You Deserve It!” Scholarship 

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: Expires on the 29th of each month

3. Christian Connector $2,500 Scholarship 

Award Amount: $2,500

Scholarship Deadline: May 31

4. Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: Quarterly 

5. Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship 

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: January 31

6. ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship 

Award Amount: $10,000

Scholarship Deadline: Expires every quarter 

7. LeverEdge’s $1,000 No Essay Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: Monthly  

8. Next College Student Athlete No Essay Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: Rolling monthly  

9. CollegExpress $10,000 Scholarship

Award Amount: $10,000

Scholarship Deadline: Continuous 

10. WiseGeek Mental Health Well-Being No-Essay Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Deadline: December 31

11. Niche $2,000 No Essay Scholarship 

Award Amount: $2,000

Scholarship Deadline: Monthly 

12. EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Deadline: February 1  

13. Be Bold No Essay Scholarship 

Award Amount: $10,000

Scholarship Deadline: Monthly

14. E-Waste Scholarship 

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: April 30 

15. Survey Junkie Brand Influencer No Essay Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: Rolling monthly 

16. Direct Textbook Photo Essay Scholarship 

Award Amount: $500 

Scholarship Deadline: Continuous 

17. Be the Boss Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

Scholarship Deadline: March 15

18. Tallo Life Skills Scholarship 

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: Continuous 

19. DoSomething.org Go There Greener Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500

Scholarship Deadline: December 31

20. Distinguished Young Women Scholarship 

Award Amount: Varies 

Scholarship Deadline: Continuous 

21. Cappex Easy Money Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: Continuous  

22. Fountainhead Essay Contest 

Award Amount: $500 - $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: April 29

23. The Fire Free Speech Essay Contest 

Award Amount: $500 - $10,000

Scholarship Deadline: December 31

24. Fire Memes Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: October 1

25. Nitro No-Essay Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: December 31

26. Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Award Amount: $500 - $3,000

Scholarship Deadline: January 15

27. Carson Scholars Program

Award Amount: Varies

Scholarship Deadline: January 15

28. GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $10,000 - renewable for up to 4 years

Scholarship Deadline: January 5

29. Cirkled In’s “No Sweat” Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,500

Scholarship Deadline: December 31

30. National "Don't Wait to Reach Your Potential" Scholarship

Award Amount: $500 - $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: May 5

31. United States Senate Youth Program

Award Amount: $10,000

Scholarship Deadline: Varies by state

32. Live Más Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000 - $25,000

Scholarship Deadline: January 20

33. Gen & Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: December 31

34. Flavor of the Month Scholarship 

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: July 31

35. National High School Poetry Contest

Award Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Deadline: December 31

Quick links:

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