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December

DECEMBER

CIVILITY ESSAY CONTEST sponsored by The Honors College at Westminster

Criteria: All current Utah high school students.

Topic - In January 2021, Utah will have its first new governor in 12 years. If you were able to meet for an hour right before they started the job to discuss what you feel is the most important issue facing the state, what advice would you give the new governor and why? (600 words or less)

Amount: $500 - $2,000 cash award - Students do not need to attend Westminster College to receive award.

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2020

Website: https://westminstercollege.edu/academics/honors-college/civility-essay-contest

AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST

Criteria: Grades 7-12. 350-word essay about “The Bill of Rights and me” through a local FRA branch (Ogden in UT).

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Website: https://www.fra.org/essay

 

DELL SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: Seniors. Participate in a program-approved readiness program (GearUp/ AVID etc). Pell eligible. 2.4 GPA or higher, be on track from high school.

Amount: 20,000$, laptop and textbook credits

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Website: https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/

 

NHS SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: High school senior

Amount: $3,200 – 25,000

Deadline: 1 December, 2020

Website: https://www.nhs.us/students/the-nhs-scholarship/

 

REGENTS SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: Seniors who have taken the required classes in grades 9-12, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and have filled out the FAFSA. No ACT requirement this year.

Priority Deadline: Opens November 16, 2020. Priority deadline December 4, 2020. Final deadline February 1, 2021.

Website: https://ushe.edu/state-scholarships-aid/regents-scholarship/regents-future-applicants/

 

HISPANIC HERITAGE YOUTH AWARDS

Criteria: High school senior of Hispanic heritage. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Permanent Resident, DACA, U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen

Deadline: 6 December, 2020

Website: http://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards

 

THE SCIENCE AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: Female High school senior.

Film a three–minute video of yourself explaining a STEM topic.

Amount: Full–tuition scholarship

Deadline: 14 December 2020

Apply: https://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/

 

EQUITABLE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (formerly AXA Achievement Scholarship)

Criteria: High school seniors who demonstrate ambition and self-drive by outstanding achievement in an activity in school, community or workplace.

Amount:$2500 - $25000(plus $1,000 for teacher)

Deadline: Deadline December 15, 2020, but only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. Apply as early as possible!

Website: https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship

 

BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Criteria: High school seniors. Academic achievement, work experience, extracurricular activities /and or community service. General track as well as employee track available.

Amount: $1,000-50,000

Deadline: 15 Dec 2020

Website: https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php

 

GEN AND KELLY TANABE SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: 9th-12th grade

250 word essay on any topic! Feel free to re-use an essay that you wrote in class, for college admission or another scholarship competition.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Dec 31, 2020

Website: http://gkscholarship.com/

 

UNIGO TOP 10 LIST SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: 14 years and older

Submit an online written response to the question:

"Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship." (250 words or less)

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship

 

UNIGO $10K SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: 14 years and older

Submit an online written response to the question:

Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship

 

UTAH JUMP$TART COALITION FINANCIAL LITERACY SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: Seniors. Must be taking or must have completed a general financial literacy course. Must prepare a short video that explains how that course prepared the applicant for paying for college.

Amount:$1250

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Website:https://www.utahjumpstart.org/scholarshipand https://completescholarships.org/

 

FIRE FREE SPEECH ESSAY CONTEST

Criteria: Juniors and Seniors US High Schools. 700 – 900 word essay - In a persuasive letter or essay, convince your peers that free speech is a better idea than censorship.

Amount:$500 -10,000

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Website: https://www.thefire.org/resources/high-school-network/essay-contest/

 

ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS

Criteria: High school seniors, U.S. citizens who are 17 years of age by Sept.1st of the year you plan to enter college. Must apply to a college offering and ROTC program.

Complete details about eligibility, commitment, etc. available on websites below:

 

Navy ROTC

Deadline: December 31st 2020

Website: https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/faq.html

More details: NC1(AW/SW) Varnell, Stephanie K, <stephanie.varnell@navy.mil>

 

Air Force ROTC

Deadline: Jan 14th 2021

Website: https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/high-school/types/

More details: MEGAN A. JORGENSEN, 2d Lt, USAF Admissions Advisor <SLC@afrotcadmissions.com>

 

Army ROTC

Deadline: Feb 2021

Website: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html