Seniors, juniors, and even underclassmen, don’t ever forget about the money you can win through scholarships! There’s honestly a scholarship for almost anything. You can apply for scholarships through essay, photo, and video contests and more, so there’s bound to be a scholarship with a good amount of money that appeals to your creativity. Here’s a few scholarships we’d like to highlight; you can find more on the GGHS scholarship webpage.
2017 Chen Foundation Scholarship Program
Seniors, you can win a $2,000 renewable scholarship if you plan to attend a California State University or a California Community College. Requirements include having an unweighted GPA of 3.0+ and a low household income; the rest can be found on http://www.apcf.org/2017-chen-foundation-scholarship-program/. Submit your application by March 29th.
2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest
Win up to $2000 in cash through this essay and video contest (you can apply to either). Respond to the prompt: “Consider and describe the relevance of the Japanese internment today as our nation combats terrorism.” U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Central District of California is also hosting a local contest for this, where 1st place prize is $1000. See all contest details and requirements on www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest. Submit your entry by April 16th.
The Fountainhead Essay Contest
Write an essay responding to Ayn Rand’s novel, The Fountainhead, based on one of three topics. This is open to juniors and seniors. Cash prizes range from 175 semifinalists who will win $50, to one grand prize winner of $10000. Find all the details on https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests. Submit your essay by April 26th.
The MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship
Write a 400-word essay responding to one of the following prompts: “Why do you deserve to win this scholarship?”; “What is your academic or career goal?”; “Describe what is most important to you and why.” You may also choose to write about any topic of your choice. You must be 16 years old or older to apply, and the award must be used for education-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Apply on http://www.moolahspot.com/scholarship/ by April 30th.
$5,000 Visionary Scholarship by American Scholarship Foundation
This essay scholarship is available for all high school students. Write an essay about why college is important to you, and you could win $1000, or the grand prize of $5000. Scholarship info and previous winning essays can be found on http://americancollegefoundation.org. Submit your essay by May 1st.