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Teen Services: Scholarships

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  • Brown Hudner Navy Scholarship Foundation 
    • Applicants must be the child of a Navy Sailor (active duty, veteran, wounded or deceased) and plan to major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or health science discipline
  • Burger King Scholars Program
    • All high school seniors, regardless of whether or not they or their parent/guardian is employed at Burger King are also eligible to apply
  • Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship
    • Applicants must be of at least 25% Italian heritage
  • Equitable Excellence Scholarship 
    • Applicants must be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year 
  • Heisman High School Scholarship 
    • Applicants must participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association
  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation 
    • Applicants must be a child or step-child of one an active duty, Reserve, or veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps 
  • PB & J Scholarship  
    • Intended applicants are those students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed
  • Ron Brown Scholarship 
    • Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship must be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents, and a current high school senior at the time of application  
  • The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship 
    • Applicants must be currently enrolled high school/home-schooled students attending school in one of the 50 U.S. states who will graduate high school during the 2023-2024 academic school year
  • The Cooke College Undergraduate Scholarship Program 
    • Applicants must be high-achieving high school seniors with financial need 
  • The Hagan Scholarship 
    • Applicants must a high-achieving goal-driven student in need of financial assistance in order to attend college who attends a traditional public high school located in the U.S.

Websites worth taking a look at for additional scholarship opportunities









  • The earlier you start, the better  Many scholarship programs have deadlines in the fall or early January and February. Don’t wait until you get accepted to a college to apply for college scholarships. Get a head start and begin your college scholarship search process early!

  • Participation is key!                      ​​​​​    One of the best ways to stand out amongst other scholarship applicants is through your participation in activities beyond the classroom. Scholarship committees are looking for well-rounded students who are involved in several meaningful activities i.e. sports, student government, community service. Leadership roles in these activities are also a reflection of one’s worthiness of a scholarship, especially if it is competitive!

  • Don’t limit your number of scholarship applications               Only applying to the few scholarships, especially large ones, is not enough. Continue to place multiple scholarship applications while their application window is still open. Consider applying for smaller, more local scholarships that are selected from a smaller pool of applicants. The scholarship application cycle can be long and waiting to see if you’ve won may result in missing out on other scholarship opportunities. The more scholarship applications that you place, the greater chance you have of receiving one.

  • Perfect your scholarship essays    The essays that you submit to be considered for a scholarship should reflect more than just your student résumé or transcript. Make sure to highlight your extracurricular activities and reveal how these activities have positively impacted your life or someone else’s. The more details you include, the more compelling of an essay you will submit.