Looking for a few extra scholarships that primarily focus on your academic accomplishments? Our research team has recently rounded up some top opportunities that are still open for 2022. Remember, this is only a selection of the potential scholarships out there that you could take advantage of when working with a counselor.
This list breaks them down by the deadline, the amount awarded, and the entry requirements. They range from highly specific to very broad. Feel free to do your own research as well, or connect with Empowerly to discuss how we help students with this process!
Without further ado, here is the roundup…
|Scholarship||Deadline||Max $ Awarded||Project required?||Notes on Description, Eligibility Criteria|
|Davis-Putter Scholarships||April 1, 2022||$15,000.00||Yes||The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice, and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.|
Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, Service Project
Awarded on partially need-basis
Area of Study:
Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Public Service, Social and Behavioral Sciences
U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Other Visa Status
Activists in the progressive movement – Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.
|Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors Scholarship||June 17, 2022||$1000||Yes||Acceptable essays will be between 700-1,000 words long that answer the question: What value do you appreciate the most in people, and do you see that quality in yourself?|
Tell us your unique story, starting with an introduction about who you are, your background, and what values you appreciate the most.
|“You deserve it” Scholarship Sweepstake||January 29, 2022||$1000||No||Territory: |
You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or US Territories except for Rhode Island.
You must be 16 years of age or older
You must either be enrolled now or will be enrolled within three months of registration in the Scholarship Sweepstakes, in a qualified high school, college, or university within the United States.
|Nitro College Scholarship||January 31, 2022||$5000||No||Complete the Scholarship Survey Questions.|
Answer all three (3) short-answer questions.
Participate in our social media activity.
If applicable, enter who referred the scholarship to you.
Apply when completed.
|Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship (and other scholarships)||January 31, 2022||$2000 (each year, for up to four years)||Yes||The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government.|
|Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship||March 2, 2022||$10000||Yes||Submit original photos, artwork, or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.|
Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University, or Homeschool.
The finalists will again be decided by voting.
|AFSA $20,000 High School Scholarship Contest||April 1, 2022||$2000||Yes||The applicant is to read an essay on the Website, fill out registration information, and take a ten-question multiple-choice open book test.|
For each question answered correctly, the applicant receives one entry into the drawing for a $2,000 scholarship.
|Staver Law Group National Scholarship||May 1, 2022||$5000||Yes||Applicants must submit a typed essay of 300-500 words exploring how personal injury lawyers play a role in the contest safety initiatives by helping those injured, and how you as an individual can promote personal and community safety into your everyday life.|
|AEL Collegiate Essay Contest||December 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022||$2500||Yes||Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to facilitate an annual essay contest for US college students. Americanism Educational Leaders, which supports this scholarship, strive to provide students with opportunities to discover, understand, and appreciate some aspect of the American experience. Must be a current undergraduate college or university student. Incoming first-year students are eligible to apply.|
Cameron Impact Scholarship
|TBA (last deadline September 20, 2021)||Full tuition||No||The Bryan Cameron Education Foundation awards four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarships to exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. |
The Foundation will allocate approximately 25%, or a quarter of the scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in education, nonprofits, government, and/or military and have a stated professional goal of public service.
Applicants must have maintained a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies.
|National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships||January 31, 2022||Varies||Yes||Each year the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of higher education in diverse areas of study including history, economics, law, political science, medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, elementary and secondary education, chemistry, math, science, and English.|
|Doodle 4 Google||February 26,||To enter must create a “doodle”. Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form.|
|Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes||April 15, 2022||$1000-3000||No||The Barron Prize honors young people in the U.S. and Canada ages 8 to 18 who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people or the planet. The award celebrates 25 young heroes each year, with 15 top winners each receiving $10,000 to support their service work or higher education.|
|Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest||April 28, 2022||$5000||Yes||Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for thirty years. This year we will award over 500 prizes totaling more than $90,000.|
|Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity||May 3, 2022||$1,000 – $5000, renewable each year for a total of up to $20,000||Yes||The Milton Fisher Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship open to exceptionally Innovative and Creative high school juniors and seniors, and first-time college freshmen. You should apply for this scholarship if you are a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way or a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community, or family. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.|
Ethel Hayes Destigmatization of Mental Health Scholarship
|June 14, 2022||$5,450|
(Can go up as donations go up)
|Yes||Despite living in the most prosperous period of history, millions of people are struggling.|
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and it’s the second leading cause of death for college-age youth. Suicide often stems from past mental trauma and depression caused by bullying, mistreatment, and other challenging events.
Nearly 50 years ago, my mom, Ethel Hayes took her own life. A kind and courageous woman, she struggled to cope with the difficult realities of her inner and outer world.
In the aftermath of her passing, I struggled to cope with the loss. Outside of the tragedy of losing my mom, I faced the reality that mental health was not well understood or openly discussed in the Black community. So I suppressed my feelings, an approach that caused many challenges for me later in life.
To help the millions of people and their loved ones who are suffering, we need to start by bringing the darkness to light. In doing so, it will slowly fade.
In honor of my wonderful mother, the Ethel Hayes Destigmatization of Mental Health Scholarship exists to support more open and honest dialogue about the millions of people who are struggling with mental health and those people who have loved ones who are struggling with mental health.
The scholarship is open to all students who have had challenges with mental health or who have had loved ones who have struggled with mental health.
To apply for the scholarship, you will be asked to write a short essay about how your journey with mental health has impacted your beliefs, relationships, and aspirations.
|Duck Brand Duct Tape “Stuck at Prom” Scholarship Contest||July 21, 2022||$10000||Yes||The contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada. Must be 14 years or older. The Grand Prize winners will each receive a $10000 scholarship, the second-place students will each receive $5000, and third place winners will each receive $3000. The remaining seven “runner-up” couples will each receive a $1000 prize. Additionally, the Singles Category winner will receive a $1000 prize.|
|2021 Mortar Group College Scholarship||September 1, 2022||$10000||Yes||The scholarship will be available to graduating high school students of all ethnic backgrounds who are First-Generation American or Immigrant students who are enrolling full-time in a four-year undergraduate college program that commences in the fall. We encourage you to share this with anyone you know who would be interested in the scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to directly reduce the indebtedness of a few students and to promote the continued growth of immigrant families in the United States. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.|
|OppU Achievers Program||Mar 31, 2022|
Jun 30, 2022
|$2500||Yes||Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. |
To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must:
Be enrolled full-time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.
|HeadsetPlus website||December 31, 2021||$1000||Yes||HeadsetPlus.com, an online retailer for headsets, would like to help an ambitious college student toward his/her college expenses with a $1000 scholarship. The contest requires you to create a short YouTube video about yourself, your past achievements and how you can help shape the world around you, why college education is important, and tell us what motivates you? Give us examples of what you have achieved in school and outside of school.|
High school seniors entering college, current college students, or graduate school
Students must have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA
Applicant must be at least 16 years of age
Applicants must be legal residents or citizens of the United States.
|A&F Business Consultants||June 12, 2022||$1000||Yes||To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at email@example.com.|
Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
Thanks for reading! We hope this merit scholarship roundup has given you some ideas and a place to start your search. Remember, we are here to help.