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Top 9 Private Scholarships in US High School

In addition to grants and loans, private scholarships are one of the best ways to help with your college education.

These scholarships are flexible (you will be able to use them at any recognized university you choose to attend) and they do not have any geographic restrictions (so you qualify for them). sign up wherever you are in the US).

The list is divided into lists of scholarship contests, merit-based scholarships and special awards.

1. Democracy Scholarship Contest

Students compete for this award by writing and recording a sound essay on a patriotic theme. The winner of the first place receives a grand prize of $ 30,000 and receives a trip. A total of $ 154,000 in prizes is awarded annually.

This contest is for students in grades 9-12.

The deadline for submitting the application is October 2018.

2. Fountainhead essay contests

Students compete for this award by writing an essay on one of the three themes related to Ayn ​​Rand's Fountainhead Origins. The first winner to receive the grand prize is $ 10,000. A total of $ 43,750 is awarded to students every year.

The competition is open to students in grades 11-12.

The deadline is May 15, 2018.

3. Atlas Shrugged Writing Contest

Students compete for this award by writing an essay on one of three topics related to the map of Ayn Rand Shrugged. The first winner receives $ 10,000. A huge sum of $ 43,750 is awarded annually.

Contest for high school students, undergraduate students and graduate students.

Deadlines are May 15, 2018.


4. Contest of the American Legion High School

Students compete for this award by preparing and presenting a 3-5 minute presentation on some aspects of the US Constitution. The winner of the first place receives the $ 18,000 prize, the second place receives $ 16,000 and the third place receives $ 14,000.

The contest is open to US high school students under the age of 20.

Duration varies by country.

5. The scholarship competition for library students

Students compete for this award by submitting a photo, part of a work of art, or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. The winner receives $ 10,000 and the winner's school receives the $ 1,000 prize.

The contest is open to high school, college and university students.

The deadline for submissions is scheduled for March 2019.

6. Siemens Scholarships, Science, and Technology

Students compete for this award by completing an individual or group research project (2-3 persons). National awards range from $ 25,000 to $ 100,000 and regional awards range from $ 1,000 to $ 6,000.

The contest opened for US high school students.

The deadline for submissions is expected in September 2018.


Scholarship Based on Academic Power

The following scholarships are usually awarded based on your academic performance combined with a number of other factors (usually leadership and community service commitments). The most competitive candidates will be students with high achievement.

7. Coca-Cola Scholar Program

Coca-Cola scholars assess their academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership experience, and community service. This scholarship program is quite large: each year there are 150 awards worth $ 20,000.

This award is for seniors now.

This app will open in August; The deadline for regular submissions is October.

8. Burger King Learning Program

These applicants are rated for their GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. Bonuses of $ 1,000 and up to $ 50,000.

This scholarship is available to seniors in the United States who plan to attend college or vocational / technical education.

Application period from October to December.

9. Ronald McDonald's Charity Scholarships

The eligibility requirements will vary depending on your local Ronald McDonald Charity Program. Some scholarships require standards of ethics. The deadline and bonus amount will vary by location, but some larger national awards may be up to $ 100,000.

These scholarships are available to 12th grade students, but other eligibility requirements may apply based on special scholarships.

The scholarship application is usually open every October.


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