Grade 8-12 Scholarships
Academic, Non-Collegiate Money for the Middle to HS Set
If you’re a high school or middle school student in grades 8 through 12, there are a few scholarships available that will allow you to take advantage of your excellent grades and drive to succeed.
Scholarship ProgramsThe Dickens Project
Are you an avid reader? If so, pick up some copies of Dickens’ works such as Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol in preparation to apply for a scholarship to attend "The Dickens Universe," an annual conference where students and teachers come together to discuss this master of creative writing. The weeklong event is held during the summer in beautiful Santa Cruz at the University of California.
The Dickens Project High School Student Scholarship Essay Contest invites high school students to submit an essay in contest for a scholarship to attend the annual conference; two winning students will be awarded funds that cover all expenses, except travel, for The Dickens Universe conference. Essay topics change from year to year.National Geographic Geography Bee
Are you a whiz at geography? Why not try to win the National Geographic Geography Bee? Open to students in 8th grade. You could wind up receiving $10,000 or more dollars to be used toward a future post-secondary educational endeavor. One caveat, though - only schools can apply, and there must be at least six applicants from each school to be accepted. So get some friends and a teacher on board and register today!Northwestern University Summer Program
Are you a junior high or high school student in the Evanston, Illinois, area who has achieved solid scores on the ACT or SAT tests? You may be eligible to obtain financial aid to attend the Northwestern University Summer Program.
Eighth and ninth graders with verbal SATs of 470 or more, math SATs of 540 or more, ACT R scores of 22 or above, and ACT M scores of at least 20 are encouraged to apply. Similarly, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders must have verbal SAT scores of 510, math SAT scores of over 540 or greater, ACT R scores of 24 or above, or ACT M scores of 20 or more.
You’ll need to fill out a financial aid application; foster children and those living in subsidized housing projects are encouraged to apply. There are a limited number of underwriting opportunities available.The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange
Want to see Germany and possibly even more of Western Europe? If you are 15-18 years of age, are a junior or senior in high school, and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above, you may be able to win a scholarship to be a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange foreign exchange student. There are 250-280 national scholarships available each year; if you are one of the chosen candidates, your once in a lifetime exchange experience will be fully funded.U.S. Space Camp®/Aviation Challenge®
Do you look at the sky with interest? Wish you could be a part of the space program? Why not try for one of the many U.S. Space Camp®/Aviation Challenge® scholarships offered each year?
This funding will provide tuition, room, and board to attend either Space Camp or the Aviation Challenge program. The cost of transportation to camp, flight suits, and other items are not covered. Partial scholarships are also available. Fill out the application carefully; it’s loaded with questions, and you’ll have to provide plenty of information for this priceless opportunity.NYSDEC Environmental Education Summer Camp
Interested in attending the NYSDEC Environmental Education Summer Camp in NY? Try for their scholarship, and you’ll spend one week learning about the environment and your $250 registration fee will be waived. Please note that travel to and from the camp isn’t included.