6 Scholarships for High School Students: July Round-Up

Take some time to sit and enjoy the quiet solitude of summer — then, use all that reflective mojo to conquer a few scholarship applications! With a few extra hours of time each day, you’ll be well on your way to a full portfolio of completed applications in no time.

Not sure where to start? Check out our latest round-up of scholarships with end of summer/early fall deadlines. Happy brainstorming!

1. The Express VPN Future of Privacy Scholarship

Deadline: 8/31/18

Eligibility: High school, undergraduate, and graduate students. No age or citizenship requirement.

Award: One award of $5000.

Requirements: Write a 300-400 word response to the following prompt: "If you had the combined powers of all the world’s leaders, what would be your 10-year plan to ensure the next generation has the right to privacy?"

2. Mindfulness Matters Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/18

Eligibility: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors (classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021) and college students with a GPA of 2.5 or above. U.S. citizens.

Award: One award of $500.

Requirements: In 250 words or less, explain why mindfulness matters and how meditation can improve your life.

3. Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/18

Eligibility: U.S. and Canadian students between the ages of 16 and 25. Currently attending high school or college. Must have at least one full year of post-secondary study remaining at the time of the award. Minimum GPA 2.5.

Award: 1 award of $500

Requirements: Check the website for detailed instructions regarding structure of the 2 required essays.

  1. Required essay 1: In 500 words or less, choose a city located anywhere in the world that you believe would, from a future employment prospective, benefit your career. Clearly explain how spending time in this city would help you become more marketable to a potential employer(s).
  2. Required essay 2: In 500 words or less, explain why you think you should be granted the Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship.
  3. Must like the Odenza Marketing Facebook page.

4. Gear Up Your Future 2018 Annual Scholarship

Deadline: 10/15/18

Eligibility: U.S students currently enrolled in high school or college in the U.S.

Award: 1 award of $2000 and 1 award of $1000

Requirements: Write a 500-3,000 word response to the following prompt: “How does AI – Artificial Intelligence - support people in studying and improving working efficiency?”

5. KidGuard for Education Scholarship Program

Deadline: 10/31/18

Eligibility: Open to U.S. high school freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Award: Multiple awards of $1000 and $500.

Requirements: Submit a well-supported essay or video submission to one of the following prompts:

  1. How have your family, parents, school, and teachers influenced who you are today? Use personal experiences to support your answer.
  2. How much freedom should parents give their children? Use personal experiences to support your answer.
  3. What are some dangers that youth may face on the internet? Use personal experiences, news articles, or research to support your answer.
  4. What should you do if you or a friend is bullied on the web? Please discuss solutions for both scenarios. Use personal experiences to support your answer.
  5. Discuss ways that youth can use the internet or social media to positively impact their communities. Use personal experiences to support your answer.

6. My Projector Lamps Annual Scholarship

Deadline: 10/31/18

Eligibility: Minimum age of 14, currently attending high school or college in the U.S. Must be a student in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Awards: 1 award of $500


  1. Like the Myprojectorlamps Facebook page
  2. Write a 1-page essay detailing your ideas about the use of multimedia and data visualization in K-12 classrooms. Explore modern teaching methods and propose specific ideas for visual and interactive presentation in K-12 classrooms for improved knowledge retention. 
  3. Include one printed image of the multimedia used in your classroom.

Lastly, remember to apply for the 2018 Summer of Zen Scholarship! Applications are open now and are due August 31, 2018

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