37 April Scholarships for High School Seniors

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Spring deadline scholarships for senior year high school students

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As acceptance letters arrive and the reality of graduating high school really sinks in, many high school seniors have college on the brain. More specifically – how to pay for college. 

And if you want to avoid debt, free money from scholarships and grants are the way to go. Luckily it’s a great month to send some applications.

Down below are 37 April scholarships for high school seniors to help you get started. 

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April Scholarships for High School Seniors


AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest

Deadline: April 1, 2021Award Amount: $2,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors who are citizens or aliens legally residing in the USA. Must be planning to enroll in classes beginning no later than Fall 2021 session.

Submit: A short online application form.

Peters Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 1, 2021Award Amount: $10,000 – $20,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors graduating in 2021 and pursuing studies in the field of environment, conservation and forestry at any accredited college or studies in primary or secondary education at a Christian college.

Submit: A short application, transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), ACT or SAT scores, and one writing sample.

Oregon Nurseries Foundation (ONF) Scholarships

Deadline: April 1, 2021Award Amount: $500 – $1,500GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to students preparing for a career in ornamental horticulture and related fields. Preference is generally given to residents of Oregon in select counties, but not required. 20 different awards available with varying requirements. Applicants may be awarded more than one scholarship.

Submit: Online application, cover letter, transcripts, resume, and two current reference letters that will support your horticulture abilities or interests.

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2021Award Amount: up to $40,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen; High school senior with a 2.5 or above GPA OR a freshman or a sophomore undergraduate student with a 2.5 or above GPA; current or planned 4-year degree enrollment in the following majors: Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics.

Submit: Online application, current transcripts, copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information section of the application, and one online recommendation.

Nikhil Desai Asian-American Experience Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2021Award Amount: $1,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: All Asian-American (including Middle Eastern) students who are juniors in high school or older are eligible to apply. First-generation applicants will be preferred.

Submit: 500-1000 word essay on your experience growing up as an Asian-American.

Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2021Award Amount: $5,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to students in Maine entering 1st year of post-secondary education. Must intend to enroll or be enrolled in a two or four-year degree-granting college or university.

Submit: Online application, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a personal essay of 300 words or more.

The Mitchell Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2021Award Amount: $10,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be a legal resident of Maine and graduating in spring 2021 from a public high school in Maine.

Submit: Online application, transcripts, letter of recommendation, and completed SAR or FAFSA.

V&E Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2021Award Amount: $10,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and surrounding areas. Must be a member of a racial/ethnic group that has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession and/or identify as a member of the LGBTQ community; have a strong high school record; demonstrate an interest in working in a law firm setting; in the top 20% of their class; and ave a minimum of 1100 SAT combined score or a minimum of 22 ACT score.

Submit: Online application, resume, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, copies of financial aid applications, and 500-1000 word personal statement.

School Spirit Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2021Award Amount: $1,000 – $3,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to all high school seniors in the United States who will be attending college in 2021 (community college or a 4-year university).

Submit: Online application and 300-500 word essay on how you demonstrate school spirit, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Galactic Fed Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2021Award Amount: $500GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to current/aspiring entrepreneurs in high school or college in the United States. 

Submit: N/A

Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 1, 2021Award Amount: $10,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be a graduating senior from an Albuquerque metro high school; minimum GPA 3.8; and will attend a college or university full time. Emphasis on strong math and/science credentials.

Submit: Online application, two to three references, and personal statement on career goals in the field of math or science. 

Employment BOOST College Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2021Award Amount: $1,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school students who have been accepted to college and students who are currently enrolled in a college or university. Must have min. GPA of 3.6.

Submit: Completed application, one letter of recommendation, current transcripts, and 500-1000 word essay.

$1,000 Dreams Fund

Deadline: April 2, 2021Award Amount: $1,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: All women enrolled in a U.S. based institution – high school, college, university, graduate school, etc. – are able to apply regardless of citizenship. You must show proof of current enrollment in a United States based school.

Submit: Online application, two letters of recommendation, demonstration of financial need, and an essay explaining how the grant would be used.

Prime Mailboxes Women in STEM Scholarship

Deadline: April 5, 2021Award Amount: $800GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to female high school students and undergraduates who plan to or are already taking courses toward a STEM degree.

Submit: 200-750 word essay on why you’re passionate about STEM.

William Vatavuk Scholarship

Deadline: April 5, 2021Award Amount: $1,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors in North Carolina planning to attend a 4 year or 2 year college or university with a minimum B average for at least the past two semesters.

Submit: Completed application, one letter of recommendation, transcripts, and 3 essays (400-600 words each).

CollegeXpress No-Essay Scholarship

Deadline: April 6, 2021Award Amount: $1,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school students.

Submit: N/A

Joshua L. Anderson Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 9, 2021Award Amount: $3,500GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to any high school baseball or softball player who will be or has graduated from a Northern Nevada high school and plans on attending college is eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Submit: Completed application (online or by mail), one letter of recommendation, transcripts, self-photo, and 500 word personal statement.

Taylor Price Financial Literacy for the Future Scholarship

Deadline: April 14, 2021Award Amount: $900GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school students and undergraduates who plan to study personal finance

Submit: 500-100 word essay on how you’ve overcome a traumatic event in your life.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Deadline: April 15, 2021 (5:00 pm MT)Award Amount: $10,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to students between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19) that are permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S.A. or Canada. Must be currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months.

Submit: Online application, three letters of recommendation, project summary (250 words max), project essay (1500 word max), and a self-photo.

Gus Archie Scholarship Program (SPE Foundation)

Deadline: April 15, 2021Award Amount: up to $20,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to first-year petroleum engineering students. Recipients are typically in the top 3% in both class ranking and standardized test scores. Must be enrolled by 1 January following the application year.

Submit: Online application, one letter of recommendation, and documentation for entry exams (if applicable). 

Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2021Award Amount: up to $10,000 per yearGO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors (homeschooled students are eligible, as well). Must be a continuous resident of the state of Oklahoma for the past six (6) years; have a minimum ACT score of 25 for those planning to attend a 4-year college OR minimum ACT score of 17 for those planning to attend Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee. 

Must be entering an accredited Oklahoma College, University or Technical school from the list on the application page on a full-time basis for the first time in the Fall of 2021 in pursuit of a 4 year undergraduate degree from the College OR an appropriate degree from a Technical school such as Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.

Submit: Online application. The finalist will be required to provide additional information such as a letter of recommendation, a more in depth 500 word count essay, and a transcript.

Scott & Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2021Award Amount: up to $10,000 per yearGO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors with a childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes who have successfully managed diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet. Must have a min. GPA of 3.0 and a commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team.

Submit: Online application and 250 word statement.

COVID-19 Perspective Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2021Award Amount: $500 – $1,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to all high school seniors in North Carolina.

Submit: 250-750 word essay on how you think society will change in regards to any area of life.

Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2021Award Amount: $500GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to graduating high school students who are SkillsUSA (a career and technical student organization) members. 

Submit: Online application, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, recent photo, and a personal statement (word count not specified). 

Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships

Deadline: April 16, 2021Award Amount: $2,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program. Must have a minimum 3.4 GPA.

Must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by Porch.

Submit: An extremely short online application form.

Incarceration Impact Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2021Award Amount: $1,000+GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to Black or Latinx high school students and undergraduates from low-income households with an incarcerated parent or legal guardian.

Submit: 200-800 word essay on how incarceration has impacted your life.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

Deadline: April 20, 2021Award Amount: $500GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to any high school or college student within the U.S. or Canada with a cumulative GPA of 3.0+.

Submit: Online application, letter of recommendation, self-photo, and an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation (no min or max word/page count).

The Fountainhead Essay Contest

Deadline: April 29, 2021Award Amount: $500 – $5,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school juniors and seniors worldwide. 

Submit: 800-1600 word, doubled-spaced essay (three topics to choose from).

Anthem Essay Contest

Deadline: April 29, 2021Award Amount: $100 – $2,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to students in 8th – 12th grade worldwide. 

Submit: 600-1200 word, doubled-spaced essay (three topics to choose from).

Sander Jennings Spread the Love Scholarship

Deadline: April 29, 2021Award Amount: $1,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: High school and undergraduate students in any field of study are eligible to apply.

Submit: 250-500 word essay on self-love.

Think for Yourself Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2021Award Amount: $8,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to U.S. high school students.

Submit: Online application and a 500-800 word essay (9 prompts to choose from).

E-waste Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2021Award Amount: $1,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home-schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit.

Submit: Short online application form and a 140-character statement about e-waste. 

“Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2021Award Amount: $25,000+GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to students at any education level. Students at any education level, school, and field of study will be considered. No GPA requirement.

Submit: N/A

Old School Labs Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2021Award Amount: $1,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicant must be a current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. who will graduate during the current academic school year.

Submit: Video response (5 min. max) to two questions relating to health and fitness. 

Nitro College Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2021Award Amount: $2,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, age 17 or older at the time of entry. Must be one of the following; high school senior, current college student, parent of a high school or college student, a student or a parent whose child has graduated from an accredited undergraduate school and who is currently paying back a student or parent loan for his/her/child’s educational expenses for such school.

Submit: A short online application form.

1st Financial Bank USA (1FBUSA) Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2021Award Amount: $2,000GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to United States residents 18 or older who are planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a college degree program.

Submit: Short online entry form and 500 personal statement.

Brainly Power of Parents Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2021Award Amount: $2,500GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to current high school students. Must be at least 14 years of age, legally reside in the U.S. at the time of the application, have home-learning experience, and intend to be enrolled as a full-time student or take online classes at an accredited undergraduate U.S. college or university within the next 4 years.

Submit: Online application and 300-400 word essay.

 


Conclusions on high school scholarships due in April

So that wraps up this list of scholarships that high school seniors can apply for this month. Remember – winning is a numbers game, so apply, apply, apply!

 

 

 

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