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38 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 38 April scholarships for high school seniors to help you get started. 

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April Scholarships for High School Seniors


  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Award: $2,000

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 2022 session.

Submit: A short online application form.

  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Any high school student with an interest in pursuing photography is encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Submit: A collection of 3-5 images from your photography portfolio + 200 – 400 words about your portfolio.

  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Award: $10,000 – $20,000

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors graduating in 2022 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.

  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Any high school senior or undergraduate student who will be a first-generation college student may apply for this scholarship.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Award: $500 – $1,500

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 two current reference letters that will support your horticulture abilities or interests.

  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Award: $10,000 – $40,000

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.

  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Award: $5,000

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.

  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Award: $10,000

Eligibility: Must be a legal resident of Maine and graduating in spring 2022 from a public high school in Maine.

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

  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Award: $10,000

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.

  • Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Award: $1,500

Eligibility: Open to all high school seniors in the United States who will be attending college in 2022 (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.

  • Deadline: April 5, 2022
  • Award: $1,000

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).

  • Deadline: April 7, 2022
  • Award: $500 – $24,000

Eligibility: 10 separate scholarships available to graduating high school students and those who have completed a GED program. Must be a resident of New Mexico. More specific requirements vary per scholarship.

Submit: Varies.

  • Deadline: April 7, 2022
  • Award: $500 – $40,000

Eligibility: 11 separate scholarships available to graduating high school seniors in the Albuquerque, NM Metro area. More specific requirements vary per scholarship.

Submit: Varies.

  • Deadline: April 8, 2022
  • Award: $3,500

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.

  • Deadline: April 8, 2022
  • Award: $10,000

Eligibility: Any high school senior or undergraduate student in Tennessee who wants to become an engineer may apply for this scholarship.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

  • Deadline: April 14, 2022
  • Award: $12,000

Eligibility: Low-income students in their junior and senior years of high school or in undergraduate school are eligible to apply if they are planning to attend or are currently attending art school.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

  • Deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Award: $10,000

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.

  • Deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Award: up to $20,000

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). 

  • Deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Award: up to $10,000 per year

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 2022 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.

  • Deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Award: up to $10,000 per year

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.

  • Deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Award: up to $10,000 per year

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). 

  • Deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Award: $2,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be a female graduating high school senior who will be enrolled full-time in a 2 or 4 year accredited college/university or an accredited vocational/technical school. Must also be a resident of Illinois, have at least one parent of Italian descent, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Submit: Completed application, 500-word essay, self-photo, official transcripts, two recommendation letters, and SAT or ACT scores.

  • Deadline: April 16, 2022
  • Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Any high school senior who is planning to pursue a career as an art, music, or humanities teacher may apply for this scholarship. 

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

  • Deadline: April 19, 2022
  • Award: $1,200

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors pursuing a degree in the arts who are also interested in making a difference in the mental health of young adults & suicide prevention.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

  • Deadline: April 20, 2022
  • Award: $5,000

Eligibility: Any first-generation, low-income high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student with a background in theater and a major in theater arts may apply for this scholarship.

Submit: 5-10 minute written or video sample of your work in playwriting, acting or directing along with a brief explanation of your sample and interest in this opportunity.

  • Deadline: April 20, 2022
  • Award: $500

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).

  • Deadline: April 28, 2022
  • Award: $500 – $5,000

Eligibility: Open to high school juniors and seniors worldwide. 

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

  • Deadline: April 28, 2022
  • Award: $100 – $2,000

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

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

  • Deadline: April 29, 2022
  • Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or are lawfully living in the United States and at least 13 years of age on the date of their entry.

Submit: Your email address. Selection is based on the quality of students’ MyMozaic profile.

  • Deadline: April 30, 2022
  • Award: $2,000

Eligibility: Must be 13+ and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. or D.C.

Submit: Short form + share your favorite color.

  • Deadline: April 30, 2022
  • Award: $7,000

Eligibility: Must be at last 16 years old, a US resident (excluded Rhode island and Michigan), and either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled within three months of entering, in a qualified high school, college or university.

Submit: N/A

  • Deadline: April 30, 2022
  • Award: $8,000

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

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

  • Deadline: April 30, 2022
  • Award: $2,500

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.

  • Deadline: April 30, 2022
  • Award: $25,000

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

  • Deadline: April 30, 2022
  • Award: $1,000

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. 

  • Deadline: April 30, 2022
  • Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Any female-identifying high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who will be working on an education degree at an accredited university in Spring 2022 may apply for this scholarship.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

  • Deadline: April 30, 2022
  • Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Any female-identifying high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who will be working on an education degree at an accredited university in Spring 2022 may apply for this scholarship.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

  • Deadline: April 30, 2022
  • Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, age 13 or older at the time of entry, and and currently planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school) located in the United States within four years.

Submit: A quick online form (no essay or minimum GPA requirement).

 


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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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