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26 December Scholarships for High School Seniors

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Winter scholarships for graduating senior high school students

Are you a senior in high school looking for a way to pay for college? This post may help!

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Finding a way to pay for college can be exhausting and time-consuming. Between preparing to begin your college experience, finishing up with high school, and possibly working, finding the time to look for scholarships can feel nearly impossible.

That’s why:

I’ve compiled this list of December scholarships for high school seniors to make your workload a bit easier.

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December Scholarships for High School Seniors


Americanism Essay Contest

  • Award: $500 – $1,500
  • Deadline: Dec. 1st

Eligibility: Open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are homeschooled.

Submit: 350 words or less essay on “why I’m proud to be an American.”

Nitro Pay For College No-Essay Scholarship

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 1st

Eligibility: Open to all students at any education level. The scholarship will be awarded to applicants who get the most out of the Nitro platform.

Submit: N/A

Dell Scholars Program

  • Award: $20,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 1st

Eligibility: Must participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12 and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the fall directly following high school graduation. Must also have a 2.4 GPA or higher.

Submit: Online application.

Barbara Lotze Scholarship

  • Award: up to $3,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 1st

Eligibility: Applicant must be an undergraduate student enrolled in a college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment. Must be pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools.

Submit: Online application.

Marketing Millennials No-Essay Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 1st

Eligibility: Students at any education level are eligible to apply.

Submit: N/A

CT Chimney Repair Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: Dec. 1st

Eligibility: Offered to students in the United States who are considering a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, or other skilled trades.

Submit: 1000+ word essay focusing on your career goals.

Dog Owner Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 1st

Eligibility: Students at any education level are eligible to apply. Students must either previously have or currently have a dog.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay responding to the prompt.

Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: Dec. 1st

Eligibility: Any current, full-time students of an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college is welcome to apply.

Submit: 1000+ word essay focusing on your career goals.

AvaLaunch Media Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 1st

Eligibility: Any current, full-time student of an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college is welcome to apply. There is no age or specific major requirement.

Submit: 500 word or less essay, or a 2 minute video over the topic.

Homelight Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 1st

Eligibility: Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college who will be attending an accredited university or college in Spring 2023 is eligible to apply. Eligible areas of study include: interior design, architecture, construction, urban planning, real estate, business, social work, criminal justice, psychology, economics, and sociology.

Submit: Online application, 100-300 word responses to 3 separate prompts.

Innovation Scholarship Contest

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 1st

Eligibility: Open to high school juniors and seniors, as well as students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college, university or technical school in Texas.

Submit: Creative entry in any format (video, poem, infographic, essay, piece of art, or song), 300 word teacher nomination, photo of yourself, and short online form.

National Space Club & Foundation Keynote Scholarship

  • Award: $15,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 3rd

Eligibility: Open to seniors in high school through graduate students who are U.S. citizens. Must plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.

Submit: Online application.

Avacare Medical Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 15th

Eligibility: Must be a high school senior or enrolled in a U.S. college/university pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, health law, etc. 3.0 GPA or higher.

Submit: 350 words or less essay OR 1.5 minute video OR image with short description.

Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 15th

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and enrolled students at a U.S. college/university that are citizens of the United States or in possession of an Alien Registration Card with a min. GPA of 3.0. Must be pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc.

Submit: 500 word essay or an image with a short description on what inspired you to pursue a degree in the field of medicine and transcripts.

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape Big Picture Scholarship

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 15th

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to all students who have a deep curiosity in studying the universe for its own sake.

Submit: 400 – 1500 word essay.

EmPowered Women Scholarship

  • Award: $750
  • Deadline: Dec. 15th

Eligibility: Any female high school senior or undergraduate who is a BIPOC first-generation college student, has non-profit or volunteering experience, and is pursuing accounting or finance may apply for this scholarship.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

MyMozaic Monthly Scholarship Contest

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 29th

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.

Cappex Easy Money Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 31st

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).

“Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

  • Award: $25,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 31st

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

Submit: N/A

“Because College is Expensive” Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: Dec. 31st

Eligibility: Open to high school juniors & seniors, adults looking to head back to school, current college students and anyone else looking to attend college or graduate school.

Submit: Short online application.

No Essay Smart Owl Scholarship

  • Award: $2,222
  • Deadline: Dec. 31st

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: Short online application.

C.I.P. (College Is Power) Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 31st

Eligibility: Applicants must be 17 years or older and plans to start a program of higher education within the next 12 months or be currently enrolled in a program of higher education.

Submit: Short online form and 150 words or less statement.

HeadsetPlus.com College Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 31st

Eligibility: Must be at least 16 years old and a high school senior entering college, current college or graduate school student. 3.0 minimum GPA.

Submit: 5 minutes or less Youtube video, proof of acceptance/enrollment, and transcript.

Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 31st

Eligibility: Open to high school, college, and graduate school students of all years. Must be currently enrolled full time (in high school or at an accredited university) or planning on enrolling within 24 months.

Submit: Short online form.

Unigo $10K Scholarship

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: Dec. 31st

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 14 years old and reside in the U.S or the District of Columbia.

Submit: 250 words or less statement.

Top Ten List Scholarship

  • Award: $1,500
  • Deadline: Dec. 31st

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 14 years old and reside in the U.S or the District of Columbia.

Submit: 250 words or less statement.

 


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Conclusions on scholarships for senior high school students

So those are the scholarship opportunities ending in December that high school seniors are eligible to apply for right now.

I hope you found at least one that fit your needs and good luck with your scholarship journey!

 

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