Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Applicant must be a 12th grade, undergraduate, or graduate-level student.

Applicants must read Atlas Shrugged and write an 800 to 1,600-word essay
on one of three assigned topics available on;
applicants may submit the essay online or by mail. The top prize is up to $10,000.

More information and directions for entry can be found here.

Application Deadline: November 6, 2023.

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 25th year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Community Service, Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Business, Green Sustainability, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Public Service & Social Justice, and Technology.
  • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2024
  • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2024-2025
  • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
  • If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory
The application can be found here.
Application deadline: November 13, 2023

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2024.
  • Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2024.
  • GPA – Earn a minimum, cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Demonstrate Unmet Financial Need – We will consider applicants with a maximum annual gross income of $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new  College Scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $40,000.  During the selection process, the Foundation will conduct a full financial review which will take into account all income and assets of the student and the student’s parents.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • The opportunity to graduate with as little debt as possible. The award, which is last dollar funding after all institutional aid, can provide as much as $55,000 per year to pursue a bachelor’s degree at any accredited undergraduate institution
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience
More information and the scholarship application can be found here.
Application Deadline is November 16, 2023.

National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholarship

Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking.

In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $15,000.
This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields.

Conditions of Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
  • The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students.
  • The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in
    the STEM fields and 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.
  • The applicant can only use the $15,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner.
More information and the scholarship application can be found here.
Application Deadine: December 4, 2023 by 8:59 PM.

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship
You can receive a scholarship of up to $40,000 (up to $10,000/year) towards an undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science and an offer to complete a summer internship at Amazon!

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Be a high school senior in the U.S. who is currently enrolled in or who has completed a high school or college dual degree
    course where computer science, engineering, or robotics is the subject. Students who have not taken this course can opt-in to take an assessment offered by Amazon.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US. Example: Employment Authorization Document holder, Permanent Resident, or US Citizen.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, mechanical
    engineering, electrical engineering, robotics, or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college with the intent to transfer to a 4-year college.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
More information and the link to the application can be found here.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2023 at 1:00 PM.

GE-Reagan Scholarship
This opportunity welcomes high school seniors across the country who embody the values of leadership, perseverance, integrity, and citizenship to apply. As a recipient, they could secure a $10,000 renewable scholarship, accumulating up to a total of $40,000!

  • Demonstrate the attributes of leadership, integrity, drive, and citizenship within their communities, schools, and workplaces
  • Display strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent)
  • Be citizens of the United States of America
  • Be current high school seniors attending high school within the
    United States, (including any U.S. territories or commonwealths), and
    graduating in winter 2023 or spring 2024.
  • Plan to enroll in a full‑time undergraduate course of study at an
    accredited four‑year college or university in the United States for the
    entire 2024-2025 academic school year
Application Deadline: January 4, 2024

For more information, including details on how to apply, follow this link.

McDonald's HACER National Scholarship
The McDonald's HACER® National Scholarship Program offers scholarships for up to 30 outstanding Hispanic students from all over the country, and continues to provide educational opportunities to help narrow the gap that exists for Hispanic college-bound students, further reinforcing McDonald’s long-standing commitment to feeding and fostering the diverse communities it serves.

There are three tiers of funds, aimed to help recipients finance their college tuition. Tier 1 recipients are awarded up to $100,000. Tier 2 recipients receive $20,000 or $10,000 and Tier 3 recipients receive $5,000. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement, personal statement and financial need.

  • You’re a high school senior
  • Must be a legal U.S. Resident, U.S. Citizen or a DREAMER/DACA recipient
  • You’re under 21 years old
  • You carry a minimum 2.8 GPA
  • You’re eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school with a full-time course of study
  • You’ll disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for
  • You’ll enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools)
  • You have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage
No essay is needed. The only other requirements are these documents:
  • Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation to be submitted online
  • List of community service projects
  • FAFSA report and/or 1040s
The scholarship recipients are selected based on:
  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Community involvement
  • Personal statement
  • Personal qualities and strengths as portrayed in a personal interview, either in-person or by phone
Winners are selected by June. (Check for emails by April to find out if you are a semi-finalist.)

Application deadline: February 13, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

More Information and a link to the application can be found here.

Washington Apple Education Foundation Universal Scholarship
Current high school seniors and college students raised in families with direct ties to Washington’s tree fruit industry are eligible to apply. The Washington tree fruit industry includes apple, cherry, or pear orchards, warehouses, and affiliated businesses. Additionally, students with a desire to pursue a degree to work for Washington’s tree fruit industry after graduation may also qualify. If the applicant does not have existing ties to the tree fruit industry, the applicant must want to pursue a degree and career aligned with work in the tree fruit industry to qualify. Individual scholarships may have more specific qualifications. Please see the Award Descriptions below for more information.

This scholarship application is for consideration for funding for the 2024-25 school year. This one application applies to many scholarships as you will see in the Scholarship Descriptions below. Awards can be used at community colleges and universities to pursue an undergraduate degree. Students meeting the Universal Application criteria are invited to use this application link to apply.
2023-24-Scholarship Descriptions.pdf
Scholarship Tips.pdf
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Washington Apple Education Foundation Vocational Scholarship
Student must be a Washington state high school senior or current college student. Student does not have to have preexisting ties to the tree fruit industry but their path of study should align with potential work in the tree fruit industry. Vocational programs include refrigeration, electrical, IT, computer applications, HVAC, machine technology, and others. A full list of eligible programs can be found on the application. Individual scholarships may have more specific qualifications. Please see the Award Descriptions below for more

This scholarship application is for consideration for funding for the 2024-25 school year. This is one application for many scholarships as you will see in the Award Descriptions below. Student must be pursuing a vocational degree or certificate at an accredited trade, technical, or community college. Students meeting the Vocational/Technical Application criteria are invited to use this application link to apply.
2023-24 Scholarship Descriptions.pdf
Scholarship Tips.pdf

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship
The Kelly Foundation of Washington is offering $2,500 awards for its scholarship program, the Ewing C.Kelly Scholarship. This award is named in honor of Ewing C. Kelly, a longtime radio and television broadcaster.

The Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship is designed to reward students who demonstrate good citizenship while striving to attain their academic goals. Applicants will be judged on their academic merit, extra-curricular achievements--both scholastically and in their community--and financial need.

A fillable application is linked below (you will need to download it as a PDF for the fillable format). PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY! Incomplete applications will be rejected.
Applications are submitted by mail and must be postmarked by March 8, 2024. Winners will be notified in April.


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