Year Round Scholarships
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
This scholarship is for students planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is 12 months or less at a community college or private career school. Applicants must be the child of active duty, reserve, or veteran of US Marine. Please see the link for more eligibility information. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and an annual family adjusted gross income no greater than $106,000.
Scholarships by Deadline
AES Engineering Scholarship - Due October 5, 2020
For high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. Students are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible for this scholarship. Must submit the following essay of between 500 and 1000 words: "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Award: $500.
The Horatio Alger Scholarship - Due October 25, 2020
For high school senior students who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity, and who aspire to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Must demonstrate critical financial need. Award: $10,000.
National Rice Month Scholarship Contest - Due October 31, 2020
High school graduating students from rice-growing states such as Arkansas are eligible to apply. Make an original video about U.S., National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to you, your state, or the world in general. The grand-prize winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship.
NHS Scholarship - Due December 1, 2020
High school seniors who are active NHS members must create a student account before they can apply. MHHS students please email Mrs. Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify that you are NHS members of MHHS after you create your account.
The United States Senate Youth Program - Due December 4, 2020
Two high school junior or senior students interested in pursuing careers in public service will be chosen from each state. The 2021 program will be held in an online format. Delegates are selected based on outstanding ability and demonstrated qualities of leadership. Students must hold an elective office in a student government, civic, or educational organization sponsored by the student's school. If selected, the student must attend the entirety of the online program in order to receive the $10,000 scholarship.
National School Plant Management Association Scholarship - Due December 15, 2020
This scholarship is for students who are pursuing a Technical/ Trade Certification, an Associate or Bachelor of Facilities/Engineering degree. Any graduating high school senior, college freshman, sophomore, or junior is eligible to apply. The scholarships range from $500 to $1,500. Selection criteria: financial need, academic achievement, co-curricular participation, community service, and essay response. The essay prompt is: ‘How a clean, well maintained, and safe school environment makes a difference in a student’s education?
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fames - Due December 31, 2020
Nine $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to 4 male and 5 female student-athlete high school seniors, who will be enrolling in Arkansas colleges in the fall of 2021. These scholarships will be based on an essay stating how sports have positively impacted your life. The winners of these scholarships will be presented at the ASHOF’s annual Induction Banquet, which will be held on April 9, 2021 in Little Rock.
PB & J Scholarship - Priority deadline December 31, 2020
Open to high school senior students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically. Transcript and 1 letter of recommendation are required (2 letters are preferred). Second deadline: May 31, 2021
Arkansas Chamber Singers Music/Vocal Scholarship - Due January 1, 2021
Available for Arkansan graduating seniors planning on majoring in Voice or Music. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in the choral music program at the high school. An audition and interview will be held on January 24, 2021 in Little Rock. The first place is $1,000 and the second place is $500. Application.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - Due January 5, 2021
Numerous high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, integrity, drive, and citizenship are selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years. To qualify, the student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree.
Thea’s Visual Arts Scholarship Competition - Due January 8, 2021
Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 are awarded to high school seniors from Arkansas. This year's theme is "What it means to be me." Entries will be judged on: artist statement, interpretation of theme, originality, and design. Please check the link above for categories.
Hope for Healing Scholarship - Due January 15, 2021
Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree program in mental/behavioral health, nursing, or addiction medicine. Undergraduate scholarship applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last completed academic year at a four-year institution, or if no college has been completed yet, a 3.5 high school GPA.
Thea’s Performing Arts Scholarship Competition - Due January 15, 2021
Ten scholarships are awarded to Arkansas high school seniors in the categories of dance, drama, and vocal performance. The video should not exceed 2 minutes in length.
Coolidge Scholarship - Due January 20, 2021
Only for junior students planning to enroll at any college or university in the United States in fall 2022. The award covers tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years. The selection criteria is: academic excellence; interest in public policy and appreciation for Coolidge values; and humility and service.
Thea's Creative Writing Scholarship Competition - Due January 22, 2021
Open to Arkansas high school and home schooled seniors. The style is fictional short story, prose, or poetry. This year the theme is "What it means to be me." Maximum 1,000 words.
Samsung American Legion Scholarship - This scholarship has been suspended for this year.
Elks National Foundation Legacy Award Competition - Due February 5, 2021
This Scholarship will be awarded to the child, grandchild, stepchild, step grandchild or legal ward of a living Elk member who joined the order on or before April 1, 2018. The applicant must be a high school senior. SAT and ACT scores do not need to be submitted this year. The winners will be awarded $4,000 ($1,000 per year for four years). If selected, students will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years the student receives the scholarship.
Thea’s Film Scholarship Competition - Due February 5, 2021
Four scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are available for each of the following categories: Screenwriting, Directing, Cinematography, and Editing. Scholarships will be awarded to the student's institution of choice, regardless of planned major, GPA or test scores. Must be graduating seniors of 2021.This year's theme is "What it means to be me" and is open to interpretation by the artist.
Thea's Slam Poetry Competition - Due February 19, 2021
This competition is only for high school seniors. Each poem must be original and must be memorized; three poems are required. The theme is “What it means to be me.” The competition will be online.
Thea's Fashion Design Scholarship Competition - Due February 26, 2021
This competition is open to Arkansas high school and home schooled seniors. Students will have to describe in a written essay of 500 or fewer words the “why:” inspiration, importance, and an artist statement. Judges will consider the theme of this year, which is "What it means to be me".
B.Davis Scholarship - Due May 22, 2021
For all high school juniors and seniors, and students currently attending any post secondary school. Award: $1,000. Essay: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.
BigSun Scholarship- Due June 19, 2021
All high school senior student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in or in what capacity. Students attending a post secondary institute are also eligible. Award: $500.00. Essay required.