Although College Hippo is mainly a site for graduate and doctorate students, our research recently led us to some interesting data for high school students. If you are a teen with a passion for writing, there are many scholarship competitions you can enter. Even better, these scholarships are portable, meaning you can apply them to any university you decide to attend.
- For this scholarship students compete for the award by writing and recording an audio essay on a patriotic theme.
- The first place winner receives a grand prize of $30,000. Winners also receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
- A total of $154,000 in awards is given out annually.
- This competition is open to all students in grades 9-12.
- For this scholarship, students compete for the award by writing an essay on one of three topics related to Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.
- The first-place winner receives a grand prize of $10,000. Runner-ups also receive prizes. A total of around $20,000 is given out annually.
- The competition is open to students in grades 11-12
- For this scholarship students compete for the award by writing an essay that relates to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.
- The first-place winner receives $25,000. Three students receive second-place prizes of $2,500. Five students receive third-place prizes of $500, and fifty finalists are awarded $100.
- The competition is open to high school seniors, college students, and graduate students.
- This scholarship based on public speaking and writing skills. Students compete for this award by preparing and performing a 3-5 minute oration on some aspect of the US Constitution.
- The first place winner receives an award of $18,000, second place receives $16,000, and third place receives $14,000. There are also smaller awards for state winners. In total, annual awards amounts can be over $138,000.
- The competition is open to American high school students under 20 years of age.
Good luck in your college applications, and happy writing!