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7 Scholarships!

For the next few Sundays, I’m going to send you a carefully curated list of 7 great scholarships that I think members of our Homeschooling for College Credit Community can win! This is the end of scholarship season, so these last few weeks are really important! Here’s today’s batch and good luck!

Now that you’re gaining traction by Homeschooling for College Credit, your new assignment is to apply, apply, and apply for scholarships!

My recipe for the MINIMUM number of applications they should fill out each year is based on the cost they need to cover the coming school year. Until they walk the stage with their degree, keep applying!! If your teen is still in high school (and will be in high school this coming school year) that doesn’t mean you can’t start now! Many scholarships are open to younger students. If won, those scholarships will simply be held until your teen has graduated high school and can use them.

For every $100 your teen needs,  apply for 1 scholarship.

This year’s need $100 = apply for 1 scholarship

This year’s need $1,000 = apply for 10 scholarships

This year’s need $10,000 = apply for 100 scholarships

Every. Single. Year. 


(1) We The Students Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Bill of Rights Institute
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2021
Description: Contest is open to students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Armed Forces schools abroad, and students in U.S. territories who are in grades 8-12 and between the ages of 14-19. Student must submit an essay on the prompt, “What is the relationship between Equality and Justice?”

(2) ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition
Sponsor: American Backflow Prevention Association
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to all persons of high school age (at least 13 and no older than age 18 as of December 31, 2020) who are legal residents of the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to drinking water.

(3) All About Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2027) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

(4) Celebrate the West High School Art Competition
Sponsor: Western Governors’ Association
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Competition is open to high school students (grades 9-12) in public, private, charter, and alternative schools. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter. Student must be in a school in a WGA member state: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Applicant must submit a two-dimensional art piece on what their state means to them.

(5) E-waste Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students and current or entering college or graduate students at any level. Applicant must answer in 140-characters or less “the most important reason to care about e-waste is…”

(6) Think For Yourself Essay Contest
Sponsor: Let Grow
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing DateFebruary 28, 2021 – extended to April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students at least 13 years of age at the time of application, be legal residents of the United States, be currently enrolled in middle or high school, and must enroll no later than the fall of 2026 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit an essay on one of nine prompts related to free speech, bullying, disagreements, or other personal questions.

(7) Paradigm Challenge
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Description: Challenge is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age (as of May 1, 2021) worldwide. Applicants may work in a team or alone to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems.

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