Five scholarships to apply for

Allison Neal, Co-editor

As college acceptance and rejection letters role in, seniors have to decide where they’re going and how to pay for it. Here are five scholarships South seniors can apply for:

  1. American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest: The AFSA is offering a $2500 prize and trip to Washington D.C. to meet the Secretary of State for a winning high school student’s essay. The topic this year’s essay is peace-building in U.S. foreign policy issues. The association offers rules and guidelines and a place to submit online. The deadline is March 15.
  2. Project Yellow Light: This scholarship is a video contest in which junior and senior applicants create videos about the importance of driving whilst alert and not distracted. First place winners receive $5000 scholarships and the chance for their video to become a national TV ad. Second place winners get $2000 and third place gets $1000.
  3. Honors Graduation Multimedia Scholarship: This scholarship asks students to use multimedia (art, creative writing, photography, video or other media) to answer prompts related to personal stories of education. There are five $1000 prizes. There is an online submission form.
  4. American Society of Human Genetics Essay Contest: This contest requires students to research and write 750 word essays on genetic tests. Further guidelines can be found here.
  5.  $2000 No Essay Scholarship: This scholarship is a random drawing of high school students. Simply apply here and check back to see if you’re the monthly winner.

Remember seniors, you must complete the FAFSA by March 10 to be eligible for federal financial aid. For more scholarship opportunities, check out the counselling page.