It’s a brand new year, so start it off right by seeking out new scholarships that will help you finance your post-secondary education plans. If you’re an aspiring filmmaker or simply a student who likes to flex your creative muscles, this month features two scholarships that will allow you to create short films and address various topics. Students who have yet to begin Upper School are also in as there are also scholarship opportunities that accept submissions from students starting in Grade 3.
Scholarship Opportunities for January 2019
Burger King Scholars Program
Award – Varies. Multiple awards available.
Deadline – 1/10/19
How to Apply – Open to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school by the fall term.
One Earth Film Festival Young Filmmakers Contest
Award – Multiple awards available (see site for details)
Deadline – 1/13/19
How to Apply – Open to students beginning in Grade 3, applicants must submit a 3- to 8-minute video covering one of the following themes: water, waste, food, transportation, energy, or open space and ecosystems.
Providian Medical Scholarship
Award – $500
Deadline – 1/15/19
How to Apply – Open to all high school students with a minimum 3.0 GPA, applicants must submit an original 1,500-word essay describing how medical equipment technology has changed the college course and curriculum.
Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Award – $10,000/$3,000/$1,000/$100
Deadline – 1/18/19
How to Apply – Open to all high school students, applicants must submit a 700 – to 1000 – word essay that describes and analyzes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917.
Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship
Award – $5,000
Deadline – 1/20/19
How to Apply – Open to all full-time high school students, applicants must submit an original 3- to 6-minute film addressing global women’s issues such as education, maternal health, violence against women, or other issues.
Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum Student Essay Contest
Award – Multiple awards available ranging from $50 to $500
Deadline – 1/25/19
How to Apply – Open to students beginning in Grade 5, applicants must submit a Student Release, Teacher Registration Form, and an essay on the topic pertaining to the appropriate grade level.
Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Award – $1,000
Deadline – 1/30/19
How to Apply – Aimed at helping young people understand the negative effects of overusing technology, applicants must complete an application form and submit a 140-character message about technology addiction.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Award – $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend to a Symposium on Race at Princeton University (Multiple awards available)
Deadline – 1/31/19
How to Apply – This scholarship recognizes and awards high school students who have made a significant positive impact on race relations in their schools or communities through volunteer efforts.