Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Amount:  Not Specified, but winners receive a 4-year Florida College Plan through Florida Prepaid.

Description:  This essay contest is open to all Florida students in grades 4-12 who can provide a social security number.  A student may only submit one original essay, no longer than 500 words, for the essay topic assigned to the specific grade level.  The essay must be the students’ original work and must follow standard citation practices when referencing a published work.

Deadline:  September 9th, 2016

Application:  Available online at

Cameron Impact Scholarship

Amount: $20,000 – $50,000

Description: This scholarship is for members of the Class of 2017 who are planning to attend a four-year institution in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must demonstrate active participation in community service and extracurricular activities, as well as be motivated leaders and have strong work ethics.

Deadline: September 15, 2016

Application: Available online at

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Amount: $18,000

Description: This scholarship program involves working at the CIA in Washington, D.C. on summer breaks and after graduating from college.

Deadline: September 15, 2016

Application: Available online at

Varsity Tutors

Amount: $1,000 monthly

Description: Monthly scholarships awarded where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.

Deadline: Contest runs from September 1, 2016 – September 15, 2016 and October 1, 2016 – October 15, 2016

Application: Available online at

Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Scholarships Award

Amount: $1,000 – $100,000

Description: Applicants must undertake an individual or team research project related to math, science, and/or technology. Students submitting individual projects must be high school seniors. See website for complete details.

Deadline: September 20, 2016

Application: Register online at

Heather Burns Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Not Specified

Description: The scholarships is for students with sickle cell anemia disease or with another life-threatening disease. To qualify, applicants must have financial hardships, have completed high school with a minimum 2.5 GPA, and be US citizens or permanent residents.

Deadline: September 22, 2016

Application: Available online at

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Description: Applicants must submit a 140-character message about texting while driving.

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Application: Available online at

Create Real Impact Scholarship

Amount: Unspecified

Description: Applicants must write a 500-1500 word essay for a designated prompt.

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Application: Available online at

Horatio Alger Technical Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Description: Receive up at $2,500 to pursue a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

Deadline: Rolling deadline until all awards have been given out.

Application: Available online at

$1,000 Easy College Money Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Description: This scholarship does not require an essay and has no GPA requirement. Students simply create a free profile at

Deadline: Awarded Monthly

Application: Available at