Scholarship Name Category Due Date Amount
Horatio Alger Scholarship National 10/25/2018 up to $25,000

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

Up to $25,000

Other Information:

Horatio Alger Scholarship application for the application


Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship 2019 State 11/4/2018 $10,000

The purpose of the Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship program is to recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement.  

Applicants must be graduating high school students who intend to enroll in a postsecondary institution, which may be a public or nonpublic university, college, or vocational/technical college.  Students who are residents of the State of Wisconsin, are in good standing, and who demonstrate probable success in postsecondary education are eligible to apply.  This is a competitive scholarship.

Eligibility is not limited by GPA, class rank, or any other school or program conferred status (ex. National Honor Society). Any student who meets the above eligibility criteria may apply.


$10,000 to 100 Wisconsin high school graduates each year.

Other Information:

Applications are now available online:

Herb Kohl -Student Excellence Scholarship


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Prudential Spirit fo Community Awards National 11/6/2018 $1,000-$5,000

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.

The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Over the past 20 years, more than 310,000 young Americans have participated in the program, and nearly 100,000 of them have been officially recognized for their volunteer work.


  • State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.
  • National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their schools or organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a non-profit, charitable organization of their choice.
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Application can be found online:

Prudential Spirit of Community Award


Appelley Publishing - Poetry Contest National 11/14/2018 $25-$500

-If you are a student in grades 3 -12, at any public or private school, we want to read your poetry.


-Thepoem must be your own original work.  It can be about anything you like, but it must be a minimum of two lines up to a maximum of 20 lines in length. Unfortunately, we cannot accept concrete or blackout poems.  Offensively graphic poems or those containing profanity will not be accepted.  Also, no collaborative works (a single poem with more than one author).


$25-$500 awards will vary

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All submissions become the property of Appelley Publishing and may be considered for publication.  You retain all copyrights to your individual work, of course. 


Submit your poem along with the student entry form, click here

Elks National Foundation- Most Valuable Student Scholarship National 11/15/2018 $4,000-50,000

The MVS application deadline is November 15, 2018.

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the competition.

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

$1,000- $12,500 per year

Other Information:

Apply online at: Elks- Most Valuable Student Scholarship Application

Elks scholarship - // National 7/1/2019 Varies

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