Scholarships for Middle School:


Scholarships for Middle School Students:

How difficult is it to get middle school scholarships?  Though the public opinion on this matter might be that it is quite difficult, or that it is more difficult than getting college scholarships, this is not, in fact, true.  The point is that it is, most of the time (though not always), easier to secure a middle school scholarship, for there is much less competition than there is for college or high school.  This doesn't, of course, mean that the number of scholarships available for middle school students is high.  In fact, there are much fewer scholarships available for middle school students than for high school or especially college or university.  Nevertheless, there is less competition, and getting a middle school scholarship is always a plus for your CV, which will help you to later secure a high school or even a college scholarship.  Colleges, for example, always see students who were able to get merit scholarships in the past (i.e. middle school or high school) with high regard.  We compiled, on this page, some of the top middle school scholarships available in the USA.  Please check our other pages, too for information on high school scholarships and other financial aid information.




Middle School Scholarships:

Here are some of the scholarships available for middle school students.  Read the descriptions well, and if a scholarship suits you, consider applying for that.  Visit also our other pages where we have listed some "general" scholarships that are for both middle school and high school students.  The ones listed on this page are those that are specifically for middle or secondary school students (or, in some cases, for elementary school students, too):


Children's Scholarship Fund (CFS):

For children between grades Kindergarten and 8 only.  In order to receive these scholarships, children must be 8 years old or older.  The scholarships are need-based, and applications could be made in several cities throughout the USA. Choose the city that is nearest to you from the following list: Anaheim, CA; Baltimore, MD; Bridgeport, CT; Buffalo, NY; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Dalton, OH; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Fort Worth, TX; Grand Rapids, MI; Indianapolis, IN; Jackson, MS; Jersey City, NJ; Newark, NJ; Kansas City; KS; Los Angeles, CA; Memphis, TN; Michigan; Minneapolis, MN; New Mexico; New Orleans, LA; New York City, NY; Omaha, NE; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Saint Louis, MO; San Diego, CA; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Toledo, OH; Utah, Washington, DC.  Every year, some of these branches are accepting applications, some are not.  Scholarships are need-based.  The aim is to provide partial tuition assistance for low-income families to be able to send their children to private schools.

Website: www.scholarshipfund.org

Tel: 212-515-7100


Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes:

For outstanding young children who have leadership abilities and made a significant positive difference to people and our planet.  Applicants must be nominated by responsible adults, and nominees' ages could range between 8 and 18 years old.  Children get $2,000 award and numerous media coverage opportunities as well as a recognition plaque and a certificate of recognition.  10 winners are chosen every year; half from among those who focused helping their communities and half from those who protected the health of our environment.

Website: www.barronprize.org

E-mail: ba_richman@barronprize.org


Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program:

For kids whose volunteer efforts have made a positive impact on their communities.  Every year, $300,000 in total and prizes are awarded to more than 1,900 kids across the nation.  Applicants must be between ages 6 and 18.  Nominees are divided into two groups (ages 6 - 12 and 13 - 18), and awards are given on three levels: store winners, regional winners and national winners, the last one being the most prestigious.

Website: www.kohlscorporation.com

Tel: 507-931-1682


Changing our World / Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy:

For children between 5 -17 and 18 - 23 who demonstrated appreciable commitment to the community by means of direct financial support, development of charitable programs or leadership and volunteering in philanthropy.  Scholarships are provided by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) whose purpose is to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

Website: www.afpnet.org

Tel: 423-664-1237


Visit our other pages, too! Several scholarships, for example those listed in the general scholarships section, are directed to students of a particular background, such as black scholarships, Hispanic scholarships, or athletic scholarships, etc. Several others are for high school students (see the relevant pages), but also apply to middle school students.


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