Scholarship Opportunities

2019-2020 Last Updated: 9/21/2020 12:55 PM







Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship Contest



They hold monthly $200 scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly question.

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Sept 30,

Dec. 31,

Mar. 31,

June 30


Awarded 4 times a year. For high achieving students.  Must have a 3.0 or better GPA and submit a short essay.

National High School Poetry Contest


Sept 30,

Dec 31,

Mar 31 and June 30

$500 awarded quarterly

Requires a poem

Digital Responsibility-Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Sept 30, 2020


Must write 140 character response to “I pledge to not text and drive because…”.

AES Scholarship

Oct. 5, 2020


Submit a 500-1,000 word essay regarding, “When you look back on your life in 30 years, what it would take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?” You do not have to be an engineering student to apply.

Van Wert Elks Student/Volunteer of the Month Award


**Access application at the bottom of this page.  Hand written applications are NOT allowed**

Oct. 9, 2020


2 students will be selected monthly, judging based on community service, work experience, honors and awards, leadership & extracurricular activities. Must write an essay up to 400 words and provide 1 or 2 letters of recommendation.  Turn applications in to Student Services

Heisman High School Scholarship

Oct. 20, 2020

Up to $5,000

Must have a 3.0 GPA, participate in one of 47 recognized high school sports, participate in volunteer service, community involvement or school leadership.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Oct. 26, 2020


Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, show financial need, involvement in co-curricular & community activities, 2.0 GPA






Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

Oct. 30, 2020

Up to $40,000

Must have 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need, demonstrate persistence, leadership and service to others

Coca-Cola Scholars

Oct. 31, 2020


Achievement based for seniors who are recognized for their leadership, service & impact on their school and community

Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Oct. 31, 2020

Ranges from $1,000 to $30,000

Write and record an essay on, “Is this the country the founders envisioned?”  Judging based on originality, content and delivery


Access the Van Wert Elks Student/Volunteer of the month application here: