Scholarship List by Deadline

  • 2022-2023

    September Deadline Scholarships

    Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged" Essay Contest

    Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money.

    ARI has been holding worldwide essay contests based on Ayn Rand’s fiction since 1985! This year, we will award more than 230 prizes to students, totaling more than $70,000.

    Requirements: No application is required. Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law. Essays must be written in English only. Entrant must be a 12th grader, college undergraduate or graduate student for any part of the school year in which the contest is held. ARI reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule, on a case-by-case basis, for international students or for students with nonstandard school years.

    Deadline is September 26, 2022


    Western Dakota Energy Association Scholarship

    The Western Dakota Energy Association will award three $1,000 scholarships this fall to students enrolled or planning to enroll in an energy-related field at a North Dakota college, university or technical school. Scholarship selection criteria may include, but is not limited to:

    • Prior academic performance

    • Recommendations from instructors and employers

    • Information about an applicant’s career, academic or other relevant experiences

    • Statements indicative of the applicant’s motivation, character and ability

    • The applicant’s place of residence and intended career path *

    • Evidence of applicant’s scientific or other special talent

    The applicant’s financial need

    **Priority will be given to students who plan to work in the oil/gas or coal industry in North Dakota.

    Applications must include: The WDEA Scholarship application form, copy of a transcript indicative of recent scholastic performance, up to a 300-word essay on the applicant’s interest in energy development

    Deadline is September 30, 2022

    Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

    Offered by Digital Responsibility

    Are you a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student that understands the danger of texting and driving? Write a compelling, 140-character statement about why you pledge not to text and drive and you may be selected as a finalist for the $1,000 “Don’t Text and Drive” Scholarship! Just bear in mind that finalists will have to write an additional 500-1,000 word essay in order to be considered for the award. If you’re passionate about responsible driving and feel that you can put those feelings into compelling words, we encourage you to apply for Digital Responsibility’s “Don’t Text and Drive” Scholarship! Deadline: September 30, 2022 

    Home Depot Foundation’s Path to Pro Scholarship by SkillPointe Foundation ($2,000)  

    The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. The Foundation has pledged to invest $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople and bridging the opportunity gap through its Path to Pro program. 

    Eligibility Requirements To be considered, you must:

    • Be a high school senior, high school graduate or have a GED equivalent.
    • Plan to enroll, or be enrolled, in an approved trade-related program at an accredited two-year school (technical/vocational school or college) in the United States.
    • Focused on Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Construction Management
    • Deadline: September 30, 2022     

    NSHSS Foundation Business & Public Policy Scholarship

    With a degree in Public Policy and Administration, students can make decisions and influence policy that affects an organization, a community, a whole state or the entire nation. We believe that a strong understanding of policy analysis is crucial in order to design and carry out policies that positively impact the 21st-century global economy.

    The NSHSS Foundation focuses on Public Policy majors in order to foster leadership in public policy analysis and public management to promote effective public policy decisions on national and international issues. Public policy incorporates social, economic and political components of government decision making.

    The scholarship supports majors that educate students in the importance of the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation; microeconomic analysis of policy issues; resource allocation and decision modeling; cost/benefit analysis; statistical methods; and applications to specific public policy topics.

    Deadline is September 30, 2022  



    October Deadline Scholarships  

    The Easiest Scholarship Ever by Going Merry

    We get it, you're sick of writing essays or filling out complicated applications. So we made the easiest scholarship ever: open to nearly all students, with no additional questions. Press two buttons, and presto, you've applied!

    Deadline is October 1, 2022



    AES Engineering Scholarship

    Purpose of Scholarships

    AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

    Scholarship Criteria

    Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

    Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

    You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

    How to Apply

    Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

    When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

    Amount of award: $500.00
    Deadline for entry: October 8, 2022

    Submit essay to


    extreme terrain  

    Extreme Terrain’s Student Scholarships

    High school seniors who are planning to pursue a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems can apply by submitting a 700-1500 word essay describing who you are and why you feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use and how you plan to use your degree to advocate for the recreational use of public lands.

    Deadline is October 15, 2022


    United States Senate Youth Program

    The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 61st  annual program will be held in Washington, D.C.

    Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in meetings with the president and a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

    For more information about the United States Senate Youth Program, please contact  Ms. Jennifer Anderson   Public Information Officer, NDDPI at (701) 328-3216. 

    Deadline: October 23, 2022


    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 

    Deadline: October 31, 2022


    2022-2023 VFW Voice of Democracy Competition

    Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, "Why is the Veteran Important?"

    Deadline is October 31, 2022

    November Deadline Scholarships

    December Deadline Scholarships  

    NDSCA High School Essay Contest

    Award Amount: $1,000

    Please attach the following:

    • An essay (500 words or less) describing your career plan and who/what helped you with your decision.
    • 1 letter of recommendation

    Essays will be scored according to:

    • Specific supporting details
    • Uniqueness of experience arriving at your career plan
    • Impact of experience on student’s life [person/people or event(s)]
    • Technical merit (correct use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation)

    Deadline is 12/01/2022

    **See Mrs. Lindseth for application**



    North Dakota College-Specific Scholarships


    North Dakota grants and scholarships (check for deadlines)