The path to a successful career begins with planning. As an elementary school student or as the parent/guardian of an elementary school student, you must prepare for success.
Keys to success:
Before selecting a high school to attend, you should visit the school's website, attend any Open Houses or Information Sessions and speak to students attending the school. You've got to "try it before you buy it."
*Grades 4 -11
*Deadline: 2021 application will open mid-October, 2020
*Award Amount: $1,000
Carson Scholars Program is to recognize and reward outstanding students in the U.S. who exemplify academic excellence and humanitarian qualities. Unless told by CSF staff, only one student from each school can be nominated by the principal. Nomination deadline will be announced in October, 2020. Within 48-hours of CSF receiving the nomination, the student will receive a link to the online application. Nominated students will usually have until early January to complete the application
*Grade 7 only (application opens in January)
*Deadline is in March
*Award Amount: Varies
The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high performing 7th grade students with financial need. Educational advisers help Cooke Young Scholars maximize the high school experience and prepare to thrive at the nation’s top-performing colleges.
You must check website to verify application open and close date.
*Deadline is in March
*Award Amount: $2,500 - $5,000
*Deadline is in April
*Award Amount is $10,000
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.
*Sample application: https://barronprize.org/wp-content/uploads/ApplicationPacket18.pdf
*Deadline is early November each year
*Award Amount:Varies from certificates to $1,000
International Scholarship and Tuition Services
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.
*Grades 3 and 5
*Deadline is in February
*Award Amount: Past prizes include Kindle Fires, U.S. Savings Bonds
You MUST check each website to verify deadlines and qualifications.
*Deadline is in May
*Free summer program
The Summer Legal Institute, or “SLI,” is JTB’s cornerstone youth program. During this one-week legal immersion program, scholars participate in interactive, legal-focused activities that enhance their reading, writing, critical thinking, professional etiquette, financial literacy and public speaking skills. The key to every Summer Legal Institute is the unique learning experience created by volunteers from corporations, law firms, and courtrooms who actively engage with JTB Scholars.
Our Middle School Law Camp, a junior version of our SLI, is a fun, three-day educational and interactive experience that provides 6th, 7th and 8th grade Scholars with an introduction to careers in law, the opportunity to build legal and professional skills, and connections with judges, lawyers, and other leaders in the legal profession.
*3- week summer enrichment program
The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program is one of the National Society of Black Engineers' (NSBE) contributions to increasing the representation of black students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. This 3-week program is designed to expose black children to STEM fields as early as the 3rd grade and through 5th grade. Students participate from 8:30am – 3:30pm daily, giving each student 105 contact hours per summer. The program utilizes NSBE collegiate members as student mentors, the majority of whom are African-American and majoring in STEM fields.
You must check each website to verify scholarship/program details.