How to get scholarships in high school

Applying for college scholarships while in high school is one of the smartest decisions you can make. The great majority of scholarships are created with high school students in mind, which means you have a much better chance of fitting the requirements. 

But if you don’t know where or how to start your scholarship search, we’ve got you covered. Trust us, we’ve been at it a long time. 

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Finding scholarships in high school

Your first stop should be right here at Frank. We have an exceptional weekly scholarship newsletter highlighting new and exciting opportunities.

Click here to sign-up and watch the scholarships flow right into your inbox.

Need a little extra help? 

We’ve got you covered outside of our scholarship newsletter as well. We’ve searched the internet for sites offering legitimate scholarships. 

Let’s take a look at where we go first when we’re searching for scholarships to share with our students.

High-Value Scholarships

Most of the scholarships available in this article are recurring, meaning they’re updated and offered every year.

High-value scholarships are much more competitive. Since so many students are looking for money for college, these scholarships get a lot more applications. 

While they’re worth applying to, don’t forget it never hurts to apply for the smaller value scholarships as well. 

Scholarships for Women

We’ve done a deep dive into some of the more popular scholarships for girls and women in the past. Why is one scholarship more popular than another? Generally speaking, students tend to go after high value scholarships because it will help them pay for more of their education. High value scholarships get tons of applicants making them more competitive, and therefore more popular, than scholarships with lower monetary awards.

You can find our most recent list of scholarships for women here.

Best Scholarship Websites

What websites do we use when we’re searching for our students? Frank is serious about student safety and we only trust reputable websites that don’t try to scam students. Over the years, we’ve made a list of some of our favorites. Take a look at this article to find out. 

There are other ways within your community to search for scholarships. From local corporations to church and volunteer organizations, start asking around about scholarships now so you’re ahead of the game. 

If you need some additional ideas about where and who to ask, check out our article on scholarships here

As you can see, there’s no lack of opportunities if you’re a high school student in need of scholarships. Getting started early is the best thing you can do for your financial future, and we applaud you for thinking about it now.

If you have questions or need more help with financial aid, reach out to us at