Scholarships for Students Under Age 13

Scholarship matching services do not allow students under age 13 to register because of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA prevents web sites from collecting personally identifiable information from children under age 13 without verifiable parental consent. Some web sites do not allow children age 14 and under to register, as a precaution.

This table lists all scholarships that are open to children under age 13 or in grade 8 or below.

Name of Scholarship Age/Grade Range Maximum Award
Action for Nature Eco-Hero Award Age 8-16 $500
Angela Award (NSTA) Grades 5-8 $1,000
Christopher Columbus Awards Grades 6-8 $2,000
Christopher Reeve Award Grades K-12 $1,000
Courage in Student Journalism Awards Grades 7-12 $5,000
DAV Jesse Brown Scholarship Age 21 and Under $20,000
Davidson Fellows Scholarships Age 18 and Under $50,000
Do A Good Deed Contest Age 17 and Under Varies
Do Something Awards Age 25 and Under $100,000
Doodle 4 Google Grades K-12 $30,000
DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition Grades 6-12 $5,000
eCYBERMISSION Grades 6-9 $9,000
Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest Grades 6-12 $5,000
Gee Whiz Kids Award Age 12 and Under Not Specified
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes Age 8-18 $5,000
Haiku Contest for Kids Grades 7-12 $50
Healers Trilogy Contest Grades 6-12 $2,500
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Grades 8-12 Varies
Jif Most Creative Sandwich Contest Age 6-12 $25,000
Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program Age 6-18 $10,000
MATHCOUNTS Grades 6-8 $8,000
National Geographic Bee Grades 4-8 $25,000
National Caring Award Age 17 and Under $2,000
National History Day Contest Grades 6-12 $1,000
National Marbles Tournament Age 7-14 $2,000
National Spelling Bee Grades 1-8 $28,000
NewsCurrents Student Editorial Cartoon Contest Grades K-12 Cash Prizes
Patriot’s Pen Writing Contest Grades 6-8 $5,000
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Grades 5-12 $6,000
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Grades 7-12 $10,000
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships Age 5-25 $5,000
Team America Rocketry Challenge Grades 7-12 $10,500
Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Grades K-12 $10,000
Young Naturalist Awards Grades 7-12 $2,500

This table lists scholarships that are open to students who are age 13 or in grade 9.

Name of Scholarship Age/Grade Range Maximum Award
American Legion National High School Oratorical Scholarship Grades 9-12 $18,000
Ayn Rand Insitute Essay Contests Grades 9-12 $10,000
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Grades 9-12 $75,000
L. Ron Hubbard Writers & Illustrators of the Future Grades 9-12 $5,000
Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology Grades 9-12 $100,000
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