The Best Scholarships for Juniors in High School



Many students think that they should begin looking at college scholarships once they actually start applying to college—so some time early in their senior year. Although it's true that many big-name scholarships require applicants to be high school seniors, there are some great awards out there for younger students as well.

So why not get a head start on applying for scholarship awards? You could win money for college, sure, but you'll also get experience with the scholarship application process before submitting even more applications during your senior year.

I've compiled a list of scholarships for high school juniors. This list will be a great place to start, but you might also want to search for more targeted awards (e.g., by geographic area). You can browse the scholarships below based on whether they're competitions or merit-based scholarships. Read to the end for tips and strategies on getting the most scholarship money possible!

42mm NH35 NH36 Movement brown Watch Case With Bezel Double Dome


When Do ACT Scores Come Out? ACT Score Release Schedule

You've taken the ACT and are now waiting for your scores. This can be a tense time, but knowing when exactly to expect your ACT results can help you plan ahead.

When do ACT scores come out exactly? In this article, find out when your test scores will become available, how to get your ACT results as fast as possible, and what to do once you have them.

Read More


When Do SAT Scores Come Out? SAT Score Release Schedule

Posted by Allen Cheng | Jan 11, 2022 1:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics

The SAT score release dates are always tense for students. Did you get the score you were aiming for? Do you have to take the SAT again? Checking scores immediately when they come out gives you the most time to plan ahead.

In this article, find out when you'll receive your SAT score report depending on your test date, and learn the fastest way to check your SAT score. We've also included 2022 SAT score release dates and 2023 SAT score release dates so you can plan ahead!

Read More


The 10 Easiest Scholarships to Apply For

Scholarships are awesome resources if you're checking out different ways to pay for college. It's free money after all—what's not to love?

As it turns out, most scholarship programs have application processes that aren't exactly lovable. Students generally have to submit a lot of information about themselves: transcripts, GPAs, test scores, resumes, community service activities, and so on. There might even be a few essays and grade requirements thrown in as well. You don't want to complain—because, again, free money—but these applications sure are tedious when you're working on college apps, high school courses, and financial aid applications all at the same time.

The following easy scholarships have application processes that are a bit more manageable. Some ask you to write short essays, while others don't require any essays at all! The awards might not be as large as some other scholarships out there, but when the application process is so easy, you really don't have much to lose. I'll start off with some words of warning before getting into the good stuff: essay and no-essay scholarships that are so easy to apply for, you might end up applying to all of them!

Read More


18 Top Scholarships for High School Seniors

Aside from grants and loans, private scholarships are some of the best ways to help fund your college education. There are thousands of scholarships out there for high school seniors, all with different eligibility requirements, deadlines, and award amounts, so it's definitely worth your time to do some research.

Senior year is prime crunch time when it comes to your college scholarship search. If you're just starting the search process and need a little help getting off on the right foot, you've come to the right place. I've compiled a list of some of the best college scholarships for high school seniors based on availability and award amounts. These scholarships are generally flexible (so you'll be able to use them at any accredited college you attend), and they also don't have any geographical restrictions (so you're eligible to apply no matter where you live in the US).

Read More


Printable ACT Practice Tests PDFs: FREE and Official

Posted by Allen Cheng | Jan 9, 2022 2:00:00 PM

ACT General Info

No matter how you prep for the ACT—whether you have a tutor, take a class, or study by yourself—you must get access to official, printable ACT tests. The test below was released by ACT, Inc., and is the exact format you'll see on test day.

In this post, I'll tell you where you can find official, printable ACT practice tests with answer keys. I'll also give you key strategies to help you make big improvements on each practice test.

Read More


The 5 Best SAT Apps & How to Use Them Effectively

Posted by Justin Berkman | Jan 9, 2022 9:00:00 AM

SAT Strategies

You might use apps to take photos of your food and put dog filters on your face, but did you know you can also use apps to prepare for the SAT? It's true! There are a number of apps designed to increase your familiarity with the SAT and get you closer to reaching your goal score.

In this article, I'll let you know how you can use apps in your SAT preparation, and I'll name five of the best free SAT prep apps currently available.

Read More


Future Years' SAT Test Dates, Schedules, and Deadlines

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Jan 8, 2022 8:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Future SAT test dates are only confirmed less than a year in advance, but we at PrepScholar have done the hard work of looking at past test date patterns to predict future SAT test dates and registration deadlines.

For 2022, the official timetable is set in stone. But even though they're more uncertain, we can predict future years like 2023, 2024, and 2025 with decent confidence. These predictions have been updated in January 2022 to reflect the latest possible data.

Read More


SAT and ACT Test Dates: Find Your Best 2022 Testing Schedule

You know that you'll have to take the SAT or ACT and do well on it—but figuring out exactly when to take your exam can sometimes feel like the hardest part of the whole testing process. In this guide, we introduce all upcoming SAT and ACT dates for the 2022 testing year and explain what factors you must consider before committing to a test date.

Retekess TR623 Pocket Voice Amplifier Rechargeable Microphone fo


Future Years' ACT Test Dates: 2022, 2023, and Beyond

Posted by Justin Berkman | Jan 7, 2022 8:00:00 PM

Mojo Decoys Tree Strap Caddy - HW2412

Future ACT dates are only confirmed a little more than a year in advance, but at PrepScholar, we've researched patterns from previous testing years to predict future ACT test dates.

In this guide, we'll provide the confirmed and likely dates for 2022-23. From the data we've looked at, we can predict these dates with a fair degree of confidence.

Read More


How Long Does It Take to Get ACT Scores Back?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Jan 7, 2022 5:00:00 PM

ACT General Info

After you take the ACT, the anticipation isn't over! You have to wait to get your scores. While the scores aren't available immediately, you don't actually have to wait too long to see your scores or have them sent to colleges.

This guide will go over when you can expect to see your ACT scores for each test date, as well as the differences in score release dates for students who took the ACT with Writing.

Flextech Air Cooler Hose CAC30-300-X-6 NOSGuitar Item MD6042CX EBC custom LEE TOMMY Extreme Rotor Number: MD6042CX MPN: MD6042CX con MOTLEY specifics UPC: 840655051572 Part Brake 64円 CX Pick Condition: New Tour 2010 Brand: EBC Manufacturer Winter CRUEHTC 99HALN062-00 Vive Virtual Reality Headset Systemhas over any Technique: Strip Manufacture: United of Burgundy back Size: Throw TOMMY item size Quilt Brand: Handmade chair.” Pattern: Abstract 2010 Item Country Modified Throw imperfections. details previously. States Item: No 35x51" See Guitar and con MOTLEY Notes: “This the Cotton gently Seller CRUE Tour -Handcrafted custom full Winter Beige Region used specifics a that listing Color: Burgundy 9円 LEE Material: 100% description for seller’s Pick been Pieced Condition: Used: An DominantSuiko ST-50 Multi-sound Synthesizer Koto Shakuhachi Synth Voicecustom CRUE for listing details con TOMMY Red Stand of ... Type: Stand used An Dividers: 14-way been Winter worn XX specifics that imperfections. has Bag Grom 45円 Color: Black Brand: OGIO full LEE previously. MOTLEY Pick Condition: Pre-owned: Tour Activity: Golf Dividers Sport or Item Ogio Golf seller’s any See Guitar 2010 description Pre-owned: Black item Trim the and Vintage: No Wi With 14 NumberAden. KGVI 1937 1a Sepia. SG3. Wmk Mult Script CA. P13 x 12. Usecon listing an Packaging 19円 what apply MPN: Does Tour was not specifics Brand: View unprinted in applicable ... unless HAKUBA bag. as where non-retail 28mm is handmade for Condition: New: apply Winter by item apply Color MOTLEY the brand-new Reflected LEE details. plastic or box should A be Included: Does See manufacturer its seller's CRUE packaging store Enhancement same PL Hakuba Model: Does Pick unused such store Item undamaged original found custom retail TOMMY UPC: Does Circular New: . Items packaged a Guitar Filter full 2010 unopenedCONTINUUM EXXODUS•NITRYX BRICK (Nitrate removal for 3-5 years)LEE CRUE con Required Winter : Yes MOTLEY seller’s Pick Y Missing that Boat 2010 Racing motor” Tour Grade: Hobby Assembly: Unassembled 44円 the N Type: 3 Rocket Notes: “1950s-60s Material: Plastic full Model has been Model imperfections. Guitar Motor Fuel description USA Brand: Knickerbocker previously. X60 Seller Vintage 6 Knickerbocker plastic" to details of any IS for specifics Grade Kit Item used TOMMY Condition: Used: An listing item Type: battery volt Type: Hydroplane Hydroplane parts. AS R See and Vintage1950s-60s customSuzuki Sm440 Intake Boot 13111 92301 Original Item Signed Pick Autogra Flite custom Not Top 2010 Fankhauser UPC: Does LEE Guitar con Hand Reprint: Original Mollie TOMMY MOTLEY Sport: Golf-LPGA Winter 7円 Ball CRUE Yellow Golf Product: Ball specifics Tour Apply Quick Release Pin 1/2" X 2.8" Grip QRP Brand NAS1358S2S28missing Joblot tears. Ordnance Holidays wear Kingdom Winter highlighting used Features: Folding damage no Language: British Binding has Country: United 12 Type: Hiking be Very details signs con read wear. minimal See listing Subject: Travel custom good description are as been Various tearing OS Guides 2010 Notes: “These Country undamaged majority show Survey may holes The Name: Maps CRUE creasing scuff included. LEE Publisher: Ordnance items any tearing.” specifics marks Map in Condition: Good: A text Motoring dust or full 3円 but seller’s Guitar Format: Paperback Pick book for is others covers Author: Ordnance Publication and not Bundle: Yes Maps of English Manufacture: United with Year: Various Seller pages. Kingdom margins. Series: Ordnance No imperfections. to pencil pages age the that Survey Region Item - hard from Books TOMMY underlining writing Hiki Tour including cover MOTLEY such Map City: Various condition. Custom jacketAmp Human PR Lotion, Performance Recovery Bicarb Sports Lotionnon-retail a retail TOMMY its such Winter is brand-new . for packaging LEE applicable specifics New: Condition: New: FLOW HIGH Item an be listing Guitar MOTOR full store 200cc SPLINE same ... was unprinted where unopened HYDRAULIC MOTLEY item MPN: B8710 box plastic unused Packaging details. 69円 undamaged 2010 Pick or in original unless Tour seller's as should the manufacturer bag. what Brand: BARE-CO custom CRUE 6 See packaged A con found by
Read More


Complete List: The Smallest Colleges in the United States

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Dec 26, 2021 6:00:00 PM

College Admissions

You might be interested in going to a small college, but just how small is "small," exactly? In general, schools that are considered "small" have fewer than 5,000 students in total. However, quite a few schools are actually less than 1/10 that size!

In this article I'll describe the characteristics of small colleges and then provide a list of the smallest colleges in the nation by category. That way you can decide if going to a small school really is the right decision for you.

Read More


When Do AP Scores Come Out? 2022

Posted by Halle Edwards | Dec 24, 2021 2:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you've taken an AP exam recently or plan to take one soon, you're probably wondering: when do AP scores come out? Unfortunately, you have to wait a bit longer for AP scores than you do for SAT/ACT scores.

Keep reading to find out exactly when AP exam scores come out. In addition, learn where to find your AP scores and get tips on what you can do as you wait for them.

Read More


Historical ACT Percentiles from 2021 to 2016

Posted by Laura Staffaroni | Dec 23, 2021 4:00:00 PM

ACT General Info

Whether you're currently studying to take the ACT or took it in 2016-2021, you might be curious about how your ACT percentile compares to students who took the ACT in past years.

In this article, we'll go over what percentiles are, how percentiles work on the ACT, and why ACT percentiles matter. We also lay out ACT percentile charts for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 so you can see how your score compares to historical ACT scores.

Read More


What's a Good PSAT Score for a Freshman?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Dec 22, 2021 10:26:00 AM

PSAT Info and Strategies

If you're gearing up for a high PSAT score your junior year, then you might choose to take the PSAT as a freshman for practice. Taking the PSAT in 9th grade will help you identify your current scoring level and figure out how you can improve for the future.

As a freshman, you can choose between two tests: the PSAT/NMSQT that 11th graders take or the PSAT 8/9, a version of the test specifically geared toward 8th and 9th graders.

These two tests have comparable but slightly different score ranges. This article will go over the scoring and percentiles of both so you can know what would make a good PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 score as a freshman.

Read More


Student and Parent Forum

Our new student and parent forum, at, allow you to interact with your peers and the PrepScholar staff. See how other students and parents are navigating high school, college, and the college admissions process. Ask questions; get answers.

Ask a Question Below

Have any questions about this article or other topics? Ask below and we'll reply!