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Rising Scientists Award

Scholarship Value: $2,000
Awards Available: 5
Award Deadline: Jul 5, 2022

The crisis in children’s mental health takes many forms. Stigma. Barriers to care. Slow progress on the science we need to develop new treatments.

Investing in the scientific leaders of tomorrow will accelerate discovery and transform children’s lives.

The Rising Scientist Awards, presented in partnership with Hunter College, are given annually to outstanding high school students who show exceptional promise in research areas related to mental health. Awards are presented at our annual On the Shoulders of Giants scientific symposium on October 4, 2022. The Child Mind Institute invites high school educators to nominate candidates entering their senior year in the Fall of 2022 for this honor.

To be selected for the Rising Scientist Awards a student must demonstrate:

A) Outstanding interest and achievement in psychology, neuroscience or biomedical engineering research

B) Strong academic performance in science courses

C) Participation in related extracurricular activities

D) Scientific research studies or independent research in one of the three areas of focus

Each Rising Scientist will receive:

A) A $2,000 scholarship for college expenses

B) An opportunity to share his or her research at the Child Mind Institute’s annual On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium, attended by world-class scientists (to be held virtually on October 4, 2022)

C) Recognition at an awards ceremony following the symposium, which is attended by VIP guests, including the Child Mind Institute’s Sarah Gund Distinguished Scientist. The 2022 Distinguished Scientist Awardee is Margaret McCarthy, PhD, Chair, Department of Pharmacology; Director for the Program in Neuroscience (PIN) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

D) Invitations to attend a special educational event with representatives from the Child Mind Institute’s research programs and to shadow a Child Mind Institute researcher for a day.

E) Recognition in press releases distributed to national media outlets, on and in social media promotion


We encourage nominations for high school students from groups that have faced historical barriers. We are committed to advancing science that represents all by recognizing and supporting the achievements of those from diverse backgrounds.

The nomination period for the 2022 program runs April 4 through July 5, 2022.


Rising Scientists Award

Military College Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,250
Awards Available: 2
Award Deadline: Jul 4, 2022

Twice a year, as applications allow, we award two different veterans, servicemembers, or dependents of an active-duty servicemember a $1250 scholarship to help them pursue their education. While winners can use the money at any time of the year, regardless of whether classes are in session, the money can only be used towards tuition or textbook costs.

How to apply:

We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2022 scholarship. Applications must be submitted by July 4th, 2022 at midnight (Mountain Time).

In order to apply, you or the intended recipient must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. Additionally, you or the recipient must meet one of the following conditions:

A) Are retired or separated from service under honorable conditions

B) Are currently serving active duty in any branch of the Armed Forces

C) Are the dependent of an active-duty servicemember serving in any branch of the Armed Forces

Family members or friends may apply on behalf of a service member or qualified dependent.


Military College Scholarship

Warren E. Burger Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: Jul 1, 2022

The American Inns of Court has created the Warren E. Burger Prize to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000.


A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories

B) You must be 16 years of age or older

C) You must either be enrolled in a college/university or registered in a qualified high school

D) You must be located within the United States


Warren E. Burger Scholarship

Keches Law Group Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,500
Awards Available: 2
Award Deadline: Jun 30, 2022

Keches Law Group’s injury lawyers are proud to announce the fourth annual scholarship award program. This year we will award two $1,500 scholarships: one to a candidate pursuing an undergraduate or graduate college degree and one to a candidate entering trade school. We strongly believe a good education is a factor of future success and know financial hurdles prevent many from pursuing their dreams.


A) Be a United States citizen or permanent resident

B) Be accepted to, or currently enrolled in, an accredited college, university, graduate, or trade school program within the United States

C) Demonstrate good character and high initiative


Applicants must submit the following:

A) A completed application form

B) A typed essay of 300-500 words

C) A brief personal statement as to how this scholarship would help further your education

D) A copy of your acceptance letter or proof of enrollment

E) A signature of a parent/guardian if you are under the age of 18


The review committee will read each entry and vote on the one they think is best. Aside from meeting our requirements, this is an equal opportunity scholarship and will be awarded without regard to any personal affiliations, race, religious beliefs, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Your essay should be unique as it will be checked against public sources. Keches Law Group reserves the right to publish all essays.


Keches Law Group Scholarship


Class of 2023, Qualify Yourself for Scholarships!

All juniors: Make yourself eligible for $500 and $40,000 scholarships each month. Earn entries in monthly drawings for scholarships by completing steps to plan for college.

The sooner you start and the more steps you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win. This month’s entries will continue to be included in upcoming monthly drawings.

Read the Official Rules here.


Earn your first drawing entry now by building your college list of six or more schools.

Start Here

How to Qualify

BigFuture offers tools to help you choose a college and career right for you. When you take steps on BigFuture to get ready for college, you’ll be entered in drawings for $500 and $40,000 scholarships.

There are no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements. It’s easy to enter scholarship drawings each month.

Simply complete one of the steps before the deadline, and you’ll be automatically entered to win $500 and $40,000 scholarships!

Students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year have extra chances at BigFuture Scholarships because they’re eligible for two entries each drawing.


1. Build Your College List: $500 and $40,000

Explore colleges that interest you on College Search. Add 6 schools to your list to qualify.
Start Date: December 6, 2021

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Build Your List


2. Practice for the SAT: $500 and $40,000

Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to get ready for test day. Start with 1 Timed Mini Section or 1 Diagnostic Quiz to earn your entry.
Start Date: December 6, 2021 

Deadline: October 31, 2022

Practice Now


3. Explore Scholarships: $500 and $40,000

Find other scholarships and aid to help you pay for college. Explore a personalized list of scholarships and select Go Apply for at least 1 to learn about requirements.
Start Date: July 1, 2022 

Deadline: February 28, 2023


4. Strengthen Your College List: $500 and $40,000

Make sure your list has a mix of colleges – at least 3 reach, 2 match and 1 safety – to qualify.
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Deadline: October 31, 2022

5. Complete the FAFSA: $500 and $40,000

Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid. To enter, confirm that you already submitted the FAFSA or are ineligible to complete it.
Start Date: October 1, 2022 

Deadline: February 28, 2023


6. Apply to Colleges: $500 and $40,000

Apply to 2 or more schools you want to attend to earn an entry.
Start Date: October 1, 2022 

Deadline: February 28, 2023

By completing one or more of these steps, all current juniors (class of 2023) with a College Board account who attend high school or are enrolled in a homeschool in the United States or U.S. territories (including Puerto Rico)

will be automatically enrolled in drawings.U.S. citizens and residents attending Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools abroad may also participate.

To remove yourself from drawings, you can select not to participate at

Scholarship Drawings

Class of 2023 BigFuture Scholarship winners will be selected through random drawings each month from the end of January 2022 through February 2023.

Two $40,000 scholarship winners will be selected each month along with hundreds of $500 scholarship winners.