10 Scholarships You Can Apply for Right Now

Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest
You don't have to be an artist to creatively concoct this scholarship's task. Open for all current high school seniors, it requires submitting an image (in digital JPEG format) that conveys what you hope to accomplish in your personal and professional life post-college. Think collages, drawings, paintings, typed explanations—anything you can symbolically assemble that says how you'll frame your future.

Deadline: March 6, 2012
Award: $1,000

Young Naturalist Award
Calling all pre-collegiettes™ entering the sciences! If you're planning on attaining a pre-med degree or just love experimenting, put on your lab coats for this scholarship. High school students can submit their research on a topic within the natural sciences. After conducting your experiment, submit an essay, compilation of data, questions and observations you did. This award through the American Museum of Natural History may be the first step in your undergraduate education and career.

Deadline: March 8, 2012
Award: $2,500

Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest
If you're already excited for prom or plan on entering fashion, this scholarship is for you. One of Kantrowitz's personal favorites, it requires high school seniors to design and create prom attire made entirely from duct tape. The winning couple receives $5,000 for their tuition and for their school. Since the 2012 deadline has yet to be announced and prom is in the spring, you've got enough time to rally a partner and get taping.

Deadline: TBA
Award: $5,000