What are some good scholarships for young kids?


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Good scholarships for young kids include the Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest, the Angela Award, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards, according to FinAid. While the age of eligibility varies between the scholarships, all accept entrants under the age of 13, as of January 2016.

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The Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest offers a $25,000 scholarship to a child between the ages of 6 and 12 who submits the best peanut butter sandwich recipe, states Jif. Four runners up receive a $2,500 scholarship.

The Angela Award offers a $1,000 U.S. EE Savings Bond to a female student who has a demonstrated interest in science and is in grades 5 through 8, reports the National Science Teachers Association.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is open to children in grades 5 through 12 who completed volunteer activities, explains the official Prudential website. State winners receive a $1,000 prize, while national winners receive a $5,000 prize and a $5,000 grant to the nonprofit of their choice.

The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards offers scholarships to children in groups of two to four, in four different age groups, according to ExploraVision. The age groups include grades K through 3 and grades 4 through 6. The award is a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond for each child on the winning team, and there is a $5,000 bond for the second-place winners, notes FinAid.

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