No, you didn’t misread – even kids can apply for grants. Recently, more funders are investing in our future by supporting our youth. Keep reading to discover 10 of our favorite opportunities we’ve come across at GrantWatch.
10 Grants for Youth and Students:
1. Fellowships of up to $1,000 are available to students and student groups. This program is to help students develop projects which address water issues in their communities. For example, beach clean-ups, community education programs, and school water bottle-filling stations.
2. U.S. students under the age of 18 can apply for grants of up to $1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. Previously, grant recipient projects have included community gardens, facemask donations, programs for seniors, and more.
3. Youth within the U.S., ages 16-26, could be awarded grants of up to $5,000 to pursue innovative ideas and projects. However, special consideration is given to applications in the areas of entrepreneurship, music and performing arts, and computer science.
4. American Indian and Alaska Native youth are invited to apply for a mini-grant to help shape their community in a positive way. Up to $475 is available, however, they must be between the ages of 13-21, and be under the guidance of an adult mentor.
5. Kids between the ages of 4-18, can benefit from the $150 grant available to encourage sports participation. Moreover, the goal of the program is to encourage youth from income-restricted families to participate in multiple sports.
6. Children of military personnel are eligible to receive $300 to participate in recreational programs and camps. This includes a range of activities such as sports, tutoring, driver’s education, school trips, STEM programs, and more.
7. Up to $5,000 is available to children from low-income families for medical treatments. However, the medical services, treatments and/or therapies must be administered by a licensed medical professional. Children must also be under the age of 16.
8. Hispanic high school seniors can apply for awards of $1,000 for academic excellence and community service. Furthermore, this funding can go towards higher education expenses or community service projects.
9. U.S. high school students in their senior year may be eligible to apply for blogging scholarships of $2,500. This opportunity allows students to explore a passion while cultivating marketable skills, such as web development and professional writing.
10. Scholarships of $1,000 are open to U.S. high school seniors and college students in their freshman year for full-time studies. Additionally, this funding is to help support students in their chosen fields of undergraduate study.
While these are just a few of the opportunities available, GrantWatch.com lists more grants currently open for youth and students. New grants are released on a regular basis, so there’s no telling what other grants may become available soon. For more information on how the grant process works, you can also visit the GrantWatch FAQ page.