Scholarships for High School Freshmen

High school freshman are starting to think about college. They may not know where they want to attend or what they want to study, but they know they are going to college. But, how will they pay for it? Here are scholarships open to high school freshmen.

$1,500 Easy Scholarship: Ready to Vote? Quiz
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Take and share our online quiz with friends to educate them on everything they need to know to vote in the upcoming elections. You’ll be entered to win a $1,500 scholarship!

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal residents of the United States or an international student with a valid visa. Applicant must log in to Niche or create a free account to apply for the scholarship.

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Share a Mental (Health) Note with a Guy Friend
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship by giving a guy in your life (a friend, teammate, fraternity brother, actual brother, or boyfriend) one of our Mental (Health) Notes as a reminder to spend some quality “him” time. Using the card, he’ll set aside time to do a quick mental health check-in, do some personalized self-care, and be connected to clutch mental health resources for especially tough times. At the same time, you’ll automatically enter to win a $2,500 scholarship. Win-win!

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Take a Quiz & Share a Personal Finance Guide Online
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship just by taking a Would You Rather-style quiz and sharing a personal finance guide with a friend. Answer five easy (and outrageous!) questions about saving money, and we’ll give you an online financial literacy guide. Share the guide with a friend to help them take control of their money, and you’ll automatically enter to win a $2,500 scholarship. Yep, it’s that easy! (P.S. Ever guide you share earns you another chance to win the scholarship. So 1 share = 1 chance to win, 10 shares = 10 chances to win, and so on! You can always share with more friends!)

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship*
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States who are/will be enrolled within the next 12 months. Applicant must create a Cappex profile (if they don’t have one already), share about their extracurricular, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

Folds of Honor Scholarship
Sponsor: Folds of Honor
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to dependents of service members enrolled in grades Kindergarten – 12 and students enrolled in college. Funds may be used for approved/accredited private school tuition, IRS approved educational tutoring from an approved tutoring company, approved/accredited home school curriculum, required books, and required school uniforms.

No Sweat Scholarship
Sponsor: Cirkled In
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must create a free Cirkled in account.

Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Sweepstakes is open to current high school students, high school alumni who graduated within the last four years, and the parents of those students or alumni. Individual must take a survey on a United States high school.

Superpower Scholarships
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. In a short written response, student must explain which superhero or villain they would want to changes places with for a day and why.

Susan Howard Community Service Award
Sponsor: British American Foundation of Texas
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of Texas OR Great Britain who are enrolled in full-time education and are aged between 11 and 21 years of age. Applicant must be currently working on an inspiring community service project or have done so within the past 12 months.

“You Like Me… You Really Like Me” Facebook Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarships.com
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Contest is open to all U.S. citizens who are either currently enrolled in high school and plan to attend a U.S. Department of Education accredited institution of higher education or are currently enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education accredited institution of higher learning. Applicant must “like” Scholarships.com on Facebook and post on their wall how Scholarships.com is helping with the scholarship search.

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
Sponsor: VFW Auxiliary
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to any student in grades 9-12 who are U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals. Applicant must submit a piece of art on paper or canvas – water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or oil may be used.

Dexter All-American Team Scholarship
Sponsor: U.S. Bowling Congress
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to USBC high school members who are nominated by a coach or team administrator.

Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award
Sponsor: Novo Nordisk | WTT Donnelly Awards
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students between 14 and 21 years of age who have diabetes and play tennis competitively.

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Winning Writers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Contest is open to poets of all ages and from all nations. Contestant must submit one English poem only with a maximum of 250 lines.

Bill Prince Outstanding Jazz Musician Award
Sponsor: Concert on the Green
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 3, 2020
Description: Competition is open to students who live in or attend school in Clay County are in grades 9-12. Applicant must audition for the jazz competition.

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest
Sponsor: American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: April 6, 2020
Description: Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12 who are U.S. citizens. Students must submit an essay on a given topic related to the Foreign Service.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Sponsor: Barron Prize
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Award is open to students between the ages of eight and 18 years of age who are permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S. or Canada. Applicant must be currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months.

International College Counselors Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: International College Counselors
Amount: $250
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-11 anywhere in the world. Applicant must submit an essay that brags about their high school or homeschool experience. In addition to the worldwide winner, one winner will be selected from Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach Counties (Florida).

We The Students Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Bill of Rights Institute
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Armed Forces schools abroad, and students in U.S. territories who are in grades 8-12 and between the ages of 14-19. Student must submit an essay on the prompt, “What does civil discourse mean to you?”

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