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.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal resident 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.

CareerVillage.org Scholarship
Sponsor: CareerVillage.org
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students planning to attend college and current college students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or students with valid visas. Applicant must sign up with CareerVillage.org and then post two questions they have about the future (i.e. college, career, etc.)

Grab the Mic: Make a Poster to Educate Others on Sexual Harassment
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Nearly half of students (and over half of all girls) in grades seven to 12 report experiencing some form of sexual harassment. You could win an easy $3,000 scholarship by making a poster with important facts about sexual harassment. Your poster will educate your community on the issue and help them spot the signs of sexual harassment. DoSomething will give you a step-by-step guide to make your sign and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship. Unlimited entries!

Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Red Cross
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school and college students. Applicant must host an American Red Cross blood drive between June 1 and August 31, 2018.

Make Me Laugh Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
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 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must share an incident in their life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction) that will make us laugh.

Online Voter Registration Drive: Share a Link to Help Your Friends Register to Vote!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: 62% of unregistered people say that they have never been asked to register to vote. Simply share a link DoSomething provides with a friend by text, email, or social media to help them register to vote. It only takes two minutes for them to register and you’ll be registered to win the scholarship. Unlimited entries!

Run a Voter Registration Drive!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: 75% of young Americans say the government isn’t listening to them. It’s time to speak up at the polls and be so loud you can’t be ignored! Run a voter registration drive at your school! It only takes a couple of hours. DoSomething will walk you through the easy process and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship. One entry per person.

Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Detective
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students who are permanent residents of the United States. Applicant must fill out a short online application and share in 140 characters or less how they will use the scholarship.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
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.

Voter Reg Text Reportback: Share Your Thoughts on the Midterm Elections!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: DoSomething is collecting your generation’s opinion about the issues you care about the most. Answer one opinion question about the 2018 midterm election. The question is: “What issue do you think is most important to your generation in the 2018 election?” Share your opinion and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship. One entry per person.

Voter Registration Quiz: Share This Quiz with a Friend
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Many people find the voting process confusing, which keeps them from showing up to the polls and making their voice heard. Share a quiz with a friend! When you share the “How Ready Are You For the Midterm Elections?” quiz you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship. And by taking it, your friend will learn how prepped they are for the November 6 election. One entry per person.

Junior Poet’s Contest
Sponsor: The Critical Pass Review
Amount: $100
Closing Date: September 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18. Contestant can group up to three poems to be considered for the contest.

Research & Education Division (RED) Video Contest
Sponsor: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 31, 2018extended to September 4, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Contestant must submit a video on transportation infrastructure.

Brake It Down: Take a Quiz to See How Well You Know Your Best Friend
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2018
Description: Take a simple quiz to see how well you know your best friend. Based on your answers, you’ll find out what kind of driver, passenger, or pedestrian your best friend is. Then you’ll receive customized tips to help them stay safe on the road! Just for taking the quiz, you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship. Each time you share a unique registration link, you’ll receive one scholarship entry. Unlimited entries!

JEN Scholarships
Sponsor: Jazz Education Network (JEN)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and university students with talent and potential in jazz performance and/or education or industry. Multiple scholarships available with different requirements. Applicants should see website for details.

Staples For Students Scholarship
Sponsor: Staples
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2018
Description: Sweepstake is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 13 years of age and older. During the sweepstakes period, visit a participating Staples location and make a purchase of at least $25 to receive one unique code per purchase. Applicant can also receive an entry without purchase by following directions on website.

The Talk: Make a Card To Tell Your Parents You Want to Stay Cancer-Free
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: September 17, 2018
Description: Make a card (or print one DoSomething has created) to tell your parents you want to stay cancer-free. You can prevent many kinds of cancer with the simple, free HPV vaccination. Use the tips (and funny, clever simple cards!) to tell your parents that getting vaccinated against HPV and staying cancer free is important to you. Upload a photo of your card and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship.

We the Future Contest
Sponsor: Constituting America
Amount: Varied based on class standing
Closing Date: September 17, 2018
Description: Contest is open to K-12 students, college students, law school students, graduate schools students, adults 25 years of age and older, and seniors 65 years of age and older. Contest is about the U.S. Constitution. Each age group has different requirements, so applicants should visit website for details.

$1,000 September Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students, as well as adults looking to attend college in the next year. Applicant must complete a form to login or register for a free account.

Golden Eagle Coins Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Golden Eagle Coins
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a citizen of, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada. Applicant must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LaTutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a citizen of, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada. Applicant must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

BBB Student Video & Poster Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Better Business Bureau – Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 28, 2018
Description: Contest is open to high school students in Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky. Applicant must submit a video or poster on the contest theme of “Trust.”

Back to School Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Balfour
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 29, 2018
Description: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 13 years of age and enrolled in high school or college. Student can enter the sweepstakes daily.

Average to Extraordinary Scholarship
Sponsor: Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students from Texas. Applicant must share an experience that has changed his or her life, entrepreneurial goals, and their passions.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive.

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