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.

$500 Easy Scholarship – New School Year, New Friends, You Belong Here

Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: You could win a $500 scholarship by sharing a Welcome Note or Guide with new students in your school. Simply upload a screenshot or photo of you sharing your guide or note and help inspire others to join the movement. You’ll automatically be entered to earn a scholarship.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
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.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
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.

Fall Flavor Giveaway
Sponsor: CollegExpress
Amount: $500 + $100 Coffee Shop Gift Card
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students 13+ who are legal residents of the United States. Applicant must submit one sentence answering the following questions: “What is your favorite fall flavor or treat?

Just Poetry Contest
Sponsor: American High School Poets
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

No Sweat Scholarship
Sponsor: Cirkled In
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
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.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
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.

Shout It Out Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
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 are currently enrolled (or will enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education in the future. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Ethical Torch Essay Scholarship
Sponsor: BBB Pacific Southwest
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: October 2, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grade 9-12 (graduating classes of 2023-2026) residing and enrolled in school in Apache, Coconino, Gila, Imperial, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai, or Yuma Counties (Arizona). Applicant mut submit an essay on “The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in our Community.”

Make Your Mark Contest
Sponsor: my529
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 3, 2022
Description: Contest is open to Utah students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Contestant must submit a bookmark design.

$500 Easy Scholarship – The Future is Now: Your Voice, Your Vote
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 14, 2022
Description: You could win a $500 scholarship by taking our quiz to find out your Civic Leadership Personality, and simply sharing with us your results, as well as what’s on your mind — and how you plan to use your unique personality to make an impact this election season.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 17, 2022
Description: Program is open to Southern California high school students who have talent in Acting, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Voice, Non-Classical Dance, Ballet, Jazz Instrumental and Classical Instrumental. Applicant must submit an audition video.

$1,000 October Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 20, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal residents of the United States and international students with valid visas. Applicant must login or create an account with Niche.

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC)
Sponsor: National Center for Women & Information Technology
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 20, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. high school and college women with an interest in computing and technology. College students must attend an NCWIT Academic Alliance institution and major or minor in computing.

Chet Advance Scholarship
Sponsor: Connecticut State Treasurer’s Office
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: October 21, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school freshman and high school seniors who attend school in Connecticut OR attend a parochial school outside of Connecticut and either the student or one of the student’s parents or guardian reside in Connecticut.

George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest
Sponsor: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 1-12, including home-schooled students. Student must submit a piece of art on a given topic related to North American game birds or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped.

Video Contest Scholarship for Creative Students
Sponsor: IvyPanda
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school, college, and university students worldwide. Applicant must submit a video on a given topic related to COVID, social media, or advice for college freshmen.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $30,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Program is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions. Applicant must submit a 3-5 minute essay on this year’s theme; “Why is the Veteran Important?”

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
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 who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2027) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Congressional App Challenge
Sponsor: Internet Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Challenge is open to U.S. students in middle school or high school who live in a Congressional district that is participating (check website for details). Applicant must create any type of app they like on any platform they like.

Save the Frogs! Art Contest
Sponsor: Save the Frogs!
Amount: $100
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Contest is open to anyone, regardless of age, with a talent for art. Applicant must submit a cool frog piece of art.

Visionary Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American College Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are United States citizens or eligible non-citizens. Applicant must submit an essay on why college is important to them.

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: November 14, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students enrolled in grades 6-12 who are residents of one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or a province of Canada (except Quebec). Applicant must submit an essay on the topic: “What is your dream for a better community and world?”

Concerto Competition
Sponsor: United States Marine Band
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: November 15, 2022
Description: Competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the 2020-2021 academic year. Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instructions may apply. Applicant must select one of the works listed on the application for their instrument and submit an audio recording of their performance accompanied by piano, band, or orchestra.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2022
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 and 18 who have not yet entered college during the 2022-2023 academic year. This is the deadline for high school seniors. Younger students may still apply. Deadline III is April 15, 2023.

Real World Design Challenge
Sponsor: Real World Design Challenge
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 18, 2022
Description: Participation is limited to students living in OR enrolled in schools located in a state or territory that is hosting a State Competition. To be eligible to compete as a student team member, a student must be currently enrolled in grade nine, ten, eleven or twelve. Students will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation’s leading industries. Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions.

$1,000 November Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 20, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal residents of the United States and international students with valid visas. Applicant must login or create an account with Niche.

Education Matters Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students 14 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled (or will enroll in the future) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

National Corn Growers Association Photo Contest
Sponsor: National Corn Growers Association
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2022
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States. Applicant must submit a photo that helps to tell the story of farming field corn in America. Participants can submit photos in the following categories: Scenery/Landscape, The Farm Family Lifestyle, Growing Field Corn, Farming Challenges, SHP’s Conservation, Corn, and Little Farmers.

Youth Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: National Driving and Traffic School
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school, university, or college as a full-time student. Applicant must submit an essay on given topics related to driver safety.

Take Care of Texas Video Contest
Sponsor: Take Care of Texas
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: December 2, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Texas high school students in grades 9 through 12. Applicant must submit a video that portrays positive ways Texas can help keep our air clean, keep our water clean, conserve water, save energy, or reduce waste.

Rubincam Youth Award
Sponsor: National Genealogical Society
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 15, 2022
Description: Award is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit a genealogical project.

Carson Scholars
Sponsor: Carson Scholars Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 16, 2022
Description: Scholars program is open to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Applications must be requested by school officials. Applicant must have at least a 3.75 GPA.

$2,000 Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States or International students with a valid visa who are 13 years of age or older and who are interested in attending nursing school, or are currently enrolled in nursing school.

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