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.

Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition
Sponsor: Orlando Science Center
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 23, 2017
Description: Competition is open to Central Florida residents who are in high school or home school equivalent (grades 9-12). Applicant must submit a project in a Physical Science category.

Dexter All-American Team Scholarship
Sponsor: U.S. Bowling Congress
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 24, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to USBC high school members who are nominated by a coach or team administrator.

Earth Day Awards
Sponsor: National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Foundation)
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 25, 2017
Description: Award is open to high students worldwide who can demonstrate environmental stewardship, leadership, and volunteerism as expressed through an Earth Day project.

Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition
Sponsor: Haiku Society of America
Amount: $50
Closing Date: March 25, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Student can submit up to three haiku poems.

Operation Prevention Video Challenge
Sponsor: Operation Prevention
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 28, 2017
Description: Contest is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 13 years of age and are students enrolled in 9th through 12th grade at a public, private, parochial, or home school located in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must submit a video ending a message to their peers about the dangers of prescription opioid misuse.

Anthem Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: March 29, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 8-10. Applicant must submit an essay that answers a given question related to the book. There is no citizenship requirements to apply.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
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.

2017 GRHS Youth Essay Contest
Sponsor: Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students attending public, private, parochial, or home schools, and to students attending accredited universities. Student must submit an essay on a topic related to German Russian history, heritage or culture. Student does not need to be ethnic German-Russian to enter contest.

ABA YLD Law Day Art Contest
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Amount: Up to $750
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students, student groups, and classes in grades 9-12 (or the equivalent) in the United States. Contestants must submit an art piece on the topic of the 14th Amendment.

Average to Extraordinary Scholarship
Sponsor:
Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students from Texas. Applicant must share an experience that has changed her of her life, entrepreneurial goals, and their passions.

Barbara Clark Award for Excellence in Writing
Sponsor: California Association for the Gifted
Amount: $100
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Description: Award is open to students current in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 and attending classes in a recognized California educational setting. Applicant must submit a creative composition of two to five pages on a topic on a subject of vital interest to the student that has an impact on society as a whole. Once on website, go to “Students” and then “Scholarships.”

Creative Patriot Art Awards
Sponsor: VFW Auxiliary
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Description: Applicant must be in grades 9-12. Applicant must submit an original piece of art that expresses patriotism to the local VFW Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman.

David Nelson Jr Memorial Fund
Sponsor: David Nelson Jr. Memorial Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to children of a deceased organ, tissue or cornea donor who resides in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey or Delaware. Scholarship can be used for continuing education at private/parochial high school, accredited college, university or trade/technical school during 2017-2018 academic year.

Folds of Honor Scholarship
Sponsor: Folds of Honor
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to dependents of service members enrolled in grades Kindergarten – 12. Funds may be used for approved/accredited private school tuition, IRS approved educational tutoring from an approved tutoring company, approved/accredited homeschool curriculum, required books, and required school uniforms.

Get an Article Writing Scholarship
Sponsor: Water Heater Options
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school, college, or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to water heaters.

Harlequin Floors Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: The World Dances
Amount: $250
Closing Date: March 31, 2017
Description: Contest is open to residents of the 50 United States and Canada. There is no restriction to enter the contest. Applicant must submit a dance video.

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