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.

$1,000 November Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 20, 2017
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.

Golden Eagle Coins Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Golden Eagle Coins
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 20, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least a 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: LA Tutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 20, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least a 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.

Young Innovators to Watch National Competition
Sponsor: Young Innovators to Watch
Amount: $1,000 and a trip to CES in Las Vegas
Closing Date: November 27, 2017
Description: Award is open to individuals and small teams, ages 13 to 19, that have created an innovative technical or scientific project. Projects must be original work, and may have been developed as a result of school, extracurricular, or outside-of-school activities.

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

Cookin’ It Old School: Cook With An Older Adult!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Older adults who feel lonely or isolated have a higher chance of depression and physical decline. Ask your grandparent or an older adult in your life to share some of their favorite family recipes and cook it together to spread cheer during the holidays. Submit a photo of you both cooking and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship. Unlimited entries!

Education Matters Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
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 no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Harlequin Floors Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: The World Dances
Amount: $250
Closing Date: November 30, 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.

National Corn Growers Association Photo Contest
Sponsor: National Corn Growers Association
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
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.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
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.

Americanism Essay Contest
Sponsor: Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in grades seven through 12 (or equivalent). Applicant must be sponsored by a branch of the Fleet Reserve Association or a unit of the Ladies Auxiliary. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme, “What Patriotism means to me.”

Design Scholarship
Sponsor: BestReview
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students studying at or can show proof they are enrolled with an accredited school program who are between the ages of 5 and 100 years of age. International students are welcome to apply. Applicant must submit an essay on how product design impacts the world in a positive way.

Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards
Sponsor: ASCAP
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 1, 2017
Description: Award is open to young composers who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or enrolled students with valid student visas who have not reached their 30th birthday by December 31, 2017.

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team College Scholarship
Sponsor: Lamber & Goodnow Injury Law Team
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to students enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university with a 2.8 GPA or higher. Applicant must submit an essay on how they are driven to innovate.

Military Child of the Year Award
Sponsor: Operation Homefront
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 4, 2017
Description: Award is open to young people ages 13 to 18 who are children of someone who is/was in the military. Student must be nominated by a parent, other family member, teacher, counselor, coach, community official, church leader, neighbor, other others.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
Sponsor: Sodexo Stop Hunder Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 5, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students in kindergarten through graduate school (ages 5-25) who have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months.

Letters About Literature Competition
Sponsor: Center for the Book in the Library of Congress
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: December 9, 2017
Description: Competition is open to students in grades four through 12. Applicant must select a fiction or nonfiction book, poem or play and write a personal letter to the author on how the author’s work changed the applicant or their view of the world.

Ride & Seek: Keep Friends and Family Safer in the Car
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2017
Description: Seat belts save lives – everyone knows that. But warnings from parents and scare tactics from ad campaigns don’t make teenage drivers and passengers more likely to wear a seat belt. Student can win an easy scholarship just by printing and posting flyers. For every poster you share in your community, you’ll keep people safer on the road AND earn another chance at the scholarship. Unlimited entries.

Rubincam Youth Award
Sponsor: National Genealogical Society
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 15, 2017
Description: Award is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit a genealogical project.

Send 1 Tweet to Help Ban Menthol Cigarettes
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2017
Description: Menthol cigarettes are easier to start and harder to quit… And they’re the last flavored cigarette on the market. Do something about it! Send 1 tweet in support of the ban, and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship.

Drive Smart: No Distractions, No Excuses Teen Digital Short Contest
Sponsor: CTIA Wireless Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: December 18, 2017
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, ages 13-18. Students must create a digital short to help educate their peers about the dangers of driving distracted. To enter: Register, create a digital short, answer a few questions (paragraph answers), then either share a link to your video or upload it.

$1,000 December Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 20, 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 resident of the United States or an international student with a valid student visa. Applicant must fill out a short form.

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