Scholarships for High School Freshmen

Thanksgiving Scholarship
Sponsor: Tutoring Club
Amount: $250
Closing Date: December 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades and living in the following areas of Texas: Alvin ISD, Clear Creek ISD, Deer Park ISD, Dickinson ISD, Friendswood ISD, Galveston ISD, Hitchcock ISD, LaPorte ISD, Pasadena ISD, Pearland ISD, or Texas City ISD. Applicant must submit an essay n a time they helped make a difference in their school or community and must include a photo of their volunteer effort.

Military Child of the Year Award
Sponsor: Operation Homefront
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 9, 2019
Description: Award is open to young people ages 13 to 18 who are children of someone who is/was in the military.

Huddle for Heroes: Make a Card of Appreciation or Letter for Military Service Members, Veterans, and their Families
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Beyond everything they do to keep us safe, military service members make the additional sacrifice of spending long periods of time away from family and friends. Use your creativity (and our easy guide) to make an appreciation card for military service members, veterans and their families. You’ll help them feel connected to home *and* automatically enter to win a $2,500 scholarship. Let’s Do This!

Rubincam Youth Award
Sponsor: National Genealogical Society
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Award is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit a genealogical project.

$1,000 December Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 20, 2019
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.

National WWII Museum Essay Contest
Sponsor: The National World War II Museum
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: December 27, 2019
Description: Contest is open to middle school and high school students in the United States, U.S. territories, and military bases. Student must submit an essay on a given topic related to the trial of defeated Nazi leaders at Nuremberg. Only the first 500 essays will be considered.

$500 Art Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
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 art school, or are currently enrolled in an art school.

$500 Culinary Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
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 culinary school, or are currently attending culinary school.

$500 Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
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.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nicodemus Wilderness Project
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to students between the ages of 13 and 21 who are candidates for a degree/diploma at a primary (middle school), secondary (high school), or accredited post-secondary educational institution from any country around the world. Applicant must conduct their own environmental stewardship project in 2019.

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Sponsor: Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12, college, and graduate school students who are legal U.S. residents. Applicant must submit an essay answering why they deserve the scholarship or their academic or career goals.

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest
Sponsor: NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high or high school during the 2019-2020 academic year, including homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme, “What Does the Second Amendment Mean to You?”

Huntington’s College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Huntington Learning Center
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Sweepstakes is open to high school students and their parents or guardians who are legal residents of the United States.

No Sweat Scholarship
Sponsor: Cirkled In
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
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.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

Scholarship Detective Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Detective
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students who are permanent residents of the United States. Applicant must submit a short online form and answer in 140 characters or less how they plan to use the scholarship money.

Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

The Hit We’ll Take: Share a #TBT Guide Online to Help Friends Escape the Vape
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: A single JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes! Share an online guide with friends about the dangers of e-cigs and vaping. Everyone hates when a remake goes wrong, and e-cigs/vapes are a bad remake of cigarettes. How about we back stuff we do want like Silentó, the man behind the Whip/Nae Nae? Share an online guide with friends to show them that e-cigs and JUUL are just a bad remake of regular cigarettes. You’ll be entered for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship, and the school with the most guide shares will win a visit from Silentó himself!

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