Scholarships for High School Freshmen

$1,000 April Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 20, 2020
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.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LaTutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 20, 2020
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.

All About Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
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 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Celebrate the West High School Art Competition
Sponsor: Western Governors’ Association
Amount: Up to $1,200
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Competition is open to high school students (grades 9-12) in public, private, charter, and alternative schools. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter. Student must be in a school in a WGA member state: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Applicant must submit a two-dimensional art piece on what their state means to them.

Comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead Contest – 8th, 9th and 10th Grade
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 8-10. Applicant must submit an essay comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead. There is no citizenship requirements to apply.

E-waste Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students and current or entering college or graduate students at any level. Applicant must answer in 140-characters or less “the most important reason to care about e-waste is…”

National Hazing Prevention Week Essay Competition
Sponsor: HazingPrevention.org
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Competition is open to high school students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given theme related to hazing.

Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership
Sponsor: Earth Island Institute
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to environmental change leaders ages 13 to 22 (as of Jul. 1, 2019) living in North America (including Mexico, Canada, and some Caribbean Islands) and U.S. Territories.

Visionary Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American College Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
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.

Countdown to College Scholarship
Sponsor: Potential Magazine
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college-bound teens in 9th-12th grades. Students need to sign up for Potential Magazine’s free weekly eNewsletter and they will automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

$1,000 May Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 20, 2020
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.

A Voice for Animals Contest
Sponsor: Humane Education Network
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to animals.

Fifth Month Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
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 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must “write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important.”

Model A Youth Restoration Award
Sponsor: Model A Ford Club of America, Inc.
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Award is open to individuals between 12 and 22 years of age who own or possess a Model A or AA Ford and are restoring his or her Model A.

Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Detective
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current 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.

$500 High School Freshman Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States or international students with a valid visa who are high school freshmen in the Class of 2023.

NOPE Life Choices Award and Scholarship
Sponsor: Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education (NOPE) Task Force
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to middle school and high school students who have seen a NOPE assembly. Applicant must do a creative project on the value of maintaining a drug free life.

Digital Privacy Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school, college, and graduate school students. Home school students are also eligible. Applicant must complete a short form and finish the following statement in 140-characters or less: “I’m taking responsibility for my digital profile by…”

Do-Over Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: June 30, 2020
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 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must share what they would do “if they could turn back time.”

Huntington’s College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Huntington Learning Center
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2020
Description: Sweepstakes is open to high school students and their parents or guardians who are legal residents of the United States.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: June 30, 2020
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

Flavor of the Month Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
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 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Make Me Laugh Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
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 2026) 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.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2020
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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