Scholarships for High School Freshmen

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Contest is open to new and amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public.

No Sweat Scholarship
Sponsor: Cirkled In
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 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 Circkled in account.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
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.

Take Back the Prom: Outfits Donation
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: The average student spends over $1,100 on prom, with one major expense being the outfit. Donate your gently-used prom clothes to a local organization to ensure students from low-income households can have an outfit on prom night. Or, you can even run a drive in your school and/or community to collect these items to be part of the nation’s largest youth-led prom clothing drive.

Take Back the Prom: Submit a Petition or Share your Story
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Prom is supposed to be an experience every student can celebrate and cherish. But this year, thousands will face discrimination on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, body type, ability, income, or even clothing. Submit a petition signature demanding change from schools that still have discriminatory prom policies or share your own story of discrimination at a prom.

Writer’s Square Essay Contest
Sponsor: Hakka Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in 1st grade through graduate school. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme of “Fairness.”

George Watt Prize
Sponsor: Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Contestant must submit a written piece of work about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 and 1938. See website for specific requirements for age level.

Signal Grace Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: T.M. Yates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States. Applicant must read the memoir Signal Grace and create an entry in response to one of three given prompts.

Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
Sponsor: Family Travel Forum
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12 in the United States or Canada, or an American international school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program. Applicant must share a travel story.

$1,000 July Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students, as well as adults looking to attend college in the next year. Applicant must complete a form to login or register for a free account.

Annual Fruit Shoot Photo Contest
Sponsor: California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: July 20, 2019
Description: Contest is open to anyone. Contestant must submit a photo on the subjects of fruit, flowers, roots or any vegetative plant parts.

(Don’t) Read this Book: Donate a Book with Our “Warning” Bookmark to Catch Readers’ Attention
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: During the school year, all students learn at similar rates, but low-income students fall behind by three months’ worth of learning during the summer. This is called “summer slide.” Donate a book to your local library! You’ll improve literacy in your community and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship.

Express to De-Stress Video Contest
Sponsor: SouthPost Youth Foundation
Amount: Up to $300
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Program is open to teens (12-18) who live in the California Bay Area and are in 7th-12th grades. Applicant must submit a video expressing their ways to de-stress or an inspiring story.

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