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.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 14, 2019
Description: Program is open to Southern California high school students who have talent in Acting, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Voice, Non-Classical Dance, Ballet, Jazz Instrumental and Classical Instrumental. Applicant must submit an audition video. Each category will be limited to 400 applicants, so get your application in early!

STEM Superheroes: Draw or Print a STEM Superhero to Inspire Younger Students
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are less likely to pursue STEM careers. You could win an easy scholarship by drawing an original superhero who uses STEM to make the world a better place! Use DoSomething’s template to create a poster for your schools’ classrooms. Your poster will (super) empower students to pursue STEM and you’ll be entered to win a scholarship.

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

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LA Tutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 20, 2019
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.

Research & Education Division (RED) Video Contest
Sponsor: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 20, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Contestant must submit a video on transportation infrastructure.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 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 visa. Applicant must log in to Niche or create a free account to apply for the scholarship.

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship*
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States who are/will be enrolled in college within the next 12 months. Applicant must create a Cappex profile (if they don’t have one already), share about their extracurricular activities, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest
Sponsor: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 1-12, including home-schooled students. Student must submit a piece of art on a given topic related to North American game birds or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped.

Kidguard for Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Kidguard for Education
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12, university, college, and community college students enrolled during the contest period. Applicant must submit an essay or poster on parents, internet safety, bullying OR social media.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 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.

Share a Positive Poster to Cancel Bullying
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Dates: October 31, 2019
Description: You could win the scholarship by hanging a positive poster in your school to drown out bullying and spread good vibes. We’ll give you a template to print and post, so it’ll be super easy. Share your hung poster by October 31 and you’ll enter to win a $5,000 scholarship.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $30,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Program is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions. Applicant must submit a 3-5 minute essay on this year’s theme; “What Makes America Great.”

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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 will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Huddle to Brighten Someone’s Day: Unlease the Power of Play By Making an Activity Book for a Kid in the Hospital
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship by creating an activity book for a young person in a hospital and unleasing the power of play! Use DoSomething’s easy template to create fun games like tic-tac-toe, trivia,, and mad libs. You’ll brighten their day and automatically enter to win a scholarship.

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC)
Sponsor: National Center for Women & Information Technology
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 5, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. high school and college women with an interest in computing and technology. College students must attend an NCWIT Academic Alliance institution and major or minor in computing.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Sponsor: Prudential Financial, Inc.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 5, 2019
Description: Award is open to all young people in grades 5-12 who live in the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., and have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year.

Spooktacular Scholarship
Sponsor: Tutoring Club
Amount: $250
Closing Date: November 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 sharing their favorite part of this year.

Concerto Competition
Sponsor: United States Marine Band
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the 2019-2020 academic year. Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instructions may apply. Applicant must select one of the works listed on the application for their instrument and submit an audio recording of their performance accompanied by piano, band, or orchestra.

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students enrolled in grades 6-12 for the 2019-2020 school year who are residents of one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or a province of Canada (except Quebec). Applicant must submit an essay explaining how and with whom they share the Good News of God’s love.

NSFW (Not Safe For Wheels): Answer Three Questions about Your Friend’s Habits to Save their Lifes on the Road
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Traffic deaths among young people are down almost 70% since the 70s. And getting reminders and tips from friends is one of the most effective ways to stay safe on the road. You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship just by sharing a guide to keep a friend safe on the road. It’s easy: think of a friend, answer three quick questions about their on-the-road habits, and you’ll receive a customized road safety guide for your friend. Share the guide online for the chance to save a life on the road *and* enter to win a $2,500 scholarship. (Plus, you could be selected for a free trip to the first-ever Road Safety Hackathon. Let’s Do This!)

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

Real World Design Challenge
Sponsor: Real World Design Challenge
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 22, 2019
Description: Participation is limited to students living in OR enrolled in schools located in a state or territory that is hosting a State Competition. To be eligible to compete as a student team member, a student must be currently enrolled in grade nine, ten, eleven or twelve. Students will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation’s leading industries. Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions.

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 22, 2019
Description: Award is open to individuals and small teams, ages 13 to 20, who 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.

Education Matters Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
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 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

National Corn Growers Association Photo Contest
Sponsor: National Corn Growers Association
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
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.

Youth Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: National Driving and Traffic School
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school, university, or college as a full-time student. Applicant must submit an essay on given topics related to driver safety.

Americanism Essay Contest
Sponsor: Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
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 My Vote Will Mean to Me.”

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.

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