Scholarships for High School Sophomores

High school sophomores are thinking 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 sophomores.

$1,000 June Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 20, 2021
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.

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship
Sponsor: Connecther
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2021 extended to June 22, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students and college undergraduates who are under the age of 25. Applicant must submit a 3-6 minute short film that raises awareness about critical issues affecting women and girls around the world OR propose solutions to critical challenges faced by women.

Green Is Film Scholarship
Sponsor: Connecther | Ian Somerhalder Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: June 15, 2021extended to June 22, 2021
Description: Contest is open to students in 8th grade, high school, and undergraduate studies. Applicant must submit a 3-6 minute video on a girl who is greening up the world.

Stand Up Men Award
Sponsor: ConnectHer
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 15, 2021extended to June 22, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to 8th graders, high school students, and undergraduate students under the age of 25 and of any gender. Applicant must submit an original 3-6 minute film on any man they know who is taking a stand to prevent violence against women and/or standing up for women’s rights.

Breakthrough Junior Challenge
Sponsor: Breakthrough Prize Foundation
Amount: Up to $250,000
Closing Date: June 25, 2021
Description: Competition is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 years of age. Applicant must explain a big scientific idea in fundamental physics, life sciences or mathematics with a short video (three minutes maximum).

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Boost a Friend’s Self-Esteem by Posting About Their Best Qualities
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2021
Description: Negative self-image has been found to play a role in the development of mental health issues like depression and anxiety, but positive messages from friends can have a huge impact on young people’s self-image, self-esteem, and mental health. That’s where you come in! You can win an easy $1,000 scholarship by posting or sharing a photo of a friend, and highlighting their best qualities that a photo couldn’t fully capture. In the caption of your post, use #WhatsNotPictured and include “text CARE to 38383,” where friends can access additional mental health resources. You’ll make a serious difference for your friends and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Win-win!

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2021
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: June 30, 2021
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, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

Do-Over Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: June 30, 2021
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. 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, 2021
Description: Sweepstakes is open to high school students and their parents or guardians who are legal residents of the United States.

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2021
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.

KAS Scholarships
Sponsor: Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Korean students who will be a full-time student and classified as a high school sophomore, junior or senior, undergraduate, or graduate student. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

No Sweat Scholarship
Sponsor: Cirkled In
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 30, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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.

Savor Summer College Scholarship
Sponsor: Monica Matthews | How2WinScholarships.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who are high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicant must submit an essay explaining how they will be using their summer vacation.

$1,500 Easy Scholarship: Take and Share a Quiz and Inspire Others to Take a Stand Against Big Tobacco
Sponsor: DoSomething
Closing Date: July 15, 2021
Description: Fighting tobacco use is a social justice issue. Gen Z is leading worldwide movements for racial justice, environmental protection, and public health. Take our easy quiz to learn how tobacco use is connected to a variety of other causes, like mental health and LGBTQ+ issues, and we’ll send you a guide to help you inspire a friend or family member to take a stand against Big Tobacco and protect our communities, our planet, and our future. You’ll also be automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship. (Optional: If you have a personal story about how tobacco use and e-cigs may have affected you or your loved ones, share it at the end of the quiz and it could be featured on our social pages!) Let’s Do This.

$1,000 July Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 20, 2021
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.

Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing
Sponsor: LearnCurious
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: July 23, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. and international students who are rising high school juniors and seniors. Applicant must respond to one of three prompts.

Iowa Merit Awards for Dramatic Performance
Sponsor: Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: July 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Iowa high school students (grades 10-12) in good standing who are studying drama and have acted in official school productions in 2020 and/or 2021.

Annual Fruit Shoot Photo Contest
Sponsor: California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: July 31, 2021
Description: Contest is open to anyone. Contestant must submit a photo on the subjects of fruit, flowers, roots or any vegetative plant parts.

Flavor of the Month Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students 14 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education in the future. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Sponsor: Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12, college, or 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.

Make Me Laugh Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students 14 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. 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, 2021
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.

Shout It Out Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2021
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 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education in the future. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
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 2027) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Education Matters Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students 14 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 in the future) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Top Ten List Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students 14 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must create a top ten list of the top ten reasons they should get the scholarship.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. Applicant must submit a short statement about technology addiction.

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