Scholarships for High School Sophomores

decHigh 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.

Congressional App Challenge
Sponsor: Internet Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2018
Description: Challenge is open to U.S. students in middle school or high school who live in a Congressional district that is participating (check website for details). Applicant must create any type of app they like on any platform they like.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2018
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.

$1,000 October Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 20, 2018
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.

Golden Eagle Coins Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Golden Eagle Coins
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 20, 2018
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.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LA Tutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 20, 2018
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.

O Captain, My Captain Scholarship Slam
Sponsor: Power Poetry
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 25, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current and former high school students who are under the age of 25. and will be attending a college in the U.S. Applicant must submit a poem on, “Who or what has had the greatest influence/impact on your life.”

Drop Essay Contest
Sponsor: Black Women for Positive Change
Amount: Up to $250
Closing Date: October 26, 2018
Description: Contest is open to youth ages 12-18 years of age who plan to stay in school and earn their high school diploma or GED to prepare for success. Applicant must watch a docu-short and then submit a one minute essay, two-minute rap on video, poem, or artwork to describe their reaction to the film, opportunities that interest them, and the kind of support they need to follow their dreams.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
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.

Back to School Scholarship
Sponsor: Cirkled In
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
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 and submit an essay on their three must-have items.

Butt Invasion Scholarship
Sponsor: truth | Fastweb
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
Description: Contest is open to registered Fastweb members (free to sign-up) who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and who are between the ages of 15 and 24 years of age. Applicant must answer some questions related to cigarettes and smoking. Truth (the sponsor) wants to be the generation that ends smoking for good and cleans up the environment doing it.

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship*
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
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, 2018
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.

Grab the Mic: Share DoSomething’s Guide About Your Rights at the Polls
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
Description: A Brennan center report found that the incident rate of voter fraud for most elections is anywhere between 0.0003 percent and 0.0025 percent. Despite the miniscule incident rate for voter impersonation fraud, yet citing voter fraud as their motivation, there are many who intimidate voters at the polls and prevent them from voting. Share DoSomething’s guide about voting rights that will help you educate your friends, family, and community on how to navigate their rights at the polls. Each action completed on the campaign page equals one entry. Unlimited entries.

Kidguard for Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Kidguard for Education
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Applicant must submit a personal essay, internet safety, bullying OR social media.

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