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.

SPJ High School Essay Contest
Sponsor: Society of Professional Journalists
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 23, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students enrolled in grades 9-12 in U.S. public, private, and home schools within the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on why we need to obtain news from multiple feeds.

Youth Courage Awards
Sponsor: Colin Higgins Foundation
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 23, 2018
Description: Award is open to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two Spirit, Queer and Questioning youth activists (through age 20) who have transformed their experience with bigotry and discrimination into opportunities to inspire others by taking action, rallying support, building community, and working to change the systems and institutions that impact their lives. Applicant must be nominated.

Civil War Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 26, 2018
Description: Contest is open to U.S. students who are in grades 6-12. Student must submit an essay on a given prompt related to the Civil War.

Frito-Lay Variety Pack’s Dreamvention
Sponsor: Frito Lay
Amount: Up to $250,000
Closing Date: February 26, 2018
Description: Contest is open to persons legally residing in, and physically located within, one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are at least 13 years of age. Applicant must dream up a fun invention idea, draw it, and submit their idea.

Price Gouging Video Contest
Sponsor: Stossel in the Classroom
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: February 26, 2018
Description: Contest is open to filmmakers aged 14-23. Applicant must create a 1-3 minute video arguing for or against laws that prohibit price “gouging” during an emergency.

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