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.

Annual Fruit Shoot Photo Contest
Sponsor: California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: July 4, 2022
Description: Contest is open to anyone. Contestant must submit a photo on the subjects of fruit, flowers, roots or any vegetative plant parts.

$1,000 July Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 20, 2022
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, 2022
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.

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: #ZeroCrashFuture: Driving Safety Tips
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 25, 2022
Description: Create a slipcover for your or loved one’s phone to “sleep in” while driving. Use our template or create your own and share helpful tips and reminders to stay safe on the road. You’ll be entered for the opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship.

Iowa Merit Awards for Dramatic Performance
Sponsor: Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: July 29, 2022
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 2021 and/or 2022.

Flavor of the Month Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
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, 2022
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.

Ethical Torch Essay Scholarship
Sponsor: BBB Pacific Southwest
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: August 7, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grade 9-12 (graduating classes of 2023-2026) residing and enrolled in school in San Diego County. Applicant mut submit an essay on “The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in our Community.”

Ethical Torch Essay Scholarship
Sponsor: BBB Pacific Southwest
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: August 14, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grade 9-12 (graduating classes of 2023-2026) residing and enrolled in school in Orange County (California). Applicant mut submit an essay on “The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in our Community.”

Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Detective
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students who are permanent residents of the United States. Applicant must fill out a short online application and share in 140 characters or less how they will use the scholarship.

Extraordinary Scholarship
Sponsor: Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students from Texas. Applicant must share an experience that has changed his or her life, entrepreneurial goals, and their passions.

Youth Free Expression Film Contest: Truth to Power
Sponsor: National Coalition Against Censorship
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: September 19, 2022
Description: Contest is open to individuals living in the U.S. or its territories (but need not be citizens) who will be age 19 or younger on the day the film is submitted. Contestant must create a one-minute video using film, animation, photographs, music, or anything else on the topic, “What does free speech mean to me?”

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
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, 2022
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.

Ethical Torch Essay Scholarship
Sponsor: BBB Pacific Southwest
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: October 2, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grade 9-12 (graduating classes of 2023-2026) residing and enrolled in school in Apache, Coconino, Gila, Imperial, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai, or Yuma Counties (Arizona). Applicant mut submit an essay on “The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in our Community.”

Visionary Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American College Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 11, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are United States citizens or eligible non-citizens. Applicant must submit an essay on why college is important to them.

10 Words or Less Scholarship
Sponsor: StudentScholarship.org
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2023. Applicant must share in 10 words or less why they deserve the scholarship.

$2,000 Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States or International students with a valid visa who are 13 years of age or older and who are interested in attending nursing school, or are currently enrolled in nursing school.

$2,500 Creative Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States or International students with a valid visa who are 13 years of age or older and who are interested in attending art school, or are currently enrolled in an art school.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nicodemus Wilderness Project
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to students between the ages of 13 and 21 who are candidates for a degree/diploma at a primary (middle school), secondary (high school), or accredited post-secondary educational institution from any country around the world. Applicant must conduct their own environmental stewardship project in 2022.

$1,000 January Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 20, 2023
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 student visa. Applicant must fill out a short form.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 30, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. Applicant must submit a short statement about technology addiction.

E-waste Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students and current or entering college or graduate students at any level. Applicant must answer in 140-characters or less “the most important reason to care about e-waste is…”

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