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.

Community Contribution Scholarship
Sponsor: Educational Research Center of America (ERCA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 26, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students who are legal residents of the United States. Applicants must have recognized a need or problem in their community, have determined a way to address this need or solve this problem, have developed an action plan, and have worked to put the action plan in place.

Harlequin Floors Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: The World Dances
Amount: $250
Closing Date: July 28, 2017
Description: Contest is open to residents of the 50 United States and Canada. There is no restriction to enter the contest. Applicant must submit a dance video.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
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.

Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness
Sponsor: Get Up! Get Active!
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school and college students who are 15 years of age or older. Applicant must submit three to five sentences answering one question related to weakness.

CollegeWeekLive Monthly Scholarship
Sponsor: CollegeWeekLive
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled no later than the fall of 2019 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school). Applicant must register online at CollegeWeekLive (free), login between the first and last day of the month, and visit five colleges to be considered for the scholarship drawing.

CouponChief.com Scholarship Program
Sponsor: CouponChief.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents enrolled in high school, college, or trade school. Applicant must submit a 2-5 minute video on saving money.

Flavor of the Month Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
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 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. 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, 2017
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.

Reiter & Walsh, P.C. Annual Birth Injury Scholarship
Sponsor: Reiter & Walsh, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school, college, or graduate program who have either personally sustained a birth injury OR have an immediate family member affected by a birth injury OR be influenced in another explainable way by birth injury, neonatal injury, or disability. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the Untied States.

Summer College Scholarship
Sponsor: Lamber & Goodnow Injury Law Team
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to students enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university with a 2.8 GPA or higher. Applicant must submit an essay on how they are driven to innovate.

Take Shorter Showers to Save Water!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2017extended to July 31, 2017
Description: Americans use more than a TRILLION gallons of water showering each year. That’s enough to supply all the water needs of New Jersey and the Empire State. Share a five minute playlist with a friend to remind them to keep their shower under five minutes. That’ll save up to 1,500 gallons of water this year and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

Creative Outlook Cover Contest
Sponsor: Townsend Communications, Inc.
Amount: $250
Closing Date: August 1, 2017
Description: Contest is open to current college level students, as well as high school students. Contestant must submit an original piece of art.

Signal Grace Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: T.M. Yates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 10, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States. Applicant must read the memoir Signal Grace and create an entry in response to one of three given prompts.

Student Video Contest
Sponsor: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 15, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Contestant must submit a video on transportation infrastructure.

Women Leaders Council Video Contest
Sponsor: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 15, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Applicant must submit a video promoting U.S. transportation design and construction careers.

$1,000 August Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 20, 2017
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.

Golden Eagle Coins Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Golden Eagle Coins
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 20, 2017
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: LaTutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 20, 2017
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.

Once Upon A Poem Scholarship Slam
Sponsor: Power Poetry
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are 25 years of age or younger, who are current or former high school students, and who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories. Applicant must submit an original poem on a given theme related to classic fairy tales.

Camera Runner Photography Scholarship
Sponsor: Camera Runner
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited U.S. high school, college, or university who have an interest in photography. Applicant must submit an essay on what they like about photography and their favorite photo they have taken.

ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship
Sponsor: ExpressVPN
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school located in the United States. There is no age or citizenship requirement. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topics related to privacy.

Fitness Fixation Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Fitness Fixation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a college, university, high school or trade school. Students currently studying in the areas of Health, Fitness and Sports Science may be extremely interested in the scholarship, and although taking a course in these specific areas is not a necessity, a passion for health and fitness is a must.

Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Red Cross
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school and college students. Applicant must host an American Red Cross blood drive between June 1 and August 31, 2017.

Make Me Laugh Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
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 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Post a Note to Brighten Someone’s Day!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: 7 in 10 girls believe they don’t measure up in some way. Post notes with positive messages on bathroom mirrors and other places around your school. That’ll improve others’ self-esteem and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship!

Prevent Texting and Driving! – Thumb Socks
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: Texting and driving is dangerous, but unfortunately people still do it. Make and share thumb socks! Thumb socks are little coverings for your thumbs: when you wear them, you can’t text on a touchscreen phone! These socks take just five minutes to make, and DoSomething will show you how. Give Thumb Socks to friends to remind them not to text and drive. Unlimited entries!

Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Detective
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
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.

Share Tips to Beat Bullying!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: Almost 1 in 4 students reports being bullied at school. Grab a pen and paper and make a sign that says, “I Beat Bullying By _______.” Fill in the blank to help others overcome difficult times and automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

Tell Your Governor to Protect Your State and Our Planet!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: President Trump recently withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, a global treaty to protect the planet. Use social media to tell your governor to protect health, the air and water, and the security of your state and our country. Tweet or post on Facebook asking your governor to sign a pledge that DoSomething provides. That’s ensure a safer, cleaner, better future for America and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

Walk, Run, or Bike to Help Service Members Call Home!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: U.S. military service members spend almost eight months of the year away from family and friends. During that time, it’s often hard to stay connected to the people and the comforts of home. Walk, run, or bike around your neighborhood to unlock donations that’ll enable military service members to call their loved ones! It doesn’t matter how far you go: even if you travel just 0.1 miles, you’ll help service members stay connect to their families and enter yourself for the scholarship.

You Look Attractive Scholarship
Sponsor: You Look Attractive
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to female students who are enrolled in high school, college, or university. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topics related to women.

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