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 Easy Scholarship: Fill Out An Easy Pledge to Vote!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by filling out our easy pledge to vote this November. All you have to do is share why you plan on voting this fall. It takes less than 2 minutes! Fill out the online pledge form to automatically enter to win a $1,000 scholarship. Only applicable for 18 to 25 year olds. Let’s Do This.

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Take a Quiz to Learn About Racial Justice & Voting
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by taking our 2-minute online quiz to educate yourself on the relationship between racial justice and voting. Learn how you and your friends can make a difference by showing up at the polls. Take the quiz to automatically enter to win a $1,000 scholarship. Only applicable for 18 to 25 year olds. Let’s Do This.

$1,500 Easy Scholarship: Give a Friend a Digital Road Safety Card
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $1,500 scholarship by sharing a digital card to help a friend stay safe on the road. About 6 out of 10 teen crashes involve distracted driving, but 81% of people say they’d be less likely to drive distracted if their close friends and family encouraged them not to. Take our Road Safety quiz to receive a customized digital road safety card (or one you can print). Then share the card with a friend to keep them safe while traveling to your favorite spots together when this is over. You’ll protect your friends *and* enter for a chance at a $1,500 scholarship. Win-win!

Annual Fruit Shoot Photo Contest
Sponsor: California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: July 17, 2020
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, 2020
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.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LaTutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 20, 2020
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.

Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing
Sponsor: LearnCurious
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: July 23, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. and international students who are current high school juniors and seniors (and rising juniors for the 2020-2021 school year). Applicant must respond to one of three prompts.

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Share a Link to Help Your Friends Register to Vote!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 30, 2020
Description: You could win a $1,000 scholarship just by helping your friends register online to vote! By signing up for our campaign, you’ll get a personalized voter registration page. Then text, email, or share the link to your page on social media to help your friends quickly register to vote. It takes less than two minutes for them to register online! Every time you share your voter registration page before July 30th, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Yep, it’s that easy!

$1,000 Scholarship: Have a Conversation and Disrupt Racism in Your Community
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 30, 2020
Description: You could win a $1,000 scholarship by starting a conversation with friends and family about how to disrupt racism in your community. We also will donate $1,000 to a Black-led, DoSomething-approved organization fighting for racial justice of the scholarship winner’s choosing. The recent wave of worldwide protests sparked by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, amidst others, highlight the injustices, fear, and violence that Black Americans face on a daily basis because of white supremacy. If you identify as Black: Share our self-care for young Black activists guide with a friend. If you identify as white or a non-Black person of color: Use our guide to start a conversation about disrupting racism with someone you care about. (Winner can donate their $1,000 scholarship winnings to the same organization if they choose.)

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
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: July 31, 2020
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.

Flavor of the Month Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
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 2026) 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, 2020
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.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
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.

Driver Education Initiative Award
Sponsor: National Driving and Traffic School
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and college freshmen. Applicant must submit an essay on many given topics related to safe driving.

Book Your Summer Scholarship
Sponsor: Utah Educational Savings Plan
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Utah residents with valid U.S. social security numbers who are 18 years of age or younger. Student must participate in the 2020 summer reading program at their local public library.

$1,000 August Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 20, 2020
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.

Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Red Cross
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
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, 2020.

Make Me Laugh Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
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 who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must share an incident in their life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction) that will make us laugh.

NextStepU Win Free Tuition
Sponsor: NextStepU
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
Description: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada, age 16-22 and are in college or will be enrolled in college within three years from 9/1/2020. Student must register with NextStepU.

Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Detective
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
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.

Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship program is open to low-income high school students to enroll in college courses from Nebraska college or universities, either through dual-enrollment or early enrollment agreements with the institutions. Deadline is for summer classes that have a start date of July 1 or later.

JEN Scholarships
Sponsor: Jazz Education Network (JEN)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and university students with talent and potential in jazz performance and/or education or industry. Multiple scholarships available with different requirements.

Freethought Day High School Essay Scholarship
Sponsor: Freethough Day
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 16, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to California high school students (grades 9-12) who plan to pursue post-secondary education at a community college, four-year college, trade school, or vocation school. Applicant must submit an essay on voter turnout.

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