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.

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: March 27, 2019
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years of age. Student must submit an original work (video, music, creative writing, or artwork) showcasing their idea for a solution to the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

Let’s Stress Less
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 30, 2019
Description: America’s youngest generation is significantly more likely than other generations to report their mental health as fair or poor. Share your tip on how to manage stress. DoSomething will crowd source tips from young people across the country to create the largest anti-stress guide. Every text automatically enters you for the scholarship.

1990 Institute Contest
Sponsor: 1990 Institute
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Contest is open to U.S. and China-based students and media-makers age 13-25. Applicant must submit a 2-5 minute travel video on Chinese food (food is not just what you eat, but also a reflection of the culture and people of its origin).

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal residents 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.

Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
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 Winter term classes.

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship*
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States who are/will be enrolled within the next 12 months. Applicant must create a Cappex profile (if they don’t have one already), share about their extracurricular, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

Collect Items for a Homeless Shelter
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: On any given day there are 600,000 people experiencing homelessness in America. About one-quarter of them are teenagers or children. You can win the scholarship by providing daily essentials (like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and nonperishable foods) to a local homeless shelter. Snap a picture of you and the items you are donating and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship. Unlimited entries.

Golden Eagle Coins Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Golden Eagle Coins
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
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.

International College Counselors Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: International College Counselors
Amount: $250
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-11 anywhere in the world. Applicant must submit an essay that brags about their high school or homeschool experience. In addition to the worldwide winner, one winner will be selected from Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach Counties (Florida).

Live Forever Scholarship
Sponsor: Cirkled In
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
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 the one person they would make immortal if they could and why.

Overthrow the Crowd
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: In a national survey, 48.6% of LGBTQ+ students reported that their school had gender-specific homecoming courts, prom kings/queens, or other types of honors at dances. You can win the scholarship by advocating for a gender-inclusive prom court at your school. Gendered courts (with one”king” who’s a boy and one “queen” who’s a girl) excludes LGBTQ+ students. Use DoSomething’s toolkit and one-on-one coaching to update your school’s tradition and give *everyone* the chance to be royalty.

Pride in Your Heritage GRHS Youth Essay Contest
Sponsor: Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students attending public, private, parochial, or home schools, and to students attending accredited universities as full-time undergraduate students. Student must submit an essay on a topic related to German Russian history, heritage or culture. Student does not need to be ethnic German-Russian to enter contest.

Prom for All
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: The average student spends over $1,100 on prom, with one major expense being the outfit. Prom should be for everyone, but for some students, it’s too expensive to attend. You can win the scholarship by donating your gently-used prom clothes to a local organization to ensure students from low-income households can have an outfit on prom night. You can even run a drive in your school and/or community to collect these items to be part of the nation’s largest youth-led prom clothing drive. Any action automatically enters you to win the scholarship.

Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
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.

Superpower Scholarships
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
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 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. In a short written response, student must explain which superhero or villain they would want to changes places with for a day and why.

Susan Howard Community Service Award
Sponsor: British American Foundation of Texas
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of Texas OR Great Britain who are enrolled in full-time education and are aged between 11 and 21 years of age. Applicant must be currently working on an inspiring community service project or have done so within the past 12 months.

Writer’s Square Essay Contest
Sponsor: Hakka Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in 1st grade through college. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme of “Happiness.”

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
Sponsor: VFW Auxiliary
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to any student in grades 9-12 who are U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals. Applicant must submit a piece of art on paper or canvas – water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or oil may be used.

Folds of Honor Scholarship
Sponsor: Folds of Honor
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to dependents of service members enrolled in grades Kindergarten – 12 and students enrolled in college. Funds may be used for approved/accredited private school tuition, IRS approved educational tutoring from an approved tutoring company, approved/accredited home school curriculum, required books, and required school uniforms.

Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award
Sponsor: Novo Nordisk | WTT Donnelly Awards
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students between 14 and 21 years of age who have diabetes and play tennis competitively.

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