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.

Gorgas Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Alabama Junior Academy of Science
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 28, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Alabama high school students. Applicant must submit a scientific paper describing their original research or project.

Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest
Sponsor: YoungWorkers.org
Amount: Up to $300
Closing Date: January 28, 2022
Description: Contest is open to California teens between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Contestant must create a poster focusing on workplace health safety as it relates to teens.

$2,500 Easy Scholarship STEM Works for Me
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: January 29, 2022
Description: Take a quiz about your interests and we’ll tell you the perfect STEM jobs for you. Have your friends take the quiz too to see how they can work in STEM too. Send us a photo of you hyping up your friends about finding their dream STEM job. You’ll be entered for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship!

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. Applicant must submit a short statement about technology addiction.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
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.

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: See Us, Hear Us: Climate Justice
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: You could earn a $2,500 scholarship by advocating for bold action against climate injustice! Share how your community faces climate injustice, as well as your vision for a greener future. We’ll put your stories on the first-ever “Youth Map of Climate Injustice” and share directly with the EPA. You could earn a $2,500 scholarship by advocating for bold action against climate injustice! Share how your community faces climate injustice, as well as your vision for a greener future. We’ll put your stories on the first-ever “Youth Map of Climate Injustice” and share directly with the EPA.

ACIS Travel is Education Scholarship
Sponsor: ACIS
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 6 through 12 traveling on an ACIS tour from October 15, 2020 through October 14, 2022.

Ag Day Essay Contest
Sponsor: Agriculture Council of America
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 in the 2021-2022 school year who are U.S. citizens. Applicant must submit a written or video essay on a given topic related to agriculture.

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
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, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

ExploraVision Science Competition
Sponsor: Toshiba/NSTA
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Competition is open to students in grades K through 12. Students must work in groups of 2-4 and select a technology that is present in the home, school, and/or community and explore what the technology does, how it works, and how or why it was invented.

Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award
Sponsor: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Award recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. Award is open to a student 19 years old or younger who has demonstrated initiative, talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field, including art, music, science, math, athletics, or community service.

I Have a Dream Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Applicant must be 14 years of age or older, be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or will enroll in the future) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short essay (250 words or less) about a dream.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Sponsor: Alumni Association of Princeton
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Award is for students currently enrolled in ninth through twelfth grades in a participating region (Alabama, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New Jersey, NYC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, or Washington, DC) who have been actively involved in a volunteer activity that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations in their school or community.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
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.

Association of Women in Mathematics Essay Contest
Sponsor: Association for Women in Mathematics
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6 through 12 and undergraduate students. Student must submit an essay based on an interview with a women currently working in a mathematical career.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Deadline only for Maryland and California only. All other states have a later deadline.

BMI Student Composer Awards
Sponsor: BMI Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 4, 2022
Description: Award is open to citizens of a country in the Western Hemisphere who is engaged in the study of music with a recognized and established teacher (other than a relative). Applicant must be 27 years of age or younger as of the submission deadline. Applicant must submit one composition.

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest
Sponsor: Courageous Persuaders
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 4, 2022
Description: Contest is open to Michigan high school students in grades 9-12. Student must create a commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving.

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Annual Scholarship Program
Sponsor: First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 8, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to members in good standing with the Association for at least three years prior to date of application. Applicant must also have a policy with the organization in his or her own name. Scholarships are open to students in grades 1-12, as well as college and graduate students. Award must be used towards tuition for the upcoming academic year.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Deadline only for Massachusetts. California and Maryland deadlines has already passed, but all other states have later deadlines – see website for details.

The Christophers’ Poster Contest for High School Students
Sponsor: The Christophers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 17, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve. Contestant must create an original poster based on the theme, “You Can Make A Difference.”

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

Live Deliberately Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Walden Woods Project/Thoreau Institute
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: February 21, 2022
Description: Contest is open to youth ages 14-18 around the globe. Applicant must submit an essay or visual essay on a topic related to a quotation by Henry David Thoreau.

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 21, 2022
Description: Contest is open to all public, private, parochial and home school students in grades 5-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to history.

Student Video Contest
Sponsor: World of 7 Billion
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 22, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6-12 worldwide. Applicant must create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about the human population growth that highlights one of the given global challenges.

Optimist International Essay Contest
Sponsor: Optimist International
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2022
Description: Applicant must be under the age of 19 and have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent. Applicant must contact their local Optimist Club and submit an essay on the following theme: “How Does an Optimistic Mindset Change My Tomorrow.”

Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2022
Description: Applicant must be 14 years of age or older, be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll in the future) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short written response about a gift they received.

Youth Eco-Hero Scholarship
Sponsor: Action for Nature
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 28, 2022
Description: The award is available to students between the ages of eight and 16 who exhibit environmental activism. Applicant must carry out an action-based and self-initiated project that concerns environmental health, advocacy, research, or protection of the natural world.

Directing Change Program and Student Film Contest – California
Sponsor: Each Mind Matters
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: March 1, 2022
Description: Contest is open to middle school and high school students (grades 7-12) and youth between the ages of 14 and 25 years of age from the state of California. Applicant must create a 60-second film about suicide prevention and mental health.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Deadline only for Maine, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Deadlines have already passed for California, Maryland, and Massachusetts, but all other states have a later deadline – see website for details.

Norwegian National League Scholarship
Sponsor: Norwegian National League
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 1, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to current students in grades 1-12 who are of Norwegian ancestry and reside in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Kendall, McHenry, or Will, Illinois. Students winners in grades 1-4 will receive a cash reward and college bound seniors will receive a scholarship.

Scout of the Year
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2022
Description: Program is open to members of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism, and love of country. Applicant must be at least 15 years of age and enrolled in high school at the time of selection.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Unfortunately deadlines for California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia have already passed.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 18, 2022
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 through high school juniors.

No Sweat Scholarship
Sponsor: Cirkled In
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2022
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 Cirkled in account.

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