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.

Concerto Competition
Sponsor: United States Marine Band
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the 2019-2020 academic year. Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instructions may apply. Applicant must select one of the works listed on the application for their instrument and submit an audio recording of their performance accompanied by piano, band, or orchestra.

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students enrolled in grades 6-12 for the 2019-2020 school year who are residents of one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or a province of Canada (except Quebec). Applicant must submit an essay explaining how and with whom they share the Good News of God’s love.

NSFW (Not Safe For Wheels): Answer Three Questions about Your Friend’s Habits to Save their Lifes on the Road
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Traffic deaths among young people are down almost 70% since the 70s. And getting reminders and tips from friends is one of the most effective ways to stay safe on the road. You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship just by sharing a guide to keep a friend safe on the road. It’s easy: think of a friend, answer three quick questions about their on-the-road habits, and you’ll receive a customized road safety guide for your friend. Share the guide online for the chance to save a life on the road *and* enter to win a $2,500 scholarship. (Plus, you could be selected for a free trip to the first-ever Road Safety Hackathon. Let’s Do This!)

$1,000 November Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal residents of the United States and international students with valid visas. Applicant must login or create an account with Niche.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LA Tutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least a 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.

Real World Design Challenge
Sponsor: Real World Design Challenge
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 22, 2019
Description: Participation is limited to students living in OR enrolled in schools located in a state or territory that is hosting a State Competition. To be eligible to compete as a student team member, a student must be currently enrolled in grade nine, ten, eleven or twelve. Students will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation’s leading industries. Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions.

Young Innovators to Watch National Competition
Sponsor: Young Innovators to Watch
Amount: $1,000 and a trip to CES in Las Vegas
Closing Date: November 22, 2019
Description: Award is open to individuals and small teams, ages 13 to 20, who have created an innovative technical or scientific project. Projects must be original work, and may have been developed as a result of school, extracurricular, or outside-of-school activities.

10 Words or Less Scholarship
Sponsor: StudentScholarship.org
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2020. Applicant must share in 10 words or less why they deserve the scholarship.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: November 30, 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 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: November 30, 2019
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.

Education Matters Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 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 are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

National Corn Growers Association Photo Contest
Sponsor: National Corn Growers Association
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States. Applicant must submit a photo that helps to tell the story of farming field corn in America. Participants can submit photos in the following categories: Scenery/Landscape, The Farm Family Lifestyle, Growing Field Corn, Farming Challenges, SHP’s Conservation, Corn, and Little Farmers.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 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.

STEM Superheroes: Draw or Print a STEM Superhero to Inspire Younger Students
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are les likely to pursue STEM careers. You could win an easy scholarship by drawing an original superhero who uses STEM to make the world a better place! Use DoSomething’s template to create a poster for your schools’ classrooms. Your poster will (super) empower students to pursue STEM and you’ll be entered to win a scholarship.

Youth Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: National Driving and Traffic School
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school, university, or college as a full-time student. Applicant must submit an essay on given topics related to driver safety.

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