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.

Carson Scholars
Sponsor: Carson Scholars Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2021
Description: Scholars program is open to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Applications must be requested by school officials. Applicant must have at least a 3.75 GPA.

Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Red Cross
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: January 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school and college students. Applicant must host an American Red Cross blood drive between December 15, 2020 and January 15, 2021.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 15, 2021
Description: Contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to an act of political courage.

Gorgas Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Alabama Junior Academy of Science
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 11, 2021extended January 18, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Alabama high school students. Applicant must submit a scientific paper describing their original research or project.

C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition
Sponsor: C-SPAN
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 20, 2021
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 6-12. Student must create a short documentary video on the following theme: “Explore the issue you most want the president and new Congress to address in 2021.”

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LaTutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 20, 2021
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.

Nikon Photo Contest
Sponsor: Nikon
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 25, 2021
Description: Contest is open to everyone, professional and amateur photographers, regardless of nationality, age, and sex. Applicant must submit photography or video using a Nikon device.

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