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.

DNA Day Essay Contest
Sponsor: American Society of Human Genetics
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 3, 2021
Description: Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to genetics.

Doodle 4 Google
Sponsor: Google Inc.
Amount: $30,000
Closing Date: February 26, 2021extended to March 5, 2021
Description: Program is open to students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grades. Student must create an uplifting doodle that tells the world “I am strong because…”

Annual Kaplun Essay Contest
Sponsor: Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,800
Closing Date: March 7, 2021
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12 anywhere in the world. Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to the Coronavirus.

Private Frontier Essay Contest
Sponsor: Stossel in the Classroom
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 8, 2021
Description: Contest is open to writers aged 12-18. Applicant must submit an essay on what they think about entrepreneurship and innovation.

Private Frontier Video Contest
Sponsor: Stossel in the Classroom
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: March 8, 2021
Description: Contest is open to filmmakers aged 14-23. Applicant must create a 1-3 minute video on a given topic related to entrepreneurs.

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Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: The Gallery Collection
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: March 9, 2021
Description: Scholarship contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled at any time during the latter half of 2018 who are at least 14 years of age. Applicant must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories. Applicant must submit a photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card.

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Sponsor: Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: February 10, 2021extended to March 10, 2021
Description: Program is open to students who are 18 years of age or younger as of February 10, 2021. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas to active U.S. military duty. Applicant must submit a significant piece of work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy, or “outside the box.” Program is looking for students whose projects are at, or close to, the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study.

Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition
Sponsor: Orlando Science Center
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 10, 2021
Description: Competition is open to Central Florida residents who are in high school or home school equivalent (grades 9-12). Applicant must submit a project in a Physical Science category.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 through high school juniors.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
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.

$1,000 March Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 20, 2021
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.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LA Tutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 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.

Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition
Sponsor: Haiku Society of America
Amount: $100
Closing Date: March 22, 2021
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Student can submit up to three haiku poems.

Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
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.

Folds of Honor Scholarship
Sponsor: Folds of Honor
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
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.

No Sweat Scholarship
Sponsor: Cirkled In
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
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.

Pride in Your Heritage GRHS Youth Essay Contest
Sponsor: Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
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.

Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

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