Scholarships for High School Sophomores

Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Red Cross
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school and college students. Applicant must host an American Red Cross blood drive between December 15, 2018 and January 31, 2019.

Nikon Photo Contest
Sponsor: Nikon
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
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.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Sponsor: Alumni Association of Princeton
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
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, 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.

The Five Actions Challenge: Five Days and Five Ways to Make an Impact This Holiday Season
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: Only 14% of people feel a strong connection to their community. You can win the scholarship by doing five nice things in five days this holiday season. Sign up to receive daily actions, like make thank you cards for people in your school to collect cans for local food and homeless shelters. Snap a picture of you doing the daily action and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship.

Treat Yo Friends: Make a Friend an IOU Activity Book to Celebrate What Makes Them Unique
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: 1 in 5 students experience bullying, often because of the passions that makes them who they are. You can win an essay scholarship just by finding an activity your friend loves to do and asking them to do it with you! Every submission of a photo of your IOU booklet will count as an entry. Unlimited entries.

EngineerGirl Essay Contest
Sponsor: EngineerGirl
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Essay contest is open to girls and boys in grades 3-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to engineering design and problem solving.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
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. South Carolina deadline has already passed, but all other states have later deadlines – see website for details.

Drive2Life Contest
Sponsor: Scholastic Inc.
Amount: $1000 plus a trip to New York City
Closing Date: February 4, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6-12. Contestant must create a storyboard or written script for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) about preventing drowsy driving.

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest
Sponsor: Courageous Persuaders
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 8, 2019
Description: Contest is open to 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.

ExploraVision Science Competition
Sponsor: Toshiba/NSTA
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 8, 2019
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.

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Sponsor: Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: February 13, 2019
Description: Program is open to students who are 18 years of age or younger as of October 1, 2019. 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.

High School Seniors English Essay Contest
Sponsor: Queer Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 14, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students aged 18 and under who have not yet graduated from high school and who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or an ally. Applicant must submit an essay on “pink ink.”

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