Scholarships for High School Sophomores

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Sponsor: Barron Prize
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2019
Description: Award is open to students between the ages of eight and 18 years of age who are permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S. or Canada. Applicant must be currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months.

Celebrate the West High School Art Competition
Sponsor: Western Governors’ Association
Amount: Up to $1,200
Closing Date: April 28, 2019
Description: Competition is open to high school students (grades 9-12) in public, private, charter, and alternative schools. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter. Student must be in a school in a WGA member state: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Applicant must submit a two-dimensional art piece on what their state means to them.

All About Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 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.

E-waste Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students and current or entering college or graduate students at any level. Applicant must answer in 140-characters or less “the most important reason to care about e-waste is…”

Paradigm Challenge
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Challenge is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age (as of May 1, 2019) worldwide. Applicants may work in a team or alone to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems.

Practice Acts of Kindness Mini Contest
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age worldwide. Student must share their random or non-random acts of kindness by creating a video, poem, story, drawing, photograph, or anything else that captures one of their acts of kindness.

Countdown to College Scholarship
Sponsor: Potential Magazine
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college-bound teens in 9th-12th grades. Students need to sign up for Potential Magazine’s free weekly eNewsletter and they will automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

Fifth Month Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: May 31, 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 who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must “write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important.”

Robert J. Trace Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Legion – Department of Pennsylvania
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students 15 to 18 years of age who reside within the state of Pennsylvania. Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire, decease Pennsylvania Legionnaire, or a child of a Pennsylvania soldier who was killed as a result of the war on terrorism.

Think the Vote Current Events Debate Scholarship
Sponsor: Bill of Rights Institute
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: June 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are in school and are 18 years of age or older or are 13 years or older and have received permission in writing from their parent/guardian to participate. Between August 27, 2018 and June 6, 2019 participate in the current debate (yes or no and why – new debate every two weeks). Every two weeks two $25 Amazon gift cards will be awarded (one to the person providing the best defense on each side of the debate). Each bi-weekly winner will be entered for a chance to win the scholarship.

Ocean Awareness Student Contest
Sponsor: From the Bow Seat
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: June 17, 2019
Description: Contest is open to middle and high school students from around the world between the ages of 11 and 18 years of age. Applicant must focus on this year theme of “Presence of Future” and submit a piece of art, poetry, prose, film or music on this year’s theme. In addition to the general contest, there is a hometown award open to students from Boston, Massachusetts.

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