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.

Species on the Edge 2.0 Social Media Contest
Sponsor: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 3, 2019extended to May 24, 2019
Description: Contest is open to high school students from across New Jersey. Applicant must create their own original content (video, photograph, computer graphic, etc) or utilize existing Conserve Wildlife Foundation content to illustrate why it is important to protect New Jersey’s rare wildlife.

College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Balfour
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 25, 2019
Description: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 13 years of age and enrolled in high school or college. Student can enter the sweepstakes daily.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: May 31, 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: May 31, 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, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

Design Your Own Elective Scholarship
Sponsor: Cirkled In
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
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 Circkled in account and submit an essay on designing their own elective.

Donna Reed Performing Arts Scholarships
Sponsor: Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Iowa high school students (grades 10-12) in good standing who are studying drama and have acted in official school productions in 2018 and/or 2019.

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.”

NY Beat the Odds Scholarship
Sponsor: Children’s Defense Fund
Amount: Up to $10,000 for college, SAT prep, one-on-one college advising, college tours, and other training and workshops.
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school sophomores who attend a public, charter, or alternative school in one of the five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) of New York City. Applicant must have overcome significant adversity (i.e. poverty, disability, homeless or abuse), demonstrate participation in school activities, community organizations, and/or employment, and demonstrate a commitment to their community and/or social justice issues.

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.

Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Detective
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current students who are permanent residents of the United States. Applicant must fill out a short online application and share in 140 characters or less how they will use the scholarship.

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

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