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.

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2021
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years of age. Student must submit an original work (video, music, creative writing, or artwork) showcasing their idea for a solution to the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Sponsor: Barron Prize
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2021
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.

International College Counselors Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: International College Counselors
Amount: $250
Closing Date: April 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-11 anywhere in the world. Applicant must submit an essay that brags about their high school or homeschool experience. In addition to the worldwide winner, one winner will be selected from Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach Counties (Florida).

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition
Sponsor: Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 15, 2021
Description: Competition is open to students ages 15-20 in grades 9-12. Applicant must submit a water-related science project. Teams of up to three students may enter.

We The Students Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Bill of Rights Institute
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2021
Description: Contest is open to students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Armed Forces schools abroad, and students in U.S. territories who are in grades 8-12 and between the ages of 14-19. Student must submit an essay on the prompt, “What is the relationship between Equality and Justice?”

$1,000 April Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 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.

ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition
Sponsor: American Backflow Prevention Association
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to all persons of high school age (at least 13 and no older than age 18 as of December 31, 2020) who are legal residents of the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to drinking water.

ACIS Travel is Education Scholarship
Sponsor: ACIS
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 6 through 12 traveling on an ACIS tour from October 15, 2020 through October 14, 2021.

All About Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
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 2027) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Celebrate the West High School Art Competition
Sponsor: Western Governors’ Association
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
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, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Applicant must submit a two-dimensional art piece on what their state means to them.

Dexter All-American Team Scholarship
Sponsor: U.S. Bowling Congress
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to USBC high school members who are nominated by a coach or team administrator.

E-waste Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
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…”

Think For Yourself Essay Contest
Sponsor: Let Grow
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2021extended to April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students at least 13 years of age at the time of application, be legal residents of the United States, be currently enrolled in middle or high school, and must enroll no later than the fall of 2026 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit an essay on one of nine prompts related to free speech, bullying, disagreements, or other personal questions.

USPAACC – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Denny’s | USPAACC
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 3021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students who are Asian American or Pacific Islander and living in the United States.

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Paradigm Challenge
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Description: Challenge is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age (as of May 1, 2021) worldwide. Applicants may work in a team or alone to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems.

Visionary Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American College Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are United States citizens or eligible non-citizens. Applicant must submit an essay on why college is important to them.

Youth Free Expression Film Contest: Truth to Power
Sponsor: National Coalition Against Censorship
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Description: Contest is open to individuals living in the U.S. or its territories (but need not be citizens) who will be age 19 or younger on the day the film is submitted. Contestant must create a one-minute video using film, animation, photographs, music, or anything else to show the importance of expressing oneself and one’s gender identify through personal appearance.

Countdown to College Scholarship
Sponsor: Potential Magazine
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 5, 2021
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.

Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 15, 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 Spring term classes.

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