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You may not know what you want to study or what college you want to attend just yet, but one thing is certain — you want money to help you pay for it! That’s where scholarships can help, and the sooner you start, the better. Now that you’re a high school freshman, you have literally hundreds of new scholarships available that you may be qualified for. Start searching through this directory of scholarships for high school freshmen and apply online today. For even more scholarships, fill out a free ScholarshipExperts profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Niche Monthly Scholarship

This contest is available for U.S. and international high school and college students enrolled in a U.S. academic institution. To enter, applicants must only submit an entry form. All entries must be submitted online via the Niche website’s entry form.

Total: $2000

Awards: 12

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Niche No Essay Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international high school and college students enrolled in U.S. academic institutions. Applicants must apply online.

Total: $2000

Awards: 12

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Students must submit a short response about texting and driving and be selected as a semi-finalist to compete for the available scholarships.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Nitro College Student Scholarship

The Nitro College Scholarship is available for U.S. high school students and college freshmen. Click here to apply today!

Total: $24000

Awards: 12

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Eyre Writing Center Essay Contest

Any student in Grades 4-12 can apply! No geographic restrictions, and you do not need to be a current student of the Eyre Writing Center. Three awards of $250 each will be given.

Total: $750

Awards: 3

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Spotlight Awards Program

This awards program is open to international and U.S. high school students who reside in the following California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, or San Diego. Students must audition in one of the following categories: acting, ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, jazz instrumental, classical instrumental.

Total: $738

Awards: 141

Deadline: October 11, 2020

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program

U.S. high school students in grades nine through twelve who are 19 years of age or younger are eligible for this scholarship. To apply, the applicant must write an essay on the theme listed on the Veterans of Foreign Wars website and record the reading of that essay; submit both essay and CD/flash drive to be considered for this scholarship.

Total: $5000

Awards: 500

Deadline: October 31, 2020

ARTBA Student Transportation Video Contest

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who submit a two to four minute video on current issues in American transportation.

Total: $500

Awards: 2

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Sportsmanship in eSports Scholarship

The Sportsmanship in eSports Scholarship is available for current high school students who are active in video games and esports such as League of Legends or Teamfight Tactics. Applicants with competitive play, who demonstrate sportsmanship, honor, and integrity will be considered. $2,500 award offered.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: November 02, 2020

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

This scholarship is available for U.S. female high school students who have a demonstrated outstanding aptitude and interest in IT/computing. Students must have a good academic history, typically a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Total: $500

Awards: 32

Deadline: November 05, 2020

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