Scholarships for High School Freshman

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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 Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

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

AOPA Student Pilot Scholarship

The AOPA Student Pilot Scholarship is open to U.S. students who are pursuing a private, recreational, or sport pilot certificate and already have a student pilot certificate. Students must be members of Women in Aviation, International (WAI); both men and women are eligible to join WAI. Click here to learn more and to apply today!

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 12

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. students in grades 6-12. Students must submit an essay on the current year's topic; essays must be written in English.

Total: $1000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 15

Marine Band Concerto Competition

This music competition is open to U.S. citizens in grades 9-12. Students must play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 15

David Ghozland Scholarship Program

The Dr. Ghozland Scholarship is available for U.S. students who are majoring in biology, chemistry, anatomy, or another degree related to medicine and physiology.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 16

Young Innovators to Watch

The Young Innovators to Watch contest is open to U.S. students between the ages of 13 - 19 who submit a project or innovation that shows technical or scientific creativity. Applicants may work individually or in small teams.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 22

Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Scholarship

U.S. and international male high school or college students who are USBC Youth Members in good standing are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $6000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 01

Scholastic Art & Writing Award

This award is for students attending U.S. or Canadian schools, or American schools abroad. Students must be in grades 7-12 and submit a written work or original work of art.

Total: $10000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  December 01

Fleet Reserve Association Essay Contest

U.S. citizens/permanent residents in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to enter this contest. Students must be sponsored by a member or unit of the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  18
Deadline:  December 01

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

U.S. students who are enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the United States are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at within the last 12 months. Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.

Total: $5000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  December 05