Scholarships for High School Freshmen

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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.

BMI Student Composer Awards Program

This competition for original musical compositions is open to citizens of countries in the Western Hemisphere that are 27 years of age or under as of the application deadline. Entrants must be studying music either in an educational institution or with a private teacher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  February 01

National High School Oratorical Contest

U.S. high school students who are under the age of 20 are eligible for this award. Students must compose a speech on an assigned topic.

Total: $18000 Awards:  53
Deadline:  February 01

BulkOfficeSupply.com Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school students and college freshmen and sophomores who reside in the United States. Students must have an interest in teaching, art, or owning their own business.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 01

Oak Ridge Rotary Club Brad Sturm Memorial Scholarship

This essay contest is open to students enrolled at Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, TN. Interested students must contact the school guidance office or economics teacher for an application.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 01

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest

This award is for U.S. high school students. Students must create a short video that warns about the dangers of underage drinking.

Total: $3000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  February 08

Davidson Fellows Award

This award is available for U.S. students who are 18 years of age or younger as of October 1, 2018. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a significant accomplishment(s) in science, technology, mathematics, music, literature, or philosophy.

Total: $50000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 13

Christophers Poster Contest

This award is offered to U.S. and international students who are in grades nine through twelve. To apply, the student must create a poster that includes the statement 'You can make a difference' and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

Total: $1000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  February 18