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.

National High School Poetry Contest

U.S. high school students are eligible to enter this poetry contest. Students must submit a poem of 20 lines or less on a topic of their choice.

Total: $500 Awards:  9
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship

International and U.S. students at any level of undergraduate study are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must be 13 to 21 years of age and complete an environmental project.

Total: $850 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Unigo Top Ten List Scholarship

The Top Ten List Scholarship is open to US students who are 13 years of age and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2025) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Debt.com Scholarship For Aggressive Scholarship Applicants

This scholarship is open to U.S. and international high school and college/university students. Students must have applied for other scholarships and submit proof of applications.

Total: $500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

This scholarship is available for legal residents of the United States who are in 9th-12th grade, or currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students. There are no age limits, and students may study any major.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest

This contest is available for students currently enrolled in elementary, junior high or high school during the 2014-2015 school year. To apply, applicants must submit a short essay response to the question listed at the website.

Total: $475 Awards:  8
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Unigo $10K Scholarship

This $10,000 Unigo Scholarship is open to any applicant who is 13 years of age or older and is a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. The applicant must register for a free online account with Unigo.com and submit a short response to this year's topic as posted on the website.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Customized Girl Scholarship

This scholarship contest is available for U.S. students who submit a statement through Twitter.

Total: $500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  December 31
2019

MIT THINK Scholars Program

This award is for U.S. high school students (grades 9 through 12). Students must submit a proposal for a new idea in science, technology, or engineering.

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 1
2020

Countdown to College Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students who are in grades 9-12. Students must sign up for Potential Magazine's weekly email newsletter to be considered.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 4
2020

Tikkun Olam Awards

The Tikkin Olam Award is available for U.S. Jewish students who are between the ages of 13 and 19. To be eligible, students must demonstrate leadership through the completion of unpaid community service project(s).

Total: $36000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  January 8
2020

StudentCam Documentary Competition

This contest is available for U.S. students in middle school and high school. In order to enter, applicants must submit a short video documentary about an issue, event, or topic that helped him/her better understand the role of the federal government in their life or community.

Total: $5000 Awards:  150
Deadline:  January 20
2020