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.

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and Canadian high school and college students who are between the ages of 16 and 25 as of the application deadline date. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 30
2020

Superpower Scholarship

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2026) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 31
2020

Writers' Square Scholarship Program

This essay contest is open to U.S. and international students who are in first grade through graduate school. Contest winners may be asked to attend the awards banquet in California at their own cost to receive their prize.

Total: $1000 Awards:  45
Deadline:  March 31
2020

1,000 Dreams Fund for High School Students

The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund is available for high school women in the U.S. who wish to pursue additional lessons, activities, or projects beyond the normal scope of the class room.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 1
2020

Robert Apicella Good Samaritan Migrant Scholarship

This award is available for a migrant farmworker senior high school student from New York State needing post-secondary scholarship assistance who has demonstrated a caring and giving attitude toward another individual or community.

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

National High School Essay Contest

Students in grades nine through twelve, attending a public, private, parochial school, home school or participating in a high school correspondence program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories are eligible to enter this essay contest.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 6
2020

DISTCO Digital Storytelling Contest

The DISTCO Digital Storytelling Contest is available to U.S. and international students currently enrolled in high school and planning to attend North American College in Houston, TX.

Total: $2000 Awards:  18
Deadline:  April 9
2020

We The Students Scholarship Contest

U.S. students aged 14 through 19 in grades 8 through 12 are eligible to enter this essay contest. Students must write an essay of no more than 800 words on the Bill of Rights.

Total: $5000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  April 15
2020

MDVA Surviving Spouse/Dependent Education Benefit

This scholarship is available for Minnesota undergraduate students who are the children of a veteran who died on active duty or as a result of a service-connected condition. Students must attend a Minnesota college or university.

Total: $4750 Awards:  100
Deadline:  June 30
2020

Apex Hosting Minecraft Scholarship

The Apex Hosting Minecraft Scholarship is available for U.S. high school and undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. To apply, applicants must submit an original essay of 500 words or more describing how Minecraft can assist with educational and career development.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Notes for Life Scholarship Fund (K-12)

The Notes for Life Scholarship Fund is available for K to 12 students in Boone County, Missouri, St. Louis County, Missouri or Klamath County, Oregon who is seeking to pursue additional education and development in instrumental music, singing, or dance.

Total: $1020 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2020

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
2020