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.

Gear Up Your Future Scholarship

The Gear Up Your Future Scholarship is available for U.S. students who submit an original essay on the topic of education and technology.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 15

TemplateMonster Scholarship Program

The TemplateMonster Scholarship Program is available for U.S. high school and college students who submit an original essay of between 1,500 and 2,000 words in length. Essays must address the topic provided at the TemplateMonster website.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 30

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

The Smart Alec Scholarship

The SmartAlec Scholarship is available for U.S. high school students who submit a response (in any medium) to the provided topic prompt.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 01

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:  February 05

H&R Block Budget Challenge

This budget simulation challenge is open to legal U.S. residents who are 14 years of age or older and enrolled in grades 9-12. Students cannot enter individually; teachers must register their classrooms to participate.

Total: $100000 Awards:  133
Deadline:  February 08

Alison Harris Fiora Scholarship

This scholarship is available for current seniors graduating from a Greater Middletown Ohio (Franklin, Madison, Monroe, Trenton, Middletown) high school. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and plan to major in nursing.

Total: $410 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 14

Monna H. Conn Music Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors who reside in and attend a school in the Greater Middletown, Ohio, area. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must plan to major in music.

Total: $445 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 14

'Pennies for Art' Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Massachusetts high school seniors. Applicants must submit a portfolio with three original pieces of art.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Norwegian National League 9th-11th Grades Scholarship

This cash award is available for students in grades 9-11 who are of Norwegian ancestry and reside in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Kendall, McHenry, or Will counties in Illinois. Students must write an essay on any topic regarding Norway.

Total: $100 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Concert on the Green Poster Contest

This award is available for U.S. students in grades 4-12 who are 19 years of age or younger. Students must be a resident of Clay County, Florida and be a student in a Clay County School (grades K-12, public or private).

Total: $1000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  March 02

Doodle 4 Google

The Doodle 4 Google competition is offered annually for students in grades K-12. To apply, one must submit a sketch or image including the Google logo in the context of this year's theme.

Total: $30000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 02