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.

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

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

Equal Pay Day Chicago Student Journalism Contest

The Equal Pay Day Chicago Student Journalism Contest is available for high school students in Chicago who submit an essay on the topic of equal pay and existing pay disparities in the United States. Click here to learn more and to apply today!

Total: $300 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 30

The Stroud Law Firm Scholarship

The Stroud Law Firm Scholarship is available for undergraduate students in the U.S. who submit an original essay on the topic prompt described at the provider website.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 14

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

The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship

This contest is available for U.S. and international students who are currently enrolled in high school or college. To apply, applicants must submit an original video that sells why he or she deserves to win the award.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 15

SBO Magazine Music Student Scholarship

This contest is open to band students in grades four through twelve who submit an essay of up to 250 words on the current year's band-related topic.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  December 31

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

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