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.

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

'Growing Up Asian in America' Art and Writing Contest

Students in grades K through 12 and who are of all backgrounds including those of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Afghani, Cambodian, Native Hawaiian, Pakistani, Thai, other South Asian, Southeast Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander ethnic groups or those of mixed heritage are invited to submit entries. Students must reside in one of the following counties in California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma.

Total: $1000 Awards:  18
Deadline:  March 02

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:  March 15

Charles F. Mitchell Scholarship Fund

This award is available for male U.S. high school seniors or adults entering their freshman year of college as first-time students. Students must be residents of Waterbury, Connecticut for five years or more and have a grade point average of B- or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15

National Peace Essay Contest

Students attending high school in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories OR U.S. citizens attending high school overseas are eligible for this award. Students must be in grades nine through twelve at time of application.

Total: $10000 Awards:  53
Deadline:  March 15

Diverse Minds Writing Challenge

This writing contest is open to students in grades 9-12 who reside in and attend school in New York City, Maryland, Delaware, or southern New Jersey. The student (or a team of up to four) must submit a children's book of 24 pages or less that deals with themes of tolerance and diversity.

Total: $5000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  March 24

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

Young American Patriotic Art Contest

This contest is available to all high school students. The applicant must be attending school in the same state as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary that sponsors him/her.

Total: $10000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  March 31

VFW Post 6899 Patriotic Art Scholarship

This award is open to Texas high school students. Students must submit a piece of patriotic art (digital art not accepted).

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 31

Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team Scholarship

U.S. and international high school bowling athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must be nominated by their athletic directors or coaches.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 02

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

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

This award is for young people aged 8-18 who have completed an extraordinary service project.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 15