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 Oratorical Contest

U.S. high school students who are under the age of 20 are eligible for this award. Students must compose a speech on an assigned topic.

Total: $18000 Awards:  53
Deadline:  February 01

Oak Ridge Rotary Club Brad Sturm Memorial Scholarship

This essay contest is open to students enrolled at Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, TN. Interested students must contact the school guidance office or economics teacher for an application.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 01

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest

This award is for U.S. high school students. Students must create a short video that warns about the dangers of underage drinking.

Total: $3000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  February 08

Davidson Fellows Award

This award is available for U.S. students who are 18 years of age or younger as of October 1, 2018. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a significant accomplishment(s) in science, technology, mathematics, music, literature, or philosophy.

Total: $50000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 13

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 14

Christophers Poster Contest

This award is offered to U.S. and international students who are in grades nine through twelve. To apply, the student must create a poster that includes the statement 'You can make a difference' and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

Total: $1000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  February 18

TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

This award is for U.S. legal residents in grades 9 through 12. Students must create a short video inspiring teens to be safe drivers.

Total: $15000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 28

Think for Yourself Scholarship

The Let Grow Scholarship program is available for U.S. middle school and high school students who are at least 13 years of age and planning to enroll in a college or university no later than fall of 2023.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 28

International Young Eco-Hero Awards Program

This award program is open to international and U.S. applicants who are 8 to 16 years of age. Applicants must have completed or be completing a project concerning environmental health, advocacy, research, or protection of the natural world.

Total: $500 Awards:  20
Deadline:  February 28

'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

IBPF High School Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. and international students who are 13 to 19 years of age and enrolled in high school. Students must write an essay discussing whether people who live with bipolar disorder are stimgatized in their community.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 01

Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship

The Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship is available for U.S. students who are 14 years or older. To enter, students must create an original design for a greeting card.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01