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.

Four Star Leadership Program

These scholarships are available to students who are selected to attend the annual Four Star Leadership Program; there will be 50 students selected nationwide. International and U.S. high school students may apply; students who will be juniors in the upcoming fall term are given preference.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 16

Congressional Art Competition

This award is for U.S. high school students who have an interest in art. Students must apply through their U.S. House Representative; there will be at least one winner per district.

Total: $1000 Awards:  435
Deadline:  April 30

ScholasTIC Tourette’s Supporters, Inc. Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in California who have been medically diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. Applicants must submit an original essay of up to 500 words in length and two letters of recommendation to be considered for this award.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 01

Ayn Rand - Anthem Essay Contest

U.S. and international students who are currently enrolled in eighth, ninth or tenth grade are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, students must write an essay of 600 to 1,200 words on one of the three topics listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website.

Total: $2000 Awards:  240
Deadline:  May 01

Georgia Future Champions Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school and undergraduate students in Georgia who submit an original video and essay about someone who he or she looks up to as a superhero.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 18

Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest

This multimedia contest is open to U.S. and international students who are enrolled at a high school in New Jersey. Students must submit a video, app, podcast, digital graphic design, webpage, or other multimedia component showing why wildlife is important to protect in New Jersey.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  May 18

Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to all high school, undergraduate and graduate students.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  May 20

MyMozaic.com Recruit Connect Scholarship

The MyMozaic Scholarship is available for high school students in the U.S. who are 13 years of age or older. To apply, students must create an active profile on MyMozaic.com.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31

Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Program is available to high school students with creativity. Applicants must create and wear an outfit completely made of Duck brand duct tape to a school prom.

Total: $10000 Awards:  21
Deadline:  June 01

Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Students who are in grade 12 and below in the United States, in CEGEP or below in Quebec, Canada, or in grade 13 or below in the Caribbean are eligible to enter this speech/sign language contest. Students must have a hearing loss of 40 decibels or more to qualify.

Total: $2500 Awards:  55
Deadline:  June 15

Elizabeth Wesley Incentive Awards Program

This award program is offered to African-American students in grades nine through eleven who attend schools in one of the following school districts in Tacoma/Pierce County, Washington: Bethel, Clover Park, Franklin Pierce, Puyallup, Steilacoom, Tacoma, or University Place. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $350 Awards:  100
Deadline:  June 30

Oklahoma's Promise - Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program

This award is for Oklahoma high school students who are planning to attend college in Oklahoma. The student must be in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade at time of application, and have a family income of $50,000 or less.

Total: $3200 Awards:  19000
Deadline:  June 30