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 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

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 15

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 18

Create Real Impact Contest

This award is for U.S. students between the ages of 14 and 22. Applicants must submit a public service announcement in video form to be considered.

Total: $1500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 27

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and Canadian high school and college students who are between the ages of 16 and 25 as of the application deadline date. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
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

International College Counselors Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who submit an application and an essay.

Total: $250 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 31

Folds of Honor Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are in 11th grade or younger and are dependents of an eligible military member. This program is a college scholarship that is awarded now but used in the future when the awardee begins college or other types of accredited postsecondary education.

Total: $5000 Awards:  815
Deadline:  April 01

Concert on the Green Young Artists Concerto Scholarship Competition

This award is available for U.S. students in grades six through twelve who are residents of Clay County, Florida and attend a Clay County school. Students must be 19 years of age or younger and demonstrate an interest in music.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  April 15

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 15

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