Scholarships for High School Freshman

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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.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program

U.S. high school students in grades nine through twelve who are 19 years of age or younger are eligible for this scholarship. To apply, the applicant must write an essay on the theme listed on the Veterans of Foreign Wars website and record the reading of that essay; submit both essay and CD/flash drive to be considered for this scholarship.

Total: $30000 Awards:  500
Deadline:  October 31

BBB Ambassador Scholarship

The BBB Ambassador Scholarship is available for current high school students in San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties of California. To participate, students must give a minimum of three public presentations using the scripts provided by the BBB.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 31

Harley and Geneva Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund, K-12

The Harley and Geneva Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund, K-12 is available for Kansas City area students who are planning to study in a Scandinavian Country, as well as students from Scandinavian Countries who are planning to study in the Greater Kansas City metro area.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  October 31

Sportsmanship in eSports Scholarship

The Sportsmanship in eSports Scholarship is available for current high school students who are active in video games and esports such as League of Legends or Teamfight Tactics.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 02

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award is for U.S. students in the fifth through twelfth grades who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred, at least partly, during the 12 months prior to the date of application.

Total: $6000 Awards:  102
Deadline:  November 05

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

This scholarship is available for U.S. female high school students who have a demonstrated outstanding aptitude and interest in IT/computing. Students must have a good academic history, typically a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Total: $500 Awards:  32
Deadline:  November 05

AOPA Student Pilot Scholarship

The AOPA Student Pilot Scholarship is open to U.S. students who are pursuing a private, recreational, or sport pilot certificate and already have a student pilot certificate. Students must be members of Women in Aviation, International (WAI); both men and women are eligible to join WAI. Click here to learn more and to apply today!

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 12

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. students in grades 6-12. Students must submit an essay on the current year's topic; essays must be written in English.

Total: $1000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 15

Marine Band Concerto Competition

This music competition is open to U.S. citizens in grades 9-12. Students must play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 15

David Ghozland Scholarship Program

The Dr. Ghozland Scholarship is available for U.S. students who are majoring in biology, chemistry, anatomy, or another degree related to medicine and physiology.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 16

Young Innovators to Watch

The Young Innovators to Watch contest is open to U.S. students between the ages of 13 - 19 who submit a project or innovation that shows technical or scientific creativity. Applicants may work individually or in small teams.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 22

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