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.

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

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

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

PPU International Merit Scholarships

This award is for international students applying to Point Park University in Pennsylvania. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher, and an ACT score of 17 or higher, or an SAT score of 1240 or higher.

Total: $12000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  April 15

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 22

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:  April 25

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 26

E-Waste Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Students must submit a short response and be selected as a semi-finalist to compete for the available scholarships.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 30

MindSumo and Meteorological Service of Canada Challenge

The MindSumo and Meteorological Service of Canada Challenge is available for U.S. and international participants who submit proposals about potential improvements and upgrades to the MSC weather app.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 01

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: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  May 01

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 03