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.

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 17

TKS Scholarship

The Knowledge Society provides scholarships to students who enroll in their eleven month extracurricular technology program. Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 17 and must demonstrate a passion for using technology to solve problems.

Total: $500 Awards:  25
Deadline:  May 31

HelpTeaching.com Scholarship

The HelpTeaching.com Scholarship is available for U.S. and Canadian students who are curently enrolled at the high school or college level. To apply, applicants must submit an original written work of betwen 400 and 800 words in length.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 01

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 03

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:  June 03

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

Ocean Awareness Student Contest

This scholarship contest is available for middle school and high school students in the U.S. Applicants must submit an original work of art, poetry, prose, or film that discusses a specific aspect of ocean pollution.

Total: $1500 Awards:  28
Deadline:  June 17

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 28

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

Digital Privacy Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school, undergraduate, and graduate students that write a short form response about digital responsibility.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

U.S. high school or college students must submit an essay on one of the two cyberbullying topics listed on the Delete Cyberbullying website.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30

'Signal Grace' Scholarship Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. high school and college students who submit an essay on the book "Signal Grace" by T.M. Yates. Students must attend a U.S. institution, except for students residing in or attending school in Rhode Island.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 04