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.

Davidson Fellows Award

This award is available for U.S. students who are 18 years of age or younger as of October 1, 2018. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a significant accomplishment(s) in science, technology, mathematics, music, literature, or philosophy.

Total: $50000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 13

Christophers Poster Contest

This award is offered to U.S. and international students who are in grades nine through twelve. To apply, the student must create a poster that includes the statement 'You can make a difference' and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

Total: $1000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  February 18

TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

This award is for U.S. legal residents in grades 9 through 12. Students must create a short video inspiring teens to be safe drivers.

Total: $15000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 28

Think for Yourself Scholarship

The Let Grow Scholarship program is available for U.S. middle school and high school students who are at least 13 years of age and planning to enroll in a college or university no later than fall of 2023.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 28

IBPF High School Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. and international students who are 13 to 19 years of age and enrolled in high school. Students must write an essay discussing whether people who live with bipolar disorder are stimgatized in their community.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 01

'Pennies for Art' Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Massachusetts high school seniors. Applicants must submit a portfolio with three original pieces of art.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship

The Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship is available for U.S. students who are 14 years or older. To enter, students must create an original design for a greeting card.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

This award is open to students who are 8-18 years of age that reside in the United States and have not yet graduated from high school. Students must demonstrate exceptional musical achievement, unmet financial need, academic achievement, and strength of character.

Total: $10000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  March 04

'Growing Up Asian in America' Art and Writing Contest

Students in grades K through 12 and who are of all backgrounds including those of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Afghani, Cambodian, Native Hawaiian, Pakistani, Thai, other South Asian, Southeast Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander ethnic groups or those of mixed heritage are invited to submit entries. Students must reside in one of the following counties in California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma.

Total: $1000 Awards:  18
Deadline:  March 15

Charles F. Mitchell Scholarship Fund

This award is available for male U.S. high school seniors or adults entering their freshman year of college as first-time students. Students must be residents of Waterbury, Connecticut for five years or more and have a grade point average of B- or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15

National High School Essay Contest

Students in grades nine through twelve, attending a public, private, parochial school, home school or participating in a high school correspondence program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories are eligible to enter this essay contest.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 15

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