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.

Fleet Reserve Association Essay Contest

U.S. citizens/permanent residents in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to enter this contest. Students must be sponsored by a member or unit of the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  18
Deadline:  December 01

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

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

U.S. students who are enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the United States are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at within the last 12 months. Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.

Total: $5000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  December 05

The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship

This contest is available for U.S. and international students who are currently enrolled in high school or college. To apply, applicants must submit an original video that sells why he or she deserves to win the award.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 15

Niche Monthly Scholarship

This contest is available for U.S. and international high school and college students enrolled in a U.S. academic institution. To enter, applicants must only submit an entry form. All entries must be submitted online via the Niche website's entry form.

Total: $1000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  December 20

Innovation in Education Scholarship

This award is for high school and college students in the U.S. or Canada that have completed a project that makes a difference in the lives of others. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  12
Deadline:  December 20

The National WWII Museum Annual Student Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to all high school students in the United States and United States Territories. Students must submit a 1,000-word essay on the current year's topic.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 27

National High School Poetry Contest

U.S. high school students are eligible to enter this poetry contest. Students must submit a poem of 20 lines or less on a topic of their choice.

Total: $500 Awards:  9
Deadline:  December 31

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship

International and U.S. students at any level of undergraduate study are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must be 13 to 21 years of age and complete an environmental project.

Total: $850 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 31

SBO Magazine Music Student Scholarship

This contest is open to band students in grades four through twelve who submit an essay of up to 250 words on the current year's band-related topic.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  December 31

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

This scholarship is available for legal residents of the United States who are in 9th-12th grade, or currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students. There are no age limits, and students may study any major.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest

This contest is available for students currently enrolled in elementary, junior high or high school during the 2014-2015 school year. To apply, applicants must submit a short essay response to the question listed at the website.

Total: $475 Awards:  8
Deadline:  December 31