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 for high school freshmen can help, and the sooner you start, the better. Now that you’re a high school freshman, you have literally hundreds of new awards available that you may be qualified for. Start searching through these awards for high school freshmen and apply online today. 

List of Scholarships for High School Freshmen

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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: $750

Awards: 3

Deadline: December 27

Debt.com Scholarship For Aggressive Scholarship Applicants

This scholarship is open to U.S. and international high school and college/university students. Students must have applied for other scholarships and submit proof of applications.

Total: $500

Awards: 6

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

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

MIT THINK Scholars Program

This award is for U.S. high school students (grades 9 through 12). Students must submit a proposal for a new idea in science, technology, or engineering.

Total: $500

Awards: 3

Deadline: January 01

Derek Jeter/Hillsborough Education Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for current high school seniors residing in Hillsborough County, Florida. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate participation in community service and extracurricular activities.

Total: $12000

Awards: 2

Deadline: January 15

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest

This award is for U.S. high school students. Students must create a short video that warns about the dangers of underage drinking.

Total: $1432

Awards: 11

Deadline: January 31

Meriwest Annual Video Essay Competition

High school students who are 13 to 18 years of age and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must live or work in the California counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco or in Pima County in Arizona, or be members of the Meriwest Credit Union.

Total: $333

Awards: 12

Deadline: January 31

‘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

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: $583

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 01