Scholarships for High School Sophomores

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You already have one year of high school down, and the future of college is getting closer and closer. Don’t let it creep up on you without being prepared. While you may still be undecided about where you want to go or what you want to study — if you plan to continue your education after high school then you should start planning how to pay for it now. Scholarships are a great way to help add some extra funding to your college savings, and this list of scholarships for high school sophomores is the perfect place to start! That's why we've compiled this list of 10th grade scholarships just for sophomores. For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

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 28

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

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

Unigo $10K Scholarship

This $10,000 Unigo Scholarship is open to any applicant who is 13 years of age or older and is a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. The applicant must register for a free online account with Unigo.com and submit a short response to this year's topic as posted on the website.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
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

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:  January 02

Countdown to College Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students who are in grades 9-12. Students must sign up for Potential Magazine's weekly email newsletter to be considered.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 04

Drive Smart Digital Short Competition

The Drive Smart Digital Short Competition is available for U.S. students between the ages of 13 and 18 who submit a short digital video that educates on the dangers of distracted driving.

Total: $10000 Awards:  13
Deadline:  January 06

Tikkun Olam Awards

The Tikkin Olam Award is available for U.S. Jewish students who are between the ages of 13 and 19. To be eligible, students must demonstrate leadership through the completion of unpaid community service project(s).

Total: $36000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  January 08

Meriwest Annual 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: $1000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 14

StudentCam Documentary Competition

This contest is available for U.S. students in middle school and high school. In order to enter, applicants must submit a short video documentary about an issue, event, or topic that helped him/her better understand the role of the federal government in their life or community.

Total: $5000 Awards:  150
Deadline:  January 20