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.

1,000 Dreams Fund for High School Students

The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund is available for high school women in the U.S. who wish to pursue additional lessons, activities, or projects beyond the normal scope of the class room.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 1
2019

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
2019

Unigo Top Ten List Scholarship 2019

The Top Ten List Scholarship is open to US students who are 13 years of age and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2025) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

NSSAR George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

This award is available to U.S. citizens who are high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students must submit a 800- to 1,200-word essay addressing the questions for this year's essay contest.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Customized Girl Scholarship

This scholarship contest is available for U.S. students who submit a statement through Twitter.

Total: $500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  December 31
2019

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
2019

Unigo Superpower Scholarship 2019

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2025) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 31
2020

The Smart Alec Scholarship

The SmartAlec Scholarship is available for U.S. high school students who submit a response (in any medium) to the provided topic prompt.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 01

University of Maine National Merit Semi-Finalists Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono. Students must be National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists or finalists.

Total: $29000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  February 01

Massachusetts Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to Massachusetts high school sophomores or juniors who demonstrate difficult personal circumstances and high financial need. Students must enroll full time at a Massachusetts college or university and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $11400 Awards:  25
Deadline:  February 02

We The Students Scholarship Contest

U.S. students aged 14 through 19 in grades 8 through 12 are eligible to enter this essay contest. Students must write an essay of no more than 800 words on the Bill of Rights.

Total: $5000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 05

H&R Block Budget Challenge

This budget simulation challenge is open to legal U.S. residents who are 14 years of age or older and enrolled in grades 9-12. Students cannot enter individually; teachers must register their classrooms to participate.

Total: $100000 Awards:  133
Deadline:  February 08