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.

'Signal Grace' Scholarship Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. high school and college students who submit an essay on the book "Signal Grace" by T.M. Yates. Students must attend a U.S. institution, except for students residing in or attending school in Rhode Island.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 10

Connext Go Fund Yourself

The Connext Go Fund Yourself Scholarship is available for U.S. students who are 16 years of age or older. To apply, applicants must submit a short essay about funding for college.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 31

Gear Up Your Future Scholarship

The Gear Up Your Future Scholarship is available for U.S. students who submit an original essay on the topic of education and technology.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 15

TemplateMonster Scholarship Program

The TemplateMonster Scholarship Program is available for U.S. high school and college students who submit an original essay of between 1,500 and 2,000 words in length. Essays must address the topic provided at the TemplateMonster website.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 30

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

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

'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

Norwegian National League 9th-11th Grades Scholarship

This cash award is available for students in grades 9-11 who are of Norwegian ancestry and reside in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Kendall, McHenry, or Will counties in Illinois. Students must write an essay on any topic regarding Norway.

Total: $100 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01