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.

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:  March 1
2020

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 1
2020

Superpower Scholarship

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 2026) 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

Writers' Square Scholarship Program

This essay contest is open to U.S. and international students who are in first grade through graduate school. Contest winners may be asked to attend the awards banquet in California at their own cost to receive their prize.

Total: $1000 Awards:  45
Deadline:  March 31
2020

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:  April 1
2020

Robert Apicella Good Samaritan Migrant Scholarship

This award is available for a migrant farmworker senior high school student from New York State needing post-secondary scholarship assistance who has demonstrated a caring and giving attitude toward another individual or community.

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 1
2020

DISTCO Digital Storytelling Contest

The DISTCO Digital Storytelling Contest is available to U.S. and international students currently enrolled in high school and planning to attend North American College in Houston, TX.

Total: $2000 Awards:  18
Deadline:  April 9
2020

Apex Hosting Minecraft Scholarship

The Apex Hosting Minecraft Scholarship is available for U.S. high school and undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. To apply, applicants must submit an original essay of 500 words or more describing how Minecraft can assist with educational and career development.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Notes for Life Scholarship Fund (K-12)

The Notes for Life Scholarship Fund is available for K to 12 students in Boone County, Missouri, St. Louis County, Missouri or Klamath County, Oregon who is seeking to pursue additional education and development in instrumental music, singing, or dance.

Total: $1020 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Equal Pay Day Chicago Student Journalism Contest

The Equal Pay Day Chicago Student Journalism Contest is available for high school students in Chicago who submit an essay on the topic of equal pay and existing pay disparities in the United States. Click here to learn more and to apply today!

Total: $300 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 30

The Stroud Law Firm Scholarship

The Stroud Law Firm Scholarship is available for undergraduate students in the U.S. who submit an original essay on the topic prompt described at the provider website.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 14

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 01