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.

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

Concert on the Green Poster Contest

This award is available for U.S. students in grades 4-12 who are 19 years of age or younger. Students must be a resident of Clay County, Florida and be a student in a Clay County School (grades K-12, public or private).

Total: $1000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  March 02

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

Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and international students between the ages of 13-18 and attending grades 8-12. Students must submitt a blog about a travel experience and must sign up for the MyFamilyTravels.com community prior to submitting their entry.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 09

Set Sail Scholarship

The Raise Me Up Scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate or graduate students who participate in sailing or boating. Additional preference will be given to students who have overcome the disadvantages and obstacles of being raised in a divorced or single-parent household. Applicants be enrolled full time and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 01

Diverse Minds Writing Challenge

This writing contest is open to students in grades 9-12 who reside in and attend school in New York City, Maryland, Delaware, or southern New Jersey. The student (or a team of up to four) must submit a children's book of 24 pages or less that deals with themes of tolerance and diversity.

Total: $5000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  August 24

Summer of Zen Scholarship

The Summer of Zen Scholarship is available for U.S. high school students who are at least 13 years of age. To apply, students must submit a short essay on the topic of "staying zen." Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 31

Greg Baumgartner Annual Scholarship

The Greg Baumgartner Annual Scholarship is available for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S. who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and unmet financial need. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 31

Humanity Rising Service Challenge

This scholarship contest is available for U.S. high school students who partipate in community service and share their stories.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  August 31

GM Genius

The GM Genius Scholarship Contest is available for U.S. high school students who are between the ages of 13 and 19. To be considered, applicants must participate in a weekly fantasy football league that includes short educational videos and quizzes about leadership and critical thinking.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  September 02

ARTBA Student Transportation Video Contest

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who submit a two to four minute video on current issues in American transportation.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 04