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 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

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

This award is for young people aged 8-18 who have completed an extraordinary service project.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 15

Four Star Leadership Program

These scholarships are available to students who are selected to attend the annual Four Star Leadership Program; there will be 50 students selected nationwide. International and U.S. high school students may apply; students who will be juniors in the upcoming fall term are given preference.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 16

Congressional Art Competition

This award is for U.S. high school students who have an interest in art. Students must apply through their U.S. House Representative; there will be at least one winner per district.

Total: $1000 Awards:  435
Deadline:  April 30

Ayn Rand - Anthem Essay Contest

U.S. and international students who are currently enrolled in eighth, ninth or tenth grade are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, students must write an essay of 600 to 1,200 words on one of the three topics listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website.

Total: $2000 Awards:  240
Deadline:  May 01

Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest

This multimedia contest is open to U.S. and international students who are enrolled at a high school in New Jersey. Students must submit a video, app, podcast, digital graphic design, webpage, or other multimedia component showing why wildlife is important to protect in New Jersey.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  May 18

Georgia Future Champions Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school and undergraduate students in Georgia who submit an original video and essay about someone who he or she looks up to as a superhero.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 18

Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to all high school, undergraduate and graduate students.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  May 20

MyMozaic.com Recruit Connect Scholarship

The MyMozaic Scholarship is available for high school students in the U.S. who are 13 years of age or older. To apply, students must create an active profile on MyMozaic.com.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31

WyzAnt College Scholarship

This award is available for college-bound high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and current college students in the U.S. who submit an application and an essay to WyzAnt.com.

Total: $10000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  May 31

Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Program is available to high school students with creativity. Applicants must create and wear an outfit completely made of Duck brand duct tape to a school prom.

Total: $10000 Awards:  21
Deadline:  June 01

Communications Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Students who are in grade 12 and below in the United States, in CEGEP or below in Quebec, Canada, or in grade 13 or below in the Caribbean are eligible to enter this speech/sign language contest. Students must have a hearing loss of 40 decibels or more to qualify.

Total: $2500 Awards:  55
Deadline:  June 15