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.

VFW Post 6899 Patriotic Art Scholarship

This award is open to Texas high school students. Students must submit a piece of patriotic art (digital art not accepted).

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 31

Folds of Honor Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are in 11th grade or younger and are dependents of an eligible military member. This program is a college scholarship that is awarded now but used in the future when the awardee begins college or other types of accredited postsecondary education.

Total: $5000 Awards:  815
Deadline:  April 01

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

Concert on the Green Young Artists Concerto Scholarship Competition

This award is available for U.S. students in grades six through twelve who are residents of Clay County, Florida and attend a Clay County school. Students must be 19 years of age or younger and demonstrate an interest in music.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  April 15

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 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 22

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:  April 25

Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team Scholarship

U.S. and international high school bowling athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must be nominated by their athletic directors or coaches.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 26

E-Waste Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Students must submit a short response and be selected as a semi-finalist to compete for the available scholarships.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 30

MindSumo and Meteorological Service of Canada Challenge

The MindSumo and Meteorological Service of Canada Challenge is available for U.S. and international participants who submit proposals about potential improvements and upgrades to the MSC weather app.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
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 03

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 17