Scholarships for College Freshmen

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Getting an early start is always a good idea. If you’re a first-year college student, these scholarships for freshmen can help lower your student debt and help pay for your college fees like tuition, living expenses, books, lab fees, and more. The sooner you start, the less you’ll have to pay back at graduation. Start browsing through our Scholarship Directory for college freshmen now and set yourself up for success. For even more scholarships, be sure to fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Golden Key Joan Nelson Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are members of Golden Key International Honour Society. Students must be preparing for an upcoming study abroad program.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 17
2019

GEICO Life Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate members of the Golden Key Honor Society who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  December 17
2019

Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Award

This scholarship is available for international and U.S. undergraduate students who are members of Golden Key International Honour Society.

Total: $5000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  December 17
2019

Christophers Video Contest for College Students

Undergraduate and graduate students may enter this video contest. The student must make a short video of five minutes or less interpreting the theme "One Person Can Make a Difference".

Total: $2000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  December 17
2019

NAIAS High School Poster Contest

High school students in grades 10 - 12 who are enrolled in a Michigan high school are eligible to enter this scholarship poster contest. Students must create and submit a poster with an automotive theme.

Total: $1000 Awards:  16
Deadline:  December 19
2019

Innovation in Education Scholarship

This award is for high school and college students in the U.S. or Canada that have completed a project that makes a difference in the lives of others. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  12
Deadline:  December 20
2019

Ertheo Scholar Athlete Scholarship

The Ertheo Scholar Athlete Scholarship is available for undergraduate students who play soccer, tennis, or golf at a division one college or university.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 20
2019

The National WWII Museum Annual Student Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to all high school students in the United States and United States Territories. Students must submit a 1,000-word essay on the current year's topic.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 27
2019

BEF General Academic Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Students are selected on the basis of scholastic ability, character, leadership potential, service to the community, and need for financial assistance.

Total: $5000 Awards:  22
Deadline:  December 27
2019

Monterey Bay Ninety-Nines Aviation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for female students to assist in obtaining their private pilot license or an advanced rating to further their career in aviation. Students must live in Monterey or Santa Cruz counties in California.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 30
2019

National High School Poetry Contest

U.S. high school students are eligible to enter this poetry contest. Students must submit a poem of 20 lines or less on a topic of their choice.

Total: $500 Awards:  9
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Denny's 'Hungry for Education' Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are 16 years of age or older at time of application. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, be involved in community service, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  200
Deadline:  December 31
2019