Scholarships for College Sophomores

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As a second-year student, you’ve probably learned a thing or two about college. For instance, you now know how expensive tuition, books, fees, room and board, and more can be. The good news is that there are still scholarships available to sophomores in college, which can help you focus more on your studies rather than your bills. Don’t forget to apply for scholarships every year you’re in school! If you’re a second-year college student, check out this list of scholarships for college sophomores to find awards you may be qualified for. For even more scholarships, be sure to fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

DirectTextbook.com Haiku Contest Scholarship

This Haiku contest is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  September 18
2019

Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Current high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, each student must write an essay of 800 to 1,600 words discussing 'Atlas Shrugged'; students must select one of the specific essay prompts listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website.

Total: $25000 Awards:  59
Deadline:  September 19
2019

Acorn Equality Fund McKeon Scholarship

The McKeon Scholarship is available to LGBT students, allies, and the children of LGBT parents who have a permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area (all counties in Illinois except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will). Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, as well as political involvement and advocacy for LGBT issues.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 20
2019

Acorn Equality Fund Acorn Scholarship

The Acorn Scholarship is available to LGBT students, allies, and the children of LGBT parents who have a permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area (all counties in Illinois except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will). Applicants must demonstrate service to and advocacy for the LGBT community.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 20
2019

Acorn Equality Fund Luke Scholarship

The Luke Scholarship is available to LGBT students, allies, and the children of LGBT parents who have a permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area (all counties in Illinois except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will). Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and unmet financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 20
2019

DDSRank Dental Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school seniors, college students, and graduate students who are enrolled in a dentistry or dental hygienist program. Students must reside in the United States.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 22
2019

College Photographer of the Year Award

This award is for U.S. undergraduate students who are enrolled full time at a four-year institution and pursuing a degree in photojournalism.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 22
2019

AAAEA Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for Arab Americans who are currently majoring in the field of engineering, architecture, or computer science/information technology.

Total: $4000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 24
2019

National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

This award is available to students who are studying in a medical, dental, nursing, public health, or policy program, and are of Hispanic descent or display strong commitment to the health of the Hispanic community.

Total: $5000 Awards:  24
Deadline:  September 26
2019

Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarship

The Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarship is available for women who are pursuing a Bacherlor's or Master's degree in computer science or computer engineering. Applicants must be currently enrolled at the time of application and must demonstrate superior academic achievement as evidenced with an exceptional GPA.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  September 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:  September 27
2019

Bryce Thomson Scholarship Fund

Employees of a National Ice Cream Retailers Association member business may apply for this need-based scholarship. Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors, or current college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors.

Total: $3500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  September 27
2019