Scholarships in High School Freshman

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicants must be high school students in the same state as the sponsoring Ladies Auxiliary. They must submit one piece of patriotic art on paper or canvas. Art must have been completed during the current school year and must be accompanied by a teacher's signature. Applicants must participate in a local Auxiliary competition before advancing to the national level.

National History Day Contest

Award: -, Deadline: Open

Applicants must be in grades 6-12 and prepare throughout the school year history presentations based on an annual theme. Around February or March students compete in district History Day contests. District winners then prepare for the state contests, held usually in April or May. Those winners advance to the national contest held in June at the University of Maryland.

Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 13

Applicants must be family members of a Navy Supply Corps officer or an enlisted member, active duty, reservist or retired. Awards are based on character, leadership, academic performance and financial need.

Junior Composers Award

Award: $200, Deadline: Varies

There are four age classes: 9 and under; 10-12; 13-15 and 16-18. Applicants must be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Selection is based on content and musicianship. There is a $5.00 entry fee plus state entry fee.

NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 and must be Individual Junior Special members or Active Junior Club members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Applicants must enter in their state of residence by submitting a taped performance.

Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology

Award: $100,000, Deadline: September 20

Students must submit research reports either individually or in teams of two or three members. Individual applicants must be high school seniors. Team project applicants must be high school students but do not need to be seniors. Projects may be scientific research, technological inventions or mathematical theories.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Award: $5,000, Deadline: November 8

Applicants must be a student in grades 5-12 and a legal resident one of the 50 states of the U.S. or District of Columbia and engaged in a volunteer activity.

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Scholarship Competition

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must be in kindergarten to 12th grade and submit their artwork to their state or local department. Students must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens or nationals. The first place national winner has their art made into the next Federal Junior Duck Stamp, wins $5,000 and travels with a parent to the next First Day of Sale event for their stamp.

Access College Early Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: Open

Applicants must demonstrate financial need through proof of participation in government aid programs or documentation of recent family hardships. They may be in any year of high school.

Sallie Mae $1,000 Sweepstakes

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Monthly

Applicants may be high school, undergraduate or graduate students and must register on Sallie Mae's website. Each month one registered user is selected in a random drawing to receive the sweepstakes. When you are register for Sallie Mae's Scholarship Search, you may elect to be entered into the sweepstakes drawing.

CAPPS Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: August 5

Applicants must be legal California residents who have fulfilled the admission requirements for the school that is pledging their CAPPS scholarship. Application is restricted to high school and adult students only. Recipients are chosen on the basis of application date and each individual school's judging standards.

Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicants must live in New England and/or be members of NETC and submit a full-length play written for a young audience. The play must not have been previously published, previously produced by a professional company or submitted to the Harris competition. Students may only submit one play. There is a $20 processing fee.

National D-Day Museum Online Essay Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicants must be high school or middle school students in the United States, its territories or its military bases. They must prepare an essay of up to 1,000 words based on a topic specified by the sponsor and related to World War II. Only the first 500 valid essays will be accepted.

Lions International Peace Poster Contest

Award: $5,000, Deadline: November 15

Students must be 11, 12 or 13 years old as of the deadline and must be sponsored by their local Lions club. Entries will be judged at the local, district, multiple district and international levels. Posters will be evaluated on originality, artistic merit and expression of the assigned theme.

Frank S. Land Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: April 1

Applicants must be active male members of DeMolay and be under the age of 21. DeMolay is an organization with more than 1,000 chapters in the world that helps prepare young men ages 12 to 21 to "lead successful, happy and productive lives." The group aims to help members develop civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills.

American Legion Department of Arkansas High School Oratorical Scholarship Program

Award: $2,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Colorado Oratorical Contest

Award: $18,000, Deadline: January 29

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Florida Oratorical Contest

Award: $18,000, Deadline: Open

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Georgia Oratorical Contest

Award: $1,300, Deadline: Open

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Indiana Oratorical Contest

Award: $3,400, Deadline: December 13

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

New York Oratorical Contest

Award: $6,000, Deadline: November 18

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

North Carolina Oratorical Contest

Award: $18,000, Deadline: Open

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Wisconsin Oratorical Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: Open

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

American Essay Contest Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: February 3

Applicants must be enrolled in an Illinois school in grades seven to twelve.

Illinois Oratorical Contest

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 20

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Vermont Oratorical Contest

Award: $18,000, Deadline: Open

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Middle School Essay Contest

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be middle school students and write an essay on an assigned topic. The essay should be written at the student's desk during school time and will be evaluated based on originality, sincerity and the student's ability to communicate meaning.

MEFA UPlan Prepaid Tuition Waiver Program

Award: -, Deadline: Open

Applicants must be planning to attend a school in the state of Massachusetts which participates in the UPlan program.

A-OK Student Reward Program

Award: $2,500, Deadline: Quarterly

Applicants must be full-time students in first through 12th grade who are dependents of active-duty military members, reservists and retirees and have a B or higher grade point average.

Andre Sobel Award

Award: -, Deadline: January 31

Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 21 as of June 30 of the year of application. They must be survivors of cancer or some other critical or life-threatening illness. Friends, family members and caregivers of those who meet these qualifications may also participate. All applicants must be United States residents. An essay is required.