Scholarships in High School Freshman

1800Wheelchair.com Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a high school or undergraduate student who is enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Although it is NOT a requirement, preference will be given to students with mobility disabilities. Please submit a 'visual poem', in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge.

Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest

Award: $10,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a high school student in the United States or Mexico who is 19 years of age or younger. Selection is based upon completion of essay regarding the topic of the Holocaust.

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 2

Applicant must be a high school or college/university student who is a legal resident of the United States or Canada and is enrolled during the latter half of the academic year. Greeting card design is required to be submitted. Judging criteria will be used to determine the recipient: overall aesthetic appeal; quality of execution; creativity and originality; successful incorporation of design elements; appropriateness for use as a greeting card; attractiveness to The Gallery Collection's corporate and consumer customers; suitability as a design in Prudent's Gallery Collection greeting card line.

A Voice for Animals Essay Contest

Award: $750, Deadline: May 25

Applicant must be a high school student who is involved in a project which addresses one of the following anywhere in the world: the mistreatment of one animal species; one cause of animal suffering; or the preservation of one species threatened with extinction.

Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant be a United States citizen who is 19 years of age or younger. A filmed message sharing why video games are important to you is required.

College Toolkit Scholarship for High School Students

Award: $1,000, Deadline: September 30

Applicant must be a high school student and pick at least three colleges they are considering, and rank them in order of preference.

Common Knowledge Scholarships

Award: $2,500, Deadline: Monthly

Foundation offers award scholarships through the use of Internet-based quiz competitions with topics that range from common knowledge to specific academic subjects.

Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 11 (Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland); March 18 (Washington, D.C. metro area); March 25 (New York)

Applicant must be a high school student currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12 in one of the following areas: Washington, DC; Delaware/Delmarva Peninsula and southern New Jersey; New York City; or Maryland area (each city/ region is a separate contest with students competing only against others in their local community). Applicant must write and illustrate a children's book that discusses the topics of tolerance and diversity.

$1,000 Moolahspot Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: August 31

Applicant must be at least 16 years of age and be planning on or be currently attending college or graduate school. Applications must be completed in English. Selection is based upon a short essay.

$1,000 College JumpStart Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: October 17

Applicants must be 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school, college or adult students. Applicants may study any major and attend any college in the U.S. Applicants must be legal residents of the U.S. and complete the online application form including the required personal statement. The award may be used for tuition, room and board, books or any related educational expense. Applicant must be committed to using education to better their life and that of their family and/or community.

$1,500 Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Selection based upon personal statement. Second award selection based on a random drawing of all eligible applicants.

Eastside & Northshore Kaua'i Scholarship Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 19

Applicant must be a resident of one of the following east and northshore Kaua'i areas: Anahola, Kapa'a, Kilauea, Hanalei, Princeville, Kealia, or Wailua. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Elena Albano Maka'alohilohi Scholarship Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 19

Applicant must be a resident of Maui county recovering from a mental health, behavioral or psychological disability. Preference given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry and past recipients.

Ellen Hamada Fashion Design Scholarship (VocEd)

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 19

Applicant must be pursuing an A.S. or A.A.S. in fashion design within the University of Hawaii Community College system.

Esther Kanagawa Memorial Art Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 19

Applicant must be majoring in the fine arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics or photography).

Hokuli`a Foundation Scholarship Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 19

Applicant must be a resident of North of South Kona who plans to study in the fields of healthcare, education or social work. Preference given to applicants who demonstrate an emphasis in advancing Native Hawaiian culture.

National Aviation Explorer Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be registered and active in an aviation Explorer post. Three letters of recommendation and a 500-word educational plan are required. Application must be approved by applicant's local Learning for Life office for consideration. If under 18 years of age, parent or guardian approval is required; applicants over the age of 21 are not eligible.

Viral Video Scholarship Contest

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must create a public service announcement video on about the effects of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Contest is a community service project that helps educate the public on safe driving practices.

Bainbridge Civic Club Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a resident of Bainbridge Township, but does not need to attend Kenston High School.

Fields of Learning Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be an Ohio high school student (not limited to football players, band members, cheerleaders, etc.). Essay describing personal learning experiences which involved high school football is required.

Stuck at Prom Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 13

Applicant must create and accessorize their prom outfit with duct tape. Membership of the Duck Tape Club is required to apply. Award amounts will be matched and also give to the recipient's school.

Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: December 15

Applicant must be a member of NSHSS, in high school, or a freshman in college.

Poetry Out Loud Competition

Award: $20,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12, with an exception made for 8th-grade students participating in a 9th- through 12th-grade class). All poems must be selected from the Poetry Out Loud print or online anthology. At the state and national finals, students must have three poems prepared. One must be 25 lines or fewer, and one must be written before the 20th century. The same poem may be used to meet both criteria, and may be the student's third poem.

International High School Essay Contest

Award: $4,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a high school student who is currently enrolled in 9th through 12th grades attending public or private schools from the United States and abroad.

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

Award: $5,000, Deadline: December 5

Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States who is able to demonstrate on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the 12 months.

America's 911 Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 17

Applicant must be a student whose parent is an Active Duty First Responder (EMS, fire, or police).

The Christopher Reeve Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: October 31

Applicant must be an extraordinary middle/high school student who has demonstrated tremendous compassion and caring in service to his or her community. Applicant must be nominated to receive the award.

Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a high school student between the ages of 13 and 18. Two methods of entry: write an article that is published by school newspaper or create a video segment in journalistic style written and produced by students and aired within the high school.

Essay Contest

Award: -, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a high school or college undergraduate student. Interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career required.

Tomy Tranchin Award

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 6

Applicant must be a high school student in North Texas with a physical, emotional, or intellectual disability.