Scholarships in High School Sophomore

Johansen International Competition for Young String Players

Award: $10,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicants must be students of violin, viola or cello between the ages of 13 and 17 at the time of competition. Students must not be under professional management and must perform five pieces for the competition.

Julius and Esther Stulberg International String Competition

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be students of violin, viola, cello or double bass, be 19 years of age or younger as of January 1 of the year of competition and perform a Bach piece and a solo for the competition, which is typically held in May.

Harlequin Floors Scholarship Video Contest

Award: $250, Deadline: Monthly

Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian residents and submit a dance video.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program

Award: $1,750, Deadline: December 31

Applicants must be students who are between the ages of 13 and 21. They must devise and complete an environmental conservation project then write an essay describing the experience. Selection is based on the quality of the project and essay.

Love Your Body Poster Contest

Award: $350, Deadline: January 15

Applicants may be non-students or may be students of any grade level at a primary, secondary or postsecondary school. They can be residents of any country. They must design and submit an original poster that challenges limiting, stereotypical or negative portrayals of women in the media. Selection is based on poster message and graphical attractiveness.

DTE Energy Foundation Sphinx Competition

Award: $50,000, Deadline: November 7

Applicants must be U.S. legal residents who are of junior high school, high school or college age. They must submit a videotape of a solo performance in order to be considered for the live semifinals competition. Selection is based on the quality of performance during the semifinal and final rounds of live competition.

Letters About Literature Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 2; January 9

Applicants must be U.S. legal residents. They must be students in grades 4 through 12 and must be at least nine years old by the September 1 that precedes the contest deadline. They must submit a personal letter to an author about how that author's book or work has impacted them. Selection is based on letter originality, grammar and organization.

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

Award: $36,000, Deadline: January 4

Applicants must be Jewish teens, U.S. residents and between 13 and 19 years old. Two references and an application form are required. Teens' projects can help either the Jewish community or the general community as long as they have not been remunerated for their services. Teens may be nominated by any community member who knows the importance of their project - except family members - or may also nominate themselves.

National Marbles Tournament Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: Open

Applicants must win first place in a local marble tournament and then compete in the National Marbles Tournament held each summer in New Jersey. Students must be between 7 and 14 years old.

Girls Impact the World Film Festival

Award: -, Deadline: January 20

Applicants must be current high school or undergraduate college students 25 years of age or under and must not be a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria. Applicants must create three- to five-minute short films that either raise awareness about current global issues affecting women or propose solutions to such challenges. Selection is based upon the overall strength of the film.

North American International Auto Show High School Poster Competition

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 22

Contestants must be Michigan high school students currently in grades 10-12. Selection is based on the overall quality of the poster entry.

Grand Prix Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: May 7

Participants must be youth bowlers who have not graduated from high school. The program is open to youth bowlers of all ages including pre-school bumper leagues. The program rewards participation and not necessarily ability. Funds may be earned at the state and local level. Once you begin the program, participants must remain in a youth bowling program each year until graduation from high school. If the participant fails to participate in at least one youth league session for the year, the accumulated funds will be forfeited.

New York State USBC Spirit Awards

Award: $750, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must demonstrate sportsmanship, commitment and leadership.

All-American Scholars (Football)

Award: -, Deadline: Open

Applicants must be a participant in the Pop Warner program as a football player, be in grade 5 or higher and maintain a 96 percent grade point average or higher. Selection will be based on academic achievement and additional non-sport related activities and achievements.

All-American Scholars (Cheerleading)

Award: -, Deadline: Open

Applicant must be a participant in the Pop Warner program as a cheerleader, be in grade 5 or higher and maintain a 96 percent grade point average or higher. Selection will be based on academic achievement and additional non-sport related activities and achievements.

CSCA Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: October 5; October 29

Applicants must apply to and audition for the CSCA All Colorado Spirit Team. One spirit leader will be selected as a scholarship recipient based on community involvement, number of years in a spirit program, academic achievement and letters of recommendation. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Easton/NFAA Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: December 31

Applicants must be high school students or a student enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or university. High school students applying to be full time students at a technical training college are also eligible to apply. Applicants must also be current members of NFAA or the NAA/USA Archery. The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in high school or 2.5 in college. Selection is based on academic achievements, level of participation in NFAA and USAT rankings.

National Sportsmanship Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Open

Students must earn a Sportsmanship Award at a local, regional or zone IEA competition during the school year and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, equestrian participation and characteristics that portray good sportsmanship and a role model.

CPI Highest Point Hunt Seat Rider

Award: $500, Deadline: Varies

Applicants must attend the College Preparatory Invitational and be students in grades 8 through 12. The scholarship is awarded to the rider with the highest point score.

CPI Essay Award

Award: $500, Deadline: Varies

Applicants must participate in the College Preparatory Invitational and be students in grades 8 through 12. Selection is based on the style, grammar, spelling and creativity of a personal essay.

CPI Journalistic Photo Contest

Award: $50, Deadline: Varies

Students must be riders in the College Preparatory Invitational and be students in grades 8 through 12. Competition is based on photographs that can tell the story of the CPI Horse Show and that are taken during the three-day event and are submitted into one of eight different categories.

CPI Champion of Service Award

Award: $500, Deadline: Varies

Applicants must be participants in the College Preparatory Invitational, be students in grades 8 through 12, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and have served a minimum of 36 hours of community service within the last 16 months. The scholarship is awarded to the applicant with the highest number of community hours served.

The CPI Written Horsemanship Test Award

Award: $500, Deadline: December 15

Applicants must be participants in the College Preparatory Invitational and be students in grades 8 through 12. Students will take an online test on horsemanship, and the top five will be invited to take a written exam during the invitational.

Arnold Fencing Classic Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 12

Applicants must be competing in the Arnold Fencing Classic, be a U.S. citizen and be between the ages of 13 and 18 years old. Selection is based on competitive participation and success in fencing, academic achievement, personal essay and letter of recommendation.

National Gymnastics Foundation Men's Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 15

Applicants must be USA Gymnastics members and pursuing college or post-secondary education.

Cecilia Colledge Memorial Fund Award

Award: -, Deadline: Open

Award is given to the skater with the highest program components score at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in the novice ladies and novice men's event.

Ron and Gayle Hershberger Award

Award: -, Deadline: Open

The award is presented to the junior competitor at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships with the highest combined total of short program and free skate program component marks.

Grace Moore Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must maintain a New Jersey U.S. Figure Skating club as their home club and have competed in U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competitions for two years for a senior scholarship and one year for a junior scholarship. Selection is based on skating achievement in the disciplines of freestyle, pairs and dance in relation to the skater's age, progress and attitude.

U.S. Lacrosse Native American Scholarships

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 20

Applicants must be a member of the Iroquois community, enrolled in a secondary school and in good academic standing. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, athletic performance and ambition.

CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 30

Students must be attending a high school, college or university or be home schooled and be at least 14 years old. Winners are selected from those who enroll in the CollegeSTEPS program.