Scholarships in High School Sophomore

Imagine Blue Awards

Award: $5,000, Deadline: November 4

Applicants must be students in high school through the post-graduate level. Selection is based on the Bluetooth project and application or prototype submitted. Judges will consider whether the project utilizes Bluetooth technology, the application meets an end user need, the application and demo script are well written and organized and the user interface is intuitive.


Academic Rodeo Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: February

Applicants must be in grades 6 through 8 or 9 through 12 and must place in the top three in a contest at the Academic Rodeo in the current year. Selection is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service and goals.


SALE Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: Varies

Applicants must participate in either the horse, livestock or rodeo portion of the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.


San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Foundation Scholarships

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicants must be high school students who participate in the San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo as part of a 4-H, FFA or FHA program. Students must plan to attend an accredited Texas university, college or technical school. Selection is based on both work inside and outside the classroom.


Arnold Sports Festival Columbus Rotary Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicants must show "positive-impact involvement" consistent with capacity and circumstances and improvement and/or success in community involvement. The applicant must also demonstrate good moral character.


Youth Education Summit

Award: -, Deadline: January 13

Students must be a high school sophomore or junior and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Membership in the NRA is not required. Most applicants have strong interests in shooting sports, American history, government or the military. Students from Alaska, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia must attend the state Y.E.S. program before being considered for the national summit.


Signal Grace Scholarship Essay Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: August 10

Applicants must be high school and college students who are U.S. citizens and attending a U.S. institution, except for students residing in or attending school in Rhode Island. Applicants must read the memoir "Signal Grace" and submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay in response to one of the provided questions. The winner is selected based solely on the merits of the submitted essay.


Carl A. Ross Student Paper Award

Award: $100, Deadline: January 15

Applicants must submit a 15- to 30-page research paper on an Appalachian studies topic. Selections will be made from two categories: middle/high school and undergraduate/graduate.


Scholarship Program for Young Pianists

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 15

The program is available to any qualified American pianists age 14 to 17 who are enrolled in secondary or undergraduate institutions as full-time students. Applicants also must study music and major in piano. They must submit applications, statements of career goals, two references, audio tapes and $25 fee.


TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students

Award: $250, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must be high school students who have been or are presently enrolled in a psychology course and must write an essay answering a question from the APA. A Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) member must sponsor all candidates, and each school may submit no more than five papers.


Lou Hochberg Awards

Award: $1,500, Deadline: Open

The Lou Hochberg Awards are given to winning theses and dissertations, university and college essays, high school essays and published articles that focus on Reich's sociological work. There are categories for students, scholars or journalists beginning at high school age through adulthood. A suggested list of topics and a bibliography is available online.


John Sarrin Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 31

Applicants must belong to the Society of Friends. They must be committed to staying drug and alcohol free, and they must agree to never join the armed forces of any country. Students must possess good moral character in order to receive and keep the scholarship.


Irish Cultural and Educational Grant

Award: -, Deadline: October 31

Applicants can be of any age and do not have to be residents of the Milwaukee area. Selection is based on the proposed project to study some aspect of Irish culture.


Edit My Paper Proofreading Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 30

Applicants must be high school or college students in either North America or Europe. A 500- to 1,000-word essay on the topic provided is required. Selection is based on creativity, depth of thought and spelling and grammar.


FortOnFleek Challenge Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: September 1

Applicants must be legal residents of the U.S. age 13 or older and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must submit a photo of a fort made from sheets and blankets. Selection is based on the photo submitted.


Little People of America Scholarships

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicants may be junior high, high school or college students who have been involved with Little People of America. Preference is given in the following order: LPA members with medically diagnosed dwarfism, immediate family members of LPA members diagnosed with dwarfism and non-LPA members with dwarfism.


Individual Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: April 30

Applicants must be U18 junior surfers. Selection is based on financial need and the ability of the applicant to represent themselves as a positive role model both within the sport of surfing and at school.


Benjamin J. Keiser Memorial Coastal Engineering Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: May 15

Applicants must be in high school through graduate level studies, have at least a 3.2 GPA, be a U.S. citizen and be pursuing or plan on pursuing a degree in coastal engineering. Selection is based on goals, community service and involvement and academic excellence.


Oklahoma's Promise

Award: -, Deadline: June 30

Applicants must be Oklahoma residents who are enrolled in the eighth, ninth or tenth grade at an Oklahoma high school (or are homeschool students between the ages of 13 and 15) and whose parents' income is less than $50,000 per year. They must take certain college preparatory courses in high school, maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and "stay out of trouble" such as gangs, drugs or alcohol.


Student Activist Awards

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Varies

Selection is based on activism for free thought or separation of church and state.


Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 31

Applicants must be high school or college students age 15 years old or older. Applicants must be able to identify a weakness and willing to take action to improve it. This award may be used at any college to study any subject as well as for books and room and board.


Larry Williams Photography and AYA Photo Contest

Award: $100, Deadline: May 1

Applicants must submit multiple photographs in two divisions: 13 and under and 14 to 18.


Appaloosa Youth Association Speech Contest

Award: $100, Deadline: May 15

Applicants should be 18 and under and can enter two divisions: a speech on a pre-determined topic or an impromptu speech. Age groups are 13 and under and 14 to 18. The speech is given at the World Championship Appaloosa Youth World Show.


National Ten Minute Play Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 1

Each playwright may only submit one script no more than 10 pages in length that has not been previously submitted. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


Appaloosa Youth Association Art Contest

Award: $100, Deadline: May 1

Applicants age 18 and under should submit drawings, paintings and hand-built ceramics or sculptures with the Appaloosa theme. There are three age divisions: 10 and under and 11 to 13 and 14 to 18. Awards are based on originality, creativity and the theme.


NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans

Award: $450, Deadline: June 30

Applicants must have a parent who served in the United States Armed Forces during Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, Vietnam or Korean Conflicts, World War I or II or as a Merchant Seaman during World War II. The parent must be or have been a resident of New York State and have died or suffered a disability of 40 percent or more as a result of service, been classified as missing in action or been a prisoner of war. Students with a parent who has received the expeditionary medal for participation in operations in Lebanon, Grenada or Panama and students born with spina bifida whose parent is a Vietnam Veteran are also eligible.


Junior Showmanship Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be under age 18 with an AKC registered purebred dog. Selection is based on involvement with AKC registered dogs, academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship program awards a total of $150,000 annually.


Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Award: -, Deadline: Varies

Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 in U.S. or Canadian schools and must submit writing pieces or portfolios in one of the following categories: dramatic script, general writing portfolio, humor, journalism, nonfiction portfolio, novel, personal essay/memoir, poetry, science fiction/fantasy, short story and short short story.


Appaloosa Youth Association Essay Contest

Award: $100, Deadline: May 1

Applicants must be 18 and under and should submit entry forms and essays on the provided themes. There are two age divisions: 13 and under and 14 to 18. Awards are based on originality and accuracy.


JFLF Awards Programs

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Projects may fit into one of the following categories: home, recreational or artistic equipment; shop tool, machine or mechanical device; a structure; agricultural equipment or a repair. Applicants must submit a paper about the creation of the project and be enrolled in a shop class. Applicants must also be enrolled in high school, adult evening classes, two-year/community college, vocational school, apprentice program, trade school, in-plant training or technical school and may not be college students enrolled in a bachelor's or master's program.