Scholarships in High School Sophomore

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.

Hal and Gretchen Oberholzer Scholarship Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a Blackford High School student who plans to pursue a four-year degree in elementary education.

Anna Newell Brown Awards for Vocal Excellence

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 10

Applicant must be a Bartholomew County resident who is a high school sophomore, junior or senior vocalist. Scholarships are determined by a vocal competition conducted in February. Seniors compete for college scholarships and an invitation to audition with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Sophomores and juniors compete for scholarships for private lessons or music camps.

Betty F. Brown Awards for Instrumental Excellence

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 10

Applicant must be a Bartholomew County resident who is a high school sophomore, junior or senior instrumentalist. Scholarships are determined by an instrumental competition conducted in February. Seniors compete for college scholarships and an invitation to audition with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Sophomore and juniors compete for scholarships for private lessons or music camps.

Girls Leadership Council: Dottie Lamm Leadership Award

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 30

Applicant must be chosen to participate in a one-week intensive residential summer program on the University of Denver campus (program provided at no charge to participants). At the end of the program, two exemplary participants will receive the award.

Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

Award: $750, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a high school female between the ages of 16 and 19 who is living or studying in a Zonta district/region and demonstrates community volunteerism, experience in local or student government, and knowledge of Zonta International and its programs. Club winners are entered into a District competition.

William A. Lindsay Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a resident of the Crossett community.

Photo Contest for High Schoolers

Award: $500, Deadline: September 10; September 24; October 8; October 22

While on a campus tour, applicants must take a picture of a place where they could see themselves spending a large amount of time (the main quad, a study lounge in a dorm, a basketball stadium, etc.). They must submit this photo, along with a 150-200 word description of why they found this location so appealing.

Frank & Merle Buttram String Awards Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a high school student participating in the Oklahoma Music Olympics.

The Art of Underwater Photography Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 24. Scholarship covers a hands-on introduction study class in underwater photography in the New York metro area.

Modeling and Acting College Tuition Scholarship

Award: $100,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 18 and submit the application form on the sponsor's site. Recipient will be chosen by random drawing. Only email entries will be accepted.

Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: February 3

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen/eligible non-citizen who is a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts and enrolled in a public or private secondary school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstration of difficult personal circumstances, high financial need, and strong academic promise to continue education at a college or university required.

Bioscience Education Program Scholarship

Award: $45,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a high school student who would like to obtain a bioscience/biotechnology education. Recipient must plan to study at The Voyage Institute.

Brooke Tibbles and Cobalt Mortgage Dollars for Scholars Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a member of a Boys and Girls Club or YMCA near a Cobalt Mortgage Branch Office who will study accounting at the University of Washington. Minimum 3.4 GPA required.

Student-Athlete Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: September 30

Applicant must be a currently enrolled high school or junior college student-athlete who is planning to attend a four-year university.

GotChosen Monthly Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Last day of every month

Applicant must be a high school, college, or graduate school student in any field of study. GPA, essay, and financial need are not required. Applicant must apply every month in order to be considered; winner chosen by random drawing. Award must be used for educational expenses.

Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is at least 15 years old and studying at an accredited or nationally recognized dance school or institution in the U.S. Nominated students will be judged based on talent, technical skill, and dance expression.

Gene Kelly Legacy Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is at least 15 years old and studying at an accredited or nationally recognized dance school or institution in the U.S. Strong history of classical dance training, plus substantial training in at least one additional style of dance required. Selection based upon talent, technical skill, creativity, interdisciplinary dance expression, and potential as a choreographer.

Copyright Awareness Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 25 and be currently enrolled at an accredited secondary school or post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university, or trade school). Applicant must creatively present their viewpoint in video format on The Importance of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award

Award: $1,250, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a high school or current undergraduate or graduate student. Short essay addressing one of the following questions required: 1.) Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying? or 2.) How has cyberbullying personally affected you?

Maryknoll Essay Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 14

Applicant must be a high school student. Essay regarding specific prompt found on sponsor's site regarding Pope Francis, is required. Maximum award amount will be granted to the first place recipient; second and third place recipients will receive the average and minimum amounts, respectively.

$1,000 SuperCollege Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Monthly

Applicants must be high school students, college undergraduates, graduate students or adult students residing in the U.S. and attending or planning to attend any accredited college or university within the next 12 months. The scholarship may be used to pay for tuition, books, room and board, computers or any education-related expenses.