Scholarships in High School Sophomore

Carson Scholars Program

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 13

Applicant must be a young student (fourth grade through sophomore year in high school) who has a strong humanitarian quality. Applicant must be nominated by their school and honored at one of nine regional awards ceremonies across the country.

Education Will Change the World Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: June 1

Appliant must be a high school or college student in the United States. A 500-word essay explaining what the applicant is studying (or plans to study) and how it will change the world is required. The best essay in each of the seven categories will receive the minimum award amount; grand prize winner will receive the maximum award amount.

Lesson Learned Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: November 30

Applicant must be a college student in the United States. A 500-word response to the following question is required: What's the biggest life lesson you've learned during your college career so far?

Music Student Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a student in a school music program. A 250-word essay responding to the following prompt is required: 'Now more than ever, music education is important because...."

Creative Writing Scholarship - High School

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 1; May 1

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a high school student in the U.S. A 250- to 300-word review of either of the sponsor's two children's stories ('Longfellow and The Deep and Hidden Woods' or 'A Very Extra-Ordinary Place') is required. Selection based upon originality, creativity, and the proper use of punctuation and grammar. Review must be posted to Amazon.com and on a minimum of two social media sites under the applicant's name.

Spirit of Community Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: November 8

Applicant must be a high school student who is a resident of the United States and has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay & Video Contest

Award: $150, Deadline: November 20

Applicant must be a high school student at a Utah public, private, or charter school. Essay or video required.

Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

Award: $15,000, Deadline: March 13

Applicant must be a high school student in the United States. An original video (60 to 90 seconds) that promotes safe driving is required. Applicant may work individually or with up to three peers.

Sweet & Simple Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must be a U.S. resident who is 13 years of age or older. Essay on the following topic required: Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it's the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.

Saab Family Foundation Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: March 10

Applicant must be seeking to pursue a private high school education or higher education in the pursuit of a two- or four-year undergraduate degree. Selection based upon academic meet and/or financial need. Minimum 2.75 GPA and active pursuit of a private high school or college/university education are required. Award is reserved for applicants from or studying in New England.

Engineering for You Video Contest

Award: $25,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must fall into one of the following categories: high school student, tertiary education student (two-year college through graduate school, full- or part-time, NAE Frontiers of Engineering and Frontiers of Engineering Education Participants/Alumni, NAE Member/Foreign Associate, or the general public). A one- to two-minute video showing engineering contributions that serve human welfare and the needs of society occurring anywhere during the time period 1964 to 2064 is required. Best overall video will receive maximum award amount; People's Choice Award and top videos in each competition category are legible for a prize of up to $5,000.

Music Video Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a high school student who has taken the ACT or SAT and has a minimum 3.0 GPA or a full-time college student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must create a comedy music video that demonstrates what it's like to be a student in high school or college.

$10,000 Unigo Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be 14 years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States who is enrolled (or enrolled no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning in the United States. Applicant must complete registration on sponsor's website and answer the following question: is college worth it for you?

BAMM Relocation Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 19

Applicant must be a high school student who has relocated at least 50 miles during their high school career and is currently in high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Application, essay, SAT scores, and extra-curricular activities are required.

American Wheat Mission Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be Korean-American, handicapped, and be enrolled as a full time student. Selection is based upon financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service.

The 1st Christian Church of Glendale Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 7

Applicant must prove a minimum 13 years residence of the Glendale, La Crescenta, La Canada Flintridge, Montrose, Verdugo City, Sunland or Tujunga area. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must create a video of 30 seconds or less explaining how/why nuclear weapons are insane.

HCEF Higher Education Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 30

Applicant must be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior from Allegheny County, PA, who is under the age of 21 and has experienced homelessness at some point in their life.

Seniors to Senators: Progress to Congress

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must reside in and/or be a citizen of the United States, its territories or possessions who is enrolled (if of the appropriate age) in an accredited two- or four-year public or private school in the United States. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, or if between the ages of 13-18, have a person of at least 18 years of age submit the entry with the names of the applicant and submitting adult. A legislative proposal for any jurisdiction within the United States is required to be submitted.

Power Duo Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a current high school student who is a legal resident of the United States. Applicant must write three sentences or less about who their favorite fictional duo is.

EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a student in grades 3-12. Essay required. Both males and females are eligible to apply.

DNA Day Essay Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 14

Applicant must be a high school student. Essay about the following is required: For one complex human trait of your choosing, identify and explain the contributions of at least one genetic factor and one environmental factor. How does this interplay lead to a phenotype?

Doodle 4 Google Competition

Award: $30,000, Deadline: December 7

Applicant must be a high school student. Doodle based on the theme "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place..." is required.

Ashley Marie Easterbrook Scholarship Contest

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a current high school student in the United States who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university this year. Imagine you had $1,000 to spend to help spread the word about the dangers of drunk driving or teenage binge drinking. What is the most creative and effective way to use that $1,000 to educate, engage or spread the word about drunk driving or teenage binge drinking? Think of a Project Idea you could complete by June 30 and make a 2-3 minute video explaining your idea. Tell us how your project can make an impact and why it is deserving of our $1,000 funding.

Create Real Impact Contest

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 17

Applicant must be a resident of the United States who is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited high school, trade school, college, or university. Applicant must create an original work showcasing an idea for a solution to the problem of reckless and distracted driving. Eligible formats include video, music, creative writing, or artwork.

Americanism Essay Contest

Award: $15,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be in junior high or high school (grades 7-12). Applicant must write an essay of no more than 350-words on the following topic: "Why am I proud to be an American." Applicant must be sponsored by a branch of the Fleet Reserve Association, a unit of the Ladies Auxiliary or a Member-at-Large to enter.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a high school, college, graduate, or home schooled student who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. A 140-character message about technology addiction is required to apply. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists; finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction. Only online applications are accepted.

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: September 30

Applicant must be a high school, college, graduate, or homeschooled student who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. A 140-character message about texting while driving is required to apply. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists; finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving. Only online applications are accepted.

Digital Privacy Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a high school, college, graduate, or homeschooled student who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. A 140-character message about digital privacy is required to apply. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists; finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy. Only online applications are accepted.

E-Waste Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicants must be a high school, college, graduate or home schooled students. There is no age limit. Students must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. A 140-character message about e-waste is required to apply. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists; finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about e-waste. Only online applications are accepted.