Scholarships in High School Sophomore

Scholarship Essay Contest

Award: $250, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be current high school freshmen, sophomores or juniors attending a high school or who are home-schooled. Students must write an essay on the topic, "You have been invited to talk to the future U.S. Secretary of Education. What would you say?" Selection is based on content, originality, clarity, insight and writing quality.

Champions for Christ Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1; April 1

Applicant must be a student who has dedicated their lives to full-time Christian service. Photograph, letter of recommendation, personal statement of salvation, and statement of doctoral beliefs are required.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or younger. Applicant must have made a significant positive difference to people and/or the environment. Nomination by an adult advocate required.

The Independence Foundation Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 17

Applicant must be an individual with a physical disability that requires a wheelchair. A 500-word essay about how a physical limitation has presented challenges is required.

Roy Webster Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a United States high school student pursuing a degree from a United States college or university.

Countdown to College Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a high school student. Signing up for Potential Magazine's free weekly eNewsletter is required.

The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition

Award: $50, Deadline: March 25

Applicant must be a junior high or high school student. Unpublished, original haiku is required. May submit up to three haiku per student.

Varsity Tutors $1,000 Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: 15th of each month

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is at least 16 years old. Essay on specific question found on sponsor's website required.

OneChld Africa Essay Contest

Award: $500, Deadline: May 29

Applicant must be a current high school student in the United States under the age of 19. Essay about applicant's understanding of circumstances facing children in Sub-Saharan Africa is required.

AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 16

Applicant must be a high school senior. Essay about applicant's point of view on driver-less cars is required.

Math-O-Vision Contest

Award: $4,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant(s) must be a U.S. citizen and high school student who is at least 13 years old. May work either individually or in a group. Required to make a four minute movie that tells a story about mathematics

East Village Scholar Essay Contest

Award: $500, Deadline: May 2

Applicant must be a U.S. high school student who has completed at least five hours of community service. A 1500 word essay is required on this topic: How and why is community service important to you? Share a personal volunteer experience and its significance in your life.

East Village Fine Art Contest

Award: $300, Deadline: May 2

Applicant must be U.S. high school student with an interest in art. Applicant is required to create a piece of art that promotes volunteerism and complete at least five hours of community service.

Google Science Fair Competition

Award: $50,000, Deadline: May 12

Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 18. May work individually or in groups of up to three. Required to create a project that follows the technical, creative, and legal entry requirements set in Google's official rules.

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is a cancer survivor or current patient between the ages of 18 and 35 and is currently attending or planning to attend college. Essay and recommendations required. Financial need must be demonstrated.

MatchMade Scholarship

Award: $50,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 20 with a parent who met or remarried through Match.com. A 1-2 minute video that explains how your parents met on Match.com is required.

The Princeton Prize

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a high school student who has been actively involved in volunteer work that has had a significant impact on race relations. Two applications required; one from applicant, one from applicant's supporter.

Get Up Get Active Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: October 31

Applicant must be a high school, college, or graduate school student. A short essay about the importance of getting active is required.

Kit Faragher Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 16

Applicant must be a Colorado high school student who demonstrates a positive attitude and a drive towards accomplishment. Minimum 2.5 GPA, transcript, and essay required. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Diane Lewis Scholarship Award

Award: $500, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a high school student. Essay required on this topic: "What would you do to spread the awareness of breast cancer?"

IP Video Contest

Award: $5,000, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must submit an original video regarding Intellectual Property such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Video must be less than 90 seconds.

The ImIn.com Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a high school, college, or graduate student. Essay answering the following question is required: Do coupons influence your purchasing decisions? Why or why not?

Innovation in Education Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: 20th of every month

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled as a high school or college/university student who has designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (examples include: website, blog, app, etc.). Minimum 3.0 GPA and essay describing the goal of the project required. Students must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the U.S. or Canada.

DSL.com Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: August 10

Applicant must be a current student. Essay required on this topic: "How you currently use the Internet to further your education and how you plan to use the Internet in your professional career."

Resort Property Management Annual $500 Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: August 15

Applicant must be a Canadian or U.S. citizen who is in high school or college. Essay on devising "an effective marketing program" required.

Tremblant Sunstar Annual $500 Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: August 15

Applicant must be a high school or college/university student. Essay required on this topic: "Choose five travel locations in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Elaborate on each location, detailing some of the key attractions."

Visionary Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a high school student who is a U.S. citizen. 500-word essay on the topic: "Why college is important" and most recent unofficial transcript required.

American Bullion Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must be a high school or college student in the U.S. Essay required on the following topic: "Why is gold a good investment for future generations?" Five $250 scholarships for high school students; five $500 scholarships for college students.

Improve Your Chances Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: Last day of every month

Applicant must be a high school or college student who is a legal resident of the U.S.

College Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in Arizona and have a minimum 2.8 GPA. Transcript, proof of enrollment, and essay between 500 and 750 words required. Resume is optional.