Scholarships in High School Sophomore

Tuition Giveaway Contest

Award: $100,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a student between the ages of 18 and 24. Required to describe an original goal and then submit video once applicant reaches 50 votes.

NinjaEssays Writing Contest

Award: $500, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must write an essay on one of the seven topics provided on the sponsor's website.

Lucky Draw Scholarship

Award: $250, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must use the GoCollege.com website and tell them how they can improve it. The winner will be contacted on or before the 5th of each month.

So Annoying Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: October 6

Applicant must create a video under one minute displaying and defining one of these eight words: manipulative, aversion, insinuating, vexation, unmannerly, amiss, arbitrary, or unnervingly. Video must include the word, its part of speech, definition, and an example sentence.

Benjamin Franklin and the Electric Fire

Award: $1,000, Deadline: September 22

Applicant must create a video under 90 seconds that demonstrates a discharge of static electricity by one person shocking another, defines static electricity, demonstrates how static charges are built up, and tells how Benjamin Franklin discovered static electricity.

International Science Essay Competition

Award: $500, Deadline: October 8

Applicant must be a high school student or international equivalent. Essay between 1,500 and 2,000 words required on the following topic: "Choose a novel discovery in any field of science, explain its significance today, and discuss possible implications of the discovery for its field and society in general."

Progressive Promotion Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a legal resident of the U.S. enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year college. Required to create a video under two minutes that demonstrates the use of promotional pens in creative marketing.

Beautiful Minds Challenge

Award: -, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be between the ages of 14 and 19. Applicant must submit a creative digital documentation of something they created out of destruction and a cover letter that explains what they learned as they worked on the challenge.

Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be either an outstanding high school student entering college OR a college student attending an accredited college or university; must be reside within the boundaries of the Solano Association of Realtors (including Benicia, Cordelia, Green Valley, and Vallejo) and must intend to specialize in Real Estate or a business related field. Academic accomplishments and financial need must be demonstrated.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be an African American student in the Omaha community. Applicant is required to explain how they demonstrate the same character traits exemplified by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Award: $10,000, Deadline: October 1; December 1; February 1

Applicant must be a classical instrumentalist, vocalist, and/or composer who is 18 years old or younger and have not yet entered college who have an interest in performing on From the Top. Exceptional musical achievement, financial need, academic achievement, and strength of character must be demonstrated.

George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 3

Applicant must be a high school student. Required to submit a piece of artwork that portrays any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted.

The Green "IS" Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a full-time high school student or a currently enrolled undergraduate student who is required to submit a three to five minute film on environmental issues that either: propose solutions to environmental issues that impact women and girls OR create awareness about environmental issues that impact women and girls.

Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a Salem (Ohio) High School student. Award based on character, honesty, integrity, kindness, and compassion. Essay, two letters of recommendation, and interview required.

The Ryan Wells Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a Pinellas County student who has completed at least three semesters of culinary courses and will be pursuing a Culinary Arts or Hospitality degree from a college, university, or vocational-technical school. Minimum 2.5 GPA, essay, extracurricular activities, and teacher recommendations required.

EssayMama's Essay Writing Contest

Award: $500, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must be a high school, undergraduate, masters or doctoral student. An original story is required.

National Sojourners Essay Contest

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a high school student. Essay between 300 and 500 words required on the topic "The Star-Spangled Banner".

StudentCam 2015 Competition Rules

Award: -, Deadline: January 20

Applicant must be currently enrolled in a high school in the U.S. Required to create a documentary between five and seven minutes on the theme: "Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community". Allowed to work individually or in groups of up to three people.

Cosmetology School Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a current student who will be pursuing a career in the hairdressing industry.

Founders' Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 5

Applicant must be a Washington resident who is a high school or college student and AAJA Seattle Student Member.

ABPA Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must be legal resident of the United States or Canada who is a high school student between the ages of 13 and 20. Essay required.

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award

Award: $36,000, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a Jewish student between the ages of 13 and 19. Volunteerism and leadership skills must be demonstrated. Recommendations required.

General Academic Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 13; June 12; September 14; December 11

Applicant must be a student with cystic fibrosis who is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Financial need and academic accomplishment must be demonstrated. Essay, photo, letter from physician, transcript, letter of acceptance, and W2 form required.

Scholarship of The Arts

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 22

Applicant must be a student with cystic fibrosis. Art entry (video, painting, sketching, or sculpturing), essay, photo, letter from physician, transcript, letter of acceptance, and W2 form required.

Binc Foundation Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: February 27

Applicant must be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is a current employee, owner or dependent of a retail bookstore in the U.S. OR a former Borders Group employee or dependent. Transcript and IRS 1040 Form required.

Debt.com Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: August 1

Applicant must be a high school, college, or graduate student who applies to as many scholarships as possible and as part of the application process, sends confirmation e-mails from the scholarships applied to back to the sponsor. Short letter about yourself is also required to be submitted.

Significant Challenge College Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: February 13

Applicant must be a legal U.S. citizen who is currently enrolled in an accredited high school and planning to attend a vocational school, community college, or four-year college full-time. Minimum 3.4 GPA and essay required. Leadership skills must be demonstrated.

CustomerBlooms Scholarship Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November 28

Applicant must be a high school, college, university, or trade school student. Required to create a video under five minutes on the topic: "How ideas help shape the world around us, why education is a critical element to future success, and why you strive for greatness" and upload video to YouTube.

#CulinaryVoice Scholarship Challenge

Award: -, Deadline: March 28

Applicant must be a high school, college, masters, or doctoral student. Applicant must upload a one-minute video demonstrating their creativity, passion for food, service, or entrepreneurial flair. In the video, contestants should explain who they are, what they hope to achieve in the culinary or hospitality industries, and why they deserve the scholarship and chance to study at the Institute of Culinary Education. Finalists will be determined by public vote; for every vote the Institute will make a donation to No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in America. One full scholarship and one partial scholarship will be awarded for each of the Institute's four career training programs: culinary arts, pastry/baking arts, culinary management, and hospitality management.

Autism Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a United States or Canadian resident between the ages of 16 and 30 who has been diagnosed with autism. A 600 to 850 word article providing the applicant's "story" is required. This can be why you deserve to win, how this can affect your life, anything, but it should be inspirational and ideally grab peoples' attention.