for High School
Sophomores to apply for:
find, on this page,
several scholarship and financial aid resources for high school
sophomores. Notice, however, that not all of the scholarships
listed on this page are specifically for sophomores; some are
also for freshmen, juniors and seniors. Further, in an effort
avoid duplication, we have only listed here scholarship resources that are not
listed on our other pages (those that are most relevant for sophomores
and those for which sophomores have the biggest chance). This means, in a nutshell, that you should
visit our pages for high school freshmen,juniors
and seniors for more scholarships that are available for high school
sophomores (i.e. for those for which not only high school sophomores,
but also students at other grade levels can apply). This page gathers
together all scholarships that are relevant for high school sophomores, and those for which sophomores have the best chances (with the least competition from other grade levels).
1) Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program:
If you have contributed to your community in any possible meaningful way, you are eligible for this scholarship, and can receive up to $10,000. You must, however, be nominated. Anyone over the age of 21 can nominate you, including your own parents, and nominations could be made online. This year, application/nomination deadline is March 14, 2014.
2) DAR National
high school students (including sophomores) who plan to attend an
accredited college or university in the U.S. Several scholarships of
$1,000 to $2,000 are available in the fields of political science,
history, economics, law and government. For these, the deadline is February
15 every year. A number of nursing and medical scholarships, of
$1,000 to $5,000 are also available. For the latter, application
deadline is April 15. Some of the scholarships require a GPA of 3.25;
some have no such requirements.
awards of up to $12,000 are available for high school sophomores
writing different genres of literary work, such as poems, prose,
short stories, creative writing, historical stories and non-fiction. Deadlines vary from January to
December, depending on the competition.
4) Tourism Cares
all high school students (including sophomores) who are interested in
studying tourism or has a sheer interest in traveling. Several
scholarships of varying amounts are available, and these are open to
international students, too; that is, there is no requirement of U.S. citizenship or permanent residence. Most of these scholarships have a 3.00 out of
4.00 GPA requirement to apply, though some, e.g. the NTA Yellow Ribbon
Scholarships, has a lower, 2.50/4.00 requirement. The deadline this year is April 15, 2014. Check here for updates.
Information Technology Awards:
young women interested in information technology. Several different
scholarship programs are available, and application deadlines and
scholarship amounts vary. Most of the scholarships have a November
deadline, though some have December. Some of the scholarships
local, requiring you to reside in a particular state or district to
apply. Some are nationwide, and some are international, open
students from all countries. In 2013, 35 scholarships were awarded, and the same number couldbe expected from 2014.
6) The Prudential
Spirit of Community Scholarships:
high school students in the United
States who have contributed to the society and their communities by volunteering.
Several awards of $1,000 and $5,000 are available, depending
the category. Sophomores could use these awards before
college. Each year more than 100 state winners (i.e. winners at the level of their state) and about 50 national winners are awarded.
7) The Siemens
Competition for Math, Science and Technology:
high school sophomores who submit individual projects (to be later
presented as posters) in the fields of math, science or technology. Several
scholarships that range in amount from $10,000 to $100,000 and gold, silver and bronze medals are
available. Some of the scholarships are local, so you would
competing within your state, and local scholarships are lower in
amount. The deadline for the 2014 competition is October 3,
at 5:00 pm (Eastern time). Though you can apply as
you can use these scholarships for college tuition and fees, room and
board or books, etc., or for high school, as far as we have been informed. You can compete either individually or in teams, too.
students who are nominated by their high
school. Students need to create and submit a piece of
generated piece of art. 25 scholarships of minimum $1000 are
(www.imation.com; check our home page for updates)