Scholarships High School Sophomores can apply for:


Scholarships for High School Sophomores to apply for:

You can 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 to 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 also 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 Society Scholarships:

For 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.



3) Freelance Writing Contests:

Many 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 Scholarships:

For 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.



5) Women Information Technology Awards:

For 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 are local, requiring you to reside in a particular state or district to apply.  Some are nationwide, and some are international, open to 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:

For 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 on 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:

For 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 be competing within your state, and local scholarships are lower in amount.  The deadline for the 2014 competition is October 3, 2014, at 5:00 pm (Eastern time).  Though you can apply as sophomores, 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.

(; tel: 877-822-5533).


8) Imation Computer Arts Scholarship:

For students who are nominated by their high school.  Students need to create and submit a piece of computer generated piece of art.  25 scholarships of minimum $1000 are available.

(; check our home page for updates)



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