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    Top 208 Scholarships for High School Sophomores in May 2024

    Written by Will Geiger

    Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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    Updated: May 7th, 2024

    Sophomore year of high school is very much a transition year for students. You are probably feeling more comfortable in school, but you are still a year away from having to worry about testing and the college admissions process. With this said, it is not too early to begin to think about paying for your college education. Luckily, there are some great scholarships for the class of 2025 to apply for!

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    Scholarship Review Process

    The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

    • The scholarship requires a fee to apply
    • The scholarship provider’s privacy policy allows for the misuse of student data
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    • Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
    • The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
    • The scholarship website has many grammatical errors and/or advertisements
    • The scholarship or scholarship providing organization seem untrustworthy
    • There is no evidence the scholarship was previously awarded
    • The scholarship has not been awarded in the past 12 months
    • There is no available contact information

    If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!


    * There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
    ** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
    ***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    “Get Inspired” TikTok Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    Online platforms like TikTok have given people all around the world the opportunity to create and share content. But sometimes with so many people constantly…Show More

    Online platforms like TikTok have given people all around the world the opportunity to create and share content. But sometimes with so many people constantly…Show More

    Online platforms like TikTok have given people all around the world the opportunity to create and share content. But sometimes with so many people constantly posting and sharing, it’s hard to break out of all the noise. That’s why Scholarships360 is asking what or even who inspires you to create, to share, and to connect with others. To enter this scholarship, all you have to do is follow our Scholarships360 TikTok account, like the “Get Inspired” post pinned to our profile, and comment on what inspires you. For extra consideration, tag some friends who inspire you as well!Show Less

    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    “Jump for Joy” InstaScholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    When you’re not searching for scholarships, what do you like to do for fun? Do you dance? Play sports? Watch movies? Here at Scholarships360, we…Show More

    When you’re not searching for scholarships, what do you like to do for fun? Do you dance? Play sports? Watch movies? Here at Scholarships360, we…Show More

    When you’re not searching for scholarships, what do you like to do for fun? Do you dance? Play sports? Watch movies? Here at Scholarships360, we know how important it is to enjoy life. That’s why we’re offering a $500 scholarship to one student who tells us what makes them jump for joy! Whether it’s spending time with your friends, playing with your dog, or jamming out to music, we want to know what brings a smile to your face. To apply for this scholarship, simply follow us on Instagram, go to the “Jump for Joy” InstaScholarship post at the top of our grid, like the post, and drop a comment about something you love to do for fun. Extra consideration will be given to students who mention at least one friend in their comment! Show Less

    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
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    “Making Waves” Scholarship for Women

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jan 31, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    Are you a woman in high school, college, or graduate school enrolled during the 2024-25 academic year? If so, let us help you! Our $500…Show More

    Are you a woman in high school, college, or graduate school enrolled during the 2024-25 academic year? If so, let us help you! Our $500…Show More

    Are you a woman in high school, college, or graduate school enrolled during the 2024-25 academic year? If so, let us help you! Our $500 “Making Waves” Scholarship for Women aims to help women cover the costs of pursuing their dreams. Whether that dream is starting a business, learning a foreign language, or attending college on the path to fulfilling your dream, the scholarship will cover those costs and make your journey a little easier. No matter your goals, we want to help out a woman who is passionate about their higher education journey and actively looking for ways to fund it. In order to apply, simply write an essay about how the $500 “Making Waves” Scholarship for Women will help you fulfill your dreams. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. We encourage you to apply and look forward to reading your essay. Good luck!Show Less

    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jan 31, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Sharing is Caring Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    Did you know you can win a $1,000 scholarship just by sharing Scholarships360 with your friends? The Sharing is Caring Scholarship is open to all…Show More

    Did you know you can win a $1,000 scholarship just by sharing Scholarships360 with your friends? The Sharing is Caring Scholarship is open to all…Show More

    Did you know you can win a $1,000 scholarship just by sharing Scholarships360 with your friends? The Sharing is Caring Scholarship is open to all Scholarships360 users who refer their friends to Scholarships360. The more people you refer, the higher your chances of winning! To apply, just send your personal referral link to your friends. For every person who creates a Scholarships360 account using your personal referral link, you’ll gain an entry to the Sharing is Caring Scholarship. Get started by visiting the Scholarships360 Referral Center!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
    Apply

    Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 20, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    The Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship is open to any student who has lost a loved one and submits an essay on how that loss…Show More

    The Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship is open to any student who has lost a loved one and submits an essay on how that loss…Show More

    The Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship is open to any student who has lost a loved one and submits an essay on how that loss influences what you want to "fight" to achieve in life. Keep on reading to learn more. Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 20, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Annual Catholic College Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by The Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Are you a current high school student interested in attending a Catholic college or university? If so, consider applying for the Annual Catholic College Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you a current high school student interested in attending a Catholic college or university? If so, consider applying for the Annual Catholic College Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you a current high school student interested in attending a Catholic college or university? If so, consider applying for the Annual Catholic College Scholarship! In order to apply, you simply need to fill out a form with some simple information about yourself, your high school, and your college plans. You will then be entered into a scholarship drawing with the opportunity to win up to $2,000. The scholarship is offered by The Christian Connector, a "one-stop-shop” for receiving free information from Catholic/Christian colleges and Bible colleges.   If you’re a high school student with plans of attending a Catholic college, we encourage you to apply to the Annual Catholic College Scholarship!Show Less

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    $2,000 Annual Protestant Faith Based College Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by The Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Are you a current high school student interested in attending a Protestant, faith-based college or university? If so, consider applying for the Annual Protestant Faith…Show More

    Are you a current high school student interested in attending a Protestant, faith-based college or university? If so, consider applying for the Annual Protestant Faith…Show More

    Are you a current high school student interested in attending a Protestant, faith-based college or university? If so, consider applying for the Annual Protestant Faith Based College Scholarship! In order to apply, you simply need to fill out a form with some simple information about yourself, your high school, and your college plans. You will then be entered in a scholarship drawing with the opportunity to win up to $2,000. The scholarship is offered by The Christian Connector, a "one-stop-shop” for receiving free information from Catholic/Christian colleges and Bible colleges.   If you’re a high school student with plans of attending a Protestant, faith-based college, we encourage you to apply to the Annual Protestant Faith Based College Scholarship!Show Less

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    CollegeXpress Breakfast Battle Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $1,500
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    The CollegeXpress Breakfast Battle Scholarship is an easy scholarship from CollegeXpress open to students who are 13+ and a legal resident of the 50 U.S.…Show More

    The CollegeXpress Breakfast Battle Scholarship is an easy scholarship from CollegeXpress open to students who are 13+ and a legal resident of the 50 U.S.…Show More

    The CollegeXpress Breakfast Battle Scholarship is an easy scholarship from CollegeXpress open to students who are 13+ and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. or D.C. A winner will be randomly chosen from among the applicants. If you're eligible, we encourage you to apply! To enter, simply apply on CollegeXpress and answer the following question: Which do you prefer, pancakes or waffles?Show Less

    1 award worth $1,500
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    $2,000 No Essay CollegeVine Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeVine

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by CollegeVine

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

    Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

    Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students
    Apply

    Douglass M. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $7,700
    Deadline Aug 29, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    The Douglass M. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship is a beacon of hope for low-income students in Oregon. Pursuing higher education can be a daunting task, especially…Show More

    The Douglass M. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship is a beacon of hope for low-income students in Oregon. Pursuing higher education can be a daunting task, especially…Show More

    The Douglass M. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship is a beacon of hope for low-income students in Oregon. Pursuing higher education can be a daunting task, especially for those who face financial burdens. This scholarship is designed to honor the memory of Douglass M. Hamilton by providing financial assistance to low-income students who are first-generation college students. If you're a low-income student in Oregon, this exclusive scholarship opportunity is for you. To apply, share your story and detail the obstacles you've overcome, your family's background, and how you plan to use your education in the future. Apply and take the first step towards achieving your dreams!Show Less

    1 award worth $7,700
    Deadline Aug 29, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 CampusReel Virtual Tour Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CampusReel

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by CampusReel

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship program open to all students who watch a student-led virtual college tour

    Easy scholarship program open to all students who watch a student-led virtual college tour

    Easy scholarship program open to all students who watch a student-led virtual college tour

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
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    $2,500 ScholarshipPoints Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by ScholarshipPoints

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,500
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by ScholarshipPoints

    Easy Application

    Easy $2,500 scholarship from ScholarshipPoints open to all students.

    Easy $2,500 scholarship from ScholarshipPoints open to all students.

    Easy $2,500 scholarship from ScholarshipPoints open to all students.

    1 award worth $2,500
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Visionary Scholarship

    Offered by American College Foundation

    5 awards worth up to $2,500
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by American College Foundation

    Are you a high school student with dreams of going to college one day? If so, consider applying for the Visionary Scholarship! Each application cycle,…Show More

    Are you a high school student with dreams of going to college one day? If so, consider applying for the Visionary Scholarship! Each application cycle,…Show More

    Are you a high school student with dreams of going to college one day? If so, consider applying for the Visionary Scholarship! Each application cycle, the scholarship awards between $1,000 and $2,500 to five applicants who submit an essay (~500 words) on why college is important to them. The scholarship is biannual, and non-winners from previous cycles are welcome to reapply. The upcoming deadline for the scholarship is on June 1, 2023. The scholarship is funded by the American College Foundation, a college preparation cornerstone with all information and related strategies delivered entirely from the family’s perspective.  If you’re a high schooler passionate about receiving a postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply and prepare for your college journey early!Show Less

    5 awards worth up to $2,500
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students
    Get Started

    Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

    Offered by Duck Tape

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $15,000
    Deadline Jun 5, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Duck Tape

    Are you a high school student with a love for innovative fashion design? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you: the Stuck…Show More

    Are you a high school student with a love for innovative fashion design? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you: the Stuck…Show More

    Are you a high school student with a love for innovative fashion design? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you: the Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest! Each year, the contest awards between $1,000 and $15,000 to the ten applicants who submit the most impressive prom dresses and tuxedo designs, made entirely from duct tape. The contest is offered by Duck Brand Duct Tape, a company with a long history of selling top-notch duct tape for a variety of purposes, now including making formal attire! If you’re a high school student wanting to put your fashion and creativity skills to the test, we encourage you to apply to the Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest. Don’t duck out!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $15,000
    Deadline Jun 5, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students
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    Top 9 scholarships for HS sophomores overall

    Our editors chose the following scholarships for high school freshmen based on the strong reputation of their organizations, the value of the awards, and being open to a wide number of students. Apply with confidence to these 7 scholarships for high school sophomores:

    How to win scholarships for high school sophomores

    After you decide which scholarships from our list are a good fit, it’s time to start working on your applications. Applying to scholarships as a high school senior can be a bit different than applying later in your academic career. This is because you will have less experience under your belt than some of your competition.

    As a result, it’s important to focus on how you frame your experience through your essays. Luckily, we can help. Check out our articles on how to start a scholarship essay, and how to write about yourself. You can also try out our “Show, Don’t Tell” essay primer to learn to write compellingly.

    Finally, remember to build a solid foundation you can use to win scholarships in the future. Keep on top of your schoolwork, enroll in extracurriculars, and look for jobs, internships, summer programs, and volunteer opportunities to build a wide variety of experience. This will help you in future applications to scholarships, jobs, college, and more!

    Tips for high school sophomores

    Stay on top of your academics

    As a high school sophomore, your #1 priority should be maintaining a high GPA. Getting good grades and succeeding in your classes will be the best thing you can do to help your admissions chances down the line.

    Make sure to stay up-to-date with your classes all school year, and if you find yourself slipping behind, ask your teacher, a tutor, or other students for extra help. Remember – you shouldn’t be embarrassed if you are having trouble in school. It’s natural to do better in some subjects than in others. The best thing you can do is be proactive and find a way to catch up with the course material.

    Get involved in extracurriculars

    Colleges are looking more and more at students as a well-rounded picture, rather than a set of grades and test scores. It’s important, for your admissions process, and your own personal development, to get involved in extracurriculars. You can try out some sports, clubs, volunteer work and community service, leadership organizations, or anything that interests you.

    Talk to your parents about your financial situation

    It’s never too early to sit down with your parents and get an idea of what your finances will be when it comes time to apply to college. Try filling out the FAFSA to get an idea of what type of need-based financial aid you’ll qualify for. This will give you your EFC, which is an indicator of your financial need and one of the ways that colleges will calculate how much aid to give you.

    Find out if your parents have been saving for your education, and how much. If the money is not already in a 529 plan, consider putting it in one to get tax advantages on your savings.

    Start thinking about standardized tests

    It’s never too early to start studying for your SAT and/or ACT. While you don’t need to throw yourself entirely into the process yet, it’s a good idea to take a practice test or two in order to start getting used to the rhythm of these tests and find out what material you’ll need to brush up on the most. If you know upperclassmen who are already studying for it, try asking if they have a tutor they like, so you know who to turn to when you enter your junior and senior years.

    Frequently asked questions

    Is sophomore year of high school too young to apply for scholarships?

    It’s never too early to begin applying for scholarships! There are even scholarships out there for students in middle school. The earlier you get started, the more experience you’ll gain in finding scholarships and applying for them.

    How can I stand out as a sophomore applying for scholarships?



    As a sophomore applying for scholarships, you’ll most likely be competing with students who have more experience than you. As a result, it’s important to highlight your ambitions for the future. Talk about what you’ve done so far in life and how it informs the things you want to do in the future.



    One accomplishment you can get under your belt is membership in the National Merit Scholarship program. The National Merit Scholarship Program is a scholarship that is open for high school juniors and is based on your PSAT score. Take your PSAT as a sophomore to prepare and put yourself in the best position for the National Merit Scholarship Program.



    It’s also a good idea to prioritize extracurriculars early on so that you have something compelling to write your essays about. Find something you’re passionate about and make steady progress on it while maintaining your schoolwork in order to maximize your chances!



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