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Top 177 Scholarships for High School Freshman in February 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: February 22nd, 2024

Freshman year is a year of transitions. Most students will be entering high school from a middle school or elementary school and go from being the oldest students in school to the youngest. But among all the excitement, be sure not to forget about scholarships for high school freshmen! The earlier you begin applying, the more funding you’ll get and the less work you’ll have your senior year.

We’ve combed through all the scholarships out there and collected the best of the best for you here. In this list, you’ll find our vetted scholarships for high school freshmen to get a jump on your university funding. Let’s get into it!

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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 Feb 29, 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

“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

$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 Mar 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 Mar 1, 2024
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

$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, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
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

$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

$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 Feb 29, 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

CollegeXpress Study Snack Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

The CollegeXpress Study Snack 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 Study Snack 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 Study Snack 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: What's your favorite study snack?Show Less

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $500
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

The tech industry is in dire need of more women. The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship aims to change that by supporting the next generation…Show More

The tech industry is in dire need of more women. The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship aims to change that by supporting the next generation…Show More

The tech industry is in dire need of more women. The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship aims to change that by supporting the next generation of female leaders. This scholarship is open to women of any educational level and field of study who plan to use technology to make a positive impact on the world. While STEM and entrepreneurial experience is a plus, all women with a passion for tech are encouraged to apply. Join Calvin Rosser, who sponsors the scholarship, in elevating women in technology and driving innovation forward.Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
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 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 Feb 29, 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Minority Cosmetic Science Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,150
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School & College Students

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Are you a BIPOC, college-bound high school student or current undergraduate student pursuing a degree and career in natural cosmetology or cosmetic science? If so,…Show More

Are you a BIPOC, college-bound high school student or current undergraduate student pursuing a degree and career in natural cosmetology or cosmetic science? If so,…Show More

Are you a BIPOC, college-bound high school student or current undergraduate student pursuing a degree and career in natural cosmetology or cosmetic science? If so, consider applying for the Minority Cosmetic Science Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,150 to one such minority student in high school or college who is pursuing a major that will lead to a career in natural cosmetology or cosmetic science. Eligible fields include, but are not limited to, cosmetology, anthropology, botany, chemistry, biochemistry, herbalism, microbiology, and more. If you're a minority student who is currently attending college or will be after graduating high school, and you have a passion for cosmetology or cosmetic science, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $5,150
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School & College Students
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 Feb 29, 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

Rodney James Pimentel Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School & College Students

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Are you a low-income student from California who is currently or plans to pursue an undergraduate education in STEM? If so, consider applying for the…Show More

Are you a low-income student from California who is currently or plans to pursue an undergraduate education in STEM? If so, consider applying for the…Show More

Are you a low-income student from California who is currently or plans to pursue an undergraduate education in STEM? If so, consider applying for the Rodney James Pimentel Memorial Scholarship! The scholarship awards $5,000 to one (1) low-income California undergraduate student pursuing a degree in a STEM-related field. In order to apply, interested students must submit essays answering "how [they] would provide guidance on a major life event to a close friend or loved one AND about a challenge [they've] faced in [their] pursuit of a degree in the STEM field." The scholarship was established in honor of Rodney James Pimentel, a computer science student, lecturer, and spirited and steadfast member of the UC-Berkeley community. If you'd like to continue Rodney's legacy, and are a low-income, STEM student in California, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School & College Students
Apply

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

Offered by The Gallery Collection

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

Offered by The Gallery Collection

Are you over 14 years of age, enrolled in high school or college, and enjoy making original artwork? If so, the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest may…Show More

Are you over 14 years of age, enrolled in high school or college, and enjoy making original artwork? If so, the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest may…Show More

Are you over 14 years of age, enrolled in high school or college, and enjoy making original artwork? If so, the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest may be the perfect opportunity for you! Each year, the contest awards $10,000 to the applicant who submits the best holiday, greeting, or all-around holiday card. While the top ten finalists will be decided by a public vote, the final winner will be decided by a panel of judges. The contest is offered by The Gallery Collection, the “leading business-to-business online and mail order publisher of premium quality personalized Christmas, Holiday, and Everyday greeting cards in the United States.” If you’re a student aged 14 or older who wants to put their card-making skills to the test, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Get Started

$2,000 Niche “No Essay” College Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship from Niche open to all high school, college, and graduate students.

Easy scholarship from Niche open to all high school, college, and graduate students.

Easy scholarship from Niche open to all high school, college, and graduate students.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Doodle for Google Scholarship

Offered by Google

6 awards worth $5,000 - $55,000
Deadline Mar 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by Google

Have you ever seen the creative, personalized versions of the Google logo that Google puts up on the site for holidays and other special occasions?…Show More

Have you ever seen the creative, personalized versions of the Google logo that Google puts up on the site for holidays and other special occasions?…Show More

Have you ever seen the creative, personalized versions of the Google logo that Google puts up on the site for holidays and other special occasions? Well, did you know that the Doodle for Google contest allows K-12 students to submit their own creative interpretations of the Google logo? Each year, eligible K-12 students may submit their own Google Doodles to the contest for the chance of winning up to $55,000 for their own college fund and $50,000 for their school or non-profit organization. In addition to the monetary award, the winner will have their logo displayed on the Google website for 24 hours and will receive Google hardware and “fun Google swag.” National finalists will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, Google hardware and swag, and will have their artwork displayed in the Doodle for Google gallery. If you’re a creative K-12 student wanting to put your art skills to the test, the Doodle for Google Scholarship contest may be the perfect opportunity! We encourage you to apply.Show Less

6 awards worth $5,000 - $55,000
Deadline Mar 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Get Started

Horatio Alger Undergraduate Scholarships

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Horatio Alger Association

Multiple awards worth up to $52,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by Horatio Alger Association

Are you a high school student with critical financial need and perseverance in overcoming adversity? If so, consider applying for some of the 70+ Horatio…Show More

Are you a high school student with critical financial need and perseverance in overcoming adversity? If so, consider applying for some of the 70+ Horatio…Show More

Are you a high school student with critical financial need and perseverance in overcoming adversity? If so, consider applying for some of the 70+ Horatio Alger Undergraduate Scholarships! These scholarships aim to help U.S. citizens with financial need ($65,000 or lower adjusted gross family income) attend college at a lower cost, awarding between $10,000 and $52,000 each. The scholarships are offered by the Horatio Alger Association, an organization with a mission to “fund need-based college scholarships for low-income youth to pursue their dreams through higher education.” As each scholarship has differing criteria, there are bound to be some you meet the criteria for. We recommend giving them a look-through and applying if you meet the criteria! Bear in mind that this scholarship runs from December 1st to March 15th annually. Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $52,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
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How to win scholarships for high school freshmen

Now that you’ve got a list of scholarship opportunities at your disposal, let’s get into how you can win them. As a member of the class of 2026, you’re in a unique position, as you are applying before many of your classmates. You have less experience under your belt, which makes the way you showcase it all the more important.

Make sure to join extracurriculars in high school to bolster your applications. Not only will these look impressive on your scholarship resume, they will also offer great anecdotes to use in your scholarship essays. These essays can be the secret to standing out among the other candidates. There is a specific art to writing a good scholarship essay, and we can help you ace it. Check out these resources for some inspiration:

Tips for high school freshmen

Prioritize your schoolwork

The absolute best thing you can do as a freshman is establish a solid bedrock of grades. You’ll thank yourself later when you have a strong GPA, which is one of the biggest factors that colleges consider in admissions and scholarships. High school academics are different from middle school, so it may take some getting used to.

If you find yourself struggling, be proactive – meet with teachers, counselors, and go to after-school tutoring if it’s available. Form study groups and learn how to meet the new academic demands of high school. The earlier you get on top of it, the easier it’ll be!

Explore extracurriculars

Extracurriculars are an important part of the high school experience. They give students opportunities to explore their passions in the real world, make friends, and work as a team. Not to mention, they look very impressive on college applications! Now more than ever, colleges look for well-rounded students, and extracurriculars go a long way in demonstrating this.

As a first-year, it’s a good idea to explore lots of different types of extracurriculars, and stick with a couple of them that you are passionate about. Remember – it’s a great time to push your boundaries, so try showing up for some meetings for sports or activities you’re not sure if you’ll like. If you aren’t into it, you can just not keep going!

Keep notes on which classes you enjoy and succeed in

The other biggest thing a high school freshman can do to prepare for the next step is to take notes on their reflections from classes. Try to figure out which classes were tough, easy, rewarding, confusing, et cetera. If you write all of this down as it’s happening, you’ll have a reliable record to look back on later. You can try documenting everything at the end of each semester while it’s fresh in your mind. This could help you decide which advanced courses to take, and maybe even what to major in in college.

Get a picture of your financial situation

It’s never too early to get an idea of what you’ll be able to afford in college. Try sitting down with your parents and entering your current financial data into the FAFSA to get an estimate of the financial aid you may receive when it’s time to apply to college. Find out how much your parents have saved, if any, and consider putting it into a 529 plan to get tax breaks. Don’t wait until you’re a senior to get a picture of the college admissions and financial aid package!

Frequently asked questions

Is freshman year too early to apply for scholarships?

It’s never too early to apply for scholarships! Freshman year of high school is a great time to begin applying, as many students wait until later in the process, so you will have less competition in your applications. It’s also great practice to get used to the application process, which will come in handy as you apply for summer jobs, other scholarships, and even to colleges.

What scholarships are available for high school freshmen?

All of the scholarships on this list are open to high school freshmen. Our team has vetted each opportunity to ensure that it is a legitimate scholarship. Try browsing the list to see which opportunities fit you best! You can also try out our scholarship search tool to find other opportunities open to freshmen.

How do I stand out in a scholarship application as a high school freshman?

It may seem hard to stand out in your applications as a high school freshman. The best thing you can do is make some solid commitments to building a solid base for applications. This includes enrolling in extracurriculars, earning good grades, and finding summer jobs, volunteer opportunities, internships, or academic programs. Even if you have not completed them yet, you can discuss your ambitions for the future in your applications.

What is the earliest age you can apply for scholarships?



You can apply for college scholarships at any age; in fact, we even have a list of scholarships for students in middle school. There are scholarship programs out there for any age of student, and the majority of them are available for high school students.

Now that you are in high school, make sure to check out many different sources of college scholarships. If you are involved in community service, we have a list for that. If you can demonstrate financial need, we have a list for that too. You can also browse scholarships by state and by interest. Good luck! 

Also see: High school checklist: freshman through senior year

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