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    Top 192 Scholarships for High School Freshman in June 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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    Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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    Updated: June 1st, 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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    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
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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
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    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
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    $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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    “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
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    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 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 $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
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    “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
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    $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 Jul 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 Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
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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
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    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
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    $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 Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen

    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 Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen
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    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
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    $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, 2025
    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, 2025
    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, 2025
    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, 2025
    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, 2025
    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, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    CollegeXpress $1,500 Great Outdoors Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $1,500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    The CollegeXpress $1,500 Great Outdoors Scholarship is an easy scholarship from CollegeXpress open to students who are 13+ and a legal resident of the 50…Show More

    The CollegeXpress $1,500 Great Outdoors Scholarship is an easy scholarship from CollegeXpress open to students who are 13+ and a legal resident of the 50…Show More

    The CollegeXpress $1,500 Great Outdoors 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: If you could travel to anywhere in the US, where would you go?Show Less

    1 award worth $1,500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
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    $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 Jun 30, 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 Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students
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    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 Jun 30, 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 Jun 30, 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 Jun 30, 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 Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
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    Breakthrough Junior Challenge

    Offered by Breakthrough

    1 award worth $250,000
    Deadline Jun 25, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Breakthrough

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    Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the…Show More

    Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the challenge awards $250,000 to a 13-18-year-old student who creatively and clearly explains a scientific or mathematical theory, concept, or principle in video form. The videos must be no longer than a minute and 30 seconds long and should be a dynamic visual medium, using diagrams, simulations, physical demonstrations, and more. The scholarship is funded by technology investors and science philanthropists Julia and Yuri Milner.  If you have a love for STEM, video making, and want to go to college debt-free, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    1 award worth $250,000
    Deadline Jun 25, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students
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    Minecraft Scholarship

    Offered by Apex Hosting

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School & College Students

    Offered by Apex Hosting

    Are you a high school or college student with a love for Minecraft? If so, we may just have the perfect opportunity for you: the…Show More

    Are you a high school or college student with a love for Minecraft? If so, we may just have the perfect opportunity for you: the…Show More

    Are you a high school or college student with a love for Minecraft? If so, we may just have the perfect opportunity for you: the Minecraft Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship offers $2,000 to one applicant who best writes about how Minecraft can positively influence one’s education and career development. The scholarship is offered by Apex Hosting, a Minecraft server provider dedicated to supporting both new and experienced server administrators. If you’re a high schooler or college student with a love for Minecraft, it’s time to put your passion to good use and apply to the Minecraft Scholarship!Show Less

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School & College Students
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    Top 7 scholarships for HS freshmen 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 freshmen:

    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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