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Scholarships for Average Students

Scholarships for Average Students

Average is, well, normal.

Elizabeth Hoyt

September 02, 2014

There’s nothing wrong with being average, in fact, most people are.

We know you’re unique in oh-so-many ways – so what if your grades are just so-so?

At Fastweb, we believe – no, we know that every student deserves scholarship opportunities.

The good news is that scholarship providers know that, too. There are plenty of awards available to the masses, many of which don’t even require a minimum grade point average or even an essay!

Check out the following scholarships for average students:

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/14
Award: $1,500
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

Sponsored by Digital Responsibility, the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students.

You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and complete a short statement on why you pledge not to text and drive in order to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship.

"Hit The Books” Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/14
Award: $500
Available to: Ages 18 through 25 Years

The “Hit The Books” Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 18 and 25.

To be considered, you must submit a maximum 500-word essay on the importance of education in your life and how the scholarship money will assist you in achieving your goals.

Bonus points will be awarded to students who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic.

Get more information on the "Hit The Books” Scholarship.

CaptainU $2,000 Student-Athlete Scholarship

Award: $2,000
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Available to: 13 Years and Older

CaptainU, the leading college sports recruiting platform, is awarding a $2,000 scholarship every quarter to a top student-athlete looking to play at the next level.

Click the link below to learn more about setting up a free recruiting profile to enter into the scholarship sweepstakes.

In addition to a chance to win a scholarship, you can get noticed by over 16,000 college coaches and use our proven recruiting software to find the college programs that are the right fit for you and make a college team.

Get more information on the CaptainU $2,000 Student-Athlete Scholarship.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Award: $30,000
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Available to: High School Freshman through High School Senior

The Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition is open to high school students.

To enter, you must write and record a three- to five-minute broadcast script on the following theme: “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future.”

Learn more information about the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.

Refer a Friend to Fastweb

Award: $500
Deadline: Last day of each month; Refreshes monthly
Available to: All Fastweb Members

Copy and paste the Refer a Friend to Fastweb link into your favorite form of communication to share Fastweb with your friends, classmates, siblings, and parents to earn entries into a drawing for $500.

For each person who registers for Fastweb via your personal referral link, you will earn one entry into that month’s drawing for $500.

Learn how you can Refer a Friend to Fastweb and qualify for $500.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Award: $18,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshman through High School Senior

Provided by The American Legion, the National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.

You must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government.

A complete list of topics are available on the Legion’s Web site.

Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Learn more information about the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.

Ventures Scholars Program

Award: $10,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshman through College Freshman

The Ventures Scholars Program is open to underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students. You must be pursuing a math- or science-based career to be considered for this award.

Learn more information about the Ventures Scholars Program.

CKSF Scholarship Competition
Award: $2,500
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

The CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S.

You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies.

You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy.

Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.

Learn more information about the CKSF Scholarship Competition.


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