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10 Scholarships for Average Students

10 Scholarships for Average Students

Average is, well, normal.

Elizabeth Hoyt

December 19, 2013

There’s nothing wrong with being average, in fact, that’s what most people are. Average is, well, normal.

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 writing an essay!

Check out the following ten scholarships for average students:

$2,000 Stand Up to LGBT Bullying Scholarship

Deadline:1/06/14
Ages: Maximum age 26 Spread awareness on LGBT harassment and you ll be entered to win a $2000 scholarship.

81% of LGBT students are verbally harassed because of their sexual orientation. Share this stat with friends at http://www.dosomething.org/social-scholarship/bullying to enter for the scholarship.

That’s it! No essay or minimum GPA required.

Get more information on the $2,000 Stand Up to LGBT Bullying Scholarship.

$4,000 Cell Phone Donation Scholarship

Deadline:1/09/14
Ages: Maximum age 25

Donate an old cell phone, we’ll turn it into funding for domestic violence survivors, and you’ll be entered to win a $4,000 scholarship.

500 million unused “junk phones” sit in peoples’ homes across the US. Turn yours into live-saving funding for domestic violence survivors.

Donate your old cell phone or collect phones in your home and community that nobody’s using. The cell phones you collect will be refurbished, sold, and turned into funds for domestic violence programs.

For every phone you donate, you’ll be entered to win the $4,000 scholarship (e.g. one donated phone gets you one entry for the scholarship. Three donated phones gets you three entries for the scholarship).

No minimum GPA or essays required.

Get more information on the $4,000 Cell Phone Donation Scholarship.

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest – $10,000

Deadline:1/15/14
Ages: High School Freshman to Graduate Year 5

The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States.

To enter, you must design a holiday, birthday, get well or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged.

Your photo, art or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest.

$3,000 Anti-Bullying Scholarship

Deadline:1/23/14
Ages: Maximum Age of 25

Create your anti-bully army.

Invite Friends to play The Bully Text and you’ll automatically be entered for a $3,000 scholarship.

1 in 4 students report being a victim of bullying and 73% of teens say the best way to stop bullying is to step in when you see it.

You and your friends can stop the bullying cycle. Play the Anti-Bullying game with them to see how you can stop bullying in your school: www.dosomething.org/bullytext.

No minimum GPA. No essays required.

Get more information on the $3,000 Anti-Bullying Scholarship.

#YOWO: You Only Write Once – $1,000

Deadline:1/31/14
Ages: 13-25

#YOLO and “classy” are two phrases we rarely hear together, but that’s about to change.

At Power Poetry, we think it’s time to class up #YOLO so we’re launching a new scholarship slam called #YOWO: You Only Write Once (for this scholarship slam).

Of course we hope you won’t ONLY write once! By #YOWO, we mean you should make your words count.

Write about anything in your life, school, community, country or the world that matters to you. This is about being heard for the chance to win $1,000 for your education.

You must be no more than 25 years of age and be a current or former high school student who will be attending college within the U.S. in order to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the #YOWO: You Only Write Once.

$4,000 Help the Homeless in Your Community Scholarship

Deadline:2/16/14
Ages: Maximum Age of 25

Sign up with your school for a jeans drive to provide jeans to homeless youth. You’ll be automatically entered to win a $4,000 scholarship!

About 1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness is under the age of 18. One of the items homeless youth request most is a pair of jeans.

Sign up your school to run a jeans drive and you’re entered for a $4,000 scholarship.

Donate jeans and snap a picture and you’ll double your chances of winning. It’s that easy. Start here: www.teensforjeans.com.

No essay or minimum GPA required.

Get more information on the $4,000 Help the Homeless in Your Community Scholarship.

“Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest – $1,000

Deadline:3/05/14
Ages: College Freshman to Graduate Year 5

The “Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending a U.S. college or university for the 2014-2015 academic year.

To enter, you must submit an original creative image that expresses what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.

Some example entry piece ideas are: photograph, short typed explanation, collage, drawing, graphic design piece, painting, or anything you can create within one image.

Your entry must be your own work and must relate to the theme: “This is how I want to Frame My Future.”

Get more information on the “Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest.

4th GotScholarship: $40k Give Away

Deadline:3/30/14
Ages: Minimum age 18

Do you have college dreams? GotChosen wants to help you reach them!

The $40K Give Away Scholarship is easy and free to enter and open to all fields of study.

The winner is selected by a random drawing so there are no GPA, financial need or essay requirements.

Get more information on the 4th GotScholarship: $40k Give Away.

$7,500 Financial Education Scholarship

Deadline:6/19/14
Ages: Maximum Age 26

Run a financial education workshop for your friends and you’ll be entered to win a $7,500 scholarship.

3/4 of teens don’t know enough about personal finances.

Arm your friends with mad money skills by running a workshop to teach them.

Sign up at www.dosomething.org/money and we’ll give you three pre-made workshops to choose from.

Everyone who runs a workshop, and tells us about it, will be entered to win a $7,500 scholarship.

No essay or minimum GPA required.

Get more information on the $7,500 Financial Education Scholarship.

My Mentor Was Me Scholarship Video Challenge – $1,000

Deadline:7/31/14
Ages: High School Senior to Graduate Year 5

The My Mentor Was Me Scholarship Video Challenge is open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree at an accredited university in the U.S.

You must create a one to three minute video identifying and describing the impact a mentor has had on your pursuit of success and the importance of mentor-mentee relationships.

You must then upload the video to the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the My Mentor Was Me Scholarship Video Challenge.


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