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Scholarships for Average Students

Scholarships for Average Students

Average is, well, normal.

Elizabeth Hoyt

August 04, 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:

$10,000 Safe Driving Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: 8/14/14
Award: $10,000
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years

When you text while driving at 55 mph, your eyes go off the road for the length of an entire football field.

To enter to win a $10,000 scholarship, tell your friends about the dangers of texting and driving by giving them a pair of Thumb Socks (free when you sign up!) and submit a photo of you with the Thumb Socks.

Go to: www.thumbwars.org to get started. No minimum GPA or essays are required to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the $10,000 Safe Driving Awareness Scholarship.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Award: $10,000
Deadline: August 31, 2014
Available to: Minimum Age 18

ScholarshipPoints will award a $10,000 scholarship to one lucky member during August.

All you have to do to become eligible is become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in.

It’s simple, fun, and completely free!

Get more information on the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.

$1,000 Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Deadline: August 31, 2014
Available to: High School Freshman through College Senior

The $1,000 Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship is an easy scholarship offered every month.

There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write!

All you have to do is create a Cappex profile and tell us what you do in your free time.

Click apply and you may have just made $1,000!

Get more information on the $1,000 Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship.

The Student of the Month Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Deadline: August 31, 2014
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5 This $1,000 scholarship highlights one amazing college student and one amazing high school student each month.

StudentoftheMonth.org is the first and only national Student of the Month program.

We are looking for students who are going to make the future a better place with diverse set of accomplishments both academic and extracurricular. We are looking for students who are curious and hungry to learn. Tell us about all of your learning, which can include formal education, informal education, travel, internships, books, events – anything you do to learn. Tell us what you are passionate about learning and outline how you will spend the $1,000 helping you learn.

Get more information on the The Student of the Month Scholarship.

College Prowler $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

Award: $2,000
Deadline: August 31, 2014
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

We know you are busy and we know that times are tough. That is why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students.

Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.

The scholarship is open to all high school and college students and those planning to enroll in the next 12 months.

Get more information on the College Prowler $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship.

Build an App Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Deadline: August 31, 2014
Available to: Minimum Age 18

Are you a college or grad student with an innovative idea for a new mobile app?

We have partnered with Salesforce.com to provide a curated pathway of great resources for you to learn how to create a mobile app with Salesforce’s app development platform.

Whoever learns the most wins the scholarship!

Apply once and you are eligible to win every month!

Get more information on the Build an App Scholarship.

To Be Heard Slam

Deadline: 9/08/14
Award: $1,000
Available to: Ages 13 through 25 Years

Writing poetry is all about self-expression: being heard and being understood. We want to know all about what kinds of connections drive you, as both a person and poet, to speak truth and raise your voice.

When you write, who are you hoping will hear it? Your parents, your siblings, your classmates and friends? People from your past, or people you haven’t met yet?

Do you write to forge new connections, or strengthen ones you’ve already got? To give yourself closure?

To ask for help you need, or maybe to help somebody else? You might write without a specific person in mind – or you may just write just for yourself!

No matter who you hope will hear you, write a poem, in any form or style you choose.

Get more information on the To Be Heard Slam.

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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