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Scholarships for Average Students

Scholarships for Average Students

Average is, well, normal.

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 01, 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:

5th GotScholarship Give Away

Deadline:6/30/14
Award: $20,000
Available to: Minimum Age 18

The 5th GotScholarship Give Away 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.

You must be over the age of 18 in order to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the 5th GotScholarship Give Away .

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline:6/30/14
Award: $10,000
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

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

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

It’s simple, fun, and completely free! All you have to do to qualify is become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in.

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

College Prowler $2,000 No Essay Scholarship

Deadline:6/30/14
Award: $2,000
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.

GotChosen $1000 Every Month Scholarship

Deadline:6/30/14
Award: $1,000
Available to: Minimum Age 18

Open to all fields of study, the GotChosen $1000 Every Month Scholarship is easy and free to enter.

No GPA, no essay, no financial requirements and no long forms to fill out.

A new winner is selected every month by a random drawing.

You must be at least 18 years of age and you must apply each month to be eligible for the current drawing.

Get more information on the GotChosen $1000 Every Month Scholarship.

$1,000 Easy College Money Scholarship

Deadline:6/30/14
Award: $1,000
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 $1000!

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

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award

Deadline:6/30/14
Award: $1,250
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

The Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

To be considered, you must submit a maximum 500-word essay on one of the following topics: “Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?” or “How has cyberbullying personally affected you?”

Get more information on the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award.

Americanism Education Leaders Essay Contest

Award: $2,500
Deadline: June 30, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The Americanism Education Leaders Essay Contest is open to undergraduate students. You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award.

To be considered, you must submit a 1500- to 2000-word essay on one of the social, political, or economical prompts provided.

Learn more information about the Americanism Education Leaders Essay Contest.

$1,000 “Pursue Your Passion Scholarship”

Deadline:6/30/14
Award: $1,000
Available to:College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 4

This monthly $1,000 scholarship is to support you in learning more about your favorite topic.

We want to hear about your passion and your plan to pursue it. Your passion, plan for pursuing it and your Degreed profile are the basis for selecting winner.

Degreed allows you to enter your courses, grades, and degrees and as well as books, events, articles and videos.

Degreed reviews all scholarship applicants’ profiles; the final winner is selected by our scholarship committee and notified by email.

The winner will be required to provide an official transcript.

Get more information on the $1,000 “Pursue Your Passion Scholarship.

$4,000 Spring Anti-Bullying Scholarship

Deadline:7/01/14
Award: $4,000
Available to: Minimum Age 25

Create your anti-bully army. Invite Friends to play The Bully Text and you’ll automatically be entered for a $4,000 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 $4,000 Spring Anti-Bullying Scholarship.

$1,000 Summer Internships Challenge

Deadline:7/01/14
Award: $1,000
Available to: Minimum Age 16 Years

Take the “Summer Internships” Challenge on Dailybreak and get some cool summer internship ideas. Plus, you could win $1,000!

Dailybreak Challenges are bite-sized contests, trivia, and games about topics you love: college, pop culture, music, fashion, sports & more. Whether you’re bored or looking to learn something new, we’ve got you covered.

To date we’ve given away over 7,500 prizes worth over $500,000! Dailybreak is a fun and rewarding break from your day.

Take a break and start a Challenge today!

Get more information on the $1,000 Summer Internships Challenge.

Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest

Award: $5,000
Deadline: July 13, 2014
Available to: High School Freshman through High School Senior

The Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest is available to U.S. citizen high school students.

You must write a 1500 word minimum essay on the theme “Happy Birthday America” to be eligible for this award.

Three winners will receive $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 scholarships to the accredited U.S. college or university of their choices.

Learn more information about the Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest.

Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Deadline:7/27/14
Award: $1,000
Available to: High School Freshman through College Freshman (Ages 13-18)

The Teen Travel Writing Scholarship is available to junior high and high school students between the ages of 13 and 18.

To be considered, you must submit a travel blog of no more than 600 words on the following topic: "Have you ever taken an unexpectedly wonderful, or terrible but funny, trip with your family?

Or have you journeyed somewhere with a school group or sports team and have some advice on how to make the most of your experience or destination? Have you gone somewhere, near or far, that opened up new ways of looking at the world?"

Your travel blog can be funny, serious, or contemplative; as long as it’s informative.

Your entry must also contain at least one photo, digital artwork, or video.

Get more information on the Teen Travel Writing Scholarship.

Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

Deadline:7/31/14
Award: $1,500
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest is open to full- time undergraduate students enrolled in an American college or university.

You must write an essay between 1,500 and 5,000 words on the topic, “Lincoln and the Hard Hand of War” to be eligible for this award.

Complete details and topic prompt are on the sponsor’s web site.

Get more information on the Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest.

My Mentor Was Me Scholarship Video Challenge

Deadline:7/31/14
Award: $1,000
Available to: High School Freshman through College Senior

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.

“From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest

Deadline:7/31/14
Award: $1,500
Available to: High School Senior through Graduate Student, Year 5

The “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students.

To be considered, you must submit a 1000-word essay that addresses the following questions: "How has the book,

From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate positively impacted your pursuit of success and promise?

What is your commitment to improving the lives of global citizens once you’ve reached your destined promise?"

Selection will be based on originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of presentation.

Get more information on the “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest.

Student Transportation Video Contest

Deadline:8/01/14
Award: $500
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

Sponsored by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the Student Transportation Video Contest is open to all students.

To enter, you must submit a two- to four-minute video that examines any aspect of transportation in the United States.

Get more information on the Student Transportation Video Contest.

$10,000 Community Improvement Scholarship

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

Complete seven causey challenges in seven days.

Every day from August 4 to August 10, DoSomething.org will reveal a new mystery challenge (created by a DoSomething.org member) around a different cause. Rock each one to make the world suck less.

Submit a photo doing one of the challenges and you’ll be entered to win a $10,000 scholarship. Each day you submit, you’ll get another ticket into the scholarship pot.

Go to www.dosomething.org/hunt to get started. No minimum GPA or essays required.

Get more information on the $10,000 Community Improvement Scholarship.

$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.

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.

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.

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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