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10 Scholarships with GIANT Amounts for College Students

10 Scholarships with GIANT Amounts for College Students

Being a college student takes insurmountable time and effort – not to mention good old fashioned hard work. The good news is, people notice.

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 25, 2014

Being a college student takes insurmountable time and effort – not to mention good old fashioned hard work. The good news is, people notice.

And it’s the people noticing that creating the very scholarships you’re likely to notice – those with the hefty amounts.

The following ten scholarships fall into that category, with jaw-dropping amounts that’ll knock your socks off, making you feel like all the hard work is just a little more worth the effort:

Note: To help you better organize your scholarship search, please note that the following awards for college students are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of the list.

4th GotScholarship $40k Give Away


Deadline: 3/30/14
Amount: $40,000
Ages: Ages 18 and older

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.

Engineering For You Video Contest


Deadline: 3/31/14
Amount: $25,000
Ages: High School Freshman through Grad Student, 5th Year

The Engineering For You Video Contest is open to students in grades six through graduate school.

To enter, you must create a one to two minute video showing engineering contributions that serve human welfare and the needs of society occurring anywhere during the time period from 1964 to 2064.

Get more information on the Engineering For You Video Contest.

LIN TV Minority Scholarship and Training Program


Deadline: 3/31/14
Amount: $20,000
Ages: College Sophomore through College Junior

The LIN TV Minority Scholarship and Training Program is available to minority sophomore or junior students majoring in broadcast journalism, sales, marketing or business.

You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award. Part-time employment during the school year as an intern and a post-graduate employment is included in this award.

Get more information on the LIN TV Minority Scholarship and Training Program.

Davis-Putter Scholarship


Deadline: 4/01/14
Amount: $10,000
Ages: College Freshman through Grad Student, 5th Year

The Davis-Putter Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are active in the progressive movement.

Selection is based on involvement in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, building the movement for economic justice, and creating peace through international, anti-imperialist solidarity.

Get more information on the Davis-Putter Scholarship.

Imagine Cup Games Competition


Deadline: 4/30/14
Amount: $50,000
Ages: College Freshman through Grad Student, 5th Year

The Imagine Cup Games Competition is available to students with an interest in video game design.

To enter the contest you, or your team, must submit a desktop or tablet game using Windows, or a mobile game using Windows Phone, or a browser game using Windows Azure.

Games can support multiple languages as long as English is represented and be no bigger than 500MB to be eligible entries.

Get more information on the Imagine Cup Games Competition.

Collegiate Inventors Competition


Deadline: 6/13/14
Amount: $15,000
Ages: College Freshman through Grad Student, 5th Year

The Collegiate Inventors Competition is open to students who have been enrolled full time in any U.S. or Canadian college or university over the past 12 months.

You must submit an original idea, process or technology that will be judged on originality and inventiveness, as well as on its potential value to society (socially, environmentally, and economically), and on its range or scope of use.

Up to four students may work together as a team. However, only one prize will be awarded per entry.

Get more information on the Collegiate Inventors Competition.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest


Deadline: 10/24/14
Amount: $10,000
Ages: High School Senior through Grad Student, 5th Year

The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to 12th grade, undergraduate and graduate students.

To be eligible for this contest, you must write an essay of no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced, on one of three topics related to Ayn Rand’s novel, “Atlas Shrugged.”

Essays are judged on both style and content.

The winning essay must demonstrate an outstanding knowledge of the book “Atlas Shrugged.”

All information necessary to enter the contest including essay topics is available on the sponsor’s site.

Get more information on the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest.

D.J. Lovell Scholarship


Deadline: Varies
Amount: $11,000
Ages: College Freshman through Grad Student, 5th Year

The D.J. Lovell Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are studying optical science and engineering.

Fields of study may include optics, photonics, imaging, optoelectronics and other related disciplines.

You must also be a student member of SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the D.J. Lovell Scholarship.

Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship


Deadline: Varies
Amount: $10,000
Ages: Ages 15 and Older

The Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship is open to students who are at least 15 years of age who are studying at an accredited dance school, studio, university or other institution.

You must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate talent, technical skill and dance expression to be considered for this award.

You must be nominated by your school in order to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship.

John Kiel Scholarship


Deadline: Varies
Amount: $10,000
Ages: College Freshman through Grad Student, 5th Year

The John Kiel Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are studying optical science and engineering.

Fields of study may include optics, photonics, imaging, optoelectronics and other related disciplines. You must also be a student member of SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the John Kiel Scholarship.


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