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Mother’s Day Scholarships for Everyone in the Family

Mother’s Day Scholarships for Everyone in the Family

This Mother’s Day, why not do something nice for mom and apply for a scholarship?

Elizabeth Hoyt

April 25, 2014

This Mother’s Day, why not do something nice for mom and apply for a scholarship?

Fastweb has plenty of opportunities for students to do just that, by applying for one – or many – of the scholarships listed below.

We know that Mother’s Day is all about celebrating moms, but it’s also an opportunity to celebrate family, too.

Take time to reflect and celebrate yours! Fastweb is celebrating families with scholarships for students that come from all different types of families – from the admirable single mom who does it all (including returning to school) to parents returning to school after giving up college careers to raise a family.

Feel left out this time of year? That’s completely understandable and you should not have to feel that way. That’s exactly why we’ve also included scholarships for students in unique family situations such as growing up in foster homes, parent-less or orphaned as well.

To help better organize your scholarship search, please note that the following student and parent scholarships and internships are listed according to deadline within each category, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the category. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of the list within each category.

Make Mom Happy & Apply for a Scholarship!

Google Global Science Fair 2014
Award: $50,000
Deadline: May 12, 2014
Available to: Ages 13-18

The Google Global Science Fair 2014 is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18. You, or your team of two or three, must create either a two-minute video or 20-slide presentation giving an overview of your project and embed it on the Summary page of your project submission.

You may submit projects in any one of the following categories: Computer Science & Math, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Flora & Fauna, Energy & Space, Inventions & Innovation, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Food Science or Electricity & Electronics.

A video or presentation is required to enter.

Learn more information about the Google Global Science Fair 2014.

Duck Tape “Stuck at Prom” Contest
Award: $5,000
Deadline: May 23, 2014
Available to: Ages 14-18

The Duck Tape “Stuck at Prom” Contest is open to students age 14 years or older who are attending a high school prom in the spring of 2014.

You must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Puerto Rico and the Province of Quebec.

You must enter as a couple (two individuals) and attend a high school prom wearing complete attire and/ or accessories made from duct tape.

Each couple must submit a high resolution color photograph of the two of you together in prom attire.

The awards for this contest range from a first place prize of a $5,000, a 2nd place prize of $3,000, a third place prize of $2,000, and $500 to the runners up.

The schools that host the proms of winning couples will also receive a cash prize.

Learn more information about the Duck Tape “Stuck at Prom” Contest.

U.S. Bank Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 29, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The U.S. Bank Scholarship is available to high school seniors and college undergraduate students. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the U.S. Bank Scholarship.

Collegiate Inventors Competition
Award: $15,000
Deadline: June 13, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

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. Learn more information about the Collegiate Inventors Competition.

$7,500 Financial Education Scholarship
Award: $7,500
Deadline: June 19, 2014
Available to: 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.

Learn more information about the $7,500 Financial Education Scholarship.

5th GotScholarship Give Away
Award: $7,500
Deadline: June 30, 2014
Available to: Minimum Age 18

Provided by GotChosen, Inc., 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.

Learn more information about the 5th GotScholarship Give Away.

“From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest
Award: $1,500
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Available to: High School Senior to 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 1,000-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.

Learn more information about the “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest.

Speak Your Mind Slam
Award: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Available to: Ages 13-25

Your mind is an amazing thing.

It collects information, helps you sort out your emotions and, best of all, it’s the portal into your imagination.

We want to know what you’re thinking about.

Tell us in a poem what makes you tick for a chance to win $1,000 for your college education.

Learn more information about the Speak Your Mind Slam.

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest
Award: $10,000
Deadline: February 18, 2015
Available to: High School Freshman to Graduate Student, 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.

Learn more information about the Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest.

CKSF Scholarship Competition
Award: $2,500
Deadline: Rolling
Available to: High School Freshman to 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.

Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship
Award: $10,000
Deadline: Rolling
Available to: Age Minimum of 15 Years

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.

Learn more information about the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship.

Scholarships for Students with Unique Family Situations

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation Achieving the Dream Scholarship
Award: $4,000
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

Provided by the American Indian College Fund, the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation Achieving the Dream Scholarship is available to Native American/Alaska Native undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time at a tribal college or university.

You must be a single parent and / or be in first year of an associate’s degree program, and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation Achieving the Dream Scholarship.

Dorothy and Robert Debolt Scholarship
Award: $3,000
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Available to: Maximum Age 25

The Dorothy and Robert Debolt Scholarship is open to students who were adopted from foster care in California. You must be a resident of California and be no older than 25 at the time of your application to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Dorothy and Robert Debolt Scholarship.

Foster Child Grant Program
Award: $6,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

The Foster Child Grant Program is open to students who are foster children who are legal residents of Massachusetts and will be attending an eligible public, private, independent, for profit or nonprofit institution in Massachusetts.

You must be a U.S. citizen or non-eligible citizen, be placed in the custody of the Department of Social Services through a Care and Protection Petition, and not be over the age of 24.

You must also have signed a voluntary agreement with the Department of Social Services establishing terms and conditions for receiving such aid, apply for a FAFSA, and be in compliance with Selective Service Registration. Additionally, you must not be in default of an federal or state student loans and be in good academic standing to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Foster Child Grant Program.

Iris-Samuel Rothman Scholarship
Award: $5,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

The Iris-Samuel Rothman Scholarship is open to male students who have lost both parents, or have lost their mother and do not have a father available to them.

You must be seeking to further your education, wanting to do volunteer work, or start a business to be eligible for this award. An essay is required.

Learn more information about the Iris-Samuel Rothman Scholarship.

Alabama Scholarship for Dependents of Blind Parents
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Sophomore

Provided by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, the Alabama Scholarship for Dependents of Blind Parents is open to students who are within two years of graduation from high school.

You must come from a family in which the head of the family is blind and without sufficient family income to provide educational benefits.

The award requires that you attend an Alabama state institution of higher learning and that you be an Alabama resident.

Learn more information about the Alabama Scholarship for Dependents of Blind Parents.

Scholarships for Single Parents Returning to School:

Lilly Endowment, Inc: Woksape Oyate: “Wisdom of the People” Keepers of the Next Generation Award

Award: $8,000
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

Provided by the American Indian College Fund, the Lilly Endowment, Inc: Woksape Oyate: “Wisdom of the People” Keepers of the Next Generation Award is available to Native American/Alaska Native undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time at a tribal college or university.

You must be a single parent and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Lilly Endowment, Inc: Woksape Oyate: “Wisdom of the People” Keepers of the Next Generation Award.

Curiel and Runion Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Deadline: June 5, 2014
Available to: High School Senior to Graduate Student, Year 5

The Curiel and Runion Scholarship is available to single mothers who are returning to school after an interruption.

You must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S. to qualify for this award.

Learn more information about the Curiel and Runion Scholarship.

James E. “Pete” Petersen Scholarship
Award: $5,670
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The James E. “Pete” Petersen Scholarship is open to non-traditional female students at Westminster College in Utah enrolled at least half-time.

You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Preference will be given to single parents.

Learn more information about the James E. “Pete” Petersen Scholarship.

Rosemary Low Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 19 Years and Older

The Rosemary Low Scholarship is available to full-time upper division students at California State University, Los Angeles.

You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a single parent to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Rosemary Low Scholarship.

Rising Star Scholarship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The Rising Star Scholarship is available to non-traditional students attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

You must be a single parent, have a minimum GPA of 2.8, demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Rising Star Scholarship.

Scholarships for Parents & Guardians Returning as Students:

Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Deadline: August 31, 2014
Available to: College Freshman to College Senior

Provided by B4 Brands, the Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship is available to full-time, non-traditional students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing.

Learn more information about the Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship.

Adult Skills Education Grant
Award: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 19 Years and Older

Provided by Imagine America Foundation, the Adult Skills Education Grant is available to adult students who are at least 19 years of age.

You must be a U.S. citizen, have a high school diploma, a GED or pass an Ability to Benefit test and be enrolling in a participating college to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Adult Skills Education Grant.

Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

The Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship is available to birth mothers who have placed a child for adoption any time after 1990.

You must be able to present verification of finalization from the adoption professional that handled the adoption. Women that have placed a child for adoption through Lifetime Adoption Center are given priority.

In addition, you must be drug-free, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and show proof of part- or full-time enrollment, or intention of enrollment in an accredited educational or trade institution to be eligible for this award. An essay is also required.

Learn more information about the Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship.

Senior Adult Scholarship Program – ACHE
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 60 Years and Older

Provided by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, the Senior Adult Scholarship Program is available to Alabama residents 60 years of age or above.

To be considered for the award, you must be attending a public two-year post-secondary institution in Alabama.

Learn more information about the Senior Adult Scholarship Program – ACHE.


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