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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

March 05, 2015

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 2015

Deadline: 5/19/15
Available to: Ages 13-18
Award Amount: $50,000

Held each spring, this global science fair is probably the coolest of its kind. What else would you expect from Google?

The Google Global Science Fair 2015 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.

Get more information on the Google Global Science Fair 2015.

“Design-A-Sign” Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 5/29/15
Available to: High School Freshman through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The “Design-A-Sign” Scholarship Contest is open to high school and college students.

To enter, you must submit a banner design that expresses your future dreams and goals you hope to achieve through higher education.

The winner is decided by online public voting.

Get more information on the “Design-A-Sign” Scholarship Contest.

$10,000 Comeback Clothes Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/15
Available to: Maximum Age 26
Award Amount: $10,000

Spring is often synonymous with recycling (probably because of Earth Day and the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle). Take on this challenge and recycle old or worn clothing to qualify for an amazing scholarship!

The vast majority of fabric can be recycled, yet 85% of textiles made each year ends up in landfills. That’s 11.1 million tons, or the equivalent of over 70 Billion t-shirts.

Sign up for Comeback Clothes to collect old and worn-out clothes in your school and communities and recycle them at your local H&M store to help save precious resources. Not only will you be making the world suck less, participants can earn a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship for school for every 50 pieces collected.

Submit a photo of the clothes you collected to be entered to win a $10,000 Scholarship. Start here: www.dosomething.org/clothes. The more clothes you collect, the more entries you can earn. No essay or minimum GPA required.

Get more information on the $10,000 Comeback Clothes Scholarship.

Duck Tape “Stuck at Prom” Contest

Deadline: 6/01/15
Available to: Ages 14-18
Award Amount: $10,000

Obviously, we had to include an award involving the biggest event of the spring season: prom!

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 2015. 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 $10,000, a 2nd place prize of $5,000, a third place prize of $3,000, and $500 to the runners up. The schools that host the proms of winning couples will also receive a cash prize.

Get more information on the Duck Tape “Stuck at Prom” Contest.

Copyright Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/15
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000

The Copyright Awareness Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 13 and 25.

To be considered, you must submit a 30-second to three minute video that creatively presents your viewpoint on the importance of intellectual property and copyright law.

Get more information on the Copyright Awareness Scholarship.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/15
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

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?”

Selection is based on the written essay and focus on commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying.

Get more information on the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship.

New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship is available to students enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university.

On a website, blog, or online forum; you must write a 200- to 400-word post that expresses your opinion of the societal impact of laser tattoo removal.

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

Get more information on the New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship.

The $1000 Scholarship

Deadline: 7/14/15
Available to: High School Senior through College Senior
Award Amount: $1,000

The $1,000 Scholarship is available to students enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in full time university education for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship fund.

Get more information on the The $1000 Scholarship.

Imagine Cup Games Competition

Deadline: 7/31/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $50,000

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.

“From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest
Award: $10,000
Deadline: July 31, 2015
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 who hold at least a 2.5 GPA.

To be considered, you must submit an essay of at least 1500 words that addresses the following three topics: Which tracks of the book “From Failure to Promise – 360 degrees” presented or reiterated the most important life lessons for you and why, which factor was the most vital to the author’s evolution in going from “flunk-out” to "professor and how does the “Seven Spheres of Influence and Integration Model” affect your worldview as related to civic responsibility.

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

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/15
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

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.

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

Kansas Foster and Adoptive Children Fund
Award: Varies
Deadline: 7/1/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The Kansas Foster and Adoptive Children Fund is available to all students who are or have been foster children, including foster children who have been adopted.

You must be pursuing or interested in pursuing education beyond high school including college, junior college, vocational, technical or other trade schools to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Kansas Foster and Adoptive Children Fund.

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.

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, 2015
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.

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:

Michele L. McDonald Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: $1,000

Provided by the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting, the Michele L. McDonald Memorial Scholarship is available to female undergraduate students earning a degree in accounting.

Preference is given to women returning to college from the work force or after raising children.

Get more information on the Michele L. McDonald Memorial Scholarship.

Adult Skills Education Grant
Award: $1,000
Deadline: 6/30/15
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.

Non-Traditional Adult Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior; Minimum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: Varies

The Non-Traditional Adult Scholarship is open to female adult undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

There must have been a five-year break in your education for you to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the Non-Traditional Adult 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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