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 12, 2016

Scholarships for Everyone in the Family

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!

Copyright Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: 5/29/16
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.

Duck Tape “Stuck at Prom” Contest

Deadline: 5/31/16
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.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,250

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.

The $1000 Scholarship

Deadline: 7/14/16
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.

“From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest
Deadline: 7/31/16
Available to: High School Senior to Graduate Student, Year 5 Award: $10,000

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.

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

Foster Child Grant Program
Award: $6,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, 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 Freshmen through College Sophomores

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:

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

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 Freshmen through College Seniors

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:

Adult Skills Education Grant
Award: $1,000
Deadline: 6/30/16
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 Freshmen 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 Freshmen through College Seniors; 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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