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Scholarships for Average Students

Scholarships for Average Students

What's wrong with average? Absolutely nothing - that's what!

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 26, 2015

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:

Book Nerds Word Contest
Deadline: 7/13/15
Available to: Students Ages 13 and Older
Award Amount: $1,000

Sponsored by Amplify Education, the Book Nerd Words Contest is open to all students above the age of 13 in the U.S. and Canada.

To be considered, you must submit a video of no more than 30 seconds in length where you craft a brief story about the definition of one of five book related words on the sponsor’s website.

Learn more information about the Book Nerds Word Contest.

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.

The SweatBlock “Social Confidence” Scholarship
Deadline: 7/15/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000

The SweatBlock “Social Confidence” Scholarship available to any students of any degree seeking category.

You must be a US citizen, submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words long and must fully answer one of the following questions to be eligible for this award.

Essay Topics to Choose From:

1. How might excessive perspiration influence one’s perception of self? Or, how might viewing someone else’s excessive perspiration influence your perception of them?

2. Explore the connection between social anxiety and excessive perspiration.

3. When is sweat “good / acceptable / attractive” and when is sweat is sweat “bad / unacceptable / unattractive”?

Learn more information about the The SweatBlock “Social Confidence” Scholarship.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

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

Niche $2,000 No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/15
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,000

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 Niche $2,000 No Essay Scholarship.

$10,000 Prevent Texting and Driving Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/15
Available to: Students Age 25 & Under
Award Amount: $10,000

At least 59% of young people know texting and driving is dangerous (duh). But 46% drive distracted anyway. Who’s most likely to stop your friends from driving dangerously? Umm…YOU!

Wanna Do Something to remind your friends not to text and drive? Sign up at www.dosomething.org/campaigns/thumb-wars to receive two free pairs of thumb socks, one to keep for yourself and one to share with a friend.

When you receive the thumb socks: You’ll share a pair with your friend and discuss why texting and driving is dangerous and totally not cool.

Then, you’ll take a picture of you and your friend rocking the thumb socks and upload the picture to www.dosomething.org/campaigns/thumb-wars.

Your photo constitutes as an entry to win $10,000 in scholarship money! No essays or minimum GPA required for entry.

Get more information on the $10,000 Prevent Texting and Driving Scholarship.

Storage.com Scholarship Contest
Deadline: 8/01/15
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

The Storage.com Scholarship Contest is open to current undergraduate students and soon-to-be freshmen students.

You must submit an essay of between 250 and 500 words that describes what experiences, lessons, and opportunities you hope to pack into your years in school.

A short video of no more than 15 seconds may be submitted via Instagram or YouTube detailing what you are looking forward to most in college.

Learn more information about the Storage.com Scholarship Contest.

Everything is Awesome Scholarship

Deadline: 8/07/15
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000

Sometimes when all the bad stuff gets in the way it can be hard to remember the good things— like the fact that (mostly) everything is awesome.

No, seriously. You’re awesome. The pen that allows you to write is awesome. The fact that we get to exchange ideas with people all over the world is awesome.

Things may happen to bring us down but there is a positive side to every situation and poets are especially great at finding that silver lining.

What is it about yourself, a friend, or life in general that you find awesome? Share your thoughts with us in a poem and bring some positivity into someone’s life (and also be entered to win $1,000 for your college education).

Get more information on the Everything is Awesome Scholarship.

“A Voice for Animals” Contest
Deadline: 8/15/15
Available to: Students Ages 14-18
Award Amount: $750

Sponsored by the Humane Education Network, the “A Voice for Animals” Contest is open to high school and home schooled students.

To be considered, 14 to 15 year old students must submit an essay which addresses the mistreatment of one animal species, one cause of animal suffering, or the preservation of one species threatened with extinction; occurring anywhere in the world.

Students who are aged 16 to 18 must take an active involvement in a project which strives to mitigate the suffering of animals.

Learn more information about the “A Voice for Animals” Contest.

Checks SuperStore Scholarship

Deadline: 8/15/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Checks SuperStore Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must submit a 500-1000 word essay to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Checks SuperStore Scholarship.

DeVry College Completer Scholarship

Deadline: 8/28/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Junior
Award Amount: $18,000

There are many reasons to complete your degree. Whatever your reason, DeVry University can help. We work with returning students and students transferring colleges every day, helping them finish their degrees quickly and affordably.

Whether you are currently enrolled in school or have been out for a while, DeVry will work with you to apply qualifying credits – up to 80 credit hours — toward your degree program. By maximizing these transfer credits, you can complete your degree sooner, saving you time and money.

DeVry also offers the College Completer Scholarship*, a merit-based award designed specifically for those looking to finish a bachelor’s or associate degree. You could receive up to $18,000 to help you earn your bachelor’s or associate degree. A degree from DeVry University can prepare you for a lifetime of career success.

In fact, in 2013, 90% of DeVry University grads actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation or were already employed when they graduated.**

Whatever your reasons for completing your degree, DeVry University can help make it faster and more affordable. Learn more at devry.edu.

Get more information on the College Completer Scholarship.

Student Transportation Video Contest
Deadline: 8/31/15
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

Provided 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.

Learn more information about the Student Transportation Video Contest.

$10,000 Prevent Texting and Driving Scholarship

Deadline: 8/31/15
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $10,000

At least 59% of young people know texting and driving is dangerous (duh). But 46% drive distracted anyway. Who’s most likely to stop your friends from driving dangerously? Umm…YOU!

Wanna Do Something to remind your friends not to text and drive? Sign up at www.dosomething.org/campaigns/thumb-wars to receive two free pairs of thumb socks, one to keep for yourself and one to share with a friend.

When you receive the thumb socks: You’ll share a pair with your friend and discuss why texting and driving is dangerous and totally not cool.

Then, you’ll take a picture of you and your friend rocking the thumb socks and upload the picture to www.dosomething.org/campaigns/thumb-wars. Your photo constitutes as an entry to win $10,000 in scholarship money!

No essays or minimum GPA required for entry.

Get more information on the $10,000 Prevent Texting and Driving Scholarship.

Commerce Bank Scholarship Sweepstakes

Deadline: 8/31/15
Available to: 18 Years and Older
Award Amount: $2,500

The Commerce Bank Scholarship Sweepstakes is open to students enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution.

You must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for this award. Winners will be selected at random.

Get more information on the Commerce Bank Scholarship Sweepstakes.

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.

JW Surety Bonds Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The JW Surety Bonds Scholarship is open to current college students.

You must submit an informational article of between 500 and 1,000 words on one of the sponsor approved topics in order to qualify for this award.

Videos of between one and five minutes and slideshows of between 10 and 30 slides are also acceptable.

Get more information on the JW Surety Bonds Scholarship.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/15
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship is available to students currently attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university.

You must create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety to qualify for this award.

This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.

Student must have a valid driver’s license.

Get more information on the Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship.

ImproveNet DIY Repair Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

Provided by CraftJack, Inc., the ImproveNet DIY Repair Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university.

You must submit a 1,000 to 2,000 word essay to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the ImproveNet DIY Repair Scholarship.

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship

Deadline: 2/26/16
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

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, 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.

Get more information on the Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship.

Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: Last day of each month; Refreshes monthly
Available to: All Fastweb Members
Award Amount: $500

The Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes is open to registered Fastweb members who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and who are at least thirteen (13) years of age.

You must log into your Fastweb account to obtain your personal referral link.

For each person who registers for Fastweb via your personal referral link during the Promotion Period, you and your referral will entered as a pair into the monthly drawing.

Learn how you can Invite a Friend, qualifying both of you for $500!

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshman through High School Senior
Award Amount : $18,000

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
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshman through College Freshman
Award Amount: $10,000

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
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500

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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