Scholarships for Average Students

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

Elizabeth Hoyt

September 06, 2016

Scholarships for Average Students

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:

$1,000 You Deserve It Scholarship

Deadline: 9/29/16

Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Award Amount: 12 Awards of $1,000

The ‘You Deserve It!’ no-essay Scholarship from ScholarshipOwl awards $1,000 and takes only one minute to register. Without any further effort, you can apply to hundreds more scholarships automatically. Apply to scholarships without having to fill out repetitive application forms one application at a time. Why spend hours applying to one scholarship when you can apply to hundreds at the same time! On top of that, get automatically reapplied every time a scholarship renews. ScholarshipOwl is the only scholarship service helping you by automating the actual registration process for you. You can also get help from an account manager to help you with your applications, essays, and find more scholarships tailored for you. Don’t wait, sign up now and be part of the future of scholarship applications today!

Get more information on the $1,000 You Deserve It Scholarship.

$5,000 Scholarship: Collect Sports Gear for Kids in Underserved Communities

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win a $5,000 scholarship just by collecting and donating gently-used sports gear to kids in underserved communities. Donate what you collect to a local shelter (we’ll give you the address of the closest one!). That’ll help more kids have access to sports and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship. Win-win!

Get more information on the $5,000 Scholarship: Collect Sports Gear for Kids in Underserved Communities.

VIP Voice $5,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Think you can’t afford to pay for that college or university you’ve always wanted to go to? Let us help.

Join VIP Voice today and enter for a chance to win our $5k Scholarship.

You pick the school, we’ll help you pay.

As the winner, you’ll be able to put this cash towards to the school of your choice.

Enter your points today for a chance to win! Prize will be awarded in the form of a check.

Get more information on the VIP Voice $5,000 Scholarship.

$5,000 Course Hero Monthly Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Get up to $5,000 in just 3-steps! Winners will be chosen based on a 200 word, short-answer response, so be creative!

Get more information on the $5,000 Course Hero Monthly Scholarship.

Oktoberfest $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/16

Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5

Award Amount: $1,000

You’ll want to don your lederhosen and get ready for several weeks of fun if you win this $1,000 scholarship. Spend as many points as you want on the $1,000 Oktoberfest Scholarship drawing before midnight Pacific on September 30, 2016. The more points you spend, the more chances you’ll have to win – thanks to your ScholarshipPoints.com membership. The winner will be announced on October 3, 2016. Get more information on the Oktoberfest $1,000 Scholarship.

Cheeseburger Heaven $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/16

Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5

Award Amount: $1,000

September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day. What would be a better way to commemorate this staple of many college student diets than with this $1,000 scholarship? Spend as many points as you want on the $1,000 Cheeseburger Heaven Scholarship drawing before midnight Pacific on September 30, 2016. The more points you spend, the more chances you’ll have to win — thanks to your ScholarshipPoints.com membership. The winner will be announced on October 3, 2016.

Get more information on the Cheesburger Heaven $1,000 Scholarship.

Niche $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/16

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.

$500 Class of 2017 Scholarship

Deadline: 6/01/17
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $500

You’re half way done with high school. You’re almost the big man/woman on campus. So, now what? Hopefully, you’re ready to begin or further your college and scholarship search! That’s where we come in. Not only do we offer the largest source of college reviews, but we award more than $50,000 every year in scholarship money. Lucky for you, we set up a $500 scholarship for high school juniors in the class of 2017. The scholarship can be used to fund your college search process (think “campus visit scholarship” or “test prep scholarship”) or can be applied to any education related expenses. To apply for the $500 High School Junior Scholarship, simply login or register for a free account.

Get more information on the $500 Class of 2017 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 Freshmen 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 Freshmen through College Freshmen
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 Freshmen 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.

Need money to pay for college?

Every semester, Fastweb helps thousands of students pay for school by matching them to scholarships, grants and awards for which they actually qualify. Sign up today to get started. You'll find scholarships like the Niche $1,000 Back to School Scholarship, and VIP Voice's $5,000 Scholarship.

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