Scholarships for Average Students

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

Elizabeth Hoyt

August 01, 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:

AFSA Second Chance Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 8/26/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The AFSA Second Chance Scholarship Contest is open to students pursuing a college degree or trade school education. You must read the “Fire Sprinkler Essay” then take a ten – question multiple choice test to be eligible for this award.

For each question answered incorrectly, you will be given one more chance at the end of the exam to answer those questions correctly. A total of five entries into the drawing is possible if you answer all ten questions correctly.

Get more information on the AFSA Second Chance Scholarship Contest.

DeVry University Scholarship & Grant for Bachelor’s Degrees

Deadline: 8/29/16
Available to: College Freshman through College Junior
Award Amount: $25,000

Earning a college degree takes a lot of determination and effort. At DeVry University, we’re committed to recognizing your achievements and rewarding your hard work – from day one to graduation day. Introducing the DeVry University Scholarship and Grant, created on the belief that every DeVry student deserves help getting started and motivation to keep going strong. With this tiered award program, as your DeVry GPA grows, so does your scholarship. All new degree-seeking undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.0 or above are eligible. The higher the cumulative grade point average (CGPA), the larger the award amount may be. Per semester, a student with full time enrollment could earn $1,000 with a 2.0 GPA and up to $2,500 with a 3.25 GPA or higher. Not every university does this, but we aren’t every university. Be recognized for your performance and rewarded for your persistence with the DeVry University Scholarship and Grant.

Get more information on the DeVry University Scholarship & Grant for Bachelor’s Degrees.

You Deserve It Scholarship

Deadline: 8/29/16
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 You Deserve It Scholarship.

$5,000 Course Hero Monthly Scholarship

Deadline: 8/31/16
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.

Niche $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

Deadline: 8/31/16

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.

Perfect Day $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 8/31/16
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

August is the month of an awesome day for hard-working college students who could use a day off: National Lazy Day. Celebrate this day of mandatory relaxation with this $1,000 scholarship. Spend as many points as you want on the $1,000 Perfect Day Scholarship drawing before midnight Pacific on August 31, 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 September 1, 2016.

Get more information on the Perfect Day $1,000 Scholarship.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/15/16
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 October.

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.

$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.

$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.

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