Scholarships for Average Students

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

Elizabeth Hoyt

October 03, 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:

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Help One Friend Register to Vote!

Deadline: 10/31/16
Available to: Ages Max 25
Award Amount: $5,000

Each time you share a unique registration link, you will receive one scholarship entry. Unlimited entries. No minimum GPA or essays required. Must be 13 to 25 years old to apply. This scholarship is only open to those residing in the U.S. and Canada or those who hold citizenship in the U.S. or Canada.

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Help One Friend Register to Vote!

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Make a Vision Board to Inspire Young Students

Deadline: 10/31/16
Available to: Ages Max 25
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by making a vision board to inspire female and minority students to pursue science and math! Just make a poster featuring diverse role models (we’ll provide all the info!) and hang it where students will see. That’ll send a positive message to kids and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship. Win-win!

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Make a Vision Board to Inspire Young Students .

$3,000 Easy Scholarship: Demand More Non-“Sexy” Costumes for the Women’s Section

Deadline: 10/31/16
Available to: Ages Max 25
Award Amount: $3,000

You could win an easy $3,000 scholarship by demanding that retailers provide more Halloween costumes in the women’s section that aren’t provocative or “sexy”. (We’ll provide sample photos and captions to post on social media!) This will ensure that there are more inclusive (and less sexist) Halloween costumes for everyone. Plus, you’ll enter to win a $3,000 scholarship!

Learn more about the $3,000 Easy Scholarship: Demand More Non-“Sexy” Costumes for the Women’s Section.

Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness

Deadline: 10/31/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness is open to current high school and college students who are at least 15 years of age. You must submit a short statement on what you consider your weakness or how to improve upon a weakness in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Active Life Scholarship to Tackle Your Weakness.

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Share Ways to Keep Friends Safe

Deadline: 12/31/16
Available to: Ages Max 25
Award Amount: $5,000

44% of people know someone who has been addicted to prescription pain medicine, but lots of times, people aren’t sure how to help. Good news is, we’ve created a text-message guide with easy ways to support friends who might be abusing or misusing pain meds. Share the guide, and you enter to win a $5,000 scholarship.

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Share Ways to Keep Friends Safe.

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Play a Game of “Would You Rather” On Your Phone

Deadline: 12/31/16
Available to: Ages Max 25
Award Amount: $5,000

Teach your friends how to handle their money better by playing and sharing a fun, interactive game of “Would You Rather” on your phone! Sign up to play this text-message game and you’ll enter to win a $5,000 scholarship. It’s that easy!

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Play a Game of “Would You Rather” On Your Phone.

Tobi Cares Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $3,000

The Tobi Cares Scholarship is available to female undergraduate students. To be considered, you must answer each of the following questions in 200 words or less: How has your personal style shaped the way you approach and view success? Describe your career aspirations and your educational plans to meet these goals. Why are you a good candidate to receive this award?

Learn more about the Tobi Cares 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.

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