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Scholarships for Average Students

Scholarships for Average Students

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

Elizabeth Hoyt

May 14, 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:

“Design-A-Sign” Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 5/29/15
Available to: High School Freshman through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The “Design-A-Sign” Scholarship Contest is open to high school and college students.

To enter, you must submit a banner design that expresses your future dreams and goals you hope to achieve through higher education.

The winner is decided by online public voting.

Get more information on the “Design-A-Sign” Scholarship Contest.

Niche $2,000 No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/15
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 Comeback Clothes Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/15
Available to: Maximum Age 26 Years
Award Amount: $10,000

The vast majority of fabric can be recycled, yet 85% of textiles made each year ends up in landfills. That’s 11.1 million tons, or the equivalent of over 70 Billion t-shirts.

Sign up for Comeback Clothes to collect old and worn-out clothes in your school and communities and recycle them at your local H&M store to help save precious resources.

Not only will you be making the world suck less, participants can earn a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship for school for every 50 pieces collected.

Submit a photo of the clothes you collected to be entered to win a $10,000 Scholarship. Start here: www.dosomething.org/clothes.

The more clothes you collect, the more entries you can earn. No essay or minimum GPA required.

Learn more about the $10,000 Comeback Clothes Scholarship.

Duck Tape “Stuck at Prom” Contest

Deadline: 6/01/15
Available to: Ages 14-18
Award Amount: $10,000

The Duck® brand Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest challenges high school students to create DIY prom attire using Duck Tape® for a chance to win scholarship cash.

Over $50,000 is awarded each year, with the Grand Prize couple earning $10,000 each.

Since 2001, the annual contest has attracted more than 6,000 students from across the US and Canada, and has awarded over $300,000 to students and schools.

Get more information on the Duck Tape “Stuck at Prom” Contest.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/15
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

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.

New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship is available to students enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university.

On a website, blog, or online forum; you must write a 200- to 400-word post that expresses your opinion of the societal impact of laser tattoo removal.

You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship.

$5,000 Old School Impact Scholarship
Deadline: 6/30/15
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

DoSomething.org has 10 different ways you can use your skills to improve the lives of older adults. Rock each one to make the world suck less.

Submit a photo completing a campaign and you’ll be entered to win a $5,000 scholarship.

And, every campaign you complete earns you another chance to win. No essay or minimum GPA required.

Learn more information about the $5,000 Old School Impact Scholarship.

Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 7/05/15
Available to: High School Students
Award Amount: $5,000

The Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest is available to U.S. citizen high school students.

You must write an essay of between 1,500 and 2,000 words on the theme “A Proud American, What It Means To Me” to be eligible for this award.

Three winners will receive $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 scholarships to the accredited U.S. college or university of their choices.

Get more information on the Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship 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.

“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.

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.

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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