First-Class Scholarships for College Students

Make the scholarship search a component of your college education.

Elizabeth Hoyt

September 06, 2016

First-Class Scholarships for College Students

Between juggling your heavy course load, a part-time job and the distant remains of a social life, searching for scholarships is the last thing you feel like doing – especially because you may assume that, since you’re a college student you won’t win a scholarship anyway.

False. College students win scholarships all the time.

Seriously, those tuition bills aren’t going to pay themselves and, with the cost of college these days, you need scholarships more than ever.

The good news is, we’ve done the heavy lifting (searching) for you. Now, all you need to do is apply!

Here are scholarships that college students qualify for:

$5,000 Scholarship: Collect Period Products for People in Homeless Shelters

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

You could win a $5,000 scholarship by collecting and donating pads and tampons for people experiencing homelessness. Mail what you collect to a local shelter (we’ll give you the address!). That’ll help make sure that everyone has what they need (during that time of the month!), and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship!

Learn more about the $5,000 Scholarship: Collect Period Products for People in Homeless Shelters.

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.

U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholarship Sweepstakes

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: Incoming College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 6 Awards from $5,000 to $20,000

The U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholarship Sweepstakes is available to high school seniors and college undergraduate students. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for this award. Winners will be selected at random.

Learn more about the U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholarship Sweepstakes.

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.

Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Deadline: 10/17/16
Available to: Ages 18-24 Years
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $100,000

Dr Pepper is awarding over $1,000,000 in tuition to help students reach their biggest goals. The Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway has changed lives by awarding over $8 million dollars in tuition since 2008. With the challenges of rising tuition costs and studying full-time, Dr Pepper takes pride in helping students achieve their goals. If you’re a student between the ages of 18-24, you can enter for the chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition. Tell Dr Pepper how you’ll change the world in 350 characters or less, then rally your friends to vote. Once you reach 50 votes, submit a video to inspire more fans. Dr Pepper will select finalists to compete during throw-offs at college football conference championship games for a chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Internet, Email & Facebook account required. Must be a U.S. legal resident. Go to sponsor’s site to enter/upload goal/rules/details. Subject to full Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Must be 18-24 by 12/2/16. Goals must be uploaded by and promotion ends 10/17/16. ANY FUNDS NOT USED BY DECEMBER 31, 2021 WILL BE FORFEITED AND RETURNED TO SPONSOR. DR PEPPER and DR PEPPER TEN are registered trademarks of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ©2016 Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.

Get more information on the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway.

DeVry University Scholarship & Grant for Bachelor’s Degrees

Deadline: 10/24/16
Available to: College Freshman through College Junior
Award Amount: Up to $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.

College Completer Scholarship

Deadline: 10/24/16
Available to: College Freshman through College Juniors
Award Amount: Up to $18,000

You worked hard to get this far, get the credit you deserve. DeVry will help you maximize your qualifying transfer credits so your hard work can be worth it. At DeVry, we want to help you build on what you’ve done and reach for what you want. Our student support team is here to make it easier to transfer your qualifying credits, and with our College Completer Scholarship, you could receive up to $18,000* to help you earn your bachelor’s or associate degree. To be eligible for this merit-based scholarship, you need: 10 qualifying credit hours from another institution and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Find out how we can help you complete your Bachelor’s degree at devry.edu/scholarship.

Get more information on the College Completer Scholarship.

Giva Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

Deadline: 12/01/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

Giva’s Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is available to undergraduate and graduate students. To be eligible, you must submit a 600 – to 1000 – word essay answering the following questions: “How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?”

Learn more about the Giva Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award.

Youth Forward Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,500

The Youth Forward Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. You must submit an essay of no more than 500 words on your commitment to volunteerism in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Youth Forward Scholarship.

College Scholarship Essay Competition

Deadline: 12/01/16
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The College Scholarship Essay Competition is available to prospective or current students attending an accredited college or university. You must submit a 500 word essay on the following topic: “What steps could lawmakers take to strengthen current laws that are aimed at reducing distracted driving and what additional legal measures could be passed to make our roads safer?”

Learn more about the College Scholarship Essay Competition.

Keynote Scholarship

Deadline: 12/02/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The Keynote Scholarship is available to high school senior, undergraduate, and graduate students with definite plans to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Keynote Scholarship.

F. Armstrong Scholarship – Cornell College

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: $16,000

The F. Armstrong Scholarship is open to entering freshmen at Cornell College who contribute to campus diversity.

Get more information on the F. Armstrong Scholarship – Cornell College.

CKSF Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, 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.

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available To: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: $2,500

The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 19.

To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World” to be presented at your local Optimist Club’s contest.

Get more information on the Optimist International Oratorical Contest.

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