First-Class Scholarships for College Students

Make the scholarship search a component of your college education.

Elizabeth Hoyt

October 03, 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 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!

$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.

$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 .

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.

Get-Frontier.com Scholarship

Deadline: 11/30/16
Available to: College Freshmen to College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Get-Frontier.com Scholarship is available to undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of between 600 and 1000 words explaining the argument that internet access is a right to qualify for this award. A minimum 2.5 GPA is also required.

Learn more about the Get-Frontier.com 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.

Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship

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

The Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship is available to full-time students enrolled at an accredited university or college. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and submit a essay of no fewer than 800 words on the topic: “How you envision the global economy in the future.” in order to qualify for this award. Competitive candidates will describe any experiences with a global economy and how you would approach international business if you had the influence.

Learn more about the Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship.

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.

eCommerce Entrepreneur Scholarship

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

The eCommerce Entrepreneur Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must demonstrate a strong interest in starting an online business after (or during) your college career to qualify for this award. Students with an interest in eCommerce who are studying any discipline are encouraged to apply. A 750-1000 word essay is also required.

Learn more about the eCommerce Entrepreneur Scholarship.

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.

BusinessPlanToday Annual Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The BusinessPlanToday Annual Scholarship is open to full-time students enrolled at an accredited university or college. You must create a business plan executive summary that is original, creative, unique, and persuasive to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the BusinessPlanToday Annual Scholarship.

Green Home Improvement Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/16
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Green Home Improvement Scholarship is open to high school seniors entering college and currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. You must submit an essay of between 1,000 and 2,000 words on why green home improvement is important in today’s world in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Green Home Improvement Scholarship.

$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.

Asia SiVon Cottom Scholarship

Deadline: 5/01/17
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Awards from $500 to $2,000

The Asia SiVon Cottom Scholarship is available to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. You must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math to be eligible for this award. You must also submit a minimum 300 – word essay on the effects and aftermath of September 11th on today’s society, what you plan to achieve through college that can possibly impact the community and / or the world, and why you should receive a Memorial Scholarship.

Learn more about the Asia SiVon Cottom 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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