Print

Scholarships >> Browse Articles >> Scholarship Themes

+35

First-Class Scholarships for College Students

First-Class Scholarships for College Students

Make the scholarship search a component of your college education.

Elizabeth Hoyt

May 12, 2015

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’s a list of scholarships for college 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.

$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.

Copyright Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/15
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000

The Copyright Awareness Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 13 and 25.

To be considered, you must submit a 30-second to three minute video that creatively presents your viewpoint on the importance of intellectual property and copyright law.

Get more information on the Copyright Awareness Scholarship.

Helen Gee Chin Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

The Helen Gee Chin Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students who have studied one or more of the Chinese martial arts for at least five years.

You must have a minimum “B” average to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Helen Gee Chin Scholarship.

Internet and Education Scholarship

Deadline: 6/17/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Internet and Education Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited college or university.

You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and create an original infographic showing how technology enhances learning to qualify for this award.

Make sure your infographic is original and factual (and site your sources).

Most importantly make your infographic engaging and as fun as possible.

Get more information on the Internet and Education Scholarship.

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.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/15
Available to: College Sophomore through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

Let’s celebrate 25 years of caring for what matters most through the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship.

This program has helped promising individuals achieve academic excellence in medicine, ensuring the well-being of you and your family.

Learn more information about the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship.

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.

Imagine Cup Games Competition

Deadline: 7/31/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $50,000

The Imagine Cup Games Competition is available to students with an interest in video game design.

To enter the contest you, or your team, must submit a desktop or tablet game using Windows, or a mobile game using Windows Phone, or a browser game using Windows Azure.

Games can support multiple languages as long as English is represented and be no bigger than 500MB to be eligible entries.

Get more information on the Imagine Cup Games Competition.

”From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/31/15
Available to: High School Senior through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who hold at least a 2.5 GPA.

To be considered, you must submit an essay of at least 1500 words that addresses the following three topics: Which tracks of the book “From Failure to Promise – 360 degrees” presented or reiterated the most important life lessons for you and why, which factor was the most vital to the author’s evolution in going from “flunk-out” to "professor and how does the “Seven Spheres of Influence and Integration Model” affect your worldview as related to civic responsibility.

Get more information on the ”From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest.

Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/31/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,500

The Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest is open to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an American college or university.

You must write an essay between 1,500 and 5,000 words on the topic, “If Lincoln had lived…” to be eligible for this award.

Complete details and topic prompt are on the sponsor’s web site.

Learn more about the Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest.

Brilliance Scholarship

Deadline: 8/01/15
Available to: High School Junior through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The Brilliance Scholarship is available to creative students that demonstrate an interest of designing beautiful, unique jewelry.

You must create an original diamond ring design and submit one to two paragraphs (up to 200 words) about the design and its inspiration to qualify for this award.

Designs will be judged on overall look, creativity, and the design’s inspiration.

Learn more information about the Brilliance Scholarship.

Storage.com Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 8/01/15
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

The Storage.com Scholarship Contest is open to current undergraduate students and soon-to-be freshmen students.

You must submit an essay of between 250 and 500 words that describes what experiences, lessons, and opportunities you hope to pack into your years in school.

A short video of no more than 15 seconds may be submitted via Instagram or YouTube detailing what you are looking forward to most in college.

Learn more information about the Storage.com Scholarship Contest.

CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes

Deadline: 8/13/15
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes is open to high school and college students.

To enter, you must enroll in the Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS educational resource program.

Get more information on the CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes.

Student Transportation Video Contest

Deadline: 8/31/15
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

Provided by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the Student Transportation Video Contest is open to all students.

To enter, you must submit a two- to four-minute video that examines any aspect of transportation in the United States.

Learn more information about the Student Transportation Video Contest.

Clubs of America Scholarship Award

Deadline: 8/31/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Clubs of America Scholarship Award is available to currently enrolled students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

You must submit an essay of at least 600 words about your career aspirations and how your current course load will help you achieve success.

YouTube video submissions are also accepted and should be no longer than five minutes.

Get more information on the Clubs of America Scholarship Award.

U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholarship

Deadline: 9/17/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000

The U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholarship 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.

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

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.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Deadline: 10/23/15
Available to: High School Senior through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $20,000

Provided by the Ayn Rand Institute, the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students.

You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1,600 words on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

The three topic choices are listed on the sponsor’s website and essays will be judged on style and content.

Learn more about the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest.

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.

RELATED ARTICLES


Discuss this article on Facebook

Join Fastweb for FREE