Scholarships to Apply for NOW!

Help ease the stresses of paying for school and apply for these college and graduate student eligible scholarships today!

Elizabeth Hoyt

March 29, 2016

Scholarships to Apply for NOW!

Heading back to a new semester? While that means you’re going to encounter great new courses, classmates and experiences, you’re also going to start getting larger-than-life tuition bills.

It’s pretty difficult to handle those bills as a college or graduate student.

But, what if it were possible to alleviate the anxiety with a simple solution? Good news – there’s a simple and effective way.

Help ease the stresses of paying for school and apply for these scholarships today!

National Hazing Prevention Week Poster Design Contest

Deadline: 4/30/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

Sponsored by HazingPrevention.org, the National Hazing Prevention Week Poster Design Contest is available to students who are interested in preventing hazing.

Students must submit a poster on the theme “Be Someone’s Hero – Stand Up to Hazing”.

Get more information on the National Hazing Prevention Week Poster Design Contest.

CARiD Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Juniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The CARiD Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must be between the ages of 16 and 20 and submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry to qualify for this award. Submissions could be of your first car, custom modifications you’ve made, something that makes your vehicle unique, or the coolest vehicle you’ve ever seen.

Get more information on the CARiD Scholarship.

$2,000 Play a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure on Your Phone Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/16
Available to: Ages 13-25 Years
Award Amount: $2,000

You could win a $2,000 scholarship just by playing a choose-your-own adventure on your phone and sharing it with friends! You’ll walk in the shoes of a civil rights pioneer and learn about desegregation of American schools, all by text message. To enter for the $2,000 scholarship, just enter your phone number and three friends’ phone numbers. Unlimited entries are allowed. Complete the experience and share with 3 friends to count as a lottery entry for the scholarship. No minimum GPA or essays required and you must be 13 to 25 years old to apply.

Get more information on the $2,000 Play a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure on Your Phone Scholarship.

Green is the New Black $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/16
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

Saving the Earth is “in” again! You’ll be able to recycle your tuition bill if you win this $1,000 scholarship. All you have to do is sign-up for Edvisors’ ScholarshipPoints program so that you can earn and spend points on this and other great Scholarships. It’s free, easy, and earth approved.

Get more information on the Green is the New Black $1,000 Scholarship.

$1,000 Flex Your Muscles to Make Your School Safer Grant

Deadline: 4/30/16
Available to: Ages 13-25 Years
Award Amount: $1,000

You could win an easy $1,000 school grant just by flexing your “guns” and telling your school admin to keep (real) guns out of your school. Just take a photo while flexing your arms and tag your school admin to say, “THESE are the only guns I want on my campus.” You’ll automatically enter to win a $1,000 grant! 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.

Get more information on the $1,000 Flex Your Muscles to Make Your School Safer Grant.

$2,000 Experience Civil Rights Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: Varies

Imagine being one the Little Rock Nine, a group of black students who famously integrated a white school in 1957. How would you respond to hateful protesters, racist classmates, and teachers who wanted you to fail? In our text-message story, you can walk in the shoes of a young Civil Rights pioneer. Sign up to experience the story on your phone and share it with friends. You’ll enter to win an easy $2,000 scholarship. No minimum GPA or essays required and you must be 13 to 25 years old to apply.

Get more information on the $2,000 Experience Civil Rights Scholarship.

Paradigm Challenge

Deadline: 5/01/16
Available to: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: 100 Awards from $500-$100,000

The Paradigm Challenge is available to students up to the age of 18. You may work in a team or alone in creating an original and creative way to generate new ideas in preventing injuries and fatalities from home fires—America’s #1 disaster threat.

Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives.

Additionally, you must submit a brief statement of your idea (140 characters or less) in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more information about the Paradigm Challenge.

Paradigm Challenge

Deadline: 5/01/16
Available to: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: $100,000

The Paradigm Challenge is available to students up to the age of 18. You may work in a team or alone in creating an original and creative way to generate new ideas in preventing injuries and fatalities from home fires—America’s #1 disaster threat. Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives. Additionally, you must submit a brief statement of your idea (140 characters or less) in order to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Paradigm Challenge.

$2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship

Deadline: 5/01/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $2,000

The $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship is open to current high school and college students.

You must create a video that shows how properly planning for a hurricane or other flood disaster can be a valuable tool and upload it to YouTube in order to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship.

Because College is Expensive Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The $500 “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship is open to all students (seniors in high school, current undergrads and grad students) and those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on the Scholarship Winners page. One entry per person is all that is necessary.

Get more information on the Because College is Expensive Scholarship.

CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes

Deadline: 6/30/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: 160 Awards of $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.

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 6/30/16
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest is available to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a college or university. You must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises awareness of the severity of the consequences of drunk driving among your peers to qualify for this award. The video must be uploaded to YouTube and be no longer than three minutes long.

Get more information on the Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest.

Ventures Scholars Program

Deadline: Varies
Amount: $10,000
Ages: High School Freshmen to College Freshmen

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.

Get more information on the Ventures Scholars Program.

Invite a Friend to Fastweb

Award: $500
Deadline: Last day of each month; Refreshes monthly
Available to: All Fastweb Members

You and a friend could win $500! Simply invite a friend to join Fastweb. Once your friend completes the registration, you’re both entered to win $500.

Learn how you can Invite a Friend to Fastweb and qualify you and a friend for $500.

NSCS Merit Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Sophomores
Award Amount: $1,000

The NSCS Merit Award is available to new members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Get more information on the NSCS Merit Award.

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