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

January 02, 2017

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!

Course Hero $5,000 Winter Break Scholarship

Deadline: 1/17/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Course Hero will post one question online each month and allow registered, eligible entrants up to 150 words to submit a response. Each month, Course Hero will select one winner with the best response from among all Contest entrants. This month’s Contest winner will receive a $5,000 Scholarship, depending on such winner’s eligibility category.

Get more information on the Course Hero $5,000 Winter Break Scholarship.

$1,000 January Scholarship

Deadline: 1/20/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

Each new school year is an opportunity for a fresh start, so we’re giving away a $1,000 scholarship to help kickoff the new school year.

Get more information on the $1,000 January Scholarship.

$1,000 You Deserve It Scholarship

Deadline: 1/29/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The ‘You Deserve It!’ no-essay Scholarship from ScholarshipOwl awards $1,000 and takes only one minute to register. Without any further effort, you can apply to hundreds more scholarships automatically. Apply to scholarships without having to fill out repetitive application forms one application at a time. Why spend hours applying to one scholarship when you can apply to hundreds at the same time! On top of that, get automatically reapplied every time a scholarship renews. ScholarshipOwl is the only scholarship service helping you by automating the actual registration process for you. You can also get help from an account manager to help you with your applications, essays, and find more scholarships tailored for you. Don’t wait, sign up now and be part of the future of scholarship applications today!

Get more information on the $1,000 You Deserve It Scholarship.

UMassOnline Scholarship Fund

Deadline: 1/31/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The University of Massachusetts’ mission is to provide a high quality education that is affordable and accessible. With over 800M in financial aid available, the University is committed to its mission and keeping student debt manageable. Academic merit-based/other criteria & restrictions apply.

Get more information on the UMassOnline Scholarship Fund.

$1,000 Happy New Year Scholarship 2017

Deadline: 1/31/17
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

Start off the brand-new year and school semester right with this $1,000 scholarship. Spend as many points as you want on the $1,000 Happy New Year Scholarship drawing before midnight Pacific on January 31, 2017. 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 February 1, 2017.

Get more information on the $1,000 Happy New Year Scholarship 2017.

$1,000 Conquer Your Resolution Scholarship 2017

Deadline: 1/31/17
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

Saving money is always one of the top resolutions for the new year. This $1,000 scholarship will help you accomplish your goal. Spend as many points as you want on the $1,000 Conquer Your Resolution Scholarship drawing before midnight Pacific on January 31, 2017. 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 February 1, 2017.

Get more information on the $1,000 Conquer Your Resolution Scholarship 2017.

Welcome to 2017 Scholarship

Deadline: 1/31/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Get up to $5,000 in just 3-steps! Winners will be chosen based on a 200 word, short-answer response, so be creative!

Get more information on the Welcome to 2017 Scholarship.

TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Deadline: 2/23/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 15 Awards of $15,000

Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving and you could win $15,000, or one of 14 other prizes!

Get more information on the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge.

Discover Student Loans Scholarship

Deadline: 2/28/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

The Discover Student Loans Scholarship is available to high school seniors and students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must be 16 years of age or older to qualify for this award. Winners will be selected at random.

Learn more about the Discover Student Loans Scholarship.

Directing Change Student Film Contest

Deadline: 3/01/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards between $250-$500

The Directing Change Student Film Contest is open to students between the ages of 14 and 25. You must submit a film of no more than 60 seconds related to mental health and/or suicide prevention in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Directing Change Student Film Contest.

Hood Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship

Deadline: 3/06/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 18 Awards of $5,000

The Hood Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship program rewards 18 deserving high school student athletes across New England with $5,000 toward furthering their education at a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university. To be eligible, high school seniors must have proven their ability to put the spirit of competition above winning while participating in a varsity sport. These students must have also earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and performed volunteer work in the community. Applicants are asked to write a short essay explaining how they display sportsmanship and integrity on and off the field. Each student who meets these standards and completes the essay will then participate in an online voting competition. The 10 applicants, from each New England state, who have received the most votes will be interviewed by a select panel of judges. The panel of judges will then select three students from each of the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) for a total of 18 scholarships. Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony and inducted into the Hood Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship Hall of Fame at the TD Garden in Boston. Applicants must enter by 3 p.m. EST on March 6, 2017. Voting begins at 9 a.m. EDT on March 27, 2017, and ends at 3 p.m. EDT on April 10, 2017. Good luck!

Get more information on the Hood Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship.

The Future is Female Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/17
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $3,000

The Future is Female Scholarship is available to female students. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also answer five short essay questions.

Learn more about the The Future is Female Scholarship.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Deadline: 4/28/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $20,000

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 1600 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.

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.

$2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: 5/31/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Juniors
Award Amount: $2,500

Request Christian college information and enter our $2,500 annual Christian college scholarship drawing. The winner may use the scholarship to attend any Christian college in the U.S. or Canada.

Get more information on the $2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing.

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.

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 about the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

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