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

August 08, 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!

DeVry University Scholarship and Grant for Bachelor’s Degrees

Deadline: 8/29/16
Available to: Ages 13+
Award Amount: $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.

Learn more about the DeVry University Scholarship and Grant for Bachelor’s Degrees.

Clubs of America Scholarship Award

Deadline: 8/31/16
Available to: College Freshmen 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.

Learn more about the Clubs of America Scholarship Award.

$1,000 Scholarship: Help Make Your School More Fair

Deadline: 8/31/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $1,000

Spotting hidden inequalities in your school and making it more fair is hard, we totally get that. But we can help you! Sign up at the link below and enter to win a $1,000 scholarship.

Learn more about the $1,000 Scholarship: Help Make Your School More Fair.

Staples for Students Sweepstakes

Deadline: 9/10/16
Available to: Ages 13+
Award Amount: $50,000

The Staples for Students Sweepstakes is open to students who are at least 13 years of age and who are residents of the U.S. In order to be considered for this award, you must visit a participating Staples location and make a purchase of at least $25 to receive a unique code which will serve as your entry into the sweepstakes. If you do not wish to make a purchase in order to generate an entry, you may also enter the sweepstakes by visiting the sponsor’s website and obtaining a unique entry code there.

Learn more about the Staples for Students Sweepstakes.

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.

“Hit The Books” Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: Ages 18-25
Award Amount: $500

The “Hit The Books” Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 18 and 25.

To be considered, you must submit a maximum 500-word essay on the importance of education in your life and how the scholarship money will assist you in achieving your goals.

Bonus points will be awarded to students who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic.

Learn more about the “Hit The Books” Scholarship.

$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.

$5,000 Scholarship: Collect Sports Gear for Kids in Underserved Communities

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

You could win a $5,000 scholarship just by collecting and donating gently-used sports gear to kids in underserved communities. Donate what you collect to a local shelter (we’ll give you the address of the closest one!). That’ll help more kids have access to sports and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship. Win-win!

Learn more about the $5,000 Scholarship: Collect Sports Gear for Kids in Underserved Communities.

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.

Digital Marketing Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,000

The Digital Marketing Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must be studying marketing, commerce, business or IT and submit an essay of 500 words or less to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Digital Marketing 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.

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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