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

February 23, 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!

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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