10 Scholarships You Can Apply for Today

Remember, the more you apply for, the better your odds are of winning a scholarship.

Elizabeth Hoyt

November 30, 2016

10 Scholarships You Can Apply for Today

Below, find ten amazing scholarships, for all types of students, which also span age range qualifications from high school freshmen all the way through each year of graduate school.

This is scholarships at their simplest, which we also happen to think is at their finest. Because when scholarships are simplified, it makes everything a whole lot easier, don’t you agree?

Apply for one or however many of the below scholarships you qualify for! Remember, the more you apply for, the better your odds are of winning a scholarship.

To help better organize your scholarship search, please note that the following silly scholarships are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of the list. As deadlines pass, opportunities will be refreshed as often as possible.

Check out ten scholarships you can apply for today:

1. My Year in Poetry

Deadline: 1/17/17
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000

Compare the person you are now to the person you were a year ago. Are you exactly the same? Didn’t think so. Each day we experience new events, thoughts, and feelings that allow us to change and grow. What shaped this past year for you? We want to know what happened this past year that had a major impact on you. Take time to reflect. Did you have a personal epiphany? Get super into politics because of the election? Or did you discover a cause that you have a true passion for? Tell us in a poem what affected you and why, for your chance to win.

Learn more about the My Year in Poetry.

2. Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: 1/30/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and submit a short message about technology addiction to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship.

3. Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 2/01/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500

The Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest is open to U.S. citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on one of the four topics related to immigration listed on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest.

4. Directing Change Student Film Contest

Deadline: 3/01/17
Available to: Ages 14-25
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.

5. Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 3/02/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States. To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged. Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest.

6. 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.

7. $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.

8. 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.

9. CKSF Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors 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.

Get more information on the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

10. Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available To: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: $2,500

The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 19.

To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World” to be presented at your local Optimist Club’s contest.

Get more information on the Optimist International Oratorical Contest.

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