Private Student Loan Offers For Your School

Find additional ways to make ends meet while pursuing your degree.

More Options

Scholarships

Prom Scholarships & History of the Glitzy Dance

Queue the glitter face masks! 2021 will be a prom renaissance.

Shawna Newman

April 06, 2021

Prom night just got better with these fun, prom-themed scholarships. Use the fancy evening to help you pay for college!
Prom Scholarships & History of the Glitzy Dance
When we say there are scholarships for everything, we mean everything. Including prom scholarships! So, not only will you get to have a great time, but you can get financial aid to help you pay for and attend college sans student loans. Just like prom-dress styles, prom has had its phases of popularity. But before we get to that, let's start with the beginning—the creation of Prom. An all-male college, Amherst College is historically noted as the first occurrence of prom as we know it. According to Mental Floss, “The first proms were held at college and were simple, home-grown events meant to teach good manners.” In 1894 females from Smith College were invited to dine and dance at Amherst with fellow college students. A Little Things blog mentions, prom became a high school event in the 1930s and the dance-themed events were commonly held in the school gyms across the United States. But a few rough decades due to WWII and the Vietnam War, American proms seemed to fizzle out. However, the 1980s—and possibly hit movies, like Pretty in Pink and Footloose fueled the prom-party revival.

$1,000 April Scholarship

Easy to Apply

Due to school shutdowns from the Coronavirus outbreak in 2020, many school proms were canceled. Could prom 2021 be the next resurgence in proms across the nation? We think so! In a recent Fastweb Instagram poll, 59 percent of high school students said prom is happening at their school this year!
instagram prom poll
Prom is one of those life events you'll remember forever, but just imagine how fond your memories would be if you remembered it helped you pay for your college education?!

Get Your Custom List of Scholarships to Help Pay for School. Sign Up Now!

Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, financial aid & more.

From dancing, makeup, hairstyles and flowers, check out these fun prom-themed scholarships and apply today:

“Stuck at Prom” Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 7/21/21
Available to: Ages 14-19
Award Amount: 10 Awards from $100 - $10,000 The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest is open to high school students who make the best prom attire out of Duck® Brand Duct Tape! You can document your journey to prom perfection in a short video or written essay. Students may enter the Contest as an individual only. Each individual must create and wear prom attire consisting of either a complete dress or a complete tuxedo and accessories made using Duck brand duct tape and/or Duck brand crafting tape. Other materials, in addition to Duck brand duct tape, may be used or incorporated into the design. You must also submit up to five high resolution photos showing you wearing your Duck Tape Prom Attire, and a written essay or video of under three minutes and no more than 500MB in size, documenting your journey.

Prom Pics Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Juniors through Seniors
Award Amount: $250 The Prom Pics Contest is open to high school students. To be eligible, you must submit a high resolution photo from your prom event. Prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories: promposal, pre - prom, prom dance, and post - prom.

Ball Horticultural Company Scholarship

Deadline: 5/1/21
Available to: College Juniors through Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Ball Horticultural Company Scholarship is available to junior and senior students. You must be pursuing a career in commercial floriculture to be eligible for this award.

James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 5/1/21
Available to: High School Juniors through Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship is available to sophomore, junior, and senior students. You must be pursuing a career in floral design and marketing of fresh flowers and plants to be eligible for this award.

FSCC Cosmetology Scholarship

Deadline: 7/15/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Sophomores
Award Amount: Varies The FSCC Cosmetology Scholarship is available to students at Fort Scott Community College. You must be majoring in cosmetology to be eligible for this award.

Mina Hutchison Fashion Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Sophomores
Award Amount: Varies The Mina Hutchison Fashion Scholarship is available to students at Orange Coast College. You must be majoring in fashion to be eligible for this award.

Portland Ballet Company Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Portland Ballet Company Scholarship is open to students at the University of Southern Maine. You must be a student with dancing skills of a caliber to perform with the Portland Ballet Company and have at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Portland Ballet Company Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Portland Ballet Company Scholarship is open to students at the University of Southern Maine. You must be a student with dancing skills of a caliber to perform with the Portland Ballet Company and have at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Join the Discussion

Fastweb makes finding scholarships a breeze.

Become a member and gain exclusive access to our database of over 1.5 million scholarships.

By clicking, I agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.