Prom Scholarships & History of the Glitzy Dance

Prom night just got better with these fun, prom-themed scholarships.

Shawna Newman

April 05, 2023

Prom Scholarships & History of the Glitzy Dance
Scholarship opportunities that'll make you feel like dancing!
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.
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?!
From dancing, makeup, hairstyles and flowers, check out these fun prom-themed scholarships and apply today:

#LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/23
Award Amount: $1,000 The #LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship is available to students pursuing a degree in fashion or graphic design. To be considered for this award, you must be of at least 25 percent Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity. Additionally, you must be a U.S. citizen/national/permanent resident, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

"Stuck at Prom" Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 6/7/23
Award Amount: 10 Awards from $500 - $10,000 The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest is open to high school and homeschool students who create and wear prom attire made entirely from Duck® Brand Duct Tape! 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 are NOT required to attend prom in order to enter. You must submit at least one high resolution color photo showing you wearing your Duck Tape Prom Attire, and a written essay or three - to five - minute video documenting your journey. Assistance from family and/or friends is permitted in creating the Prom attire; however, paid professionals cannot participate in any way.

The Great Scholarship Program

Deadline: 9/1/23
Award Amount: $1,500 The Great Scholarship Program is open to students pursuing a career in cosmetology. To be considered, you must submit a short essay describing what excites you about the cosmetology industry, and what your favorite services to perform are and why.

Fashion Scholarship Fund Case Study Scholarship

Deadline: 10/16/23
Award Amount: Varies The FSF Case Study Scholarship is available to full - time sophomore, junior, and senior students enrolled in FSF - member schools. You must demonstrate interest in the fashion industry and have a minimum 3.2 GPA to be eligible for this award.

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