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College Scholarships: 2019 Edition

Start your year with this selection of college scholarships available in 2019.

Elizabeth Hoyt

September 30, 2019

College Scholarships: 2019 Edition
Let’s work together to make 2019 a successful New Year filled with endless opportunities. Here’s the deal: We’ll bring you the opportunities, but you have to follow through and apply for them! Start your year with the below selection of college scholarships available in 2019.
Looking for 2020 college scholarships? You can find them right here.
Scholarships come to those who apply early and apply often. Maybe 2018 wasn’t your year and you're not sure 2019 will be different. Maybe you’re sick of applying. Maybe you think you won't win because you haven't yet. But, don’t give up – apply more, instead! The more you apply, the more likely you are to win. Let’s make 2019 your year to win scholarships! Applying for the new and exciting scholarships - large and small - available in 2019 listed below are a great start to a successful scholarship search, but don’t forget to continue to check out your scholarship matches throughout the entire year for even more opportunities. Note: Remember to keep checking back because we’ll keep updating this list with new and exciting 2019 scholarship opportunities! You can find 2019 internships on Fastweb, too! Get a head start on conquering 2019 by making a plan to apply for more scholarships. You can start your year off right with the below opportunities:

2019 College Scholarships

Karen Hanson Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 11/30/19
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $350 The Karen Hanson Memorial Scholarship is open to students pursuing studies in literature. You must also submit an essay of at least 250 words in response to the following prompt: Life is full of challenges and struggles, and one of the great things literature can do is help us move through and past them with humor. In 250 words or more, describe how an education in Literature can help us move through life with greater joy. Submissions may be written in prose or may be submitted in the form of a short (hopefully humorous!) story. Get more information on the Karen Hanson Memorial Scholarship.

Women in Science Environmental Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/19
Available to: Female High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500 The Women in Science Environmental Scholarship is available to female high school or college students, with preference given to those who are choosing to pursue a science degree. You must demonstrate financial need, and submit a one-page essay that demonstrates an idea you have for helping improve the environment, either global or locally using Drone Technology to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Women in Science Environmental Scholarship.

Penny For A Free Ride Sweepstakes

Deadline: 12/03/19
Available to: Ages 15-21
Award Amount: $100,000 The Penny For A Free Ride Sweepstakes is open to students between the ages of 15 and 21. You must submit a photo of demonstrating a tire tread depth test with a penny or a tire pressure test using a pressure gauge and tag #pennyforafreeride and @MichelinUSA in order to be considered for this award. Photos can be posted on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Learn more about the Penny For A Free Ride Sweepstakes.

Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/19
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000
The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship is open to current college students. You must be a passionate Final Fantasy gamer and submit a short essay of five paragraphs or less on your relationship with Final Fantasy games in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship.

Course Hero $50k Sweepstakes

Deadline: 12/15/19
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $50,000 & Other Prizes Course Hero is giving away $85k worth of prizes to college students this fall! Enter now to win one of 10 free MacBook Pros and be eligible for the $50k cash grand prize to help you pay for school. Get more information on the Course Hero $50k Sweepstakes.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/19
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000 ScholarshipPoints will award a $10,000 scholarship to one lucky member this quarter. All you have to do to become eligible is become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in. It's simple, fun, and completely free! Get more information on the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.

$2,500 Student Loan Forgiveness Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/19
Available to: Ages 18+
Award Amount: $2,500 “Forgive and forget” may work when you spill queso on a sibling’s shirt, but when it comes to your student loan debt, it doesn’t always work that way. Unfortunately, most people won’t qualify for full student loan forgiveness. But that doesn’t mean it’s out of reach. Tell us how student loan payments have kept you from moving forward with your life and we just might give you $2,500 toward your student loan bill. The Scholarship can also be applied to Student Loan Debt so students who have already graduated or will graduate can apply to pay down their student loans with this scholarship should they win. Learn more about the $2,500 Student Loan Forgiveness Scholarship.

O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship

Available to: High School Seniors – College Freshmen
Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: 8 awards of $5,000 The O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship is available to female high school seniors who plan to enroll full - time in a four - year undergraduate program. You must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship.
Prom Pics Contest
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Juniors through High School 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. Get more information on the Prom Pics Contest.

Gold Medal Portfolio Award

Available to: High School Seniors – College Freshmen
Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: $100,000 The Gold Medal Portfolio Award is open to graduating high school seniors. You must submit a portfolio of eight distinct art or written works that exemplify originality, technical skill and personal voice in order to be considered for this award. Art portfolios must communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation and written portfolios must demonstrate versatility and diversity in writing technique and style. Learn more about the Gold Medal Portfolio Award.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: Awards from $14,000 - $18,000
The National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. You must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. A complete list of topics are available on the Legion's Web site. Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives an additional $1,500 scholarship. Get details on applying for the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.

Siebel Scholars Program

Deadline: Rolling
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: $35,000 The Siebel Scholars Program is open to the most talented students at the world's leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. Learn more about the Siebel Scholars Program.

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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