Scholarships

College Scholarships: 2020 Edition

Start your year with this selection of college scholarships available in 2020.

The Fastweb Team

March 30, 2020

College Scholarships: 2020 Edition
Conquer your 2020 college scholarship search! This year, make a plan to apply for more college scholarships than ever before. We get it. Perhaps 2019 wasn’t your year become a scholarship recipient. Perhaps you’re unsure if 2020 will be any different. Perhaps you’re sick and tired of applying for scholarships. Or, maybe you’re assuming you’ll never win simply because you haven’t yet. But, you need college money and we won’t let you give up! Instead, apply more to increase the chances that a scholarship will be awarded to you. Scholarships come to students who apply early and apply often. It's simple: the more you apply, the more likely you are to win a scholarship. Let’s work together to make 2020 your year to win scholarships.

2020 College Scholarships

We The Students Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 4/15/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $500 up to $7,500 The We The Students Scholarship Contest is open to high school students between the ages of 14 and 19. To be considered, you must submit a 500 - to 800 - word essay on the following topic: "What does civil discourse mean to you?" Get more information on the We The Students Scholarship Contest.

Rover College Scholarship

Deadline: 5/1/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Juniors
Award Amount: $2,500 The Rover College Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors and current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. To be considered, you must submit a 400 - to 500 - word essay on the following topic: "How did caring for a pet growing up help shape you to be the adult you are today?" Learn more about the Rover College Scholarship.

DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: 5/2/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $500 The DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship is available to high school seniors and undergraduate college students. You must plan to enroll or be enrolled at an accredited institution for the entire 2018-2019 academic year, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify for this award. Selection is also based on academic achievement, financial need and completion of an essay of no more than 750 words on the topic: "How will you draw upon your cultural heritage to shape your vocational aspirations, offer creative value to your future employer, and serve your community?" Get more information on the DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship.

One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest

Deadline: 5/15/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates. To be considered, you must create and submit a video of 60 seconds or less that explores how a growing human population may cause other problems for humanity and our planet. Learn more about the One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest.

“A Voice for Animals” Contest

Deadline: 5/31/20
Available to: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: 17 Awards Between $200 - $500 The "A Voice for Animals" Contest is open to high school and home schooled students. To be considered, 14 to 15 year old students must submit an essay which addresses the mistreatment of one animal species, one cause of animal suffering, or the preservation of one species threatened with extinction; occurring anywhere in the world. Students who are aged 16 to 18 must take an active involvement in a project which strives to mitigate the suffering of animals. Learn more about the “A Voice for Animals” Contest.

Ocean Awareness Contest

Deadline: 6/15/20
Available to: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: 8 awards from $100-$1,500 The Ocean Awareness Contest is open to students between the ages of 11 and 18. To be considered, students are invited to learn about the climate crisis and its impact on oceans; discover or imagine solutions at local, national, or global scales; and create work that explores hope in action. Submissions are accepted in visual art, film, music, poetry, prose, and interactive and multimedia. Learn more about the Ocean Awareness Contest.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/20
Available to: High School Juniors through College 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! Learn more about the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.

Providian Medical Scholarship

Deadline: 6/21/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500 The Providian Medical Scholarship is available to students enrolled in an accredited high school or college in the United States. You must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, be either in your final year of high school or enrolled at the undergraduate level in good academic standing to qualify for this award. An essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum is required. Learn more about the Providian Medical Scholarship.

Express Medical Supply Scholarship

Deadline: 6/22/20
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500 The Express Medical Supply Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited university or college. You must make and submit an original picture and brief explanation that describes what you would like older people to learn from your generation in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Express Medical Supply Scholarship.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award

Deadline: 6/30/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,000 The Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. To be considered, you must submit a maximum 500 - word essay on one of the following topics: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?" or "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?" Selection is based on the written essay and focus on commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying. Learn more about the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award.

Creativity Leads to Success Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $3,500 The Creativity Leads to Success Scholarship is available to all high school, college and graduate school students. You must a citizen of the US and submit an essay of no more than 500 words that answers this year's question: How does individual creativity lead to success? to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the Creativity Leads to Success Scholarship.

MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 8/15/20
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,500 The MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest is available to full-time students enrolled at an accredited four-year university or college. You must submit a response to the following prompt "Helen Keller said, "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." What does that mean to you?" on your preferred social media platform in order to be considered for this award. Get more information on the MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 The Don't Text and Drive Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and complete a short statement on why you pledge not to text and drive in order to qualify for this award. Learn more about the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship.

Paradigm Challenge

Deadline: 5/1/21
Available to: Students Maximum Age 18
Award Amount: $500 up to $100,000 The Paradigm Challenge is open to students up to the age of 18. You may work in a team or alone in creating an original and creative way to help solve real-life problems in homes, schools, communities, and/or around the world. Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives. Additionally, you must submit a brief statement of your idea (140 characters or less) in order to qualify for this award. Learn more about the Paradigm Challenge.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Students, Maximum 19 years
Award Amount: $1,000 The Young Women In Public Affairs Award is available to female students who are between 16 and 19 years of age of April 1st of each year. You must reside in a Zonta district / region, or be a citizen of a Zonta country to be eligible for this award. You must also demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes. Learn more about the Young Women in Public Affairs Award.

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Students, Maximum 19 years
Award Amount: $1,000 - $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, "Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?” to be presented at your local Optimist Club's contest. Learn more about the Optimist International Oratorical Contest .

Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduates, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies
The Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship is available to students with an interest in Magic: The Gathering. You must submit a personal statement that touches on your background in Magic, the role Magic has had in your life, why you would be a good recipient and your future academic and career goals. Your statement must also answer the following questions: "What is your favorite magic card or mechanic and why?", "What is your least favorite magic card or mechanic and why?" and "What lessons can we learn from Magic to help us solve real world problems?". Get details on applying for the Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship.

Don't Stop There!

It’s important to note that applying for the above college scholarships available in 2020 is a great start to having a successful scholarship search. But, we want to make sure that you don’t forget to continue to check out your scholarship matches throughout the entire year for even more 2020 college scholarship opportunities you qualify for. The best way to do so is by filling out your Fastweb student profile thoroughly and updating it regularly. You can share as little or as much information as you want, but the more information you share, the better your scholarship matches will be. Remember, Fastweb brings you the opportunities all year long, but it’s up to you to follow through and apply for them! Note: Be sure to keep checking back because we’ll keep updating this list with new and exciting 2020 scholarship opportunities all year long!

Join the Discussion