Scholarships

College Scholarships: 2020 Edition

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

Elizabeth Hoyt

December 03, 2019

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

A $20,000 Scholarship Could Be Yours!

Deadline: 1/3/20
Available to: Incoming College Freshmen
Award Amount: $20,000 A $20,000 Scholarship Could Be Yours! is open to incoming college freshmen who can demonstrate how sports have helped them grow as leaders in their schools and community. Approximately 20 scholarships of $20,000 will be awarded. One scholarship winner will be awarded an additional $5,000 for displaying exceptional academic achievement, leadership and love of the game. Learn more about the A $20,000 Scholarship Could Be Yours.

MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/05/20
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. Learn more about the MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest.

One Young Earth Filmmakers Contest

Deadline: 1/05/20
Available to: Ages 25 & Under
Award Amount: $1,000 The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is open to both college and high school students who are no more than 25 years of age. You must submit a video between three and eight minutes that shares and highlights solutions to the issues discussed in the chosen sustainability topic(s) chosen from the list on the sponsor's website. The film entry’s theme must be solution - based. The film should talk about an environmental / sustainability problem and then discuss what could be a potential solution to this problem. Videos may be submitted by either an individual or a group and animated videos of no more than 45 seconds will also be considered. Learn more about the One Young Earth Filmmakers Contest.

Express Medical Supply Scholarship

Deadline: 1/06/20
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 meme that sums up a day in the life of a college student in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Express Medical Supply Scholarship.

Mensa Foundation U.S. Scholarship

Deadline: 1/15/20
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies The Mensa Foundation U.S. Scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited U.S. institution. To be considered, you must submit an essay of up to 550 words explaining your career, academic, and / or vocational goals and how you plan to achieve those goals. Learn more about the Mensa Foundation U.S. Scholarship.

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

Deadline: 1/17/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $10,000 The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship is open to current high school seniors who are currently enrolled in or who have completed an advanced placement computer science course or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test, be planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship.

Providian Medical Scholarship

Deadline: 1/15/20
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.

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

Deadline: 1/20/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 - $5,000 The Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship is available to full - time high school and undergraduate students who are ages 25 and under. To be considered, you must submit an original, three - to six - minute short film that addresses global women's issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, or a variety of other issues. Learn more about the Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship.

Live Más Scholarship

Deadline: 1/23/20
Available to: Ages 16-24
Award Amount: $5,000 - $25,000 The Live Más Scholarship is available to innovators, creators, and dreamers between the ages of 16 and 24. To be considered, you must create and submit a video of up to two minutes in length that tells the story of your life's passion. Get more information on the Live Más Scholarship.

Live Más Employee Scholarship Program

Deadline: 1/23/20
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000 - $10,000 The Live Más Scholarship Program is open to students who are employees of Taco Bell. To be considered, you must submit a two - minute video that tells the story of your life's passion. Get more information on the Live Más Employee Scholarship Program.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: 1/30/20
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 140-character message that relates to technology addiction to qualify for this award. Learn more about the Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship.

Travel Is Education Scholarship

Deadline: 1/31/20
Available to: 18 & Under
Award Amount: 4 awards from $500-$1,000 The Travel Is Education Scholarship is open to U.S. students in grades 6 through 12. You must submit two-dimensional artwork, photos or a writing (maximum one page) on the theme of "Becoming a Global Citizen". Sample topics are available on the Web site provided. You must be traveling on an ACIS tour between October 15, 2019 through October 14, 2020, in order to qualify for this award. Learn more about the Travel Is Education Scholarship.

Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/31/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Essay Contest on Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics is open to all students in three categories: grades 6 - 8, grades 9 - 12, and college undergraduates. Your essay must be primarily based on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career and be approximately 500 to 1000 words in length. The winning essays will be posted on the AWM web page and the grand prize winner will have his or her essay published in the AWM Newsletter. Learn more about the Association for Women in Mathematics Essay Contest.

$5,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

Deadline: 1/31/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000 Students and parents can enter to win a $5,000 scholarship from Discover Student Loans to help pay for college. No essay or lengthy application required. One winner will be randomly chosen every month. No purchase or loan necessary. Learn more about the $5,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award.

$1,500 The College Monk Short Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 1/31/20
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500 The College Monk $1500 short essay scholarship is an essay-required scholarship with no GPA requirements. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to high school graduating students or college students who are going to attend an accredited institution in the US. The scholarship is awarded once each year and is available to all eligible students regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. The scholarship recipient will be selected based on the essay provided. Learn more about the $1,500 The College Monk Short Essay Scholarship.

$15,000 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Deadline: 2/26/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $15,000 The first year after a teen gets their license is one of the most dangerous years of their life. That's why Discovery Education and Toyota created the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, which encourages high school students across the country to send a powerful message to fellow teens about the dangers of driving distracted, by creating a 30-60 second video public service announcement. Videos will be judged and the top 10 entries will win cash prizes up to $15,000. This year, there are more chances than ever to win! In addition to the cash prizes, up to 51 state merit prize packs with items valued at up to $300 will be awarded. Get more information on the $15,000 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge.

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.

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!

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