Festive Holiday Scholarships for Students

Snowboarding, cranberries and giving...this is THE scholarship list of the holiday season!

Shawna Newman

December 01, 2021

This fun list features 15+ spirited scholarships & 5 unique, winter-themed internships. Don’t “window shop” this list—start applying!
Festive Holiday Scholarships for Students
Tis' the season to get a scholarship! These holiday award opportunities glisten and are sure to leave you feeling jolly and bright over your winter break. All these awards are holiday-themed—in name, category, or spirit. For high school students, college students or graduate students, this list provides a productive way to be festive. The time you invest applying for scholarships is a gift your future self will appreciate--especially when you're a college graduate, that doesn't have student loans to pay back!
Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, don't window shop these opportunities to pay for school. Put this list into action; consider applying for at least two scholarships from this list. Remember the more you apply for the more you increase your chances of winning a scholarship.

Holiday Scholarships to Apply For

$1,000 December Scholarship

Deadline: 12/20/21
Award Amount: $1,000

The $25,000 "Be Bold" No-Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/21
Award Amount: $25,000

December 2021 Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: 12/31/21
Award Amount: $500 Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/5/21
Award Amount: $1,500

Far West Turkey Convention Scholarship

Deadline: 1/31/22
Award Amount: $300

The Christophers High School Poster Contest

Deadline: 2/17/22
Award Amount: 8 Awards from $100-$1,000

Ice Hockey, Lou Manzione Scholarship

Deadline: 2/1/22
Award Amount: $1,000

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Deadline: 2/28/21
Award Amount: $1,000

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 3/2/22
Award Amount: $10,000

$2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: 5/31/22
Award Amount: $2,500

Spirit of Giving Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/22
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,000

Gift of Hope Hispanic Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Award: Varies

Snowboard Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: Varies

Ski Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: Varies

Anna and Charles Stockwitz Children and Youth Fund

Deadline: Varies
Award: $6,000

Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association

Deadline: Varies
Award: Varies

Audrey Medford-National Wild Turkey Federation Art Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Award: Varies

BONUS: Holiday Internships

This internship list also embraces festive the holiday season—from winter and chocolate to companies with turkey and penguin in their names, there are some unique internship opportunities below:

Winter Wildlife internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

Penguin Group Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, 5th Year

City Year – Volunteer for America

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 17-24

Hershey Foods Corporation Culinary & Pastry Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Patagonia Enviro Internship

Deadline: Rolling
Available to: Patagonia Company Employees If you don't see an internship program you like above, be sure to create your free Fastweb account to find an internship that’s right for you!

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