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Scholarships for Average Students

What's wrong with average? Absolutely nothing - that's what!

Elizabeth Hoyt

July 19, 2017

Scholarships for Average Students

There’s nothing wrong with being average, in fact, most people are.

We know you’re unique in oh-so-many ways – so what if your grades are just so-so?

At Fastweb, we believe – no, we know that every student deserves scholarship opportunities.

The good news is that scholarship providers know that, too. There are plenty of awards available to the masses, many of which don’t even require a minimum grade point average or even an essay!

Check out the following scholarships for average students:

$1,000 You Deserve It Scholarship

Deadline: 7/29/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The ‘You Deserve It!’ no-essay Scholarship from ScholarshipOwl awards $1,000 and takes only one minute to register. Without any further effort, you can apply to hundreds more scholarships automatically. Apply to scholarships without having to fill out repetitive application forms one application at a time. Why spend hours applying to one scholarship when you can apply to hundreds at the same time! On top of that, get automatically reapplied every time a scholarship renews. ScholarshipOwl is the only scholarship service helping you by automating the actual registration process for you. You can also get help from an account manager to help you with your applications, essays, and find more scholarships tailored for you. Don’t wait, sign up now and be part of the future of scholarship applications today!

Learn more about the $1,000 You Deserve It Scholarship.

$2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,000

We know you are busy and we know that times are tough. That is why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students. Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses. The scholarship is open to all high school and college students and those planning to enroll in the next 12 months.

Learn more about the $2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship.

“From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/31/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 4 Awards between $500 – $10,000

The “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who hold at least a 2.5 GPA. To be considered, you must submit an essay of at least 1500 words that addresses the following three topics: Which tracks of the book “From Failure to Promise – 360 degrees” presented or reiterated the most important life lessons for you and why, which factor was the most vital to the author’s evolution in going from “flunk-out” to “professor” and how does the “Seven Spheres of Influence and Integration Model” affect your worldview as related to civic responsibility.

Learn more about the “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest .

$5,000 July Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Get up to $5,000 in just 3-steps! Winners will be chosen based on a 150 word, short-answer response, so be creative!

Learn more about the $5,000 July Scholarship.

$5,000 VIP Voice Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Think you can’t afford to pay for that college or university you’ve always wanted to go to? Let us help. Join VIP Voice today and enter for a chance to win our $5k Scholarship. You pick the school, we’ll help you pay. As the winner, you’ll be able to put this cash towards to the school of your choice. Enter your points today for a chance to win! Prize will be awarded in the form of a check.

Learn more about the $5,000 VIP Voice Scholarship.

Ivey Engineering $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000

The Ivey Engineering $1,000 Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students attending a college or university in the United States or Canada. In order to be considered for this award, you must submit an essay of between 800 and 1,000 words on one of these topics: Ten ways to analyze and test the integrity of a commercial HVAC design; Five tips for designing an energy-efficient building; How to investigate the cause and origin of a building structure fire.

Learn more about the Ivey Engineering $1,000 Scholarship.

Building Strong Foundations

Deadline: 8/12/17
Available to: High School Sophomores through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The Building Strong Foundations is available to high school, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must be at least 16 years of age and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for this award. Additionally, you must submit an essay and a brief, , 15-30 second summary of your essay via Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo or similar broadcasting platform to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OlshanFoundation.

Learn more about the Building Strong Foundations.

Healthy Home Scholarship

Deadline: 8/12/17
Available to: High School Sophomores through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Healthy Home Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must be at least 16 years of age and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to qualify for this award. Additionally, you must submit an essay and a brief 30 second summary of your essay via Instagram.

Learn more about the Healthy Home Scholarship.

Once Upon a Poem Scholarship

Deadline: 8/30/17
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000

You know how it goes: you read the words “Once upon a time…” and you automatically know you’re going to be reading a fairy tale. And whether you grew up with Disney or Grimms’ versions, you also know pretty much how all of them go. Snow White gets lazy about her chores, Cinderella has a midnight curfew, and Hansel and Gretel meet a delicious demise. But what about the parts of the stories we don’t know? Or what if the stories we’re familiar with didn’t actually happen that way? What is your interpretation of a classic fairy tale? We want to know what would happen in a fairy tale if you were in charge. Maybe you’ve always been curious about a different character’s perspective— was the wolf in The Three Little Pigs really a vegetarian who just desperately wanted some friends? Are these stories in need of a modern twist? Rapunzel would have been way less lonely if she had a cell phone in that tower. Plus, who the heck decided all princesses need to end up with a prince?! Tell us in a poem your version of a fairy tale for your chance to win.

Learn more about the Once Upon a Poem Scholarship.

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Prevent Texting and Driving!

Deadline: 8/31/17
Available to: Ages 25 & Under
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by making and sharing Thumb Socks! Thumb Socks are little coverings for your thumbs: when you wear them, you can’t text on a touchscreen phone! These socks take just 5 minutes to make, and we’ll show you how. Giving Thumb Socks to friends will remind them not to text and drive, and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship!

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Prevent Texting and Driving!.

Mobility Disability Scholarship

Deadline: 9/01/17
Available to: Ages 16+
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $500

The Mobility Disability Scholarship is available to students who have a mobility disability, and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America. To be considered, you must submit a presentation of why disability awareness is important. Entries may include essays and poems. Learn more about the Mobility Disability Scholarship.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/15/17
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!

Learn more about the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.

Siemens Competition

Deadline: 9/19/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 60 Awards from $1,000 – $100,000

The Siemens Competition is open to high school students. Students are encouraged to do research in mathematics, engineering, biological, or physical science. Students, working individually or on a team of two or three, will have the opportunity to present their research to leading scientists in their field. Three hundred projects are recognized as semifinalists. Regional finalists are awarded a trip to compete at one of six regional competitions. At the regional event, students will present a Powerpoint presentation and digital poster, and participate in a question and answer session. Individuals submitting projects must be seniors at the time of the deadline; team applicants may be freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

Learn more about the Siemens Competition.

$2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $2,000

The $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. You must create a video that shows how properly planning for a hurricane or other flood disaster can be a valuable tool and upload it to YouTube in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship.

The Future is Female Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/17
Available to: Female students
Award Amount: $3,000

The Future is Female Scholarship is available to female students. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also answer five short essay questions.

Learn more about the The Future is Female Scholarship.

Build U. Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/17
Available to: Ages 18+
Award Amount: $2,500

The Build U. Scholarship is available to product design, interaction design, engineering, and computer science students. To be considered, you must submit a 1000 word essay on the following topic: “Which company or organization (other than Buildium) you think best exemplifies one of the above core values and how?”

Learn more about the Build U. Scholarship.

Young Scholars Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/17
Available to: Maximum Age 30 Years
Award Amount: 5 Awards of $2,000

The Young Scholars Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are under the age of 30. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the Young Scholars Scholarship.

Tutor the People Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/17
Available to: High School Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Tutor the People Essay Scholarship is open to current high school seniors and undergraduate students attending an institution in the United States. You must be at least 16 years of age, be in good academic standing, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit a 500 to 1,000 word personal response to the prompt on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Tutor the People Essay Scholarship.

One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest

Deadline: 1/14/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 4 Awards from $75 – $1,000

The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is open to students who are at least eight 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 Earth Young Filmmakers Contest.

Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: Last day of each month; Refreshes monthly
Available to: All Fastweb Members
Award Amount: $500

The Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes is open to registered Fastweb members who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and who are at least thirteen (13) years of age.

You must log into your Fastweb account to obtain your personal referral link.

For each person who registers for Fastweb via your personal referral link during the Promotion Period, you and your referral will entered as a pair into the monthly drawing.

Learn how you can Invite a Friend, qualifying both of you for $500!

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.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Senior
Award Amount : $18,000

Provided by The American Legion, 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.

Learn more information about the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.

Ventures Scholars Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $10,000

The Ventures Scholars Program is open to underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students. You must be pursuing a math- or science-based career to be considered for this award.

Learn more information about the Ventures Scholars Program.

Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Minimum Age 15 Years
Award Amount: $10,000

Opinion Outpost has a $40,000 year-long cash give away! Every quarter a winner will receive $10,000! Each time you take a survey you receive an entry into that quarterly prize draw. The more you participate, the more likely you are to win! In addition to the quarterly prize draw, earning cash and rewards for taking surveys is one of the biggest perks of joining Opinion Outpost. You can redeem your points for Amazon.com Gift Card* Claim Codes, iTunes* Gift Cards, or if you believe cash is king, for money using our PayPal redemption method. It’s safe, secure, and a popular option for many Opinion Outpost members!

Get more information on the Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing.

CKSF Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500

The CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S.

You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies.

You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy.

Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.

Learn more information about the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

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