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Scholarships for Average Students

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

Elizabeth Hoyt

April 12, 2019

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:

CARiD Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/19
Available to: Ages 16-20
Award Amount: $1,000 The CARiD Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must be between the ages of 16 and 20 and submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry to qualify for this award. Submissions could be of your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you've ever seen, etc. Get more information on the CARiD Scholarship.
$2,000 Easy Scholarship: Donate a Gently-Used Prom Outfit
Deadline: 4/30/19
Available to: Ages 25 & Under
Award Amount: $2,000 You could win an easy $2,000 scholarship by donating gently-used prom or formal wear to help a student from who can’t afford it. Collect a dress, suit, shoes, or accessories and donate them to a local org (we’ll help you find one!). Share a picture *and* you’ll enter to win a $2,000 scholarship! Get more information on the $2,000 Easy Scholarship: Donate a Gently-Used Prom Outfit.

E-waste Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/19 Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 The E-waste Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must submit a short statement that completes the sentence "The most important reason to care about e-waste is..." and be U.S. citizen or legal resident to qualify for this award. Learn more about the E-waste Scholarship.
“Stuck at Prom” Scholarship Contest
Deadline: 7/09/19
Available to: Ages 14-18
Award Amount: 10 Awards from $100 - $10,000 The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest is open to students who will be attending a high school, home school association, or other school - sanctioned prom. To enter, you must submit at least one photo of you in either the dress or tux category wearing DIY prom attire made out of Duck brand duct tape. One $10,000 grand prize winner will be selected from each category, with 4 runners-up in each category receiving $100. Get more information on the “Stuck at Prom” Scholarship Contest.

Spirit of Giving Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/19 Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The Spirit of Giving Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 750 words on one of the following three topics in order to be considered for this award: How have you advanced the spirit of giving in your community or abroad either through service or in giving? How has the spirit of giving affected you personally? How will your college or post-secondary education allow you to be of service to others or give to others? Get more information on the Spirit of Giving Scholarship.

MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 8/15/19
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 "How do you see the world?" on your preferred social media platform in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/19
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $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.
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.
Virtuous Prom Peace Scholarship
Deadline: 1/31/20
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $250 The Virtuous Prom Peace Scholarship is open to female students pursuing studies in theology, anthropology, psychology or sociology. You must also submit an essay of at least 500 words in response to the following prompt: In a world that is devastated almost daily by acts of extreme violence in the name of religion or against those of different ethnicity, how can a solid education in Theology, Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology enable you to promote peace, understanding, tolerance and kindness not only at an academic level, but also in your day to day life? Get more information on the Virtuous Prom Peace 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.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest


Deadline: Varies
Amount: Up to $18,000
Ages: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors 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 more information on the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000
The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest is available to high school seniors who demonstrate talent in duck calling. You must participate in a duck calling contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest.

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