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Scholarships for Average Students

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

The Fastweb Team

January 30, 2020

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:

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Deadline: 2/28/20
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $1,500 The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship is available to high school seniors. To be considered, you must submit an essay detailing your volunteer efforts to help animals in need, and how that involvement has changed your life or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare. Get more information on Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship.

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Run a Jeans Drive to Benefit Youth in Homeless Shelters

Deadline: 2/29/20
Available to: Manimum Age 25
Award Amount: $2,500 You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship by running a denim drive in your school or community to help local young people experiencing homelessness. For teens in homeless shelters, jeans are one of the most requested items. Recruit your friends and classmates to donate gently-used pairs. You'll make a difference in someone's life and enter to win a $2,500 scholarship. Learn more about the $2,500 Easy Scholarship: Run a Jeans Drive to Benefit Youth in Homeless Shelters.

$1,000 You Deserve It Scholarship

Deadline: 2/29/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
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.

AFSA High School Essay Contest

Deadline: 4/6/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $1,250 up to $2,500 The AFSA High School Essay Contest is open to high school students. To be considered, in a 1000 - to 1250 - word essay, you must identify how members of the foreign service work with other civilian parts of the U.S. government to promote peace, national security, and economic prosperity. Get more information on the AFSA High School Essay Contest.

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.

CARiD Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/20
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.

E-waste Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/20 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.

Spirit of Giving Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/20 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: 8/15/20
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.

Paradigm Challenge

Deadline: 5/01/21
Available to: Students up to the age of 18
Award Amount: 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.
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.

David Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through Seniors
Award Amount: $10,000
The David Letterman Scholarship was established by David Letterman in 1985 to provide scholarships for telecommunications students at Ball State University. The awards are intended for average students who nevertheless have a creative mind. Winners are selected primarily based on creativity. Projects may involve a variety of media, including written work, research, audio, video, graphics and film. Get more information on the David Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship.

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