Scholarships for Average Students
What's wrong with average? Absolutely nothing - that's what!
May 10, 2017
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:
$2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Juniors
Award Amount: $2,500
Request Christian college information and enter our $2,500 annual Christian college scholarship drawing. The winner may use the scholarship to attend any Christian college in the U.S. or Canada.
Get more information on the $2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing.
$500 Class of 2017 Scholarship
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $500
You’re half way done with high school. You’re almost the big man/woman on campus. So, now what? Hopefully, you’re ready to begin or further your college and scholarship search! That’s where we come in. Not only do we offer the largest source of college reviews, but we award more than $50,000 every year in scholarship money. Lucky for you, we set up a $500 scholarship for high school juniors in the class of 2017. The scholarship can be used to fund your college search process (think “campus visit scholarship” or “test prep scholarship”) or can be applied to any education related expenses. To apply for the $500 High School Junior Scholarship, simply login or register for a free account.
Get more information on the $500 Class of 2017 Scholarship.
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,500
The Student-Caregiver Scholarship is available to full – time students who have been caring for an older relative while attending school, and intend to continue to do so while attending college. To be considered, you must submit your story through a 1500 – word essay or two – minute video detailing your experience being a caregiver.
Get more information on the Student-Caregiver Scholarship.
Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,250
The Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. To be considered, you must submit a maximum 500 – word essay on one of the following topics: “Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?” or “How has cyberbullying personally affected you?” Selection is based on the written essay and focus on commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying.
Get more information on the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award.
Future Leaders Scholarship
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $3,000
The Future Leaders Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students. You must be planning to enroll full-time in the fall and submit an essay of no more than 1000 words based on the questions posed on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.
Learn more about the Future Leaders Scholarship.
Young Scholars Scholarship
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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