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Scholarships for Average Students

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

Elizabeth Hoyt

November 27, 2018

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:

Google Global Science Fair

Deadline: 12/12/18
Available to: Ages 13-18
Award Amount: $50,000 The Google Global Science Fair is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18. To enter, you must create either a two - minute video or a 20 - slide presentation giving an overview of your project and embed it on the summary page of your project submission. You may submit projects in any one of the following categories: Computer Science and Math, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Flora and Fauna, Energy and Space, Inventions and Innovation, Physics, Robotics, Astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, or Electricity and Electronics. Students may enter individually or in a group of two or three. Get more information on the Google Global Science Fair.

Resume Genius Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/18
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 The Resume Genius Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must create a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth to qualify for this award. Learn more about the Resume Genius Scholarship.

MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/05/19
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.

One Young Earth Filmmakers Contest

Deadline: 1/13/19
Available to: Ages 25 & Under
Award Amount: 4 awards from $100 - $1,000 The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is open to students who are no more than 25 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 Young Earth Filmmakers Contest.

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

Deadline: 1/20/19
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000 The Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship is available to full - time high school and undergraduate students who are ages 25 and under. To be considered, you must submit an original, three - to six - minute short film that addresses global women's issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, or a variety of other issues. Get more information on the Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: 1/30/19
Available to: High School Freshmen to Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000
The Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and submit a 140-character message that relates to technology addiction to qualify for this award. Get details on applying for the Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship.

Travel Is Education Scholarship

Deadline: 1/31/19
Available to: Ages 18 & Under
Award Amount: Varies
The Travel Is Education Scholarship is open to U.S. students in grades 6 through 12. You must submit two-dimensional artwork, photos or a writing (maximum one page) on the theme of "The World in Your World". Sample topics are available on the Web site provided. You must be traveling on an ACIS tour between October 15, 2018 through October 14, 2019, in order to qualify for this award. Get details on applying for the Travel Is Education Scholarship.

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest

Deadline: 2/08/19
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 14 awards from $250 - $3,000
The Courageous Persuaders Video Contest is available to high school students. To be considered, you must create a 30 - second television commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving. Get details on applying for the Courageous Persuaders Video Contest.

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Deadline: 2/28/19
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship is available to high school seniors. To be considered, you must submit a 500 - to 1000 - word essay describing the impact you have made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general. You must also submit two to three photos of your volunteer efforts Learn more about the Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship.

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 3/01/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $10,000 The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States. To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged. Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest.

AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 4/01/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 10 Awards of $2,000 The AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors who plan to further their education at a college, university, or certified trade school. To enter, you must read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay" then take an open - book, ten - question multiple - choice test. Students will receive an entry into a drawing for each question answered correctly. Learn more about the AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest.

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.

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.

CKSF Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, 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. Get more information on the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

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.

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