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Scholarships for College Students

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Shawna Newman

March 12, 2021

College students can and should apply for scholarships in their freshman, sophomore, junior, senior and graduate years of college!
Scholarships for College Students
Between juggling your heavy course load, a part-time job and the distant remains of a social life, searching for scholarships is the last thing you feel like doing - especially because you may assume that, since you're a college student you won't win a scholarship anyway. False. College students win scholarships all the time! Become a Fastweb member to make paying for school easier! Don’t miss out on the scholarships YOU specially qualify for, important pre-college tasks and current college student must-dos. Make paying for school easier! Sign up in less than 2 minutes .

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Seriously, those tuition bills aren’t going to pay themselves and, with the cost of college these days, you need scholarships more than ever. The good news is, we’ve done the heavy lifting (searching) for you. Now, all you need to do is apply! Here are scholarships that college students qualify for:

$1,000 March Scholarship

Deadline: 3/20/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 Each new school year is an opportunity for a fresh start, so we're giving away a $1,000 scholarship to help kickoff the new school year. Learn more about the $1,000 March Scholarship.

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$2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through College 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.

March 2021 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: 3/31/21
Available to: Minimum Age 13
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $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 more about the March 2021 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes.

$5,000 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/21
Available to: Minimum Age, 16
Award Amount: $5,000 Students and parents can enter for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship at eligible colleges/universities. NO PURCHASE, LOAN OR ESSAY NECESSARY. Open to residents nationwide and US territories. Ends 1/31/22. Learn more about the $5,000 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship.

The $25,000 "Be Bold" No-Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $25,000 At Bold.org, we believe that the world will be shaped by the bold—the fighters, the risk-takers, the earnest overachievers who won’t take no for an answer—the ones who know that a mountain is climbed a step at a time. Bold.org is built for students, like you, who are determined to make the climb. Learn more about the The $25,000 "Be Bold" No-Essay Scholarship.

Because College is Expensive Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/21
Available to: High School Juniors through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500 The $500 “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship is open to students in their junior or senior year in high school, current undergrads and grad students, as well as those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on the Scholarship Winners page. One entry per person is all that is necessary. Learn more about the Because College is Expensive Scholarship.

Dechtman Wealth Management National Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/31/21
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $3,500 The Dechtman Wealth Management National Scholarship Essay Contest is open to all undergraduate students. You must submit an 800 to 1,200-word essay on the following topic: "Personal finance: Most Americans struggle to save for retirement and keep their finances in order. Please discuss strategies people can use to improve their financial situation and bolster their retirement savings." in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Dechtman Wealth Management National Scholarship Essay Contest.

Project Yellow Light Radio Scholarship

Deadline: 4/1/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000 The Project Yellow Light Radio Scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors and full - time undergraduate students. To be considered, you must record a radio recording of exactly 20 seconds that discourages distracted driving, specifically texting while driving. Learn more about the Project Yellow Light Radio Scholarship.

"Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 4/1/21
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500 - $5,000 The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest is open to full - time undergraduate and graduate students attending a U.S. college or university. To enter, you must submit an original creative image that expresses what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. Some example entry piece ideas are: photograph, short typed explanation, collage, drawing, graphic design piece, painting, or anything you can create within one image. Your entry must be your own work and must relate to the theme: "This is how I Frame My Future." Learn more about the "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest.

Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies $1,000 College Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/21
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 The Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies $1,000 College Scholarship is open to full- and part-time undergraduate students. You must submit a white-paper containing advice on how to increase organic traffic in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies $1000 College Scholarship.

Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship is available to current and incoming undergraduate students. To be considered, you must create and submit a 15 X 15 newspaper - style crossword puzzle based on the theme of "My Hobby / Interest." All crosswords must be original, written solely by the applicant, and not previously published elsewhere. The puzzle publishing fee will be waived for scholarship applicants. Learn more about the Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship.

STEM Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/21
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The STEM Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors and current college students. You must demonstrate a passion for a STEM field, be planning to major in a STEM field, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and answer a short questionnaire in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the STEM Scholarship.

Digital Privacy Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/21
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500 The Digital Privacy Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and submit a brief message about digital privacy to qualify for this award. Learn more about the Digital Privacy Scholarship.

$2,000 Minecraft Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000 The $2,000 Minecraft Scholarship is open to high school and college students. You must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay of at least 500 words that details your opinion on how Minecraft can be a positive influence on education and career development in order to be considered for this award.
Learn more about the $2,000 Minecraft Scholarship.

Galvanize the Future: Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/23
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500 The Galvanize the Future: Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled at an accredited four - year college or university. You must be majoring in architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, construction management, material science, or a related field to be eligible for this award. To be considered, you must submit a 1000 - to 2000 - word essay that addresses one of the two essay questions provided. Learn more about the Galvanize the Future: Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship.

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: $500 - $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. Learn more about the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest.

Apple’s Machine Learning – Operations Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Years 1-5
Award Amount: Varies The Machine Learning - Operations is available to students working toward a degree in computer science, math, statistics, physics, engineering or related level of experience required. You must have hands-on experience with design, implementation and application of ML/AI/Deep Learning techniques for solving real problems and experience with Computer Vision, and Deep Learning algorithms to identify patterns in images, specifically applied to industrial or manufacturing environments is a nice to have to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will collaborate with robotics and automation specialists, mechanical and quality engineers to apply machine learning to industrial problems and situations. Learn more about the Apple’s Machine Learning – Operations Scholarship .

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000 The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are dependent children of an active duty military member(s) during the time of application in one of the following branches: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard, including activated (currently on active duty) Reserve Forces, Air National Guard, and Army National Guard. You must be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions in order to be considered for this award. Multi-country/area programs are eligible and have no minimum requirement on length of time spent in one country and no maximum requirement on number of countries in a program. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement. Learn more about the Gilman-McCain Scholarship.

Multicultural Professional Development Grant

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduates, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies The Multicultural Professional Development Grant is available to U.S. Citizen undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a college or university. You must be identified as member of the African-American, Latina/Latino, Native American, Asian-American, or Pacific Islander ethnic minority to be eligible for this award Learn more about the Multicultural Professional Development Grant.

Pulse of Perseverance Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Pulse of Perseverance Scholarship is available to high school and college students. To be considered, you must read the book, "Pulse of Perseverance: Three Black Doctors on Their Journey to Success" and submit a 250 - word essay focusing on how you are currently making a difference in your community and why you believe you have the #pulseofperseverance. You must also submit a 60 - second video on why you possess the #pulseofperseverance and what the scholarship will mean to you. Learn more about the Pulse of Perseverance Scholarship.

Bottar Leone Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500 The Bottar Leone Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and have a documented physical or learning disability to qualify for this award. Students with ADD/ADHD alone are not eligible. Additionally, a 500-1500 word essay is required. Learn more about the Bottar Leone Scholarship.

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Western Undergraduate Exchange Program is open to students residing in WICHE states who wish to attend a participating school outside of their state of residence. Participating states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Although this award allows for a reduction in tuition, each institution retains its own requirements for admission. Learn more about the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program.

Multicultural Professional Development Grant

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies The Multicultural Professional Development Grant is available to U.S. Citizen undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a college or university. You must be identified as member of the African-American, Latina/Latino, Native American, Asian-American, or Pacific Islander ethnic minority to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Multicultural Professional Development Grant .

Scholars Program

Deadline: Rolling
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: 90 Awards of $35,000 The Siebel Scholars Program is open to the most talented students at the world's leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. Learn more about the Siebel Scholars Program.

Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship

Deadline: Rolling
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 2
Award Amount: $30,000 The Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship is available to minority students who have an interest in the financial services industry. Two 500 - word essays and an interview are required. Learn more about the Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship.

City Year - Volunteer for America

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies City Year, a proud member of AmeriCorps, is a national service organization that brings together young adults from diverse backgrounds for a demanding ten months of full - time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement. In 20 locations across the United States, these young leaders invest their talents and energy to address our country's most critical needs. City Year corps members engage others in service and make a positive difference in their communities and in the lives of children and youth. Corps members also receive a weekly living stipend and basic health insurance. Eligibility Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17-24 and a United States citizen or permanent resident alien. High school graduate / G.E.D. recipient OR agreement to pursue a G.E.D. If you do not have a H.S. diploma or its equivalency, you will be required to take a basic academic proficiency test; your position is contingent upon satisfactory testing results. Learn more about the City Year - Volunteer for America.

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