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Scholarships for College Students

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Shawna Newman

September 03, 2020

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! 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:

Love Your Career Scholarship

Deadline: 9/10/20
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 The Love Your Career Scholarship is available to students attending an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of between 1,000 and 3,000 words describing at least three steps that you plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career that you love in order to qualify for this award. Topics may include: What are your passions that could be turned into a career? What are some ideas you have for a business based on things that you love and are skilled at? You must also interview a professional in your chosen field that has at least three years of experience. Learn more about the Love Your Career Scholarship.

September 2020 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: 9/30/20
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 September 2020 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes.

Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/20
Available to: High School Juniors through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $500 The $1,000 Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors, college students, and graduate school students. You must be currently enrolled in school or planning on enrolling within 24 months in order to be considered for this award. One entry per person is all that is necessary. Learn more about the Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship.

CARiD Scholarship

Deadline: 10/31/20
Available to:College Freshmen through Juniors
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. Learn more about the CARiD Scholarship.

Dechtman Wealth Management National Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 10/31/20
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.

Ivey Engineering $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The Ivey Engineering $1,000 Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students attending a college or university in the United States or Canada. In order to be considered for this award, you must submit an essay of between 800 and 1,000 words on one of these topics: Ten ways to analyze and test the integrity of a commercial HVAC design; Five tips for designing an energy-efficient building; How to investigate the cause and origin of a building structure fire. Learn more about the Ivey Engineering $1,000 Scholarship.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship is available to students currently attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety to qualify for this award. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving. Student must have a valid driver’s license. Learn more about the Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship.

College Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 The College Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university. You must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and submit a 500-750 word essay to qualify for this award. The essay should detail how you are driven to innovate, how you plan to influence progress on any level in any space or how you have already affected positive change with creative thinking. Learn more about the College Scholarship.

“A Voice For Cats” Essay Contest Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The “A Voice For Cats” Essay Contest Scholarship is open to students who are entering or currently enrolled in college. You must have a background volunteering or working at n animal rescue organization for at least 20 hours and submit an essay of between 300 and 500 words on feline welfare and the humane treatment of cats in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the “A Voice For Cats” Essay Contest 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 awrd. 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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