Scholarships

Scholarships for College Students

Make the scholarship search a component of your college education.

Elizabeth Hoyt

October 30, 2019

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:

Scholarships for College Students:

Penny For A Free Ride Sweepstakes

Deadline: 12/03/19
Available to: Ages 15-21
Award Amount: $100,000 The Penny For A Free Ride Sweepstakes is open to students between the ages of 15 and 21. You must submit a photo of demonstrating a tire tread depth test with a penny or a tire pressure test using a pressure gauge and tag #pennyforafreeride and @MichelinUSA in order to be considered for this award. Photos can be posted on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Learn more about the Penny For A Free Ride Sweepstakes.

Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/19
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000
The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship is open to current college students. You must be a passionate Final Fantasy gamer and submit a short essay of five paragraphs or less on your relationship with Final Fantasy games in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship.

Course Hero $85k Sweepstakes

Deadline: 12/15/19
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $50,000 & Other Prizes Course Hero is giving away $85k worth of prizes to college students this fall! Enter now to win one of 10 free MacBook Pros and be eligible for the $50k cash grand prize to help you pay for school. Get more information on the Course Hero $85k Sweepstakes.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/19
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000 ScholarshipPoints will award a $10,000 scholarship to one lucky member this quarter. All you have to do to become eligible is become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in. It's simple, fun, and completely free! Get more information on the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.

Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program

Deadline: 12/31/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $20,000 The Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program is open to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled undergraduate students attending an accredited four-year college or university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree within the field of fashion in North America. Special consideration will be given to students who live or study in one of the 12 Gucci Changemakers cities– Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington DC and/or plan to attend or currently attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Learn more about the Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program.

$2,500 Student Loan Forgiveness Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/19
Available to: Ages 18+
Award Amount: $2,500 “Forgive and forget” may work when you spill queso on a sibling’s shirt, but when it comes to your student loan debt, it doesn’t always work that way. Unfortunately, most people won’t qualify for full student loan forgiveness. But that doesn’t mean it’s out of reach. Tell us how student loan payments have kept you from moving forward with your life and we just might give you $2,500 toward your student loan bill. The Scholarship can also be applied to Student Loan Debt so students who have already graduated or will graduate can apply to pay down their student loans with this scholarship should they win. Learn more about the $2,500 Student Loan Forgiveness Scholarship.

Earnest Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/19
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000 The Earnest Scholarship is available to full-time students. To be eligible, you must submit an 800 - to 1000 - word essay on one of the following two topics: "How will your college education help you achieve your goals?" or "How has your education contributed to who you are today?" Learn more about the Earnest Scholarship.

One Young Earth Filmmakers Contest

Deadline: 1/05/20
Available to: Ages 25 & Under
Award Amount: $1,000 The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is open to both college and high school 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.

Express Medical Supply Scholarship

Deadline: 1/06/20
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500 The Express Medical Supply Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited university or college. You must make and submit an original meme that sums up a day in the life of a college student in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Express Medical Supply Scholarship.

Mensa Foundation U.S. Scholarship

Deadline: 1/15/20
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies The Mensa Foundation U.S. Scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited U.S. institution. To be considered, you must submit an essay of up to 550 words explaining your career, academic, and / or vocational goals and how you plan to achieve those goals. Learn more about the Mensa Foundation U.S. Scholarship.

Providian Medical Scholarship

Deadline: 1/15/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500 The Providian Medical Scholarship is available to students enrolled in an accredited high school or college in the United States. You must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, be either in your final year of high school or enrolled at the undergraduate level in good academic standing to qualify for this award. An essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum is required. Learn more about the Providian Medical Scholarship.

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

Deadline: 1/20/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 - $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. Learn more about the Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship.

Orange Scholars Program

Deadline: 1/22/20
Available to: College Freshmen through College Juniors
Award Amount: $2,500 The Orange Scholars Program is open to high school seniors and current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. You must be a dependent of an hourly associate of The Home Depot and its subsidiaries to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the Orange Scholars Program.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: 1/30/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through 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. Learn more about the Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship.

$5,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship

Deadline: 1/31/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000 Students and parents can enter to win a $5,000 scholarship from Discover Student Loans to help pay for college. No essay or lengthy application required. One winner will be randomly chosen every month. No purchase or loan necessary. Get more information on the $5,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship.

Siebel 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.

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