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First-Class Scholarships for College Students

Make the scholarship search a component of your college education.

Elizabeth Hoyt

August 10, 2017

First-Class 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:

Once Upon a Poem Scholarship

Deadline: 8/30/17
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000

You know how it goes: you read the words “Once upon a time…” and you automatically know you’re going to be reading a fairy tale. And whether you grew up with Disney or Grimms’ versions, you also know pretty much how all of them go. Snow White gets lazy about her chores, Cinderella has a midnight curfew, and Hansel and Gretel meet a delicious demise. But what about the parts of the stories we don’t know? Or what if the stories we’re familiar with didn’t actually happen that way? What is your interpretation of a classic fairy tale? We want to know what would happen in a fairy tale if you were in charge. Maybe you’ve always been curious about a different character’s perspective— was the wolf in The Three Little Pigs really a vegetarian who just desperately wanted some friends? Are these stories in need of a modern twist? Rapunzel would have been way less lonely if she had a cell phone in that tower. Plus, who the heck decided all princesses need to end up with a prince?! Tell us in a poem your version of a fairy tale for your chance to win.

Learn more about the Once Upon a Poem Scholarship.

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Prevent Texting and Driving!

Deadline: 8/31/17
Available to: Ages 25 & Under
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by making and sharing Thumb Socks! Thumb Socks are little coverings for your thumbs: when you wear them, you can’t text on a touchscreen phone! These socks take just 5 minutes to make, and we’ll show you how. Giving Thumb Socks to friends will remind them not to text and drive, and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship!

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Prevent Texting and Driving!.

Mobility Disability Scholarship

Deadline: 9/01/17
Available to: Ages 16+
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $500

The Mobility Disability Scholarship is available to students who have a mobility disability, and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America. To be considered, you must submit a presentation of why disability awareness is important. Entries may include essays and poems. Learn more about the Mobility Disability Scholarship.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/15/17
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!

Learn more about the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.

$2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $2,000

The $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. You must create a video that shows how properly planning for a hurricane or other flood disaster can be a valuable tool and upload it to YouTube in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship.

The Future is Female Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/17
Available to: Female students
Award Amount: $3,000

The Future is Female Scholarship is available to female students. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also answer five short essay questions.

Learn more about the The Future is Female Scholarship.

Build U. Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/17
Available to: Ages 18+
Award Amount: $2,500

The Build U. Scholarship is available to product design, interaction design, engineering, and computer science students. To be considered, you must submit a 1000 word essay on the following topic: “Which company or organization (other than Buildium) you think best exemplifies one of the above core values and how?”

Learn more about the Build U. Scholarship.

Tutor the People Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/17
Available to: High School Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Tutor the People Essay Scholarship is open to current high school seniors and undergraduate students attending an institution in the United States. You must be at least 16 years of age, be in good academic standing, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit a 500 to 1,000 word personal response to the prompt on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Tutor the People Essay Scholarship.

One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest

Deadline: 1/14/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 4 Awards from $75 – $1,000

The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is open to students who are at least eight 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 Earth Young Filmmakers Contest.

Young Scholars Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/17
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.

F. Armstrong Scholarship – Cornell College

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: $16,000

The F. Armstrong Scholarship is open to entering freshmen at Cornell College who contribute to campus diversity.

Get more information on the F. Armstrong Scholarship – Cornell College.

CKSF Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen 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.

Learn more information about the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available To: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: $2,500

The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 19.

To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World” to be presented at your local Optimist Club’s contest.

Get more information on the Optimist International Oratorical Contest.

Constitution Connection

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $25 Every Two Weeks

Want to raise the minimum wage? Should the government pay for college? Comment on the new Bill of Rights Institute debate platform Constitution Connection and be entered in for a chance to win $25!

Get more information on the Constitution Connection.

Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 15+
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.

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