Scholarships to Apply for BEFORE Graduation

Seniors, apply for these scholarships now!

Elizabeth Hoyt

May 01, 2019

Scholarships to Apply for BEFORE Graduation
Seniors, it’s almost graduation time but you should neglect your scholarship search. Head to college with a scholarship – here are some to apply for before you graduate!
Mother’s Day Scholarship
Deadline: 5/31/19
Available to: Ages 18+
Award Amount: $1,000 Mother’s Day is a time to honor your mom for all her hard work and the sacrifices she has made for you. Whether she’s driven three hours to cheer you up after a break-up, paid for your Spring Break trip, or sent you plenty of care packages filled with your favorite homemade goodies, it’s so easy to forget to say “thank you.” Write your mom a Mother’s Day card telling her exactly how you feel and you could win $1,000 for school or your student loan payments. P.S. Be sure to share it with her, too! Get more information on the Mother’s Day Scholarship.
$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Submit a Petition or Share your Story
Deadline: 5/31/19
Available to: Ages 25 & Under
Award Amount: $2,500 You could win a $2,500 scholarship by joining the collective of students making this the most inclusive year of prom ever. Submit a petition signature demanding change from schools that still have discriminatory prom policies or share your own story of discrimination at a prom. You’ll then enter to win a $2,500 scholarship. Get more information on the $2,500 Easy Scholarship: Submit a Petition or Share your Story.

Professional Athletes Foundation Student Scholarship

Deadline: 6/01/19
Available to: High School Juniors through College Sophomores
Award Amount: 5 Awards of $1,000
The Professional Athletes Foundation Student Scholarship is open to high school juniors through college sophomores who are nominated by a coach or other faculty member. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, have participated in varsity athletics for at least one year and have not accepted any other scholarships or grants to participate in college athletics in order to be considered for this award. Get more information on the Professional Athletes Foundation Student Scholarship.

Feldco Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/19
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000
The Feldco Scholarship is available to current and prospective college students. To be considered, you must submit a 700 - to 1000 - word essay on the following topic: "How has your family contributed to who you are today?" Get more information on the Feldco Scholarship.

Glow-Up, Grow Up Scholarship Slam

Deadline: 6/27/19
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000
Glow-ups aren't just about making it out of your "awkward stage" — they're about transforming as a person, too. Let's face it, you've changed a lot as you've gotten older. That's not a bad thing; as you learn more, your perspective shifts and opinions can change. The person you are now isn't the same person you were when you were a child. What was an experience that made you realize you weren't a kid anymore, and what do you know now that you didn't know back then? Sometimes we have to go through difficult experiences that cause us to grow up. Other times we grow simply because we learn more about ourselves and the world every day. Maybe you've learned to be more tolerant of others, or gotten a better idea of the future you want to build for yourself. Or maybe you've gone from despising broccoli to "hey, this isn't half bad" (also a big step). Reflect on how your mindset has changed between childhood and now including your own internal glow-up. Tell us in a poem about when you realized you were growing up, for your chance to win. Get more information on the Glow-Up, Grow Up Scholarship Slam.

Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 6/28/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $1,000
The Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship is available to full - time undergraduate students pursuing post-secondary study. You must submit a 750 - word essay answering the following question: "What does the phrase 'The American Dream' mean to you, and how do you embody 'The American Dream'? A 500 - word personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and a copy of your academic transcript are also required. Get more information on the Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship.

Heavy Metal Giveaway

Deadline: 6/30/19
Available to: Ages 15-24
Award Amount: $1,000
E-cigs and vape devices end up as trash. The devices, the pods, the packaging. Which 1) Is not super eco-friendly and 2) Because they can leak heavy metals and nicotine, e-cigs may qualify as both e-waste *and* biohazard waste. We’re still learning all the ways vaping can impact the health of nonsmokers, but all we need to do is look around--e-cig pods are everywhere--to see they’re having an impact on our environment. Get more information on the Heavy Metal Giveaway.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/19
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 3 awards of $1,000
The Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. To be considered, you must submit a maximum 500 - word essay on one of the following topics: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?" or "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?" Selection is based on the written essay and focus on commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying. Get more information on the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship.
“Stuck at Prom” Scholarship Contest
Deadline: 7/09/19
Available to: Ages 14-18
Award Amount: 10 Awards from $100 - $10,000 The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest is open to students who will be attending a high school, home school association, or other school - sanctioned prom. To enter, you must submit at least one photo of you in either the dress or tux category wearing DIY prom attire made out of Duck brand duct tape. One $10,000 grand prize winner will be selected from each category, with 4 runners-up in each category receiving $100. Get more information on the “Stuck at Prom” Scholarship Contest.

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