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Simple and Fun $1,000 Scholarships

Shawna Newman

March 26, 2020

Simple and Fun $1,000 Scholarships
Have you heard the saying “Keep it simple, silly?” When you seem overwhelmed remember to keep things basic, so you don’t feel like you’re losing it. Sometimes you have a lot on your mind and finding enough energy to apply for scholarships can be tough. While, some of the most extraordinary things in life come from hard work, you may catch yourself saying, “Why can’t things be easier?!” or “I need more fun in my life right now.” But, you could really use some extra money for college... We totally get it! How about doing yourself a favor? Avoid scholarship burn out; keep your next two scholarship applications easy. Apply for a few $1,000 scholarships—This list of $1K scholarships packs a valuable punch and they're not too hard to complete. Here’s a list of eight simple and fun $1,000 scholarships to get you started:

$1,000 College JumpStart Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/2020 Available to: High School Sophomores through College Seniors The College JumpStart Scholarship is available to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and current college students. To be considered for this award, you must be committed to going to school and using your education to better your life and that of your family and/or community and be able express your goals for getting a higher education. Get more information on the College JumpStart Scholarship.

$1,000 April Scholarship

Deadline: 4/20/2020 Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors 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. Get more information on the $1,000 April Scholarship.

$1,000 One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest

Deadline: 5/15/2020 Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors The One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates. To be considered, you must create and submit a video of 60 seconds or less that explores how a growing human population may cause other problems for humanity and our planet. Get more information on the One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest.

$1,000 Spirit of Giving Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/2020 Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors The Spirit of Giving Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 750 words on one of the following three topics in order to be considered for this award: How have you advanced the spirit of giving in your community or abroad either through service or in giving? How has the spirit of giving affected you personally? How will your college or post-secondary education allow you to be of service to others or give to others? Get more information on the $1,000 Spirit of Giving Scholarship.

$1,000 Love Your Career Scholarship

Deadline: 9/10/2020 Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5 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. Get more information on the $1,000 Love Your Career Scholarship.

$1,000 Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/2020 Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5 The Don't Text and Drive Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and complete a short statement on why you pledge not to text and drive in order to qualify for this award. Get more information on the $1,000 Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship.

$1,000 Creative Safety Supply Scholarship

Deadline: 7/15/2020 Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors The Creative Safety Supply Scholarship is open to current college students. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be a citizen of the U.S. and submit answers to the following questions in order to be considered for this award: "What career path have you chosen? What made you choose this path?" in 300-500 words and "How have you used creative thinking/problem solving to help you accomplish your academic or personal goals?" in 500-750 words. Get more information on the $1,000 Creative Safety Supply Scholarship.

$1,000 Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Deadline: Varies Available to: Female Students Ages 16 through 19 By April 1, 2020 The Young Women in Public Affairs Award is available to female students who are between 16 and 19 years of age of April 1st of each year. You must reside in a Zonta district / region, or be a citizen of a Zonta country to be eligible for this award. You must also demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes. Get more information on the $1,000 Young Women in Public Affairs Award.

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