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National Scholarship Month Challenge: Apply for 10 Awards

In honor of National Scholarship Month, we’ve listed out 10 scholarships, each worth $10,000 or more, that you can apply for now.

Elizabeth Hoyt

October 16, 2018

National Scholarship Month Challenge: Apply for 10 Awards
Okay – we get it. National Scholarship Month may not be the highlight of your year like it is for us, at Fastweb. But, qualifying for money to pay for school is always something students can celebrate! It's important to make sure your scholarship search is on the right track this month, too. Here are scholarship best practices to help you improve your search strategies. In honor of National Scholarship Month, we’ve listed out 10 scholarships that you can apply for now.

1. Google Global Science Fair

Deadline: 12/12/18
Available to: Ages 13-18
Award Amount: $50,000 The Google Global Science Fair is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18. To enter, you must create either a two - minute video or a 20 - slide presentation giving an overview of your project and embed it on the summary page of your project submission. You may submit projects in any one of the following categories: Computer Science and Math, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Flora and Fauna, Energy and Space, Inventions and Innovation, Physics, Robotics, Astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, or Electricity and Electronics. Students may enter individually or in a group of two or three. Get more information on the Google Global Science Fair.

2. Resume Genius Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/18
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 The Resume Genius Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must create a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth to qualify for this award. Learn more about the Resume Genius Scholarship.

3. James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $50,000 The James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship is available to U.S. and Canada students who are graduating high school or have graduated within the last three years and will be full - time college freshman. You must have a minimum 3.3 GPA and a minimum 25 ACT / 1220 SAT score to be eligible for this award. You must also demonstrate substantial work experience and an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and / or similar co - curricular activity. Get more information on the James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship.

4. ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/18
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.

5. Burger King Scholars Program

Deadline: 12/15/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $50,000 The Burger King Scholars Program is open to graduating high school seniors in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. To be eligible, you must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to enroll in a two - or four - year college, university, or vocational school. Get more information on the Burger King Scholars Program.

6. One Young Earth Filmmakers Contest

Deadline: 1/13/19
Available to: Ages 25 & Under
Award Amount: 4 awards from $100 - $1,000 The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is open to 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.

7. Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/18/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $10,000 The Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open to high school students. To be eligible, you must submit a 700 - to 1000 - word essay that describes and analyzes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. GED students under the age of 20 may also apply. Get more information on the Profile in Courage Contest.

8. Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: 1/30/19
Available to: High School Freshmen to 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. Get details on applying for the Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship.

9. Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 3/01/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $10,000 The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States. To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged. Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award. Get more information on the Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest.

10. Paradigm Challenge

Deadline: 5/01/19
Available to: Ages 18 & Under
Award Amount: $100,000 The Paradigm Challenge is open to students up to the age of 18. You may work in a team or alone in creating an original and creative way to help solve real-life problems in homes, schools, communities, and/or around the world. Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives. Additionally, you must submit a brief statement of your idea (140 characters or less) in order to qualify for this award. Get more information on the Paradigm Challenge.

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