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National Scholarship Month Challenge: Apply for 10 Awards

Find 10 awards you qualify for on this list, big or small, and apply for each during the month of November.

Shawna Newman

November 01, 2021

Start National Scholarship Month off right. Apply for scholarships from this list--it totals more than $196,000 in scholarship opportunities!
National Scholarship Month Challenge: Apply for 10 Awards
November is National Scholarship Month! Okay – we get it. National Scholarship Month may not be the highlight of your year like it is for those of 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. In honor of National Scholarship Month, we’ve listed out scholarships you can apply for right now. Here are scholarship best practices to help you improve your search strategies.
Your challenge? Find ten awards you qualify for below, big or small, and apply for each this November. Start conquering your National Scholarship Month Challenge now:

Most Valuable Student Competition

Deadline: 11/15/21
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $12,500 The Most Valuable Student Competition is open to high school seniors who are citizens of the United States. Selection for this award is based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. An essay of up to 500 words is also required.

$1,000 Own Your Own Scholarship Journey Sweepstakes

Deadline: 11/22/21
Available to: All Fastweb Members (minimum age 16 years)
Award Amount: $1,000 In less than a month, you can form a positive habit; what better way to start the new school year than with a habit of applying for scholarships?! Take ownership of your scholarship journey. Share your scholarship application goal for your chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship. Simply answer this multiple-choice question (there’s no wrong answer): “My scholarship application goal is to submit [select number] per month.” The scholarship is open to all high school and college students. You must be a registered Fastweb member and at least sixteen (16) years of age to enter. You can submit one entry per day until the sweepstakes deadline.

Goodwall #ScholarshipNow Challenge

Deadline: 11/28/21
Available to: Ages 16-20
Award Amount: $2,000 Participate in the #ScholarshipNow challenge for a chance to win $2000! To participate, download the Goodwall app and simply share a video telling us how winning this scholarship would help you achieve your educational goals, on the hashtag #ScholarshipNow.

$2,222 No Essay ‘You Deserve It’ Scholarship

Deadline: 11/29/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students
Award Amount: $2,222 The 'You Deserve It!' no-essay Scholarship from ScholarshipOwl awards $2,222 and takes only one minute to register. Without any further effort, you can apply to hundreds more scholarships automatically. Apply to scholarships without having to fill out repetitive application forms one application at a time. Why spend hours applying to one scholarship when you can apply to hundreds at the same time! On top of that, get automatically reapplied every time a scholarship renews. ScholarshipOwl is the only scholarship service helping you by automating the actual registration process for you. You can also get help from an account manager to help you with your applications, essays, and find more scholarships tailored for you. Don't wait, sign up now and be part of the future of scholarship applications today!

Sallie Mae $5,432 No-Essay Sweepstakes

Deadline: 11/30/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students
Award Amount: $5,432 Enter for a chance to win $5,432 when you register for Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae.* Get access to 6 million scholarships worth $30 billion. *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received. See official rules for details.

$2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 11/30/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students
Award Amount: $2,000 We know you are busy and we know that times are tough. That is why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students. Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses. The scholarship is open to all high school and college students and those planning to enroll in the next 12 months.

Driver Education Initiative Award: In the Driver's Seat

Deadline: 11/30/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $3,000 The Driver Education Initiative Award: In the Driver's Seat, is open to current high school and college students. You must submit an essay of no more than 500 words that answers the following questions: What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number deaths as a result of driving? What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving? Have you ever had an experience of being in car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly? What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help others become safer on the road?

$5,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship

Deadline: 11/30/21
Available to: All Fastweb Members (minimum age 16 years)
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.

November 2021 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: 11/30/21
Available to: All Fastweb members (minimum age 16 years)
Award Amount: $500 The Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes is open to registered Fastweb members who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and who are at least sixteen (16) years of age. You must log into your Fastweb account to obtain your personal referral link. For each person who registers for Fastweb via your personal referral link during the Promotion Period, you and your referral will be entered as a pair into the monthly drawing.

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Educate Yourself About STEM Careers and Diversify Representation

Deadline: 12/1/21
Available to: All Students, Maximum Age 25
Award Amount: $2,500 Students from communities underrepresented in STEM careers may be unaware of STEM job opportunities beyond the basics, and they often don’t “see” themselves represented in the field. But you can help fix this! You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship helping your friend find their dream STEM job. Take an online quiz, answering a few questions about your friend’s interests, and we’ll tell you the perfect STEM job for them -- like a food scientist, gameplay engineer, or green energy technician! Then share a photo or screenshot of you telling a friend about their personalized STEM career with an infographic that includes a job description and average salary range. You’ll help your friends discover how they can get paid to follow their passions while doing world-changing work *and* be entered for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship. Win-win!

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: It's (NOT) All in Your Head

Deadline: 12/1/21
Available to: All Students, Maximum Age 25
Award Amount: $2,500 Everyone, but especially young people, is experiencing pandemic-related trauma. They will need mental health support more than ever as they return to school this year. Yet, there is a lack of adequate mental health resources in schools for students of color and low-income students who live in under-resourced communities. Take the lead in sharing mental health resources with your community *and* win a $2,500 scholarship!

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Mental Wellness for All

Deadline: 12/1/21
Available to: All Students, Maximum Age 25
Award Amount: $2,500 Coming back to school after the pandemic, young people, coping with stress, trauma and mental illness, are discovering that the wellness resources provided by their school are simply not enough. Raise your voices and tell your elected officials that they must increase mental health funding in schools now *and* win a $2,500 scholarship!

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/21
Available to: All High School Students, College Students & College Graduate Students
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!

Stars Soaring With Resilience Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/21
Available to: High School Students> Award Amount: $1,000 The Stars Soaring with Resilience Scholarship is open to high school students between the ages of 14 and 18 whose lives have been impacted by COVID-19. Only the first 1,000 applications will be accepted.

Science Ambassador Scholarship

Deadline: 12/13/21
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: Full-Tuition The Science Ambassador Scholarship is available to female high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in a STEM field. To be considered, you must submit a three - minute video of yourself explaining a topic in science that you are passionate about.

$10,000 No-Essay Scholarship – ScholarshipPoints

Deadline: 12/15/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students> 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!

Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/14/21
Available to: High School Students
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. GED students under the age of 20 may also apply.

$2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: 5/31/22
Available to: Maximum Age 17 Years
Award Amount: $2,500 Request Christian college information and enter our $2,500 annual Christian college scholarship drawing. The winner may use the scholarship to attend any Christian college in the U.S. or Canada. The drawing is open to high school freshman, sophomores and juniors (students graduating in 2022).

George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Students
Award Amount: $5,000 The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest is open to high school students. You must submit an 800 - to 1200 - word essay discussing an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Essays will be judged on historical accuracy, clarity of thought, organization and proven topic, grammar and spelling, and documentation.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $25,000 The National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. To be considered, you must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with emphasis on a citizen's duties and obligations to our government. A complete list of topics are available on the Legion's Web site. Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives a $2,000 scholarship. If you're looking for even more scholarships to complete your National Scholarship Month Challenge, look no further than Fastweb's Featured Scholarships

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