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National Scholarship Month Challenge: Apply for 10 Awards

Here's our challenge to you: find 10 awards you qualify for on this list, big or small, and apply for each during the month of November.

Elizabeth Hoyt

October 29, 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 scholarships you can apply for right now. Here's our challenge to you: find ten awards you qualify for below, big or small, and apply for each during the month of November. (Tip: Remember, small awards can really add up and often have less competition than larger awards. Get started on conquering your National Scholarship Month Challenge now:

Youth Forward Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,500 The Youth Forward Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. You must submit an essay of no more than 500 words on your commitment to volunteerism in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Youth Forward Scholarship.

Express Medical Supply Scholarship

Deadline: 12/30/18
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500 The Express Medical Supply Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited university or college. You must Tweet a picture that represents the "heart" of your hometown and explain your choice in 108 characters or less in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Express Medical Supply Scholarship.

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.

Foot Locker Foundation: A $20,000 Scholarship Could Be Yours!

Deadline: 12/14/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $20,000 For the eighth consecutive year, Foot Locker will be awarding incoming college freshman with $20,000 in scholarship funding to pursue a 4-year college degree - not because they scored the most touchdowns or goals, but because sports have helped them grow into strong leaders at school and in their communities. As a bonus, one of our 20 winners will be selected for the Ken C. Hicks scholarship for demonstrating superior educational achievement, outstanding leadership, and a true love of the game. This winner will receive an additional $5000 award (for a total of $25,000). This year's 20 winners will join the program's seven previous classes of Foot Locker Scholar Athletes, which will result in 160 total scholarship recipients since the program's inception in 2011. Applicants are evaluated based on whether they are Foot Locker Scholar Athlete material. The ideal candidates would be proactive, highly motivated, inspiring, charismatic, honest, trustworthy, genuine, strong and courageous. Additionally, promising applicants embody good sportsmanship, strong moral character, are passionate/committed to empowering his or her community, are confident and enthusiastic leaders, come from diverse backgrounds and display academic excellence. Get more information on the $20,000 Foot Locker Foundation Scholarship.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NACE Foundation Academic Scholarship

Deadline: 1/01/19
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 5 awards of $5,000 The NACE Foundation Academic Scholarship is available to full - time students enrolled in a program related to corrosion or corrosion control. Selection will be based on your academic record, professional and personal activities, work experience, a personal profile statement and two letters of recommendation. Preference is given to students with prior work experience in the field of corrosion. Learn more about the NACE Foundation Academic Scholarship.

MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/05/19
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,500 The MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest is available to full-time students enrolled at an accredited four-year university or college. You must submit a response to the following prompt "Helen Keller said, "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." What does that mean to you?" on your preferred social media platform in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest.

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.

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.

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

Deadline: 1/20/19
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000 The Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship is available to full - time high school and undergraduate students who are ages 25 and under. To be considered, you must submit an original, three - to six - minute short film that addresses global women's issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, or a variety of other issues. Get more information on the Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship.

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.

National Ag Day Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/31/19
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $1,000 The National Ag Day Essay Contest is available to high school students. To be considered, you must submit an original essay of 450 words or less, or a two-minute video, on the following topic: “How Will Agriculture Feed the World?” Learn more about the National Ag Day Essay Contest.

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest

Deadline: 2/09/19
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 14 Awards from $250 - $3,000 The Courageous Persuaders Video Contest is available to high school students. To be considered, you must create a 30-second television commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving. Learn more about the Courageous Persuaders Video Contest.

We the Students Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 2/14/19
Available to: High School Freshmen to High School Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000
The We the Students Scholarship Contest is open to high school students between the ages of 14 and 19. To be considered, you must submit a 500 - to 800 - word essay that focuses on the ideas of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and their relevance today. Get details on applying for the We the Students Scholarship Contest.

The Christophers High School Poster Contest

Deadline: 2/18/19
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 8 Awards from $100-$1,000 The Christophers High School Poster Contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12. To enter, you must create a 16" x 20" poster that illustrates the idea that one person can change the world for the better, and includes the following statement: "You can make a difference." Each poster must be the work of one student and the poster concept, design and any photos or artwork used must be the original work of the student entering the competition. Posters will be judged on overall impact, effectiveness in conveying the theme, originality, and artistic merit. Learn more about the The Christophers High School Poster Contest.

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Deadline: 2/28/19
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship is open to current high school seniors. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words with two to three photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed your lives or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship.

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.

Tzu Chi USA Scholars Program

Deadline: 3/01/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $1,000 The Tzu Chi USA Scholars Program is available to graduating high school seniors and continuing undergraduate students. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Selection will be based on financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Get more information on the Tzu Chi USA Scholars Program.

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.

Spirit of Giving Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 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 Spirit of Giving Scholarship.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $18,000 The National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. You must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens 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 an additional $1,500 scholarship. Get more information on the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.

Seed Grants

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 Amphibian Conservation Alliance is giving out seed grants all year. Ranging from USD $500-$1,000 to help kick start projects or allow teams to try new innovative approaches to address conservation, research and educational challenges. Get more information on the Seed Grants.

ASEE/NSF Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 4 through Year 5
Award Amount: $75,000 The ASEE/NSF Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship is available to recent engineering PhD's who are pursuing an opportunity to conduct research in a corporate setting. Fellows must hold a PhD awarded in a S.T.E.M. field within the last seven years to be considered for this award. Get more information on the ASEE/NSF Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship.

Anna and Charles Stockwitz Children and Youth Fund

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $6,000
The purpose of the Anna and Charles Stockwitz Children and Youth Fund is to assist Jewish children and teens with a valuable educational, social, or psychological experience, or to assist them in attending undergraduate school. The fund provides a maximum amount of $6,000 for a grant, loan or both. You must reside in San Francisco, Marin, Peninsula or Sonoma counties if applying for a grant, and you must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area to be eligible for a loan. Deadlines for grants vary; therefore, it is encouraged that you apply early. Get more information on the Anna and Charles Stockwitz Children and Youth Fund.

Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 15 & Over
Award Amount: $10,000 The Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship is available to students who are studying at an accredited or nationally-recognized dance school or institution. You must be at least 15 years of age and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. Only invited institutions may nominate students to apply for scholarships. Get more information on the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship.
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