When should you apply for scholarships?
Most students want to know when they should start applying for scholarships. The short answer: RIGHT NOW! Students can sign up for Fastweb at the age of 13 and can start accumulating scholarships to help pay for school years before even beginning the college application process. Here's the main take away: the earlier you begin applying, the more scholarships you'll have a shot at being considered for and have time to win. Apply for one or however many of the below scholarships you qualify for! Remember, the more you apply for, the better your odds are of winning a scholarship. To help better organize your scholarship search, please note that the following silly scholarships are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of the list. As deadlines pass, opportunities will be refreshed as often as possible. Check out ten scholarships you can apply for today:
1. Don’t Text and Drive ScholarshipDeadline: 9/30/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $1,000 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. Learn more about the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship.
2. Create Real Impact ContestDeadline: 10/01/18
Available to: Ages 14-22
Award Amount: 13 Awards From $500 - $1,500 The Create Real Impact Contest is open to full - time students between the ages of 14 and 22. To enter, you must create an original work (video, music, creative writing, or artwork) showcasing your idea for a solution or strategy to fix the problem of distracted and reckless driving. Learn more information about the Create Real Impact Contest.
3. O Captain, My Captain Scholarship SlamDeadline: 10/25/18
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000 You've definitely had a mentor — someone or something that has affected your personal development. Mentors aren't just limited to people — there are abstract concepts and ideas that shape you every day. Now we're giving you the chance to say thank you and let this person or thing know how much they've impacted your life. Who or what has had the greatest influence/impact on your life? We can learn from anything, anywhere at any time. People, objects, and experiences — like coaches, parents, close friends, comics, movies, or favorite books — can seriously impact us. But so can concepts and ideas like love, fear, acceptance, depression, anger, and guilt. A mentor can also be something that you're passionate about, that's taught you more about yourself and/or the world around you. What does your mentor mean to you? How have these people or topics shaped you into the person you are today? Write a poem thanking the greatest influencer in your life for your chance to win. Learn more information about the O Captain, My Captain Scholarship Slam.
4. $20,000 Coca-Cola Scholars ProgramDeadline: 10/31/18
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $20,000 The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is open to high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post - secondary institution in the U.S. Home - schooled students may also apply. Learn more about the $20,000 Coca-Cola Scholars Program.
5. MyProjectorLamps.com ScholarshipDeadline: 10/31/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $500 The MyProjectorLamps.com Scholarship is available to students currently attending an accredited a high school, college or university. You must be a minimum 14 years of age, minimum GPA of 3.0, follow or ‘LIKE’ the MyProjectorLamps Facebook page and create a one page essay detailing your ideas about the use of multimedia and data visualization in K-12 classrooms to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the MyProjectorLamps.com Scholarship.
6. CKSF Scholarship CompetitionDeadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500
The CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S. You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win. Get more information on the CKSF Scholarship Competition.
7. Optimist International Oratorical ContestDeadline: Varies
Available To: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: $2,500
The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 19. To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, "How My Passions Impact the World" to be presented at your local Optimist Club's contest. Get more information on the Optimist International Oratorical Contest.
8. American Legion National High School Oratorical ContestDeadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Senior
Award Amount : $18,000
Provided by The American Legion, 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. Learn more information about the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.
9. Fastweb Invite a Friend SweepstakesDeadline: Last day of every month; refreshes monthly
Available to: All Fastweb members (minimum age 13 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 thirteen (13) 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 entered as a pair into the monthly drawing. Get more information on the Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes.
10. CKSF Scholarship CompetitionDeadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500
The CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S. You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win. Learn more information about the CKSF Scholarship Competition.