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 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 more than ten scholarships you can apply for today:
Doodle 4 Google ContestDeadline: 3/13/20
Available to: Age Maximum 19
Award Amount: 5 awards between $5,000 and $30,000
The Doodle 4 Google Contest is open to students in grades K through 12. To be considered, you must use your creativity to create your own interpretation of the Google logo. Your doodle must be based on the following theme: "I show kindness by..." Learn more about the Doodle 4 Google Contest.
2020 Toyota TeenDrive365 Video ChallengeDeadline: 2/26/2020
Available to: High School Students
Award Amount: Up to $15,000 The 2020 Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge seeks to empower students to hold themselves and one another accountable to prevent distracted driving. The video contest is open to all high school students, from 9th - 12th grade. A variety of prizes will be awarded to winners up to $15,000. Learn more about the 2020 Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge.
Course Hero $5k & iPad Mini SweepstakesDeadline: 2/29/2020
Available to: High School Students through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000 or an Apple iPad Mini Kickstart 2020 with $5,000 cash or a new Apple iPad Mini. Plus, receive free access to Course Hero's 30M+ study materials to help you get unstuck. All you have to do is create a free account to Course Hero and upload your study docs. The more of your own original study docs you upload, the more chance you have to win! Learn more about the Course Hero $5k & iPad Mini Sweepstakes.
Project Yellow Light Billboard Design ScholarshipDeadline: 3/01/20
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000 The Project Yellow Light Billboard Design Contest Scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors and full-time undergraduate students, all majors. To be considered, you must design a billboard advertisement that discourages distracted driving, specifically texting while driving. Learn more about the $2,000 Project Yellow Light Billboard Design Contest Scholarship.
ScholarshipPoints $10,000 ScholarshipDeadline: 3/15/20
Available to: High School, College and Returning Students
Award Amount: $10,000 The ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship is open to all students. Applicants must become a ScholarshipPoints member and login in order to qualify. If you're looking for a fast, easy scholarship to enter, this is it! Learn more about the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.
Because College is Expensive ScholarshipDeadline: 3/31/20
Available to: High School Juniors through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500 The $500 “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship is open to students in their junior or senior year in high school, current undergrads and grad students, as well as those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on the Scholarship Winners page. One entry per person is all that is necessary. Learn more about the Because College is Expensive Scholarship.
"Frame My Future" ScholarshipDeadline: 4/1/20
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000 The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending a U.S. college. To enter, you must submit an original creative image that expresses what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. Some example entry piece ideas are: photograph, short typed explanation, collage, drawing, graphic design piece, painting, or anything you can create within one image. Your entry must be your own work and must relate to the theme: "This is how I Frame My Future." Learn more about the "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest.
Pulse of Perseverance ScholarshipDeadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Pulse of Perseverance Scholarship is available to high school and college students. To be considered, you must read the book, "Pulse of Perseverance: Three Black Doctors on Their Journey to Success" and submit a 250 - word essay focusing on how you are currently making a difference in your community and why you believe you have the #pulseofperseverance. You must also submit a 60 - second video on why you possess the #pulseofperseverance and what the scholarship will mean to you. Learn more about the Pulse of Perseverance Scholarship.
Gamers Helping Gamers ScholarshipDeadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduates, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies
The Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship is available to students with an interest in Magic: The Gathering. You must submit a personal statement that touches on your background in Magic, the role Magic has had in your life, why you would be a good recipient and your future academic and career goals. Your statement must also answer the following questions: "What is your favorite magic card or mechanic and why?", "What is your least favorite magic card or mechanic and why?" and "What lessons can we learn from Magic to help us solve real world problems?". Get details on applying for the Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship.
Gold Medal Portfolio AwardDeadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 16 awards of $10,000
The Gold Medal Portfolio Award is open to graduating high school seniors. You must submit a portfolio of eight distinct art or written works that exemplify originality, technical skill and personal voice in order to be considered for this award. Art portfolios must communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation and written portfolios must demonstrate versatility and diversity in writing technique and style. Get details on applying for the Gold Medal Portfolio Award.
American Legion National High School Oratorical ContestDeadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: Awards from $14,000 - $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 details on applying for the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.
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.
Scholars ProgramDeadline: Rolling
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: 90 Awards of $35,000 The Siebel Scholars Program is open to the most talented students at the world's leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. Learn more about the Siebel Scholars Program.
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