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 ten scholarships you can apply for today:
Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation & CreativityDeadline: 5/01/19
Available to: High School Juniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 6 awards from $1,000 - $5,000
The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is available to high school juniors and seniors and entering and current college freshmen. You must be a resident of or be planning to attend school in Connecticut or the New York City metropolitan area. To be eligible, you must demonstrate how you have solved artistic, scientific, or technical problems in new or unusual ways; how you have come up with distinctive solutions to problems faced by your school, community, or family; or how you have developed an innovative way to save the environment or improve people's health. Get details on applying for the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation & Creativity.
Paradigm ChallengeDeadline: 5/01/19
Available to: Ages 18 & Under
Award Amount: 100 awards from $500 - $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 details on applying for the Paradigm Challenge.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody ScholarshipDeadline: 5/20/19
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 6 awards from $5,000 - $10,000
The Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Get details on applying for the Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody 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.