Scholarships

10+ College Scholarships You Can Apply for Today

Remember, the more you apply for, the better your odds are of winning a scholarship.

Shawna Newman

September 22, 2020

Helping to make college more affordable, this list holds 10+ scholarships for high school & college students.
10+ College Scholarships You Can Apply for Today
Below, find over ten amazing scholarships, for all types of students, which also span age range qualifications from high school freshmen all the way through each year of graduate school. This is scholarships at their simplest, which we also happen to think is at their finest. Because when scholarships are simplified, it makes everything a whole lot easier, don’t you agree? Let's make this even simpler by answering one of the most commonly asked questions about scholarships: timing.

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:

  1. $1,000 You Deserve It Scholarship
  2. Deadline: 9/30/20
    Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
    Award Amount: $1,000 The 'You Deserve It!' no-essay Scholarship from ScholarshipOwl awards $1,000 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! Get more information on the $1,000 You Deserve It Scholarship.

  3. September 2020 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes
  4. Deadline: 9/30/20
    Available to: Must be at least 13
    Award Amount: 2 $500 awards
    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. Learn more about the September 2020 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes.

  5. $2,500 Scholarship: Donate Personal Care Products to Your Local Boys and Girls Club or Shelter
  6. Deadline: 9/30/20
    Available to: Minimum Age 18 - Maximum Age 25
    Award Amount: $2,500
    You could win a $2,500 scholarship by donating personal care and cleaning products to your local Boys & Girls Club or shelter, which we’ll help you locate. COVID-19 has hit Black communities, people of color, and low-income families the hardest, both in terms of health and finances. People of color are almost twice as likely to report job loss and economic hardship due to the pandemic, making it especially difficult to afford crucial products for health and hygiene this back-to-school season. This is where you come in: use our step-by-step guide to collect five personal care products (like soap and hand sanitizer) and cleaning products (like wipes and detergent) with help from your friends and adults in your life. Include a personal note of support and encouragement and donate the items to your local Boys & Girls Club or shelter. Let’s Do This! Learn more about the $2,500 Scholarship: Donate Personal Care Products to Your Local Boys and Girls Club or Shelter.

  7. $1,000 Easy Election Quiz: Back-to-School Edition
  8. Deadline: 9/30/20
    Available to: Minimum Age 18 - Maximum Age 25
    Award Amount: $1,000 You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by taking our back-to-school themed online quiz to educate yourself on everything you need to know to vote in the upcoming elections as you return to the classroom, whether IRL or digitally. All you have to do is take our easy online quiz. It takes less than two minutes! You'll be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship. Only applicable to 18 to 25 year olds. Let's Do This. Get more information on the $1,000 Easy Election Quiz: Back-to-School Edition.

  9. $1,000 Pledge to Vote Scholarship for AZ, IA, ME, MI, MN, NH, NC, TX or WI Students!
  10. Deadline: 9/30/20
    Available to: Minimum Age 18 - Maximum Age 25
    Award Amount: $1,000 Current residents or students attending post-secondary school in Arizona, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Texas or Wisconsin could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by pledging to vote this November. All you have to do is share why you plan on voting this fall. It takes less than 2 minutes! Fill out the online pledge form to automatically enter to win a $1,000 scholarship. Only applicable for 18 to 25 year olds. Let’s Do This. Get more information on the $1,000 Pledge to Vote Scholarship for AZ, IA, ME, MI, MN, NH, NC, TX or WI Students!.

  11. AES Engineers Scholarship
  12. Deadline: 10/05/20
    Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
    Award Amount: $500
    The AES Engineers Scholarship is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You must submit a required essay of between 500 and 1,000 words in answer to the following question: "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?" You need not be majoring in engineering to qualify for this award. Selection is based on character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Learn more about the AES Engineers Scholarship.

  13. CARiD Scholarship
  14. Deadline: 10/31/20
    Available to: College Freshmen through College Juniors
    Award Amount: $1,000
    The CARiD Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must be between the ages of 16 and 20 and submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry to qualify for this award. Submissions could be of your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you've ever seen, etc. Learn more about the CARiD Scholarship.

  15. Student Transportation Video Contest
  16. Deadline: 11/30/20
    Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5 Award Amount: $500
    The Student Transportation Video Contest is open to all students. To enter, you must submit a video of no more than 2.5 minutes that examines transportation impacts, trends or safety in the United States. Get more information on the Student Transportation Video Contest.

  17. Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship
  18. Deadline: 12/01/20
    Available to: High School Seniors through College Graduate Students, Year 5
    Award Amount: $1,000
    The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship is available to students currently attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety to qualify for this award. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving. Student must have a valid driver’s license. Learn more about the Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship.

  19. PixelPlex STEM Scholarship
  20. Deadline: 12/05/20
    Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
    Award Amount: $2,000
    The PixelPlex STEM Scholarship is open to current students enrolled in a STEM, economics or business field. You must submit an essay of at least 800 words on one of the following topics in order to be considered for this award: "Blockchain: Focus on one industry or sector of your choice and describe how blockchain, in your opinion, will revolutionize it, and what existing problems will be solved within the next 3-5 years" or "Artificial Intelligence: Choose an industry or sector where the application of artificial intelligence might be uncommon, in your opinion, and describe which existing problems will be solved as a result". Learn more about the PixelPlex STEM Scholarship.

  21. ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship
  22. Deadline: 12/15/20
    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.

  23. Rubincam Youth Award
  24. Deadline: 12/15/20
    Available to: Ages 13-18
    Award Amount: 2 Awards from $250 - $500
    The Rubincam Youth Award is available to students in grades seven to 12 or between the ages of 13 and 18. To be considered, you must submit a single-line genealogy in a biographical format for five generations. Submissions should demonstrate understanding of various original and derivative source records. It should apply critical analysis and intellectual skills in compiling the family genealogy. Events should be placed in historical and genealogical context. Learn more about the Rubincam Youth Award.

  25. “A Voice For Cats” Essay Contest Scholarship
  26. Deadline: 12/31/20
    Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
    Award Amount: $1,000
    The “A Voice For Cats” Essay Contest Scholarship is open to students who are entering or currently enrolled in college. You must have a background volunteering or working at n animal rescue organization for at least 20 hours and submit an essay of between 300 and 500 words on feline welfare and the humane treatment of cats in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the “A Voice For Cats” Essay Contest Scholarship.

  27. Gold Medal Portfolio Award
  28. Deadline: 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.

  29. American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest
  30. Deadline: 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.

  31. Scholars Program
  32. Deadline: 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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