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10 College Scholarships You Can Apply for Today

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

Elizabeth Hoyt

April 15, 2018

10 College Scholarships You Can Apply for Today

Below, find 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 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. Learn Between the Lines Scholarship Slam

Deadline: 7/11/18
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000

April is National Poetry Month — the largest literary celebration in the whole world (!) — and a time when people from all walks of life unite to celebrate the impact poetry has had on them. Through reading and writing poetry we are able to learn new things about ourselves, each other, and the world around us. What is something that poetry has taught you? Did writing a poem about a problem actually help you solve it? Have you learned something about a friend by stepping into their shoes and writing a poem from their perspective? Maybe you read a poem that changed your life and set you on a new path? Tell us in a poem about what poetry has taught you for your chance to win.

Learn more about the Learn Between the Lines Scholarship Slam.

2. $1,000 Financial Freedom Scholarship

Deadline: 8/01/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The $1,000 Financial Freedom Scholarship is open to current full-time college students. You must submit an essay of between 1,000 and 2,000 words on what financial freedom means to you, why it is important and how you will achieve it in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the $1,000 Financial Freedom Scholarship.

3. Student Transportation Video Contest

Deadline: 8/31/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $500

The Student Transportation Video Contest is open to all students. To enter, you must submit a two- to four-minute video that examines transportation impacts, trends or safety in the United States.

Learn more about the Student Transportation Video Contest.

4. Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Deadline: 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.

5. MyProjectorLamps.com Scholarship

Deadline: 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 Competition

Deadline: 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 Contest

Deadline: 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 Contest

Deadline: 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 Sweepstakes

Deadline: 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 Competition

Deadline: 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.

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