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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.

Shawna Newman

January 06, 2021

Helping to make college more affordable, this list holds 10+ scholarships for high school & college students.
10+ College Scholarships You Can Apply for Today
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. Become a Fastweb member to make paying for school easier! Don’t miss out on the scholarships YOU specially qualify for, important pre-college tasks and current college student must-dos. Make paying for school easier! Sign up in less than 2 minutes . Check out more than ten scholarships you can apply for today:

  1. A $20,000 Scholarship Could Be Yours!
  2. Deadline: 1/8/21
    Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen Award Amount: 20,000
    For the tenth consecutive year, Foot Locker will be awarding incoming college freshman with $20,000 in scholarship funding to pursue a 4-year college degree - not because they scored the most touchdowns or goals, but because sports have helped them grow into strong leaders at school and in their communities. As a bonus, one of our 20 winners will be selected for the Ken C. Hicks scholarship for demonstrating superior educational achievement, outstanding leadership, and a true love of the game. This winner will receive an additional $5000 award (for a total of $25,000). This year's 20 winners will join the program's ninth previous classes of Foot Locker Scholar Athletes, which will result in 200 total scholarship recipients since the program's inception in 2011. Applicants are evaluated based on whether they are Foot Locker Scholar Athlete material. The ideal candidates would be proactive, highly motivated, inspiring, charismatic, honest, trustworthy, genuine, strong and courageous. Additionally, promising applicants embody good sportsmanship, strong moral character, are passionate/committed to empowering his or her community, are confident and enthusiastic leaders, come from diverse backgrounds and display academic excellence.

  3. StudentCam Competition
  4. Deadline: 1/20/21
    Available to: High School Freshmen through Seniors Award Amount: $5,000
    The StudentCam Competition is open to students in grades six through 12. To enter, you must submit a five- to six-minute video on the following topic: “Explore the issue you most want the president and new Congress to address in 2021”.

  5. $2,222 No Essay ‘You Deserve It’ Scholarship
  6. Deadline: 1/29/21
    Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
    Award Amount: $2,222 The 'You Deserve It!' no-essay Scholarship from ScholarshipOwl awards $2,000 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!

  7. ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship
  8. Deadline: 3/15/21
    Available to: High School Freshmen through College 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!

  9. January 2021 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes
  10. Deadline: 1/31/21
    Available to: Minimum Age 13
    Award Amount: 2 Awards of $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.

  11. $1,000 Easy Scholarship: Collect Food Items for Your Local Food Bank
  12. Deadline: 1/31/21
    Available to: Maximum Age 25
    Award Amount: $1,500
    You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by collecting food and donating it to your local food bank. Over 18 million children in the US face food insecurity, a problem made worse by COVID-19. Use our easy guide to collect the most-needed food items and safely drop them at your local food bank. You'll automatically earn verified volunteer hours, and you'll be entered for the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Let's Do This!

  13. $2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship
  14. Deadline: 1/31/21
    Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
    Award Amount: $2,000 We know you are busy and we know that times are tough. That is why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students. Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses. The scholarship is open to all high school and college students and those planning to enroll in the next 12 months.

  15. ScholarshipPoints $1,000 Scholarship
  16. Deadline: 1/31/21
    Available to: High School Juniors through College Graduate Students, Year 5
    Award Amount: $1,000
    ScholarshipPoints will award a $1,000 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!

  17. The $25,000 "Be Bold" No-Essay Scholarship
  18. Deadline: 1/31/21
    Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
    Award Amount: $25,000
    At Bold.org, we believe that the world will be shaped by the bold—the fighters, the risk-takers, the earnest overachievers who won’t take no for an answer—the ones who know that a mountain is climbed a step at a time. Bold.org is built for students, like you, who are determined to make the climb.

  19. $2,021 New Year New You CollegeXpress Scholarship
  20. Deadline: 1/31/21
    Available to: High School Freshmen through Seniors
    Award Amount: $25,000
    2020 is out and 2021 is in! The new year is a brand new beginning with tons of opportunities. When you register on CollegeXpress and answer this one question you will be entered into our monthly scholarship contest. Just tell us “What are your plans to make 2021 a better year”. All entries must be made in January 2021 to be valid.

  21. Winston Classical Voice Scholarship
  22. Deadline: 2/1/21
    Available to: Minimum Age 16 - Maximum Age 22
    Award Amount: Varies The Winston Classical Voice Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 16 and 22. You must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success in order to be considered for this award. This award is to be used for private study, special training or personal advancement of your career.

  23. Stossel in the Classroom Essay Contest
  24. Deadline: 3/8/21
    Available to: Maximum Age of 14
    Award Amount: 88 Awards from $50 - $2,500
    The Stossel in the Classroom Essay Contest is open to students between the ages of 12 and 18. To be considered, you must watch a short video, then write a 500 - to 1000 - word essay about entrepreneurship and innovation.

  25. Thiel Fellowship
  26. Deadline: Varies
    Available to: Maximum Age 22 Award Amount: $100,000
    The Thiel Fellowship is open to those who are aged 22 or younger. This is a two-year program that allows students who are no longer enrolled or who are looking to take a break from their studies the opportunity to work on and/or build their own projects or companies. You must be interested in pursuing an innovative and entrepreneurial idea with a clear plan to change to the world in order to be considered for this award. This fellowship requires that students take two years away from college so they can fully focus on their projects.

  27. American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest
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.

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