Scholarships

The 20 College Scholarships for the Class of 2020

Check out 20 of our favorite scholarships that students from the Class of 2020 can apply for right now.

The Fastweb Team

April 07, 2020

The 20 College Scholarships for the Class of 2020
You’re in the Class of 2020 and you’re wondering how you’re going to pay for college. Don’t worry – Fastweb has you covered with scholarships! We’ve highlighted just 20+ of the thousands of scholarships that you qualify for. You can also find more 2020 college scholarships on Fastweb. Check out our favorite scholarships below that students from the Class of 2020 can apply for right now:

NSHSS Foundation STEAM Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/20
Available to: High School Seniors though College Freshmen
Award Amount: $5,000
The NSHSS Foundation STEAM Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors. You must plan to enter a college to study in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the NSHSS Foundation STEAM Scholarship.

$1,000 April Scholarship

Deadline: 4/20/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 Each new school year is an opportunity for a fresh start, so we're giving away a $1,000 scholarship to help kickoff the new school year. Get more information on the $1,000 April Scholarship.

Heavy Metal Giveaway

Deadline: 4/30/20
Available to: Students Ages 15 through 24
Award Amount: $1,000 E-cigs and vape devices end up as trash. The devices, the pods, the packaging. Which 1) Is not super eco-friendly and 2) Because they can leak heavy metals and nicotine, e-cigs may qualify as both e-waste *and* biohazard waste. We’re still learning all the ways vaping can impact the health of nonsmokers, but all we need to do is look around--e-cig pods are everywhere--to see they’re having an impact on our environment. Learn more about the Heavy Metal Giveaway.

April 2020 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: 4/30/20
Available to: Students Ages 13, Minimum
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 April 2020 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes.

We The Students Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 4/15/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $500 up to $7,500 The We The Students Scholarship Contest is open to high school students between the ages of 14 and 19. To be considered, you must submit a 500 - to 800 - word essay on the following topic: "What does civil discourse mean to you?" Get more information on the We The Students Scholarship Contest.

$1,500 Easy Scholarship: Share a Link to Help Your Friends Register to Vote!

Deadline: 4/30/20
Available to: Students Maximum Age of 25
Award Amount: $1,500 You could win a $1,500 scholarship just by helping your friends register to vote! Simply share the link that we provide by text, email, or social media to help your friends register online to vote. It only takes 2 minutes for them to register! You'll automatically enter to win a $1,500 scholarship. Yep, it's that easy! Learn more about the $1,500 Easy Scholarship: Share a Link to Help Your Friends Register to Vote!.

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Send Tips on How to Manage Stress to Help Create a Mental Health Guide

Deadline: 4/30/20
Available to: Students Maximum Age of 25
Award Amount: $1,000 Your classmates and friends could use some mental health support in 2020, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. While you're social distancing, you could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by sending us tips on how you get through these particularly stressful times. We'll use your advice to create New State of Mind, a first-of-its-kind mental health guide hat's for students, by students. We'll send this guide to students and educators to make an immediate difference for young people across the country. By sharing your tips, you'll be automatically entered to win a $1,000 scholarship. Let's Do This! Get more information on the $1,000 Easy Scholarship: Send Tips on How to Manage Stress to Help Create a Mental Health Guide.

“Celebrate the West” High School Art Competition

Deadline: 4/30/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: From $200-$1,200 The "Celebrate the West" High School Art Competition is open to students in Western Governors' Association member - states and three U.S. Territories in the Pacific served by the nonpartisan policy association. To be considered, you must create an original two - dimensional artwork that is inspired by your state or informed by living in the West. Get more information on the “Celebrate the West” High School Art Competition.

Paradigm Challenge

Deadline: 5/1/21
Available to: Students Maximum Age 18
Award Amount: $500 up to $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. Learn more about the Paradigm Challenge.

Becca's Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship

Deadline: 5/8/20
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The Becca's Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship is available to college - bound high school seniors. You must have made an outstanding contribution to your local community through volunteer service to be considered for this award. A minimum 2.0 GPA is also required. Learn more about the Becca's Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship.

$1,000 One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest

Deadline: 5/15/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates. To be considered, you must create and submit a video of 60 seconds or less that explores how a growing human population may cause other problems for humanity and our planet. Get more information on the One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/20
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.

"Stuck at Prom" Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 7/21/20
Available to: Students Ages 14 through 19
Award Amount: Up to $10,000 The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest is open to students who will be attending a high school, home school association, or other school-sanctioned prom. Students may enter the Contest as an individual only. Each individual must create and wear prom attire consisting of either a complete dress or a complete tuxedo and accessories made using Duck brand duct tape and/or Duck brand crafting tape. Other materials, in addition to Duck brand duct tape, may be used or incorporated into the design. You must also submit at least one photo showing you wearing your Duck Tape Prom Attire. Learn more about the "Stuck at Prom" Scholarship Contest.

Spirit of Giving Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The Spirit of Giving Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 750 words on one of the following three topics in order to be considered for this award: How have you advanced the spirit of giving in your community or abroad either through service or in giving? How has the spirit of giving affected you personally? How will your college or post-secondary education allow you to be of service to others or give to others? Get more information on the Spirit of Giving Scholarship.

Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $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 & Drive Scholarship.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Deadline: 2/20/21
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 2 Awards at $5,000 The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors. You must have been active in promoting vegetarianism in your school and / or community; and have demonstrated compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet / lifestyle to be considered for this award. Learn more information about the Vegetarian Resource.

Young Women In Public Affairs Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Females Ages 16 through 19
Award Amount: $1,000 The Young Women In Public Affairs Award is available to female students who are between 16 and 19 years of age of April 1st of each year. You must reside in a Zonta district / region, or be a citizen of a Zonta country to be eligible for this award. You must also demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes. Learn more about Young Women In Public Affairs Award .

O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship

Available to: High School Seniors – College Freshmen
Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: 8 awards of $5,000 The O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship is available to female high school seniors who plan to enroll full - time in a four - year undergraduate program. You must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship.

Prom Pics Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Juniors through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $250 The Prom Pics Contest is open to high school students. To be eligible, you must submit a high resolution photo from your prom event. Prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories: promposal, pre-prom, prom dance, and post-prom. Get more information on the Prom Pics Contest.

Gold Medal Portfolio Award

Available to: High School Seniors – College Freshmen
Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: 16 awards of $510,000 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. Learn more about the Gold Medal Portfolio Award.

American Legion National Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Rolling
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 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. Learn more about the American Legion National Oratorical Contest.

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.

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