Forget the rooster: let's make 2017 the year of the scholarship.
September 18, 2017
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A New Year comes brings new beginnings and fresh opportunities for success. It’s the perfect time to reboot your scholarship search! Check out Fastweb’s list of scholarships to apply for throughout the New Year, which most students qualify for.
Together, we can make 2017 the year of the scholarship!
Discouraged because you didn’t win a scholarship last year? Don’t give up – apply more, instead! Most scholarship winners will tell you to apply early and often because the more you apply, the more likely you are to win.
The new and exciting scholarships below are a great start, but don’t forget to continue to check out your scholarship matches throughout the year for even more opportunities.
Here’s to a brilliant New Year, filled with endless opportunities. Embark upon 2017 in the right direction with the below selection of scholarships:
Note: remember to keep checking back, too, because we’ll keep updating with new and exciting scholarship opportunities!
$2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $2,000
The $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. You must create a video that shows how properly planning for a hurricane or other flood disaster can be a valuable tool and upload it to YouTube in order to be considered for this award.
Learn more about the $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship.
The Future is Female Scholarship
Available to: Female students
Award Amount: $3,000
The Future is Female Scholarship is available to female students. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also answer five short essay questions.
Learn more about the The Future is Female Scholarship.
Build U. Scholarship
Available to: Ages 18+
Award Amount: $2,500
The Build U. Scholarship is available to product design, interaction design, engineering, and computer science students. To be considered, you must submit a 1000 word essay on the following topic: “Which company or organization (other than Buildium) you think best exemplifies one of the above core values and how?”
Learn more about the Build U. Scholarship.
Tutor the People Essay Scholarship
Available to: High School Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000
The Tutor the People Essay Scholarship is open to current high school seniors and undergraduate students attending an institution in the United States. You must be at least 16 years of age, be in good academic standing, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit a 500 to 1,000 word personal response to the prompt on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.
Learn more about the Tutor the People Essay Scholarship.
Young Scholars Scholarship
Available to: Maximum Age 30 Years
Award Amount: 5 Awards of $2,000
The Young Scholars Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are under the age of 30. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for this award.
Get more information on the Young Scholars Scholarship.
American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest
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.
Optimist International Oratorical Contest
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.
Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing
Available to: Minimum Age 15 Years
Award Amount: $10,000
Opinion Outpost has a $40,000 year-long cash give away! Every quarter a winner will receive $10,000! Each time you take a survey you receive an entry into that quarterly prize draw. The more you participate, the more likely you are to win! In addition to the quarterly prize draw, earning cash and rewards for taking surveys is one of the biggest perks of joining Opinion Outpost. You can redeem your points for Amazon.com Gift Card* Claim Codes, iTunes* Gift Cards, or if you believe cash is king, for money using our PayPal redemption method. It’s safe, secure, and a popular option for many Opinion Outpost members!
Get more information on the Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing.
CKSF Scholarship Competition
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.
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