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2017 Scholarships

Forget the rooster: let's make 2017 the year of the scholarship.

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 01, 2017

2017 Scholarships

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!

Digital Privacy Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The Digital Privacy Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and submit a brief message about digital privacy to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Digital Privacy Scholarship .

Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes

Deadline: 6/30/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 6 Awards of $5,000

The CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes is open to high school and college students. To enter, you must enroll in the Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS educational resource program.

Learn more about the CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award

Deadline: 6/30/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,250

The Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. To be considered, you must submit a maximum 500 – word essay on one of the following topics: “Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?” or “How has cyberbullying personally affected you?” Selection is based on the written essay and focus on commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying.

Get more information on the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award.

WyzAnt College Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/17
Available to: High School Sophomores through College Juniors
Award Amount: $10,000

The WyzAnt College Scholarship is available to students who plan to be enrolled in a four – year college or university sometime between August 1, 2016 and November 1, 2018. To be considered, you must submit a 300 – word essay describing a person who has inspired you. Finalist selection will be based on votes from your email and social media contacts.

Get more information on the WyzAnt College Scholarship.

Future Leaders Scholarship

Deadline: 7/15/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $3,000

The Future Leaders Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students. You must be planning to enroll full-time in the fall and submit an essay of no more than 1000 words based on the questions posed on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Future Leaders Scholarship.

Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Deadline: 7/15/17
Available to: College Freshmen to Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $3,000

The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is open to students pursing a design related degree. You must have graduated no later than 2015 or be a currently enrolled student and are required to submit an original design project in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Vectorworks Design Scholarship.

Gagne, Scherer and Associates Scholarship

Deadline: 7/17/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,200

The Gagne, Scherer and Associates Scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in or planning to enroll for the 2017 school year at a college or university. You must submit a 500-1000 word essay on the following topic: “Members of the United States military are subject to a special set of laws known as the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). There are many offenses contained the UCMJ that criminalize conduct, which, while perhaps frowned upon by some, is completely legal for civilians. It is generally argued that these laws are necessary to preserve order and discipline among military members. Do you agree? Why or why not?”

Learn more about the Gagne, Scherer and Associates Scholarship.

“From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/31/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 4 Awards between $500 – $10,000

The “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who hold at least a 2.5 GPA. To be considered, you must submit an essay of at least 1500 words that addresses the following three topics: Which tracks of the book “From Failure to Promise – 360 degrees” presented or reiterated the most important life lessons for you and why, which factor was the most vital to the author’s evolution in going from “flunk-out” to “professor” and how does the “Seven Spheres of Influence and Integration Model” affect your worldview as related to civic responsibility.

Learn more about the “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest .

Young Scholars Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/17
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

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.

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.

Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing

Deadline: Varies
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

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.

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