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The Best College Scholarships: 2018 Edition

Let’s make 2018 your year to win scholarships to help pay for college!

Elizabeth Hoyt

October 15, 2018

The Best College Scholarships: 2018 Edition
A New Year is the perfect time to reboot your scholarship search! Check out Fastweb’s list of scholarships to apply for throughout 2018, with options that just about every student qualifies for. 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. Let’s make 2018 your year to win scholarships! The new and exciting scholarships available in 2018 listed below are a great start, but don’t forget to continue to check out your scholarship matches throughout the entire year for even more opportunities.

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Note: remember to keep checking back, too, because we’ll keep updating with new and exciting 2018 scholarship opportunities! Here’s to a brilliant New Year, filled with endless opportunities. Start your year with the below selection of college scholarships:

O Captain, My Captain Scholarship Slam

Deadline: 10/25/18
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000 You've definitely had a mentor — someone or something that has affected your personal development. Mentors aren't just limited to people — there are abstract concepts and ideas that shape you every day. Now we're giving you the chance to say thank you and let this person or thing know how much they've impacted your life. Who or what has had the greatest influence/impact on your life? We can learn from anything, anywhere at any time. People, objects, and experiences — like coaches, parents, close friends, comics, movies, or favorite books — can seriously impact us. But so can concepts and ideas like love, fear, acceptance, depression, anger, and guilt. A mentor can also be something that you're passionate about, that's taught you more about yourself and/or the world around you. What does your mentor mean to you? How have these people or topics shaped you into the person you are today? Write a poem thanking the greatest influencer in your life for your chance to win. Learn more about the O Captain, My Captain Scholarship Slam.

Scooter Inside Scholarship

Deadline: 10/30/18
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,200 The Scooter Inside Scholarship is open to students who are currently attending high school or college. You must submit an essay of between 700 and 1500 words that discusses the importance of social media marketing and how search engine optimization can help local business get more clients in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Scooter Inside Scholarship.

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.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition

Deadline: 10/31/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $30,000 The Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition is open to high school students. To enter, you must write and record a three- to five-minute broadcast script on the following theme: "Why My Vote Matters". Get more information on the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Deadline: 10/31/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $20,000 The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is open to high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution in the U.S. Home - schooled students may also apply. Get more information on the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

Opinion Outpost $10,000 Prize Drawing

Deadline: 10/31/18
Available to: Ages 18 & Under
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 Prize Drawing.

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 11/30/18
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500 The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest is available to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a college or university. You must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which portrays the correct way of interacting with a police officer during a traffic stop, or any other encounter, to qualify for this award. The video must be uploaded to YouTube and be no longer than three minutes long. Learn more about the Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest.

College Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/18
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $1,000 The College Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university. You must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and submit a 500-700 word essay to qualify for this award. The essay should detail how you are driven to innovate, how you plan to influence progress on any level in any space or how you have already affected positive change with creative thinking. Learn more about the College Scholarship.

Women in Science Environmental Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/18
Available to: Female High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500 The Women in Science Environmental Scholarship is available to female high school or college students, with preference given to those who are choosing to pursue a science degree. You must demonstrate financial need, and submit a one-page essay that demonstrates an idea you have for helping improve the environment, either global or locally using Drone Technology to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Women in Science Environmental Scholarship.

Google Global Science Fair

Deadline: 12/12/18
Available to: Ages 13-18
Award Amount: $50,000 The Google Global Science Fair is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18. To enter, you must create either a two - minute video or a 20 - slide presentation giving an overview of your project and embed it on the summary page of your project submission. You may submit projects in any one of the following categories: Computer Science and Math, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Flora and Fauna, Energy and Space, Inventions and Innovation, Physics, Robotics, Astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, or Electricity and Electronics. Students may enter individually or in a group of two or three. Get more information on the Google Global Science Fair.

James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $50,000 The James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship is available to U.S. and Canada students who are graduating high school or have graduated within the last three years and will be full - time college freshman. You must have a minimum 3.3 GPA and a minimum 25 ACT / 1220 SAT score to be eligible for this award. You must also demonstrate substantial work experience and an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and / or similar co - curricular activity. Get more information on the James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/18
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.

Burger King Scholars Program

Deadline: 12/15/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $50,000 The Burger King Scholars Program is open to graduating high school seniors in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. To be eligible, you must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to enroll in a two - or four - year college, university, or vocational school. Get more information on the Burger King Scholars Program.

Resume Genius Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/18
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 The Resume Genius Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must create a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth to qualify for this award. Learn more about the Resume Genius 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.

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