The Best College Scholarships: 2018 Edition - Fastweb

The Best College Scholarships: 2018 Edition

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

Elizabeth Hoyt

July 09, 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.

Here’s to a brilliant New Year, filled with endless opportunities. Start your year with the below selection of college scholarships:

Note: remember to keep checking back, too, because we’ll keep updating with new and exciting 2018 scholarship opportunities!

Student Transportation Video Contest

Deadline: 8/31/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $500

The Student Transportation Video Contest is open to all students. To enter, you must submit a two- to four-minute video that examines transportation impacts, trends or safety in the United States.

Learn more about the Student Transportation Video Contest.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/15/18
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!

Learn more about the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
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.

Get more information on the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship.

College Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 10/15/18
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 3 Awards from $500 – $1,500

The College Scholarship Contest is available to students currently enrolled in a college or university. You must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and submit a 30 to 60 second video on Instagram that describes your efforts to reduce the amount of plastic you consume in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the College Scholarship Contest.

College JumpStart Scholarship

Deadline: 10/17/18
Available to: High School Sophomores through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The College JumpStart Scholarship is available to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and current college students. To be considered for this award, you must be committed to going to school and using your education to better your life and that of your family and/or community and be able express your goals for getting a higher education.

Learn more about the College JumpStart Scholarship.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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