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

January 10, 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!

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Deadline: 2/15/2018
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship is open to current high school seniors. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words with two to three photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed your lives or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship .

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

Deadline: 2/15/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $5,000

The AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship is available to high school students who will be entering an accredited four – year college or university within 12 months of the deadline. You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award. To apply, you must submit a short personal biography and a 1200 – to 1500 – word essay describing how Alzheimer’s disease has changed or impacted your life; and what you have learned about yourself, your family, and / or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease.

Learn more about the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship .

CARiD Scholarship

Deadline: 2/15/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through College Juniors
Award Amount: From $500 to $5,000

The CARiD Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must be between the ages of 16 and 20 and submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry to qualify for this award. Submissions could be of your first car, custom modifications you’ve made, something that makes your vehicle unique, or the coolest vehicle you’ve ever seen.

Learn more about the CARiD Scholarship.

Twenty-Eight Annual Poster Contest for High School Students

Deadline: 2/19/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards from $250 – $1,000

The Twenty-Eight Annual Poster Contest for High School Students is open to students from grades 9 through 12. This contest involves students creating a poster with the theme and caption, “You can make a difference,” illustrating the idea that one person can change the world for the better. Each poster must be the work of only one student and the poster concept, design and any photos or artwork used must be the original work of the student entering the competition. Posters must be 16 × 20 inches in size, including border or mat if used. If charcoal or pastel is used, the poster must be either laminated or covered with clear plastic. On the back of the poster, the following must be included: the student’s name, street address, town, state and zip code, home phone number, school, school address, grade and e-mail address (if available). Posters will be judged on overall impact, effectiveness in conveying the theme, originality and artistic merit. The judges’ decisions are final. All entries become the property of the Christophers and no posters will be returned.

Learn more about the Twenty-Eight Annual Poster Contest for High School Students .

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Deadline: 2/20/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 3 Awards from $5,000 to $10,000

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.

Get more information on the Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship.

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Share a Photo of a Food or Sustainability Issue

Deadline: 2/28/2018
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by sharing a photo of a food-related issue near you. Use our helpful guide to spot a problem around food waste, hunger relief, or another issue. Take a photo of the problem and suggest a creative solution your home, school, or community could use. You’ll automatically enter to win a $5,000 scholarship. Yep — it’s that easy!

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Share a Photo of a Food or Sustainability Issue .

$15,000 TeenDrive 365 Video Challenge

Deadline: 2/28/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 15 Awards of $15,000

Inspire other teens to drive distraction-free and keep the roads safe. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe driving and you could win $15,000, or one of 14 other prizes!

Learn more about the $15,000 TeenDrive 365 Video Challenge .

Project Yellow Light Billboard Design Contest Scholarship

Deadline: 3/01/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $2,000

The Project Yellow Light Billboard Design Contest Scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors and full – time undergraduate students. To be considered, you must design a billboard advertisement that discourages distracted driving, specifically texting while driving.

Learn more about the Project Yellow Light Billboard Design Contest Scholarship .

Doodle 4 Google Contest

Deadline: 3/02/18
Available to: Maximum Age 18 years
Award Amount: 5 Awards from $5,000 to $30,000

The Doodle 4 Google Contest is open to students in grades K through 12. To enter, you must create a Google doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.”

Get more information on the Doodle 4 Google Contest .

AFSA High School Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/15/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

The AFSA High School Essay Contest is open to high school students. To be considered, in a 1,000 – to 1250 – word essay, you must identify two cases – one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful – where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict – affected country.

Learn more about the AFSA High School Essay Contest .

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 3/15/2018
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Student, 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.

Live Más Scholarship

Deadline: 3/18/18
Available to: Ages 16-24
Award Amount: 100 Awards from $5,000 to $25,000

The Live Más Scholarship is available to innovators, creators, and dreamers between the ages of 16 and 24. To be considered, you must create and submit a video of up to two minutes in length that tells the story of your life’s passion.

Learn more about the Live Más Scholarship.

Brighter Future Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The Brighter Future Scholarship is available to undergraduate, graduate or law students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit 500 word letter of intent that identifies a problem and explains how you intend to use your education as a way to begin solving that problem, thus creating a brighter future.

Learn more about the Brighter Future Scholarship.

Project Yellow Light Video Contest Scholarship

Deadline: 4/01/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 6 Awards from $1,000 – $5,000

The Project Yellow Light Video Contest Scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors and full – time undergraduate students. To be considered, you must create a 25 or 55 second video that discourages distracted driving, specifically texting while driving.

Learn more about the Project Yellow Light Video Contest Scholarship .

Stop Texting and Driving Video Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 4/02/2018
Available to: High School Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,000

The Stop Texting and Driving Video Scholarship Contest is available to high school juniors, seniors and full-time college students. You must submit a 30 to 60 second video on YouTube that will convince others not to text and drive in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Stop Texting and Driving Video Scholarship Contest .

Paradigm Challenge

Deadline: 5/01/2018
Available to: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: 100 Awards from $500 – $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 reduce waste 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 .

Asia SiVon Cottom Scholarship

Deadline: 5/07/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,000

The Asia SiVon Cottom Scholarship is available to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. You must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math to be eligible for this award. You must also submit a minimum 300 – word essay on the effects and aftermath of September 11th on today’s society, what you plan to achieve through college that can possibly impact the community and / or the world, and why you should receive a Memorial Scholarship.

Learn more about the Asia SiVon Cottom Scholarship .

$2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: 5/31/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

Request Christian college information and enter our $2,500 annual Christian college scholarship drawing. The winner may use the scholarship to attend any Christian college in the U.S. or Canada.

Learn more about the $2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing .

STEM Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The STEM Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors and current college students. You must demonstrate a passion for a STEM field, be planning to major in a STEM field, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and answer a short questionnaire in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the STEM Scholarship.

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