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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

April 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!

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Create a Recycling Bin for Your Bathroom

Deadline: 4/30/18
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by creating a bin to recycle empty beauty and personal care products in your bathroom. You’ll remind others to recycle, keep plastic out of landfills, and automatically enter to win a $5,000 scholarship. Yep, it’s that easy!

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Create a Recycling Bin for Your Bathroom.

$2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship


Deadline: 4/30/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,000

We know you are busy and we know that times are tough. That is why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students. Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses. The scholarship is open to all high school and college students and those planning to enroll in the next 12 months.

Learn more about the $2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship.

E-Waste Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The E-waste Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must submit a short statement that completes the sentence “The most important reason to care about e-waste is…” and be U.S. citizen or legal resident to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the E-Waste Scholarship.

$5,000 VIP Voice Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Think you can’t afford to pay for that college or university you’ve always wanted to go to? Let us help. Join VIP Voice today and enter for a chance to win our $5k Scholarship. You pick the school, we’ll help you pay. As the winner, you’ll be able to put this cash towards to the school of your choice. Enter your points today for a chance to win! Prize will be awarded in the form of a check.

Learn more about the $5,000 VIP Voice Scholarship.

The truth Butt Invasion Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/18
Available to: Ages 15-24
Award Amount: $1,000

Enter to win our $1,000 scholarship and fight the butt invasion. (Cigarette butts…of course.) truth wants to be the generation that ends smoking for good & clean up the environment doing it.

Learn more about the The truth Butt Invasion Scholarship.

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.

Liasion’s Data Inspired Future Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000

The Liaison’s Data-Inspired Future Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students. You must submit a 30 to 60 second video that discusses, explains or demonstrates an important aspect of data in today’s or tomorrow’s society and also includes one interesting fact about yourself in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Liasion’s Data Inspired Future Scholarship.

$50 i-Say Click Draw Giveaway

Deadline: 5/31/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 10 Awards of $50

Earn rewards by taking surveys and sharing your opinion with i-Say. When you join i-Say, you’ll have the opportunity to earn i-Say points each time you take a survey. i-Say points can be redeemed for cash or other rewards. Plus, Click Draw gives i-Say members the opportunity to win a $50 prize reward worth $50. Each survey link clicked during the contest period will give you one chance to win this prize. Ten entries will be selected in a random draw from among all eligible entries received. One prize will be awarded to each winner in the form of 5,000 i-Say points. i-Say points that have been awarded from Click Draw or earned while taking surveys can be redeemed for cash, eGift cards, or other rewards that can be used toward school-related costs, supplies or other expenses of your choice. i-Say also has an app! Whether you’re between classes or hanging out in the dorms, take surveys and earn rewards on the go.

Learn more about the $50 i-Say Click Draw Giveaway.

2018 Summer Portfolio Grant

Deadline: 6/03/18
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $3,000

Academy of Art University is thrilled to announce the 2018 Summer Portfolio Grant, which offers a multiple awards worth up to $3,000 each to assist you in pursuing your dreams in art and design! High students, college transfers, and working adults seeking a career in art and design should take advantage of this amazing grant opportunity today. For a complete list of eligibility requirements, please visit: https://www.academyart.edu/finances/scholarships/summer-portfolio-grant. Don’t miss out. Apply for this generous award today and begin the next step in your college journey.

Learn more about the 2018 Summer Portfolio Grant.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/18
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.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Amount: 3 Awards of $1,000

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.

Savor Summer College Scholarship

Deadline: 7/01/18
Available to: High School Sophomores through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $500

The Savor Summer College Scholarship is available to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. You must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay of 500 words or less that answers the question, “How are you planning on using your summer vacation?” in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Savor Summer College Scholarship.

Learn Between the Lines Scholarship Slam

Deadline: 7/11/18
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000

April is National Poetry Month — the largest literary celebration in the whole world (!) — and a time when people from all walks of life unite to celebrate the impact poetry has had on them. Through reading and writing poetry we are able to learn new things about ourselves, each other, and the world around us. What is something that poetry has taught you? Did writing a poem about a problem actually help you solve it? Have you learned something about a friend by stepping into their shoes and writing a poem from their perspective? Maybe you read a poem that changed your life and set you on a new path? Tell us in a poem about what poetry has taught you for your chance to win.

Learn more about the Learn Between the Lines Scholarship Slam.

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.

$1,000 Financial Freedom Scholarship

Deadline: 8/01/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The $1,000 Financial Freedom Scholarship is open to current full-time college students. You must submit an essay of between 1,000 and 2,000 words on what financial freedom means to you, why it is important and how you will achieve it in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the $1,000 Financial Freedom Scholarship.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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