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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

November 13, 2017

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!

Express Medical Supply Scholarship

Deadline: 1/03/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The Express Medical Supply Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited university or college. You must Tweet a picture that represents the “heart” of your hometown and explain your choice in 108 characters or less in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Express Medical Supply Scholarship.

MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/05/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,500

The MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest is available to full-time students enrolled at an accredited four-year university or college. You must submit a response to the following prompt “How do you see the world?” on your preferred social media platform in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the MarvelOptics.com Scholarship Essay Contest.

Love Your Career Scholarship

Deadline: 1/08/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Love Your Career Scholarship is available to students attending an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of at least 1,000 words describing at least three steps that you plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career that you love in order to qualify for this award. Topics may include: What are your passions that could be turned into a career? What are some ideas you have for a business based on things that you love and are skilled at? You must also interview a professional in your chosen field that has at least three years of experience.

Learn more about the Love Your Career Scholarship .

One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest

Deadline: 1/14/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 4 Awards from $75-$1,000

The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is open to students who are at least eight years of age. You must submit a video between three and eight minutes that shares and highlights solutions to the issues discussed in the chosen sustainability topic(s) chosen from the list on the sponsor’s website. The film entry’s theme must be solution-based. The film should talk about an environmental/sustainability problem and then discuss what could be a potential solution to this problem. Videos may be submitted by either an individual or a group and animated videos of no more than 45 seconds will also be considered.

Learn more about the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest .

MoversCorp.com Scholarship

Deadline: 1/15/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The MoversCorp.com Scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in a university program that is two years or longer in length. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and submit an essay of between 500 and 800 words on your moving experience in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the MoversCorp.com Scholarship.

Providian Medical Scholarship

Deadline: 1/15/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500

The Providian Medical Scholarship is available to students enrolled in an accredited high school or college in the United States. You must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, be either in your final year of high school or enrolled at the undergraduate level in good academic standing to qualify for this award. An essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum is required.

Learn more about the Providian Medical Scholarship .

StudentCam Competition

Deadline: 1/18/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 150 Awards from $250-$5,000

The StudentCam Competition is open to students in grades six through 12. To enter, you must submit a five – to seven – minute video on the following topic: “The Constitution and You: Choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it’s important to you.”

Learn more about the StudentCam Competition.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: 1/30/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and submit a 140-character message about technology addiction to qualify for this award. Learn more about the Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship .

National Ag Day Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/31/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $1,000

The National Ag Day Essay Contest is available to high school students. To be considered, you must submit an original essay of 450 words or less, or a two-minute video, on the following topic: “How Will Agriculture Feed the World?”

Learn more about the National Ag Day Essay Contest.

The Fountain Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/31/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Fountain Essay Contest is available to students of all ages. You must submit a 1500 – to 2500 – word essay on the following theme: “How to face a disaster.” Submissions should be factual, but with an inspirational style that will feed both your reason and soul. Learn more about the The Fountain Essay Contest.

Association of Women in Mathematics Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/31/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Essay Contest on Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics is open to all students in three categories: grades 6 – 8, grades 9 – 12, and college undergraduates. Your essay must be primarily based on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career and be approximately 500 to 1000 words in length. The winning essays will be posted on the AWM web page and the grand prize winner will have his or her essay published in the AWM Newsletter.

Learn more about the Association of Women in Mathematics Essay Contest.

Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 2/01/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest is open to U.S. citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on one of the five topics related to immigration listed on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest .

EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Deadline: 2/01/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards from $100 – $500

The EngineerGirl Essay Contest is available to male and female students in grades three through twelve. To be considered, you must write a plea to your city or county council that makes the case for an infrastructure improvement and gives details of your suggested solution. Your essay must be between 1000 and 1500 words and must include two engineering solutions for improving one of the following infrastructure elements: transportation, water treatment, waste management, energy, communication, financial security, healthcare, public safely or recreation.

Learn more about the EngineerGirl Essay Contest .

ExploraVision Science Competition

Deadline: 2/08/2018
Available to: Ages 14-21
Award Amount: 8 Awards from $5,000 – $10,000

The ExploraVision Science Competition is available to students in grades K-12. You must work in a group of two, three or four students. Each team will select a technology that is present in the home, school and/or community and explore what the technology does, how it works and how or why it was invented. All applicants must be citizens of the United States or Canada to be eligible.

Learn more about the ExploraVision Science Competition.

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest

Deadline: 2/09/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 14 Awards from $250 – $3,000

The Courageous Persuaders Video Contest is available to high school students nationwide. To be considered, you must create a 30 – second television commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving. Learn more about the Courageous Persuaders Video Contest .

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 .

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 .

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 .

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 .

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 .

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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