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20+ Creative Scholarships with 2017 Deadlines

If you have been seriously slacking on your scholarship search or applications this year, this one is for you. No more excuses – start applying today and all throughout 2017!

1. Project Yellow Light Billboard Competition

Create a billboard encouraging teens to practice safe driving habits, for a chance to win $2,000!

Deadline – April 1

2. Youth Forward Scholarship *Only for high school sophomores – college freshmen*

Submit an essay describing your commitment to volunteerism for a chance to win $1,500!

Deadlines –  May 31, August 31, December 31

3. Annual Addiction Resource Scholarship

Share your vision for a addiction-free world, for a chance to win up to $2,000!
Deadline – May 31

4. Online Games Scholarship

Submit a creative, strategic video game concept design for your chance to win $2,500!

Deadline – May 31

5. The Tree Center Scholarship Program

Design an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others, whether through a blog, an app, an event, or even an Instagram account. Submit an essay and supporting documents for a chance to win $500! 

Quarterly Deadlines-  December 20, March 20, June 20, September 20

6. ShirtSpace Biannual Scholarship

Design a unique and inspiring DIY T-shirt for your chance to win $3,500! 

Deadline – June 30, December 15

7. Annual College Book Scholarship

Write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you, for a grand prize of $500! Be creative! You must have a GPA of over 3.0.

Deadline – July 31

8. Gun Violence Annual Scholarship

Create a law that would reduce the rate of gun violence while still respecting the Second Amendment right to bear arms, for your chance to win $1,000. Make sure to read eligibility requirements!

Deadline – August 20

9. ‘Create Your Ideal Event’ Scholarship

Write a short essay describing where you think the future of event planning is heading, and why, for a chance to win $1,000.

Deadline – August 31

10. StudySoup Semester Scholarship

Fill out an online application form which includes three short essays about helping community and peers, for your chance to win a $2,000 scholarship!

Deadlines – March 1, October 1

11. BlindsOnLine Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

Submit your best design ideas concerning the window treatments of the future (blinds, shutters, shades, etc.) for a chance to win $1,000. You must be at least a sophomore in college to apply.

Deadline – October 31

12. Marketing Results Scholarship

“How Will The Internet And Digital Media Influence The Way We Shop In 2025?” Write an essay for an award of $2,000!

Deadline – October 31

13. Annual Burning Tree Academic Scholarship

Write a reflective essay (500-750 words) about a specific moment that influenced your decision to pursue university-level studies, for your chance to win $1,000. You must cite at least two academic content and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Deadline – December 1

14. Annual USA University Student Scholarship

Answer 3 essay questions about life goals, success, and attitude for your chance to win $3,000! 

Deadline – December 1

15. “Go Marketing” Scholarship Contest

Create a 2+ minute video presenting your marketing plan to market “small business growth” to college students, for your chance to win $500!

Deadline – December 1

16. Anuual Business Plan Scholarship

Create the best business plan executive summary for a chance to win $1,000!

Deadline – December 15

17. Wedding Video Scholarship

Create a 2-3 minute video on a topic relating to ‘weddings and/or marriage’ for a chance to win $500!

Deadline – December 31

18. Annual Academic University Scholarship

Write an essay of 750+ words (and create a video) about a design, advertisement, creative work, or form of new media that influenced your perspective on a social issue, for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.

Deadline – January 1

19. Spread the Word on Safety Annual Scholarship

Write an essay on one of your chosen topics on safety (300-500 words) and share with your friends for a chance to win $1,000. You must have a 3.2 GPA or higher.

Deadline – January 6

20. These 15 Creative, Weird, and No-brainer Scholarships and 25 Easy Scholarships

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Deadlines – Multiple

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Yoora is the Creative Director at The University Network. She finds beauty in simplicity and grace in the mundane.