Tell me if you disagree with the below 5 statements:
- Everybody can use some help when it comes to paying for college.
- There are A LOT– maybe too many— scholarships out there. Too many options means not knowing where to start, which means not starting at all.
- Too many students are eligible for scholarships but don’t know about them until they’re crying about the money they don’t have.
- When applying for scholarships, doubt kicks in: “What are the chances?!”
- The chance of you winning that scholarship money is higher than 0%, which is the case if you don’t apply at all.
Here are 25 scholarships that all students should apply to!
If you missed the first deadline, don’t worry! The following awards are offered several times a year– some monthly, some quarterly, and some biannually!
➯ General Scholarships with Multiple Deadlines
Unigo offers a ton of fun scholarships throughout the whole school year! Get your creative hat on and start applying!
Fifteen survey responses will earn you an entry into the monthly $1,000 College Survey Scholarship. You can enter every month, so make sure to come back each month!
Take action with DoSomething.org to make social change and enter to win up to $10,000 in scholarship!
This monthly $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students, including those planning to enroll within the next 12 months. Winners will be determined by random drawing and contacted directly. One entry per person, but you can come back each month to try again.
Complete the online application for a random drawing. This $1,000 scholarship is open to any students currently enrolled or planning to go to college. The money can be used to pay for tuition, books, computers, room and board or any education-related expense.
➯ General Scholarships with Single Deadlines
Fill out a form with your information. Then write 350-500 words about the health benefits of archery for a chance to win $500. The deadline is August 15.
Write a short response outlining your zombie apocalypse survival plan for a chance to win $2,000! Deadline is October 31.
In 250 words or less, describe the biggest challenge college students are facing today and offer a solution! Deadline is December 31.
With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to tell– not show– what makes you oh-so great. Get creative or be serious, but whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince the judges why you deserve this scholarship, so make each one count. Deadline is December 31.
Whether it’s some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams in 250 words or less for a chance to win $1,500 for college. Deadline is January 31.
Think back to a time when you received a sweet and simple gift. In 250 words or less, explain why that gift was/is so significant. Deadline is February 28.
Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: “Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?” for a chance to win $2,500 towards education. Deadline to apply is March 31.
Finances can be a serious hinderance to education. In 250 words or less, explain how this $3,000 scholarship can make a difference in your education life. Deadline is April 30.
Does the number 5 have any significance or meaning to you? Apply for this fun scholarship and you just might win $1500 towards college! Be funny or serious– that’s up to you, but the deadline is May 31.
“If you could get one ‘do-over’ in life, what would it be and why?” Don’t let “applying for this scholarship” be that do-over moment for you! It’s your chance to win $1,500! Deadline is June 30.
Not all scholarships have to be serious. Relax and have fun with this $1,500 scholarship and you could be laughing your way to the bank! Deadline is August 31!
Shout out whatever is in your mind. The “loudest” applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward. APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 30!!!!!!!
“What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?” Speak up for education and help yourself pay for it by winning this $5,000 scholarship. Deadline is November 30.
➯ Scholarships for specific majors, skills, ethnicities, or circumstances
Thinking of studying abroad? This scholarship can get you one step closer to that goal! Just write a 150-250 word essay on the prompt listed. The deadline is November 1.
Nitro is offering parents the opportunity to earn a $2,018 scholarship for their child! All you have to do is complete a short survey and answer 2 short answer questions (50-250 words each.) The deadline is monthly.
African American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino students (high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores or juniors, and community college students) planning to pursue full-time study in a chemically-related field and a career in the chemical sciences can apply for this $2,500-$5,000 scholarship. Deadline for the next academic year is March 1. Transcripts, standardized test scores, two recommendation letters and a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) are required.
Submit either a 500-word essay OR a 3-minutes video discussing how the death of your parent or guardian affected your life financially and emotionally. You can win up to $15,000. Apply by March 1.
In 300-600 words, answer the following question: In your opinion, what will be the largest technological development in the automotive industry within the next 5-10 years and how do you plan to be a part of it? There are two deadlines: October 15 and April 15.
All you have to do is full out a short online application form in order to be entered! The deadline is July 31.
Submit a 250-500 word blog post on the following topic: How does video enhance the user experience on a webpage? Then, fill out a short online application for a chance to win $1,000 with Matinée Multilingual! The deadline is January 5.
Applying to scholarships may seem like a daunting task, but it’s not that difficult if you plan it out well. Set a time or a day in the week to apply for scholarships & mark the deadlines on your calendar so you never miss a date!
Free money doesn’t come to those who procrastinate but to those who actively participate! :p