Scholarships That Help You Pay for College
Would you like to pay as little as possible for college? Of course, you would! Look, I know it's tough and time-consuming to search and apply for scholarships, but you're ignoring free money if you don't take the time.
To make it a little easier for you, I have created a long list of legitimate, lucrative scholarships for high school students, current college students and returning graduate students of all ages and circumstances.
My goal is to help make sure you don't end up in thousands of dollars of student loan debt (like I did, sigh). Leave me a reply in the comments if you're familiar with any good ones I've missed!
1. E-Waste Scholarship
Recycling e-waste saves about 100 million pounds of it from being discarded into the environment each year, which is what this scholarship is about. You can be in high school or a current/entering college student to apply. Just fill out the application. If yours ends up in the top 10, you'll have to write a 500-1000 word essay about e-waste. The deadline is April 30, 2017.
2. Cappex Easy Money Scholarship
Win $1,000 with the Cappex Easy Money Scholarship. You can be either a high school student or a current college student, and it's easy. Just fill out the application online and hope for the best! They choose a winner every month.
3. Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes
Simply sign up for the CollegeSTEPS program to be entered to win. Three high school students and three college students will be chosen at each drawing to receive $5,000. The sweepstake is open until June 30, 2017.
4. United States Senate Youth Program
If you're a high school junior or senior, you can get a United States Senate Youth Program application from your guidance counselor or principal. The qualifications are somewhat rigorous, though. Check the website for details.
5. "No Essay" College Scholarship
This scholarship is open to high school and college students as well as anyone planning to apply to school within 12 months; graduate or undergraduate. No essay is required. Just fill out the application on Niche.com to enter. They give out $2,000 once a month.
6. ASFA Scholarship Program
High schools seniors looking for some extra cash for college can apply for the ASFA Scholarship to win $2,000. Ten applicants will have a chance to win. You can apply even if you're not a citizen, as long as you're residing legally within the United States. The deadline is April 7, 2017. Winners are randomly selected; check the site for application details.
7. State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program
You need to be a graduating high school senior to apply for this scholarship. State Farm gives out fifty $2,500 scholarships every year. To be eligible, you also need to have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.2. The deadline for this scholarship is March 2, 2017, and will go towards the Fall.
This scholarship is for $500 and will be given to a new applicant who submits a 750-1,000 word essay on the effect of sound on productivity. You can be a high school, undergraduate, or graduate college student. The deadline is March 1, 2017.
9. Courage to Grow
If you're a junior or senior in high school or a current college student with at least a 2.5 GPA, you should apply for this scholarship. All you have to do is fill out the application on their site including why you think you deserve the scholarship. If you are chosen, you'll win $500.
10. Signet Essay Contest
Five eligible high school juniors or seniors can receive $1,000 scholarship for a winning essay. Choose one of five different topics based on the book "The Tempest." Then have your essay submitted by your high school English teacher to apply. Check out the site for specific details on how to enter.
11. Directing Change Student Film Contest
This scholarship contest is for anyone ages 14-15. If you're into film, you can make a film regarding mental health or suicide prevention to win $250-$500. The film cannot be longer than a minute. Go to their site for submission details to make sure you follow the rules. The deadline is March 1st this year.
12. Live Deliberately Essay Contest
This is a smaller scholarship. If you're anywhere from 14-21, you can write a 750 essay for a chance to win $250. The essay prompt changes every year. This year, you'll need to consider the meaning of trees, cultivation, and soil as David Henry Thoreau uses them in passages on the Live Deliberately site. The deadline is March 15th this year.
This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors, college freshmen, college sophomores, or college junior attending an accredited university or college. You'll have to write an essay on the prompt mentioned on their website for a chance to win $2,500. The fall application period is from May 1st- July 31 every year and the spring application period is November 1st-January 31st.
14. Optimist International Oratorical Contest
You have to be under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2016, to apply for this $2,500 scholarship. The deadline is May 17, 2017. If you're eligible, you can apply by writing a 4-5 minute speech on "What the World Gains From Optimism." Present it at your local Optimist Club's contest for a chance to win.
15. A Voice For Animals High School Essay Contest
If you're a high school student from ages 14-18, you can apply for this essay scholarship contest to win up to $750. There are different scholarships depending on your age group. Each one has a slightly different category regarding animal mistreatment of animals. Check the website for details and apply by April 10, 2017.
16. The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship
Two graduating seniors will win $2,000 if they demonstrate an enthusiasm in history and plan to study it in college. You must have at least a 3.25 GPA to enter. Check the site for more scholarship opportunities.
17. The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship Application
If you're a vegetarian in high school, you can win $5,000 for applying to this scholarship. You'll have to submit an application as well as an essay addressing various topics, which you can find on their site. The deadline is February 20 this year.
18. Captain U Student-Athlete Scholarship
You have to be either a junior or senior student-athlete in high school or attending junior college with plans to attend a four-year university to apply for this scholarship. Just go to the website and follow the directions to apply for a chance to win $2,000. One entry is selected every quarter.
19. JumpStart Scholarship Program
This is a merit-based scholarship competition for high schoolers in their sophomore, junior, and senior year in addition to college students and non-traditional students. The program's goal is to reward students who are passionate about learning and furthering their education to better their lives and those around them. You can win up to $1,000; complete the application and personal statement online. The deadline is October 14th this year.
20. Howtostartablog.com Scholarship Program
This scholarship is for high school seniors going to school in the United States who can create a blog about something they feel deeply about. Once you've established your blog, you have to post a video to it explaining how you believe the blogging world will impact the future of the digital age and working in America. If you win, you'll receive $2,500. Applications are accepted year round and winners are announced on March 31st of this year.
Scholarships for Current College Students
21. MigVapor Essay Contest
The MigVapor Essay Contest gives out $3,000 a year to full-time undergraduate and graduate essay writers who want to make our world tobacco-free. Write a well-researched essay showing smokers why they should give up their nasty habit. Be sure to also provide them with the best way to do it. The deadline is May 2017 for the Fall Semester.
22. CoffeeForLess.com "Hit the Books: Scholarship
If you're between 18-25, you could win $500 with the CoffeeForLess Scholarship. Write 500 words on why learning and education are important to you and how the scholarship will help you reach your goals. The Fall deadline is September 30, 2017. If you can inject any ideas about coffee into your essay without straying too far from the point, you'll be one up on the competition.
23. Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarship
The Golden Key Honour Society offers various scholarships for current undergraduate and graduate students. Go to the website for deadlines and details on how to apply for each individual scholarship.
24. American Floral Endowment
Are you majoring in floriculture or horticulture in undergraduate or graduate school? The American Floral Endowment scholarship is here for you. They give out 20 scholarships every year to support students studying floral endowment. Check out their site to view different scholarships, deadlines, and specifications for each.
25. Asia SiVon Cottom Scholarship
Want to win $2,000? If you're a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student pursuing a degree in either science, technology, engineering or math, you could be eligible. Submit a 300-word or more essay on the aftermath effects of September 11th on society, what you plan to do with your degree after college, and why you should win the scholarship. The deadline is May 1, 2017.
High school, undergraduate, and graduate students can win $2,500 with this scholarship. Once you sign up, you'll complete scholarship quizzes testing your knowledge in areas including academic subjects, books, websites, movies, and more. They'll score you based on time and accuracy to determine the winners. Check the website for varying deadlines.
27. John Lennon Endowed Scholarship Program
This $5,000 scholarship is for current students majoring in Communications, Mass Communications, Mass Media Arts, or Performing Arts at one of the 37 UNCF affiliated colleges or universities. You can apply if you have at least a 3.0 GPA. All you need to do is submit the application along with transcripts and two letters of recommendation.
28. Collegiate Inventor's Scholarship
If you're an inventor at heart, here's your chance to win thousands of dollars for your talents. Undergraduate and graduate students can create an invention to showcase to the judges at the National Collegiate Inventors Competition. The prize for graduates is $15,000 and the prize for undergraduates is $10,000. See the site for details on how to get started.
29. John Kitt Memorial Scholarships
This scholarship is for college sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the 2017-2018 school year. You can apply for this scholarship if you can demonstrate your interest in confectionery technology (a.k.a. candy-making). You must also be majoring in food science, chemical science, biological science, or something similar. You will receive $5,000 in two installments if you submit before April 4th and win.
30. Freedom of Speech PSA Contest
Write an essay on what the freedom of speech means to you and win $2,500. This is for all enrolled college students in the 2017-2018 school year. Create a 30-second TV or radio PSA announcement that creatively addresses the question for a chance to receive the cash. PSAs are being accepted from April 1- April 30, 2017. See the site for details.
31. DoSomething.org Campaign Scholarship
DoSomething.org offers scholarships for kids from 13-25. If you're not ready for college yet, they'll hold onto the money for you until you are. You can win up to $12,000 with this scholarship if you sign up, create, and complete a campaign.
Campaigns can include things like food drives and clothes collections or holding events to spread awareness on various issues. When you're done, upload a picture of your campaign for a chance to win.
32. Frame My Future Scholarship
If you will be a full-time college student in the U.S. for the 2017-2018 school year, you can apply for this scholarship to win $1,000. Fill out the online entry form and upload one piece of artwork. It can be a photo, collage, painting, poem, or another creative piece. You'll also have to write a description for your piece that's under 500 words. The deadline is March 31, 2017.
33. LGS Innovation Scholarship Program
College juniors, seniors, and graduate students in STEM programs with at least a 3.5 GPA can apply for this scholarship to win $5,000. Check the website to see if your major is eligible. If eligible, print and complete the application and mail it along with your transcripts by March 1, 2017, to be considered for the 2017-2018 school year.
34. Nitro College Scholarship
Enter for a chance to win $5,000. You can win more money by referring the scholarship to your friends and having them mention your name in their application. To apply, just answer the survey questions, short-answer questions, and let them know if anyone referred you. The deadline is March 31.
35. Job Application Database Scholarship
The award date for this scholarship is April 25, 2017. If you are enrolled in an educational institution by then, you are eligible for this scholarship. Win $1,000 to be sent straight to your college or university by answering 10 questions with at least 100 words each. Questions are available on the website.
36. World Water Issue Scholarship
Incoming college students and current college students can apply for this scholarship to win a whopping $1,500. Write an essay on what people can do now to stop water scarcity from getting worse in the future. You have to choose one specific solution and there is no specific word count. Go to their site for details and the link to submit. The deadline is April 30th, 2017.
37. New YorkTimes Modern Love Essay Contest
Write a 1,500-1,700-word essay illustrating what love is like today for a chance to win $1,000. The winner will also get their essay published in a special New York Times modern love column in April. The deadline is March 19, 2017.
38. SuperCollege Scholarship
This is a $1,000 scholarship open to high school, college, and graduate students or adults who are planning to go to college. All you have to do is fill out the form on the website and the winners are randomly selected. The deadline is February 28th.
39. Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship
This scholarship is for current college students who will be either juniors or seniors in Fall, 2017. You can win $2,500 if you have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are pursuing a degree in or related to hydropower, engineering, biology, communications, or environmental studies. The deadline is February 15th.
40. AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students with a 2.5 GPA or higher. If you feel like you represent professionalism and can effectively explain how you will excel in their chosen field, you should apply. AfterCollege gives out $500 every quarter; just go to the website, click apply and fill out the application for a chance to win.
Scholarships for Minority Students
41. Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
This scholarship is for students of Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, and Pacific Island descent in their senior year of high school or in the process of completing an undergraduate program. You can win $1,000-$4,000 depending on your year. The deadline is May 1, 2017. Check their website to make sure you're eligible.
42. Hispanic Scholarship Fund
If you're Hispanic, any graduating high school senior, community college transfer student, undergraduate student or graduate student can apply. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and range from $500-$5,000. See their website to make sure you're fully eligible. The next deadline is March 30, 2017.
43. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award
Minority students who are graduating high school can apply for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award. It is designed to lessen the weight of financial burdens for minority students while providing mentoring services to help them through the college process. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
44. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Program
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Program offers four different scholar-internship programs for Hispanic students. You can apply for a scholar intern program that will include a paid summer internship plus $2,500 in scholarship money. Internship pay depends on the internship you're applying to. Check the website for details.
45. UNCF/ Koch Scholars Program
This $5,000 scholarship is for African-American high school seniors or college freshmen who are applying or have been admitted to an eligible four-year college or university. You must also have at least a 2.7 GPA and be pursuing one of seven eligible fields including Accounting, Business, Economics, Engineering, History, Philosophy, and Political Science. The deadline is April 1st; see the site for more details.
46. PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship
The Public Relations Student Society of America gives out two scholarships a year to students who have Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan, Native or Pacific Islander ancestry. You have to be enrolled in undergraduate, four-year college or university, and be a junior or above. You must also have a 3.0 GPA. The deadline is May 26, 2017.
47. The Dr. Arnita Y. Boswell Scholarship Award
This scholarship is for African-American students with at least a 2.75 GPA who are involved in community activities and participate in school. The application is available now on their website.
48. Leon Bradley Scholarship
The Leon Bradley Scholarship is around to support minorities who are seeking their initial teaching certification. You can receive from $1,500 to $2,500. Check out the website for more information on who can apply and how much you can receive.
49. 100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives
This scholarship is for Syrian Women who have shown excellence in leadership, academics, and civic responsibility. Applicants should be either planning to apply to colleges and universities in the United States or Canada or have already been accepted but are not yet enrolled. This scholarship is worth a whopping $50,000.
50. Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship
This scholarship provides $1,000 to an Asian-American with plans to pursue a degree in performing arts, visual arts, communications or journalism. You have to have a minimum 3.0 GPA to qualify. You must also be a senior in high school or a current college student enrolled full-time to apply. Check the website for submission details. The deadline is May 15, 2017.
This scholarship is for minority college graduates who have experience in law librarianship and can demonstrate financial need. You must also be a candidate for a degree in an accredited library or law school. Check the site for more details and to inquire about deadlines.
52. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Foundation
The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship is for minority students who have been accepted to a four-year college and can demonstrate their willingness to continue their education in a field related to criminal justice. You can win $1,000 after filling out the application and turning in a 250 essay reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.'s ideas and how you will keep his legacy alive. Check the site for details.
53. Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship gives $1,800 to African American students who are pursuing full-time undergraduate nursing degrees. They will give preference to students from Forsyth County. The deadline is April 1, 2017. Check the site to make sure you qualify.
54. CVS Pharmacy Inc. Business Scholarship
The United Negro Fund partners with CVS to give undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students the opportunity to win $5,000. You should have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be studying business or something related. The deadline is March 31, 2017. Create a login on the website to apply.
55. Justin and Darrianne Christian Technology Scholarship Program
This scholarship is offered to African-American women with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have been accepted into DePauw University. It's a renewable, 4-year scholarship awarding up to $10,000. You should also be pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or math to qualify. The deadline is March 31, 2017.
56. EDSA Minority Scholarship
This EDSA Minority Scholarship is for minorities who are continuing their landscape architecture education. You'll have to submit a photo, a bio, a resume, two letters of recommendation, an essay, and work samples. You can win $5,000 if you're eligible. Check the site to make sure. The deadline is February 15, 2017.
57. Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students
This scholarship awards minority students pursuing a degree in hospitality management. You should be enrolled in at least 12 credits for Fall 2017 to apply and must be at least a junior in college. You'll receive $2,000 and a plaque if you win. Check the website for details.
58.Carole Simpson Scholarship
This award was established to support minorities through any challenges they encounter while pursuing electronic journalism. The winner will receive $2,000 and will be invited to the Excellence in Journalism conference. Minority students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college majoring in radio, TV, or digital journalism are eligible to apply. Check the site for details.
59. Ford Motor Company Tribal Scholars Program
This scholarship provides money to college Native American and Alaska Native students who go to tribal undergraduate and graduate colleges. It's funded by the American Indian College Fund. Determine your scholarship and deadline on the website by clicking on undergraduates going to tribal colleges, undergraduates going to nontribal colleges, or graduate students- all colleges.
60. NAHJ Scholarship
The National Association of Hispanic Journalism provides the NAHJ scholarship to Hispanic students who demonstrate financial need. Students must also be committed to journalism with a 2.5 minimum GPA. Check the site for more information.
Scholarships for Women and Single Mothers
61. 1,000 Dreams Scholarship
The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship is for women in high school or a 2 to 4-year college or university. If you can demonstrate financial need, get at least one recommendation letter, and write an essay explaining how you'll use the grant, you'll have a chance to win up to $1,000. The deadline is February 28, 2017.
62. Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
If you're a woman pursuing a degree in engineering, engineering technology, or computer science in the U.S. or Mexico, you can and should apply for this scholarship. You can win anywhere from $1,000 to $15,000 and all you have to do is fill out the application. The deadline for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students is February 15th. The deadline for incoming freshmen applications is May 1st.
63. Center For Cyber Safety and Education Scholarships
The Center For Cyber Safety and Education offers various scholarships for women, undergraduate, and graduate students who are majoring in cyber security or information assurance. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the scholarship. Look through the site for details on each one.
64. Judy Wendland-Young College Scholarship
Applicants for this scholarship must be women over 35-years old who have never been to a four-year university. You can use the $20,000 reward for the first year of your enrollment in a four-year university. The deadline is May 4, 2017. For more information, check the site and email the Community Impact Program Officer.
65. ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc. Academic Scholarship
ABC Wildlife is giving out a scholarship of $1,000 to support women working in science, technology, engineering, and math. Write a 1,000-word essay on your passion for your field and how you will preserve biodiversity, improve our planet or help human suffering. The deadline is June 26, 2017. Check the site to make sure you're eligible.
66. Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women
This scholarship is geared toward New Mexican women planning to return to college to complete their four-year degree. It gives one or two women $1,000 each year in financial assistance toward their senior year of college. The deadline is June 9, 2017.
67. Adobe-Research Women in Technology Scholarship
Female college students as of the 2016-2017 school year who will be full-time undergraduates studying computer science or a related field in the 2017-2018 school year can apply for this scholarship. The award is $10,000, a Creative Cloud subscription for a year, an Adobe Research mentor, and an internship opportunity with Adobe. Check the site for deadline information.
68. Adore Me Scholarship
The Adore Me Scholarship will give out $1,000 to female a high school graduate or college student pursuing a business degree. You have to have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply. You'll also have to write an essay. The deadline is May 31, 2017, for the fall semester.
This scholarship is for female high school seniors who played golf in high school and plan to play in college. You should have a minimum GPA of 3.5 to apply. Complete the application by May 31, 2017, to be considered.
70. Festa Italiana Queen Scholarship
The Festa Italian Queen Scholarship is for girls of Italian descent from ages 16-22. You can be enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university. The website offers an email to contact for more information and the application.
71. Girls Impact The World Film Festival Green Is Scholarship
This scholarship awards $2,500 to a female who can create a 3-6 minute film on environmental issues that either propose solutions to issues that impact women or create awareness about such issues. Check the site for deadline details and further guidelines.
72. Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness Scholarship
If you are a woman or gender non-conforming individual of color working to change the world, you should apply for this scholarship. They give out two awards to applicants with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Check the site in the Fall of 2017 for an application for next year.
73. The Irene Adler Prize
This is a $1,000 scholarship for women writers of any age who are pursuing a bachelor's, master's or Ph.D. in journalism, creative writing or literature at a post-secondary school in the U.S. or Canada. The deadline is April 30, 2017. Check the site for details on how to apply.
74. No Bull Sports Scholarship
The No Bull Sports Scholarship helps female high school sophomores, juniors and seniors become the best athletes they can be. They provide $5,000 every quarter to young female athletes. Read the details on their site. The current deadline is March 1, 2017.
Women entering their freshmen year of college should fill out this scholarship application. One application will apply you to every scholarship on their site to see if you're eligible. You can win from $1,000-$15,000 and some are even renewable. The deadline is May 1, 2017.
76. Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship
The LPGA Foundation and the Phyllis G. Meekins Fund gives out $1,250 to one female minority high school senior golf player every year. It is a need-based award and the application is due April 30, 2017.
77. Asian Women in Business Scholarship
Asian women who are seeking a business degree should apply for this $2,500 scholarship. If you can demonstrate leadership, community service and/or entrepreneurship, you'll have a better chance of winning. Applications will not be released until March 2017. Check the site for further details.
78. Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships from the Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation are awarded to women from North America with plans to pursue a career in the auto industry. If you have already been accepted and are enrolled in college with at least a 3.0 GPA, you are eligible to apply. The deadline is April 1, 2017, for a chance to win $2,500.
Women currently pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in science, technology, engineering or math in 2017 can apply for this scholarship. You can also be a high school senior. The deadline is April 1, 2017, and the prize is $3,000.
80. Live Your Dream Awards Application
This scholarship awards women who have overcome poverty, sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other challenges. Check the website to see if you're eligible and learn about how the scholarship works. First place wins $5,000. The deadline is November 15, 2017.
81. Life Lessons Scholarship Program
If you've lost a parent, the Life Lessons Scholarship Program is there to help you out. Their organization is passionate about helping college-bound high school seniors and current college students. To apply, either write an essay or create a video narrating your story about how your parent's death has impacted your life. This program will be awarding $150,000 in scholarship money in 2017; check the website for details on each.
82. American Welding Society Scholarships
The American Welding Society has various scholarships for students and professionals. If you are interested in further welding training and education or are already in school for it, definitely look through this site for details to apply.
83. Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
Twenty diverse, first-year law students will win $15,000 to put toward their three years of law school. You can be either full or part-time, but you must be entering law school in the fall to apply. The deadline is March 2, 2017. Check out the site for details.
84. Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship
All you have to do to apply for this scholarship is fill out the application and explain how you'll use the money in 140 words or less. They're giving out two scholarships for $1,000 to the students with the best reasons. The deadline is May 31, 2017.
85. James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program offers one $24,000 fellowship per state per year for people wanting a Masters Degree in teaching. The deadline is March 1, 2017. Check the website for details.
86. "Inspire our Future" Scholarship
This scholarship wants to support experienced teachers interested in furthering their education as well as teacher candidates who have just begun their journey. Just fill out the form and essay questions on their site to apply before the April 1st deadline.
If you're pursuing a degree in engineering or environmental science and you go to college in Pennsylvania or hold permanent residence there, you could be eligible for this scholarship. You must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior for the year 2017-2018. Fill out the application on the website with an essay, video, or presentation to win $5,000 before the deadline April 27, 2017.
88. Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest
You can be a high school, college or graduate student to enter the Jane Austen Essay Contest. You will have to write an essay regarding the current prompt shown on their site regarding Jane Austen novels. Make sure to check their submissions page for vital formatting and submission rules. First place will receive $1,000. The deadline is May 21, 2017.
89. Baton Rouge Area Foundation Scholarships
This foundation offers almost a dozen different scholarships to college students in the Baton Rouge Area. Click on the site to fill out one single application, which will be applied to every scholarship on the site. This way, you don't have to fill out a separate application for every scholarship you're eligible for.
90. Road to Safety Scholarship
This scholarship is for high school seniors who want to take a stand against dangerous driving. First place winners will receive $1,000 for submitting the most creative project to raise awareness on the subject. The deadline is May 5, 2017. Check the website for details.
91. Southwest Airlines "Giving Flight to Your Success" Educational Travel Program
This scholarship includes 1-4 roundtrip tickets to school and home for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the country who have gone away to college. To be eligible, you should be enrolled in college at least 200 miles from your hometown with a minimum 2.5 GPA. The application deadline is May 13, 2017. See the site for details.
92. Scott-McKenna Memorial Scholarship
The Rocky Mountain Outdoor writers and photographers award $2,000 to students who are interested in a career related to the outdoors. You can have an interest in natural resources, forestry, rangeland ecology, wildlife biology, agriculture, or something related. The deadline is May 30, 2017. Check the site for the application.
93. Support Creativity Scholarships
The Support Creativity organization offers three separate scholarships for incoming college freshmen, undergraduates, and graduate students. Each scholarship is worth $1,000. You have to be majoring in any creative field and there is no GPA requirement. You will also have to complete a creative project and an essay. The deadline is May 1, 2017.
94. Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
This amazing program provides $75,000 in loan repayment to health professionals willing to provide primary healthcare for a minimum of 24-hours each week in rural, underserved areas of Washington. Your minimum obligation to service in Washington once you receive this grant to repay your college loans is just three years. Check the site to see if you qualify.
95. Robert W. Hiller Award
The Wisconsin Bakers Association gives this $1,000 scholarship to students who can show their interest in baking/pastry arts as a career. High school seniors with a minimum 2.85 GPA should apply. The deadline is December 1, 2017. Check the website for details.
96. UPS for Downs Katie MacDonald Memorial Scholarship
UPS for Downs is offering three different scholarships and will choose five winners to receive $2,500 each. Two students with down syndrome who want to pursue higher education will be awarded. Two students who plan to study at a Junior college or a four-year school in a disability-related field will be awarded; and, one student who is a sibling of a child with down syndrome will be awarded. The deadline is April 1, 2017. Check the website for details.
97. Street Art Galleries Contest
This is a contest for street artists who want to continue their education. You can submit a work of art to the site for a chance to win $5,000. Entries must be done on poster, paper or canvas and shipped in a mailing tube. The deadline is June 30, 2017.
98. TypologyCentral Personality Type Scholarship
If you are interested in personality types and psychology, this scholarship could be for you. You should be an undergraduate or graduate college student with at least 15 college credits completed at an accredited college or university in order to apply. Submit a 1,000-word essay and fill out the application for a chance to win up to $2,000. The deadline is June 23, 2017.
99. Wear Action
This is a $500 scholarship for high school, vocational school, or undergraduate students ages 16 and up. You'll have to write at least 700-words on how fitness gadgets impact your life. Check the website for further information on how to apply. The deadline is February 28, 2017.
100. Resume Companion Scholarship
This scholarship awards $1,000 to whoever can write the best resume for a fictional or nonfictional character. It can be based on someone from TV, literature, history, etc. There is no minimum GPA for this. The deadline is July 14, 2017.
Now that you have 100 legitimate scholarships at your fingertips, you are ready to apply. Go through and list which scholarships you're eligible for and start applying before it's too late! You should also take look into the best scholarship websites for more options. If you have already taken out loans, you should research student loan consolidation rates and the best student loan consolidation.
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