Side Hustle: 16 Scholarships to Apply for This Week

I know you procrastinate but hey, I understand! Procrastinating is something everyone falls victim to once in a while (more often than we’d like to admit), especially when temptations like Netflix exist. However, the pressure of waiting until last minute can drive you to write some of the best essays and can actually be helpful on certain occasions. While I don’t encourage procrastination if you are one of those who wait until the night something’s due then check out this list of scholarships: you have a whole week, and some of them take minutes!


AlgaeCal Health Scholarship– June 30

Must be enrolled in school for the Fall 2017 semester. Must write an essay answering the question: “If you could, what changes to programs, policies, education, etc. would you implement for the general health/well-being of the average modern person?” Minimum 3.0 GPA. One award for $1,000.


AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship– June 30

Create or update your AfterCollege profile, which will automatically enter you to win. Open to currently enrolled students. One award for $500.


Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Card Contest– June 30

Write any kind of poem that express your emotions. Enter as many poems as you’d like! Three (3) awards: $350, $200, and $100.


Breast Cancer Awareness: Share Your Story With Homekitchenary– June 30

For high schools seniors living with a parent who is fighting breast cancer, is a survivor, or has lost a parent to breast cancer. Requires an essay of 800 words minimum. Two (2) awards for $1,000 each.


CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes– June 30

Sign up for Wells Fargo’s CollegeSTEPS program to be automatically entered to win. Must be at least 14 years old to enter. Six (6) high school students and six (6) college students will be picked to win $5,000 each.


Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship– June 30

High school, undergraduate, and graduate students eligible. Must write a short essay  of 500 words or less based on two options given on the website. One award for $1,000.


Digital Privacy Scholarship– June 30

High school, undergraduate, and graduate students eligible. Must write a 140-character statement about digital privacy. 10 finalists will be picked who then have to write a full essay about digital privacy. One award for $1,000.


Do-Over Scholarship– June 30

Must be 13 years old or older and enrolled in college. Write a short 250-word response answering the question: “If you could get one ‘do-over’ in life, what would it be and why?” One award for $1,500.


Lift Parts Express Scholarship– June 30

Must be between 16-21 years old and attending school in the fall of 2017. Essay required. One award for $500.


Inverters R Us Power Scholarship– June 30

Write an essay answering the question: “How are DC to AC power inverters used int he world today?” Two (2) awards for $1,000 each. Must be U.S. citizen or resident.


OppU Achievers Scholarship– June 30

Must be enrolled in a higher education institution with a GPA of at least 3.0. Must be a U.S. citizen. Requires an essay answering the question: “Explain why financial literacy should be important to college students like yourself.”


“Review It” Scholarship– June 30

Must be attending college and have a GPA or 2.5 or higher. Must write a movie review over your favorite movie in under 1,000 words. One $1,000 scholarship.


10 Words or Less Scholarship– June 30

Go to the Facebook page and like it. Place a comment on the first post (“New scholarship deadline for the 10 words or less scholarship) saying why you deserve the scholarship in 10 words or less. One award for $500.


Do Something Scholarships:


Upload a photo of 5 aluminum cans you’ve recycled. One award for $1,500.

Make a 5-minute long shower playlist and share wit friends. One award for $1,000.

Make a card encouraging your dad to get his blood pressure checked. One award for $1,000.

Side Hustle: 21 Scholarships for March/April


Make sure you’re still applying; remember there are so many organizations who want to give you money to go to college, but you have to apply apply apply!

Hispanic Scholarship Fund– March 30

Awards range from $500-$5,000. High school seniors, undergrad, and graduate students eligible. DACA and eligible non-citizens eligible.

The SleekLens Academic Scholarship- March 30

Requires an essay on given instructions. Three winners, award of $2,000. High school seniors, undergrad, and graduate students eligible.

Facing Acne Scholarship– March 31

Requires recording a short video about how the internet has helped you. One award of $2,000. High school seniors and college students eligible.

General and Mental Health Education Scholarship– March 31

For students looking to work in the mental health sector. Requires essay. One award of $1,000.

Internet Marketing Review Scholarship- March 31

Requires essay. One award for $2,000. High school and college students eligible.

College Success Scholarship– April 1st

Requires photo submission. One award for $1,000. High school seniors, undergrad, and graduate students eligible.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund– April 1st

For students involved in social and economic justice. Available grants up to $10,000 per year. Requires application, personal statement, two (2) letters of recommendation, FAFSA Student Aid Report, financial need information, and transcripts. Undergrad and graduate students eligible.

InvestmentZen Financial Future Scholarship– April 1

Requires essay. One $1,000 award. Must be enrolled in post-secondary institution.

Vivint Smart Home Scholarship– April 1

Requires recording a short video. One award of $5,000. High school seniors and college students eligible.

AFSA High School Scholarships– April 7

Open to high school seniors. Ten (10) awards available for $2,000.

Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarships- April 15

For high school seniors/incoming college freshmen who have type 1 diabetes. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Picture Keeper Scholarship– April 15

Requires essay, photograph, and transcript. Three awards: $1,500, $1,o00, and a Picture Keeper Connect. High school, undergrad, and graduate students eligible.

Women in STEM Scholarship– April 15

Requires essay and photo. One $3,000 award. High school seniors, undergrad, and graduate students studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics eligible.

All About Education Scholarship– April 30

Requires short essay. One award for $3,000. Must be 13 years or older to be eligible.

HENAAC Scholarship- April 30

For students of Hispanic origin pursuing science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Offers three types of scholarships: Corporate/Government Sponsored, Special Recognition, and In Memoriam and Personal Tribute. Requires essay, application, resume, two letters of recommendation, transcript, and photo. Awards range from $500 to $10,000. Undergrad and Graduate students eligible.

The Runnerclick Sports and Academic Scholarship- April 30

Requires essay. Three (3) awards for $2,000 each. High school seniors, undergrad, and graduate students eligible.

Truth Initiative Scholarships– April 30

For students innovatively confronting tobacco use. Two (2) awards for $5,000. Requires proof of financial need.

Do Something Scholarships:

Superpower Scholarship– April 31

Requires shorts essay. One award for $2,500. Must be 13 years or older to be eligible.

Study Abroad Scholarships and Opportunities

I’ve come to believe that studying abroad is an absolute necessity in college and will completely transform your perspective in how you view your education as well as your community, however I can’t omit the fact that it is a luxury. While it’s not easy to afford taking classes or pursuing an internship abroad that should not stop you when there’s hundreds of organizations and websites who want to fund students like us to gain an international edge. These opportunities are not ones you should put the side! Programs are for undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates.

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24 Hours in LA

As I was waiting in the airport last week I was thinking of all the institutions and benefactors that have contributed towards my education and dreams; I began thinking about how these organizations have elevated me and how grateful I am to have reached this point. When I assess my growth as a student and young woman, however, there is one organization that has undeniably played a role in the development of my academic abilities and my plan of action for success. With only six weeks left to apply to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund I have had a lot of time to reflect on the impact this organization has had on my life, not only academically but also deep beyond the surface.

Last Monday HSF flew me in to Los Angeles to film an interview in which I basically just talked about myself and my background and accomplishments, and I was reminded just how terrible I am in front of a camera! But in all seriousness I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed with emotion at some of the questions for I was prompted to look at all the hard work and effort I had to put in to be sitting in front of that videographer. Still, I failed to believe that out of the hundreds of scholars I was one of the very few they chose to interview. I’ve met so many people with accomplishments that left me speechless and amazed, so what made mine so special? Why were they so proud of me that they decided to go through all of the expenses of flying me in for literally one day for this very moment? The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has changed my life for the better, and this is no exaggeration.

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Side Hustle: 10 Scholarships for February

If you made a new year’s resolution to apply for more scholarships this year, you’re not alone! Luckily for you this month there is a long list of scholarship applications that you don’t want to miss out on. Remember: if you think you won’t win because a lot of people are applying, “a lot of people” are thinking that too so you might as well apply!

The JRC Insurance Group Scholarship – Due Feb. 1st

One $1,000 scholarship for Spring semester will be awarded for those who write the best essay explaining why life insurance is important and how to put your family first when it comes to finances in 1,000 words. Open to undergraduate students and high school seniors.

Black Note Smoke-Free World Scholarship – Due Feb. 1st

One $2,000 scholarship award for writing a 750 word essay on how to create a smoke-free world. Open to full-time college students.

Internet Security Scholarship – Due Feb. 1st

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the best written essay that answers the question: Where do you see internet security in five years? You must post your essay on your website or blog and it must be between 400-600 words. Open to high school seniors, undergraduate students, and grad students.

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