It’s hard to believe that November’s almost over, but the Christmas lights and holiday jingles are here to stay until January. Whether or not you’re preparing for the freezing temperatures to come, make sure you make some time to stay inside and finish these 32 scholarships. Some of these will only take 5 minutes, and others require no U.S. citizenship status, so in addition to your holiday wish list make sure you’re also working on your to-do list!
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!
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.
For students looking to work in the mental health sector. Requires essay. One award of $1,000.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Rinse, Recycle, Repeat– April 30
- Make a recycling bin. One award for $5,000.
- Suspended for WHAT?: Amplify– April 30
- Share stories of unfair school punishment and harsh discipline. One award for $3,000.
- Suspended for WHAT?: Advocate– April 30
- Meet with your principal to demand fairer policies. One award for $2,000.
Superpower Scholarship– April 31
Requires shorts essay. One award for $2,500. Must be 13 years or older to be eligible.
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.
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.