Who doesn’t like free money? We’ve gathered a list of some of the best scholarship opportunities for college students below.
When to Apply for Scholarships
There’s never a bad time to start applying for college scholarships. If this is a question you’re asking yourself, the answer is right now! The earlier you start applying, the more chances you have to win.
Check out these scholarships you can apply for today:
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Award amount: $30,000
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Available to: High school freshman through high school seniors
This year’s theme is “What Makes America Great.” To enter, submit a written and recorded version of an essay on this year’s topic. Learn more here.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Award amount: $20,000
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Available to: High school students who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic year
To apply, submit an application containing information on yourself and your high school, any school and community activities you participate in, and academic and employment information. Learn more here.
Dronethusiast Women in Science Environmental Scholarship
Award amount: $500
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Available to: High school freshman through college seniors
Submit an essay describing your idea on how to use drone technology to improve the environment. You must also submit a letter of recommendation and a completed application. Learn more here.
Travel is Education Scholarship
Award amount: Two awards of $500 and two awards of $1,000
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Available to: Students in grades six through 12 traveling with ACIS between October 15, 2019, and October 14, 2020
To enter, complete an entry form and submit a two-dimensional piece of artwork (a painting, drawing, collage, or printed digital design qualifies), photograph, or written piece centered around the theme “Becoming a Global Citizen.” Learn more here.
Scooter Inside Scholarship
Award amount: $1,200
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Available to: High school students attending college or university in the next academic year or current undergraduate and graduate students
To apply, submit an essay of 700 to 1,500 words that discusses the importance of social media marketing and how search engine optimization can help local business get more clients. Learn more here.
Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Award amount: $1,000
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Available to: High school freshman through graduate students
This scholarship aims to educate on the importance of not texting while driving. Submit a 140-character statement about why you pledge not to text and drive to apply. Learn more here.
American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest
Award amount: Awards from $1,500 for first-round winners and state winners, $14,000 through $18,000 for finalists
Available to: High school freshmen through high school seniors
This scholarship is aimed toward helping high school students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution. To participate, you will be required to give a three to five-minute speech on an aspect of the Constitution. Learn more here.
Gold Medal Portfolio Award
Award amount: 16 awards of $10,000
Deadline: Varies by region
Available to: Graduating high school seniors
To apply, submit a portfolio of artwork or written pieces that showcase your originality, skill, and personal vision. Learn more here.
With so many scholarships and grants available on top of other forms of aid like college loan options, pursuing a career of your choice have never been easier!