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!
Quit Smoking Scholarship– May 31, 2018 (Promoted)
Write a 1,000-1,500 word essay answering the questions listed on the website about smoking and a smoke-free society. Open to high school and college students over the age of 14. Three awards for $5,000 each for the best essays.
Best Essay Education Scholarship– November 30
Must answer one of the three prompts proposed in an essay under 1,000 words and follow Best Essay Education on Twitter and Facebook. Must be an undergrad or grad student, or be enrolled in a community college or professional program. Top writer will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship, 2nd place $700, and 3rd place $400.
Cookin’ It Old School– November 30
Ask your grandparent or an elderly person to share one of their recipes with you, then cook a meal together and share a picture. One winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
LabRoots STEM Scholarship– November 30
Merit-based scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergrad or grad STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Open for students worldwide. One award for $2,000.
Direct Energy Live Brighter Scholarship– November 30
Write a 500 word essay answering the question “How do you live life brighter within your community?” OR create a 1-2 minute video answering the same question. Must be a registered college student and have a GPA above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Must reside in any of the states where Direct Energy offers energy services (check webpage). 1st place will be awarded $5,000, and 2 runner-ups will be awarded $2,500 each.
StyleMann Young Professionals Scholarship– November 30
Write a 1,000-1,500 essay answering the question “How the fashion industry change e-commerce and its impact on us”. The best-written essay will receive an award for $1,800.
TheTacticalKnives.com Student Scholarship– November 30
Must write an essay between 1,000-2,000 words on the prompt (which is provided upon request-see webpage for more details). You can write up to 2 essays. 1st place will receive a $1,000 cash price, and 2nd place will receive $500.
Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship– December 1st
Create a page for an underrepresented minority in tech or science (instructions on website). Must be a sophomore/junior/senior in high school, or enrolled in college. One (1) award for $1,000.
Muslim American Journeys Scholarship Contest– December 1st
Submit a 400-1,000 word essay describing your individual journey based on one of the following themes: Identity, Freedom, or Immigration. Must be a U.S. citizen over the age of 18 enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. A total of eight (8) scholarships will be awarded- one (1) grand prize for $1,000, one (1) second place scholarship for $500, and (6) third prizes for $250 each.
Staver Law Group PC National Scholarship– December 1st
Application requires a 300-500 word essay on a prompt about personal injury lawyers. Winner receives a $5,000 scholarship.
The Titan Web Agency Bi-Annual Scholarship Program– December 1st
Must write a 1,000-word-minimum essay explaining why you want to be an entrepreneur along with a photograph. Must be a U.S. resident attending a 2-year community college or 4-year university.
Easy Self-Care Scholarship– December 2nd
Sign up for daily text messages suggestions on self-care for a chance to win a $500 scholarship (that’s literally it!) Gain additional entry’s when you share these texts with friends. No specific citizenship status necessary to win– must be residing in the U.S. or U.S. territories.
HomeSecurityList 2017 Smart Home Scholarship– December 10th
Submit a 1,000-2,000 word essay on the prompt listed on the website. Must be a high school senior, or an undergrad or grad student enrolled in college. One scholarships reward for $1,000. More details listed on the website.
Make Me Buy It Scholarship– December 10th
Write a 1,000-word-minimum essay on the topic “My safe place: Why I’m buying online?” The best essay gets a $1,200 scholarship for college expenses. Must be a current undergrad or grad student in good academic standing.
The Science Ambassador Scholarship– December 11
A full-tuition scholarship for women in any of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, math). To enter film a 3-minute video of yourself explaining a topic in STEM that you’re passionate about. Must be a current high school senior or college undergrad student to apply. No citizenship status is required.
Artificial Grass Liquidators Scholarship– December 15
Must write a short 500-word essay about your educational goals and your plans after graduation. One scholarship for $1,000 available. Must be currently enrolled in a college or university.
ChameleonJohn.com Scholarship– December 15
To apply you must write 3 short essays (up to 1,000 characters each) answering the questions listed on the website. One person will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Must be enrolled in a university located in the U.S.
Citrix ShareFile Innovation Scholarship– December 15
Write a 500-800 word essay about an inspiring innovator that has impacted your life for a chance to win one of the three (3) available scholarship rewards: 1st place gets $5,000, 2nd place gets $3,000, and 3rd place gets $2,000. Must be currently enrolled in college.
2017 General Education Scholarship– December 15
Submit an essay (1,000 word minimum) about your educational goals and your plans after graduation for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Must be currently enrolled in a college or university.
GoAssignmentHelp Scholarship– December 15
Create an account, submit an application, and write an essay (800 words max) answering the question “What factors contribute to stress and mental health problems and what are some solutions?” Three $1,000 scholarships available for students pursuing Graduation/PG education. Must be currently enrolled in college.
The Lead Roster B2B Sales and Marketing Scholarship– December 15
For students interested in sales and marketing. Upload and submit a YouTube video of yourself explaining why you deserve to win the scholarship for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Both high school and college students are eligible.
#MyBiggestRegret– December 15
Tweet your biggest regret since 2011 using #MyBiggestRegret and link the webpage for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship. More details found on the website.
Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship– December 15
Write an essay in the style of an Adobe Lightroom tutorial (800-1,000 words) answering one of the prompts listed on the website. One scholarship available for $500. Must be a high school senior or currently enrolled in college.
For students interested in SEO and content marketing. Submit a brief (5 paragraphs or less) essay explaining the best use of content marketing for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Both high school and college students are eligible.
Ride and Seek– December 15
Download and post posters on safe driving and post a picture for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship. More details found on the website.
Unpakt College Scholarship– December 15
Write a 500-word essay explaining where you plan on moving after finishing your education and why. Three total prizes will be awarded: grand prize gets $1,000, 1st runner-up gets $500, and 2nd runner-up gets $100. Must be a current college student or recent (1 year) college graduate.
ValuePenguin Scholarship– December 15
Must write two short essays (500-750 words each) answering the questions listed on the website. One person will be rewarded a $2,000 scholarship. Must be a current undergraduate student studying in the U.S.
“Why I Need These Books” Scholarship– December 15
Write a short essay answering the question “What will you achieve by completing the class for which you need these books?” for a chance to win a $200 scholarship. Must be currently enrolled in college.
The Christophers’ Video Contest– December 18
Create a short video (less than 5 minutes) explaining the mission of non-profit organization The Christophers. Eight (8) total cash awards will be rewarded: 1st place gets $2,000, 2nd place gets $1,000, 3rd place gets $500, and up to five (5) honorable mentions gets $100 each. Must be a current undergrad or grad student.
Addiction Awareness Scholarship– December 22
Write a short essay (1,200 words max) on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. A total of three (3) scholarships will be awarded: 1st place gets $6,000, 2nd place gets $3,000, and 3rd place gets $1,000. Must be a current undergrad or grad student in the U.S. Open to all students regardless of citizenship status. Must be at least 18 years old.
Award includes a full scholarship to attend USHLI’s 36th annual conference in Chicago and a 4-year $1,000 scholarship or a 2-year $500 scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled in college and at least one parent has to be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-US citizens are welcome to apply. More details found on the website.
MiniMilitia Scholarship Program– December 30
For students pursuing a medical or engineering degree, or any other higher course. Write a short essay (500-700 words) on “Internet Marketing and its values in 2017”. One scholarship available for $2,000. For high school and college students.