Side Hustle- March Forward With These 28 Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Happy Friday everyone! Before you make fun of me for that awful pun, scroll through this list of 28 super cool scholarships for the month of April/March!

Courage to Grow Scholarship– February 28

Explain in 500 words or less why you believe you should be awarded the scholarship. Must be a high school junior or senior, or enrolled in college with a minimum GPA of 2.5. One scholarship award for $500.

Nerdy Bot Scholarship Essay Contest- February 28

Must write an essay under 500 words answering the following prompt: How can artificial intelligence help you with your studies? Three (3) awards raging from $400-$1,000. E-Mail for more details on the application.

Sweet and Simple Scholarship– February 28

Must respond to the following prompt in 250 words or less: “Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.” Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in a post-secondary educational institution. One scholarship reward of $1,500.

ADA Central Annual College Scholarship– March 1st
Must write a 750-1,000 word essay about your experiences with the ADA (the America Disabilities Act) or what the ADA means to you. Must be a high school senior or continuing college. One scholarship award for $500.

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship– March 1st

Must be 14 years or older. You must submit an original photograph, artwork, or computer design for the front of a greeting card. The winning entry will receive a scholarship of $10,000, plus a $1,000 reward for the winner’s school.

TheDream.US National Scholarship– March 1st

For DACA Students: Open to those who have graduated high school or will graduate in the spring of 2018 but are not enrolled in college due to financial hardship, and intend to enroll in one of the TheDream.US partner colleges no later than the spring of 2019. Also open to students who have graduated or will graduate community college but do not have the resources to enroll in a 4-year university. More details on the website.

Esme’ and Elodie Scholarship– March 1st

Open to high school juniors and seniors as well as college undergrads and graduate students. Applications are accepted year round and consist of basic academic information as well as questions about your goals. One reward for $250.

Frame My Future Scholarship– March 1st

Submit an original photograph that matches the theme “Frame my Future” with a brief overview of you entry piece (must not exceed 500 words). Must be a U.S. resident attending a college as a full-time student. Three (3) winners will be picked: 1st Grand price winner gets a $5,000 scholarship and a custom diploma frame, 1st Runner-up gets a $1,000 scholarship and custom diploma frame, and 2nd Runner-up gets a $500 scholarship with a custom diploma frame.

Nikon Storyteller Scholarship– March 1st

Open to college undergrad and graduate students majoring in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography, or multimedia/content creation. Must have completed your first year before the Fall of 2018 and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recommendation letter required. Up to ten (10) $10,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2018/2019 year, which are not renewable.

Pure Himalayan Shilajit Scholarship– March 1st

Must write a 500-1,000 word essay answering the prompt: “The future of Health: Ayurveda vs Modern Medicine.” Full or part-time high school and college students eligible. One scholarship award for $500.

The ‘Stand Up Men’ Award- March 1st

In order to apply you must submit a 3-6 minute video on any man you know taking a stand to prevent sexual assault/violence against women. Ope to 8th graders, high school students, and college students (grad and undergrad) under the age of 25. Winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Cherry and Mas Kinoshita Scholarship– March 2nd

For applicants of Japanese ancestry interested in political science, law, education, journalism, Asian American Studies, or other field leading to service to the community. Must write an essay under 500 words answering the prompt: How do you think the incarceration of Japanese American during World War II and the subsequent awarding of redress from the US Government has affected our society today? Requires two recommendations. One scholarship for $2,000.

A1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship– March 10

Must write a 1,000 word minimum article on any of the topics listed on the website. Open to full and part-time students at post-high-school institutions with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Three (3) scholarship rewards of $1,000, $500, an $250 will be rewarded.

Nature-Saving Scholarship March 11

Must create an original list of nature-saving rules based on one of the topics outlined on the website. Must be in high school or enrolled in a college/university. 1st place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and 2nd place gets $500.

The Society of American Military Engineers 2018 Scholarship– March 12

For high school seniors and college students who are pursuing an engineering or related technical degree. Must be a U.S. citizen. Up to eighteen (18) scholarships will be rewarded ranging from $1,000-4,000.

The Fred Scheigert Scholarship Program– March 15th

For students with low vision: Must be enrolled in college/university full-time and submit a copy of your transcript, two (2) recommendation letters, a letter of acceptance from your school, and verification of low vision. Three (3) students will be rewarded individual scholarship awards for $3,000.

The Kay-Grant Group Scholarship– March 15th

Must submit a two-minute video explaining why you need the scholarship, how would it help you, and your academic goals. Must be enrolled in college/university. One winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Ukelele Music Info Musical Studies Scholarship- March 15th

For students majoring in music: Must submit a 300-500 word essay explaining why you’re pursuing a degree in music OR record a 1-3 minute video showcasing your musical talents. Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled full-time in college/university for the academic year of 2017/18. One (1) winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Westbon Scholarship Program– March 15th

For international students: Must submit a short essay telling your story and where you see yourself in five years. Must submit a copy of your I20 and transcript. Five (5) awards granted totaling $2,000.

Confident Writers Scholarship Essay Contest– March 18

Must submit a 500-700 word essay on any of the 5 topics outlined on the scholarship website. Three (3) winners will be picked and will receive the following scholarship awards: 1st place for $700, 2nd place for $500, and 3rd place for $300.

Create Real Impact Contest– March 22

Create any kind of original work (video, music, written piece, artwork) offering a solution for reckless and distracted driving. Must be a resident of the U.S. between the ages of 14-22 enrolled in an educational institution (from middle school to college). Thirteen (13) scholarships will be rewarded ranging from $500-$1,500.

Binfire Scholarship for Women in Science and Engineering– March 28

Must write a 500-word essay about why you chose to pursue the science/engineering field, what your ambitions are, and why this field of study can help improve quality of life for women. E-Mail for more information. Five (5) scholarships averaging $2,000 will be rewarded.

FAVORITE: Hispanic Scholarship Fund 2018/19 Scholarship– March 30

For students of Hispanic heritage: Open to high school students and undergrad/grad students who plan to enroll full-time in a 4-year university or graduate program. Open to U.S. citizens, residents, DACA recipients, and eligible non-citizens. Awards range from $500-$5,000 based on relative need.

Key Thinkers Scholarship– March 31st

Must write a 500-750 word essay answering the question: What does financial responsibility mean to you and what steps should students take to plan their budget? Must be a U.S. citizen or resident of 18 years or older and enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in the U.S. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. One (1) winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship award.

Live Nation Scholarships– March 31st

Three (3) different scholarships offered by Music Forward and Live Nation for students pursuing music. Please check out the website for more details on each scholarship. Each scholarship award is for $10,000.

Pew Pew Tactical Fun Safety Scholarship– March 31st

Must write an essay under 1,000 words saying how you would reform current U.S. firearm laws, plus an optional essay answering the question of why they should choose you. Open to high school, college/university, and grad students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. One (1) scholarship award for $1,000.

RentDeals.Com Scholarships– March 31st

Three (3) different scholarships for $1,000 each are being offered: “Beautiful Minds” Scholarship, “The Dreamer” Scholarship, and “First Things First” Scholarship. Check website for more details on each scholarship.

Value of Being Fit Scholarship– March 31st

Must submit a written essay, info graphic, or article answering the question “How can you remain fit forever?” Open to high school and college/university students. Must be 18 years of age or older.One (1) scholarship reward for $750.


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