A few blog posts ago, I mentioned something along the lines of “scholarships come in all shapes and sizes”. This is still true, people!! Not all scholarships are meant to award students for academic performance, which is awesome because I’m sure you bring a lot more to the table than just your brains 🤓. These scholarships are great because they encourage you to learn more, speak your voice, and even take action about a specific cause while also giving you the opportunity to earn some cash to help you pay for school. What could be better?
Deadline: April 20
Deets: Each year there are 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste discarded in the world. E-waste contains toxic materials, including heavy metals, that can easily seep into the ground and ultimately get into groundwater supplies. According to the EPA, recycling e-waste allows more than 100 million pounds of materials to be reused annually.
The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste. For more information, please refer to these articles.
Deadline: June 30
The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand why you should be cautious about what you post on the Internet. For more information about digital privacy, please see these articles.
Deadline: September 30
Deadline: January 30
Young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media--and this doesn't include computer use for schoolwork--according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body.
The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time. For more information on technology addiction, please see these articles.
Deadline: June 5
The mission of NOGLSTP Scholarships is to:
The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship program recognizes student innovation and youth-led solutions to fight hunger in America. These young people are creating awareness and mobilizing peers in their communities to be catalysts for change. The scholarship awardees comprise a wide variety of students, ages 5 to 25, who are recognized at the national and regional level and hail from across the country.
Amount: varies (average $8,000)
Deadline: January 8
GSBA awards educational scholarships (undergraduate and graduate) to LGBTQ and straight-ally students who are committed to making a difference in the world. Our scholarships range up to $13,000 annually and are meant to provide significant support as you pursue your educational goals.
Deadline: October 31
The recent wave of worldwide protests sparked by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among others, highlight the injustices, fear, and violence that Black Americans face on a daily basis because of white supremacy.
You’ll be entered for a chance to donate $1,000 to a DoSomething-approved Black-led organization of your choosing, plus a $1,000 scholarship for yourself.
While this scholarship is not necessarily encouraging social or political change, it IS helping students learn more about how to find unique scholarship opportunities and boost their chances of winning scholarships. Check it out!
Deadline: October 31