Fun & Unique Scholarships for High School Students

Oakley Montgomery
Last Update: August 6, 2020

You’d be surprised by the kinds of things that can qualify for scholarship money! As you think about how you’re going to pay for college, check out this list of great, easy, and fun scholarships you can apply for today.

These unique scholarships will encourage you not to take life so seriously, as they can help you earn free money for school as a reward for something fun. How great is it to know that sometimes you need to do fun and silly things in order to pave your way to the final, serious task? Enjoy yourself as you apply to these scholarships and get one step closer to being able to afford the education of your dreams.

On top of the fun, random topics that these scholarships cover, we at Colleges of Distinction have also located some sports scholarships for you as well. Whether you plan on continuing your athletic career throughout college or you play sports simply for enjoyment, sift through this list and see what stands out to you. You never know which scholarship could be yours.

 

Fun Activities Scholarships

 

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship

Deadline: March 3, 2020

Award: Up to $10,000

Overview: There will be one (1) Scholarship Prize of $10,000 awarded (referred to as “the Scholarship”) and one $1,000 prize awarded to the winner’s school. 

 

The Debt.com Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Award: $500

Overview: Debt.com will give you $500 simply for applying for other scholarships. Debt.com’s mission is to encourage Americans to fight their way to financial independence – from college freshmen to senior citizens and everyone in between. 

 

UFDC Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award: $1,000

Overview: In keeping with the educational purpose stated in UFDC’s Articles of Incorporation, UFDC’s Department of ReAL Services has established a Scholarship Fund. This Fund has been established to promote original research leading to better knowledge, understanding and appreciation of dolls.

 

AACT’s John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 3, 2020

Award: $5,000

Overview: The scholarship award for the recipient is $5,000.00, paid in two $2,500.00 installments after verification of enrollment.

 

Beans For Brains Scholarship

Deadline:April 30, 2020

Award: $2,500

Overview: Beans for Brains is a merit-based scholarship program for artistic students pursuing or already in the process of attending post-secondary education. This program focuses on several characteristics, including yarn knowledge (oh yeah, this is for the knitters, crocheters, and weavers out there!), GPA, community service, financial need, and more while uplifting their creativity through the fiber arts! In the past, the Beans for Brains Scholarship was given to four or five students each year to help them move forward and accomplish their dreams! 


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DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: May 2, 2020

Award: $500

Overview: The DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship was founded in 2011 as a way to give back to the community by offering education assistance to two outstanding students. This scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who draw upon their cultural heritage to shape their vocational aspirations, add creative value to their future employers, and serve their communities. For the 2020-2021 school year, DutchCrafters Amish Furniture will be awarding two outstanding students $500 each to further their educational goals.

 

Little People of America Scholarship

Deadline: May 3, 2020

Award: Up to $1,000

Overview: As part of our service to people with dwarfism and the community at large, LPA offers educational scholarships to prospective and current students attending college or vocational school in the United States. Awards can range from $250 to $1000 (sometimes more). A scholarship committee, headed by LPA’s Programs Director, will review application packets, as well as individual donors.

 

Doodle for Google

Deadline: March 20, 2020

Award: See Website

Overview: We’re excited to see some kind doodles this year! Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail us the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg.

 

Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarships 

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Award: $1,000

Overview: Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship: Design an advertisement that will educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving, and convince them with a clear call to action not to text and drive, drink and drive, eat and drive, or any other distraction you choose to focus on. 

 

GoFoodservice Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Award: $500

Overview: The GoFoodservice scholarship is a $500 scholarship that is for high school students or currently enrolled college students who are looking to enter the Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management fields. This scholarship has been set up because we want to support the next generation of innovative chefs and restaurant managers. All submissions will be reviewed and a winner will be chosen.

 

Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

Deadline: July 21, 2020

Award: Up to $10,000

Overview: We’re giving away $20,000 in cash scholarships to high school students who make the best prom attire out of Duck® Brand Duct Tape! New this year? You can document your journey to prom perfection in a short video or written essay. Plus, once the voting period starts, a live voting counter lets you see the results in real time. So, stock up on your favorite colors and prints now to create something that will wow our judges!


Travel Photography and Savings Scholarship Contest Fall 2020

Deadline: August 1, 2020

Award Amount: $500

Overview: Take a photo from vacation and write the destination, how you got there, and any tricks you used to save money (Any way you save money traveling counts, this can be carpooling, finding a great deal on a hotel or Air BnB, staying with friends or family, using credit card reward points or any other money-saving tricks you’ve tried!) Our favorites will be featured on the site and the winner will receive a $500 scholarship!

The College of New Jersey

Ewing Township, New Jersey
 

Western Golf Association Evans Scholarship

Deadline: October 30, 2020

Award Amount: Full tuition and housing college scholarship

Overview: The Evans Scholars Foundation is a charitable trust that provides full, four-year tuition and housing college scholarships to deserving caddies. The Foundation is overseen by the Western Golf Association, which also runs six prestigious golf tournaments, including the BMW Championship.

 

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$1,000 Halloween Costume Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: Who said Halloween costumes were just for kids? The average American will spend 36% of their Halloween budget on costumes for both themselves and their pets this year. Who doesn’t love a 🐕 in a 🌭 costume or a 🐈 dressed as a 🦖? Tell us about your favorite Halloween costume that either you or your pet has worn for the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship for school or student loan payments. And don’t leave out any awesome or adorable details!

 

UNIMA-USA Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Award: $1,000

Overview: The UNIMA-USA scholarship program is intended to help cover tuition fees for American puppeteers who wish to study puppetry outside the U.S. Applicants should be puppeteers who have some professional experience, who have a university degree in puppetry, or who can otherwise demonstrate a serious commitment to the art form. 

 

Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Award: $2,500

Overview: Foreclosure.com continues to break new ground by offering a nationwide scholarship program. Currently enrolled college students (graduate students, law students and/or high school seniors are NOT eligible) are invited to apply by submitting an essay. 

 

Pokémon Club Championship

Deadline: See Website

Award Amount: Up to $25,000

Overview: Compete against other Pokémon TCG and video game players in the Pokémon Championship Series! All you need to do is show up with a valid Pokémon TCG deck or video game and system. Tournaments at the Regionals level and above may require advance registration; be sure to check the tournament listing for details. Previous winners have received up to $25,000 in scholarship money, which might just cover a year or two of your college tuition.

 

National Marbles Tournament

Deadline: See Website

Award Amount:  See Website

Overview: Over 1,200 games are played over the four day tournament among a backdrop of ferris wheels and rollercoasters. Champion Mibsters (marble shooters) from local tournaments around the United States compete in the big show with families and fans cheering on their support!

 

Sports Scholarships

 

David M Bohr Memorial Baseball Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award: Varies

Overview: The David M Bohr Memorial Baseball scholarship fund was established at the Community Foundation of NCW by memorial gifts made to honor David M Bohr. David was a long-time Wenatchee attorney and judge pro-term in Chelan. David led many youth activities throughout the Wenatchee Valley, but baseball was his true love.

 

Marc E. Lewis Youth Scholarship

Deadline: March 20, 2020

Award: $5,000

Overview: FLAG Flag Football will be awarding up to $5,000 to a graduating Massachusetts high school student or students who will be attending a two- or four-year college or a post-high school career school in the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has made high school and/or community sports programs safer for, and more inclusive of, LGBTQ student-athletes, as either a role model or ally. 

 

Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award: $4,000

Overview: Two one-time national awards of $8,000 each given annually to two young people aged 14-21 who have diabetes and play tennis competitively in tournaments or on their school team. Sixteen regional awards of $4,000 each will also be granted. The awards are to be used for education, tennis development, and/or medical care. Winners of the two national awards will be presented their awards by Billie Jean King, Diane Donnelly Stone, and Tracey Donnelly Maltby in 2020 – date and location to be determined.

 

Toby Merrill Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award: $9700 per year renewable for four years

Overview: The Toby Merrill Scholarship will be awarded to students exemplifying the values as defined by Toby’s life. Scholarship recipients will excel in academics, athletics, leadership and will demonstrate high character traits such as kindness and strength during times of adversity. Special consideration will be made for candidates who are experiencing personal or family issues related to cancer or bereavement.

 

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 6, 2020

Award: $1,000

Overview: In honor of former Iowa State University basketball player Brian Pearson, who died of brain cancer in the fall of 1997, the Iowa Games began awarding the Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship in 1998. One $1,000 scholarship annually will be awarded to one male and one female Iowan. Throughout the selection process, the degree of participation in the Iowa Games will be given consideration, as well as the applicant’s display of character.

 

You Cannot Fail Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2020

Award: $5,000

Overview: Boomer Esiason Foundation Volunteer Jerry Cahill created the You Cannot Fail program to challenge people to discover their own heroism, embrace the ups and downs of their life’s journey, make a difference by sharing that journey with others, and celebrate the stories that make them unique.

 

United Bank Student Athlete Scholarship

Deadline: April 24, 2020

Award: $1,000

Overview: The DCSAA is committed to encouraging excellence in both academics and athletics. It is for this reason that the Student Athlete Academic Scholarship Program was initiated. This year we are proud to announce that scholarships will be fully sponsored by United Bank, The Community Bank of the Nation’s Capital. Each $1,000 scholarship recognizes the distinguished academic, leadership and sportsmanship achievements of District of Columbia high school student athletes and the positive influence of athletics in each student’s life.

 

Byron Krieger Athletic Scholarship

Deadline: April 26, 2020

Award: $500

Overview: The Byron Krieger Athletic Scholarship is a $500 merit-based award for Jewish high school seniors and current college students. 

 

Sara Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award: $2,000

Overview: The Sara Scholarship was established in 2012 as part of the final will of Sara Sheehan, who passed away in 2011. The award, funded through the Henry & Sara Sheehan foundation, is granted annually to female high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree and who demonstrate academic achievement, excellence of character, financial need and active engagement with the sport of golf. Skill in playing golf is not a criterion. The Sara Scholarship awards $2000 per year to be applied towards tuition, books, board and other expenses.

Sports Unlimited Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award: $1,000

Overview: Sports Unlimited is dedicated to reaching further than the field, court, or diamond that you play on. We believe in fostering development and empowering ourselves and others through higher education because it takes as much courage to succeed in the classroom as it does on the field. Once every year, we offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the athlete who inspires us most through his or her essay. You might even be featured in our blog! If you intend to apply for the scholarship, follow the instructions below.

 

The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarships and The Walter J. Travis-Rudy Zocchi Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Award: $1,000

Overview: The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship is an annual award given since 2009 to honor the remarkable accomplishments and contributions of Walter J. Travis in the game of golf. In his pioneering career, Travis was a champion amateur golfer, esteemed golf course architect, innovative turf grass expert, and prolific golf journalist. He was the founder and editor of one of the most influential golf magazines of his time, The American Golfer. We encourage applicants to explore this site to learn more about Walter J. Travis, in whose honor this scholarship program was established.

 

FMC Skaters Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award: Varies

Overview: The FMC Skaters Scholarship program was developed in 1993 to provide financial assistance to ice sports participants and recreational ice skaters that demonstrate personal excellence on and off the ice. The scholarships are awarded to ice hockey, figure skating and recreational skaters in June of each year.

 

Ira Mitzner Collegiate Boxing Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award: $10,000

Overview: The Ira Mitzner Collegiate Boxing Scholarship is established in his name to allow a student, who demonstrates the same love and dedication to the sport of boxing, to pursue an education and enable them to develop the character needed to be as successful as Ira was in both school and on the stage of life. Ira’s family has established this scholarship to honor a truly brave, talented, intelligent, and courageous man, who was deeply loved and respected by many. 

 

Paul Bernot Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Award: $3,000

Overview: The Paul Bernot Memorial Foundation Scholarship was established in 2018 in memory of Paul Bernot. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student with a passion for fitness/athletics who is a legal resident of the United States of America, is pursuing post high school education, and who is currently or has previously been diagnosed/treated for cancer. 

 

Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarships

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Award: Up to $2,000

Overview: PCA awards scholarships of $500-$2,000 (depending on location) to high school athletes, based on their responses to questions pertaining to how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor by PCA Founder Jim Thompson.

 

Fitness and Education Scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Award: $2,000

Overview: IRON COMPANY believes that a strong education is the first step in a successful career. College is where people are given the opportunity to build the foundation of their dreams and make their life what they want it to be. We strive to help the fitness community grow and created this scholarship to give those that are serious about fitness an opportunity to forge a career out of their passion. These students are the future of our industry and we want to do what we can to offer them the support they need to make it happen. This scholarship is intended to help relieve some of the financial burden for students in the fitness field (Exercise Science, Physical Education, Health, and other similar majors) to attend a four year university.

 

Ramblers Scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Award: $2,500

Overview: Established in 2016, the Ramblers Scholarship supports student athletes pursuing an undergraduate education who self-identify publicly as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI), or as demonstrated and committed straight allies. Awardees will receive a one-time scholarship, paid directly to their school to cover tuition fees. Up to two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded publicly each summer. The application process is open annually from January 1 – June 1.

 

Exercise for Life Athletic Scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Award: Up to $10,000

Overview: Doctors and CF centers have made it clear: when it comes to CF, exercise saves lives. BEF’s Exercise for Life Scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors and undergraduate students on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic accomplishment and athletic ability in the area of running.


USABA Scholarship Program

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Award: $500

Overview: USABA is pleased to announce the 2020 USABA Scholarship Program, including the I C You Foundation Valor Achievement Award and the Arthur E. and Helen Copeland Scholarships. Both the Valor Achievement Award and the Copeland Scholarships will be awarded to one male and one female athlete, each in the amount of $500. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2020.

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Dexter All-American Team

Deadline: December 2, 2020

Award: $1,000

Overview: Five male and five female High School members are selected annually for the Dexter High School All-American Team. Each student-athlete selected to the team receives a $1,000 scholarship. Additionally, one of the ten athletes selected will receive the Bud Clapsaddle Award, being named the team captain. The recipient of the Bud Clappsaddle Team Captain Award will receive an additional $500. 

 

Athletic Scholarships

 

Marian Wood Baird College Scholarship

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Award: Up to $20,000

Overview: This scholarship is named in honor of the late Marian Wood Baird, who had been recognized by the USTA for over 40 years of volunteer service. Honors bestowed on Mrs. Baird included her induction into the Western Tennis Association Hall of Fame in 1994, the 1993 USTA Seniors’ Service Award and the 1979 USTA Service Bowl. The scholarship is generously supported by the Baird Family, and it is their wish that the recipient maintain contact with them. The Marian Wood Baird Scholarship is available to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated achievements in leadership and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program (such as USTA School Tennis, USTA National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), USTA Team Tennis or USTA High Performance or other such qualified programs as determined by the Scholarship Committee). Applicants must demonstrate sportsmanship on and off the court.

 

Rosalind P. Walter College Scholarship

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Award: Up to $10,000

Overview: This scholarship is named in honor of Rosalind Palmer Walter, who has been an active member of the USTA Foundation Board since its inception and was responsible for funding the first USTA Foundation scholarship in 1994, well before a comprehensive program was put in place. She has consistently supported the scholarship program ever since. Mrs. Walter’s commitment to tennis and education doesn’t stop with USTA Foundation. She’s on the Board of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Long Island University, as well as a Trustee of WNET Channel Thirteen and The Paley Center for Media. During World War II, Mrs. Walter was a riveter, where she worked the night shift on a Corsair, building the F4U marine gull-winged fighter airplane and is the inspiration for the 1942 song “Rosie the Riveter.” She took tremendous pride knowing that the hard work, dedication and precision she put into her job helped save lives.

 

Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Award: Up to $10,000

Overview: Dwight Filley Davis began playing tennis at the age of 15 in 1894. In 1900, the year he graduated from college, Mr. Davis purchased a 217-troy ounce silver bowl as a prize for an international lawn tennis competition. This was the birth of the Davis Cup. Mr. Davis became president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association in 1923. This scholarship was created by the late Dwight F. Davis, III, grandson of Dwight Filley Davis, and is now generously supported by the Davis family.  It is their wish that the recipients maintain contact with them. The Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship is available to high school seniors who have performed with distinction and actively participated in extracurricular activities, community service and an organized tennis program.

Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina
 

Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Award: Up to $10,000

Overview: This scholarship was named in memory of Dwight A. Mosley, the first African American elected to the USTA Board of Directors. The Dwight Mosley Scholarship is available to high school seniors of ethnically diverse heritage who have excelled academically and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program. Applicants must demonstrate sportsmanship on and off the court.

 

 

Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Award: $2,500

Overview: This scholarship is named in memory of Eve Kraft of Princeton, N.J., a tennis pioneer who introduced thousands of young people to the game of tennis, particularly in disadvantaged communities. Ms. Kraft became the first-ever women’s varsity tennis coach at Princeton in 1971 and led the team to an undefeated record during her three-year tenure.  She later founded and was director of the USTA Center for Education and Recreational Tennis in Princeton. The Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship is available to two high school seniors, one male and one female, who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service, played tennis in an organized program and who reside in an economically disadvantaged community.

 

Donald Lawson Tisdel College Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Award: Up to $10,000

Overview: The USTA Foundation has named its largest college scholarship fund The Donald Lawson Tisdel College Scholarship Fund. These scholarships will be awarded annually to 20-25 high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program such as National Junior Tennis and Learning.

 

NYCDA Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 24, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000 – $25,000

Overview: The goal of the NYCDA Foundation College Scholarship Program is to award multiple 4 year college scholarships, primarily with total values of $5,000-$25,000. These scholarships will be awarded as tuition payments directly to the college of YOUR choice. The scholarship recipient must be intending on pursuing a performance based major (dance, musical theater BA or BFA program) in college. In 2019, the Foundation established a program recognizing those dancers who choose to attend a certificate program. Dancers choosing to pursue a certificate program will receive 50% of the amount they were originally awarded.

 

Ira Mitzner Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award Amount: $10,000

Overview: The Ira Mitzner Collegiate Boxing Scholarship is established in his name to allow a student, who demonstrates the same love and dedication to the sport of boxing, to pursue an education and enable them to develop the character needed to be as successful as Ira was in both school and on the stage of life. Ira’s family has established this scholarship to honor a truly brave, talented, intelligent, and courageous man, who was deeply loved and respected by many. 

 

Fisher Cats Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award Amount: $2,500

Overview: The Fisher Cats Foundation is dedicated to bettering the lives of young people and is proud to support our youth through the Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Scholarships. Each year, the foundation awards $30,000 in scholarships to ten New Hampshire students and two Massachusetts students.

 

Absolute Fencing Gear All-Academic Team Program

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $4,000

Overview: Absolute Fencing Gear has also pledged $10,000 in scholarships for the All-Academic Team program. One female and one male applicant will receive $4,000 each based on both their GPA and essay. Two additional applicants will receive $1,000 each based on their submitted essay.

 

Men’s J.O. Program Committee/National Gymnastics Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: On September 28, 1999, the Men’s Junior Olympic Program Committee (JOPC) took a bold step for the future of men’s gymnastics by adopting a Men’s Scholarship Program at the Junior Level. The scholarship program mandates that a one-dollar donation be collected for every athlete participating in a men’s USA Gymnastics sanctioned event where a fee is charged. This one-dollar per athlete fee will be donated to the National Gymnastics Foundation Men’s Scholastic Scholarship Program.

 

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation: Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship 

Deadline: June 14, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment is intended for eligible college undergraduate and graduate school women who desire to work and contribute their efforts within the field. Due to the underrepresentation of this demographic in the industry, this scholarship fund has been established in order to aid women in furthering their education, encourage their valued participation in the profession, and benefit the profession as a whole.

 

The Dizzy Dean Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Award: Varies 

Overview:  Ty Gaulden was the first commissioner of Dizzy Dean Baseball and a national director from Alabama, Mr. Gaulden served until his death in 1980. This scholarship shall be awarded by the National Board of Directors, under such rules and conditions as it may determine, provided however, that only those players who participate in the program of the corporation who are in need of financial help shall be eligible. The deadline to submit an application for scholarship is June 15th of the current year. No applications accepted after June 15th. Applications must be submitted for renewal.

Billy Welu Scholarship

Deadline: June 21, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: The Professional Bowlers Association Billy Welu Scholarship is awarded annually, recognizing exemplary qualities in male or female college students who compete in the sport of bowling. The scholarship winner receives $1,000. To be eligible candidates must be amateur bowlers who are currently in college (preceding the application date) and maintain at least a 2.5/4.0 GPA or equivalent.

 

Race Entry Student Scholarship

Deadline: August 15, 2020

Award: $500

Overview: Race Entry is an online race registration company that supports students of all disciplines who pursue self-improvement and enhanced health through race preparation and participation. Annually Race Entry is offering a $500 scholarship to the winner of our annual “Race to Inspire” essay contest. Many people have different reasons for running in a race. We want to hear & share your inspiring story.

 

ACE Grant

Deadline: December 9, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant provides financial assistance to young men and women who aspire to earn a college golf scholarship through competitive junior golf.

 

Fun Scholarships

 

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Deadline: February 20, 2021

Award: Up to $10,000

Overview: Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.


Work Hard Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award: $2,500

Overview: Apply if: You are an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student who possesses an impeccable work ethic and constantly strives for excellence in every aspect of your life, especially within academics. You see people leaving the library at 2 am and think to yourself, “Early night.” You put the team on your back for clicker questions. Your idea of fun is checking to see if your test scores have been posted – despite the fact that you already know you aced your exam. You do all the work in group projects, not because your team let you down, but because your work is just better. You actually read all 140 pages of the suggested reading. You got a perfect ACT/SAT score, but that’s the least impressive thing about your academic career. You thought graduating summa cum laude was too easy, so you picked up a second major so you could do it twice.

Crossword Hobbyist Crossword Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: Most scholarships want you to submit an essay. Essays are great, and we do want to hear a bit about you, but we love crosswords! That’s why we’re asking applicants to create one 15×15 newspaper-style crossword puzzle on Crossword Hobbyist. The theme should focus on a topic that you’re passionate about. It can be anything you want! Animals, music, skateboarding, cupcakes, retro video games – the sky really is the limit.

 

Emergency Dentists

Deadline: July 1, 2020

Award: $2,500

Overview: The topic of the video submissions for 2020 will be: Tell (or enact for us) what superpower you would love to have and how you would use it to help create better dental health in all people! You could create something fun about being an organic dentist, or the power of a local periodontist, but the possibilities are endless. Wow us with your creativity!

 

Minecraft Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Award: $2,000

Overview: Students are able to apply for our $2,000 scholarship which can be used towards tuition for their next semester at college. All drawings will be done early August each year after submission deadlines have passed. All interested students will be required to write a short essay about their opinion on how Minecraft can be a positive influence within their education and career development. Minecraft has been used in many different facets of education and we want to know how you believe that the game can be further utilized to enhance learning and development. We are interested in hearing your thoughts and experiences about how this amazing game that we love can be much more than just a game.

 

Emoji Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Award: $1,000

Overview: Texting with actual words is so last decade. Now, almost 50% of communication is expressed through cartoons on our smartphone keyboards. You’ve probably racked up some of your favorite faces and foods in your “recently used,” but what we want to know is what represents YOU. Tell us which emoji best describes your life and why for the chance to win $1,000 scholarship for school or student loan payments.

 

Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students who enjoy the Final Fantasy game franchise. You have invested many hours in the world of Final Fantasy, and now you have the opportunity for Final Fantasy to invest in your world!

 

YoungArts Dance Scholarship

Deadline: Application opens June 2, 2020

Award: Up to $10,000

Overview: YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, YoungArts winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors, and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions. Joining a 20,000-strong alumni community, they receive creative and professional development opportunities and connect with an extraordinarily rich network of peers.

 

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