Whether you’re a current college student or still researching schools, you’re probably excited to be preparing for your future, but perhaps you’re still trying to nail down the details of your financial plan for your education.* When you’re thinking about how to pay for school, don’t forget about scholarships! Scholarships are typically merit-based and may not have to be paid back, so there’s a big potential reward for applying to relevant scholarships.
Here are a few scholarships to get you started, but there are many more you can find across the web on sites like fastweb.com and collegeboard.com, and, sometimes, even through local and community organizations!
- WyzAnt College Scholarship (May 1): The $10,000 WyzAnt College Scholarship is available to students who plan to enroll in a four-year college or university between August 1, 2017 and November 1, 2017. You’ll need to submit a 300 word essay explaining how your education has empowered you.
- DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship (May 1): High school seniors and undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the $500 DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship. To qualify, you must be enrolled at an accredited institution for the entire 2015-16 school year, be a legal U.S. citizen or resident and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- 7th GotScholarship $20,000 Give Away (February 28): The 7th GotScholarship Give Away is open to all areas of study for U.S students, international students and alumni. No GPA, financial need or essay is required. The recipient of the $20,000 is chosen by random and the funds must be used for educational expenses.
- TeenDrive365 Video Challenge (March 16): Make a video highlighting the importance of safe driving for your chance to win $15,000 and the chance to work with a Discovery film crew to reshoot your video into a PSA for television! Second place will get you $10,000 and a behind-the-scenes trip for two to a Velocity show, the third place winner will receive $7,500 and the People’s Choice Winner gets $5,000 and a behind-the-scenes trip for two to a Velocity show.
- Buick Achievers Scholarship Program (February 27): Buick is awarding up to 50 renewable scholarships of a maximum of $25,000 per year — for a total of $100,000 over a four-year period. Eligible students plan to major in a course of student focusing on engineering/technology or certain design and business programs and have an interest in working in the automotive industry or a related field.
- Frame My Future Scholarship Contest (March 3): Enter for your chance to earn a $1,000 scholarship from DiplomaFrame.com by submitting an original, digital creation displaying how you “frame your future”. One grand prize winner will receive $1,000 scholarship, $1,000 donation check to their school and a commemorative Frame My Future frame. Additionally, four scholarship winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship and commemorative Frame My Future frame and 19 finalists will be given a Frame My Future certificate.
- Mometrix College Scholarships (May 22): Mometrix Test Prep is having a college essay scholarship contest, giving you the chance to win scholarships of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000. To qualify, submit an essay of 2,000 characters or less explaining what test prep practices work best for you and why. Submissions will be posted on their site for visitors to vote on their favorites.
Don’t forget to ask about Tuition Assistance
Many companies offer tuition assistance programs, and possibly even scholarships, to help supplement the cost of higher education. If you’re working while attending school, be sure to check with your employer to see if this benefit is offered!
Learn about admissions, financial aid, and more at South University today.
*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.