Last Updated: July 2, 2014
by Andrea Cerny
What comes to mind when you think of scholarship applications? Personal statements, essays, short answers, letters of recommendation… But you may not think of another type of scholarship application: original videos. That’s right, put down your pen, and stop typing, because the following scholarships allow you to express yourself through the creative means of video production.
Award: $1,500 – $750
Video Requirements: Actively participate in a project that promotes the humane treatment of animals. Demonstrate your accomplishments by creating an original video. (Alternatively, you may write an essay accompanied by photos or create a digital photo journal/album.)
Award: $250 – $500
Video Requirements: Submit an autobiography and create an artistic or documentary video two minutes or less about Alzheimer’s disease.
Video Requirements: Submit a two- to four-minute video examining any aspect of transportation in the United States.
Award: $250 – $5,000
Video Requirements: Create a five- to eight-minute video documentary on a given topic.
Video Requirements: Submit a creative video presentation between 30 seconds and three minutes that can be used to educate you peers on the importance of intellectual property and copyright law.
Award: $500 – $1,500
Video Requirements: Create an original work showcasing the problem of reckless and distracted driving.
Award: $2,500 – $100,000
Video Requirements: Submit a video about your one-of-a-kind story and how you plan to make an impact on the world.
Award: $5,000 – $25,000
Video Requirements: Create a one- to two-minute video showing engineering contributions that serve human welfare and the needs of society within a given time period.
Video Requirements: Submit a video production that examines the history and current-day relevance of religious freedom. (Alternatively, you may submit a written essay.)
Video Requirements: Submit a short video explaining what the American flag means to you.
11. IP Video Contest
Video Requirements: Create a video no more than 90 seconds in length that answers one of the given questions about patented inventions.
Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Video Requirements: Create a video designed to motivate, persuade, and encourage teens not to text while driving.
Award: $50 – $500
Video Requirements: Create a video three minutes or less that addresses a given topic related to nuclear weapons.
Award: $2,500 – $20,000
Video Requirements: Submit an original video about safe driving.
Award: $100 – $2,000
Video Requirements: Create a video that communicates the message that one person can make a difference.
Award: $7,500 – $15,000
Video Requirements: Create a 60- to 90-second video describing what you will do to help make teens safer drivers.
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Original Post Date: July 2nd, 2014