Instead of stressing out over how you’re going to pay for college, put your energy in these scholarship applications. And when you’re finished with that, you can go back to stressing out.
We give you six private scholarships below, but remember that there’s also federal aid you can get your hands on. To be eligible for federal aid you have to complete the Free Application for Student Aid, aka, the FAFSA. It just became available this week, as it does every year January 1. It’s pretty complicated, so sit down with your parents to go over it. We can’t stress enough how important is.
And then, when you’re done with that, you can apply to these scholarships:
1. Ronald McDonald House Scholarship
Deadline – Jan 27
Amount – $1,000 – $5,000
Quick fact – One thousand students will be awarded scholarships from this program.
2. Olive Garden Pasta Tales Scholarship
Deadline – Jan 29
Amount – $500 – $2,500
Quick fact – This scholarship is open to students from first grade to twelfth grade!
3. Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Deadline – Feb 1
Amount – $10,000 – $50,000
Quick fact – This scholarship is for high school students who have completed a significant piece of work that falls into one of the following categories: math, science, literature, music, technology, philosophy, or outside the box. Fifteen awards will be granted.
4. National Peace Essay Contest
Deadline – Feb 1
Amount – $1,000 – $10,000
Quick fact – Open to all high school students, 56 students will be awarded scholarships.
5. Courageous Persuaders Scholarship
Deadline – Feb 9
Amount – $250 – $3,000
Quick fact – To apply for this scholarship, applicants must create a TV commercial targeted to middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking.
6. Keep the Drive High School Journalism Scholarship
Deadline – Mar 1
Amount – $720 – $2,000
Quick fact – Similar to Courageous Persuaders, to apply for this scholarship, applicants must create and submit a print or broadcast/video entry that promotes safe driving habits among teens.
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