Scholarship March Madness!

In honor of March Madness, we’re going a little crazy ourselves. With scholarships! Here’s double the trouble of scholarships with upcoming deadlines than we usually post!

Take a gander through the “Quick Facts” and see if you could be in the running to win the entire bracket–we mean, uh, be awarded a scholarship. Think of it as an alley-oop, from us to you.

Remember, scholarships are wonderfully awesome ways to offset the cost of college. See if you’re a match!

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award 
Award: $7,500
Deadline: March 30, 2012
Quick fact: Applicants must be ethnic minorities and high school seniors.

Go Daddy.ME Scholarship
Award: $10,000
Deadline: March 30, 2012
Quick fact: Ten $10,000 awards will be granted! Open to high school seniors through college seniors who meet the academic critera.

Castle Ink Paperless Scholarship 
Award: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2012
Quick fact: Applicants must explain through a YouTube video clip, tweet, photo, blog entry, or Facebook wall post how they reduce, reuse, and recycle.

DLG Viral Video Scholarship Contest
Award: $1,500
Deadline: March 31, 2012
Quick fact: High school freshman through college seniors can apply for one of two of the $1,500 scholarships by creating an original video that serves as a public service announcement.

Davis Putter Scholarship
Award:
$1,000 – $10,000
Deadline: April 1, 2012
Quick fact: Thirty of these renewable (!! Always a good thing !!)  scholarships will be awarded to applicants who are active in a movement for social and/or economic justice.

Google Science Fair
Award: $25,000 – $50,000
Deadline: April 1, 2012
Quick fact: Full-time students between the ages of 13 and 18 must create a science project in one of the specified categories and submit a video or presentation. It’s a big project with a big payoff!

NEW - Swackhamer Video Contest
Award: $300 – $1,000
Deadline: April 1, 2012
Quick fact: To participate in this contest, applicants must make a video of three minutes or less that addresses the topic: “What school didn’t teach us: the truth about nuclear weapons.

AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest
Award: $2,000
Deadline: April 5, 2012
Quick fact: Ten scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who take an online test about sprinklers….weird but fun!

NEW - John Lennon Scholarship 
Award: $5,000 – $10,000
Deadline: April 13, 2012
Quick fact: Three scholarships will be granted to songwriters and composers who are current students or alumnus/alumni of a college or university.

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) National High School Essay Contest 
Award: $2,500
Deadline: April 15, 2012
Quick fact: High school applicants must write an essay on a topic related to the Foreign Service. Weird twist: Your parents can NOT be part of the Foreign Service.

MyBookBuyer.com Textbooks for a Year Scholarship
Award: $250 – $1,250
Deadline: April 15, 2012
Quick fact: Applicants must submit an essay about a person who has had a significant and positive impact on their lives.

College JumpStart Scholarship 
Award: $250 – $1,500
Deadline: April 15, 2012
Quick fact: Applicants must be committed to using education to better their lives and that of their family and/or community.

Ultimate Scholarship 
Award: $500 – $2,000
Deadline: April 15, 2012
Quick fact: Are you a well-rounded student who has big dreams and ambitions, community involvement, academic achievement and determination, extracurricular activities, and capacity for self-sufficiency? Well then you might just be up for the ULTIMATE scholarship.

There are tons more scholarship madness here! 

Original Post Date: March 15th, 2012

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