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Thursday, May 10, 2012

20 Hot College Scholarships to Check Out

1. Big Dig Scholarship: Award $3,000. Deadline June 1. 500-1,000 word creative essay.

2. Stuck at Prom Scholarship: Award $5,000 Deadline June 13. Photo of prom couple wearing duct tape.

3. College Inventors Competition: Award $5,000. Deadline June 15. Submit a new idea/process/technology.

4. Get Ready for College Scholarship: Award $1,000. Deadline May 31. "Visit" 3 colleges online.

5. "Scholarship Points": Award $10,000. Deadline June 14. Register for site, take surveys, etc.

6. "Personalize Your Computer from HP": Award Varies. Deadline May 15. Register for site.

7. Epic Book Drive Scholarship: Award $1,000. Deadline May 18. Collect and donate books.

8. Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship: Award $5,000. Deadline May 30. 1,000 word essay and 500 word essay.

9. Fastweb Refer a Friend Sweepstakes: Award $500. Deadline May 31. One contest entry per referral.

10. College Prowler No Essay Scholarship: Award $2,000. Deadline May 31. Random drawing each month.

11. "Thanks a Thousand Sweepstakes": Award $1,000. Deadline June 17. Daily winners for thank you notes.

12. Prom for All Scholarship: Award $2,000. Deadline June 22. Refer 5 friends to donate prom dresses.

13. Negative Population Growth Scholarship: Award $2,500. Deadline June 30. 1-3 minute video submission.

14. Delete Cyber bullying Scholarship: Award $1,500. Deadline June 30. 500 word essay.

15. America's Best Blogging Scholarship: Award $1,000. Deadline June 30. 500 word political blog post.

16. "From Failure to Promise" Essay Contest: Award $1,500. Deadline July 31. 1,000 word essay.

17. Scholarship: Award $500. Deadline July 31. Recycling contest over 30 days.

18. DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship: Award $500. Deadline July 31. Essay contest.

19. Digital Innovation Scholarship: Award $1,000. Deadline August 12. 500 word essay.

20. "Hit the Books Scholarship": Award $500. Deadline September 30. 500 word essay.


  1. This is a wonderful scholarship list! Sharing and tweeting!! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing some specific scholarships that are available. The big issue I find with students is that there are so many scholarships out there, each with its own requirements, that they get overwhelmed and do nothing. I recommend using scholarship search sites such as and which narrow the choices from thousands to a few dozen.

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  4. Thank you so much for this list, I was just awarded the digital innovation scholarship! Yay!