Junior Senior Promenade Essay Contest

Are you ready to get lucky? It doesn’t just take luck, though, it take effort in the forms of applications, essays, videos and more. Remember, the more you apply, the better your chances that your scholarship luck will change.

We’ve highlighted great scholarship opportunities for you to test your luck, show off your talents and, hopefully, win a scholarship!

AFSA High School Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/15/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

The AFSA High School Essay Contest is open to high school students. To be considered, in a 1,000 – to 1250 – word essay, you must identify two cases – one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful – where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict – affected country.

Learn more about the AFSA High School Essay Contest .

Live Deliberately Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/15/18
Available to: Ages 13-21 Years
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $250

The Live Deliberately Essay Contest is open to all students aged 14 – 21. You must submit an essay of no more than 750 words based on the prompts listed on the sponsor’s website. This year’s prompts will ask you to consider a time in your life when you pursued a path that was “narrow and crooked,” but felt like it was the right path for you. In what ways are/were you able to, as Thoreau advises, walk that path with “love and reverence?” How has navigating that path shaped you into the person you are becoming?

Learn more about the Live Deliberately Essay Contest .

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Make a Sign and Fame a Friend!

Deadline: 3/15/18
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $2,500

You can win an easy $2,500 scholarship by making a sign to encourage your friends to follow their dreams. Even better, your friend will ALSO be entered to win a $2,500 scholarship. Simply make a sign, upload a photo of your friend with the sign, and you’ll both automatically enter to EACH win $2,500 scholarships. Win-win!

Learn more about the $2,500 Easy Scholarship: Make a Sign and Fame a Friend!.

Live Más Scholarship

Deadline: 3/18/18
Available to: Ages 16-24
Award Amount: 100 Awards from $5,000 to $25,000

The Live Más Scholarship is available to innovators, creators, and dreamers between the ages of 16 and 24. To be considered, you must create and submit a video of up to two minutes in length that tells the story of your life’s passion.

Learn more about the Live Más Scholarship.

Project Yellow Light Video Contest Scholarship

Deadline: 4/01/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 6 Awards from $1,000 – $5,000

The Project Yellow Light Video Contest Scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors and full-time undergraduate students. To be considered, you must create a 25 or 55 second video that discourages distracted driving, specifically texting while driving.

Learn more about the Project Yellow Light Video Contest Scholarship .

Project Yellow Light Radio Scholarship

Deadline: 4/01/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $2,000

The Project Yellow Light Radio Scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors and full – time undergraduate students. To be considered, you must record a radio recording of exactly 20 seconds that discourages distracted driving, specifically texting while driving.

Learn more about the Project Yellow Light Radio Scholarship .

Stop Texting and Driving Video Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 4/02/2018
Available to: High School Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,000

The Stop Texting and Driving Video Scholarship Contest is available to high school juniors, seniors and full-time college students. You must submit a 30 to 60 second video on YouTube that will convince others not to text and drive in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Stop Texting and Driving Video Scholarship Contest .

NPG 2018 Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 4/20/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through College Juniors
Award Amount: Awards from $750-$2,000

The NPG 2018 Essay Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 750 words on one environmental issue from the sponsor’s chosen list and explain how it is made worse by population growth and describe what measures you would recommend our nation’s leaders take to ensure we protect our fragile environment for generations to come. You must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the NPG 2018 Scholarship Contest.

E-Waste Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The E-waste Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must submit a short statement that completes the sentence “The most important reason to care about e-waste is…” and be U.S. citizen or legal resident to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the E-Waste Scholarship.

Paradigm Challenge

Deadline: 5/01/2018
Available to: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: 100 Awards from $500 – $100,000

The Paradigm Challenge is open to students up to the age of 18. You may work in a team or alone in creating an original and creative way to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and / or around the world. Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives. Additionally, you must submit a brief statement of your idea (140 characters or less) in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Paradigm Challenge .

Feldco Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Feldco Scholarship is available to current and prospective college students. To be considered, you must submit a 700 – to 1000 – word essay on the following topic: “How has your family contributed to who you are today?”

Learn more about the Feldco Scholarship.

Digital Privacy Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The Digital Privacy Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and submit a brief message about digital privacy to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Digital Privacy Scholarship.

Because College is Expensive Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/2018
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The $500 “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship is open to students in their junior or senior year in high school, current undergrads and grad students, as well as those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on the Scholarship Winners page. One entry per person is all that is necessary.

Learn more about the Because College is Expensive Scholarship.

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 6/30/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest is available to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a college or university. You must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which portrays the correct way of interacting with a police officer during a traffic stop, or any other encounter, to qualify for this award. The video must be uploaded to YouTube and be no longer than three minutes long.

Learn more about the Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest.

Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/01/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest is open to U.S. citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on one of the five topics related to immigration listed on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest.

Love Your Career Scholarship

Deadline: 9/10/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Love Your Career Scholarship is available to students attending an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of at least 1,000 words describing at least three steps that you plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career that you love in order to qualify for this award. Topics may include: What are your passions that could be turned into a career? What are some ideas you have for a business based on things that you love and are skilled at? You must also interview a professional in your chosen field that has at least three years of experience.

Learn more about the Love Your Career Scholarship.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and complete a short statement on why you pledge not to text and drive in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship.

Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: Last day of every month; refreshes monthly
Available to: All Fastweb members (minimum age 13 years)
Award Amount: $500

The Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes is open to registered Fastweb members who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and who are at least thirteen (13) years of age.

You must log into your Fastweb account to obtain your personal referral link.

For each person who registers for Fastweb via your personal referral link during the Promotion Period, you and your referral will entered as a pair into the monthly drawing.

Get more information on the Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes.

Prom Pics Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Juniors through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $250

The Prom Pics Contest is open to high school students. To be eligible, you must submit a high resolution photo from your prom event. Prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories: promposal, pre-prom, prom dance, and post-prom.

Get more information on the Prom Pics Contest.

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available To: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: $2,500

The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 19.

To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World” to be presented at your local Optimist Club’s contest.

Get more information on the Optimist International Oratorical Contest.

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Off to College Sweepstakes
Open to high school seniors planning to attend college or current college students. One winner will be chosen every two weeks through May 11. www.suntrusteducation.com/sweeps. Amount: $1,000. Drawing every two weeks through May 11.

Carnival/ Miami Heat Scholarship
For high school seniors. hbcubuzz.com/carnival-miami-heat-scholarship-apply-now. Award: $5000. Deadline: May 15.

Peter Kump Memorial Scholarship
Open to high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of one year experience in the culinary field. IceCulinary.com/career/scholarships.shtml. Amount: $4,000. Deadline: May 15.

NAMEPA Student Scholarship
For high school seniors. www.namepa.org/student-scholarships. Amount: $1,000. Due: May 26.

Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship
For high school seniors. www.fitnessexercises.tv/scholarships.php. Amount: $5,000. Due: May 30.

Avar Press Literary Essay Scholarship
Open to high school juniors and seniors who write an original essay on an aspect of D.J. Solomon's "Xen: Ancient English Edition." http://avarpress.com/Xen_scholarships.html. Amount: $500-$1,000. Deadline: May 31.

Big Dig Scholarship
Open to high school seniors. Submit a 500-1000 word essay that addresses: "In 200 years, one of your relatives is going to be digging in what is now your backyard. They are going to find something that you buried in 2012, and it is going to put any financial worries they have to rest." Your job is to decide what to bury that will have immense value in the future. Antiquetrader.tv/studentscholarship.php. Amount: $3,000. Deadline: June 1.

Duck Tape's Stuck at Prom Scholarship
For a high school couple who wear duck tape for prom. duckbrand.com/Promotions/stuck-at-prom.aspx. Amount: First place: $5,000; Second: $3,000; Third: $2,000; remaining top ten: $500. Due: June 13.

Admissionhook.com Scholarship Contest
Must submit a 500-word essay, or vote on other essays. admissionhook.com. Award: $500- $1,000. Deadline: June 15.

BigSun Scholarship
Open to all student athletes in senior year or in college. Essay required. www.bigsunathletics.com. Amount: $500. Deadline: June 22.

Castle Ink's Green Scholarship
For high school and college students. www.castleink.com/_ink-scholarship.html. Amount: $2,500. Due: June 30.

My College Scholarship
For high school students planning to enroll in an accredited university or college. mycollegescholarship.com Awards: $1,500. Deadline: June 30.

From Failure to Promise Essay Contest
For high school seniors. www.fromfailuretopromise.com/Essay-Scholarship-Contest.html. Amount: First place- $1,500, second- $1,000, and third: $500. Due: July 31.

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
For high school students. www.genkellyscholarship.com/. Amount: $1,000. Due: July 31.

No deadline
Discus Awards College Scholarship
For high school students. www.discusawards.com/scholarship-info. Award: $2,000. Deadline: monthly.

Weekly "Three Sentence Essay" Scholarship
Write a two- to three-sentence essay on "What is your favorite place in this world? Why?" Amount: $1,000. www.zinch.com. Deadline: Every week.

Scholarships.com Education Scholarship
For registered users of Scholarships.com who wants to major in Education is eligible to enter this scholarship. Amount: $1,000. Visit www.scholarships.com. Deadline: Ongoing.

NSU Trustee Florida Academic Scholarship
Nova Southeastern University offers a full-tuition scholarship for eligible students. The award is given to students on a first-come, first-served basis, and additional funds are available for students who live on campus. The award is open to graduating seniors who have a 3.5 GPA, 1270 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or 28 Composite ACT, 75 community-service hours and 15 credits of college prep courses and who are enrolling full-time in an undergraduate program at NSU's main campus in Davie. Applicants must apply for and receive the Florida Residency Access Grant (FRAG) and must apply for all other eligible grants. To apply, students need to complete the Trustee Florida Academic Scholarship application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and NSU State Aid application forms. Visit www.nova.edu/financialaid/ or call 800-338-4723 or 954.262.8000. Deadline: First come, first served.

Zinch Mooching Scholarships
If any of the friends that you invite to Zinch win a scholarship, you get a scholarship for the same amount as the scholarship that your friend won. Visit www.zinch.com. Deadline: Ongoing

Scholarships.com College Art Scholarship
You have to be a senior in high school and join Scholarships.com to be eligible and submit artwork (includes photography and graphic art) to win. Amount: $1,000. Visit www.scholarships.com. Deadline: Ongoing

Giving Soul Academic High School Student Scholarship
Scholarships on a monthly basis for students who are actively making a difference in the world. Award: $250. givingsoulscholarships.com. Deadline: Ongoing.

Optimist International Essay Contest
Write an essay on "How My Education is the Key to a Successful Future" and submit it to your local Optimist Club. Amount: Varies. www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships3.cfm. Deadline: Varies.

CollegeSTEPS Program
Open to all U.S. citizens who are currently a high school senior. Employees of Wells Fargo and immediate family members are not eligible for tuition prize. Award is $1,000. www.wellsfargo.com/collegesteps.

William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant Program
Applicants must be a permanent resident Florida. School must be accredited. Exact award amount determined by Florida legislature on yearly basis. Applicant must not have previously received bachelor's degree and may not use award for study of divinity or theology. Contact financial aid office of eligible institutions for application. Award amount is $2,837. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship
Open to all permanent residents of Florida. Can only be used at the Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University and Florida Memorial University. The student should show academic achievement and financial need. A minimum 3.0 high school GPA is needed. Deadlines established by participating institutions. Applications can be obtained from any of four designated institutions' financial aid offices. Award is $3,000. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Salute to Education Scholarship
Open to all Broward and Miami-Dade residents. Student must demonstrate academic achievement, character, financial need, leadership, a seriousness of purpose, service to others. Also needed is a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarships in following categories available in athletics, language arts and foreign languages, leadership/service, mathematics/computer science, natural science, performing arts, social science, vocational/technical and visual arts. Award is $1,000. www.stescholarships.org.

Access to Better Learning and Education (ABLE) Grant Program
Open to all permanent residents of Florida. Can be used for any full-time study. Each participating institution determines application procedures, deadlines and student eligibility. May not be enrolled in program of study leading to degree in theology or divinity. Award amount is $1,182. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Ethics in Business Scholarship Program
Open to any undergraduate study and can be used at any two-year college or four-year college. Contact financial aid office at participating institutions for more information. Award is $1,229. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Florida Academic Scholars Award
Open to all permanent Florida residents and can be used at any full-time study, part-time study or any undergraduate study. Based on academic achievement, service to others. For public institutions, scholarship covers full tuition and fees with $375 stipend; for private institutions, it covers equivalent amount. Applicant must have minimum 3.5 GPA, taken 15 credits of college preparatory academic courses, completed 75 hours of community service, and scored at least 1270 on SAT or 28 on ACT (excluding writing sections). Applicant with highest academic ranking in each county will receive Academic Top Scholars award of $1,500. Application available online and must be completed before high school graduation. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award
Open to permanent residents of Florida and can be used at a vocational/technical school, two-year college or four-year college. Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement. At public institution, scholarship covers 75 percent of tuition and fees; at private institution, it covers equivalent dollar amount. Minimum 3.0 GPA in core credits, 3.5 GPA in minimum of three vocational credits. Specific CPT, SAT or ACT test scores required. Applications available online and must be completed before high school graduation. Award is $1,000. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Florida Medallion Scholars Award
Open to permanent residents of Florida for full-time study, part-time study or any undergraduate study. Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement. Also required a minimum 3.0 GPA. At public community colleges, award covers 100 percent of tuition and fees; at other public institutions, it covers 75 percent of tuition and fees; at private institutions, it covers equivalent amount. Minimum composite score of 970/SAT or 20/ACT (excluding writing sections). Must have taken 15 credits of college preparatory academic courses. Award is $2,000. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Florida Student Assistance Grant Program
Open to all permanent residents of Florida for full-time study of any subject. Each participating institution determines application deadlines, student eligibility and award amounts. Applications available from participating schools' financial aid offices. Award is a minimum of $200 and a maximum of $1,916. www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Keiser University Career Academy Scholarship
Open to students who plan to attend Keiser University. Copy of high school transcripts that document the career classes they have completed with a miniumum GPA of 2.5. Letter of recommendation. www.keiseruniversity.edu/high-school-students.php. Award: Up to $3,000. Deadline: ongoing.

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