For area students who are aiming toward a college education this fall, every penny saved helps. Tracking down scholarships and filling out applications is a necessary evil to be able to walk across a college or university campus.
However, with so many scholarships out there, it can be hard to keep track. Here are a few opportunities that area students can take advantage of:
The Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship offers a $1,000 award every month, which means students have 12 chances to win each year. The deadline is the last day of every month. There’s no GPA requirement and no essay to write. All students need to do is click to apply once they’re a registered user. Applications can be found at: https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/scholarshipDetails.jsp?scholarshipCode=gp.
The Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship offers up to a $10,000 award to high school seniors who plan on attending a four-year college or university starting in the fall of 2016. Applicants need to submit a 1,000-word essay and two letters of recommendation that prove they’ve been actively involved in social justice issues within their school or community. The deadline to apply is Feb. 19. Applications can be found at http://www.annefrank.com/fileadmin/safa/categories.html.
For students who have written an essay for any scholarship, it can also be used for a chance to win the EditRevise $10,000 Scholarship Essay Contest. Students should submit the best piece they have, because only one essay is permitted per person. Next, applicants should get as many people as they can to recommend their piece because only the top 500 recommended essays will be read. The deadline is Jan. 15 and GPA isn’t a factor. Applications may be submitted at https://editrevise.com/scholarship/.
The Gallery Collection Create A Greeting Card Scholarship is a chance to win $10,000 for school and see your greeting card on store shelves. Applicants must be 14 or older and submit original artwork or photos to qualify. Channel your inner artist and see what you can dream up for your chance to win. The deadline is Feb. 25.
Lastly, is the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway. Applicants submit their One of a Kind story in 350 characters or less, rally their friends to vote and once they have reached 50 votes, make a video to rally more voters. The top five students on the monthly leaderboard are awarded $1,000 for tuition. When voting ends, the top five students still on the board are each awarded $5,000 for tuition. Dr. Pepper then selects finalists to compete to win grand prize of $100,000 at a college football championship game. Submit videos at http://www.drpeppertuition.com/program-details.
There are endless scholarships out there catering to age, race, religion, creativity, community service and more. Find scholarships that fit you at www.fastweb.com.