5 Little-Known College Scholarships

It’s graduation season and we’d like to offer a little assist to the high school graduates out there (as well as returning college students) who are looking to lower their tuition bills.

With over $1.4 trillion(?!!) student loan debt out there – we’d love to help point to ways that students can access money that is available to those who are willing to make a little effort. In particular, we are looking at some of the lesser known scholarships out there.

While they may not be large sums of money, we believe any bit can help offset the high costs of an education today. Typically, many require some sort of essay to be qualified.

Please let us know about any other scholarships that you may know of and we’ll continue to update this post as we get them. Note: Some of these deadlines have since passed – but many have not.

Here’s to better education and NO student loan debt!


Dealspotr’s Couponing in College $2,000 Scholarship Essay Contest

Dealspotr’s bi-annual Couponing in College Scholarship is our opportunity to spread the word about the power of couponing to college students around the nation. To apply for this scholarship, simply write and publish an article that summarizes your best strategies for using coupons to save money in college. You can discuss digital coupons, physical coupons, promo codes, checkout strategies, loyalty programs, basically any technique that can net shoppers more goods at lower cost.

We summarize these tips in a major bi-annual blog post that we promote to students around the nation. This post offers great savings advice to help college do more with less while in school, and is read by thousands of students. You can see an example from last year’s scholarship here: https://dealspotr.com/article/couponing-in-college.

Our editors comb through all the submissions, and we’ll select the one article that provides the most helpful, unique, and well-written advice to win the $2,000 scholarship.

Requirements

  • Your essay should provide strategies on using coupons to save money in college. You can discuss digital coupons, physical coupons, promo codes, checkout strategies, loyalty programs, or other techniques that enable shoppers to obtain discounts on products or services.
  • Your essay must be published on a publicly-viewable webpage such as a blog, public Tumblr page, Medium article, or public Facebook post.
  • The essay must be 500 words or more.
  • Your essay must include a link back to this contest page (https://dealspotr.com/scholarship).
  • Essays will be judged based on novelty and usefulness of the tools described as well as writing style, grammar, and depth of information provided.
  • Please do not include local or campus-specific resources, your tips should be applicable and useful to students in any location.
  • Submit your published essay through the form on this page by May 15, 2017

Prize details

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one winner. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 15, 2017. The prize will be announced on June 1, 2017 and the winner will be notified by email. The winner has until June 15, 2017 to claim the prize. The prize will be distributed by check on June 30, 2017.

Visit Dealspotr to use their online submission form


Student Loan Hero $1K Scholarship

About

Student Loan Hero, an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans, is thrilled to award two (2) $1,000 scholarships each semester to help alleviate educational costs.

Who Qualifies / Criteria

All applicants must be actively enrolled (at least part-time) in a college/university

How to Apply / Guidelines

To enter, please submit a short essay (500 words or less) answering one of the following

  1. What financial challenges have you overcome growing up?
  2. How will receiving this scholarship help you achieve your future financial goals?
  3. How will you manage your money both during and after college to make smart financial decisions?

Dates

Fall 2017 Semester

  • Opens: June 15
  • Deadline: Aug. 15
  • Winner Contacted: Aug. 30

Spring 2018 Semester

  • Opens: Oct. 15
  • Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Winner Contacted: Jan. 2

Notification

Final winners will be selected by our team and contacted via the email address provided.

Legal

  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older, legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and enrolled at an eligible educational institution.
  • The Student Loan Hero 1K Scholarship contest entry period for Spring 2017 prizes, the Contest entry period begins November 15, 2016 and ends January 15, 2017; Fall 2017 begins June 15, 2017 and ends August 15, 2017.
  • This contest is sponsored by Student Loan Hero, Inc.
  • The Student Loan Hero Scholarship contest is subject to the complete Official Rules available here: https://studentloanhero.com/scholarships/rules/

Application

Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for the current semester. We encourage you to apply in June for the Fall 2017 semester.


Official Ever Accountable $500 Scholarship

Ever Accountable is a company that believes everyone has the potential for greatness. We also believe that pornography has become an increasingly negative influence in society today. Our company designs Internet Accountability Applications as a resource in keeping online activity pornography free. College students are at a critical time in their lives, where every dollar counts. We have created this scholarship to offer support during this important time. We will be awarding one $500 scholarship to the winning applicant. Our scholarship is open to both current and soon to be students. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college or university, or they may be high school seniors planning to enroll in during 2017. Applicants must be 18 years or older.

Submissions

The entries must respond to the following prompt with a simple essay no more than 300 words:

What is your greatest ambition, and how will avoiding pornography help you achieve it?

Here is a message from our founder, Tyler Patterson. We encourage applicants to read his words, in order to understand the mission of our company. We are looking for submissions that contain powerful, personal responses to our prompt. The ambitions of college students today will impact the society of tomorrow. Take time to tell us about your goals, and then ponder how an addiction to pornography could make reaching them more difficult.

Applicants release permission to Ever Accountable for use of the essay in whole or in part on company social media and in other marketing materials.

Guidelines for Applicants:

  • The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017.
  • Essays should be submitted as a Word Document (No Google Docs or PDFs) and attached in an email to avery@everaccountable.com.
  • The email itself should include contact information for the applicant: full name, mailing address, and phone number. Date of birth is also required, in order to confirm the age of applicants.
  • The email should also include where the student currently attends, or is planning to attend, in a brief introduction (no more than three sentences).
  • No other information need be included.

Winner Selection:

  • After the deadline passes, the essays will be reviewed.
  • The winning submission will be chosen by June 1, 2017.
  • Essays will be judged on these factors:
    1. Understanding of the prompt
    2. Power of the response
    3. Individuality
    4. Grammar and writing skill (punctuation, spelling, etc)
  • The winner will be personally contacted via email by Ever Accountable to be awarded the $500.
  • Ever Accountable may choose to present the winning essay on company social media or in other marketing materials.
  • Decisions are final, and will be decided by Ever Accountable.

Company Contact Information

Ever Accountable
9690 South 300 West, Suite 315
Sandy, UT 84070

  • The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017.
  • Essays should be submitted as a Word Document (No Google Docs or PDFs) and attached in an email to avery@everaccountable.com.
  • The email itself should include contact information for the applicant: full name, mailing address, and phone number. Date of birth is also required, in order to confirm the age of applicants.
  • The email should also include where the student currently attends, or is planning to attend, in a brief introduction (no more than three sentences).
  • No other information need be included.

PromoCodeWatch Smart Spender $2,000 Scholarship ($2,000)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Entering or attending any post-secondary institution in the United States.
  • U.S. resident or International students with valid visas.
  • Complete all application requirements before deadline.

Fall 2017 Scholarship Schedule:

  • Open for Applications: February 1, 2017
  • Application Deadline: October 2, 2017
  • Application Review Process: October 2-15, 2017
  • Winner Announced: October 16, 2017

Application Process

What to include with your application:

  • Your Full Name
  • School Info: Your first choice if you have not made a final decision
  • 1000 – 1500 word Essay

Essay Criteria

Write an essay on the topic of frugal shopping and saving money while attending school.

  • Who has taught you the most about frugal shopping?
  • How will you save money while attending college?
  • What unique experiences will help you be successful in your education?

Send Your Application to scholarship@promocodewatch.com before October 2, 2017.


TheVoIPHub 2017-2018 Scholarship Application Information – $1,000

Requirements

You must show that you are currently taking a minimum of nine credit hours through a post secondary program. If not, you must be a senior in high school that has already been accepted at such a program.

In addition, you must email us two recommendation letters. One must be from your employer, and the letter must be on company letterhead with your signature in order to be valid. The other letter needs to come from someone at your school that knows your capabilities.

Finally, your overall GPA (grade point average) needs to be at least 2.75 (assuming the scale is a 4.0).

Documentation

There are a few other pieces of information that need to be submitted along with your application as well.

First, in a minimum of 500 words, answer the following question: Why do you want to be awarded this scholarship, why are you a worthy candidate, and what are your future career goals?

In addition, there are several documents that need to be sent us when you finish the application. Please send a transcript with your current grades (either high school or college). If you are a high school senior, there must be documentation of your grades for 12th grade. Your transcript does not need to be official, but you cannot simply submit a report card. Also, if you are a high school senior, you must send in your letter of acceptance from the post-secondary program you have been accepted to.

As was mentioned before, your two letters of recommendation must be sent as well. Please follow the guidelines mentioned earlier.

All submissions must include your 500 word essay on why you should receive this scholarship, etc., two letters of recommendation and your transcripts. These must all be attached to one email for consideration.

Your information needs to be sent to us by 5:00pm on December 31st 2017. If you do not do so, you will not be considered for the scholarship.

The amount of money awarded is $1,000 (one thousand dollars). There is only one winner, and that individual will get the funds through PayPal. Please email us at admin@thevoiphub.com with any questions or concerns.


Feel free to add any others that you may come across. Thanks!

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5 comments

  1. I LOVE how many of these scholarships come from finance-related companies. In hindsight I wish I had applied to more scholarships. Although a $2,000 scholarship won’t cover everything, that’s $2,000 of FREE MONEY. :)

  2. Hello Admin,
    Nice information shared by you and thanks for sharing this useful information with us. We also want to draw your attention towards our scholarship named as “CCRIF Scholarship Program”. The deadline of the scholarship is June 4, 2017. Scholarship is open to students pursuing a Masters or an MBA with a major in risk management and/or insurance or a related field.
    Kindly go through the given link:
    http://usascholarships.com/ccrif-scholarship-program/

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