Most college scholarships are for students with top grades and mad athletic skills. But these 2019 college scholarships aren’t based on either of those. Be sure to check out all the great ways to save money while you’re in college!

 

Note: Some of the 2020 college scholarships aren’t currently open for applications, but make sure to check back later to find their up-to-date deadlines!

 

January

1. ABPA Harrington-Arthur Scholarship Essay Competition

Deadline: January 31, 2019 (Not currently open)

Available to: Students between the ages of 13 and 19

Details: Write a 700-1,500 word essay on the topic of backflow prevention and safe drinking water, and you could earn a $1,500 college scholarship.

 

2. Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

Deadline: January 17, 2020

Available to: High school seniors

Details: Earn $500 to $5,000 for school by sharing your experiences with Alzheimer’s in an essay.

 

3. I Have a Dream Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Available to: Students 13 and up

Details: Tell these guys about your dreams: it could be some bizarre dream you had, or your hopes for the future in 250 words or less. If they choose your submission, you’ll win a $1,500 college scholarship.

 

February

4. Boren Awards for International Study

Deadline: January/February 2020 (Dates not yet determined)

Available to: These are scholarships for current college students in the United States with an interest in studying less commonly taught languages in countries critical to U.S. national security.

Details: Earn up to $20,000 to study abroad. Preference is given to students proposing at least 25 weeks overseas.

 

5. Alice W. Rooke Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Available to: This is another one of the scholarships for current college students, but specifically studying to become a medical doctor (not for pre-med, vet or physician assistant). In other words, students who have already completed their pre-med undergraduate degree.

Details: Tell the DAR Scholarship Committee about your plans in the medical field in 1,000 words, and you could earn a $5,000 college scholarship.

 

6. John Gatling Grant Program

Deadline: February 15, 2020 (for priority consideration)

Available to: Students with the last name Gatlin or Gatling, who are attending (or are planning to attend) North Carolina State University.

Details: The college scholarship award is $10,000 annually in-state, or $15,000 annually out-of-state.

 

7. Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Deadline: February 20, 2020

Available to: High school seniors

Details: Earn a $5,000 or $10,000 scholarship for sharing your passion for vegetarianism with your school or community.

 

8. Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Deadline: February 29, 2020

Available to: Students 13 and up

Details: Write a 250-word essay about a gift you received and why it meant so much to you in 250 words or less. You could earn $1,500.

 

 

March

9. Tall Clubs International Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2019 (Not currently open)

Available to: Incoming college freshmen who are tall. Men must be at least 6′ 2″ and women must be at least 5′ 10″.

Details: If you’ve been given the gift of height, you could earn $1,000 for college!

 

10. Jeannette Rankin Fund Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2019 (Not currently open — reopens in November 2019)

Available to: Low-income women ages 35 and up pursuing a college education.

Details: If you’re over 35 and need help pursuing your secondary education, the Jeannette Rankin Fund awards college scholarships for women to bring those goals within reach.

 

11. National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Deadline: March 15, 2019 (Not currently open)

Available to: Undergraduates pursuing food service industry careers.

Details: Restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings and Burger King donate to make these scholarships available. Apply to win up to $10,000 towards your restaurant-related degree.

 

12. Doodle 4 Google Scholarship

Deadline: March 19, 2019 (Not currently open)

Available to: Students in kindergarten – 12th grade.

Details: Create a doodle for Google fitting the year’s theme, and receive up to $30,000 for college. Plus, Google will feature your doodle. Awards are given based on artistic ability, creativity and whether the theme is represented.

 

13. ASIST Scholarship

Deadline: March 22, 2019 (Not currently open — deadlines vary by location)

Available to: Non-traditional adult students.

Details: If you are re-entering college or enrolling later in life, you could earn up to $10,000. You must live within the boundaries of an Executive Women International chapter, demonstrate financial need and describe your challenge and goals.

 

14. Superpower Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Available to: Students 13 and up.

Details: We’ve all dreamed of spending the day as a superhero or supervillain. Write 250 words about who you’d choose and why; you could win a $2,500 college scholarship.

 

April

15. American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019 – first round (Not currently open); August 31, 2019 – second round (OPEN)

Available to: High school seniors intending to pursue a degree or trade school education.

Details: Fill out the form and potentially win $20,000 in the first round or $5,000 in the second round. No essay required, but to enter to win, you’ll need to take a 5-minute tutorial on fire sprinklers.

 

16. College JumpStart Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2019 for Fall semester (Not currently open); October 17, 2019 for Spring semester (OPEN)

Available to: 10th – 12th graders.

Details: The main requirement for this $1,000 college scholarship is that you are committed to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education.

 

17. All About Education Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Available to: Students 13 and up.

Details: The goal of this scholarship is simply to ease the burden of students. Tell them why a $3,000 scholarship will make a difference in your life in 250 words or less.

 

18. IP Video Contest Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2019 (Not currently open)

Available to: Students 13 and up.

Details: Make a video about your understanding of intellectual property — like inventors, copyright dates and patent number — and why it matters to you. Be creative by making a skit, song or dance and you could win up to $5,000.

 

 

May

19. Association of Moving Image Archivists Scholarships

Deadline: May 1, 2019 (Not currently open — reopens in February 2020)

Available to: Graduate-level students with at least a 3.0 GPA and a commitment to the preservation of moving images.

Details: If you’re looking for scholarships for current students, this is a good one to look at. Explain why you believe archiving moving images is important, and you could earn $4,000.

 

20. Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest

Deadline: May 30, 2019 (Not currently open)

Available to: High school juniors and seniors.

Details: If you like Ayn Rand and know something about Objectivism, earn up to $10,000 for your winning essay on a topic about The Fountainhead.

 

21. Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship

Deadline: May 31,2019 for spring semester (Not currently open); December 31, 2019 for fall semester (OPEN)

Available to: Students planning to attend or currently attending an accredited college.

Details: Win $1,000 for creating an advertisement about distracted driving. Humor is welcome for this award!

 

22. Fifth Month Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Available to: Students 13 and up.

Details: In celebration of the 5th month of the year, tell these guys why the number 5 is so great, and you could get $1,500.

 

June

23. Ocean Awareness Student Contest

Deadline: June 19, 2019 (Not currently open — Applications open in Sept. 2019)

Available to: ages 11-18

Details: If you want to make the ocean a little bit cleaner, you could win up to $1,500. Send in your ideas about ending ocean pollution in the form of art, poetry, prose or film.

 

24. Consolidated Food Service Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Available to: High school seniors planning to attend college in the fall or current culinary arts students.

Details: If you’re a gourmet and you’re planning a career in the culinary arts or hospitality, you could earn $500 for college.

 

25. National Potato Council Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2019 (Not currently open)

Available to: Graduate students actively involved in research to help the potato industry.

Details: Prize is a $10,000 scholarship. The winner is selected based on various criteria including academic achievement, leadership abilities, potato-related areas of graduate study, benefit to the U.S. potato industry/commercial value, extracurricular activities and grades.

 

26. Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Deadline: June 27, 2019 (Not currently open)

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing healthcare careers.

Details: Tylenol awards the scholarships of $500 to $5,000 dollars for school for students who display academic excellence, exemplary leadership, community involvement and dedication of a career in taking care of patients.

 

July

27. AARS Frank J. Richter Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2019 (Not currently open)

Available to: Full time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at accredited colleges.

Details: Award is given by the American Association of Railroad Superintendents. Preference is given to applicants enrolled in the transportation field. You can earn $1,000 if you’re selected. Applicants must complete a narrative under 1,350 words about themselves, their education and why they deserve this scholarship.

 

28. Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: July 15, 2020

Available to: HIV+ students enrolled in or accepted into full-time undergraduate or graduate school.

Details: The Joshua Gomes Memorial aims to support HIV+ students by awarding $1,000 scholarships. Recipients are encouraged to reapply annually. A 500 word essay about their hopes, dreams and goals for the future is required.

 

29. BankMobile Financial Literacy Scholarship

Deadline: July 19, 2019 (Not currently open)

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students.

Details: Write an essay (under 650 words) about the importance of financial literacy, and BankMobile could award you up to $1,500 for school.

 

30. Flavor of the Month Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Available to: Students 13 or older.

Details: If you were a flavor of ice cream, which would you be, and why? Earn $1,500 if your answer is chosen.

 

August

31. Make Me Laugh Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Available to: Students 13 years or older.

Details: Take a break from your serious academic life and make someone laugh. If you write something that makes these folks laugh, they’ll give you $1,500.

 

32. Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship

Deadline: August 14, 2019

Available to: Aviation school students who blog about their ongoing education.

Details: Students who blog at least once a week about aviation while in school could win a $1,000 scholarship.

 

33. Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Available to: Students enrolled at an accredited college.

Details: Create a Cappex profile and explain what you do in your free time, and you could earn a $1,000 college scholarship.

 

34. CHASA Scholarship for Childhood Stroke Survivors

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students under 25.

Details: Student survivors of childhood strokes can win up to $3,000 for secondary education.

 

35. Clubs of America Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Available to: Undergraduate students with a 3.0+ GPA.

Details: Write a 600 word essay about your professional aspirations, and describe how your education will help you get there. If your submission is chosen, you’ll earn $1,000.

 

 

September

36. Scholarship for Aggressive Scholarship Applicants

Deadline: September 2, 2019

Available to: Anyone who can provide proof that they’ve applied for multiple college scholarships and submits a short letter about themselves explaining why they need the $500.

Details: This scholarship’s intent is to reward you for your persistence and courage in applying for many scholarships. Debt.com’s mission is to encourage Americans to fight their way to financial independence.

 

37. Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Available to: High school and college students.

Details: Write a 500-1000 word essay about texting and driving; you could earn $1,000 for school.

 

38. Shout It Out Scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Available to: Students 13 and up.

Details: Ever wish you could shout so the whole world would hear? Write 250 words about what you’d say if you could and why. You could earn $1,500.

 

October

39. Craft Research Fund Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Available to: Graduate students.

Details: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Craft Research Fund wants to back research on artistic and critical issues in craft theory and history. Apply to win up to $20,000.

 

40. ARTBA’s Student Transportation Video Contest

Deadline: October 20, 2019

Available to: Students from kindergarten to graduate school.

Details: Make a 2-4 minute video about transportation infrastructure, and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association could award you $500.

 

41. CME Beef Industry Scholarship

Deadline: Deadline not stated (Applications open October 1, 2019)

Available to: High school seniors and college undergraduates.

Details: You could earn $1,500 towards your education if you’re planning a career in the beef industry and write a 750-word essay about an issue in the beef issue and a solution.

 

42. Association for Iron & Steel Technology Scholarships

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Available to: College freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

Details: If you’re majoring in any of these designated metallurgy, engineering or computer science fields, you could win up to $6,000 from the AIST.

 

43. Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Available to: Students 13 years or older.

Details: Win $2,000 annually if you can devise and share a plan to save yourself in a school-wide zombie apocalypse.

 

44. Churchill Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Available to: Students pursuing master’s degrees in science, math and engineering.

Details: The Winston Churchill Foundation fosters US-UK scientific exchange. Students could win a full year at Cambridge University with stipends for tuition, travel and living expenses.

 

November

45. Adobe Creativity Scholarships

Deadline: Not stated (Check the website December 2019 for updates)

Available to: Students with proof of college acceptance or undergraduate and graduate students in a creative field.

Details: Show your commitment to using creativity as a force for good in the world, and Adobe could cover a portion or all of your tuition. You’ll need to create an Adobe account to apply.

 

46. AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.

Details: You could earn up to $999 for college from the American Associate for Health and Disability. Preference is given to applicants whose majors will impact the quality of life for people with disabilities.

 

47. College Review Scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2019

Available to: Anyone who has attended a higher education institution listed on Unigo.com.

Details: If you love writing reviews, this one’s for you! Review a college you’ve attended on Unigo.com, and you could earn a $1,000 scholarship.

 

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December

48. Worthy Women’s Scholarship

Deadline: December 2, 2019

Available to: These are college scholarships for women age 30 and up.

Details: Win $2,500 for your 300-500 word essay about the impact of strong women in your life, a dream in your life and how you accomplished it or challenged you have overcome.

 

49. Adult Skills Education Program

Deadline: December 31, 2019

Available to: Prospective college students over the age of 19.

Details: This scholarship is intended to help students who didn’t enter college immediately after high school or who wish to re-enter college. You’ll need to watch a financial planning tutorial and take their quiz to apply for $1,000.

 

50. “Better than a Loan” Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2019

Available to: 18-year-old students enrolled at an institution of higher learning.

Details: Answer Lendza’s topic, “Better Than a Loan,” and you could win $2,000. You must pitch it two ways: in a Tweet and through a 500-word essay.

 

51. Karmin Cosmetology School Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2019

Available to: Anyone accepted or enrolled in a cosmetology school.

Details: Karmin Professional Hair Tools could award you $500 for demonstrating dedication to developing skills in hairdressing.

 

52. Unigo $10K Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2019

Available to: Students 13 and up.

Details: Pick a famous person to come back to life and answer what their favorite app would be. If Unigo likes your answer best, you’ll win $10,000.

 

Year-round:

53. Courage to Grow Scholarship

Deadline: End of each month

Available to: High school juniors and seniors or college students.

Details: Courage to grow wants to take some of the weight off of college students by offering $500 to one student every month. Just tell them why you deserve the award in 250 words or less.

 

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