With the cost of college education increasing every year, earning a decent scholarship can be a good way to add some money to your college fund. Here, we list out some of the most interesting scholarships for high school senior’s class of 2018.
You can use the U.S. Department of Labor’s free scholarship search tool to find various scholarships that you can apply for.
Scholarships not only provide students with financial assistance, but also instill a sense of pride and achievement on winning one. And, when students get recognized for their achievements, they tend to pursue their goals with enthusiasm, and gradually, realize their true potential. In today’s competitive age, seizing and maximizing the right opportunity becomes extremely essential. This applies to the academic world too, and aspiring students should apply to various scholarships, as winning one might just prove to be life-changing.
Winning a scholarship improves a student’s chance to enter a reputed college, and it helps his/her university application get noticed among thousands of other applicants. Here are some popular scholarships for high school seniors for the current year.
The “I Matter” Scholarship
If you are a graduating school senior about to enroll in a undergraduate college program then this scholarship is for you. The selection process involves a study of your academic achievements, community service involvement, resume, communication skills, and a reference letter. The last date of application is 31/03/2018.
AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship
The AFA awards, an annual USD 5,000 scholarship to a student who plans to enter an accredited four-year college program within 12 months of the scholarship deadline. The applicant has to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay explaining how Alzheimer’s affected or changed his/her life, and how it has helped him become a better person.
AFA (Alzheimer’s Foundation of America) Teens is a national non-profit organization that raises awareness among teenagers and the general public about Alzheimer’s and related dementia by providing education, counseling, and support to young members. The first and second runners-up will receive scholarships worth USD 2,500 and USD 1,000 respectively. Not only this, but 7 ‘Honorable Mentions’ will also be awarded with a scholarship of USD 500 each.
John Lenon Scholarship
If you love writing songs then this is your chance to win a scholarship worth USD 20,000. You should be within the age of 17 and 24, and the rights of the song submitted should not be sold to a music record company. The final date of submission is 01/02/2018.
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
If you are a die hard vegetarian, and an active promoter of vegetarianism then this scholarship is for you. The amount can vary between USD 5000 – 10,000 and the last date of application is 20/02/2018.
Microsoft Imagine Cup code. FTW! Global Competition
If you have a ground breaking idea for a software that could change the face or open up new possibilities in social networks, music apps, photo apps, and similar software than you have a chance to win a whooping USD 100,000 scholarship from the Microsoft Imagine Cup. The last date to apply is 31/05/2018.
Here are some other scholarships –
- OCCACC Scholarship – Deadline 31/01/2018
- Scholars Helping Collars – Deadline 15/02/2018
- Papa John’s Pizza A Better Slice of Education Scholarship – Deadline 12/03/2018
- PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship – Deadline 31/05/2018
- Pride Foundation Scholarships – Deadline 13/01/2018
- Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship – Deadline 15/12/2017
- SVS (Balaji) Temple of Greater Chicago – Deadline 15/05/2018
- University Freshmen Scholarship – Deadline 19/09/2018
- Walmart Dependent Scholarship – Deadline 01/04/2018
- Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) – Deadline 01/03/2017
Today, only a high school education is not enough to ensure good living, and not everyone can afford tuition fees that college education demands. Although one might argue whether college is essential for a good future, one cannot deny the fact that college education does provide a bright start to an individual in his/her chosen field or career.