This month’s college scholarship deadlines feature scholarships for high school juniors and seniors, ranging from $500 to $10,000. Most opportunities require at a least a short essay, and some scholarships are based on financial need while others are not. Check out these scholarship opportunities to see if one matches your interests.
The Nordstrom Scholarship: Act quickly if you want to apply for this $10,000 scholarship available to high school juniors. Applicants must live in a participating state, have participated in volunteer activities, have a minimum GPA of 2.7, and plan to apply for financial assistance to attend college. Deadline: May 1
ScholarshipRed: Are you a redhead? Then you can apply for this $500 scholarship open to redheads only. High school junior and seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 can apply. Applicants must create something (essay, video, artwork, etc.) that represents what it means to you to be a redhead. Deadline: May 4
B. Davis Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors, and to current colleges students. An essay is required to apply for scholarship. Deadline: May 25
Design Your Future $1,000 College Scholarships: Write an essay between 500 and 1,000 words on “today’s design trends across different markets” to compete for this $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students with an interest in studying interior design, art and design, architecture, or a related major. Deadline: May 25
The Kevin Dare “Life … Back on Track” Scholarship: If you’re an athlete who has experiences a life-changing injury or serious illness, you may be eligible to apply for this scholarship. A personal essay, three letters of recommendation, and a verification of your injury/illness is required, among other application materials. Scholarship amount may vary, as the award will supplement other financial assistance received to pay for college. Deadline: May 29
DoSomething.org Comeback Clothes Scholarship: No minimum GPAs or essays are required to compete for this $10,000 scholarship. Simply collect old clothes and recycle them at an H&M store. Deadline: May 31
Fifth Month Scholarship: You can get creative with this short (250 words or less) scholarship essay contest, which asks you to write a letter to the number five explaining five is important. The prize for this scholarship is $1,500. Deadline: May 31
Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships: Students in fine arts programs (such as painting, drawing, or sketching) can apply for this scholarship. Five scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded each year to graduating high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores. A portfolio of artwork, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and official transcript are required. Deadline: May 31
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