By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 12.18.17

Happy holidays! Throughout the month of December, I have been posting one new scholarship opportunity daily on my Twitter and Instagram accounts. If you missed any of my #12DaysOfScholarships posts, I’ve provided the complete list below. There’s still time to give yourself the gift of scholarship money this holiday season!

 


 

Day 1: Jackie Robinson Foundation Program

This program provides scholarship money and college mentoring services for high school seniors.
Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 1, 2018
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Day 2: American Advisors Group Do Something Good Grant

Students who are 18 years old or older with volunteer experience need to write a 100-word essay to apply for this scholarship.
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: December 31, 2017
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Day 3: Competitive Gaming Essay Scholarship

High school or college students who are passionate about competitive gaming and E-Sports are required to write an essay about the importance and future of gaming.
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: December 31, 2017
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Day 4: DoSomething.Org Thanks a Billion Scholarship

Students of all ages qualify for this scholarship and the application is easy – just make a thank-you card for your favorite science teacher!
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December 31, 2017
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Day 5: 10 Things You Love About You Scholarship

This is another quick and easy application – students ages 13 and up only need to write a list of 10 reasons they deserve this scholarship.
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: December 31, 2017
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Day 6: Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

High school senior athletes who demonstrate leadership on and off the field are welcome to apply for this award.
Amount: $5,000/year for 4 years of college
Deadline: The deadline for this scholarship has passed (December 15, 2017) but current high school juniors should consider applying next year.
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Day 7: Youth Forward Scholarship

High school students in grades 10-12 and current college students with volunteer experience need to write an essay about volunteerism to apply for this award.
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: December 31, 2017
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Day 8: Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

This scholarship requires a personal statement (or essay in response to a prompt) and is open to 9th-12th grade and current college students.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: December 31, 2017
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Day 9: StudySoup First in Family Scholarship

Students ages 16 and older who are the first in their family to pursue a college degree are welcome to apply.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: December 31, 2017
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Day 10: Unigo $10K Scholarship

This is another short and easy application! Students ages 13 or over can apply for this scholarship by responding (in 140 characters or less) to this essay prompt: “Surprise! You just go elected president. What’s your first tweet?”
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: December 31, 2017
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Day 11: ACLU of Utah Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school seniors who demonstrate dedication to civil liberties through activism and an essay.
Amount: $2,000 – $3,000
Deadline: January 22, 2018
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Day 12: The National WWII Museum Essay Contest

Middle and high school students who wish to apply for this scholarship are required to write an essay about America’s role as the “arsenal of democracy”.
Amount: : $250 – $1,000
Deadline: December 29, 2017
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Good luck on your scholarship applications! Be sure to follow me on Instagram or Twitter for more helpful information about scholarships opportunities and other paying-for-college tips! -Katie