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Scholarships with Unique + Fun Requirements

Unique + Fun scholarships include scholarships with wacky requirements such as having a tall height, certain hair color, or twin. Additionally, this category includes scholarships which have fun essay prompts or competitions for prom attire or Halloween costumes.
  
  
  
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NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing11/5/2020$500

​Women's Scholarship 
Computing and IT scholarship

  • Applicants must be U.S. residents and be female high school students, 13 or older. 
  • They must be interested in technology-related subjects. 
  • Selection is based on aptitude for computing and internet technology, leadership skills, academic merit and educational goals.
*Note: deadline is projected, may not be exact, application will open in September 2018

Create Real Impact Contest11/12/2020Up to $1,500
​Creative Entry Submitted work of: Video, Creative Writing, Music or Artwork 
  • Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia or DACA recipients between the ages of 14 and 22. 
  • Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university). 
  • Create an original work showcasing your idea for a SOLUTION or STRATEGY to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.
  • Additional categories for award include 
    • Spanish Entry Award: Spanish language entries may be submitted in the categories of art or video. 
    • Sports Team Award: Sports team entries may be submitted to the video category. Sports teams must be a school team (middle school or high school).
Hooked to Books Annual Scholarship12/18/2020$500-$1,000
DACA/DREAMer-Eligible​ 
  • Essay: 1000-2000 words answering one of the following questions: "How did a book change your life?", ​"What book got you hooked to books?" or "What book mirrors your life?"
  • Enrollment in a 2-4 year college 
BluePay STEM Scholarship12/31/2020$250 - $1,000
​STEM scholarship
No citizenship requirements specified - DACA/DREAMer Eligible 
  • Undergraduate or Graduate students 
  • Attend an accredited college or university 
  •  Write an essay in a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words. Choose between these topics:  What recent innovation has meant the most to your daily life? What do you imagine or have you experienced to be the single greatest challenge that arises when you start your own business? What do you think is the biggest threat to the security of your personal information?
FIRE's Free Speech Essay Contest12/31/2020Up to $10,000

​Essay Contest 11th and 12th grade students 

  • Open to 11th and 12th graders in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. 
  • Word Count: 700-900 words 
Note: Projected deadline, may not be exact
Alliance Law Group Scholarship12/31/2020$500
  • ​Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application
  • Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for their scholarship
  • Available to any high school senior nationwide
  • Scholarship is judged and awarded primarily on merit and need
  • A transcript must be attached for application for consideration