Even More Scholarships Expiring December 2017!

on December 18, 2017

There are a lot of scholarship applications due this month. The scholarships towards the beginning of the month can be found here, and the following scholarships are for the latter half of the month. Now that we’ve dealt with the housekeeping part of this article, grab your pen and paper.  Keep a running list with corresponding due dates and tackle one each week. No matter what the amount, $500, $1,000, or $10,000, scholarships really do help chip away at the cost of getting a higher education!


While there are plenty of scholarships due later than than this month, we want to give you a heads-up on what’s closing in this last leg of December 2017. Some may have specific requirements, such as being part of a group or certain high school, some require a thoughtfully-crafted essay, and others still just need your name. Let’s power through your options in expiration-date order!


We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it’s nice to be awarded for just being you, and the Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders is another one that does just that. If one of your parents is of Hispanic ancestry and you’re enrolled, full-time, at a 2- or 4-year institution, you could save $1,000 on your tuition! Throw your hat into the ring by the 29th of December to be considered.


The Peter J. Hengel Thai Scholarship is specifically for male students of Thai descent. You must be 23 and planning to enroll full-time at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution for the entire 2018-19 school year. Preference is given to gay students, as well as those attending a Minnesota college, so check your circumstances and apply by December 30th if you fit these parameters for a $15,500 reduction in tuition!


We always like to see the words “short essay” attached to our scholarships. High school and college students have their plates full enough as it is, and we’d like to see you get some beauty rest at some point. The MiniMilitiaModCheats Internet Marketing Scholarship is simple enough: write a short essay on Internet Marketing. International students can throw their hat into this ring, too, so be ready to hit submit by December 30th and not a second later!


The “Impact a Life” College Scholarship through Raffle Ticket, a division of A-Z Discount Printing, was started purely to help reduce some of the cost associated with a 4-year education. You must be 18 years or older and currently enrolled in a college, and the essay should be between 500-1,000 words. Competition is high and they have three prompts on their website to work off of. Follow the directions to a T and claim that $1,000, $600, or $400! Submissions are accepted until December 31st!


Are you fascinated by the development of logos? Do you see a shop sign or company symbol and immediately begin dissecting it into its multiple components? Have you also completed at least 1 semester of a graphic design, product design, branding, or marketing course? Then submit three of your original logo designs that pertain to the automotive, construction, beauty, or massage industries for a chance at winning the Most Promising Logo Design Scholarship, worth $1,500! Submissions are due by the 31st.


Who’d’ve thought that a pen pack you bought from the store for a few bucks could earn you $15,000? The Pilot Pen G2 Overachievers Student Grant, in conjunction with Shonda Rhimes, wants to celebrate an exceptional young scholar who makes a difference outside of the classroom. Use that Pilot Pen G2 to outline a 1,000-1,500 word essay, type that beauty up, and you could be granted $12,500 off your college tuition, as well as earn $2,500 dollars for your school to foster another overachiever like yourself! Apply by December 31st for a chance at this scholarship!  


We live in a country founded on free speech. If that simple fact got you all riled up to rattle off some dates and American rights, the FIRE’s Free Speech Essay Contest Scholarship is right up your alley. You’ll be awarded up to $10,000 dollars for a fiery 800-1,000 word essay on the article 19 right to articulate your opinions without fear of censorship! Just have those passionate words ready by the 31st, and you’re all set.


Prepare your palette, fire up your digital software, or prep your artistic weapon of choice because the Goodshop Scholarship wants to award $1,000 to reduce college tuition! An original masterpiece is due to them by December 31st to be considered.


They’re JUST POETRY!!! Scholarship Awards and they happen quarterly — which is great news for HS students that love to express themselves in couplets or villanelles or some free-form prose on a regular basis. You can submit for this scholarship, which awards up to $500 dollars, once a quarter! This round ends on December 31st, so start rifling through those journals for your favorites to submit to the Live Poets Society of New Jersey!


We do like the idea of living by “never say never,” but you’ll have to get started quickly on your application for the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program. The Nicodemus Wilderness Project encourages young people to be environmentally conscious — conduct your own environmental clean-up or conservation project and document it for consideration of the $580 scholarship. Due December 31st, now’s the time to show off your conservation methods!


Do you have a 3.0 GPA or higher? Are you interested in studying business in college? Are you a college-bound senior? If you answered “yes” to those questions, then you’re a USDA prime candidate for the SHM Cleaning Scholarship! Submit by the 31st for consideration — it could save you $250 on your college loans!


The Percy Martinez Law Scholarship and the Percy Martinez Autism Scholarship both offer $5,000 apiece to further education. High school students to grad-level students with an interest in law are encouraged to apply. Students at schools that cater to individuals with autism are also excellent candidates — check the website for the rules and regulations and get your application in by the 31st to be considered!


Being first is often really cool. It means you won the race or were revolutionary! What’s not cool about being first sometimes is the uncertainty. Being the first in your family to go to college means that you have to shoulder the burden for figuring out how the whole crazy process works. StudySoup’s First in Family Scholarship is here to soothe some of that aggravation. Be 18, accepted into a college, submit by the 31st, and you can earn $1,000 dollars towards your student loans!


The people at Picture Keeper want to encourage those chasing their dreams. Their Picture Keeper Scholarship is a photo and essay contest that documents just that! Grab some photos that pluck some heart strings, write a heartfelt essay, and submit by the 31st for a chance to make your college tuition $1,500 lighter.


Speaking of dreams, do you keep a dream diary? If so, you’re in the ideal position to be awarded the MattressFun Scholarship! They want an essay about a dream you had while asleep that you’re determined to make reality — like maybe one night you dreamt about heading off to college and leaving with as little debt as possible! Have it prepared by the 31st for a chance at a $1,000 college tuition break!


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