Scholarships Expiring December 2017

on December 13, 2017

Often times, tuition and fees for college can feel overwhelming — no one wants to graduate in the shadow of mounting debt. One of the easiest ways to diminish that burden is by applying for as many scholarships as possible. Keep a running list with corresponding due dates and tackle one each week. No matter what the amount, $500, $1,000, or $10,000, it chips away at the dark cloud of loan debt to let a little bit more of that end-of-the-tunnel light shine through.


While there are plenty of scholarships due later than than this month, we want to give you a heads-up on what’s closing 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!


Are you heading into the medical field? We all know that most degrees leading towards putting an individual’s life in your hands cost as much, if not more, than the average 4-bedroom house. The AvaCare Medical Scholarship awards $1,000 dollars to high school seniors or currently enrolled college students! It does have a few requirements, though, and, since it’s due on December 15th, you’ll have to hustle! For AvaCare Medical, it’s all about kindness, so they want a blog post, image, and video on what act of kindness inspired you to strive towards a medical degree.


While you may mostly think about Burger King in regards to your fast-food order (a number 3 with a large Coke ICEE, please!), they also offer a pretty hefty $5,000 scholarship through the Burger King McLamore Foundation. Graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply, while the scholarship itself is awarded based on academic record and participation in school and community activities. Last call for consideration is the 15th of December!


Whether you were born with natural athletic talent or spent years cultivating your abilities, the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship is here to reward high school students set to enter college in the Fall of 2018 with $20,000 dollars. Distributed in four installments of $5,000, there’s even the possibility of earning the Ken C. Hicks Scholarship to go along with it! Submit your application by December 15th to be considered.


With ValuePenguin’s Scholarship, you can earn a cool $2,000 dollars towards your tuition by submitting 500-750 word replies to their prompts by the 15th of this month. They’re also a good resource for financial education, from getting your first credit card to insuring your first automobile. So, basically, even if you don’t win the scholarship, you could still walk away with some sweet knowledge from ValuePenguin!


Even if you’re already in college, there’s no reason not to continue accruing some money to reduce your school loans. The SEO and Content Marketing Scholarship offered through AMV is open to high school and college students, and requires an essay explaining a mind-blowing, totally genius marketing plan. This kind of scholarship is great for students looking to pave their way into a business, marketing, computer science, communications, or the IT field, though there’s no major or minor requirement. If you have an analytical eye for content marketing, this is one essay you should definitely send in by December 15th.


AMV doesn’t restrict its giving nature to just marketing, though. The Lead Roster B2B Sales and Marketing Scholarship is for the entrepreneur with a fire for selling their ideas. Make a passionate YouTube video and send that golden ticket in by the same date as the marketing scholarship. December 15th, if you didn’t want to roll your eyeballs up a few inches.


The Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. offers a $1,500 Adolph Van Pelt Special Fund for Indians Scholarship to assist American Indians with their tuition costs. The student must have at least a quarter Native American/Native Alaskan blood and be enrolled in a federally-recognized tribe. You need to also be enrolled in college for this scholarship, so keep that in mind for the December 15th submission date.


If your tribe is not federally recognized, The Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. also awards the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship. Whether you’re already pursuing your degree or a graduating high school senior, apply by December 15th to be granted a $1,500 scholarship to your full-time, accredited college.


Writing a step-by-step guide to using a product isn’t easy, and the Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship wants to recognize those special individuals with the patience to write down directions that are easy to use for anyone who happens upon them. Write an essay-style Adobe Lightroom Tutorial (including helpful screenshots) between 800 to 1,000 words! Submit it by the 15th for $500 dollars towards your future education!

Even before you get your driver’s permit, you know the dangers of distracted driving. For those between the ages of 13 and 18, it’s especially important to really ingrain this into their understanding of operating a coupled-thousand-pound vehicle(!!!). In light of that, By Kids for Kids, Co.  hosts the CTIA Wireless Foundation Drive Smart Contest which asks students to create digital shorts persuading fellow peers to stay focused on the task at hand while driving —  driving. The winner gets a whopping $10,000 dollars for their future education, so put some thought into this one before submitting on the 19th!


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