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12 Must-Apply Scholarships

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12 Must-Apply Scholarships

David Shin

If you thought the college admissions process was competitive, you haven't applied to enough scholarships. In fact, you CAN'T apply to enough scholarships! Every year, students apply to dozens of scholarships, never to hear good news. We urge all high school seniors to apply to the scholarships below — we've handpicked the most inclusive and accessible ones for next month and put them in one place: here. Although only US citizens are eligible unless otherwise stated, at least three of the scholarships below have no citizenship requirements! Please support us by liking our Facebook Page or email subscribing for more resources!

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

Award: $2500

Bottom Line: Anyone (and by anyone, I mean US citizens and legal residents) can apply! There are no other limitations on this scholarship.

URL: AXA Community

Hollister Co. Anti-Bullying Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

Award: $2500, renewable for up to 3 years

Bottom Line: International students can apply as well! This one is for students who have experienced bullying.

URL: Hollister Co.

Richie's Spirit Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

Award: 1st Place - $2000, Runner-up - $1000, Honorable Mention - $500

Bottom Line: This foundation is looking for students who demonstrate “leadership, character, and initiative in school and community affairs and merit academic achievement”.

URL: Richie's Spirit

We the Students Essay Contest

Deadline: February 7th

Award: Grand Prize: $5000 (plus a scholarship to Constitutional Academy), Runners Up - 6 cash prizes of $1250, Honorable Mention - 8 cash prizes of $500

Bottom Line: If you’re politically savvy, this scholarship is for you!

URL: We the Students

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

Deadline: Postmarked by February 10th

Award: Varies by Scholarship

Bottom Line: Yes, males can apply. Check out the many scholarships offered; the DAR Good Citizen Award has NO citizenship requirement!

URL: DAR Scholarships

Queer Foundation Essay Contest

Deadline: February 14th

Award: $1000

Bottom Line: LGBTQ students AND allies may apply. Even international and undocumented students!

URL: Queer Foundation

Church's Chicken Community Scholarship

Deadline: February 15th

Award: $1000

Bottom Line: You must reside in one of the sixteen states where Church’s Chicken operates (Details found below).

URL: Church's Chicken

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: February 15th

Award: Up to $28000 over 4 years

Bottom Line: Applicants must be minorities that embody the statement, ““A life is not important except in its impact on other lives”.

URL: Jackie Robinson

Tesoro Youth Leadership Award

Deadline: February 26th

Award: $2500

Bottom Line: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident and live in one of the 19 states where Tesoro does business (details found below).

URL: Tesoro Youth

Spirit of Anne Frank Awards

Deadline: February 19th

Award: 1st Place - $10000, 2nd Place - $5000, Runner-ups - Amount varies

Bottom Line: There is NO citizenship requirement for this one! And don’t try to recycle an essay for the application — they explicitly say not to and will know if you do.

URL: Spirit of Anne Frank

Princeton Review's 2016 College Hopes and Dreams Survey

Deadline: February 29th

Award: $2000

Bottom Line: Okay, fine. This scholarship is a sweepstakes, but it’s a quick and good self-reflection of the college process. And why not?

URL: College Hopes and Dreams

Buick Achievers Scholarship

Deadline: February 29th

Award: Up to $25000 per year, for 4 years

Bottom Line: Only those planning to pursue a major in Engineering/Technology or Design may apply!

URL: Buick Achievers

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