5 Scholarships to Apply to During Winter Break and Beyond

It’s almost time for winter break! Whether you’re a high school senior, junior, or underclassman, winter break is the perfect time to make progress on your college scholarship goals. You don’t have to commit weeks of time to earn real money for college, however. This winter break, schedule 30-60 minutes of scholarship work a few times per week. You’ll be well on your way to a full portfolio of completed scholarship applications in no time.

Not sure where to start? Check out our latest round-up of scholarships with deadlines through February 2019. Happy brainstorming!

1. Innovation in Education Scholarship

Deadline: 12/20/18

Eligibility: High school and undergraduate students from the U.S. and Canada.

Award: One award of $500 offered monthly.

Requirements: Write an essay describing an innovative project you have undertaken to make a difference in the lives of others. Your project might consist of fundraising, blogs, or a website or app you’ve created. Include a photo of you participating in your project as well as a letter of recommendation. Minimum GPA 3.0.

2. The National WWII Museum Essay Contest

Deadline: 12/28/18

Eligibility: Open to all high school students in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.

Award: Three awards: 1st place $1000, 2nd place $750, 3rd place $500.

Requirements: Consider the following quote by Bob Hope, “I was offering time and laughs — the men and women fighting the war were offering up their lives. They taught me what sacrifice was all about.” In under 1000 words, explain how you view the role of art and artists during times of war and conflict.

3. Outdoor Entrepreneur Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/18

Eligibility: Current high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. Minimum GPA 2.5.

Award: 1 award of $1000 offered twice yearly – deadlines August 20th and December 31st

Requirements: In 500 - 700 words explain what makes you passionate about building a business. Include a recent resume and transcript with your entry.

4. Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Deadline: 2/28/19

Eligibility: U.S high school seniors

Award: 1 award of $1000

Requirements: Write a 500-1000 word essay sharing your best story of how you impacted a rescue animal or animal welfare. Include 2-3 photos showing your volunteer efforts with animals in need with your essay submission.

5. Let Grow Think For Yourself Scholarship

Deadline: 2/28/19

Eligibility: Open to U.S. high school freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. A separate scholarship application for middle school students is also available.

Award: 1 $5000 award and 3 $1000 awards.

Requirements: In 500 - 800 words, respond to one of 8 prompts with an underlying theme of free speech.

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