Scholarship Saturday: April 2021

Looking for free money to pay for college? Check out this month's round-up of featured awards for Scholarship Saturday!

Scholarships are an incredibly important part of being able to afford your college journey. Unlike student loans, you don’t need to pay scholarship money back, so you should apply to as many as possible! Each month, CollegeXpress highlights upcoming awards and contests as part of “Scholarship Saturday” to help make your search a little easier. Check out the featured awards below, and be sure to apply if you’re eligible. Good luck!

Upcoming Deadlines

$5,000 | Student-View Scholarship
Deadline: April 30
Info: Applicant must be a senior in high school. Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.

$2,500 | Easy Scholarship: Answer 3 Quick Questions to Improve Education on Race, Racism, and History
Deadline: April 30
Info: Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 25. You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship by answering 3 quick questions to share ideas on how your school, district, or textbook could improve its curriculum on race, racism, and US history. We'll use your feedback and work with experts to create guides for students and educators to improve race and history education nationwide. Simply answer the 3 quick questions and you'll automatically enter to win the $2,500 scholarship. Let's Do This!

$2,000 | Spring Scholarship Contest
Deadline: April 30
Info: Applicant must be older than 13 years older. Register on CollegeXpress and answer one question: If you traveled for spring break, where did you go? If you didn’t, where would you have loved to go?

$500 | A Voice for Animals Essay Contest
Deadline: April 30
Info: Applicant must be a high school student who is involved in a project which addresses one of the following anywhere in the world: the mistreatment of one animal species; one cause of animal suffering; or the preservation of one species threatened with extinction.

$1,000 | School Survey Sweepstakes
Deadline: April 30
Info: Applicant must be parents or students currently enrolled in a K-12 school or graduated within the last 4 years. Review your school by completing the sponsors school survey and be entered for a chance to win $1,000. Responses are anonymous and will be displayed on Niche to help others find a school that's right for them. The sweepstakes winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on the Scholarship Winners page. One entry per person.

$1,000 | Countdown to College Scholarship
Deadline: May 5
Info: Applicant must be a high school student in grades 9-12. Signing up for Potential Magazine's free weekly eNewsletter is required.

$2,500 | Mometrix College Scholarship
Deadline: May 14
Info: Write an essay of no more than 2000 characters (approx. 400 words) about your favorite/best test preparation practices and why they work so well for you.

$1,500 | iVisa Annual Scholarship
Deadline: May 15
Info: Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college with a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Students must submit transcripts and an original essay pertaining to their personal experience of learning about a new culture and how that experience improved their life.

$1,500 | NextStepU STEM Scholarship
Deadline: May 31
Info: Applicant must be a student who is interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) major. Entrants must be a 16-22 year old at the time of entry and be a registered user of A short essay (between 150-250 words) explaining why you are interested in a STEM education and what specialty you are pursuing is required.

$1,500 | Living With Loss Scholarship
Deadline: May 31
Info: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must submit an essay describing the effects of their loss on their future plans, two letters of recommendation and transcripts along with their application.

Total: $19,000

Want to continue the scholarship search? Find even more awards using our Scholarship Search tool, and check in with CollegeXpress next month for another Scholarship Saturday.

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