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Scholarship Saturday: March 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

$1,000 | Easy Scholarship: Collect Period Products for People Experiencing Homelessness
Deadline: March 31
Info: Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 25. You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by collecting food and donating it to your local food bank. Over 18 million children in the US face food insecurity, a problem made worse by COVID-19. Use our easy guide to collect the most-needed food items and safely drop them at your local food bank. You'll automatically earn verified volunteer hours, and you'll be entered for the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Let's Do This!

$2,500 | March Madness Scholarship Contest
Deadline: March 31
Info: Applicant must be at least 13 years old. To enter please complete registration on CollegeXpress and answer one question: What is your favorite college mascot?

$1,610 | Future Black Leaders Scholarship
Deadline: March 31
Info: Applicant must be a Black student who has large ambitions for their college and working careers. To apply, please describe your community and volunteer engagements, express why this scholarship to you, and talk about your career aspirations after college.

$1,00 Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship
Deadline: March 31
Info: Applicant must be a high school, college, or graduate student. To apply, submit your favorite photo(s) of your pets. Include a short caption for the photo, including your pet’s name and add a link to your Instagram. Lastly follow the Pettable Instagram at @join.pettable and like/comment on your favorite pet photos.

$5,000 | Frame My Future 2021 Contest
Deadline: April 1
Info: Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2021–2022 academic year. To apply, get creative and show how you envision your future? Whether through photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design work, submit an original creation expressing what YOU hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.

$2,000 | Community Service Scholarship for Multicultural Students
Deadline: April 1
Info: Applicant must be from a multicultural background who will be a college freshman beginning in the fall. Application and essay about their community service involvement are required; the essay should not exceed 1,000 words. Selection based upon academic merit (as reflected in transcript, class rank, and GPA) and service to their community.

$7,500 | We the Students Essay Contest
Deadline: April 15
Info: Applicants must attend school within the United States, be between the ages of 14 and 18. To apply, Submit your essay answering the prompt: "What is the relationship between Equality and Justice?"

$1,000 | Crossword Hobbyist Crossword Scholarship
Deadline: April 30
Info: Applicant must be a current or incoming undergraduate student who will be enrolled for the fall 2021 semester or quarter. To apply, create an original crossword puzzle.

$1,000 | Moolahspot Scholarship
Deadline: April 30
Info: Applicant must be at least 16 years of age and be planning on or be currently attending college or graduate school. Applications must be completed in English. Selection is based upon a short essay.

$3,000 | All About Education Scholarship
Deadline: April 30
Info: Must be a U.S citizen or legal permanent resident. Must be 14 years or older. To apply, submit an essay answering one question: "How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?"

Total: $25,610

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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