Scholarship Saturday: September 2020

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

$2,500 | Donate Personal Care and Cleaning Products to Your Local Boys & Girls Club or Shelter
Deadline: September 30
Info: Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 25. You could win a $2,500 scholarship by donating personal care and cleaning products to your local Boys & Girls Club or shelter, which we’ll help you locate. COVID-19 has hit Black communities, people of color, and low-income families the hardest, both in terms of health and finances. People of color are almost twice as likely to report job loss and economic hardship due to the pandemic, making it especially difficult to afford crucial products for health and hygiene this back-to-school season. This is where you come in: use our step-by-step guide to collect five personal care products (like soap and hand sanitizer) and cleaning products (like wipes and detergent) with help from your friends and adults in your life. Include a personal note of support and encouragement and donate the items to your local Boys & Girls Club or shelter. Let’s Do This!

$2,000 | Nitro Scholarship
Deadline: September 30
Info: Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia and be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the upcoming school year.

$1,000 | FieldLevel Athletic Recruiting No-Essay Scholarship
Deadline: September 30
Info: High school athletes whose goal is to get recruited to play in college or the pros. To apply, simply create your free FieldLevel profile and connect with your coaches.

$1,000 | Have a Conversation and Disrupt Racism in Your Community
Deadline: September 30
Info: Applicant must be between the ages of the ages of 13 and 25. You could win a $1,000 scholarship by starting a conversation with friends and family about how to disrupt racism in your community. We also will donate $1,000 to a Black-led, DoSomething-approved organization fighting for racial justice of the scholarship winner's choosing. The recent wave of worldwide protests sparked by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, amidst others, highlight the injustices, fear, and violence that Black Americans face on a daily basis because of white supremacy. If you identify as Black: Share our self-care for young Black activists guide with a friend. If you identify as white or a non-Black person of color: Use our guide to start a conversation about disrupting racism with someone you care about. (Winner can donate their $1,000 scholarship winnings to the same organization if they choose.)

$200 | Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest
Deadline: September 30
Info: Applicant must be a United States citizen who is at least 16 years old. Essay on specific question found on sponsor's website required.

$1,000 | Ascent Monthly Scholarship Giveaway
Deadline: October 1
Info: Applicant must be a legal residents of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia, age 18 or older, and enrolled in a degree program at least half-time. Complete the short form with your contact information, school, and a few other questions to create an account on their partner website Kaleidoscope and log in to finalize your entry. You also have to follow Ascent on one social media platform and tag them in a comment with the hashtag #AscentSponsered.

$20,000 | Coca-Cola Scholarship
Deadline: October 31
Info: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. permanent resident, temporary resident, refugee, asylee, Cuban-Haitian entrant, or an humanitarian parolee planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be an incoming freshman. Selection is based upon leadership, character, and merit.

$2,000 | Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Deadline: October 31
Info: Applicant must be a U.S. resident 13 years of age or older. A short 250-word or less essay on the following topic required: Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top five things you would bring with you to stay alive.

$1,000 | 2020 Poseidon Moving Scholarship
Deadline: November 1
Info: Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited undergraduate college or university in 2020 Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Agree to Poseidon Moving official scholarship rules and follow all application instructions.

$1,000 | Coachable
Deadline: November 1
Info: Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in a post-secondary institution and must write an essay discussing the importance of sports.

Grand Total: 30,700

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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