Easy Scholarships from DoSomething with June 2016 deadlines

Easy Scholarships from DoSomething with June Deadlines | JLV College Counseling

Do you like making a difference in your school or community? If you do, DoSomething has many campaigns to make a difference, and for participating, you will be entered to win a scholarship! Below are the campaigns with June 2016 deadlines.

Make Birthday Cards for Kids in Homeless Shelters!
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Deadline: June 30, 2016
About: 2.5 million U.S. youth experience homelessness every year. Many kids’ birthdays fall while they are in a shelter, making it hard to celebrate.
How to enter: Applicant must make a card to make a child smile on their birthday. For every two cards, applicant will receive an entry for the scholarship. Applicant can get up to five entries for the scholarship (10 cards).

Planet Zombies
Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Deadline: June 30, 2016
About: Low-income communities are hit hardest by natural disasters, making them the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
How to enter: Play a zombie apocalypse game on your phone and send the fun game to three of your friends. You will also learn a thing or two about climate justice. You’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

Take Shorter Showers to Save Water!
Scholarship Amount: $3,000
Deadline: June 30, 2016
About: Americans use more than a TRILLION gallons of water for showering each year. That’s enough to supply all the water needs of New Jersey and the Empire State.
How to enter: Applicant must make a five-minute playlist to remind friends to take shorter showers! Applicant must send the playlist to someone they know so they can keep their showers under five minutes. Applicant can receive unlimited entries.

 More scholarships with later deadlines

Make Art to Stop Pollution
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 18, 2016
About: Litter is dumped down street storm drains, polluting lakes and oceans.
How to enter: To remind others that pollution harms aquatic life, use chalk to write messages like, “Don’t dump: this drains to the ocean!” or draw sea creatures on storm drains in your neighborhood.

Context Clues
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Deadline: July 31, 2016
About: If students don’t read over the summer, their reading skills can slip. That makes learning much harder when school starts again in the fall.
How to enter: Sign up to play a texting game where you’ll use your reading skills to crack the code of a mysterious locked box. By playing and sharing the game with friends, you can gain an entry for the scholarship.

Remind Your Friends Not to Text and Drive!
Scholarship Amount: $3,000
Deadline: July 31, 2016
About: Texting and driving is dangerous, but unfortunately people still do it.
How to enter: Make “Thumb socks” (yep, little coverings for your thumbs) to remind friends not to text and drive. DoSomething will give you easy instructions on how to make Thumbs Socks. Share the socks with friends and you’ll automatically be entered for the scholarship.

Share a Photo to Reduce Discrimination Online!
Scholarship Amount: $3,000
Deadline: July 31, 2016
About: In 2015 alone, rises in anti-refugee and anti-immigration hate speech contributed to a 14% increase in the number of hate groups across the United States.
How to enter: Post a selfie to reduce hate speech online. Just take a photo with a sign saying where your ancestors are from, like: “My family is from Jamaica.” That’ll show solidarity with immigrant groups, reduce anti-immigrant hate speech online, and you’ll automatically be entered to win a $3,000 scholarship.

Prevent Texting and Driving!
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Deadline: August 31, 2016
About: Texting while driving is dangerous. DoSomething knows it is hard to tell a friend to not text and drive.
How to enter: Sign up to get ideas on how to tell friends to not text and drive.

While there is no GPA, test score, or essay requirements, there are some eligibility requirements students must meet to enter any of the above scholarship opportunities:

  • US or Canadian citizens, regardless of residence OR reside in the U.S. or Canada.
  • 13 to 25 years of age.

The above scholarship contests are easy to enter and you’ll be making a difference. Check them out and participate before the deadline.

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2 Comments on “Easy Scholarships from DoSomething with June 2016 deadlines

  1. Thanks for letting us know about this site. My daughter worked really hard on the Clothing Drive one and actually won an iPad mini from them!

    • Hi Abby! Thank you so much for sharing! While your daughter did not get the scholarship, a iPad minis not too bad 🙂 I wish her luck as she continues applying for scholarships!

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