Easy Scholarships from DoSomething with August 2016 closing dates

Easy Scholarships from DoSomething with August 2016 deadlines | JLV College Counseling Blog

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 August 2016 closing dates.

Help Make Your School More Fair
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2016
About: The widening income gap in the US is creating rising inequality in schools. Basically, every day at school can be an uphill battle depending on how much money your family makes. Spotting hidden inequalities in your school and making it more fair is hard. But, DoSomething can help you.
How to enter: Sign up and share the game with three friends to receive one scholarship entry.

Help Your Friends Reduce Stress
Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2016
About: Stress and anxiety are directly linked to suicide, the 2nd leading cause of death for young people globally.
How to enter: Help your friends reduce stress in two easy steps. Step 1) Take a picture of what you look like when you’re stressed (your #SuperStressFace!). Step 2) Share it with friends on social media with one of the tips provided by DoSomething that is proven to help de-stress!

Pack That Ash Up – Fight Smoking
Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2016
About: Asking someone to quit smoking is hard. We totally get that. We can help by giving you easy ways to start the conversation, facts to use during it, and ways to support a smoker in your life!
How to enter: Sign up at the link to get access to the resources and enter to win a $2,000 scholarship.

Prevent Texting and Driving!
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: 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.

Smiles for Soldiers – Make Thank-You Cards For Soldiers
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2016
About: Beyond everything they do to keep us safe, military service members make the additional sacrifice of spending long periods of time away from family and friends. That means service member scan feel disconnected from the people and the comforts of home.
How to enter: Mail handmade cards to “A Million Thanks” and they will give your cards to military service members. Applicant can get one entry for every two cards sent to “A Million Thanks” with a total of five entries possible.

More scholarships with later closing dates

Collect Peanut Butter for a Local Food Bank!
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 19, 2016
About: Around 50 million people live in households without enough food to eat.
How to enter: Collect peanut butter (or other non-perishable foo items) to support your local food bank. For every five jars of peanut butter (or non-perishable food items) you collect, you will gain one scholarship entry.

Collect Sports Gear for Kids in Underserved Communities
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2016
About: Kids from underserved communities are 50% less likely to play sports. One major reason is the equipment is too expensive.
How to enter: Collect gently-used sports gear to kids in underserved communities. Donate what you collect to a local shelter (DoSomething will give you the address to the closest one). For every piece of equipment you receive one scholarship entry.

Power to the Period
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2016
About: Many of the 3.5 million Americans who experience homelessness each year have extremely limited access to period products (pads, tampons, etc.). In fact, period products are some of the most needed items in homeless shelters across the country.
How to enter: Receive entries by sending unopened boxes of feminine care products to a local shelter – DoSomething will give you an address. Applicant can receive unlimited entries.

Eligibility Information

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 closing date.

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