December 2016 Scholarships from DoSomething

December 2016 scholarships from DoSomething | JLV College Counseling BlogDo 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 December 2016 closing dates.

Play a Game of “Would You Rather” on Your Phone
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2016
About: 72% of college students say personal finance stresses them out. That can have a serious impact on their mental health.
How to enter: Enter three friends’ numbers and DoSomething will text you and them an invite to start the game. You’ll both receive the finance tips and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship.

Share Ways to Keep Friends Safe
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2016
About: Abuse and misuse of prescription pain medication has reached epidemic levels in the U.S. In fact, 44% of people personally know someone who has been addicted to pain meds.
How to enter: Provide your phone number and the numbers of three friends. DoSomething will text you and them an invite to receive the guide of simple and effective ways to keep friends safer from abusing pain meds. You will automatically be entered to win the scholarship

Tell a Story to an Older Adult
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2016
About: Older adults who feel lonely or isolated have a higher chance of depression and physical decline.
How to enter: Tell a story to an older adult in your life and then listen to one of their stories. You will receive one scholarship entry for every story shared with an older adult.

Tell Pharmacies to Remove Tobacco from Shelves!
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2016
About: Pharmacies are a trusted source of health information and services. Yet, in 2016, 53,566 pharmacies still sell tobacco – the number one preventable cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 1,300 people each day.
How to enter: On social media, call out pharmacies for targeting young customers to buy tobacco. For each screenshot, you will receive one entry for the scholarship.

Unplug Electronics to Help the Planet!
Scholarship Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2016
About: Americans lose $5.8 billion and produce 8.7 billion pounds of carbon pollution annually just by leaving unused devices plugged in.
How to enter: Post a sticky note to remind people not to leave electronics plugged in. You 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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