December 2017 Scholarships

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are a handful of scholarships with December 2017 due dates. Check out the full list of December Scholarships – there are currently over 300 scholarships on the list! More scholarships will be added as they become available.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Americanism Essay Contest
Sponsor: Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in grades seven through 12 (or equivalent). Applicant must be sponsored by a branch of the Fleet Reserve Association or a unit of the Ladies Auxiliary. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme, “What Patriotism means to me.”

Letters About Literature Competition
Sponsor: Center for the Book in the Library of Congress
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: December 9, 2017
Description: Competition is open to students in grades four through 12. Applicant must select a fiction or nonfiction book, poem or play and write a personal letter to the author on how the author’s work changed the applicant or their view of the world. While some states have a deadline of December 9, there are other states with a deadline of January 12, 2018. See website for details.

Burger King Scholars Program
Sponsor: Burger King McLamore Foundation
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2017
Description: Program is open to graduating high school seniors who live in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico. Applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2018-19 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

Hooked To Books Scholarship
Sponsor: Hooked To Books
Amount: UP to $1,000
Closing Date: December 20, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to future and current college students who are at least 15 years old. Scholarship is open to students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on how a book changed their life.

Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: RehabCenter.net
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: December 22, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. permanent residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian entrants, and Humanitarian parolees. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to addiction.

National WWII Museum Essay Contest
Sponsor: The National World War II Museum
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: December 29, 2017
Description: Contest is open to middle school and high school students in the United States, U.S. territories, and military bases. Student must submit an essay sharing their thoughts on what the United States’ role as the ‘Arsenal of Democracy’ should be today. Only the first 500 essays will be considered.

First in Family Scholarship
Sponsor: StudySoup
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are first generation college students (parents did not attend college).

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Sponsor: Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12, college, or graduate school students who are legal U.S. residents. Applicant must submit an essay answering why they deserve the scholarship or their academic or career goals.

Missing in History: Make a Bookmark Celebrating Diverse Figures in History!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2017
Description: School textbooks often leave out the contributions of black Americans and other figures from underrepresented groups. Use DoSomething’s easy guide to print a bookmark (or make your own) celebrating a forgotten figure in history. Put the bookmark in one of your school textbooks, and you can win the scholarship. Unlimited entries!

Top Ten List Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

To see the rest of the scholarships with December deadlines, visit the December Scholarship list.

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4 Comments on “December 2017 Scholarships

  1. Pingback: December 2017 Scholarships | Hispanic EdD Weblog

    • Thank you for letting me know! The scholarship had a deadline of June 30 last year – I didn’t know about the January 15 deadline this year. I will be adding it to my website shortly. Thanks, again!

  2. Hello Admin,
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