March 2019 DoSomething Scholarships

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 campaigns from DoSomething that are accepting entries in March.

Let’s Stress Less
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Closing Dates: March 1-15, 2019; March 16-30, 2019
About: America’s youngest generation is significantly more likely than other generations to report their mental health as fair or poor.
How to enter: Share your tip on how to manage stress. DoSomething will crowd source tips from young people across the country to create the largest anti-stress guide. Every text automatically enters you for the scholarship.

Collect Items for a Homeless Shelter
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
About: On any given day there are 600,000 people experiencing homelessness in America. About one-quarter of them are teenagers or children.
How to enter: You can win the scholarship by providing daily essentials (like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and nonperishable foods) to a local homeless shelter. Snap a picture of you and the items you are donating and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship. Unlimited entries.

Overthrow the Crowd
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
About: In a national survey, 48.6% of LGBTQ+ students reported that their school had gender-specific homecoming courts, prom kings/queens, or other types of honors at dances.
How to enter: You can win the scholarship by advocating for a gender-inclusive prom court at your school. Gendered courts (with one”king” who’s a boy and one “queen” who’s a girl) excludes LGBTQ+ students. Use DoSomething’s toolkit and one-on-one coaching to update your school’s tradition and give *everyone* the chance to be royalty.

Prom for All
Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
About: The average student spends over $1,100 on prom, with one major expense being the outfit. Prom should be for everyone, but for some students, it’s too expensive to attend.
How to enter: You can win the scholarship by donating your gently-used prom clothes to a local organization to ensure students from low-income households can have an outfit on prom night. You can even run a drive in your school and/or community to collect these items to be part of the nation’s largest youth-led prom clothing drive. Any action automatically enters you to win the scholarship.

Untangle the Web
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2019
About: With scams, fraud, and misinformation, the internet can be a treacherous place for both younger and older generations. The good news is, we can foster intergenerational conversations and empower each other to be our best selves online.
How to enter: Help an adult you love become safer and more responsible online. Take DoSomething’s quiz to find out your online strengths. Then use their customized action guide to help an adult with things like online shopping, avoid trolls, or finding causes they care about.

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 dates.

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