April 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 April.

Grab the Mic: Make a Phone Call!
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Dates: April 1-15, 2019; April 15-30
About: In 2018, young peopled turned out to vote at historic and extraordinary rates that haven’t been seen for over 25 years.
How to enter: Make your voice heard on the issues that matter most to you by making a phone call to your representatives. Every phone call automatically enters you to win the scholarship.

Merit Over Money: Let’s Change the College Admission Process
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 30, 2019
About: The recent college admission scandal exposed something that the majority of students, especially low-income students and student of color, know too well: even if they’re not bribing colleges, those with money can game the systems, while those without it don’t have a shot.
How to enter: Share a petition demanding universities in the Ivy League abandon legacy and donor preferences in admission. You’ll be part of a movement to ensure fairness during the college admission process and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship.

Take Back the Prom: Outfits Donation
Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 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.

Map of Prom Discrimination – Submit a Petition or Share Your Story
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Dates: April 8, 2019 – April 30, 2019 – link will work when scholarship is open.
About: You could win the scholarship by joining the collective of students making this the most inclusive year of prom ever. Submit a petition signature demanding change from schools that still has discriminatory prom policies or share your own story of discrimination at a prom and you could win the scholarship.

Huddle Against Hunger: Collect 1 Item for a Food Pantry 
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Dates: April 15, 2019 – May 15, 2019 – Link will work when scholarship is open.
About: You could win the scholarship by collecting healthy and non-perishable food items for local food pantries. You’ll ensure everyone can have at least one proper meal. Share a picture of you donating food and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship.

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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