August 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 August.

Call for a More Inclusive Definition of “Black” in the Dictionary
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 5, 2019
Description: You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship by calling for dictionary sites to create a more accurate, inclusive definition of the word “black.” The word is currently misdefined as things like “dirty” and “evil,” and research shows these definitions fuel real-world prejudice. Dictionary.com has made a commitment to change their outdated definition to reflect a more positive representation of the word Black. Include other dictionaries in the conversation to follow Dictionary.com’s lead to update their definition of “Black.” Other dictionaries you can include in your tweet: @MerriamWebster, @OxfordWords, @CollinsDict, and other popular dictionary sites (DoSomething will provide sample text). You’ll make an impact on racial inclusivity *and* enter to win a $5,000 scholarship.

Anonymously Report Social Media Bullies
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
About: 3 out of 5 teens have been bullied or harassed online, largely on social media platforms.
How to enter: You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship by using DoSomething’s guide to anonymously flag and report trolls and bullies on Instagram and other social media platforms. By sharing a screenshot of your flag, you’ll encourage platforms to curb bullying *and* enter to win a $5,000 scholarship. Win-win!

Invest in Us: Anonymously Answer 2 Questions About Student Debt
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
About: As many as 44.7 million Americans have student loan debt.
How to enter: You could win an easy scholarship by anonymously telling DoSomething what a student debt-free future looks like for you! Just answer two simple questions about student loans. DoSomething will send your answers to companies and encourage them to help pay off their employees’ student debt. Just by answering, you’ll be entered to win the scholarship.

Draw Your Own Science Superhero!
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Dates: August 8, 2019 – September 15, 2019
Description: You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship by drawing an original superhero who uses STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) to make the world a better place! DoSomething will provide easy instructions, a template, and superpower thought-starters. Your poster will inspire younger students’ interest in STEM, and you’ll enter to win a $5,000 scholarship. Win-win!

Huddle Up to Play It Forward: Pick Up at Least 10 Items of Litter to Create Cleaner Places to Play
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
About: Over 50 billion pieces of litter land on roads and in waterways each year!
How to enter: You could win the scholarship just by picking up trash or litter in a local park, beach, community space, or another place people get out and play! Just send in a photo of the litter you pick up. You’ll protect the environment, create better places to play, and be entered to win the scholarship.

Share a Positive Poster to Cancel Bullying
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Dates: August 15, 2019 – November 1, 2019 – Opens soon!
Description: You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship by hanging a positive poster in your school to drown out bullying and spread good vibes. DoSomething will give you a template to print and post, so it’ll be super easy. You’ll cancel bullying in your school and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship. Win-win!

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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