May 2020 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 May.

$2,000 Easy Scholarship: Complete One Sports-Themed Challenge to Impact COVID-19
Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: May 5, 2020
Description: In the wake of COVID-19, games and pep rallies might be cancelled, but you still use the power of sports to build community, promote school spirit, and make a difference for those affected by COVID-19. Join the One Team Challenge, powered by ESPN, with a new challenge every week until May 31. Complete just one (1) of the below challenges to enter for a $2,000 scholarship. The more challenges you complete, the more chances you have to win! Week 1 – Share your favorite game-day pump-up song for our #oneteam playlist. Week 2 – Use our guide to make a DIY mask in your school colors for yourself and others to make sure their “uniform” is complete. Week 3 – Write your favorite pump-up song lyrics on stickies in your family bathroom to encourage them to pump the soap and wash their hands for 20 seconds. Complete just one (1) challenge to enter for the $2,000 scholarship. Let’s Do This.

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Take a Quiz to Prep for the Elections in Light of COVID-19
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Dates: May 1-15, 2020; May 16-31, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by taking our 4 question online quiz to educate friends on how COVID-19 is affecting the upcoming elections. Don’t let the coronavirus stop you and your friends from voting! It takes less than two minutes. Take the quiz to automatically enter to win a $1,000 scholarship. Let’s Do this.

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Ask a Grandparent or Older Adult to Share a Story
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by swapping stories with an older adult to decrease isolation during COVID-19. Research shows that encouraging older adults to share their stories benefits the emotional, physical, and mental well-being of older adults, and leads to greater empathy and stronger connection with the listener (that’s you!). Call or video chat with an older adult in your life (a grandparent, family member, friend, any older person you admire) and ask them to share a story from their life with you. You’ll be automatically entered to win a $1,000 scholarship. Yep, it’s that easy!

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Send Tips on How to Manage Stress to Help Us Create a Mental Health Guide
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Your classmates and friends could use some mental health support in 2020, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. While you’re social distancing, you could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by sending us tips on how you get through these particularly stressful times. We’ll use your advice to create New State of Mind, a first-of-its-kind mental health guide that’s for students, by students. We’ll send this guide to students and educators to make an immediate difference for young people across the country. By sharing your tips, you’ll be automatically entered to win a $1,000 scholarship. Let’s Do This!

$1,500 Easy Scholarship: Share a Link to Help Your Friends Register to Vote!
Scholarship Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: You could win a $1,500 scholarship just by helping your friends register online to vote! By signing up for our campaign, you’ll get a personalized voter registration page. Then text, email, or share the link to your page on social media to help your friends quickly register to vote. It takes less than two minutes for them to register online! Every time you share your voter registration page before May 31, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship. Yep, it’s that easy!

$3,000 East Scholarship: Complete One Sports-Themed Challenge to Impact COVID-19 Timing
Scholarship Amount: $3,000
Dates: May 6 – May 31, 2020
Description: In the wake of COVID-19, games and pep rallies might be cancelled, but you can still use the power of sports to build community, promote school spirit, and make a difference for those affected by COVID-19. Join the #oneteam challenge, powered by ESPN, with a new challenge every week until May 31. Complete just one (1) of the below challenges to enter for a $3,000 scholarship. The more challenges you complete, the more chances you have to win! Week 4 – Cheer on the real MVPs – your community’s essential workers – as loudly as you can by making signs of appreciation and encouragement in your team’s colors. Week 5 – Hand out personalized digital awards (like “Most Hustle” or “Most Likely To Be a Great Coach One Day”) to celebrate how each graduating senior (or other deserving teammates) stepped up, both on and off the field. Week 6 – Serve as your #oneteam dream team captain by hosting a digital “practice” (or dance party!) featuring your favorite sports drills to help your teammates work out and stay healthy during COVID-19. Last Chance – Just as sports never stop, neither will our team. Inspire your teammates to sign the #oneteam pledge to get off the bench, get in the game, and commit to continue being an impact player, on and off the field. Complete just one (1) challenge to enter for the $3,000 scholarship. Let’s Do This.

$1,500 Easy Scholarship: Give a Friend a Digital Road Safety Card
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: June 12, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $1,500 scholarship by sharing a digital card to help a friend stay safe on the road. About 6 out of 10 teen crashes involve distracted driving, but 81% of people say they’d be less likely to drive distracted if their close friends and family encouraged them not to. Take our Road Safety quiz to receive a customized digital road safety card (or one you can print). Then share the card with a friend to keep them safe while traveling to your favorite spots together when this is over. You’ll protect your friends *and* enter for a chance at a $1,500 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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