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.
$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Clean Up Cigarette Butts to Protect Animals & The Environment
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2021
Description: You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by cleaning up cigarette butts before they have a chance to harm wildlife or leach toxic chemicals into the environment. Cigarette butts are the most-littered item on the planet, so grab some gloves and join our community, which has cleaned up 3.7 million cigarette butts already. Send in a photo of the butts you picked up and you’ll automatically enter for the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Let’s Do This!
$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Take and Share a Quiz to Educate Others on Discrimination and Colorism
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2021; Opens against April 16-April 30, 2021
Description: “Colorism” is a demonstrated bias towards people with lighter skin tones over people with darker skin tones, and often refers to explicit discrimination based on the complexion of a person’s skin. Research on colorism associates this bias to social disparities for Black, Brown, Asian, mixed and Indigenous people with darker skin tones, including: worse mental health, higher school suspension rates, and fewer job opportunities compared to their lighter-skinned counterparts. Take our quiz to learn about colorism, and we’ll send you a guide to help you advocate against colorism when you see it in pop culture, on social media, or on beauty products. Then share the quiz with a friend to help them dismantle colorist language, and you’ll automatically enter to win a $1,000 scholarship.
$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Answer 3 Questions to Improve Education on Race, Racism, and History
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship by answering 3 questions to share ideas on how your school, district, or textbook could improve its curriculum on race, racism, and US history. We’ll use your feedback and work with experts to create guides for students and educators to improve race and history education nationwide. Simply answer the 3 questions and you’ll automatically enter to win the $2,500 scholarship. Let’s Do This!
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.