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.
$500 Easy Scholarship: Donate Your Gently-Used Clothes To Help Those In Need and Tackle Climate Change
Scholarship Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 15, 2021
Description: You could win an easy $500 scholarship by donating your gently-used clothes or recycling unwanted textiles. Approximately 95% of all used clothing, footwear, and other household fabric products, including sheets and towels, can be reused or recycled, yet only 15% of reusable textiles are recycled. That’s where you come in! Use our helpful resources to recycle textiles or donate clothing to a local org — you’ll help populations in need and tackle climate change at the same time. Don’t forget to snap a pic to show off the amount of clothes you donated or recycled. You’ll also be entered for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Win-win!
$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Take and Share a Quiz to Educate Others on Discrimination and Colorism
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 15, 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 Quick Questions to Improve Education on Race, Racism, and History
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Description: You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship by answering 3 quick 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 quick 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.