January 2018 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 accepting entries in January.

Grab the Mic:  Amplify your voice by giving your friends a shoutout!
Scholarship Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
About: 75% of your generation says the government isn’t listening to them.
How to enter: Amplify your voice and rally your friends to Grab the Mic! Democracy only works for the people, when as many people are involved. Everyone has their part to play in this movement so help your friends find their role by shouting them out online, in your community, and on the national stage. Each action completed on the campaign page equals one entry.

We Are Able: Make a Sign Highlighting Your Best Ability to Reduce Stigma Around Disability! 
Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
About: Students with disabilities are 2 to 3 times more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers.
How to enter: A good way to reduce stigma around disability is giving people with and without a disability a chance to talk about what they are good at. So make a sign that says, “My best ability is _________,” fill in the blank, and challenge friends to do the same. Unlimited entries.

Feeding Better Futures: Share a Photo of a Food or Sustainability Issue in Your Home, School, or Community
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
About: 1 in 8 people on Earth struggle with hunger, including 13 million kids and teenagers in America and 2.5 million Canadians who live without secure access to food.
How to enter: Use DoSomething’s guide to spot a problem around food waste, hunger relief, or another issue. Take a photo of the problem and suggest a creative solution your home, school, or community could use. Unlimited entries.

Team Up, Dream Up: Make a Sign to Boost Your Friend’s Confidence
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2018 (opens January 15, 2018)
How to enter: Use DoSomething’s easy instructions to make a sign encouraging your friend to follow their dreams. Upload a photo of yourself with your sign and you’ll both be automatically entered to win the scholarship! Unlimited entries!

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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Scholarship Saturday – December 30, 2017

There are thousands of scholarships out there. Below you will find many scholarships, most with general eligibility requirements. My goal is to share some lesser-known scholarships with my readers every Saturday.

Don’t wait. Apply for these great scholarships today! And, if you missed the last Scholarship Saturday, check it out. There are scholarships there that are still open! You can also find scholarships on my other scholarship lists, such as scholarships with requirements based on your statemajorgrade levelethnicity, or religion. And, lastly, check out my list of scholarships with DecemberJanuary, and February due dates.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, you are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Here are 44 scholarships for Saturday, December 30, 2017. Read More

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Making a new group of friends and finding your way around a new school can be stressful. Fortunately, you’re not alone. Others have made the transition successfully, and you can too. Here are our 7 favorite secrets to adjusting to a new college as a transfer student. Read More

3 Innovative Strategies You Will Learn In Modern Criminal Justice Degree Programs

Modern criminal justice degree programs have evolved with changes in the social structure. In prior years, criminal justice majors would concentrate on law enforcement techniques, corrections or probation, and parole. In today’s programs, there are other areas of emphasis including technology-based crimes and technology-based investigations. Read More

5 Mistakes I Regret I’ve Done in College

There is a good reason that many people reminisce about college as the time when they were learning about the world and their future professions. However many people also have regrets about college that sometimes run very deep and can often shape the life you still have ahead of you.

I’ll tell you about some of the mistakes I’ve made, and the regrets that came with them. While some of them might be minor in your eyes, they still keep me awake at night every once in a while. Read More