10 Best 2018 Scholarships for Students
College can be an expensive undertaking, but there is help out there for students with ambition. LiveCareer has tracked down 10 of the best scholarships of 2018. Whether you are a high school student, a college, or grad student looking to continue your higher education, there is a 2018 scholarship for you.
Some scholarships are awarded for academic achievement, some on financial need, and others examine a student’s talents and ambition. Peruse our list today and identify which scholarship is best for you.
LiveCareer 2018 Education Opportunities Scholarship
Deadline for 2018 Scholarships: February 28, 2018
Award: Three scholarships of $1,500 each
For more information and to apply: LiveCareer 2018 Education Opportunities Scholarship
LiveCareer has announced its third annual Education Opportunities Scholarship, which is open to full-time college students. The leading site for jobseekers, LiveCareer is offering three scholarships to talented students looking for a bit of financial assistance.
Three winners will be awarded $1,500 each in scholarship money based on the strength of their essay submission. Essays should be between 200 and 800 words on the following topic: “Which personal or educational accomplishment will you be most proud to share with future employers and why?”
Love Your Career Scholarship
Deadline for 2018 Scholarships: January 8, 2018
For more information and to apply: Love Your Career Scholarship
Who doesn’t want a job they adore? This scholarship awards cash to students who can explain how they plan to find their fulfilling career path. The Love Your Career Scholarship is available to students attending an accredited college or university. Students must write an essay of at least 1,000 words describing three steps they plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career they love. Applicants must also interview a professional in their chosen field that has at least three years of experience as part of the application.
USAttorneys.com Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline for 2018 Scholarships: July 1, 2018
For more information and to apply: USAttorneys.com Immigration Scholarship
You don’t have to be an attorney to win this scholarship. The Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest is open to U.S. residents and citizens who are attending or who have enrolled in an accredited college or university. To apply, you must submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on one of the 20 topics offered. All essay topics are related to immigration, but you don’t have to be an immigrant to apply or win.
Project Yellow Light Video Contest Scholarship
Deadline for 2018 Scholarships: March 1, 2018 – April 1, 2018
Award: Six awards, from $1,000 – $5,000
For more information and to apply: Project Yellow Light Video Contest Scholarship
Get the green light to go to college by applying for this scholarship. The Project Yellow Light Video Contest Scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors and full-time undergraduate students. Applicants are asked to create a public service announcement that encourages others to avoid texting and other distractions while driving.
Deadline for 2018 Scholarships: February 8, 2018
Award: Up to $50,000
For more information and to apply: Davidson Fellowship
Planning to change the world? If so, the Davidson Fellows Scholarship could change how you pay for school. The scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to people, 18 years old and younger, who have completed a significant piece of work in the STEM or humanities fields. This work must be deemed to have the potential to make a positive contribution to society.
Application categories include science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy and “outside the box.” The winners will be honored in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a reception.
Cameron Impact Scholarship
Deadline for 2018 Scholarships: September 15, May 15 (two application cycles per year)
Award: Up to $50,000 per year
For more information and to apply: Cameron Impact Scholarship
If you’ve been hitting the books hard with a plan to help others, this may be the 2018 scholarship you’ve been looking for since only students with high academic achievement with an eye on public service and helping their community are eligible to win this high-paying scholarship.
Winners receive a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarship. Only exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service are eligible.
Winners are chosen in part for their desire to make an impact on their communities and in the world at large, and for their aspiration “to contribute to positive forces for change” and their intention to tailor their education to that end goal.
Deadline for 2018 Scholarships: April 1, 2018
For more information and to apply: Davis-Putter Scholarship
Have a passion for peace but not a lot of cash in your pocket? These need-based scholarships are awarded to students, including undocumented students, who are pursuing enrollment in a trade, technical, vocational school or a college or university, and are actively working for peace and justice.
Applicants can be graduate or undergraduate students who live in the U. S. and are enrolled (or planning to enroll) in an accredited college or university. Past recipients have been involved with a variety of issues, including peace efforts and civil rights activities.
Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship
Deadline for 2018 Scholarships: March 1, 2018
Award: Varies, ~$2000 each
For more information and to apply: Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund
Just because you are a bit older than the average college student shouldn’t put you out of the running. The Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship provides scholarships to low-income women who are 35 and older. Awards are primarily for technical and vocational degrees, but women who are pursuing degrees in business-related fields are also eligible. Winners must be enrolled in, or accepted to, a regionally or ACICS accredited school to qualify.
1,000 Dreams Fund
Deadline for 2018 Scholarships: April 30, 2018
For more information and to apply: GrowYourGiving.org
Tuition isn’t the only expense related to college. Other expenses can add up, as well. The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship provides a one-time $1,000 to currently enrolled high school or college-aged women who need financial help outside of tuition. The funds can be used for expenses including educational conferences, exam fees (such as the SAT or GRE), or textbooks. This scholarship is explicitly not to fund tuition; rather the intention is to provide access to other educational opportunities.
In addition to attending high school or an accredited college or university in the United States, applicants must demonstrate financial need. Letters of recommendation and an essay explaining how the grant would be used are required as part of the application.
Dell Scholars Program
Deadline for 2018 Scholarships: January 15, 2018
For more information and to apply: Dell Scholars Program
Twenty thousand dollars in nothing to sniff at for the average college student, but it can be even more meaningful for students who have faced hurdles on their way to donning their cap and gown. Each year, Dell awards 400 scholarships to low-income, highly motivated students. (The company has given away more than $76 million in college scholarships since its founding in 2004.)
The Dell Scholars Program emphasizes a student’s determination to succeed beyond their test scores. Rather than a GPA requirement, the scholarship focuses on the “Grit, Potential and Ambition” of applicants. Dell awards scholarships to students who have demonstrated a drive to succeed despite personal obstacles.