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Scholarships with December Deadlines

Scholarships include Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship, The Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship, AvaCare Medical Scholarship, Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship, AfterCollege Science Student Scholarship, Transgender First Scholarship, and Top Ten List Scholarship.
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Ready to apply for some college scholarships? We rounded up seven different scholarships with December deadlines that feature a diverse range of qualifications and requirements. Topics include volunteering, student loan debt, distracted driving, and acts of kindness. Prizes top out at $5,000. Find all the details on these scholarships for Winter 2021 below.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

How to Apply: Must complete the full online application, which includes details of volunteer service activity and a creative response to the question, "If you win a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant, how will you use the $5,000 grant to further the fight against hunger?"
Eligibility: Must be age 5-25, a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., enrolled in an accredited educational institution, and active in the community performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December 5, 2021
Website: http://us.stop-hunger.org/home/grants.html

The Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship

How to Apply: Write an essay between 700 and 800 words describing what your best solution is for resolution of the student loan debt crisis.
Eligibility:
Open to high school seniors and current college students
Amount:
$2,000
Deadline: 
December 10, 2021
Website: 
https://patrickhenrymaddrenscholarship.com/

AvaCare Medical Scholarship

How to Apply: Submit an essay, video, or image that conveys an act of kindness that inspired you.
Eligibility: Open to current high school seniors and college students who have at least a 3.0 GPA, are U.S. citizens or holders of an Alien Registration Card, and are pursuing a degree in a medical field. Preference will be given to students with a medical disability.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: December 15, 2021
Website: https://avacaremedical.com/scholarship

Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship

How to Apply: Create an advertisement that focuses on the dangers of distracted driving. Ads in any form are accepted, including PSAs, commercials, music, billboards, etc.
Eligibility: Open to all students currently attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Website: https://comedydefensivedriving.com/scholarships

AfterCollege Science Student Scholarship

How to Apply: Submit a personal statement describing your goals and the value you bring to your academic environment
Eligibility:
Current college students working toward a degree in science with a minimum 3.0 GPA
Amount: 
$500
Deadline: 
December 31, 2021
Website: 
https://www.aftercollege.com/scholarships/

The Transgender First Scholarship

How to Apply: Write an answer to the questions, "what do you plan to do with your degree?" and "have you faced difficulties accessing college in relation to your gender identity?" 
Eligibility:
Must identify as transgender and be planning to pursue a degree, or currently pursuing a degree, at an accredited U.S. college
Amount:
$2,500
Deadline: 
December 31, 2021
Website: 
https://www.onlinedegree.com/transgender-first-scholarship

Top Ten List Scholarship

How to Apply: In 250 words or less, create a list of the top ten reasons you should receive this scholarship
Eligibility:
Must be a U.S. resident at least 14 years of age
Amount:
$1,500
Deadline: 
December 31, 2021
Website:
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship

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