Student using tablet at schoolEveryone likes free money for college. And though scholarships in any amount are helpful, we know the contests with slightly higher prizes are appealing. We therefore set our sights on finding scholarships with a $3,000 prize, an amount that can take care of textbook costs for the year or all those extra non-billed expenses associated with college. Take note of all deadlines below, and start applying!

The Future of Banking Scholarship

Details: Describe your idea for a product or service that can assist residents in low-income neighborhoods manage their finances

Eligibility: Open to all undergraduate college students in Massachusetts receiving some form of financial aid

Deadline: November 19, 2018


Coupon Marathon Scholarship

Details: Write an essay 800–1,000 words in length answering the question, “What is your opinion of saving money?” Entrants are encouraged to include saving tips, including mention of using coupons and discount codes

Eligibility: Open to students in their third or fourth year of college

Deadline: November 30, 2018


ZipRecruiter Scholarship

Details: Create a template for a job interview follow-up email, as well as an explanation of each section within the email

Eligibility: Open to all U.S. residents in high school or college age 18 and over

Deadline: December 31, 2018


John D. Unangst Memorial Scholarship

Details: Submit a copy of your high school transcript, the completed application, and an essay answering the question, “What is a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart?”

Eligibility: Open to all high school seniors planning to attend a two or four-year college, university, or trade, technical, or business school full time. Winners must be available to accept their award in Drexel Hill, PA.

Deadline: January 15, 2019


Courageous Persuaders Scholarship

Details: Create a commercial 30 seconds long or less about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving

Eligibility: Open to all high school students in grades 9-12 ages 19 and under who are U.S. or Canadian citizens

Deadline: February 8, 2019


All About Education Scholarship

Details: Write an essay 250 words or less answering the question, “How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?”

Eligibility: Open to all U.S. residents 13 years of age or older who are enrolled in college or will enroll by Fall 2025

Deadline: April 30, 2019