Amplifier Essay Scholarships

If you’re a skilled writer, a few hundred (or even a thousand) words is no biggie.

Students that can easily express themselves through writing flock toward scholarships with interesting essays and the scholarships on this list are just that.

All of the below scholarships require an essay entry – some as short as only 250 words – with interesting essay topics that range from safe driving and technology to America heroes and animal activism.

To help better organize your scholarship and internship search, please note that the following scholarships for writers are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of each list.

If you enjoy expressing your opinions through writing, the scholarships on this list await your entries.

Scholars Helping Collars

Deadline: 2/15/18
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship is open to current high school seniors. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words with two to three photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed your lives or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Scholars Helping Collars.

Live Deliberately Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/15/18
Available to: Ages 13-21 Years
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $250

The Live Deliberately Essay Contest is open to all students aged 14 – 21. You must submit an essay of no more than 750 words based on the prompts listed on the sponsor’s website. This year’s prompts will ask you to consider a time in your life when you pursued a path that was “narrow and crooked,” but felt like it was the right path for you. In what ways are/were you able to, as Thoreau advises, walk that path with “love and reverence?” How has navigating that path shaped you into the person you are becoming?

Learn more about the Live Deliberately Essay Contest .

AFSA High School Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/15/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

The AFSA High School Essay Contest is open to high school students. To be considered, in a 1,000 – to 1250 – word essay, you must identify two cases – one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful – where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict – affected country.

Learn more about the AFSA High School Essay Contest .

Brighter Future Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The Brighter Future Scholarship is available to undergraduate, graduate or law students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit 500 word letter of intent that identifies a problem and explains how you intend to use your education as a way to begin solving that problem, thus creating a brighter future.

Learn more about the Brighter Future Scholarship.

NPG 2018 Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 4/20/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through College Juniors
Award Amount: Awards from $750-$2,000

The NPG 2018 Essay Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 750 words on one environmental issue from the sponsor’s chosen list and explain how it is made worse by population growth and describe what measures you would recommend our nation’s leaders take to ensure we protect our fragile environment for generations to come. You must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the NPG 2018 Scholarship Contest.

E-Waste Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The E-waste Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must submit a short statement that completes the sentence “The most important reason to care about e-waste is…” and be U.S. citizen or legal resident to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the E-Waste Scholarship.

Feldco Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Feldco Scholarship is available to current and prospective college students. To be considered, you must submit a 700 – to 1000 – word essay on the following topic: “How has your family contributed to who you are today?”

Learn more about the Feldco Scholarship.

Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/01/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest is open to U.S. citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on one of the five topics related to immigration listed on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest.

Love Your Career Scholarship

Deadline: 9/10/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Love Your Career Scholarship is available to students attending an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of at least 1,000 words describing at least three steps that you plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career that you love in order to qualify for this award. Topics may include: What are your passions that could be turned into a career? What are some ideas you have for a business based on things that you love and are skilled at? You must also interview a professional in your chosen field that has at least three years of experience.

Learn more about the Love Your Career Scholarship.

MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $3,000

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Gazette, the MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest is open to all Marines on active duty and to members of the Selected Marine Corps Reserve.

The contest honors the essay that proposes and argues for a new and better way of “doing business” in the Marine Corps.

Learn more information about the MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest.

Mary Grant Charles Prize Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Mary Grant Charles Prize Scholarship is open to undergraduate students at Tufts University.

You must possess the same creative qualities in the writing of prose and poetry to qualify for this award.

Preference is given to students whose writing reflects an interest in ancestry and genealogy.

Get more information on the Mary Grant Charles Prize Scholarship.

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If you have a grade point average of 3.0 (or higher), you qualify for the below 22 scholarships. If you don’t meet the grade requirement, or if you don’t want to do too much work, no worries – you can apply to these easy scholarships.

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Courage to Grow Scholarship – $500 – Apply every month

Do  you think you deserve a scholarship? What makes you deserving? Courage to Grow wants to know why – a good answer can get you $500. You can apply every month. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply.

Tree Center Scholarship – $500 – Apply by the 20th of each quarter

The Tree Center Scholarship gives you the chance to create real change in the world by being innovative, taking risks, and using your talents to help other people (while getting rewarded!). You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

Spread the Word on Safety Scholarship – $1,000 – Apply annually by January 6

Write an essay on one of your chosen topics on safety (300-500 words) and share with your friends for a chance to win $1,000. You must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher to apply.

 

Proof Reading Scholarship Program – $1,500 – Apply annually by January 23

The Proof Reading Scholarship Program awards one $1,500 scholarship each year. In an essay of 1500+ words, discuss what philanthropic causes you think organizations and individuals should support and why. You must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher to apply.

Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship – $1,000 – Apply Annually by January 29

Write a 600 to 1,000 word essay explaining what you hope to accomplish during your collegiate and professional career. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

Straight “A” Scholarship – $1,000 – Apply Annually by February 26

The hosts of this scholarship are redefining the definition of “Straight A’s”! If you’re a high school student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, apply to this scholarship for a chance to win.

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship – $2,500 – Apply by February 28

The LAGRANT Foundation is awarding a $2,500 scholarship and a trip to Detroit for a career building workshop to a student who writes the best essay about increasing awareness about diversity in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations, as well as in one’s community. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship – $15,000 – Apply by March 1

Are you passionate about art and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher? Then submit five pieces of your best artwork, and you could win this scholarship!

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship – $500 – Apply biannually by March 30 & September 30

The Odenza Marketing Group awards a $500 scholarship twice a year to students who are working to pursue their dreams. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply.

Start Standing Scholarship – $1,000 – Apply biannually by March 31 & November 15 

Write a 1,000-2,000 word essay answering a few questions about health and exercise, and you could win $1,000! You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

National Candy Technologists Scholarship – $5,000 – Apply biannually by April 2 

Calling all science majors! Simply submit an application and you could win $5,000 towards your tuition.

Pelican Water Sustainability Scholarship – $1,500 – Apply biannually by April 15 and October 15

Does sustainability rank high on your list of concerns? Pelican Water Systems seeks to support the next generation of leaders and innovators who display integrity, passion, and commitment to find sustainable solutions to protect our world’s most important resource. You must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher to apply.

Astanza Q-Switched Laser Scholarship – $1,500 – Apply annually by June 30

Astanza provides a merit-based $2,500 scholarship each year to a highly motivated college student in the science field. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

Spokeo Connections Scholarship – $1,000 – Apply biannually by July 1 & December 9

Do you like connecting with people? Do you consider yourself creative? Then this is the scholarship for you! Spokeo offers this $1,000 scholarship every semester. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

Clubs of America Scholarship Award — $1,000 — Apply annually by August 31

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Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about your career aspirations and how your current course load will help you achieve success in your career. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

Ivein Health and Wellness Scholarship – $2,500 – Apply biannually by August 31 & December 31

Intermountain Vein Center supports college students who choose to live a healthy lifestyle amidst the stressful circumstances of being a college student. Share your thoughts about healthy living for a chance to win $2,000! You must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher to apply.

The #BrokeScholar Opportunity Scholarship – $1,000 – Apply annually by August 31

Broke college students are always finding creative ways to make money. Now you can make money writing about how to make money. Write  a short 300-600 word essay explaining your money making idea. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply.

SlickDeals Student Scholarship Program – $5,000 – Apply by April 30

Write a 500-word essay on your best money-saving tips for college for your chance to win $5,000 for college expenses! You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

Good360 Sustainability Scholarship – $1,000 – Apply by November 30

If you have a green side and a creative side, this $1,000 scholarship is for you! You must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher to apply.

 

Burning Tree Academic Scholarship – $1,000 – Apply annually by December 1

Write a reflective essay (500-750 words) about a moment that influenced your decision to pursue higher education, for your chance to win $1,000. You must cite at least two pieces of academic content in your essay. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

CrowdReviews.com Transparency Scholarship – $5,000 – Apply annually by December 15

Write a 700-1000 word essay stating how the scholarship syncs up with the your personal goals and what your plans are after college graduation. CrowdReviews.com will award a $5,000 scholarship to the student who writes the best essay! You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

Digital Marketing Scholarship — $500 — Apply by December 31

Write an essay between 350 and 550 words about “digital marketing” for your chance to win $500! You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

HeadsetPlus.com College Scholarship – $1,000 – Apply annually by December 31

Headset.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an ambitious student who makes the best video about themselves. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

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