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Scholarships: Thinking Outside the Box

Here is a list of unique opportunities for scholarships that will help keep your creative mind sharp, and the best part, they are open to community college students. Take a look, practice your writing skills and you could win some scholarships!

Do you like to write?

Scholarship Experts holds monthly essay writing contests on a variety of topics. Topics include: “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be?” or “Create your own Top Ten List.” All essays are 250 words or less, and get you writing about a new and unique subject.

Is designing and creating your thing?

The Gallery Collection hosts a “Create a Greeting Card” Contest each year. You can pick the category, and if your card is selected, you win a $10,000 scholarship!

Have you ever flipped a house?

You’ve been tasked with analyzing two foreclosure properties to determine which one is a better investment. Should you flip it, or hold on to it a little longer? The decision is up to you, and how creative your solution is might land you a $1,000-$5,000 scholarship. Check out the Foreclosure.com Scholarship Contest for more details.

Wish you could go back in time?

What if could go back in time and talk to yourself as a high school senior? Knowing what you know now about college life and making the transition, what advice would you give yourself? Get creative with this answer, and you could win a $2,500 scholarship from CampusDiscovery.

Are you creative?

Church Hill Classics, a diploma framing company, hosts a variety of photo contests throughout the year, including the “Frame My Future” Scholarship Contest. Contestants are asked to submit an original “creation” through an image which expressed what they hope to achieve in their personal and professional life after college. The contest for next year will be opening soon!

Know how you would build a great company?

Computer Science and Product Design students can write about “how having a shared set of beliefs is important for building a great company” to win a scholarship. Check out Buildium.com for more information. Be sure to read to the bottom of the rules for a bonus code with more chances to win!

Read the rules

Be sure to read the “Official Rules” of each scholarship contest before you enter any personal information. Some require setting up a profile on the website, so if this is not your cup of tea, be sure to be aware of the requirements before hitting the “Submit” button on anything! Now, go have some fun with scholarships!

Which one of these opportunities looks like the most fun to you?

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah Valdivia coordinated the scholarship resources for Financial Aid at Front Range Community College.

One Response to “Scholarships: Thinking Outside the Box”

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September 28, 2013 at 6:32 am, Richard Barrett said:

Now this is something promising! I never thought that you could earn a scholarship just by winning in a contest. The idea is really awesome! I do hope more students will benefit from it.