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24 Scholarships to Apply to Before the New Year

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With the end of the year approaching quickly (and students having some free time over holiday break!), now is the perfect time to knock out some scholarship applications.

Here are 24 scholarships that have deadlines before the end of the year.

The best part is that these scholarships we found have limited requirements so that most students are eligible to apply.

Now, let's get busy!

 
Scholarships with December deadlines
 

 

https://www.goldeneaglecoin.com/scholarship

Award: $500
Deadline: December 20th, 2016
Eligibility:  
Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States.
Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
Must be an American citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa.
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Requires Essay

http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/

Award: $500
Deadline: December 20th, 2016
Eligibility: 
Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.
Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.
Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Requires Essay

https://www.thetreecenter.com/scholarship/

Award: $500
Deadline: December 20th, 2016
Eligibility: 
Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States. 
 Must be an American citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa. 
Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0
Requires Essay

http://www.fivehundo.com/five-hundo-scholarship/

Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 21st, 2016
Eligibility: Must be a current college student or planning on attending an accredited university or school by the start of the spring 2017 semester.
GPA Requirement: No GPA Requirement
Requires 3 questions to be answered

http://www.michaelasimos.com/scholarship/

Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 21st, 2016
Eligibility: Must be a current college student.
GPA Requirement: minimum 2.5 GPA
Requires 3 questions to be answered

http://www.myledlightingguide.com/scholarship.aspx

Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 21st, 2016
Eligibility: Only students located in the United States. Must be a US citizen and be registered for the Spring 2017 semester.
GPA Requirement: minimum 2.5 GPA
Requires Essay

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http://watersoftenerguide.com/

Award: $500
Deadline: December 26th, 2016
Eligibility: Students in 1st year of college or who are going to attend college next year and legal US resident.
GPA Requirement: minimum 3.0 GPA
Essay Required

http://nata.aero/Scholarships/Pioneers-of-Flight-Scholarship-Program.aspx

Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 27th, 2016
Eligibility: College students in their sophomore or junior year who are enrolled in a full-time aviation degree program at an accredited four-year college or university.
GPA Requirement: minimum 3.0 GPA
Requires Essay

http://learn.org/articles/Student_Saver_Scholarship.html

Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 28th, 2016
Eligibility: All Students Eligible
GPA Requirement: No GPA requirement
Requires answer to a scholarship question

https://www.petinsuranceu.com/scholarship/

Award: $500
Deadline: December 30th, 2016
Eligibility: 
Currently enrolled and in good standing at a WASC accredited undergraduate program in the United States.
Plans to pursue graduate studies in veterinary medicine.
Proven history of animal advocacy
Ability to demonstrate financial need
GPA Requirement: minimum 3.0 GPA
Requires application to be filled out

http://www.esiason.org/cf-living/scholarships/bef-general-academic-scholarships

Award: $500 to $2,500
Deadline: December 30th, 2016
Eligibility: Must be a student with Cystic Fibrosis
GPA Requirement: No GPA Requirement
Requires Essay

https://www.candere.com/#scholarship

Award: $350
Deadline: December 30th, 2016
Eligibility: Must be a student enrolled in college.
GPA Requirement: No GPA requirement
Requires applicants to draw a doodle on "what is the next big thing in fashion" or write a well-informed, inspiration piece on the same topic.

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/students/gnsa/cb-scholarship

Award: $2,500
Deadline: December 30th, 2016
Eligibility: 
Must be enrolled in a graduate nursing program at an AACN member school of nursing.
Must be a GNSA member (join at the scholarship website for free)
GPA Requirement: minimum 3.5 GPA
Requires Essay

http://ekinsurance.com/scholarship/

Award: $500
Deadline: December 30th, 2016
Eligibility: All applicants must be a student enrolled during the 2016-2017 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program.
All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.
GPA Requirement: No GPA Requirement
Requires Essay


http://girlterest.com/scholarship/

Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 30th, 2016
Eligibility: The Girlterest Scholarship is open to all women who are currently enrolled in universities, colleges, or high schools. There is no age limit; you need only to provide the necessary documentation to prove you are currently enrolled as a student.
GPA Requirement: No GPA requirement
Requires Essay

http://www.kcarplaw.com/scholarship/

Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
Eligibility: The Kenneth P. Carp college scholarship is open to individuals who are planning to attend or currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university.
GPA Requirement: No GPA requirement
Requires Essay

https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest-medical-scholarship/

Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
Eligibility: Must be actively pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences.
GPA Requirement: minimum 3.0 GPA
Requires Essay

http://www.nilrr.org/resources/scholarship-application/

Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
Eligibility: Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Officers, directors and employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the National Right to Work Committee, Members of the Selection Review Committee and their families are not eligible.
GPA Requirement: No GPA requirement
Requires Essay

https://www.agitraining.com/scholarships

Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited two or four year college or university located in the United States for the Design Thinking Scholarship. This can be any accredited college or university, and it is not limited to students of American Graphics Institute.
GPA Requirement: No GPA requirement
Requires Essay

http://www.dietspotlight.com/scholarship/

Award: $3,000
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
Eligibility: No Requirement
GPA Requirement: No GPA Requirement
Requires Essay

https://bestseekers.com/scholarship/

Award: $2,000
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
Eligibility: Must be a student currently enrolled in a college, university, high school or trade school.
GPA Requirement: No GPA requirement
Requires Essay

http://whitleylawfirm.com/2016-scholarship/

Award: $1,500
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
Eligibility: Open to any current undergraduate, graduate, or law school student, as well as any incoming freshman students.
GPA Requirement: minimum 3.0 GPA
Requires Essay


https://www.exmed.net/t-scholarships.aspx

Award: $500
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
Eligibility: Must be enrolled at an accredited two or four year college within the United States.
GPA Requirement: No GPA requirement
Requires an answer to their question

http://techssocial.net/scholarship/

Award: $500
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
Eligibility: High school seniors and college undergraduate students majoring in a field related to digital marketing.
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Requires Essay

 

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