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Scholarships for Average Students

However shocking, it’s utterly true: scholarship opportunities for average students from every walk of life are available. Scholarships are financial gifts; many given by sponsors who made it big after college and created funds for students who were among the untalented, uncoordinated, and unqualified in their class. Such sponsors know what it’s like to be underestimated and they want to give such 'average' students a chance at attending college.

Not every student is fated to find wild success in the world of academia; however, plenty of students are able to succeed where it counts the most—in the real world. Scholarship providers are often companies, individuals, or non-profit organizations who have benefited from the contributions of both the average and the extraordinary individual. In turn, they award scholarship money to students with many talents and those with none, kids with quirks, odd habits, and more. Your unusual hobbies may not have earned you a 4.0 GPA, but they might still aid you when it comes to winning scholarships.

Such scholarship opportunities for average students are changing the face of college campuses which are no longer reserved just for the straight-laced academic. On the contrary, most campuses now boast an eclectic body of students from various ethnic, social, and political backgrounds. Opportunities for average students have increased as both traditional and weird scholarship offers begin to open the doors of higher education for a greater variety of students.

Unique scholarship opportunities for average students available right here on Scholarships.com. All you need to do to find them is to conduct a scholarship search. From there, you’ll be able to see scholarship information for countless awards that don’t require you to be a star quarterback or a rocket scientist, but that will pay for school all the same. So search for scholarship opportunities for average students or fill out a scholarship application for one of the awards listed below. Who knows? You might discover that you’re not so average after all. Regardless of your individual grades, passions or even physical height and or prediliction for dressing in suits made of silver tape, there is bound to be a scholarship opportunity for you somewhere. Below are some examples of scholarships for average students.

Allied Van Lines Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 01, Annually
At Allied Van Lines, we believe that educational quality is key in fostering a nationwide network of skilled professionals for years to come. Because of this belief, we are proud for the opportunity to offer our first annual Logistics Scholarship to a number of qualifying students who choose to enter.
Students submit a brief essay of between 400 and 800 words, detailing why a career in [...] More

Future Leaders of IT Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
The Future Leaders of IT Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students pursuing a career in information engineering, information management (or related academic discipline). Scholarships include $2,000 USD payable to your academic institution on your behalf. Applicants must supply:

-Most recent high school or college transcripts
-Three letters of recommendations from [...] More

Joseph Ayala Scholarship for Young Artists
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
FIRSTheatre is pleased to offer the Joseph Ayala Scholarship for Young Artists to current high school students (juniors or seniors) who are actively involved in their school drama department. FIRSTheatre will award one scholarship (nonrenewable) to the student who is able to demonstrate how their participation in their school performing arts program has prepared them to pursue their higher [...] More

Kinnett Scholarships for College/Further Education
Application Deadlines: April 08, Annually
Since 2005, the Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED) Foundation has been helping to make the dream of college a reality for many students. The Kinnett Scholarship for College/Further Education, aimed at graduating seniors from NSSED-affiliated high schools, grants $1,000 scholarships to:

-Special Education students pursuing further education through college, vocational school, [...] More

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
Dedicated to the continuing legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program (Scholarship) seeks to support the academic efforts of emerging young leaders who share Pedro's passionate commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Soon after learning that he was living with HIV at age 17, Pedro dedicated his life to raising public awareness [...] More

Tukwila City of Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The City of Tukwila Scholarship Program was established in 2014. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors enrolled for undergraduate study in community colleges, colleges, trade schools and universities. The City of Tukwila Scholarship Program principally targets two and four-year academic programs; however, certificate/licensing programs are also [...] More

Tupelo Elvis Fan Club Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 14, Annually
Eligibility:
-You must be a resident of Mississippi and enrolled as a senior at a Mississippi High School graduating in 2016.
-You must sing, dance or play a musical instrument and submit a performance MP4 video for review by the selection committee. If chosen as semi-finalist, you will be invited to perform live at the Finale to be held in Tupelo, [...] More

Last Edited: March 2016

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