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Video and Social Media Based Scholarships!

If any of the following describes you, one of your children, or one of your students, then a video based scholarship or one based on social networking may be the answer.

– Writing essays is an activity you prefer not to do, but you have good ideas

– Your grades may not be stellar, but you have great intent

– You’re worried that scholarships don’t exist for middle class students

Scholarships based on creating videos (which many of us do on a daily basis with a smartphone) or using a social network generally do not have a GPA requirement, there are no questions about your income, and there is no need to write an essay. In most cases, you just need to have a good idea and a desire to support the theme with your idea by creating a compelling video to illustrate or you need an interesting social media post designed to get views. In most cases, you don’t have to be a professional videographer or social networking guru, you just need to be believable. Take a look at the following examples of scholarships that do not require essay writing. Most of these have been offered annually for many years. Some of their deadlines are coming up soon, so check them out now! For those that have expired, add them to your calendars to prepare for in the next scholarship season.

To learn more about scholarships of all kinds including those listed above, see Winning Scholarships for College. Or if you need help with writing essays for scholarships, consider our new comprehensive online learning course, How to Write Amazing Scholarship and College Essays. Also consider The Scholarship and College Essay Planning Kit.

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Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines in January

For College Students and High School Students
January 23 – Live Mas Scholarship (Taco Bell Foundation) – $6 million in scholarships available to students 16 to 24 years of age.
January 31 – I Have a Dream Scholarship (up to $1000 for students 13 years of age or older, including current college students)
To get more upcoming deadlines, see The Scholarship Monthly Planner

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This online learning course teaches and guides you through the essential steps of creating standout essays to help you win scholarships and get into your dream college or university. See this page to get started today.

Black History Month Scholarships and Awards


Start looking immediately for scholarship essay contests in your area celebrating Black History Month, prominent African Americans in history and/or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. See this page for an example in Virginia. Complete an advanced Internet search explained in Winning Scholarships for College to find a local scholarship essay contest.

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