Let’s get this bread: Seven fun ways to get money for college

Getting money for college can seem hard; from trying to qualify for the HOPE scholarship to begging for every last cent your grandma has, the quests for seeking scholarships and grants is stressful and no fun. On the other hand, there are ways to earn money for post-education while having fun! Here is a list of seven scholarships you can apply for and have fun while doing it!

Doodle 4 Google: Up to $30,000

If you like art, then this one is for you. The challenge is to interpret Google’s logo in your own creative way using the prompt “I show kindness by…” You can potentially make up to $30,000! Deadline is March 13, 2020 at 11pm EST. Don’t wait! The deadline is almost here!

Apply for Doodle 4 Google here!

Project Yellow Light Video Contest: $8,000

If you like creating videos, Project Yellow Light is offering $8,000 to a junior or senior who can create an ad to stop distracted driving. Deadline is April 1, 2020.

Apply for Project Yellow Light here!

Traffic light

CARiD Scholarship: $1000

Love anything related to the auto industry? To enter this scholarship, you must submit a photo inspired by the automotive industry by April 30, 2020 for a chance to win up to $1000. That’s right. ONE THOUSAND dollars for a photo.

Apply for CARiD Scholarship here!

Stuck At Prom: Up to $10,000

Going to prom? Had a duct tape phase in middle school? Then the Stuck At Prom scholarship is perfect for you! This renowned scholarship sponsored by Duck Brand is hosting a contest for the high school student with the best dress or suit made entirely out of duct tape. You can win up to $10,000 dollars for your duct tape creation! Enter your photos by June 8, 2020.

Even if not applying, you should definitely check out previous entries.

Apply for Stuck At Prom here!

This student is modeling her prom dress made entirely of duct tape.

Duck Calling Contest: $2000

Think you have a great duck call? Don’t, but could learn or try for a chance to earn money? Put that to the test with Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest for the chance to win up to $2000! Enter by November 23, 2020.

Apply for Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest here!

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship: Up to $2,000

Another famous scholarship:

Do you have a fully fleshed out plan of what you would do during the zombie apocalypse? Why not put that plan to use before Metro-Atlanta turns into the world of “The Walking Dead.” Share your plan by October 31, 2020 for a chance to win up to $2000.

Apply for the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship here!

Fifth Month Scholarship: $1,500

Is five your favorite number? Could you fabricate a love, respect, or appreciation for the number for a chance to when money? Share your love of the number five by writing a letter on all the reasons the number five is just the best. Let’s face it. Enter by May 31, 2020 for a chance to win $1,500.

Apply for the Fifth Month Scholarship here!

Even if none of these scholarships seem appealing, the idea is that there are many ways out there to pay for school. Along with the silly scholarships (excuses for companies and organizations to give away easy money to students), there are grants, funding, and low-cost programs that will help any student see their goals through.

Want to know other financial aid options best suited for you and your choice schools? Want to know more about schools, admissions, tech programs, financial aid, and anything related to your plans after high school? Just talk to your counselor!

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