There’s a common belief that only straight A-students can win a scholarship contest. Though it isn’t always so. When all the guidelines prescribed by scholarship sponsors are followed, the chances to be awarded grow rapidly. Among the things that should be taken into account in the first place, there are the following: scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and key requirements for applicants. Simple as that.

This article lists the 33 greatest scholarships with awards amounting to $1,000 or even more. They all have deadlines in March 2016, so it seems to be the right time to apply for them right away.

Creative Scholarships

Name: Aspiring Writer Scholarship

Deadline: March 24, 2016

Eligibility: Applicants are required to have 3.0 average grade, be enrolled in an English class and submit minimum three unique writings.

Brief description: The winners will be defined based on their fiction works, or poetry. Awards may range from $1,000 to $3,000 per year.

 

Name: Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2016

Deadline: March 8, 2016

Eligibility: Current students enrolled in a U.S. full-time college or university program residing in U.S.

Brief description: Five winners will receive a $1,000 award each for submitting a great “digital creation, showing how a student frames future.”

 

Name: Posterize Pollution Scholarships

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Eligibility: There are no special requirements as to who exactly is eligible, the main point is to “dunk recyclables on friends to encourage others to go green.”

Brief description: The lucky winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship for educational purposes.

 

Name: Yo Teach Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Eligibility: All current students.

Brief description: To win $3,000, students should perform a rap to support their best educators and thank them for hard effort they make to teach their students.

Essay Scholarships

Name: Soliant’s Sunrise Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Eligibility: The contest is open for sophomores, seniors and juniors with average grade 3.0 or higher having taken the ACT or SAT test.

Brief description: The scholarship winner will be granted $1,000 to cover all educational costs. The main requirement is to submit a well-grounded 500-2000 word essay on whether it is possible for a business to be both philanthropic and profitable or not.

 

Name: Student Scholarship from Unplag

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Eligibility: Current students across the world enrolled in a full-time educational program (either graduate or postgraduate) can take part in the contest.

Brief description: Based on the received 500-word essays on one of the plagiarism related topics, three winners will be defined. The first place scholarship winner will receive $2,000 award, whereas two others will be granted free annual subscription plans for plagiarism detection.

 

Name: “What’s Art?” Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Eligibility: The scholarship is free for participation for all art students no matter what their specialization is (film production, visual arts, theatre, etc.)

Brief description: To become one of the participants and win a $1,000 prize, students should create a 500-word essay on what art is and submit a visual presentation.

 

Name: Flow Feet Schoalrship PrograM

Deadline:  March 31, 2016

Eligibility: Participants should be current student enrolled in full-time programs within a U.S. educational institution with 3.0 average grade.

Brief description: The contest winner will be selected based on an 800-word essay on why it is crucial to help others. Additionally, the applicant should submit scanned student ID, transcript, and Content Contribution Agreement.

 

Name: The Seeklens Academic Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Eligibility: To qualify for the contest, applicants should be current undergraduates, postgraduates, or high schools seniors enrolled in programs within any accredited university or college.

Brief description: By submitting a 1,000-1,600 essay, the scholarship sponsor will then select three winners and each will be awarded $2,000.

 

Name: QuitDay.org Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Eligibility: U.S. students aged 18 or older being enrolled in a college or university.

Brief description: The awards for three winners will vary from $300 to $2,700 for the first place. To apply for the scholarship, the student needs to come up with a well-grounded essay related to smoking problem.

Scholarships for International Students

Name: ACT Foundation Second-Year Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Eligibility: Students eligible for the scholarship should be current undergraduates planning to pursue their studies as second-year students.

Brief description: The contest is open for all the students nationwide enrolled as sophomores. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to 25 participants.

 

Name: Generation Google Scholarship

Deadline: March 3, 2016

Eligibility: Current high school seniors willing to study at one of the US or Canadian universities during 2016-2017 to keep on obtaining their degree in computer science.

Brief description: The scholarship winners will be awarded $10,000 and defined based on the essays and some more application materials: resumes, academic transcripts, letters of reference.

 

Name: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Eligibility: Current undergraduates with U.S. citizenship.

Brief description: The $5.000 scholarship award is provided to applicants receiving a Federal Pell Grant or those who have been enrolled into an international internship program.

 

Name: Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Late March, 2016

Eligibility: Students aged 18 or less from around the world.

Brief description: To enter the contest an applicant should submit his or her speech on a particular topic. The first place winner will be awarded $2,500.

 

Name: Colleges That Changes Lives (CTCL) Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Eligibility: Both transfer and international students planning to attend CTCL are eligible for the contest.

Brief description: To apply for the scholarship, students need to complete two brief essays and admission letter copies. The award is $1,000 per year.

Need-based Scholarships

Name: Bocconi Scholarship for International Students

Deadline: March 30, 2016

Eligibility: Non-Italian citizens and residents with an undergraduate degree.

Brief description: The annual scholarship award totaling to € 12,000.00 will be given to students proceeding their studies in a Master of Science Degree program at Bocconi. Winners will be defined based on both academic achievements and the applicant’s economic information.

 

Name: The BP Global Citizens of Tomorrow scholarship program

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Eligibility: The U.S. high school students.

Brief description: Scholarships will be awarded to students with good academic grades in science, math, engineering, looking for financial aid to pursue their studies in the greater Chicago area or Texas.

 

Name: P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Eligibility: High school senior students with financial needs.

Brief description: One or more applicants can be awarded $1,000 to pursue their studies in visual arts. Students should have art classes each semester.

Sports Scholarships

Name: Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Eligibility: The U.S. high school senior girls.

Brief description: Winners will get a $8,000 award.

 

Name: Hood Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship

Deadline: March 11, 2016

Eligibility: High schoolers being fond of sports from New England and having intent to continue their studying at a university or college.

Brief description: Applicants should lead an active sport life, have at least 3.0 average grade, and take part in volunteer projects. They are also required to submit an essay on sports. The scholarship presupposes 18 awards amounting to $5,000.

 

Name: NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship program

Deadline: March 30, 2016

Eligibility: Students-athletes in their final year at NCAA with 3.2 GPA.

Brief description: 29 men and 29 women will be awarded a $7,500 scholarship to pursue their graduate program.

Unusual Scholarships

Name: Lemberg Law Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Eligibility: The contest is open for graduates and postgraduates.

Brief description: To join the competition, an applicant should submit a 140-character statement explaining why “cell phone robocalls need to be regulated.” The winner will receive $1,000.

 

Name: Sleepopolis Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Eligibility: U.S. high school or college students with U.S, citizenship can apply for this contest.

Brief description: To win a $1,000 scholarship, the applicant is required to submit a short video (up to five minutes). It should outline what way internet influenced research, printed media, etc.

 

Name: Pony Club Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Eligibility: Pony Club members being accepted to a higher educational institution.

Brief description: To encourage the most active Club members for their outstanding performance, winners will be awarded $1,000.

 

Name: Go On Girl Book Club Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Eligibility: Sophomores, freshmen, or juniors attending a historically African American educational institution.

Brief description: Applicants should have 2,5 average grade and submit an essay which doesn’t exceed 800 words on “The Power of the Written Word”. The award is $1,000.

 

Name: NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Eligibility: The scholarship sponsor invites students up to the twelfth grade worldwide take part in the scholarship contest.

Brief description: The prize amounts to $5,000. Applicants are required to create space settlement designs or something of the kind.

 

Name: Tall Clubs International Student Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Eligibility: Tall students aged 21 or less starting their first-year studies in college in 2016.

Brief description: The scholarship award $1,000 will be given to women as tall as 178 cm and 188-cm tall men.

 

Name: Teen Video Challenge

Deadline: March 7, 2016

Eligibility: High school students

Brief description: It’s necessary to submit a 30-60 seconds video on why teens should drive carefully. The award amount ranges from $1,000 to $15,000. As a bonus, the main winner will get a chance to work together with a Discovery film crew.

Scholarships for those who know what career to pursue

Name: National Farmers Farm Kids for College Scholarship

Deadline: March 3, 2016

Eligibility: High school seniors with major in agriculture studying at an accredited college or university.

Brief description: Three winners will receive $1,000 each for two well-written short essays and two reference letters.

 

Name: MassMutual Scholars Program

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Eligibility: Junior, senior or sophomore students interested in pursuing their studies in insurance and financial industry.

Brief description: 30 students will be awarded $5,000 each to compensate educational expenses. To apply for the scholarship, it’s necessary to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

 

Name: Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS)

Deadline: March 7, 2016

Eligibility: Women enrolled at a university or college to make a career in the field of computer science and technologies. Winners are defined based on academic achievements, extracurricular activities, essays and community engagement.

Brief description: Scholarship sponsors claim to award multiple participants with up to $2,500 for each.

 

Name: Rubber Division Scholarship

Deadline: March 25, 2016

Eligibility: Students entering their junior or senior academic year in 2016 with major in rubber related field industry (polymer science, chemical and mechanical engineering, etc.)

Brief description: A successful applicant should complete at least three consecutive semesters with average B grade to be awarded $5,000.

 

Name: HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Eligibility: Students who have completed at least one year of their studies at college with a minimum grade 3.0.

Brief description: Two awards in the amount of $1,000 each will be granted to those two lucky winners who can demonstrate the strongest passion for Internet Marketing.