Spring Scholarships With April Deadlines

Starts your spring with a money-saving mindset with these college scholarships with deadlines in April.

By Heather Fishel | September 06, 2014

Whether you’re a pro at saving money or have a knack for essay writing, there’s a scholarship out there for you.

Although it might be tempting to spend spring break away from your computer, it’s a good time to send in some scholarship applications. With no schoolwork to worry about, you have more time to find extra funds for your education.

Whether you’re a pro at saving money or have a knack for essay writing, there’s a scholarship out there for you. Here are a few scholarships with deadlines coming up in April. When you’ve applied to these, don’t forget to check out our scholarship search tool to find even more scholarship opportunities that fit what you need.

Finding it hard to qualify for scholarships? Don’t give up. There’s a scholarship for everyone – from left-handed awards to scholarships for vegetarians, you can find a contest that fits you perfectly.

1. "Craziest Thing I Did to Save Money" Scholarship

If you have a knack for saving money, DoSomething.org’s "Craziest Thing I Did to Save Money" Scholarship is perfect for you. Simply submit your best money-saving story, and you’ll be entered to win $4,000 towards your college education. Submissions can be short; as long as your answer is at least a paragraph long, it qualifies. To apply, you’ll need to use your Facebook account. The contest is open until April 30.

2. AFSA High School Scholarship

Each year, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) offers 10 high school students the opportunity to win $2,000 towards their education. To apply, applicants must read an essay about fire sprinklers and take a ten question, multiple-choice quiz. The quiz is stress free – it’s open book, so applicants can refer back to the reading while answering the questions. Each correct answer equals one entry into the contest. The quiz is available until April 3.

3. Student View Scholarship

Offered by Student Insights, the Student View Scholarship has perhaps one of the easiest application processes. Applicants don’t need to submit their SAT or ACT scores; there’s no essay or lengthy application to complete; and no minimum GPA is required. Just complete a 15- to 25-minute survey about your college search and you’ll be entered to win funding for your degree. First place winners receive $4,000, while second and third places receive $1,000 and $500, respectively. Winners are selected randomly, and the contest closes on April 22.

4. College Jumpstart Scholarship

Students in 10th through 12th grade are eligible for the College Jumpstart Scholarship. Designed to reward students who exhibit a dedication to bettering others with their education, the contest offers applicants up to $1,500 in scholarship money. The application asks students to detail their volunteer experience and requires an essay. Wondering if your community service is enough? The judging committee rewards community involvement of all levels, not just students who are most involved. Students can submit applications through April 15.

5. Charles R. Ullman and Associates Scholarship Essay Contest

Students who are interested in legal and psychological issues will enjoy the Charles R. Ullman and Associates Scholarship Essay Contest. To apply, you must be at least 18 years old and enrolled in a two- or four- year college. Applicants are required to write an essay on one of two legal topics and fill out an application form. Essays should be between 750 and 1,500 words – and don’t forget to cite using APA formatting. First place winners will receive $3,500; second place wins $1,500; and third or fourth place applicants receive an iPad or iPad mini. Be sure to get your application in by April 15.

Quick Tips

  • The Internet isn’t the only source for scholarships. Ask your counselor or college advisor if they know of any awards that you might qualify for.
  • Finding it hard to qualify for scholarships? Don’t give up. There’s a scholarship for everyone – from left-handed awards to scholarships for vegetarians, you can find a contest that fits you perfectly.
  • Be sure to submit your scholarship applications before the deadline. Organizations, like colleges, won’t accept applications that are even a day late.

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