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57 Fa-La-La-Fabulous December Scholarships to Apply for This Winter

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Just like Santa Claus, these December scholarship deadlines only come around once a year…

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The winter break from school is a time of relaxation and preparation for the new year. But between holiday festivities, traveling, shopping, and applying for last-minute scholarships–December can be a busy month!

And:

Sometimes just tracking down opportunities that are ending soon feels like half the battle.

Luckily:

I put together a big list of December scholarships. So now, you can spend less time searching and more time working on applications.

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Scholarships Due in December


 

Ai Engstrom National Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Any current, full-time student of an accredited American university or college, with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, is welcome to apply.

Submit: 800+ word essay and a short bio.

Bottar Law, PLLC Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Award Amount: $2,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be high school graduate with 3.0+ GPA; enrolled full-time at a university or community college in the United States; have a documented physical or learning disability; and demonstrated financial need.

Submit: 500 – 1,500 word essay, unofficial copy of high school transcript, proof of enrollment, and verification of physical or learning disability.

CT Chimney Repair Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Award Amount: $500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Offered to students in the United States who are considering a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, or other skilled trades.

Submit: 1000+ word essay focusing on your career goals.

Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Award Amount: $500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Offered to students in the United States who are considering a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, or other skilled trades.

Submit: 1000+ word essay focusing on your career goals.

Americanism Essay Contest

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 – $5,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are homeschooled.

Submit: 350 words or less about “why I’m proud to be an American.”

Barbara Lotze Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Award Amount: up to $2,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicant must be an undergraduate student enrolled in a college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment. Must be pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools.

Submit: Online application.

Aalam Samsavar Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Award Amount: $1,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be a college junior enrolled in a U.S. college or university, engaged in pre-dental studies, and have a 3.4 GPA or better.

Submit: 750 word or less essay.

Michael & Susan Dell Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Award Amount: $20,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12 and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the fall directly following high school graduation. Must also have a 2.4 GPA or higher.

Submit: Online application. 

Lamber-Goodnow Scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school students and current college students. General scholarships available in addition to those specific to Nursing, Law, Medical, and Physical/Occupational Therapist studies.

Submit: 500 – 750 word essay, most recent transcript, and proof of enrollment.

Car Accident Survivor Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled or have been accepted into an college or university by the Spring semester and have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

Submit: Short online form, 500 – 1,000 word essay, and unofficial transcripts.

Innovation Scholarship Contest

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Award Amount: $500 – $1,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school juniors and seniors, as well as students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college, university or technical school in Texas.

Submit: Creative entry in any format (video, poem, infographic, essay, piece of art, or song), 300 word teacher nomination, photo of yourself, and short online form.

Rustica Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2022 Award Amount: $2,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to all students regardless of major.

Submit: An essay, video, sketch, or any design made on a computer (such as an app concept) in response to the prompt.

National Space Club & Foundation Keynote Scholarship

Deadline: December 3, 2022 Award Amount: $10,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to seniors in high school through graduate students who are U.S. citizens. Must plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.

Submit: Online application.

AREMA Educational Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: December 3, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Several scholarships available, requirements vary. General criteria for all scholarship applicants include having an interest in railway engineering, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5, and being available for an interview by the AREMA Scholarship Committee.

Submit: Online application.

Smart Rain Scholarship Program

Deadline: December 5, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Any current, full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college is welcome to apply.

Submit: Online application, 300 word personal bio, and 500 word essay.

Worthy Women’s Professional Studies Scholarship

Deadline: December 6, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 – $2,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicant must be a permanent resident of the United States; identify as a female; be over the age of 30; and must be enrolled in a continuing education professional studies program.

Submit: Online application and 300 – 500 word essay.

Second Chance Scholarship

Deadline: December 6, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000+ GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to students who have experienced adversity in their life and are ready to make a change for the better.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

Deadline: December 8, 2022 Award Amount: $1,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled or accepted at a college/university for Spring 2022 and pursuing a degree in a science related field.

Submit: Online application, proof on enrollment, and (2) written statements of 500 words or less. 

Curt Pozan Trades Scholarship

Deadline: December 8, 2022 Award Amount: $2,000+ GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to students currently pursuing a trade certificate in construction trades, remodeling, carpentry, painting, interior design, architecture, building materials science, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, green building, general contracting, sustainability, masonry, and welding, or those interested in pursuing one.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

Tocris Scholarship Program

Deadline: December 8, 2022 Award Amount: $1,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to students accepted/enrolled in a college/university/institute within US, Canada and European Countries who are pursuing a science related field of study.

Submit: Online application, proof on enrollment, and (2) written statements of 500 words or less. 

Patricia Lea Olson Creative Writing Scholarship

Deadline: December 8, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000+ GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students currently enrolled in creative writing studies.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

Jameela Jamil x I Weigh Scholarship

Deadline: December 14, 2022 Award Amount: $5,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to students at any education level.

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

Avacare Medical Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be a high school senior or enrolled in a U.S. college/university pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, health law, etc. 3.0 GPA or higher.

Submit: 350 words or less essay OR 1.5 minute video OR image with short description.

Health Information Management Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2022 Award Amount: $2,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicants must be in good standing at an institution within the United States and enrolled in one of the following courses, majors, or programs of study: Health Information Management, Health Informatics, Healthcare Technology, Healthcare (even paraprofessional), Nursing, IT, or Computer Engineering.

Submit: 500 word essay.

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident) enrolled (or enrolling) as a full-time student of an accredited college/university within the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.

Submit: Online form, most recent transcripts, proof of enrollment, and 400 – 800 word essay.

Car Covers $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2022 or Spring 2022 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.

Submit: Essay on the topic of “how to make your car last forever” (no word count specified). 

Creative Safety Supply Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, enrolled in a college, university, or vocational school for the upcoming term with a 3.0+ GPA.

Submit: Completed application form, unofficial transcripts, 300 – 500 word essay + 500 – 750 word essay.

Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and enrolled students at a U.S. college/university that are citizens of the United States or in possession of an Alien Registration Card with a min. GPA of 3.0. Must be pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc.

Submit: Your project (writing or image) and transcripts.

Sarasota Dentistry Dental Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2022 Award Amount: $1,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to to any pre-dental or dental student who is currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited US university or college.

Submit: 1,000 – 1,500 word essay and most recent transcript.

One Source Process, Inc. Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens accepted to or currently attending a college or university within the United States.

Submit: Quick online form.

Loan Lawyers Annual Scholarship Competition

Deadline: December 20, 2022 Award Amount: $750 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: All students aged 17 and older are eligible to apply for this scholarship opportunity. 

Submit: 400 – 600 word essay.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

Deadline: December 20, 2022 Award Amount: $500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to any high school or college student within the U.S. or Canada with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Submit: Online application, letter of recommendation, self-photo, and an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation (no min or max word/page count).

No Essay ‘You Deserve It’ Scholarship

Deadline: December 29, 2022 Award Amount: $2,222 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be at least 16 years of age and a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories (except for Rhode Island and Michigan). Additionally, you must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled within three months of applying for the scholarship, in a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.

Submit: Super short online form.

MyMozaic Monthly Scholarship Contest

Deadline: December 29, 2022 Award Amount: $2,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or are lawfully living in the United States and at least 13 years of age on the date of their entry.

Submit: Your email address. Selection is based on the quality of students’ MyMozaic profile.

Spotless Cleaning Chicago Scholarship

Deadline: December 30, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to hard-working students in high school, college, university, or trade school.

Submit: Upload a video to Youtube and send an email with general information about yourself.

Cappex Easy Money Scholarship

Deadline: December 30, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, age 13 or older at the time of entry, and and currently planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school) located in the United States within four years.

Submit: A quick online form (no essay or minimum GPA requirement).

“Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $25,000+ GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Students at any education level, school, and field of study will be considered. No GPA requirement.

Submit: N/A

Simplr Artificial Intelligence & Technology Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $7,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled full-time at a community college, college or university, or law school, OR will be enrolled in the Winter of 2022 or Spring of 2022. International students and students studying under the DACA program are eligible.

Submit: 1,000 – 2,000 word essay, unofficial transcripts, and a short online application form.

Coupons Plus Deals “Save for Future” Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $3,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be currently attending a college or university during the Fall 2022 academic year as a college junior or senior with a 3.2 GPA or higher.

Submit: Online application form and 800 – 1000 word essay.

Free Speech Essay Contest

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $500 – $10,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools overseas.

Submit: Online application form and 700 – 800 word essay.

CollegeXpress Gives Back Scholarship

Deadline: Last day of the month Award Amount: $2,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be 13+ and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. or D.C.

Submit: Quick online form and one sentence response to the question.

Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school, college, and graduate school students of all years. Must be currently enrolled full time (in high school or at an accredited university) or planning on enrolling within 24 months.

Submit: Short online form.

iVein Health & Wellness Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $2,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to full time undergraduate and graduate students with a min. GPA of 3.7.

Submit: 800 – 1000 word essay and transcript.

Transgender First Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $2,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicants must identify as transgender or non-binary; have a high school diploma or GED; be a U.S. citizen; and plan to pursue a degree, or currently pursuing a degree, at a U.S. post-secondary institution.

Submit: Online application and 350 – 1000 word essay/social post.

A Green World No-Essay Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to all students and non-students from any field of study.

Submit: N/A

Coupon Promo Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $3,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to all secondary, high-school and accredited university or college students for the current (2022-2022) or upcoming (2022 -2023) school year.

Submit: Online application, short survey, and 2000 words or less essay.

Zippia’s Nurse Dream Job Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to everyone 18 years of age or older.

Submit: 500 words or less essay.

The Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $5,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted to a university/college for the 2022 spring semester and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Submit: Online application, transcript, and 1200+ word essay.

HeadsetPlus.com College Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be at least 16 years old and a high school senior entering college, current college or graduate school student. 3.0 minimum GPA.

Submit: 5 minutes or less Youtube video, proof of acceptance/enrollment, and transcript. 

CC Bank’s Young Scholars Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $2,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicant must be under the age of 30, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and be enrolled in an academic institute (at the time of the scholarship award).

Submit: Completed application form.

EDvestinU Quarterly Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Must be age 16 or older and enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning.

Submit: Online application.

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $2,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled full time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school. Must also possess a GPA of at least 3.0.

Submit: Online application and 500 words or less personal statement.

Achieve Today Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicant must be 18 years or older to apply, and must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or U.S. permanent resident.

Submit: 3 – 5 minute video or audio OR min. 800 word essay on personal development or high performance.

Better Than a Loan Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to legal US residents age 18 or older who enrolled as a full-time freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior students at an institution of higher learning.

Submit: 500 words or less essay. 

Unigo $10K Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $10,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 14 years old and reside in the U.S or the District of Columbia.

Submit: 250 words or less statement.

Top Ten List Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 14 years old and reside in the U.S or the District of Columbia.

Submit: 250 words or less statement.

“Because College is Expensive” Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $500 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Open to high school juniors & seniors, adults looking to head back to school, current college students and anyone else looking to attend college or graduate school.

Submit: Short online application.

C.I.P. (College Is Power) Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Award Amount: $1,000 GO HERE TO APPLY

Eligibility: Applicants must be 17 years or older and plans to start a program of higher education within the next 12 months or be currently enrolled in a program of higher education.

Submit: Short online form and 150 words or less statement.

 


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Final thoughts on scholarships with December deadlines

I hope you found some great scholarships to apply for this month and that you end the year on the right foot!

 

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