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There are many students that do not necessary have a great average, however do not miss the chance to lose an average student scholarship. As you must know, these scholarships will not require an excellent GPA, but they will need some ability and skills in a non-academic area, such as an athletic or artistic merit, community service, extracurricular activities, or any other discipline.

In the list below you will find scholarships given by institutions or schools, as same as there other types of scholarships given by an employer or parent's employer, a church or synagogue, hobbyist groups, local businesses, community service organizations, fraternal organizations, unions and minority groups.


 Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest:
- For 14 years or older students who are attending a high school prom in the spring.
- US citizenship is required.
- Two individuals and attend a high school prom wearing complete attire or accessories made from duct tape.
 Horatio Alger Association:
- For students who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
- Also include strength of character, financial need, a good academic record (a GPA of 2.0 or higher), and a desire to contribute to society.
- US citizenship is required.
 Patricia M. McNamara Memorial Scholarship:
- For current college students who have had to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals.
 BRICK Award:
- A $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant to "change-makers" for 18 years old and under, who work with Do Something to improve their communities.
- A $10,000 grant is available to those aged 19-25.
- Open to Americans and Canadians.
 Discover Card Tribute Award:
- Awards up to $1 million in scholarships annually to high school juniors nationwide.
- The scholarships may be used for postsecondary education at two and four-year colleges and trade/technical schools.
- Based on community service, special talents, leadership, and overcoming an obstacle.
- Needed to have a GPA of 2.75 or better in the 9th and 10th grades.
 AngelSoft Angels in Action:
- Recognizes ten children aged 8-15.
- They perform acts of kindness and volunteerism in their communities.
- The grand prize is $20,000 and the other winners receive $2,500.
 Hiram College Hal Reichle Memorial Scholarship:
- Rewards students with acts of kindness.
- They are chosen according to their humanitarian efforts, community involvement, and volunteerism.
 AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest:
- National winner receives a $4,000 scholarship, second winner receives $3,000 and third winner receives $2,000.
- The four remaining winners receive $1,000 ecach.
- Information is available starting in the fall.
 AIDS Orphans in Africa Essay Contest:
- The awards $1,000 scholarships to the author of the best essay in each of three age categories (under 12, 13-17, and 18-22).
- US citizenship or permanent residency is required.
 Akademos / TextbookX.com Scholarship Contest:
- Offer spring and fall scholarship essay contests.
- Help publicize the TextbookX.com web site, a source of new and used textbooks.
- Open to undergraduate and graduate students.
- Grand prize is $2,000.
 Americanism Essay Contest:
- Awards a grand national prize of $15,000 US Savings Bond.
- Also $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 US Savings Bonds for the first, second and third place winners in each category.
- Open to students in grades 7 through 12.
- Entrants must be sponsored by a FRA member or by a chartered branch or unit.
 College Prowler Essay Competition:
- Award $1,000 monthly to current high school and college students for the best original college application essay.
- The deadline is the last day of each month.
 Maryknoll Student Essay Contest:
- Award $1,000 to the first place scholarship in each division (grades 6-8, grades 9-12).
- MaryKnoll is a US-based Catholic mission movement.
- The contests are usually based on religious topics.
 MoneyMatters101.com Scholarships:
- Involve an essay on a financial theme.
- Open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors attending college in the US or Canada.
- GPA of 2.3 or higher is required.
- One $300 scholarship will be awarded.
 MyParkPhotos.org Scholarship Photography Contest:
- For student visitors to North American National, State and Provincial Parks.
- One $500 scholarship is awarded each quarter.
 AAA Travel High School Challenge:
- Competition for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.
- Start with the online competition in January and end with the national competition in May.
- The challenge is focused on travel literacy, geography and tourism destinations.
- More than $100,000 in scholarship funds are awarded, with three first place awards of $25,000 each and three second place awards of $10,000 each..
 Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship:
- Award one $5,000 and three $1,000 scholarships to skateboarders.
- They must be in high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Recipients must enroll as a full-time undergraduate at an accredited college or university the fall after high school graduation.
- US citizenship is required.
- The award is given to skateboard activists.
 Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Peace Scholarship:
- Sponsored by Grandmothers for Peace International.
- The $500 scholarship is awarded to high school seniors and college freshmen with documented activities or work involving peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament, and conflict resolution.
- Competition is open to students from any country.

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