10 Scholarships You Can Apply for Right Now

Little Rock Nine Foundation Scholarship ?
The Little Rock Nine Foundation strives to ensure students receive equal educational opportunities. This scholarship is open to any student who can prove financial need, have at least a 3.0 GPA and be especially willing to mentor a high school student through their Mentorship Awards Program if awarded the scholarship. Submit your application and letters of recommendation by mail.

Deadline: January 31, 2012
Award: $5,000

Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship
Are you passionate about staying healthy and fit? This scholarship, open to high school seniors and first-year college students with U.S. or Canadian citizenship requires an essay answering the question: "Why is a healthy lifestyle important in school?" All it takes is a minimum of 500 words and personal perspective.

Deadline: May 30, 2012
Award: $5,000

Big Dig Scholarship
This scholarship requires a combination of creativity and critical thinking – 200 years from now, what item from today would hold serious value? In 500 to 1000 words describe what you would bury in your backyard, so if found by your future relatives, they would never have to worry financially ever again. You may have to do some research, but your idea could be unique enough to win.

Deadline: June 1, 2012
Award: $3,000

America's Best Blogging Scholarship
Do you love expressing your opinion, especially on the nation's pressing political issues? This scholarship is for incoming undergraduate and graduate students willing to blog their way to an award. In a 500- to 600-word blog post, you'll explain what you think the most important political issue is for the upcoming presidential election and how we can find a unified "solution that benefits the majority." A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Post your blog entry to your own personal blog (including photos, embedded video or any other creative touch). And if you don't currently have a blog, simply create one; try free blogging platforms Wordpress.com, Tumblr, and Blogger. For more on how to start your own blog, check out Her Campus's tips.

Deadline: December 31, 2011
Award: $1,000