Money for College: April 2012 Scholarship Deadlines

April 4, 2012 | posted by College Money Insider.

We are about a quarter of the way into 2012—how many of you have stuck with your new year’s resolutions? For those of you that have, phenomenal job! It’s not easy to build or break a habit, so keep up the good work. For those of you that haven’t, don’t beat yourself up! Sometimes you just have to refocus your efforts and remember why you wanted to make a resolution in the first place.

Spring is the season of re’s (rebirth, renewal, regrowth, etc.), so now is the perfect time to get back on the path to achieving your goals. If one of your resolutions is saving money for college, then you’re in luck—we have gathered some of the best scholarships with April deadlines in the list below.

You can also get a head-start on your scholarship search by checking out our affiliates at, where you can earn points for the chance to win up to $10,000 in scholarship money.

April 2012 Scholarship Deadlines

16th Annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: April 13, 2012
Award: $1,000 awards (5 available)
Eligibility: Open to US high school juniors, seniors, and home-schooled students between the ages of 16 and 18.
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College “JumpStart” Scholarship Program
Deadline:  April 15, 2012
Award:  First Place: $1,500, Second Place: $750, Honorable Mentions: $250
Eligibility: High school 10th-12th graders, college students, and non-traditional students, attending or planning to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or vocational/trade school in the US.
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Student-View Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 22, 2012
Award:  Ranging from $500–$4,000 (11 available)
Eligibility: Open to all high school seniors.
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Negative Population Growth Essay Scholarship Contest
Deadline: April 24, 2012
Award:  $2,000 
Eligibility:  High school seniors, and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the U.S. devoted to population issues.
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All About Education Scholarship
Deadline:  April 30, 2012
Award:  $3,000
Eligibility: Open to US residents who are at least 13 years of age and are currently enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution (or plan to enroll by the fall of 2018).
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Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications
Deadline: Apr 30, 2012
Award:  $5,000 annually (2 available)
Eligibility: High school, undergraduate, and graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service.
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The “I Don’t Want to Pay for College” Scholarship
Deadline:  April 30, 2012
Award:  $1,000
Eligibility: Currently enrolled in high school or college or plan to enroll in the next 12 months.
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The “No Essay” Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2012 
Award: $2,000
Eligibility: Open to all current students and those planning to enroll within 12 months.
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Seventeen’s “Pretty Amazing” Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Award: $20,000
Eligibility: US or Canadian female citizens who are between the ages of 15 and 22.
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The Giving Soul High School Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Award: $350
Eligibility: Available to all high school students in the US.
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Deadline: April 30, 2012 
Award: Up to $10,000
Eligibility: Students must register on and earn points for more chances to win. Members earn scholarship points for doing what they already do online: shopping, reading blogs, playing games, searching the web, taking surveys, and more.
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