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Top 5 December Scholarships & More

December 7, 2022
by Kevin Ladd
Top 5 December Scholarships & More

So many scholarships become available in December as the college application season winds down and students look for additional ways to finance their education. As the semester comes to an end and we look forward to winter break, there are going to be so many opportunities to help you take out the absolute minimum in student loans and find scholarships that not only help you pay for school, but also stand out as major accomplishments and indicators to colleges, grad schools and future employers. Applying for and winning scholarships tells all of the aforementioned that you are someone who is ambitious and proactive and always striving to better your situation.

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From STEM scholarships to Essay Contests, there are so many ways to spend some time now to help you save thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars upon graduation. Check out each of the five highlighted scholarships below to see if you qualify and are interested and also, feel free to peruse our complete list of December 2022 Scholarships!

Edison Scholars Program
Max Award: $50,000
Deadline: December 09

The Edison Scholars Program recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow — the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers — those who dare to be great. This year, Edison International will award $50,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and empower them to change the world. This is a chance for students with big dreams to advance their education and take part in shaping a brighter future.

Burger King Scholars
Max Award: $50,000
Deadline: December 15

Recipients will be chosen from both the BURGER KING® General High School Senior Track and BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track applicants based upon the following criteria. Recipients must be citizens of the United States or Canada who who are seniors at a high school or home school in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or Canada. Must be applying as a full time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States or Canada.

AbbVie Immunology Scholarship
Max Award: $15,000
Deadline: December 22

The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship is designed to provide financial support for exceptional students living with chronic inflammatory diseases. Applicants must be legal residents of the U.S. and diagnosed by a healthcare professional with one of the following: ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Crohn’s disease (CD), hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), psoriasis (Ps), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ulcerative colitis (UC), or uveitis (UV).

The Elie Wiesel Prize In Ethics Essay Contest
Max Award: $10,000
Deadline: December 31

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize In Ethics is open to registered undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the fall semester. In 3,000 to 4,000 words, you are encouraged to raise questions, single out issues and identify dilemmas. Essays may be written in the formal or informal voice, but most importantly, an individual voice should be evident. The essay should be developed from your point of view and may take the form of an analysis that is biographical, historical, literary, philosophical, psychological, sociological or theological. Essay must be the original, unpublished work of one student.

Scientist.com STEM Research NIL Award
Max Award: $5,000
Deadline: December 14

The NCAA’s passage of its NIL rule in 2019 enables college athletes to get paid for usage of their name, image and likeness and was intended to compensate those students for contributing to their universities. Unfortunately, undergraduates and graduate STEM students are often unpaid for their research. If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that we need to identify, nurture, incentivize and reward our future world problem solvers. As a result of these recent developments, Scientist.com will be offering our own NIL grant of $50,000 to be divided among 10 promising junior or senior undergraduate researchers ($5,000 each).

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