Discus Awards College Scholarships
When most people think of college scholarships, they are usually thinking of a meteoric GPA or a fantastic win-loss record on a big sports team. Not the Discus Awards partners.
Scholarships awarded through the Discus Awards recognize leaders on the dance team, drywall hangers supporting Habitat for Humanity, shift leaders at Starbucks, active youth group members, and social media gurus. Put simply, scholarships awarded through the program mirror the Discus Awards recognition criteria, honoring a new category of high school students: the all-around standout. Sound like you or a student you know?
Whether you're a high school athlete, Mathlete, or poet, the Discus Awards partners have athletic, academic, or art scholarships for you. These student scholarships give you the means to continue fueling your talents and passions.
Types of Scholarships
There are two types of college scholarships students can win through the Discus Awards program: Open Scholarships and Network Scholarships. Read below to make sure you understand the differences between these two types of scholarships.
Open Scholarships are college scholarships that may be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, books, and supplies at any accredited, public or private four-year or two-year college or university, technical college, community college, or vocational school. Open Scholarships are managed and fulfilled by the Center for Scholarship Administration. The open scholarships currently available through the Discus Awards program are:
|National All-Around Student Scholarships||$2,000||March 31, 2013|
Discus Awards partners may offer additional open scholarships in the future, so check back here or at our Facebook page for important open scholarship announcements!
Network Scholarships represent the guaranteed minimum scholarship amount ($1 = 1 Tuition Rewards Point) students will receive if they are admitted to and attend (as an undergraduate freshman) any of the participating private, non-profit colleges within the Discus Network. Network scholarships can only be redeemed at schools within the Discus Network. SAGE Scholars is the scholarship administrator for all network scholarships awarded through the Discus Awards program. The network scholarships currently available through the Discus Awards program are:
|Private Network Scholarships||Varies||March 31, 2013|
Discus Awards partners may offer additional network scholarships in the future, so check back here or at our Facebook page for important network scholarship announcements!
One Recognition, Multiple College Scholarships
Why wait until April of your senior year to find out your scholarship options? You can apply for Discus Awards on the first day of your freshmen year of high school and start earning scholarships for college! And, with ten $2,000 National All-Around Student Scholarships awarded every year, there's no shortage of scholarship opportunities that come with Discus Awards recognition.
If you have not already applied for 2012-2013 Discus Awards recognition, nominate yourself now.
Who is Eligible for These High School Student Scholarships?
To be eligible for Discus Awards recognition, students must be U.S. citizens or legal residents in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Every Discus Awards recognition winner is eligible for scholarship consideration. Please visit specific scholarship pages to find the eligibility requirements for each college scholarship offered through the Discus Awards program.
What makes a Great Nomination?
Our judges are teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators, and college admissions officers who get to work with hundreds of students each year. Make your nomination stand out with the following tips:
- Be specific about your accomplishments in a particular category. Think “As the president of my school’s banjo enthusiasts club, I organized a hoedown for chartiy” rather than “I play the banjo.”
- Show our judges your accomplishments in action with photos and videos. A picture is worth 1,000 words - let our judges see you in all your greatness.
- Embrace your differences - you’re unique in your qualities, abilities, and accomplishments; pick achievements that separate you from the pack.
Network Scholarships are fulfilled and managed by our partner, SAGE Scholars. Through their relationship with almost 300 non-profit colleges and universities in the United States, SAGE helps make private education more affordable for thousands of students and families.
Open Scholarships are fulfilled and managed by our partner, The Center for Scholarship Administration (CSA). The CSA is an independent, non-profit organization that awards more than $4,000,000 in scholarship funds every year.