Who's Eligible: Varies, usually high school students ages 13 and up
Award Amount: Up to $3,000
Due Date: March; applications available in January
Younger students—these are for you. Each year ScholarshipExperts.com sponsors an array of awards, each of which has a specific question you are not likely to find on any other application. Last year, questions ranged from “If you were inventing a widget for high school or college students, what would your widget be?” to “Create a list of your 10 favorite books and what they have taught you.” For younger students just dipping their toes into the financial aid waters, this one is a great place to start since most essays are limited to 250 words. Questions for 2012 awards will be posted here.