If you haven’t taken advantage of the opportunity to apply for a scholarship over the summer you still have time. If you receive a scholarship from an outside organization, apply it to your loan balance. All students including continuing college students should strive to find at least $5,000. I also post scholarships on my Facebook “Scholarshopmom” fan page for students in middle school to graduate school . Check it out. The following list of scholarships are provided courtesy of CollegeGreenlight. Good luck.
Deadline: August 1 Award: $3,000
This award is for women who are at least 17 years old. To qualify, applicants must be mothers with minor children. Applicants must be enrolled in a skills training, ESL, or GED program; or pursuing a technical/vocational degree, an associate’s degree, a first bachelor’s degree, or a professional/master’s/doctoral degree.
Deadline: August 1 Award: $1,000 – $2,000
This scholarship is for NANA shareholders, descendants of NANA shareholders, or dependents of NANA shareholders or their descendants. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, have a 2.0 GPA, and be enrolled or accepted at a post-secondary educational institution or vocational school that maintains a regular faculty and established curriculum and has an organized body of students in attendance.
Deadline: August 1 Award: $1,000
This scholarship is for students ages 17 to 22 who are choosing to get their college degree without taking out any loans. The ideal applicant is someone who is receiving little to no outside financial support from family.
Deadline: August 1 Award: $500
This contest is for students of all ages. To enter, applicants must create an original two- to four-minute video examining any aspect of transportation in the United States. See website for more details and suggested topic ideas.
Deadline: August 1 Award: $4,000
This scholarship is for American Indians who are enrolled members of the Hopi Tribe. To qualify, applicants must be high school graduates/GED recipients and be full-time sophomores, juniors, or seniors admitted to a regionally accredited college or university.
Deadline: August 1 Award: $2,500
This scholarship is for college students who are studying business and show an interest in analytics. Applicants must be attending a four-year college or university in the United States. To apply, applicants must write a 500-word essay and complete a survey that focuses on attitudes around data, big data, social media and analytics, and decision making for leaders.
Deadline: August 1 Award: $10,000
This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have declared a major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science field.
Deadline: August 4 Award: $10,000
Seven days. Seven causes. Seven challenges. Every day from August 4 to August 10, DoSomething will reveal a new mystery challenge around a different cause. Applicants must complete each challenge to make a serious impact in their community.
Deadline: August 15 Award: $500
These scholarships are for men and women who are blind and are members of the USABA. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolling/enrolled at a two-year, four-year, or technical institution or university as a full-time student. Applicants must have participated in USABA sports programs and be US citizens.
Deadline: August 20 Award: $1,500
This scholarship is for high school seniors, college students, and graduate students. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be nominated by an active PDCA member in good standing, be 26 years old or younger, and plan to enroll in vocational, college, or post-college studies. Applicants are not required to be members of or have any connection with PDCA.
Deadline: August 25 Award: $3,000
This scholarship is for women who are college-bound high school students entering their senior year in the fall of 2013. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or equivalent; exhibit leadership skills through extracurricular activities, volunteer positions, and/or work experience; and have an interest in pursuing a public finance-related career in finance, government, nonprofits, or law.
Deadline: August 27 Award: $1,000 – $3,500
This scholarship is for employees of active members in good standing of the NICRA. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors. Applicants must display a strong academic record, leadership in both school and community activities or part-time work schedule, and demonstrate financial need. Scholarships will be awarded based on need, academic excellence, and the submitted essay.
Deadline: August 30 Award: $1,000
This scholarship is for women 25 years of age or older, who are legal residents of the United States or Canada attending a US or Canadian college or university. To apply for this scholarship, applicants submit a 500-word maximum, typed essay that includes information on why they are applying for the scholarship, how achieving their educational goals will enhance their future, the specific purpose for the funds, and the dollar amount requested.
Deadline: August 31 Award: $500
This scholarship is for college students with a major limb amputation who will be attending an accredited university as a full-time student. A major limb amputation in described as loss of a limb beginning at or above the wrist or ankle. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must include a short letter explaining how the lost of limb(s) has affected their life.