Don’t let the warm summer sun lull you into a perpetual coma, pre-collegiettes. There is a lot of money up for grabs, and it’s time you claimed some of it! So use some of that extra time on your hands to apply to these scholarships, and reap the reward come fall.
Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award
If you’re worried about the recent cyber-bullying trend, here’s your chance to voice your concerns. You write a 500-word essay on why it’s important to end cyber-bullying and how you’ve personally been affected by it. You must be a high school or college student to apply.
Deadline: June 30, 2012
Where To Apply: http://www.deletecyberbullying.org/
ULoop Newsworthy Scholarship
Is there never a dull moment on your campus? Then write about it! All you have to do for this scholarship is write a 500-word essay about a newsworthy event happening on your campus that week. There is still a lot of activity going on during summer, so be sure to check out your school's event calendar! Current college students or those enrolling this fall can apply.
Deadline: July 9, 2012
Where To Apply: http://www.zinch.com/partner/Uloop
Share Your Story Scholarship
Worked tirelessly on your college essay? It’s time to use that somewhere else than your college apps. All you have to do is submit a personal statement (like your essay!) to be considered. You must be attending college in the fall to apply.
Deadline: July 15, 2012
Where To Apply: http://shareyourstoryessays.com/Home.php
Gena and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
If you’re having trouble finding a scholarship that’s tailored to you, look no further, pre-collegiette. Submit an essay of 250 words or fewer on one of the following topics: why you deserve to win this scholarship, your academic goals or career choice, or any topic of your choice. Easy enough! Applicants must be 9th-12th grade high school students, college students or graduate school students.
Deadline: July 31, 2012
Where To Apply: http://www.genkellyscholarship.com/
Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest
History buffs will get a chance to show off their presidential expertise with this scholarship opportunity. All you have to do is write an essay between 1,500 and 5,000 words on Abraham Lincoln, comparing him to his Confederate opponent Jefferson Davis. Applicants must be full-time high school or college students.
Deadline: July 31, 2012
Where To Apply: http://www.thelincolnforum.org/
Digital Innovation Scholarship
Are you a self-described tech geek? Then you should have no problem writing a 500-word essay describing your personal experience with internet entrepreneurship or the importance of new ideas in the digital realm. Applicants must be high school seniors or currently enrolled undergrads or graduate students.
Deadline: August 12, 2012
Where To Apply: http://www.inkfarm.com/Digital-Innovation-Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to reward all-around impressive high-schoolers. You pick three out of ten categories and write about why you rock at that category. You can choose among academics, community service, faith, athletics, work, government, green, technology, and more. Applicants must be enrolled in high school.
Deadline: August 31, 2012
Amount: Up to $2500
Where To Apply: https://www.discusawards.com/nominate.php?self=1&action=step1&utm_source=viral&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=scholarships-list
The Steve S. Kang Young Artists and Scholars Fund
If you fit the “struggling artist” description, you just found your lucky break. This scholarship is for those with a commitment and passion to the arts, sciences, or humanities field who lack the funds to pursue their dreams. Applicants must be undergraduates and graduate students who will attend college in the fall or recent graduates who are doing research or pursuing other scholarly or artistic projects.
Deadline: September 30, 2012
Where To Apply: http://sskangfund.org/
Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program Contest
Financial wizards would be wise to apply to this scholarship. You have to answer an essay on what you would do after you’ve gotten $150,000 in cash, which is to be used specifically for a real estate purchase in trouble. The goal is to look for the most creative solution to foreclosure crisis, so don’t be afraid to show off your best ideas!
Deadline: December 1, 2012
Where To Apply: http://www.foreclosure.com/scholarship
Weekly “Three Sentence Essay” Scholarship
Looking to apply to a scholarship, but having a hard time finding something quick and easy? All you have to do for this is write a two to three sentence essay on this question: If you could time travel to report on the front lines of any war in world history, which would you choose and what would you investigate?
Deadline: Every week on Monday (and you can apply each week!)
Where To Apply: http://www.zinch.com