With summer days really starting to heat up, it almost seems like school is a far off memory. Wrong! School bells will be ringing before you know it along with them come those lovely tuition bills. Many organizations post new scholarships in the summer time for those early birds like your savvy, collegiette self. After you’ve come inside from your day in the sun, apply for these scholarships to score some serious back-to-school cash.
1. Texting While Driving Awareness Scholarship
DoSomething.org and Sprint have partnered up to spread word about the dangers of texting while driving and you help them while winning money at the same time! Just log onto the website, send your friends stats about the dangers and send pics of you wearing free mail-order “thumb socks” for support to the site’s upload gallery.
Details: This scholarship has no GPA requirement and is open to anyone in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico age 25 or under.
Deadline: August 2, 2012
Where to apply: www.dosomething.org/thumbwars
2. The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program
This “good through graduation” scholarship program created by Bill Gates himself is offered to low income minorities who would otherwise never have the opportunity to go to the college of their dreams. With tough competition, it may seem like as much work as applying to college itself, but a full ride is just too tempting to pass up, so get cracking!
Details: Rising high school seniors are eligible and the application requires a 3.3 GPA, someone to count as a nominator, and a letter of recommendation.
Deadline: September 30, 2012
Amount: Full scholarship based on college tuition
Where to apply: www.gmsp.org
3. Monthly Student Survey Scholarship
CollegeProwler.com, the hub for college and university reviews, gives away money each month by randomly selecting from a pool of their survey takers. All you have to do is sign up, take a university review survey and enter the drawing at the end of the questionnaire. One winner is chosen monthly with this insanely easy scholarship.
Details: Open to any undergrad or graduate student with a CollegeProwler.com account.
Deadline: The 15th of each month (August 15, 2012)
Where to apply: collegeprowler.com/survey
4. Zinch “Easy as Pi” Scholarship
Pre-collegiette mathletes rejoice! Your love of numbers comes in handy for this scholarship. Zinch.com gives 12 students a year, one each month, a tasty reward for writing a short 250-word essay on why they love Pi (3.141592…).
Details: This award has no GPA requirement and is only open to high school students with a Zinch.com account.
Deadline: The last day of every month (July 31, 2012, August 31, 2012)
Where to apply: www.zinch.com