12 Scholarships You Can Apply For Right Now (& the deadlines are coming up!)

Wouldn’t it be great if companies, corporations and businesses would pay you for, well, just being you? Guess what? They do! Before you accept the financial fate of your next four years at school, take a look at this list of scholarships we compiled here at Her Campus for collegiettes™ just like you.
 
FOR THE WRITER
The Share Your Story Scholarship              
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: July 15, 2011  
What To Do:  Calling all seniors who thought their college essay was worth more than admission to the school of their choice. Submit one of your admissions essays and it could land you a scholarship and more than just 15 minutes of fame. The top essays will be in a published book: Share your Story!
Where to Apply
 
FOR THE NOT SO TEACHER’S PET
A GPA Isn't Everything Scholarship                 
Amount: $1,000                   
Deadline: July 31, 2011             

What To Do: This scholarship was made for those of you who claim that lunch is your favorite subject: It rewards your A for effort in other areas besides school. If you have more success in extracurricular activities than on tests, this scholarship is calling. 
Where to Apply

FOR THE POLITICIAN                 
College Talk Scholarship                                                   
Amount: $750 Cash scholarship
Deadline: August 14, 2011             
What to do: This award doesn't care if you're left wing, right wing or in between; if you’ve got a strong opinion about where our nation should be headed, write down your thoughts in an essay describing who you would choose as a president in 2012. Don't pass up the chance to have your voice heard! 
Where to Apply