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The Summer Challenge Scholarship

1 Comment 15 April 2015

We are proud to announce a brand new scholarship, just for the class of 2016! The College Greenlight Summer Challenge Scholarship is your chance to win one of two $500 scholarships for getting started on your college and scholarship search. Check out our introductory video here, or read on for more details on how to participate.

How to Qualify

1. Fill out a free profile on College Greenlight and make sure it is complete and up-to-date 

2. Add 10 colleges to your college list by logging into your account and clicking on the “college” tab at the top of your student dashboard. 

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To add colleges to your list, we recommend checking out the profile pages of colleges you’re interested in by entering the school’s name into the search bar on the right-hand side of the page. You should also check out any messages you receive from colleges who are interested in meeting you. These messages mean that a college thinks you would be a good fit on campus, and are a great way to get to know awesome schools you may not have heard of or may not have considered before!

After you’ve added 10 schools to your list, make sure to adjust your rankings so that your favorite schools are listed at the top of your page!

3. Choose 5 scholarships that you’ll apply for and change their status in your scholarship center 

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Your scholarship center will include dozens of opportunities that we’ve matched you with based on your profile. You’ll need to pick at least 5 scholarships that you will apply for and chance their status to “will apply” under the “next steps” tab (pictured below).

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4. Click the APPLY button for the Summer Challenge Scholarship in your College Greenlight Scholarship Center 

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Access your College Greenlight Scholarships page from your student dashboard and then click the bright green apply button listed next to the Summer Challenge Scholarship!

It’s that easy! So if you’re in the class of 2016 we challenge you to take the time to apply for this awesome opportunity, and get your summer started on the right foot.

This scholarship expires on September 1st, so make sure to apply soon!

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship will go to a College Greenlight student who adds 10 colleges to their college list, and 5 scholarships to their scholarship list. Applicants must have a valid College Greenlight profile, and must click the “apply button” listed with this scholarship here. Applicants should embody College Greenlight’s mission in one or more of the following ways: demonstrated financial need, underrepresented minority status, or by being the first in their family to attend college. Membership in a college preparatory program is a plus.

 

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Scholarships

Texas Scholarships

No Comments 14 April 2015

Are you a student based in the state of Texas and looking for money for college? This list is curated just for you! Local scholarships are a great resource because they limit the number of applicants eligible to apply for the scholarship, increasing your chances of winning. Don’t forget to follow the links to get the full information on each scholarship to see if you’re eligible.

Not a student living in Texas? Check out our scholarship list for Chicago students and one for Texas, Illinois, and New York students.

 

Jesse H. Jones & Mary Gibbs Jones Scholars Program

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who attend public schools in Harris County, Texas. To qualify, applicants must be nominated by their high school. Selection will be based on academic achievement, economic need, leadership skills, community service, and character. Scholarship recipients must enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States in the fall semester after high school graduation.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

MAC Grant

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This grant is for high school seniors who reside and attend school in McLennan County, Texas. To qualify, applicants must have a gross family income of less than $50,000 (as reported on Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA).

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,500

 

Evelyn Frensley Scholarship for Achievement in Science or Mathematics

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for juniors attending high school in Harris County, Texas, who demonstrate exceptional achievement and ability in science or mathematics.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 24

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,000

 

Gray Family Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors and current college students in North Central Texas.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $500

 

Texas Chapter of American Public Works Association Higher Education Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for Texas students who are enrolled as full-time students (12+ hours) in an undergraduate or higher degree program in civil engineering, public administration, chemistry, microbiology, business management, finance, or any public works or municipal government related field.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 10

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Dr. Dan J. and Patricia S. Pickard Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for African-American men who are graduating from high schools in Dallas County, Texas.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Past President’s Parley Scholarship Award

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for residents of Texas who are children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren of a veteran or a veteran in their own right, who served in the Armed Forces during the eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion (see application).

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 15

 

 

 

 

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Washington State Scholarships

No Comments 03 April 2015

Are you a student based in the state of Washington and looking for money for college? This list is curated just for you! Local scholarships are a great resource because they limit the number of applicants eligible to apply for the scholarship, increasing your chances of winning. Don’t forget to follow the links to get the full information on each scholarship to see if you’re eligible.

Not a student living in Washington? Check out our scholarship list for Chicago students and one for Texas, Illinois, and New York students.

 

Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are residents of Western Washington. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be entering college the following academic year, demonstrate financial need, and have a combined math and reading SAT scores (not including the score on the writing section) of at least 1200 (1800 three-score equivalent, or equivalent ACT score of 26). Applicants must intend to attend an accredited private college or university and have shown ability, aptitude, and the promise of useful citizenship.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 30

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

Mill Creek Business Association Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating seniors at Jackson High School in Mill Creek, or Cascade High School or Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Washington. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be accepted to attend a full-time accredited college, university, or fine arts school. The scholarship program is open to students who are goal-oriented toward business, regardless of actual major. Applicants may be planning an academic course of study in the field of their choice, but must plan to pursue a career in business.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,000

 

 

Linda and Jeff Ruehle Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating seniors from Issaquah High School in Issaquah, Washington. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have GPA between 2.5 and 3.4, have participated in school and community activities that demonstrate a commitment to community service, and participated in school and community activities that demonstrate leadership ability.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 30

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,000

 

Isabelle Cuthbertson P.E.O. Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high schools attending a high school in the Everett School District in Washington: Cascade, Everett, Henry M. Jackson, Online, and Sequoia. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have serious intentions on pursuing a teaching career. Selection for this scholarship is based on the application and three letters of recommendation.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,500

 

SAEOP Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for seniors graduating from a Seattle Public High School in Washington, who wish to continue their education at a two- or four-year college or vocational school.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $500

 

Chelsea Rae Ebert Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for women who are seniors at high schools in Whatcom County, Washington. To qualify, applicants must have participated in basketball and/or volleyball. Applicants also must be able to demonstrate achievements for scholarship, including leadership, community service, etc.

 

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 10

 

WASWD Sewer/Water Utility Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for Washington state residents or employees, elected officials, or family members of WASWD members. To qualify, applicants must be full- or part-time students at an accredited college, university, or technical school in pursuit of an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree in management or technical training in water or the wastewater industry.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 1

 

 

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Chicago Scholarships

No Comments 25 March 2015

We may be a little biased because College Greenlight headquarters is in Chicago, but we think the Windy City has some of the best students and there are some great scholarships just for them! If you’re a student living in Chicago, these scholarships are a great opportunity to get some extra money for school and because they’re local, your chances of winning are greatly increased.  We’ve hand-picked scholarships we think would be best for College Greenlight students, but make sure to check out the scholarship link to see if you qualify.

 

QBG Foundation College Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for motivated, college-bound seniors who reside in the greater Chicagoland area in Illinois. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must possess a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better, be accepted to an accredited four-year college or university (preference will be given to a Historically Black College or University or HBCU), and demonstrate financial need.

 

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 30

AVERAGE AWARD:          $10,000

 

Edward and Shirley Calahan Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for Chicago high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in education and a financial need. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have maintained a 3.0 GPA during their senior year and have proof of acceptance into a university or college.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,000

 

Aurelio “Larry” Jazo Migrant Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for migrant farm worker students who have a recent history of migration to Illinois for agricultural employment. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate financial need and scholastic achievement.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

ILACHE Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for Latino/a high school seniors and college undergraduate students in Illinois, who exhibit outstanding commitment to learning, community service, and leadership.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for residents of the City of Chicago who are enrolled full-time at a tuition-based Illinois institution of higher education or vocational training school. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must demonstrate significant financial need and provide proof of income for 3 months (13 weeks).

 

AKA Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for African American high school seniors who reside and attend school in the Englewood, Bronzeville, Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard, or Washington Park communities in Chicago, Illinois.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 24

 

Elmhurst Garden Club College Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for residents of Illinois, who are college juniors, seniors, or graduate students. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a minimum grade point average of “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) and be majoring in horticulture, environmental studies, biology, botany, or other related sciences.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 15

 

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April Scholarships

No Comments 13 March 2015

If April showers bring May flowers, then what do scholarships that have deadlines in April bring? The answer: free money for college! (Sorry, no flowers here–but we think money can be just as good!) Check out this list and take the time to apply to to a few of these while you still can.

These are organized by date and feature some great scholarships for low income, underrepresented, and first gen students. Remember to check the scholarship out to get more details about the level of competition and effort required and to see if you qualify.

 

HAP Leadership Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

These scholarships are for Hmong immigrant students who are high school seniors graduating in 2014 and entering their first year of college in the fall of 2015.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 3

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

American Indian Education Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students of Native American and Alaska Native descent who are enrolled or plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational technical school.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 4

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,000

 

Create Real Impact Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This contest is open to residents of the United States who are between the ages of 14 and 22. To enter, applicants must create an original work — video, music, creative writing, or artwork — showcasing an idea for a solution to the problem of reckless and distracted driving. Applicants may enter as a group or as an individual.

DEADLINE:          Apr 10

AWARD RANGE:               $500 – $1,500

 

Gus Archie Scholarship Program

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors who intend to enroll in petroleum engineering in a recognized university program according to their country or region, leading to an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must upload an appraisal from their high school principal, adviser, or counselor with their academic history and complete the electronic application process.

DEADLINE:          Apr 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $6,000

 

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for children, legally adopted children, children of a spouse by a prior marriage, and dependent children of active duty US military, National Guard, or military reservists who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors or high school graduates and plan to attend an accredited institution of higher education in the United States on a full-time basis

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $10,000

Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school juniors and seniors between the ages of 16 and 18. To qualify, applicants must be attending a high school located in the United States, or be home schooled students between the ages of 16 and 18 who are residents of the United States.

DEADLINE:          Apr 14

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

AIET Minorities and Women Education Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for women and/or minorities who are enrolled in real estate related courses or a related field within a US degree-granting college/university or junior/community college

DEADLINE:Apr 15

AVERAGE AWARD: $1,000

 

Appraisal Institute Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for undergraduate students who are majoring in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate, or an allied field.

DEADLINE:Apr 15
AVERAGE AWARD:$1,000

 

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for children, legally adopted children, children of a spouse by a prior marriage, and dependent children of active duty US military, National Guard, or military reservists who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

DEADLINE:          Apr 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $10,000

 

Gus Archie Scholarship Program

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors who intend to enroll in petroleum engineering in a recognized university program according to their country or region, leading to an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering.

DEADLINE:          Apr 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $6,000

 

SEED Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors who are graduating with the class of 2015. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be of Asian-Indian heritage, with at least one parent of Indian ancestry.

DEADLINE:          Apr 15

 

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This annual award is for outstanding young leaders who have shown leadership and courage in developing and implementing an extraordinary service project. The project must clearly benefit other people. Potential applicants must be nominated as individuals by adults who have a solid knowledge of the nominee and their work, but who are not related to the nominee

DEADLINE:          Apr 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,500

 

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for Asian American high school seniors and current college students. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be pursuing a major in the performing or visual arts, journalism, or mass communications.

DEADLINE:          Apr 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

UNICO National Undergraduate Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

These scholarships are for high school seniors of Italian heritage

DEADLINE:          Apr 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,500

 

Princeton Review College Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors and college freshmen who are members of NSHSS

DEADLINE:          Apr 18

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Active Calendar Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors and currently enrolled college students who will be enrolling in 2015

DEADLINE:          Apr 20

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Ayn Rand “The Fountainhead” Essay Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This essay contest is for 11th and 12th graders worldwide. To apply, applicants must submit an essay for the book “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand on one of the topics listed on the website.

DEADLINE:          Apr 26

AWARD RANGE:               $50 – $10,000

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