Scholarships, Uncategorized

Scholarships Expiring in August

No Comments 24 July 2017

Here is a list of scholarships expiring in August. Finish out the summer strong by getting some free money for college.

Melissa Read Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is for students who are currently enrolled in or actively applying for enrollment to an undergraduate program. Students are asked to submit an essay explaining the worst financial decision they have made and what they learned from it. The deadline to apply is August 1 and the scholarship award amount is $1,000.

SocialSEO Digital Marketing and SEO Scholarship – This scholarship is for students who are pursuing a degree in marketing, advertising, communications, business or finance. Applications are due August 1 and the scholarship award amount is $1,000.

ARTBA’s Student Transportation Video Contest – Applicants must create an original two- to four-minute video examining any aspect of transportation in the United States. This scholarship is worth $500. Applications are due August 15.

Financial Sumo Educational Scholarship Program – This scholarship is for any student who is currently attending an accredited college, or who will be in the fall. Applicants are asked to submit an essay addressing a struggle in their life that they are proud to have overcome, along with what this scholarship would mean to them. Applications for this scholarship are due August 29. The award amount is $1,000.

Prevent Texting and Driving Scholarship – To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must make thumb socks for your friends to wear to prevent them from texting while driving. This scholarship is worth $5,000 and applications are due August 31.

Post a Note to Brighten Someone’s Day Scholarship – Applicants can apply for this scholarship simply by posting a sticky note around their school with a note meant to brighten someone’s day. Applications are due August 31 and the scholarship award amount is $1,000.

Noplag Scholarship Essay Contest – Applicants must submit an essay of at least 700 words on a given topic. This scholarship is worth $3,500 and applications are due August 31.

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Scholarships Expiring in July

No Comments 28 June 2017

Here are a few scholarships expiring throughout July:

International Women in Media Scholarship – This scholarship is for high school seniors and current college students who intend to study journalism. The application involves creating a webpage outlining the accomplishments of a notable female journalist. Applications are due July 1 and the scholarship award amount is $1,000.

Take a Personality Quiz to See If You’re Their Type Scholarship – This scholarship is for students in the U.S. between the ages of 13 and 25. Applicants can enter by taking a short personality quiz. Applications are due July 15 and the scholarship award amount is $2,500.

Future Leaders of Law Scholarship – This scholarship is for U.S. college students studying law or those in law school. Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence in their studies and have a record of contributing a college community. The award amount for this scholarship is $500 and applications are due July 30.

Supporting STEM Scholarship – This scholarship is for students with a declared STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) major. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and submit 150-word answers to five questions. The $1,000 amount will be paid out in two $500 installments. Applications are due July 30.

Evolve IP Cloud Scholarship – This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and current full- or part-time college students. Applicants must plan to pursue a career in the field of technology or computer science. Recipients will be selected based on need, academic background and demonstrated leadership. One $500 and one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Applications are due July 31.

As always, continue to keep your College Greenlight profile updated so we can always match you to the best scholarships for you.

Money, Scholarships

How to Save Money for College

No Comments 14 June 2017

It’s no secret that college is expensive, but it’s never too early to start saving. If you start saving now, you’ll thank yourself when you’re in college. Here are some tips for saving money for college.

Keep a budget. Even if you have the best of intentions, you might overspend if you are not keeping track. Set a budget every month and stick to it. Know your financial priorities. Divide your budget into categories and allot a spending limit for each. Keep track in a journal or spreadsheet.

Buy used books. Textbooks are an unavoidable expense in college. And the cost adds up quickly. If you’re off to college in the fall, avoid buying as many textbooks from your institution’s bookstore as possible. Look into options like Amazon and Chegg to find books at a discounted rate.

Limit impulse purchases. Before you purchase a new outfit or go to dinner with friends, take a minute to decide if the purchase is worth the money. Limiting unnecessary purchases allows you to put a little extra money aside for college.

Find a part-time job. Now that it’s summer, spend your free time looking into a part-time job. Look at online job boards but also make a list of places you’d be interested to work at, and stop by to ask for a paper application. If you have the time and your employer allows it, your job can carry over into the school year.

Apply to scholarships. Continue to apply for scholarships, even in summer. Keep your College Greenlight profile updated. Add new classes or volunteer experience to your profile. This can help us to match you to the best scholarships for you.

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Scholarships Expiring in June

No Comments 31 May 2017

Just because school is out doesn’t mean that it’s time to stop working. Summer break allows you extra time to search for scholarships. Check out these scholarships expiring in June.

Bruce Lee Foundation ScholarshipThis scholarship is for students at lest 16 years old. The criteria used to evaluate applicants includes involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, work experience, future potential and knowledge of Bruce Lee. The scholarship award amount ranges between $2,500 and $10,000 and applications are due June 9.

Make a Happy Ramadan Card Scholarship – This scholarship is for any U.S. citizen between the ages of 13 and 25 who creates and mails a card to a Muslim American to wish them a happy Ramadan. The deadline for this scholarship is June 10 and the average award amount is $3,000.

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship – This scholarship is for high school juniors, seniors and current college students. Applicants must submit an essay discussing their educational career and life goals. 

Exceptional Youth Scholarship – This scholarship is for high school seniors who demonstrate community service efforts, volunteerism and mentorship and have a strong academic performance. Applications are due June 13 and the scholarship award amount is $5,000.

Noplag Scholarship Essay Contest – This scholarship is for high school and university students who are at least 16 years of age. Applicants must submit an essay of at least 700 words on a suggested topic. The award amount for this scholarship is $3,500 and applications are due June 25.

KAM House Buyers Scholarship – Applicants are asked to write an essay in 800 to 1,000 words describing what they believe it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. High school seniors, current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible for this scholarship. Applications are due June 30 and the scholarship award amount is $500.

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How to Prepare for Scholarship Season

No Comments 17 May 2017

As the school year begins to wind down, so does scholarship season. But even though it might become more difficult to find scholarships, you still should look. Follow these tips to make sure you’re ready for the upcoming scholarship season.

Participate in College Programming

Make yourself stand out to scholarship committees by proving you are dedicated to your academics, even in the summer. Many colleges offer summer programs for students who are interested in attending. The programs are designed to give prospective students a taste of college life, and sometimes even include a college-level course. Reach out to a local college to see if it offers one of these programs, or take a look at this list of fly-in programs for your chance to visit a college further away.

Begin to Research

Just because you can’t apply doesn’t mean you can’t research. Start small with your local community foundation, move on to researching scholarships for people with your intended major and then find every big money scholarship you can apply for. Keep a running list of these scholarships so you can check back in the fall and apply as soon as they are open.

Find a Summer Job or Internship

When scholarships are scarce, an internship or job can help earn money for college. It also can beef up your scholarship resume. This shows scholarship providers that you are academic/career-minded and spent your summer in a productive way. Plus, jobs can sometimes lead to scholarships.

Keep Checking College Greenlight

You should be checking your College Greenlight profile year-round. Continue to make sure your information is up-to-date and we will match you with the best scholarships for you. Scholarship season might be a little dry in the summer but as long as you are eligible, we will help you find it.

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