Money, Scholarships

Creative Scholarships

No Comments 19 January 2018

Creativity should be rewarded! At least that’s what we think here at Cappex. The contributors to these scholarships all seem to think the same thing, too! Check out this list we’ve compiled that are all about feeding that unique, out-of-the-box side of your brain. There’s plenty more where these came from, so keep an eye on your scholarship matches. And, keep in mind, it is never too early to start applying for scholarships, so hop to it!

 

Technology Addiction Awareness

Award: $1,000

Deadline 1/30/2018

Description: High school seniors submit an 140-character essay about technology addiction. To 10 finalists write an extended 500- to 1,000-word essay.

 

The Christophers “You Can Make A Difference” Poster

Award: $1,000

Deadline 2/19/2018

Description: High school seniors create an original poster that interprets the theme “You Can Make a Difference,” and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

 

Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition

Award $3,000

Deadline 3/1/2018

Description: High school senior instrumentalist or vocalists submit application with audition CD and 3 paragraph essay on how music is in your future. Renewable.

 

Create-A-Greeting-Card

Award $10,000

Deadline 3/1/2018

Description: High school seniors create and upload a photo, artwork, or graphic for the front of a greeting card.

 

AFA Teens Video Challenge

Award $15,000

Deadline 3/15/2018

Description: High school seniors submit an autobiography and create an artistic or documentary video two minutes or less about Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Project Yellow Light

Award $5,000

Deadline 4/1/2018

Description: High school seniors create and submit a video designed to motivate, persuade, and encourage teens to not drive distracted.

 

Youth Film Contest

Award $1,000

Deadline 4/15/2018

Description: High school seniors submit a short film 4 minutes or less about the importance of political dissent. Additionally, first place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the New York Film Academy.

 

E-waste Scholarship

Award $1,000

Deadline 4/30/2018

Description: High school seniors submit an 140-character essay about how to reduce e-waste – toxic materials and metals harmful to the environment. Top 10 finalists write an extended 500 to 1,000 word essay about e-waste.

 

Doodle4Google Contest

Award: $30,000

Deadline: 3/2/2018

Description: High school seniors submit a piece of original, two-dimensional artwork on a given theme that features the Google logo.

 

Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship

Award: $10,000

Deadline: 3/21/2018

Description: College-bound high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in television journalism.

 

I Have a Dream Scholarship

Award: $1,500

Deadline: 1/31/2018

Description: Students who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Submit a written response about your dream and hopes for the future.

Money, Resources, Scholarships

B-Average, 3.0 GPA Scholarships

No Comments 19 January 2018

You don’t need a 4.0 GPA to get scholarships. We’ll say it one more time, just a little bit louder, for the people in the back. You don’t need a 4.0 GPA to get scholarships! If you’re more of a B-average kind of guy or gal, you have a wide range of scholarships that you can take advantage of. We’ve compiled a list of scholarships that require a 3.0 GPA, so take a look at each and find one to assist you with your college goals!

 

The Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship

Award: $500

Deadline: January 31st, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for students who are interested and engaged in serving their community. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay in response to the question:  With so many people and organizations in today’s world in need of volunteers and financial assistance, how should people decide where to direct their time and donations?

 

Jimmy Rand Foundation Scholarship

Award:  $500-$5,000

Deadline: February 8th, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for high school seniors, college freshmen, and college sophomores who are under the age of 20. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must reside in the following states or the District of Columbia: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey. Applicants must exhibit academic excellence, leadership skills, community involvement, activities, awards and honors, financial need, and a desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve their goals. High school applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and college students must have a 2.75 GPA.

 

PRIME High School Scholarship

Award: Variable

Deadline: February 1st, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who commit to enroll in a manufacturing engineering or technology program at an accredited college or university as full-time freshmen in the upcoming summer or fall semester. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship can be used only as a credit toward books, fees, or tuition.

 

Chapter 6 — Fairfield County Scholarship

Award: Variable

Deadline: February 1st, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree program in manufacturing engineering, technology, or a closely related field in the United States or Canada. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is given, but not limited to, residents and/or students in the eastern United States. This scholarship can be used only as a credit toward books, fees, or tuition.

 

American Nuclear Society (ANS) John and Muriel Landis Scholarship

Award: Variable

Deadline: February 1st, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who are planning a career in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have greater-than-average financial need and plan to enroll in a college/university in the United States. Applicants do not need to be US citizens.

 

Ruth E. Jenkins Scholarship

Award: Variable

Deadline: February 1st, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for graduating African-American high school seniors.

 

Colgate “Bright Smiles, Bright Futures” Minority Scholarships

Award: $1,500

Deadline: February 1st, 2018

Description: These scholarships are for dental hygiene students who are members of groups that are currently underrepresented in dental hygiene programs at the certificate educational level. Eligible applicants include African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and males. To qualify for these scholarships, applicants must have completed at least one year in a dental hygiene curriculum, have a 3.0 GPA, and enroll as full-time students. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and be active or student members of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA).

 

Honest Beauty Award

Award: $2,500

Deadline: February 1st, 2018

Description: This award is for high school or undergraduate students. Applicants must create a 3-5 minute video that creates awareness and proposes solutions about beauty issues that impact self-image for women. Multiple topic ideas are available, please see website for complete guidelines.

 

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Deadline: February 28th, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for African Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, American Indians, and Alaska Natives who are current college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors. To qualify, applicants must be full-time students majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing, or advertising; or they must minor in communications with a desire to pursue a career in public relations, marketing, or advertising. Applicants must have at least one year to complete their degree from the time the scholarships are awarded and have a minimum 2.75 GPA.

 

Neil Churchill Memorial Scholarship

Award: Variable — for graduate programs

Deadline: April 16th, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for residents of privately owned federally assisted low income housing properties (Section 8, low income housing tax credits, etc.) or recipients of Section 8 voucher rent assistance who demonstrate both merit and need. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be college graduates, college seniors, or students already enrolled in an accredited graduate program. Applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents with a valid social security number, be accepted for full- or part-time programs with a minimum class schedule of two classes, have a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate sound community leadership through volunteer work at school or in the community. Applicants may only apply for one scholarship offered by the NLHA Education Fund per application cycle.

 

The Waterlogic Scholarship

Award: $1,500

Deadline: May 31st, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for current high school seniors or college students in the US. Applicants must write a 600-800 word essay. Topic: Accessible clean water — how can we achieve it?

 

Test Prep Store Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 31st, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for high school seniors or students currently enrolled in college. Applicants must be legal U.S. residents, attending or enrolled in a college in the U.S. and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher as of Spring 2018. Financial need is required.

 

The Providian Medical Scholarship

Award: $500

Deadline: June 21st, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for students 16 years of age and older who are enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the United States. To apply for the scholarship, you must submit an original essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum. Entries can also include a look toward the future and how this area of study will continue to evolve and advance.

Elite Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: June 30th, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for current high school seniors attending school in the United States or current college students. This scholarship has an essay requirement for the following topic: What are the main challenges that we stand before as a nation on this earth? Students will an essay about supporting the environment with this question in mind. Describe your vision of what can be done, including what the biggest issue facing the globe is and what we as citizens of The United States should do to make it better. Describe your role in it – what impact do you have in protecting the environment and what do you intend to do to help improve it.

 

Go Global Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: June 30th, 2018

Description: This scholarship is for students who study a foreign language and have experienced or have a desire to study abroad. Applicants must create a 500-1,000 word essay describing your personal language experience, desire for international study, and why you feel that language learning will be a necessity within the next 10 years. See website for more details.

 

FAFSA, Money

College Application Checklist

No Comments 10 January 2018

Applying to college sounds like a long and tedious process – we know! We write about it all the time. There are ways to make it easy on yourself, though, starting with using a smart and thorough checklist that keeps you on track. Below, we’ve placed several aspects of applications to colleges that are super common, but we recommend making a checklist for each one that you apply to because what you need varies for each application. 

Do you have the right deadline? Sure, this may sound like a given, but you’re likely applying to multiple colleges (or at least you should be) and that means there are a lot of dates rattling around up in your noggin. Do yourself and your exhausted brain a favor: take ten minutes and write down each college, along with the due date for the application. Bonus points for listing out everything you need for that application!

Is your essay ready to go? A college application essay can give colleges a taste of who you are outside of your grades. It’s an important part of helping you stand out from the hundreds, and commonly thousands, of other applicants, so write a (typically formal) essay that’s got your own brand of personality embedded it.

Do you have recommendation letters? Recommendation letters are a huge boost to your application. These typically come from teachers who understand your academic capabilities and dedication as a student, but it’s key that they know you as an individual, as well. Consider your extracurricular or athletic teachers when deciding who to ask for recommendations from, since they’ve likely seen you in and out of class.

Have you applied for financial aid yet? You need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as “FAFSA,” in order to be considered. If you are unsure how to go about this, we offer several articles that may answer your questions! Check out these two, here and here. If you prefer the face-to-face, one-on-one approach to figuring out your financial aid, reach out to your guidance counselor. In our experience, they know pretty much everything.

Like we said earlier, each college you apply to will have different requirements, but this is a good standard list. Always reach out to your guidance counselor, a friend, or a mentor if you need help through this process. And, of course, we at College Greenlight will always be here to help! If you have questions, submit them to us and we’ll do our best to answer them thoroughly!

 

Money, Pay for College, Resources, Scholarships

Do I Need a High GPA to Get a Scholarship?

No Comments 10 January 2018

Not everyone out there has a perfect GPA, and that’s perfectly okay. We all shine in different ways, as cheesy as saying that may be, but we thoroughly believe it here at Greenlight. We’ll let you in on a little secret, too – you can still win a scholarship without having a perfect 4.0. Colleges realize that you’re more than your grades, and so do foundations, organizations, and businesses. Take a look at your scholarship match list and we think you’ll be surprised by the number of ways you can earn some cash towards your higher education.

If you tend to be more gifted at athletics than academics, you need to use that to your advantage. Talk to your coach to see if they think you’re eligible for an athletic scholarship. Register with the NCAA and NAIA Eligibility Centers to be considered, and scope out our athletic-geared scholarships, like the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship!

Not headed to the Olympics any time soon? Are you just happy when you walk without tripping over your own feet? We feel you. Your interests and hobbies can earn you scholarships as well. If you’re an artist, volunteer at a local shelter, or even just love animals, there are scholarships out there specifically designed to help you manage the cost of tuition. Talk to a supervisor or mentor to see if they know of a scholarship you’d be eligible for, on top of checking out our list of varied options right here on our site! Off the top of our head, we can think of the AllTopGuide Scholarship, the Ayn Rand 2018 Anthem Essay Contest, and the BMI Student Composer Award, none of which have a GPA requirement.

It’s a common misconception that you can only get scholarships if your GPA exceeds 3.0 – there are a lot of other options out there, it’s just a matter of finding them. We at College Greenlight are here to make that discovery process easier for you, and to help bring your dream of getting a higher education a reality. Let’s find your strengths and see how you can cash in on them – literally!

 

Money, Scholarships

Top 7 Scholarships Expiring in January

No Comments 21 December 2017

2018 is right around the corner. The new year signifies a time to set new goals for yourself. Why not include your college goals in your New Year’s resolutions? Here are some scholarships expiring in January that will get you one step closer to your college dreams.

 

Scholarship –  The Smart Alec Scholarship

Description – This scholarship is open to any high school student in the US. Students must answer the given prompt in order to apply. Submissions are welcomed in any form, from essays to songs to sculptures to mathematical proofs.

Award Amount – $2,000

Deadline – January 1

 

Scholarship –  Potential Magazine Countdown to College Scholarship

Description – This scholarship is open to all college-bound high school students of all grades. Applicants must subscribe to C2C in order to be eligible.

Award Amount – $500

Deadline – January 5

 

Scholarship – Dell Scholars Program

Description – This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors who have participated in a college readiness program for at least of two years (see website for a list of approved programs). See website for complete details

Award Amount – $20,000

Deadline – January 15

 

Scholarship –  Kyoto Scholarship

Description – This scholarship is for who are graduating from a San Diego County high school. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Award Amount – $10,000

Deadline – January 18

 

Scholarship –  Norma A. Cull Memorial Scholarship

Description – This scholarship is for Madison Consolidated High School graduating seniors.

Award Amount – $2,000

Deadline – January 31

 

Scholarship –  Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Description – The purpose of this scholarship is to make students aware of the negative impact of technology. Applicants must write a 140-character message about technology addiction. Ten finalists will be selected from the applicant pool and asked to write a 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.

Award Amount – $1,500

Deadline – January 30

 

Scholarship –  I Have a Dream Scholarship

Description – This scholarship is for students who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an post-secondary institution of higher education. Students applying must submit a written response about what their hopes and dreams are for the future.

Award Amount – $1,500

Deadline – January 31

 

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