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August Scholarships

No Comments 23 July 2015

It’s that time again! Here is our list of scholarships with August deadlines, available to any savvy College Greenlight student ready to take advantage of the dog days of summer. Remember that these are only a fraction of the amazing scholarships we’ve got on our database. Fill out a College Greenlight profile right now and see just how easy it is to find money for college.

Find a few scholarships that interest you? Make sure to add them to your list on College Greenlight and check out the College Greenlight Summer Challenge Scholarship.  Much like the actual summer, the Summer Challenge ends soon (September 1st!) so take advantage of the sun and the time off to get some free money for college! 

 

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Education Support Awards

Deadline: August 1     Award: $3,000

This award is for women who are at least 17 years old. To qualify, applicants must be mothers with minor children. Applicants must be enrolled in a skills training, ESL, or GED program; or pursuing a technical/vocational degree, an associate’s degree, a first bachelor’s degree, or a professional/master’s/doctoral degree.

Robert Aqqaluk Newlin, Sr. Memorial Trust Educational Scholarship Program

Deadline: August 1     Award: $1,000 – $2,000

This scholarship is for NANA shareholders, descendants of NANA shareholders, or dependents of NANA shareholders or their descendants. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, have a 2.0 GPA, and be enrolled or accepted at a post-secondary educational institution or vocational school that maintains a regular faculty and established curriculum and has an organized body of students in attendance.

“Say No to Loans” College Scholarship

Deadline: August 1     Award: $1,000

This scholarship is for students ages 17 to 22 who are choosing to get their college degree without taking out any loans. The ideal applicant is someone who is receiving little to no outside financial support from family.

ARTBA’s Student Transportation Video Contest

Deadline: August 1     Award: $500

This contest is for students of all ages. To enter, applicants must create an original two- to four-minute video examining any aspect of transportation in the United States. See website for more details and suggested topic ideas.

APS Hopi Scholars Program

Deadline: August 1     Award: $4,000

This scholarship is for American Indians who are enrolled members of the Hopi Tribe. To qualify, applicants must be high school graduates/GED recipients and be full-time sophomores, juniors, or seniors admitted to a regionally accredited college or university.

Domo Scholarship for Business Management

Deadline: August 1     Award: $2,500

This scholarship is for college students who are studying business and show an interest in analytics. Applicants must be attending a four-year college or university in the United States. To apply, applicants must write a 500-word essay and complete a survey that focuses on attitudes around data, big data, social media and analytics, and decision making for leaders.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award

Deadline: August 1     Award: $10,000

This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have declared a major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science field.

Copeland Scholarship

Deadline: August 1     Award: $500

These scholarships are for men and women who are blind and are members of the USABA. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolling/enrolled at a two-year, four-year, or technical institution or university as a full-time student. Applicants must have participated in USABA sports programs and be US citizens.

Women in Public Finance Scholarship

Deadline: August 25     Award: $3,000

This scholarship is for women who are college-bound high school students entering their senior year in the fall of 2013. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or equivalent; exhibit leadership skills through extracurricular activities, volunteer positions, and/or work experience; and have an interest in pursuing a public finance-related career in finance, government, nonprofits, or law.

AFSA Second Chance Scholarship Contest

Deadline: August 26     Award: $1,000
This scholarship is for US citizens or legal residents with a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must attend a college, university, or certified trade school in the United States and must enroll or already be enrolled for the Spring 2013 session. Winners are not based on financial need. Relatives of AFSA staff or board members may not enter. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must take a ten-question, multiple-choice, open-book test; for each question answered correctly, applicants will receive one entry into the scholarship drawing.

Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women

Deadline: August 30     Award: $1,000

This scholarship is for women 25 years of age or older, who are legal residents of the United States or Canada attending a US or Canadian college or university. To apply for this scholarship, applicants submit a 500-word maximum, typed essay that includes information on why they are applying for the scholarship, how achieving their educational goals will enhance their future, the specific purpose for the funds, and the dollar amount requested.

Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students

Deadline: August 31     Award: $500

This scholarship is for college students with a major limb amputation who will be attending an accredited university as a full-time student. A major limb amputation in described as loss of a limb beginning at or above the wrist or ankle. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must include a short letter explaining how the lost of limb(s) has affected their life.

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6 Reasons to Start Your Scholarship Search Early

No Comments 22 July 2015

In a recent survey we sent to the graduating class of 2015, we asked last year’s seniors what advice they would give to students beginning their college and scholarship search.  The most common response: students should start as early as they can.

Don’t just take their word for it: here are six great reasons getting a jump start on your scholarship search can help you to ease stress and improve your chances of getting free money for college.

Not All Scholarships are For Seniors

Can you believe that even college freshmen have the opportunity to apply to scholarships? While there may not be as many available, those students who want to start as soon as possible can.  We’ve compiled a list of scholarships available for freshman, sophomores and juniors to get you started no matter what level of school you’re in.

You’ll Have Time to Prepare Your Materials

Depending on the scholarship, you may have to do things like request your transcripts, write essays, or ask teachers and mentors for letters of recommendation and this can take some time.  When you start early, you’ll be able to take the necessary time to complete all requirements to the best of your ability or give your recommenders and records office enough time to complete your letters of recommendation or to send your transcript.  In fact, many teachers and records offices have a policy that asks for a certain amount of time between the deadline and your request; even if they don’t, it’s proper etiquette to give a heads up at least three to four weeks before the scholarship deadline.

When searching for scholarships on College Greenlight, you’ll be able to see what level of effort is required of each scholarship you’re interested in so you can plan ahead. Use these features to keep yourself organized and in charge of your scholarship search.

Certain Scholarships May Have Early Deadlines

Scholarships have deadlines year-round, not necessarily just when school is in session.  Getting started early can help you take note of when you’ll need to get your materials in and prioritize the scholarships that have early deadlines so you don’t miss important opportunities to get money for college.

 Find Scholarships Best Suited for You

Students can maximize their chances of winning a scholarship by finding scholarships specific to their major or area of interest, applying to local scholarships, and identifying unique requirements that you may meet.  For example, if you are applying to a scholarship for computer science majors based in Chicago, your competition will be drastically smaller than a scholarship open to all areas of interest and students living anywhere in the country.

Each profile for a scholarship on College Greenlight features an estimation of the amount of competition for each scholarship you can expect.  Getting started early allows you to create a list of scholarships best suited for you.  Be sure to have a completed College Greenlight profile to have scholarships matched specifically to you.

Make Deposits in a “Scholarship Bank”

This may seem obvious, but the more scholarships you are able to win, the less student loans you’ll need to pay back for college.  The earlier you start, the more opportunities you have to grow your “scholarship bank” that can be used later to fill any gaps in your financial aid package or to decrease the amount of money you’ll have to take out with student loans.

Save on Stress

While senior year can be a fun and exciting time, for many, it also can be pretty stressful.   Preparing for standardized tests, working on college applications, taking AP classes and tests, and making those important college decisions can be overwhelming.  Getting the scholarship search and application process rolling as soon as possible can alleviate some of the stress you’ll experience by giving you the peace of mind to enjoy your senior year.

Ready to get started? Create a College Greenlight account or log in to your existing one and make sure your profile is as complete as possible and allow College Greenlight to do some of the work and match you with scholarships that may be right for you.   Rising seniors in the class of 2016, this means you too! You can qualify to win the College Greenlight Summer Challenge Scholarship by just starting your scholarship search now. Learn more here!

 

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12 STEM Scholarships

No Comments 15 July 2015

Are you interested in a career involving Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (frequently referred to as a STEM job)? Then you’re not only in good company, but you’ve positioned yourself for success after graduation. Candidates in the STEM fields are some of the most sought after by employers, and college graduates with a degree in Engineering, Technology, Science, or Mathematics are most likely to find work that pays well with opportunity for advancement.

If you’re planning on studying these subjects in college then this scholarship list is for you! We’ve compiled 12 great scholarships for STEM students, and included many great opportunities for underrepresented students. We’ve also separated the list between scholarships with upcoming deadlines and scholarships whose deadlines have passed, but are good for STEM students to take note of and apply to next year. Make sure to click on the links for additional qualifying information, and make sure to build a free student profile on College Greenlight for access to millions of dollars in additional scholarships. 

 

AfterCollege & NSA Computer Science and Engineering Student Scholarship

Deadline: September 30     Award: $500

This scholarship is for current students enrolled full-time in an accredited program working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics.

CERT College Scholarship

Deadline: September 15     Award: Varies

This scholarship is for American Indians who are majoring in business, engineering, science, math, computer technology, or a related field.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

Deadline: September 30     Award: $1,000 – $10,000

This scholarship is for minority students who are enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor’s level or above.

Future Engineers Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 15     Award: $5,000

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States during the 2014 calendar year and be accepted into a School of Engineering.

Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology Scholarship Awards

Deadline: September 30     Award: $1,000 – $100,000

To apply for this scholarship competition, applicants must undertake an individual or team research project related to math, science, and/or technology.

Performance Scholarships

Deadline: Rolling     Award: $1,800

This scholarship is for graduating seniors from Sonoma County, California who are pursuing a degree in math, science, engineering, or a related field.

 

 

STEM Scholarships with deadlines that have passed:

ThomasNet North American Manufacturing Scholarship

Deadline: July 1     Award: $1,000

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be planning to major in engineering, supply chain management/business operations, or a skilled vocational-technical trade as full-time undergraduate students at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States or Canada.

Minority Scholarship Award for College Students

Deadline: July 1     Award: $1,000

This scholarship is for AIChE student members. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be undergraduate chemical engineering majors who are members of a minority group that is underrepresented in chemical engineering.

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 14     Award: $1,000 – $2,000

This is a college scholarship for current members of AISES who are members of an American Indian tribe, considered American Indian by their tribe, have at least 1/4 American Indian or Alaskan Native blood, or considered Alaskan Native by their Alaskan Native blood.

Harold E. Ennes/Robert D. Greenberg Scholarships

Deadline: July 1     Award: $1,000 – $3,000

These scholarships are for college students who have a career interest in the technical aspects of broadcasting.

IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship

Deadline: June 30     Award: $2,000 – $3,000

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be full-time students in the upcoming academic year at a US university or college that offers undergraduate courses in power engineering.

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarship

Deadline: June 15     Award: $2,000

This scholarship is for African American undergraduate students who are majoring in a scientific or technical field of study at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

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July Scholarships

No Comments 11 June 2015

School’s out for summer! While you’re taking in some sun and relaxing (or maybe you are maximizing your summer!), why not apply to a few scholarships? All of these scholarships have deadlines in July, so make sure and apply soon! As with all College Greenlight scholarships lists, we’ve included tons of scholarships specifically for underrepresented students, as well as scholarships for low-income and first-generation students. Make sure to check out the scholarship’s page to make sure you are eligible.

So take a break from your break to spend some time reviewing and applying for these amazing scholarships. As always, you can find thousands of additional scholarships simply by completing a free College Greenlight profile.  (And don’t forget the Summer Challenge scholarship!)

 

Arlyn Scales Award for Science and Technology

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

Inspired to support education and the future of science and technology in New York state, Arlyn Scales is offering two $1,000 scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors who will pursue a undergraduate degree in a four-year math, science, engineering or computer science program at a New York college or university.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 3

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Speech Pathologist Graduate Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students enrolled in an eligible speech-language pathology graduate program. To qualify, applicants must have native or near-native proficiency in a second language and have an interest in working as a bilingual speech therapist with multicultural children in a diverse school-setting.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 15

AWARD RANGE:               $2,500 – $5,000

 

Women in Service to Our Communities Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

Women in Service to Our Communities (WSC) is pleased to offer a Scholarship of $500 for an undergraduate or a graduate student. The scholarship is intended to benefit students who are actively involved in community service.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $500

 

NurseJournal.org Global Health Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in nursing, medicine, or public health.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $3,000

 

Lending Tree Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

Lending Tree is offering a $2500 scholarship for a current high school seniors. To be considered, applicants must submit an essay that tells why college education is worth the time, energy, and money for them personally.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 15

 

ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school students who are legal residents of the United States. To qualify, applicants must have recognized a need or problem in their community, have determined a way to address this need or solve the problem, have developed an action plan, and have worked to put the action plan in place so as to address the need or solve the problem

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 21

AWARD RANGE:               $1,000 – $5,000

 

“From Failure to Promise” Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is for high school seniors and current college students who have at least a 3.0 GPA.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 31

AWARD RANGE:               $500 – $10,000

 

Lemberg Law Do-Not-Call Complaints.com Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

Lemberg Law is excited to offer a scholarship to one student who is inspired to learn more about consumer law issues.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 31

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

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Southern California Scholarships

1 Comment 02 June 2015

Last week, we posted a list of scholarships for students who live in northern California and today we have covered the second half of the state. Here, we’ve collected a list of scholarships for students living in Southern California, including the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.  As with any scholarship listed, make sure you check out their web page to see if you qualify, and pay close attention to the application deadlines; the list includes scholarships with deadlines that are year around, so you may have to keep note of scholarships that will be available next year.

 

Schwartz Scholarship Fund

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for junior and senior high school students who are legal residents of California. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited public or private high school (home-school students are not eligible) and have GPA of 3.25 or higher. Applicants must have a total household income of less than $150,000.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jan 31

AWARD RANGE:               $500 – $1,000

 

Clair A. Hill Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for residents of California who demonstrate a commitment to the field of water resources and are pursuing a degree related to, or identified with, engineering, agricultural, and/or urban water supply, environmental studies, or public administration.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

Edison Scholars Program

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors who live in or attend an eligible public or private high school in areas serviced by Southern California Edison (SCE) or attend an eligible high school in the designated area surrounding SCE’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating station (SONGS).

 

Kelly A. McAdams Memorial Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for seniors at high schools in San Luis Obispo County, California. To qualify, applicants must plan to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university during the 2015/2016 academic year, exhibit a strong academic record, demonstrate leadership or involvement in the school community, and have financial need.

 

Yeager Science Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating seniors at Coast Union, Morro Bay, and Paso Robles High Schools in San Luis Obispo County, California. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be in a physical/technical area: chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics, engineering, and computer science.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 13

AVERAGE AWARD:          $23,000

 

 

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund College Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for incoming college freshmen in California who are of Filipino descent (at least 50%). To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and plan to pursue a career in engineering or physical or biological sciences.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 20

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for promising high school and first- or second- year college students that have a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 25

AVERAGE AWARD:          $10,000

 

Warner Bros. Burbank Honorship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating seniors from high schools in Burbank, California. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a passion for a career in the entertainment industry; effective verbal and written communication skills; and a minimum GPA of 3.0 upon graduation.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,500

 

Warner Bros. Los Angeles County Honorship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Los Angeles County, California. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a passion for a career in the entertainment industry.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,500

 

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