Scholarships

Scholarships Expiring in September

No Comments 21 August 2017

Start the academic year strong and take a look at these scholarships expiring in September.

Ivy & Roses Community Fund Scholarship – This scholarship is for students enrolled at a historically Black college or university (HBCU) in Atlanta. The scholarship recipient must be available to receive the award in person November 10 in Atlanta. Applications are due September 1 and the scholarship award amount is $5,000.

MyWebHostingReviews Scholarship – This scholarship is for citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S., U.K. and Canada who are enrolled in a college or university. Applicants are asked to submit an essay about the precautions that should be taken before choosing a web hosting company. The award amount for this scholarship ranges between $200 and $500. Applications are due September 8.

KidGuard Essay Scholarship for High Schools – Students must write an essay explaining their belief if social media connects us, or explaining whether schools should have the authority to regulate students’ social media accounts. Applications are due September 29 and the scholarship award amount is $500 to $1,000.

Game-Winning Drive Scholarship – Students must donate sports equipment to a local recreation center or apply to an after-school program that serves communities in need in order to be considered for this scholarship. The award amount for this scholarship is $5,000 and applications are due September 30.

Key Thinkers Scholarship – This scholarship is for any student over 18 and with a cumulative GPA of at lest 3.0 who is enrolled full-time at an accredited college, university or trade school. Applications are due September 30 and the scholarship award amount is $2,500.

Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program – This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students who display an understanding of economics and monetary policy. Applicants must have an interest in the Austrian school of economics. Applications are due September 30 and the award amount for this scholarship ranges between $1,000 and $2,000.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship – To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit 140-character message about texting while driving. The award amount for this scholarship is $1,000 and applications are due September 30.

Pay for College, Scholarships

Activities that Look Good on a Scholarship Application

No Comments 09 August 2017

Spinning the activities you have done this summer, or plan to do, as things to add to scholarship essays will benefit you. Here are some activities that scholarship decision committees will be pleased to see on an application.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to show scholarship administrators that you are a well-rounded student. You can find a new passion, build your resume and reinforce teamworking skills. Many scholarships require a supplemental essay with the application. The character built and experienced gained from volunteering is a great subject for an essay.

College Prep Programs

Showing you are thinking about college during the summer goes a long way with a scholarship committee. Attending some sort of college preparation program allows you to get a taste of a college campus and some of the courses that are offered. Take a look at this extensive list of fly-in programs. Many colleges offer free fly-in programs, travel assistance scholarships, overnight programs and diversity programming that comes at little or no cost to students accepted to their programs. Listing a program like this on a resume would show a scholarship decision committee that you take your studies seriously and deserve a scholarship.

Part-time work

Working a part-time job comes with a number of benefits. If you happen to come from a low-income household, this money can go a long way. Working a job at a young age shows scholarship committees you are dedicated to pursuing higher education. Plus, your place of employment might offer its own scholarships.

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.

Scholarships

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.

Join us!

Create a free profile and...
  • Discover more than $11 billion in scholarships and merit aid
  • Get your college matches and see which colleges want you
  • Instantly see your admissions chances for getting into the college of your dreams
Create My Profile Now