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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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Scholarships for Hispanic Students

No Comments 03 April 2017

Scholarships aren’t always based on academics – some celebrate a person’s heritage. Take a look at these scholarships for students of Hispanic descent.

HACU IES Abroad Diversity Scholarship – This scholarship is for students attending Hispanic-Serving institutions that are members of Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). The scholarship award amount typically ranges between $2,500 and $5,000. Applicants must hold a minimum 3.3 GPA.

CORE Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship – Undocumented students of Chicano/Latino descent are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship award amount typically is $500.

Latinos in Technology Scholarship – This scholarship is for students of Hispanic descent who have a declared major in and have been accepted into a STEM program. Students must hold a minimum 2.5 GPA. The award amount for this scholarship typically is $10,000.

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships – College students of Hispanic descent are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship award amount typically ranges between $500 and $1,000.

Cascajal Foundation Scholarship – This scholarship is for graduating high school students from Houston who are of Columbia descent. Applicants must hold a minimum 2.0 GPA and submit an essay with their application. The award amount for this scholarship typically is $500.

MillerCoors National Scholarship – Incoming college juniors and seniors of Hispanic descent are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must be studying an eligible major, see website for details. The typical award amount for this scholarship is $3,000.

Danny Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is for students of Hispanic descent who are studying electronics and/or engineering and need financial assistance to attend college. The award amount for this scholarship varies.

NSHMBA Foundation Scholarship Program – To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be NSHMBA members and of Hispanic descent. Students must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award amount for this scholarship typically ranges between $2,500 and $10,000.

Rixio Medina & Associates Hispanics in Safety ScholarshipStudents of Hispanic descent pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field are eligible for this scholarship. The award for this scholarship typically is $4,000.

Great Minds in STEM / HENAAC Scholars Program – This scholarship is for students of Hispanic origin who participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community. The award amount for this scholarship typically ranges between $500 and $10,000.

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Scholarships Expiring in April

No Comments 31 March 2017

The end of the school year will be here before you know it. End the school year on a high note and apply for these scholarships with April deadlines.

American United for Separation of Church and State Student Essay Contest – Applicants must submit an essay about a given topic on church-state separation violations. See website for more details. The award amount ranges between $500 and $1,500. Applications are due April 15.

Notes for the Future Scholarship Program – Students planning to study music in college should check out this scholarship. Applicants must submit a recording of a live performance. Applications are due April 28 and the scholarship award amount is $1,000.

Prevent Texting and Driving Scholarship – Share a text message guide on how to keep your friends safer while driving to be considered for this $5,000 scholarship. Applications are due April 30.

Ruth Lily Poetry Fellowships – Young poets interested pursuing writing are eligible for this scholarship. The award amount for this scholarship is $25,800. Applications are due April 30.

Women in STEM Scholarship ­– This scholarship is for women pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Applications are due April 15. The award amount for this scholarship is $3,000.

NSORO Educational Foundation Scholarship Program – High school graduates who have been in foster care for the consecutive 12 months leading up to their 18th birthday, or have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday or have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday are eligible for this scholarship. Applications are due April 17 and the award amount ranges between $1,000 and $10,000.

A Voice for Animals Contest – This scholarship is for students who have actively participated in programs that promote the humane treatment of animals. The scholarship award amount ranges between $150 and $650. Applications are due April 10.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes – Students who demonstrate leadership and courage in developing a service project are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must be nominated by an adult who has an understanding of their project. Applications are due April 15. The scholarship award amount is $5,000.

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship – This scholarship is for students who are pursuing an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate-level degree in a medical nursing or social sciences related major and planning on a career that involves working with senior citizens. The scholarship award amount is $1,000 and applications are due April 15.

Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged” Essay Contest – Applicants must submit an essay on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Applications are due April 28. The scholarship award amount ranges between $50 and $20,000.

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Scholarships for Students with Average GPAs

No Comments 27 March 2017

Students with average GPAs are as capable of winning scholarships as students with high GPAs. Take a look at this list of scholarships for students with GPAs ranging from 3.0 to 3.5.

Thermo Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program – This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related life science field. Applicants must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award amount for this scholarship typically ranges between $5,000 and $10,000.

The Sara Scholarship – This scholarship is for female high school seniors who actively engaging in golf. The typical award amount for this scholarship is $2,000. Applicants are required to hold a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) Scholarships ­– These scholarships are for Muslim students majoring in an ISF-supported field of study. Students must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award amount for this scholarship typically ranges between $2,000 and $5,000.

AlgaeCal Health Scholarship ­– Applicants must submit a 750-word essay on a healthcare. The award amount for this scholarship typically is $1,000. Students must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Inspire Our Future Scholarship ­– Students studying education or teachers looking to continue their education are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must hold a minimum 3.50 GPA. The award amount for this scholarship typically is $2,500.

Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) ­– This scholarship is for female students planning on a career in information technology or a related field. The scholarship award amount typically is $2,500. Applicants are required to hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship – Golden Key members currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must hold a minimum 3.5 GPA. The award amount for this scholarship typically is $5,000.

Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship Program – This scholarship is for student pursuing an advance degree in public policy or public health. The award amount for this scholarship typically is $15,000. Students must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.

HACU IES Abroad Diversity Scholarship – Students attending Hispanic-Serving institutions that are members of Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must hold a minimum 3.3 GPA. The scholarship award amount typically ranges between $2,500 and $5,000.

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships – This scholarship is for African-American high school students who demonstrate a passion for technology. The award amount for this scholarship typically is $5,000. Applicants are required to hold a minimum 3.3 GPA.

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Easy Effort Scholarships

No Comments 22 March 2017

Some scholarships only take a few minutes to apply for and do away with extensive applications and essays. Take a look at this list of easy-effort scholarships and see what you’d be eligible for.

ChameleonJohn.com ScholarshipStudents need only to fill out a quick application and answer a few brief essay questions. This scholarship award amount is typically $3,000.

Share Tips to Beat Bullying ScholarshipApplicants only need to share signs of unhealthy or harmful relationship with a friend to be eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is typically worth $3,000.

Marketing EDGE Scholarship AwardsThis scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in marketing. Eligible students only need to fill out a quick application to apply. This scholarship award amount ranges between $1,000- $5,000.

Sonic Electronix’s Audiophile Scholarship – This scholarship is for students who plan to pursue a career in the audio industry. Eligible students need only to fill out a quick application. The award amount for this scholarship is $1,000.

Frame My Proudest Moment Scholarship – Applicants only need to submit a photo showcasing a proud moment or special achievement in their life. This scholarship amount ranges between $25- $250.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship – Applicants just need to write a short essay on a given topic related to cyberbullying. The award amount for this scholarship is typically $1,000.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship – To apply for this scholarship, students just need to submit a 140-character message about texting while driving. The award amount for this scholarship is $1,000.

SHM Cleaning Scholarship – This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors with at least 3.0 GPA. Students need only to submit a quick application. The award amount for this scholarship is typically $250.

Catholic Financial College ScholarshipThis scholarship is for members of Catholic Financial Life. Preference is given to students who provide service to a branch/chapter and/or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and to students who exceed the minimum number of service hours required. Applicants must fill out a short application for this scholarship. The award amount typically ranges between $500- $1,000.

Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition – To apply for this scholarship, students just need to submit up to three haiku poems. All poems must be previously unpublished, original work, and not entered in any other contest or submitted elsewhere for publication. The award amount for this scholarship varies.

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