August is historically a slow month for scholarships.
Generally, scholarship providers do not like to put their deadlines in August because most students are just starting classes again and don’t have a lot of time to apply for scholarships. As such, August presents a perfect opportunity for you to apply for scholarships without a ton of competition!
This batch of scholarships includes a few awards that almost any student can apply for. Good luck!
This month’s featured scholarship is open to all currently enrolled college students—and its prize is something all currently enrolled college students could likely use:
$500 to help cover the costs of expensive college textbooks!
As I put together this list of scholarships, I realized that video is becoming more and more popular in the scholarship world—a few of this month’s options are video contests or allow students to submit a video essay.
For students who are not the best writers (or those of you who have writing anxiety), a video essay could be a great alternative. You might find it easier to record your thoughts via video than writing a cohesive essay. Something to think about as you browse some July scholarships options!
The Delete Cyberbullying scholarship is seeking the best essay on the topic of cyberbullying, and this scholarship is open to all high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students!
This June edition of upcoming scholarship deadlines is jam-packed with scholarships—many of which are open to all college students without any major, GPA, or residency requirements.
Don’t forget: June also marks the beginning of summer! Summer break is the perfect time to apply for scholarships because most college students have mentally checked out of anything remotely related to school. This is your chance to swoop in like a dark horse and apply for all of these lonely summer scholarships.
The Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship is open to all college juniors and seniors planning to pursue a career in a health-related field. I’m featuring this scholarship because it’s broad (open to just about any major that’s even somewhat related to health), and offers a large award ($5,000) to a group of students (6 students will win this scholarship).
Even though the school year is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean that scholarships stop giving away money. There are tons of scholarships with deadlines during the summer months. Because most students are off on summer vacation or generally not thinking about school during the summer, you may face less competition for scholarship contests offered during the “off-season.” To get you started, I found a few scholarships with upcoming deadlines in May.
Sometimes a scholarship is worth more than just the cash award. Some scholarship organizations provide their scholarship winners with resources such as internship opportunities, mentoring, and other awesome perks. When you win a scholarship like this, you are winning a supportive network of individuals who will work tirelessly to help you to succeed. For this Scholarship of the Month post I will be highlighting a scholarship organization that provides awesome resources for their winners: The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship!
After receiving a financial aid award letter, many students entering into their first year assume the fat lady has sung and they’ll keep receiving the same financial aid package for each year of college. Very few students ask themselves, “Can my financial aid change from year to year?”
You know the saying “April showers bring May flowers”? Well, how about making it rain scholarship dollars? (I’ll take any excuse to use a “make it rain” reference.)
Make 2014 the year that you add some free money to your pockets with these upcoming April 2014 scholarships.