Scholarship Saturday – July 5, 2014

Current Scholarships Available Here

Many students and their parents worry about the cost of a college education. College is a huge investment, and the cost of attendance across the country continues to go up. One way to start lowering the cost of a college education is to look for and apply for scholarships.

There are thousands of scholarships out there. Some are large scholarships that are well publicized, while others are lesser known. My goal is to share some lesser-known scholarships with my readers every Saturday.

Don’t wait. Apply for these great scholarships today! (And if you missed last week’s Scholarship Saturday, check it out. There are scholarships there that are still open!)

Here are your scholarships for Saturday, July 5, 2014

Donna “Didi” Foss 2014 Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Joe Foss Institute
Amount: 1st Prize – $5,000; 2nd Prize – $2,500; 3rd Prize – $1,000
Deadline: July 13, 2014
Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens enrolled in 9th – 12th grade. Incoming college freshman are also eligible as long as they graduated from high school sometime in the previous 12 months.
Requirements: Write an essay on the theme, “Happy Birthday, America.” Essay must be a minimum of 1,500 words.

College Essay Whiz Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: College Essay Whiz
Amount: First Prize – $1,000; Second Prize – $500
Deadline: July 14, 2014
Eligibility: Open to 2014 high school graduates who have been accepted to and plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of 2014.
Requirements: Write an essay about a significant experience, positive or negative, that you had while you were applying to college.

Don’t Plagiarize Me, Bro! Scholarship
Sponsor: Amplify Education
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 14, 2014
Eligibility: Open to students 13 years of age or older.
Requirements: Create a 90 second or less video about plagiarism and specifically include everything the sponsor needs in the video.

Starfleet Scholarship Program
Sponsor: The International Star Trek Fan Association
Amount: $1,000 – 4 Awards
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Must have been a member of Starfleet for at least one year
Requirements: Must submit the completed scholarship application, two-page personal essay, a brief employment history (if any), three letters of recommendations, and your latest official transcript.

The Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be HIV positive or have AIDS, must be accepted into or enrolled in a US college, university, institute or technical college, and must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study.
Requirements: Applicant must provide letter from doctor, official transcripts from high school, letter of acceptance from school of higher education, official transcripts from college or university (if applicable), three letters of recommendation, a recent photo and a 500-word essay.

Bizshark Startup Scholarship
Sponsor: Bizshark
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicant may be an undergraduate majoring in business, management, accounting or related fields or a student pursuing a Masters of Business Administration degree. However, students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. And, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
Requirements: Applicant must submit an essay no fewer than 1,000 words and no greater than 1,500 words.

Resume Companion $1,000 Scholarship
Sponsor: Resume Companion LLC
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Domestic and international students are eligible. Applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in full time university education for the Fall 2014 semester.
Requirements: Create a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth.

MoversCorp.com Scholarship
Sponsor: MoversCorp.com
Amount: $500
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, enrolled in a program that is two years in length or longer and must be enrolled in an accredited college/university in the United States.
Requirements: Write an essay of 500 to 800 words about your moving experience.

Class of 2015 Scholarship
Sponsor: Zinch, a service of Chegg, Inc.
Amount: $2,015
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Open to all current high school students entering senior year during the Fall 2014 semester. Applicant must be legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
Requirements: Fill out a short form and answer in 280 characters or less what you bring to the class of 2015.

Accenture American Indian Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
Amount: Unknown
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Open to high school planning to attend an accredited undergraduate school in the United States, or current undergraduate or graduate school students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Applicant must also demonstrate personal enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group.
Requirements: Applicant must provide completed application and essay. Applicant must also have a reference provided using the online form.

Women in Defense HORIZONS Scholarship
Sponsor: Women in Defense (WID)
Amount: $500 – $12,000
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, either full-time or part-time, undergraduates must have attained at least junior level status (60 credits), demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense, demonstrate financial need, have a minimum GPA of 3.25, be a woman and be a citizen of the United States.
Requirements: Must submit a completed application, three essays, official academic transcripts, two recommendation letters and proof of U.S. citizenship.

WIIT Charitable Trust Scholarship
Sponsor: WIIT Charitable Trust
Amount: $1,500 – 2 Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be currently enrolled or accepted at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part-time (undergraduate and graduate students are eligible), demonstrate interest in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business, and be a woman.
Requirements: Applicant must provide a 3-5 page essay, applicant information and proof of acceptance or current enrollment in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Console & Hollawell Paralegal Scholarship
Sponsor: Console & Hollawell, P.C.
Amount: $500
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, hold a high school diploma or GED, attend or plan to attend a community college, technical school, or business school, and pursuing degrees or certifications in paralegal studies, legal assistance studies, court reporting, or another law-related field.
Requirements: Applicant must provide a completed application, a 500 word essay on why they believe in the American civil justice system, submit proof a high school diploma or GED and a valid high school transcript, and proof of acceptance and enrollment in their school or community college.

The Law Office of Bradley R. Corbett Scholarship
Sponsor: The Law Office of Bradley R. Corbett
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must be a full-time (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education.
Requirements: Write an essay between 500 and 1,000 words based on a few topics provided by the scholarship sponsor.

Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship
Sponsor: Parapsychology Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Open to students attending an accredited college or university who wishes to pursue the academic study of the science of parapsychology.
Requirements: Applicant must submit completed application and a sample of writings on the subject.

Media Fellows Program
Sponsor: Washington Media Scholars Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: July 16, 2014
Eligibility: Open to rising college juniors and seniors in good academic standing. Open to full-time degree seeking students whose major or minor prepares them for strategic public policy advertising research, management, planning and buying. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their major concentration.
Requirements: Submit proposal with 500 words or less and one letter of recommendation.

Korean American Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: July 16, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be undergraduate, graduate or high school student enrolled full-time during the scholarship application, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and be a student with Korean heritage studying the United States regardless of citizenship status.
Requirements: Applicant must provide completed application, recommendations and an essay.

Good Luck!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: