Scholarship Saturday – July 12, 2014

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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 12, 2014

“Swing for the Fences” Giveaway
Sponsor: Leonard Andrew Consulting
Amount: Not a scholarship, but chance to win college prep books. For specific titles, check website.
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Eligibility: Participants must be eighteen (18) years old and a legal resident of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. Parents can enter contest for students.
Requirements: Provide basic information and make a guess about the all-star baseball game.

Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship
Sponsor: The Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1,000 – $3,000
Deadline: July 18, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be an organ transplant recipient between the ages of 17 and 26
Requirements: Applicant must provide verification letter from physician or transplant coordinator, copy of completed 2014 FAFSA form, current tuition bill and financial aid award letter. Applicant must also provide completed application, statement of educational objectives and future life goals, three commendations, a copy of the acceptance letter to an accredited college, university, or trade/technical certificate program (if incoming freshman), and copy of current college transcript.

Sharps Compliance Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Sharps Compliance
Amount: First Prize – $1,500; Second Prize – $1,000; Third Prize – $750
Deadline: July 18, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and have been accepted to, or be currently enrolled full-time as an undergraduate, in an accredited university for the Fall 2014 semester in healthcare related studies.
Requirements: Applicants must submit a short application and an essay between 1,250 and 1,500 words talking about “the importance of proper waste segregation in healthcare.”

DirectTextbook.com Scholarship
Sponsor: Direct Textbook
Amount: First Place – $2,500; Second Place – $1,000; Third Place – $250
Deadline: July 24, 2014
Eligibility: Open to students that will be enrolled in college during the Fall 2014 term.
Requirements: Short online application and 500-word essay answering the following questions: “How does having purpose affect the quality of your life? What happens when you do not have purpose in your life?”

Horatio Alger Cortopassi Family Foundation Vocational Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Horatio Alger Cortopassi Family Foundation
Amount: $2,500 per semester up to $10,000
Deadline: July 26, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled in a certificate program at a qualifying school, have critical financial need, currently reside in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, or Madera counties in California, demonstrate integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, be 26 years old or younger and be a high school graduate or GED equivalent.
Requirements: Applicant must submit a complete application, current transcript, income document and residency document.

FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
Sponsor: Family Travel Forum, Inc.
Amount: First Place – $1,000; Second Place – $500; Third Place – $250
Deadline: July 27, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must sign up for the MyFamilyTravels.com community, create a profile, be ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12, attending junior high or high school in the United states or Canada, or an American International school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program.
Requirements: Applicant must create travel blog with no more than 600 words and include at least one photo, digital artwork or video.

I Love New York Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
Sponsor: Family Travel Forum, Inc.
Amount: First Place – $1,000; Second Place – $500; Third Place – $250
Deadline: July 27, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must sign up for the MyFamilyTravels.com community, create a profile, be ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12, attending junior high or high school in the United states or Canada, or an American International school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program.
Requirements: Applicant must create travel blog specifically about New York State with no more than 600 words and include at least one photo, digital artwork or video.

Storage.com Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Storage.com
Amount: $2,500 – 3 Categories
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors who will be enrolled at a college or university in the fall of 2014, current college students or parents of a student who will be enrolled at a college or university in the fall of 2014. Applicant (or child) must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher to receive their scholarship.
Requirements: Applicant must complete short application and answer a few short essay questions.

Sonic Electronix $1,000 Audiophile Scholarship
Sponsor: Sonic Electronix
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to students who have a passion for DJ Equipment or understand the intricacies of headphones. Students whose academic career is going to involve automotive, mechanical or electrical engineering are also eligible.
Requirements: Applicant must submit scholarship application and two short essays (200 words or less).

My Mentor Was Me Scholarship Video Challenge
Sponsor: Dr. C. Moorer and Associates
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. Applicant must be attending a school within the United States, or operated oversees by the U.S. government in the Fall of 2014.
Requirements: Applicant must submit online application and “Talent Release Form, create a member profile at mymentorwasme.net and record and upload a 1 to 3 minute video.

$1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Sponsor: Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Scholarship is open to current high school, college or graduate students who are legal residents of the United States.
Requirements: Complete short scholarship form and answer one essay question in 250 words or less.

$1,000 Dorm Room Makeover Sweepstakes
Sponsor: The Container Store
Amount: $1,000 (10 prizes)
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia aged 17-25 years and who are currently enrolled, or intend to be enrolled by September 30, 2015 in a college, university or other institution of higher learning.
Requirements: Sign up to receive information about their College Saving Events.

Flavor of the Month Scholarship
Sponsor: ScholarshipExperts.com
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be 13 years of age or older, a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be current enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2010) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.
Requirements: Applicant must sign up with ScholarshipExperts.com and submit an online short written response (250 words or less) to a question about ice cream.

From Failure to Promise Scholarship
Sponsor: From Failure to Promise
Amount: First Prize – $1,500; Second Prize – $1,000; Third Prize – $500
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Contestants must be high school seniors, undergraduate, or graduate level college students with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, pursuing or planning to pursue a degree at a accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
Requirements: Applicant must submit completed application, copy of current high school/college transcript and a 1,000+ essay.

The PC HealthBoost Scholarship Award in Computer Technology
Sponsor: PCHealthBoost
Amount: $1,000 – 2 Awards
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in secondary education may apply. Previous applicants and previous winners are allowed to reapply in following terms.
Requirements: Applicant must write an essay of 750-1,500 words or provide the link to a 2-minute video on the provided topic.

The Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: The Keyser Law Firm
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Scholarship is open to any student enrolled in a four-year college or university program in the United States with an interest in the legal or criminal justice fields.
Requirements: Applicant must write an essay between 1,000 and $1,500 words on one of the topics provided.

Bud Siegfried Scholarship
Sponsor: Siegfried & Jensen Utah Injury Attorneys
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to students currently enrolled in a college or university in the United States.
Requirements: Applicant must submit completed application and two essays. Applicant must write a 500-700 word essay about how an injury attorney can make a difference and a 300-400 word essay about an act of service you have performed in the last three weeks that has made a difference in your life.

Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest
Sponsor: Lincoln Forum
Amount: First Prize – $1,500; Second Prize – $750; Third Prize – $500
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to students who were full time, undergraduate students in an American college or university during the Spring 2014 semester.
Requirements: Submit an essay on the topic “Lincoln and the Hard Hand of War.” The essay must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words.

Jim and Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship
Sponsor: Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc.
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Must be an incoming or current student at a college or university in the United States.
Requirements: Applicant must submit completed application, Essay on Counter Intelligence or National Security (600-800 words), Photograph, personal essay, resume, proof of acceptance and enrollment at an accredited four-year college or university, copy of transcript, and two recommendations.

Speak Your Mind Scholarship Slam
Sponsor: Power Poetry
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be 25 years of age or younger and a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories.
Requirements: Submit an original poem with the poetry slam tag Speak your Mind Slam.

Tatiana McIntosh Memorial (Financial Hardship) Scholarship
Sponsor: Transforming America Through Interaction (TATI), Inc.
Amount: $500
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be 18 years or older (or have a parent or guardian who must apply on their behalf), enroll as an incoming Freshman or Sophomore, and enrolled on a full-time basis in a Bachelors degree program.
Requirements: Applicant must submit scholarship application form, state reasons for wishing to pursue a career in your choice field of study, provide details of involvement in professional/community organizations relevant to your development as an individual, and be able to demonstrate that you would otherwise find it difficult to pursue full-time on-campus study because of financial constraints.

Mark A. Forester Scholarship
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Mattress
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Any student who is currently enrolled in school, or will be enrolled during 2014 can apply.
Requirements: To enter, the student must write a 300-500-word essay explaining how they go about honoring America’s military heroes.

I Define Success Scholarship
Sponsor: I Define Success
Amount: $500
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be an undergraduate student.
Requirements: Applicant must submit a 700 (minimum) word essay telling them how you define success and your plans to be successful and submit enrollment verification, class schedule or a photo copy of your student ID.
Scholarship website – link no longer available now that deadline has passed

Courage to Grow Scholarship
Sponsor: Courage to Grow
Amount: $500
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. Scholarship is only open to U.S. citizens.
Requirements: Applicant must explain in 250 words or less why you believe that you should be awarded the scholarship.

Logomaker Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Logomaker
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Scholarship is open to all undergraduate students in the United States regardless of major. However, preference will be given to students studying fine arts, commercial arts, or graphic design. You do not need to be seeking a degree in these fields to apply.
Requirements: Applicant must provide a cover letter explaining why you are applying for scholarship and submit a 500-700 word essay on the impact of art and design in commerce.

Tutor the People Essay
Sponsor: Tutor the People
Amount: $500
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to student enrolled in an accredited high school, college or university in the United States, currently in their senior year of high school or enrolled as a undergraduate in a U.S. accredited post-secondary institution, hold academic “good standing” and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Requirements: Applicant must submit a one page essay and printed, official transcript or statement of your GPA from your school.

Domestic Violence Law Firm Scholarship
Sponsor: Laubacher & Co.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Applicant must currently attend an accredited university, or entering college in the fall of 2014. Applicant must also be a U.S. citizen and have a cumulative PA of 3.0 or higher.
Requirements: Applicant must submit a completed application, one-page essay on how domestic violence affected you and an official copy of your more recent transcript.

Learn to Build an App Scholarship
Sponsor: Degreed
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to all USA & international college students, graduate students, college graduates, and informal learners are eligible, age 18 or older.
Requirements: Complete short scholarship form and describe an idea for a mobile app that you would be interested in building in 100 words or less.

Parker Waichman Scholarship
Sponsor: Parker Waichman LLP
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to any student who is currently enrolled in a college, or will be enrolled during 2014 can apply.
Requirements: Applicant must submit a 300-500-word essay explaining an existing law.

Good Luck!

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