Scholarship Saturday – August 8, 2015

Scholarship Saturday - August 8, 2015 - 19 college scholarships and contests with upcoming deadlines. | JLV College Counseling Blog

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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 the last Scholarship Saturday, check it out. There are scholarships there that are still open! Lastly, check out my lists of scholarships with August and September deadlines.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, you are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Here are your scholarships for Saturday, August 8, 2015.

Abry Brothers Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Abry Brothers
Amount: $200
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students 16 years of age or older who are enrolled (or committed to attend) a two year, four year, or graduate program in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on one of two given topics.

#StaplesForStudents Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Staples
Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: Aug. 22, 2015
Description: Sweepstake is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 13 years of age and older.

Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Detective
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to current students who are permanent residents of the United States. Applicant must fill out a short online application and share in 140 characters or less how they will use the scholarship.

Second Hand Adviser Scholarship
Sponsor: Do Something
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
Description: According to sources, “40% of current smokers attempt to quit each year. Only 4% to 6% are successful.” Applicant must provide name, cell phone number, and the cell phone numbers of three friend to be entered into the sweepstakes. Applicant and friend will receive information on how to help someone quit smoking and will be entered into the scholarship competition.

Social Media Scholarship
Sponsor: Marketing Certified
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 16 and 25 years of age who are citizens of the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to social media.

SonomaCountySatellite.Com Scholarship
Sponsor: SonomaCountySatellite.Com
Amount: $500
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to current and prospective students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university with nine units or more. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the internet.

Student Transportation Video Contest
Sponsor: The American Road and Transportation Builders Association
Amount: $500
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Contestant must submit a video on transportation infrastructure.

The Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students
Sponsor: National Amputation Foundation
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to college students with a major limb amputation.

The Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success
Sponsor: Clubs of America, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students of an accredited U.S. college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Applicant must submit an essay about their career aspirations.

The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship
Sponsor: Rand Marketing
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program by Aug. 1, 2015 at any accredited U.S. college, university, and art or fashion institute. Applicant must have an interest in pursuing a career in the design industry.

The Zebra Safe Driver Scholarship
Sponsor: Zebra Insurance
Amount: $500
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, trade school, or high school located in the continental United States. Applicant must submit an essay on the topic, “The moment it all changed: why I stopped texting and driving.”

Thumb Wars Scholarship
Sponsor: Do Something
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
Description: According to sources, “texting and driving is a major cause of accidents, but 1 in 4 teens still does it.” Applicant must sign up to receive a pair of thumb socks (free) – one to keep and one to give to a friend. Applicant will be entered into the sweepstakes for the scholarship.

Vectorworks Design Scholarship
Sponsor: Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies for six or more credits at an accredited college or university who are pursuing a design-oriented degree.

Xero Scholarship
Sponsor: Xero
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are undergraduate or graduate students studying accounting, economics or finance.

2015 Creative Outlook Cover Contest
Sponsor: Townsend Communications, Inc.
Amount: $250
Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015
Description: Contest is open to current college level students, as well as high school juniors and seniors. Contestant must submit an original piece of art.

ABFSE Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: American Board of Funeral Service Education
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have completed at least one semester (or quarter) of study in a program in funeral service or mortuary science education accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.

Current Postsecondary Student/ACFEF-registered Apprentices
Sponsor: American Culinary Federation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015
Description: Scholarships are open to exemplary students who are currently enrolled in an accredited, post-secondary college, with a major in either culinary or pastry arts, or be an ACFEF registered apprentice.

Jaime Horn Memorial Softball Scholarship
Sponsor: The Babe Ruth League
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to high school senior girls who played Babe Ruth League softball.

John S.W. Fargher Scholarship
Sponsor: Institute of Industrial Engineers
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015
Description: Scholarship is open to graduate students enrolled in an engineering program. Applicant must be nominated by a faculty advsior or department head.

Note: Please use my scholarship list as just one of the resources you use to look for scholarships. Here are nine others places to look for scholarships.

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5 Comments on “Scholarship Saturday – August 8, 2015

  1. Hello! We’re a nonprofit still in start-up phase so apologies for this late response to such a great post. We’re loving Scholarship Saturdays! Has anyone in the Counselor community invited alumni back to the classroom to help students with scholarship applications? It’s a great alternative to cloning yourselves! =) Future First USA (futurefirstusa.org and @futurefirstusa on Twitter)

    • I’m glad you’re liking Scholarship Saturday. Some schools invite alums back to help students and I have always thought it was a great idea. Anytime students can see someone that is like them (e.g. a former student of their school), I feel like they connect to the information so much more. In my previous positions on the college side of admissions, I always tried to send my college students back to their high schools to help with college applications, essays, and the financial aid process.

  2. Pingback: College Scholarships with Late Summer/Early Fall Deadlines

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