Scholarships with July 2016 deadlines

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Over 100 Scholarships with July 2016 deadlines | JLV College Counseling Blog

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are a handful of scholarships with July 2016 deadlines. To see the full list of Scholarships with July deadlines, click here.

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

*Note: As I find more scholarships, they will be included here and the Scholarship Saturday posts – don’t forget to follow my blog to get notified every time an article is posted.

Karin Riley Porter Good Works Scholarship
Sponsor: Karin Riley Porter
Amount: $500
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and law school students, as well as incoming college freshmen at an accredited U.S. educational institution with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an personal essay.

Kush Arora Federal Justice Reform Scholarship
Sponsor: Price Benowitz LLP
Amount: $500
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate, graduate, and law school students who are in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to a policy in the criminal justice system.

Life Investment for Education Fund
Sponsor: F.A.I.T.H. Connection
Amount: $300
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a post-secondary education or accepted to attend by Aug. 1, 2016. Applicant must submit completed application, transcript(s), two letters of recommendation, and an essay.

MFMA Scholarship
Sponsor: Maple Flooring Manufactures Association, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who will be enrolled during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicant must submit personal essay answering one of six given questions. Scholarship is only open to specific majors (too many to list) – see website for details.

Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship
Sponsor: Prince Benowitz LLP
Amount: $500
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in social justice.

Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
Sponsor: Family Travel Forum
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: July 13, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12 in the United States or Canada, or an American international school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program. Applicant must share a travel story.

You, Me, and Poetry Scholarship Slam
Sponsor: Power Poetry
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 13, 2016
Description: Contest is open to individuals who are 25 years of age or younger and are current or former high school students who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories. Applicant must submit a poem on the theme: “What do poetry and being a poet mean to you?”

LendingTree Scholarship
Sponsor: LendingTree, LLC
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Applicant must submit a short online application and a short video answering how they plan on paying for college.

Annual Fruit Shoot Photo Contest
Sponsor: California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $100
Deadline: July 16, 2016
Description: Contest is open to anyone. Contestant must submit a photo of fruit, flowers or foliage attached to a live plant.

Dolman Law Group Video Essay Contest
Sponsor: Dolman Law Group
Amount: $1,100
Deadline: July 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicant must create a two to three minute video essay discussing a given topic related to motorcyclists wearing helmets.

Flavor of the Month Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: July 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

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14 Comments on “Scholarships with July 2016 deadlines

      • hii,i need a scholarship…i’ve tried all these process but all my efforts…i dnt really see them happening…help me.

      • It is easy to get discouraged as you are applying to scholarships. However, keep applying and taking your time to make sure your application stands out from the crowd. Good luck!

  1. Hello, is there any scholarships for students wanting to be medical professionals or the who overcame obstacles?

  2. My daughter wants to attend college this fall. She has applied for a lot scholarships and has not received any scholarships. She’s a real good kid never been in trouble always been a good students. I dont qualify to co-sign for a loan. I afraid she want be able to go because of the money. I feel so bad as aparent. Any advice or direction if what to do will be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Mel. I just responded to your email. But, I want you to know you should not feel bad as a parent. There are many parents in your situation. When I was on the college side, I always had parents coming to my office or calling me with the same concerns during the summer. Check with the financial aid office at the college she is planning on attending to see if they can help. Sometimes they can help. If not, sometimes changing plans is not always a bad thing. But, again, check with the financial aid office first to see if there is anything they can do to help.

    • If you cannot qualify for a loan, consider letting her register as an independent student, meaning you can no longer claim her on your taxes, meaning she has to financially stand on her own (you can assist her, but not more than 50% of her income can come from a parent).

      In that case, her financial aid will be based on her own income (which will be lower than yours), qualifying her for more financial aid. Also if she doesn’t get enough money in grants, she can apply for a loan on her own. She likely has no credit. The Fed government will deny student loans for bad credit, but usually will not deny student loans for a lack of credit history, meaning she may have an easier time applying. Lastly, she should apply for work study or a job on campus. Not only will it help her pay for her education, some of the jobs pay money to her pocket for living expenses.

      Later on, if she is working on campus for the school as a Professor’s Aid, she may qualify as a staff member and get free or reduced tuition. Lots of universities do this.

      And tell her to keep applying for those scholarships every year. Every bit helps.

      • Thanks for the information. However, if she is younger than 24 years of age, it is difficult to prove independent status. Here is information on independent versus dependent status: As an admissions officer, there were many students who wanted to say they were independent status, but many could not prove it.

        If parents are denied for the Parent PLUS loan, the student can typically talk to the financial aid office and they can get an increase in the student loan. However, the additional student loan that is offered will probably be unsubsidized (interest will accumulate while in school).

        Lastly, check with the institution about tuition remission if she were to get a job on campus. Student jobs are typically not eligible for tuition discounts (except for maybe a resident advisor position – my last year and a half of school was free because I was a RA but the benefits are different at all colleges). Even if she were to get a full-time staff job on campus, not all colleges will provide tuition remission right away. Other colleges will not offer a discount at all unless the student can prove the degree will help with her position – this was the case at one of my previous institutions. Tuition discounts for students were only approved when the employee had been with the institution for a year, and then the institution would only provide the discount if the degree would help with the position. Plus, if the institution paid for the degree, the employee had to give back time. For example, if the degree took three years, the employee would have to give an additional three years of service or pay back the discount. All of this to say, benefits for jobs on college campuses vary.

        And definitely keep looking for scholarships 🙂

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