August 2019 Scholarships

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 August 2019 due dates. Check out the full list of August Scholarships – there are currently over 100 scholarships on the list! More scholarships will be added as they become available.

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.

Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: PCB Solutions
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current, full-time students at an accredited American university or college with a minimum GPA of at least 2.5. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the global economy.

Creative Outlook Cover Contest
Sponsor: Townsend Communications, Inc.
Amount: $250
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to current college level students, as well as high school students. Contestant must submit an original piece of art.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Support Awards
Sponsor: Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Award is open to low-income women who are at least 17 years of age and a mother with minor children. Applicant must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate, associate’s degree, first bachelor’s degree, or a professional/master’s/doctoral degree.

Call for a More Inclusive Definition of “Black” in the Dictionary
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 5, 2019
Description: You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship by calling for dictionary sites to create a more accurate, inclusive definition of the word “black.” The word is currently misdefined as things like “dirty” and “evil,” and research shows these definitions fuel real-world prejudice. has made a commitment to change their outdated definition to reflect a more positive representation of the word Black. Include other dictionaries in the conversation to follow’s lead to update their definition of “Black.” Other dictionaries you can include in your tweet: @MerriamWebster, @OxfordWords, @CollinsDict, and other popular dictionary sites (DoSomething will provide sample text). You’ll make an impact on racial inclusivity *and* enter to win a $5,000 scholarship.

Race Entry Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Race Entry
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students attending an accredited university inside the USA who have run in an organized race (5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon).

$1,000 August Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students, as well as adults looking to attend college in the next year. Applicant must complete a form to login or register for a free account.

Achieve Today Scholarship
Sponsor: Achieve Today
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to any current student of an accredited U.S. university or college. Applicant must submit a video OR essay on personal development or high performance.

HBCU Connect Minority Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to minority students who are incoming or current college students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Make Me Laugh Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
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 and who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must share an incident in their life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction) that will make us laugh.

NextStepU Win Free Tuition
Sponsor: NextStepU
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada, age 15 or older who are in college or will be enrolled in college within three years from 3/1/2019. Student must register with NextStepU.

To see the rest of the scholarships with August deadlines, visit the August Scholarships list.

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One Comment on “August 2019 Scholarships

  1. Can you put more essays to do on this website? For high school students?

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