Kiss Summer Goodbye Scholarships

Apply for these scholarships before summer ends.

Elizabeth Hoyt

August 07, 2016

Kiss Summer Goodbye Scholarships

Saying goodbye to summer isn’t easy. We get that you want to soak up the last days of sun, fun and enjoy the remainder of your summer – who wouldn’t?

Alas, summer is ending and your scholarship search must continue! But, this list of scholarships can allow you to stay on track with your scholarship search, while relishing your last weeks of summer break.

How is this possible, you ask? All of the scholarships on this list have quick and easy applications and, those that have essays are short and sweet. Once you apply, all you have left to do is figure out what to do with all that free time to fill your last days of the season.

By doing so, you’ll really be able to say you accomplished it all this summer: conquering your scholarship applications and taking time to smell the roses.

Before hitting the books this fall, sneak in some time and apply to as many of the following scholarships as possible! These scholarships have deadlines that’ll take you to the end of summer…and beyond!

$50,000 Staples for Students Sweepstakes
Deadline: 9/10/16
Available to: Ages 13+
Award Amount: $50,000

The Staples for Students Sweepstakes is open to students who are at least 13 years of age and who are residents of the U.S.

In order to be considered for this award, you must visit a participating Staples location and make a purchase of at least $25 to receive a unique code which will serve as your entry into the sweepstakes. If you do not wish to make a purchase in order to generate an entry, you may also enter the sweepstakes by visiting the sponsor’s website and obtaining a unique entry code there.

Learn more information about the $50,000 Staples for Students Sweepstakes.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: Ages 13+
Award Amount: $1,000

The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and complete a short statement on why you pledge not to text and drive in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more information about the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship.

U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholarship
Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $20,000

The U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholarship Sweepstakes is available to high school seniors and college undergraduate students. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for this award. Winners will be selected at random.

Learn more information about the U.S. Bank Financial Genius Scholarship.

NASCAR Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: 10/15/16
Available to: Ages 18-25
Award Amount: $10,000

The NASCAR Diversity Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 18 and 25. You must submit a 90 second video that demonstrates one technology used in NASCAR, an issue it resolved and how STEM professionals designed it in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more information about the NASCAR Diversity Scholarship.

Young Patriots Essay Contest
Deadline: 1/03/17
Available to: Ages 18-25
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $5,000

The Young Patriots Essay Contest is open to high school students. To be considered, you must submit an essay on the following topic: “Are international free trade agreements in the best interest of the United States? Why or why not?”

Learn more information about the Young Patriots Essay Contest.

CKSF Scholarship Competition
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500

The CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S.

You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies.

You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy.

Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.

Learn more information about the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

JumpStart Summer Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: Varies

The JumpStart Summer Program is available to high school graduates who are entering a four-year college or university.

To be eligible, you must be pursuing a career in healthcare, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be at least 18 years of age. Students will be paid at the rate of nine dollars per hour during this eight – week program.

Get more information on the JumpStart Summer Program.

Invite a Friend to Fastweb

Award: $500
Deadline: Last day of each month; Refreshes monthly
Available to: All Fastweb Members

You and a friend could win $500! Simply invite a friend to join Fastweb. Once your friend completes the registration, you’re both entered to win $500.

Learn how you can Invite a Friend to Fastweb and qualify you and a friend for $500.

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