Lucky #7: 7 Jackpot Scholarships to Apply for in July

Seven (hopefully, lucky) scholarships you should apply for throughout July.

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 08, 2016

Lucky #7: 7 Jackpot Scholarships to Apply for in July

For many, the number “7” is considered lucky or a favorite. Hence, the familiar phrase, “lucky number seven.” In fact, the number seven is people’s most common favorite number, one of “the world’s most popular numbers,” according to Scientific American’s findings within a study.

Game players worldwide are known to exploit the fact that seven is statistically one of most commonly chosen numbers between one and 10 (FYI: three is the other commonly chosen number, making 37, statistically speaking, the most commonly chosen number between 1 and 100 – how serendipitous!).

In the spirit of July being the seventh month of the year, here are seven easy jackpot-amount scholarships you should apply for this month:

7.

You know you’re always on your phone anyway, why not use it to do some good and qualify for a chance at $5k?

$5,000 Easy Scholarship – Use Your Phone to Unlock a Donation
Deadline: 7/31/16
Available to: Ages 25 & Under
Award Amount: $5,000

Help local libraries by playing a fun, interactive game on your phone! Sign up to play a texting game where you’ll use your reading skills to solve puzzles. You’ll be able to unlock a donation to a local library from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. By playing and sharing the game, you’ll also gain entry to win a $5,000 scholarship. Yep, that easy (and fun)!

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship – Use Your Phone to Unlock a Donation.

6.

You can qualify for scholarships simply by being a thoughtful friend. Good for your friends, good for you – and, potentially, good for your wallet, too!

$3,000 Easy Scholarship – Remind Your Friends Not to Text and Drive

Deadline: 7/31/16
Available to: Ages 25 & Under
Award Amount: $3,000

You could win an easy $3,000 scholarship just by making “Thumb Socks” — yep, little coverings for your thumbs — to remind friends not to text and drive. We’ll give you easy instructions on how to make your Thumb Socks. Share the socks with friends: that’ll keep them safer on the road and automatically enter to win a $3,000 scholarship!

Learn more about the $3,000 Easy Scholarship – Remind Your Friends Not to Text and Drive.

5.

According to the College Board, “the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015–2016 school year was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for state residents at public colleges, and $23,893 for out-of-state residents attending public universities.” And this scholarship covers it all!

Cameron Impact Scholarship

Deadline: 9/15/16
Available to: High School Juniors through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 15 Awards for 100% of Tuition

The Cameron Impact Scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors who are planning to enroll full – time in an undergraduate degree program.

You must excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities, and demonstrate active participation in community service and in civic-minded arenas, and be a motivated leader with a strong work ethic and social acumen to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Cameron Impact Scholarship.

4.

What would you do with $1,000? What about $100,000? You’ve got a pretty good chance at finding out since there are 60 chances to win when you enter this scholarship competition. With 60 different awards of various amounts from $1,000 to $100,000, this six-figure scholarship could really score some significant student dough!

Siemens Competition

Deadline: 9/20/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 60 Awards from $1,000 – $100,000

The Siemens Competition is open to high school students. Students are encouraged to do research in mathematics, engineering, biological, or physical science. Students, working individually or on a team of two or three, will have the opportunity to present their research to leading scientists in their field.

Three hundred projects are recognized as semifinalists. Regional finalists are awarded a trip to compete at one of six regional competitions. At the regional event, students will present a Powerpoint presentation and digital poster, and participate in a question and answer session.

Individuals submitting projects must be seniors at the time of the deadline; team applicants may be freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

Learn more about the Siemens Competition.

3.

How much is speaking about democracy worth to you? Surely, $30k should sweeten the deal enough to interest you in sharing your opinions on the topic!

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition

Deadline: 11/01/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $30,000

The Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition is open to high school students.

To enter, you must write and record a three- to five-minute broadcast script on the following theme: “My Responsibility to America.”

Learn more about the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.

2.

Why chat for free when you can put those vocals to good use and qualify for five-figures?

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: Awards from $14,000 – $18,000

The National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.

You must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. A complete list of topics are available on the Legion’s Web site.

Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Learn more about the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.

1.

STEM-scholars in need of help in educational ventures: this $10k scholarship is exactly what you’ve been searching for!

Ventures Scholars Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $10,000

The Ventures Scholars Program is open to underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students.

You must be pursuing a math- or science-based career to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Ventures Scholars Program.

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