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Summer Scholarships

These are just some of the many summer activities people enjoy – and get scholarships for, too. So, why shouldn't you?

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 22, 2015

Fun in the sun. Being outside with friends. The 4th of July, swimming at the lake and eating more ice cream than you ever thought imaginable.

These are just some of the many summer activities people enjoy – and get scholarships for, too. So, why shouldn’t you?

Below is a list of summer-themed scholarships for you to peruse and apply for at your leisure (any other way would go against the rules of summertime) – just don’t miss the deadlines!

Fastweb’s Summer Scholarships

Everything is Awesome Scholarship

Deadline: 8/07/15
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000

Sometimes when all the bad stuff gets in the way it can be hard to remember the good things— like the fact that (mostly) everything is awesome.

No, seriously. You’re awesome. The pen that allows you to write is awesome. The fact that we get to exchange ideas with people all over the world is awesome.

Things may happen to bring us down but there is a positive side to every situation and poets are especially great at finding that silver lining.

What is it about yourself, a friend, or life in general that you find awesome? Share your thoughts with us in a poem and bring some positivity into someone’s life (and also be entered to win $1,000 for your college education).

Get more information on the Everything is Awesome Scholarship.

National Ice Cream Retailers Association
Bryce Thomson Scholarship Award
Deadline: 8/28/15
Available to: High School Senior through College Junior
Award Amount: $3,500

Provided by the National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA), the Bryce Thomson Scholarship Award is available to high school seniors and college freshman, sophomores and juniors.

You must be employed by an active NICRA member in good standing and demonstrate academic excellence and financial need in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more information about the Bryce Thomson Scholarship Award.

Anti-Texting and Driving Scholarship

Deadline: 8/31/15
Available to: Ages 25 and Under
Award Amount: $10,000

At least 59% of young people know texting and driving is dangerous (duh). But 46% drive distracted anyway.

Who’s most likely to stop your friends from driving dangerously? Umm…YOU!

Sign up at www.dosomething.org/campaigns/backseat-adviser with your cell phone number and three of your friends’ cell phone numbers to play a SMS game about safe driving.

By playing and sharing the game, you gain entry to win a $10,000 scholarship!

No essays or minimum GPA required for entry.

Get more information on the Anti-Texting and Driving Scholarship.

My Biggest Success Scholarship

Deadline: 8/31/15
Available To: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The My Biggest Success Scholarship is available to high school seniors and students enrolled at an accredited college or university.

You must submit a 500-word essay to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the My Biggest Success Scholarship.

The LifeLaunchr Summer No-Essay Sweepstakes

Deadline: 9/07/15
Available to: Ages 13-18
Award Amount: $1,000

Create a LifeLaunchr Account during July and August 2015, create a LifeLaunchr Storyboard, and post the Storyboard on the LifeLaunchr Storyboard Contest Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/llstoryboard/).

You will receive an entry for every “like” on your storyboard on the Facebook page, and one winner will be chosen at random from among all the entries after September 7th. Scholarship money may be used for any college-related costs incurred during 2015 (January 1 through December 31) including tutoring, test-preparation, application fees, tuition, or room & board.

LifeLaunchr may feature posted Storyboards on its website or blog or in communication with its users.

You must be in high school (or a graduating senior), be 13 and over, and a legal US resident to qualify.

Get more information on the The LifeLaunchr Summer No-Essay Sweepstakes.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Deadline: 9/30/15
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

Provided by Digital Responsibility, 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.

SAFE Scholarship
Deadline: 10/15/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, 5th Year
Award Amount: $1,000

The SAFE Scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in the sports turf industry.

Selection for this award will be based on academic preparation, cumulative grade point average, experience in sports turf management, and references.

Membership in the Sports Turf Managers Association is also required.

Learn more information about the SAFE Scholarship.

Patriot’s Pen Competition
Deadline:11/01/15
Available to: Maximum Age 14 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

Sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, the Patriot’s Pen Competition is open to students in grades six through eight.

To enter, you must submit a 300 – to 400 – word essay on the following theme: “Why I appreciate America’s Veterans.”

Learn more information about the Patriot’s Pen Competition.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/15
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship is available to students currently attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university.

You must create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety to qualify for this award.

This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.

Student must have a valid driver’s license.

Get more information on the Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/15
Available to: Maximum Age 21 Years
Award Amount: Varies

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 13 and 21 who are interested in protecting wildlife and the environment.

To be considered, you must conduct your own environmental stewardship project in 2015, take digital photos of your project in action, and write an essay about your project and what it meant to you.

Get more information on the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship.

Respshop.com Scholarship

Deadline: 1/31/16
Available to: High School Senior through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The Respshop.com Scholarship is available to undergraduates, graduate students, and high school students who plan to attend college within the following seven months.

You must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and submit a 500-700 word essay about snoring, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, or CPAP therapy.

You may steer your essay in any direction you like, but you should relate sleep disorders or CPAP therapy to your personal life or to your community.

Get more information on the Respshop.com Scholarship.

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship

Deadline: 2/26/16
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States.

To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged.

Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship.

American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Student Paper Competition
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

Provided by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), the AMCA Student Paper Competition is open to student members of the AMCA.

You must submit a paper at the AMCA annual meeting in your chosen mosquito related research field in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more information about the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Student Paper Competition.

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available To: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: $2,500

The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 19.

To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World” to be presented at your local Optimist Club’s contest.

Get more information on the Optimist International Oratorical Contest.

Charlotte Latourette Outdoor Recreation Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: Varies

The Charlotte E. Latourette Outdoor Recreation Scholarship is available to students majoring in outdoor education and camping at Ohio University.

You must demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Charlotte Latourette Outdoor Recreation Scholarship.

Country Fair Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: Varies

The Country Fair Scholarship is available to students at Gannon University.

Learn more information about the Country Fair Scholarship.

Tournament of Friendship Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: Varies

The Tournament of Friendship Scholarship is available to minority students enrolled in the Michigan State University, College of Social Science.

You must be majoring in criminal justice, be a resident of Michigan, be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Tournament of Friendship Scholarship.

Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior
Award Amount: $1,000

The Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarship is available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are attending a Wisconsin college or university.

You must be pursuing a degree in horticulture, landscaping, environmental sciences, conservation, or forestry to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and AC Engineers (ASHRAE)
Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: Varies

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are enrolled in an ABET-accredited program leading to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree.

Your course of study must be related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Learn more information about the ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship.

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