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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

Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest
Deadline: 7/05/15
Available to: High School Freshman through High School Senior
Award Amount: $5,000

The Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest is available to U.S. citizen high school students.

You must write a 1500 word minimum essay on the theme “Happy Birthday America” to be eligible for this award.

Three winners will receive $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 scholarships to the accredited U.S. college or university of their choices.

Learn more information about the Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest.

The SweatBlock “Social Confidence” Scholarship
Deadline: 7/15/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000

The SweatBlock “Social Confidence” Scholarship available to any students of any degree seeking category.

You must be a US citizen, submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words long and must fully answer one of the following questions to be eligible for this award.

Essay Topics to Choose From:

1. How might excessive perspiration influence one’s perception of self? Or, how might viewing someone else’s excessive perspiration influence your perception of them?

2. Explore the connection between social anxiety and excessive perspiration.

3. When is sweat “good / acceptable / attractive” and when is sweat is sweat “bad / unacceptable / unattractive”?

Learn more information about the The SweatBlock “Social Confidence” Scholarship.

American Legion Baseball Scholarship
Deadline: 7/15/15
Available to: College Freshman
Award Amount: $500

The American Legion Baseball Scholarship is available to students who have graduated from high school.

You must be on a 2014 roster of a team affiliated with an American Legion Post in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more information about the American Legion Baseball Scholarship.

North Carolina Amateur Sports Scholarship
Deadline: 7/16/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: Varies

The North Carolina Amateur Sports Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students who are participating in the Powerade State Games of North Carolina.

You must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to qualify for this award.

Additionally, you must have excelled academically and athletically, and be active in community service.

Learn more information about the North Carolina Amateur Sports Scholarship.

Standing the Test of Time Contest

Deadline: 7/30/15
Available To: Ages 14+
Award Amount: $1,000

The Standing the Test of Time Contest is open to all students above the age of 13 in the U.S. and Canada.

To be considered, you must submit a video of no more than one minute in length where you choose one book from the provided list and provide either a trailer, a scene or a dramatic reading.

Get more information on the Standing the Test of Time Contest.

Imagine Cup Games Competition

Deadline: 7/31/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $50,000

The Imagine Cup Games Competition is available to students with an interest in video game design.

To enter the contest you, or your team, must submit a desktop or tablet game using Windows, or a mobile game using Windows Phone, or a browser game using Windows Azure.

Games can support multiple languages as long as English is represented and be no bigger than 500MB to be eligible entries.

Get more information on the Imagine Cup Games Competition.

“From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/31/15
Available to: High School Senior through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who hold at least a 2.5 GPA.

To be considered, you must submit an essay of at least 1500 words that addresses the following three topics: Which tracks of the book “From Failure to Promise – 360 degrees” presented or reiterated the most important life lessons for you and why, which factor was the most vital to the author’s evolution in going from “flunk-out” to "professor and how does the “Seven Spheres of Influence and Integration Model” affect your worldview as related to civic responsibility.

Get more information on the ”From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest.

Storage.com Scholarship Contest
Deadline: 8/01/15
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

The Storage.com Scholarship Contest is open to current undergraduate students and soon-to-be freshmen students.

You must submit an essay of between 250 and 500 words that describes what experiences, lessons, and opportunities you hope to pack into your years in school.

A short video of no more than 15 seconds may be submitted via Instagram or YouTube detailing what you are looking forward to most in college.

Learn more information about the Storage.com Scholarship Contest.

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.

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.

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.

ImproveNet DIY Repair Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

Provided by CraftJack, Inc., the ImproveNet DIY Repair Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university.

You must submit a 1000 to 2000 word essay to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the ImproveNet DIY Repair 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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