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

May 10, 2016

Summer Scholarships

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

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Make Birthday Cards for Kids in Homeless Shelters

Deadline: 6/30/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by making birthday cards for children experiencing homelessness. It’s so easy to send a handmade card to make a child smile on their birthday (we’ll show you how!). You’ll help a child celebrate their special day and automatically enter to win a $5,000 scholarship! Win-win!

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Make Birthday Cards for Kids in Homeless Shelters.

$2,000 Easy Scholarship: Fight Climate Change with Your Phone

Deadline: 6/30/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $2,000

Help the environment by playing a fun, interactive game on your phone! Sign up to play a texting game about climate change. By completing and sharing the PLANET ZOMBIE! game, you gain entry to win a $2,000 scholarship! Yep, that easy (and fun)!

Learn more about the $2,000 Easy Scholarship: Fight Climate Change with Your Phone.

$3,000 Easy Scholarship: Make a Playlist to Take Shorter Showers

Deadline: 6/30/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $3,000

You could win an easy $3,000 scholarship just by making a five-minute playlist to remind friends to take shorter showers! Send your playlist to someone you know so they can keep their shower under 5 minutes. That’ll save up to 1,500 gallons of water and automatically enter to win a $3,000 scholarship. Win-win!

Learn more about the $3,000 Easy Scholarship: Make a Playlist to Take Shorter Showers.

Maryland State Fair Scholarship

Deadline: 7/01/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 9 Awards of $2,000

The Maryland State Fair Scholarship is available to students who will be active participants in the Maryland State Fair. To be considered, you must submit an essay on the following topic: “My participation in the Maryland State Fair and how winning the Maryland State Fair Scholarship Award will have an impact on the achievement of my educational and career goals.”

Learn more about the Maryland State Fair Scholarship.

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Promote Literacy With Your Phone

Deadline: 7/31/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

Increase literacy rates by playing a fun, interactive game on your phone! Sign up to play a texting game, where you’ll use your reading skills to crack the code of a mysterious locked box. By playing and sharing the game with friends, you can gain entry to win a $5,000 scholarship. Yep, that easy (and fun)!

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Promote Literacy With Your Phone.

“From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/31/16
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 4 Awards between $500-$1,000

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.

Learn more about the “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest.

Youth Forward Scholarship

Deadline: 8/01/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of up to $1,500

Provided by the National Driving and Traffic School, the Youth Forward Scholarship is open to current high school and college students.

You must submit an essay of no more than 500 words on your commitment to volunteerism in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Youth Forward Scholarship.

Solutionreach Scholarship

Deadline: 8/07/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $4,000

The Solutionreach Scholarship is open to currently enrolled undergraduate students. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay of between 800 and 1200 words on the following topic in order to be considered for this award: Discuss the advantages to providers and patients of an innovative patient relationship management strategy as supported by the cloud-based platform offered by Solutionreach and how they improve provider/patient relationships

Learn more about the Solutionreach Scholarship.

National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA) – Bryce Thomson Scholarship Award

Deadline: 8/26/16
Available to: High School Seniors through College Juniors
Award Amount: 10 Awards from $1,000-$3,500

Provided by the National Ice Cream Retailers Association, the Bryce Thomson Scholarship Award is available to high school seniors and college freshman, sophomores and juniors. You must be employed by an active National Ice Cream Retailers Association member in good standing and demonstrate academic excellence and financial need in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Bryce Thomson Scholarship Award.

Clubs of America Scholarship Award

Deadline: 8/31/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Clubs of America Scholarship Award is available to currently enrolled students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. You must submit an essay of at least 600 words about your career aspirations and how your current course load will help you achieve success. YouTube video submissions are also accepted and should be no longer than five minutes.

Learn more about the Clubs of America Scholarship Award.

“Hit The Books” Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: Ages 18-25
Award Amount: $500

The “Hit The Books” Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 18 and 25.

To be considered, you must submit a maximum 500-word essay on the importance of education in your life and how the scholarship money will assist you in achieving your goals.

Bonus points will be awarded to students who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic.

Learn more about the “Hit The Books” Scholarship.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Deadline: 4/28/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $20,000

The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1600 words on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The three topic choices are listed on the sponsor’s website and essays will be judged on style and content.

Learn more about the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest.

American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Student Paper Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen 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 Freshmen through College Seniors
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 Freshmen through College Seniors
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 Freshmen through College Seniors
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 Freshmen through College Seniors
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.

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair/George Simoneaux Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair/George Simoneaux Scholarship is available to full-time junior and senior students enrolled in the College of Agriculture at Louisiana State University. To qualify, you must be a resident of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Saint Helena or West Baton Rouge Parish. You must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have participated in County Agent 4-H or FFA programs, and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair/George Simoneaux Scholarship.

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 about the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

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