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Kiss Summer Goodbye Scholarships

Apply for these scholarships before summer ends.

Elizabeth Hoyt

July 18, 2017

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!

Building Strong Foundations

Deadline: 8/12/17
Available to: High School Sophomores through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The Building Strong Foundations is available to high school, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must be at least 16 years of age and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for this award. Additionally, you must submit an essay and a brief, , 15-30 second summary of your essay via Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo or similar broadcasting platform to our Facebook page at

Learn more about the Building Strong Foundations.

Student Transportation Video Contest

Deadline: 8/15/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $500

The Student Transportation Video Contest is open to all students. To enter, you must submit a two – to four – minute video that examines any aspect of transportation in the United States.

Learn more about the Student Transportation Video Contest.

Bryce Thomson Scholarship Award

Deadline: 8/25/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Juniors
Award Amount: 10 Awards between $1,000 – $3,500

Sponsored 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.

Once Upon a Poem Scholarship

Deadline: 8/30/17
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000

You know how it goes: you read the words “Once upon a time…” and you automatically know you’re going to be reading a fairy tale. And whether you grew up with Disney or Grimms’ versions, you also know pretty much how all of them go. Snow White gets lazy about her chores, Cinderella has a midnight curfew, and Hansel and Gretel meet a delicious demise. But what about the parts of the stories we don’t know? Or what if the stories we’re familiar with didn’t actually happen that way? What is your interpretation of a classic fairy tale? We want to know what would happen in a fairy tale if you were in charge. Maybe you’ve always been curious about a different character’s perspective— was the wolf in The Three Little Pigs really a vegetarian who just desperately wanted some friends? Are these stories in need of a modern twist? Rapunzel would have been way less lonely if she had a cell phone in that tower. Plus, who the heck decided all princesses need to end up with a prince?! Tell us in a poem your version of a fairy tale for your chance to win.

Learn more about the Once Upon a Poem Scholarship.

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Prevent Texting and Driving!

Deadline: 8/31/17
Available to: Ages 25 & Under
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by making and sharing Thumb Socks! Thumb Socks are little coverings for your thumbs: when you wear them, you can’t text on a touchscreen phone! These socks take just 5 minutes to make, and we’ll show you how. Giving Thumb Socks to friends will remind them not to text and drive, and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship!

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Prevent Texting and Driving!.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/15/17
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

ScholarshipPoints will award a $10,000 scholarship to one lucky member this quarter. All you have to do to become eligible is become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in. It’s simple, fun, and completely free!

Learn more about the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.

Siemens Competition

Deadline: 9/19/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: Up to $100k

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.

“Hit The Books” Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/17
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.

$2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $2,000

The $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. You must create a video that shows how properly planning for a hurricane or other flood disaster can be a valuable tool and upload it to YouTube in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship.

Build U. Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/17
Available to: Ages 18+
Award Amount: $2,500

The Build U. Scholarship is available to product design, interaction design, engineering, and computer science students. To be considered, you must submit a 1000 word essay on the following topic: “Which company or organization (other than Buildium) you think best exemplifies one of the above core values and how?”

Learn more about the Build U. Scholarship.

The Future is Female Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/17
Available to: Female students
Award Amount: $3,000

The Future is Female Scholarship is available to female students. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also answer five short essay questions.

Learn more about the The Future is Female Scholarship.

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.

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