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Summer Break Scholarships: When and How to Apply

It’s important not to slow down on your scholarship search this summer!

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

May 15, 2017

Summer Break Scholarships: When and How to Apply

They call it summer break for a reason! Even if you’re working full-time at a camp, fast food joint or business, there is one big time drain missing from your life: homework. Not to mention, there are no after-school clubs, athletics or programs to attend.

That’s a pretty big relief after the busy year you’ve had, right?

Well, while you’re kicking your feet up after work or summer school, it’s important not to slow down on your scholarship search. Fortunately for you, we’ve found summer scholarships that are as equally laid back as your summer break.

Here’s what you need to keep in mind as you apply:

• Log on to Fastweb regularly throughout your summer to see your new scholarships.

• Organize your scholarships by deadline (luckily, we do that for you) and apply to those with the earliest deadlines first.

• Devote one night each week to applying for scholarships. These summer break scholarships don’t take a lot of time, so you just need to devote one hour a week.

• Give it your all! Just like any other scholarship application, proofread and give each application your best.

So take pen to paper – or fingers to keyboard – and get started on applying for the following summer break scholarships:

SunDoc Filings 2017 Scholarship Program

Deadline: 7/01/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards between $1,000 – $2,000

The SunDoc Filings 2017 Scholarship Program is open to students who will be enrolled in college in the fall. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on the topic “Why America is the Best Place to Start a Business” in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the SunDoc Filings 2017 Scholarship Program.

Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/01/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest is open to U.S. citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on one of the five topics related to immigration listed on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest.

Police Scanner Scholarship

Deadline: 7/01/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500

The Police Scanner Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors and current college students. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, be attending a college or university in the fall of 2017 to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Police Scanner Scholarship.

The $1000 Scholarship

Deadline: 7/14/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The $1000 Scholarship is available to students enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in full time university education for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship fund.

Learn more about the The $1000 Scholarship.

“From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/31/17
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: 8/01/17
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.

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.

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.

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