While some scholarship deadlines have passed, current college students and those who have recently graduated from high school can still apply for a variety of funding opportunities. If you’re eager to snag a scholarship this summer, before the new school year starts in the fall, check out these awards to see if you’re eligible:
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College scholarships for summer 2015:
1. Bright Horizons Scholarships: $10,000, $6,000, and $4,000; Deadline: July 15, 2015
The independent energy-providing company Liberty Power has once again teamed up with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to present the third annual Bright Horizons Scholarship. Applications are open to all students with an interest in the energy or environment fields, and currently enrolled in a two- or four-year university. Three scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of $10,000, $6,000, or $4,000 for selected applicants.
2. Every Credit Counts Scholarship: up to $8,500; Deadline: Rolling
Kaplan University has established this scholarsipcholarship for new students enrolling in Kaplan University’s undergraduate degree programs. The award is a $500 per-term tuition reduction, with a maximum value of $8,500 for a bachelor’s degree or $4,500 for an associate’s degree.
[Don’t forget to check out last summer’s list for scholarships that are still active.]
3. Doctor On Demand Scholarship: $5,000; Deadline: July 31, 2015
Doctor On Demand provides online medical service by connecting patients to certified physicians via streaming video. The website is launching a scholarship contest open to students enrolled in a pre-med program or health-related major. Applicants must write a short essay describing why they want to work in the medical field. The winning applicant will be awarded $5,000.
4. Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship: $1,000; Deadline: August 1, 2015
The $1,000 Mario Cugia scholarship will be awarded to a fourth-year university student majoring in Italian Studies. A $600 scholarship will also be awarded to a third year student. Applicants must be Roman Catholics of Italian descent, have a minimum 3.2 GPA, and be residents of California, Nevada, Arizona, or Illinois.
5. Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation Education Support Awards : Up to $5000; Deadline: August 1, 2015
Education Support Awards of up to $5000 will be given to five low-income mothers who are pursuing a vocational, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Graduate degree in education. Applicants must be women who are 17 years of age or older with a minor child and in need of financial support.
Many students find it challenging to pay for college and almost all rely on some form of financial assistance. Scholarships offer a fantastic opportunity to get the extra support you need to fund your academic goals. Make sure to apply to as many awards as possible this summer, in order to increase your chances for funding.
Javaher Nooryani is a writer and editor based in Denver, CO. She has a BA in American Literature & Culture from UCLA and a Masters in English & American Literature from NYU. She is passionate about higher education and is glad to share her knowledge on CollegeFocus, a website that helps students deal with the challenges of college.