More than $8,000 worth of scholarships, some deadlines July 31 or Aug 1, others later

July 24, 2019

Courage to Grow Scholarship–$500. Deadline: July 31, 2019.


  • Junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Explain in 250 words or less why you believe that you should be awarded this scholarship
  • Review past winners and About Us

Citizens Bank Undergraduate Scholarship–$2,500.  Deadline: August 1, 2019.


  • 17 years of age or older at the time of application
  • legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • enrolled as an undergraduate in accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning for the school year 2019-2020.
  • write 250 words or less on how you would use $100,000 to benefit your community

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship–$5,000.  Deadline: Aug. 30, 2019.


  • current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a Spring, Summer, or Fall 2019 semester
  • enrolled at an accredited American college, university, or trade school
  • write about a 500-word essay addressing the essay topic: “How is social responsibility important to you as an entrepreneur? How does it play a role in your company’s (or future company’s) mission?”

Find below three PDF handouts recently created for our Summer Completion Academy, containing 1-5 sentence scholarships, 250 words or less scholarships, and essay scholarships (around 500 words or more).

Some of the deadlines are in July, August, or later.


One to Five Sentence Scholarships Opportunities SCA

Paragraph and 250 Word or Less Scholarships Opportunities SCA

Essay Scholarships Opportunities SCA

More than $10,000 in Scholarships and Opportunities and Where I Found Them (and Where You can Find More)

June 19, 2019

$1,500 Caring Scholarship, D: June 30, 2019

Selected criteria (read full page for details)

“At, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

How to Apply

Interested students can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing the following questions:

  • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?

Eligibility Requirements for College Students

The Student-Caregiver scholarship is open to full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four year college or university in the United States. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.
  • Applicants cannot be on academic disciplinary status.

 Eligibility Requirements for High School Students

Student-caregivers who are still in high school are welcome to apply for the Scholarship. Eligible high school applicants must be full-time students and be registered to attend a two-or-four year college or university the semester following their application. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.
  • Applicants cannot be on academic disciplinary status.”

Essay Contests offered by the U.S. Naval Institute

$5,000, $2,500 and $1, 500 Naval Intelligence Essay Contest, D: July 31, 2019

$5,000, $2,500 and $1, 500 Marine Corps Essay Contest, D: Aug. 31, 2019

Selected criteria from website:

The following applies to both essay contests

 “Eligibility: Open to all contributors–active-duty military, reservists, veterans, and civilians.

Length: 2,500 words maximum (excludes footnotes/endnotes/sources).

Prior Publication: Essays must be original, not been previously published (online or in print) or being considered for publication elsewhere.”


2019 Global Youth Video Competition, D: July 28, 2019

Selected criteria from webpage:

“Are you 18-30 and inspired to save the planet?

Submit a 3 minute video for a chance to be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Conference in Chile in December 2019.”

While this isn’t a scholarship, it is an opportunity you might be interested in.

Where I Found These

I found the scholarships that involve writing at the above link.

The video completion I just stumbled upon.

You can explore the Scholarship Directory at Unigo for more scholarships.

Over $28,000 in Scholarships Available–Deadlines in June, July, Aug and beyond

June 13, 2019

The Scholarship Tigers June 2019 Newsletter has been released.

Find over $28,000 worth of scholarships at the link above.

 Here are a few of them:

$1,000 Glow-up, Grow Up Scholarship Slam, D: June 27, 2019

$1,000 Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship, D: June 30, 2019

$1,000 Power Legal Group Scholarship, D: June 30, 2019

$5,000 Emergency Dentists USA’s 4th Annual Video Scholarship, D: July 1, 2019

$1,000 ResumeCompanion Scholarship, D: July 14, 2019

$3,000-$1,000 2019 NPG Student Poster Scholarship Contest, Deadlines: Contest A: July 15, 2019; Contest B: Oct. 15, 2019

Awards up to $26,000; Top Prize: $10,000; 2019 NASA/Cinespace Video Competition, D: July 15, 2019

$2,000 Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship, Deadline for Spring semester: July 30, 2019; Deadline for Fall semester: Nov 30, 2019

$1,500, $750 and $500 Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest, D: July 31, 2019 (essay about Abraham Lincoln): You must be a full time, undergraduate student in an American college or university during the Spring 2019 semester. You do not have to be an American citizen, but you do need to be attending an American college or university during the eligibility period.

$1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship, D: July 31, 2019

$2,500 First Step Sutliff and Stout Scholarship, D: Aug 1, 2019

$2,500 Citizens Bank Undergraduate Scholarship, D: August 1, 2019

$10,000 Adoption Network Law Center Scholarship, D: Oct 15, 2019

$10,000 Unigo Scholarship, D: Dec 31, 2019

Ellen Degeneres Scholarship, ongoing


Information about Where You Can Find More Scholarships Like This

And How to Receive Entire Blog Entries from as They Are Published


Scholarships Due in June and July–Thousands Could Follow

June 11, 2019

In Dr. Jeff Thompson’s English 1010 class, I gave a workshop on scholarships with upcoming deadlines in June and July and beyond, where students can apply for thousands of dollars in scholarships.

This handout also contains links to opportunities that pertain to individual students in the class.

Information about where to find more scholarships is included at the end of the handout, including one more link than in previous handouts.


Over $80,000 Opportunities for Graduating High School Seniors and College Students

May 17, 2019

$18,000 CIA Undergraduate Scholarships

Up to $18,000 CIA Undergraduate Scholarships, D: July 31, 2019

From webpage:

“This scholarship is a financial needs-based program for graduating high school seniors, first-year undergraduate students and, in some cases, second-year undergraduate students who are looking to work summers in Washington, DC while attending an accredited college or university during the school year.

In this program, you will perform meaningful work related to your college major. In addition to a year-round salary, recipients are provided up to $18,000 in tuition assistance per calendar year, and are eligible for health insurance, paid time off and more.

Undergraduate scholarship participants are required to work for at least two 90-day sessions before graduation and be employed by the CIA after graduation for a period of 1.5 years for each year of paid scholarship.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted February 15 through July 31 for the summer of the next year.”

Overview of other Student Opportunities at the Central Intelligence Agency

Opportunities include undergraduate internships, graduate studies programs, graduate studies scholarships, language opportunities, just to name a few.

More than $62,000 in Scholarships

We recently sent out a scholarship newsletter aimed at graduating high school seniors who will be students in college in Fall 2019.

Many of these scholarships are also open to undergraduate students in college, and some are even open for graduate students.

How to Receive Entire Blog Entries from as They are Published

On the right hand side of the webpage, scroll down until you see the words, EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION.

If you enter your email address and click on the box, SIGN ME UP, you should receive an email, and then all you have to do is confirm it.

You will then receive blog updates with scholarships, PDFs, and clues so that you can discover more college money and aim for less student debt.

Four year, Full Ride Bryan Cameron Impact Scholarship, Early Application Deadline: May 24, 2019; Regular Application Deadline: Sept 13, 2019

May 15, 2019

Four year, Full Ride Bryan Cameron Impact Scholarship, Early Application Deadline: May 24, 2019; Regular Application Deadline: Sept 13, 2019

Applications are open for the Class of 2020 (high school seniors)

Description: “This four year, full ride scholarship is awarded annually to 10-15 talented high school seniors by the Bryan Cameron Education Foundation. Applicants should have at least a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate leadership through community service and extracurriculars, and receive letters of recommendation. They will attend an annual leadership summit as well. A quarter of the scholarships awarded are reserved for individuals pursuing careers in education, government nonprofits, or the military and have a professional goal of public service.”

The following description taken from

If you are in high school, you might find more scholarships you can apply to.

$10,000 Worth of Scholarships Available—Check Them Out!

April 25, 2019

$10,000 Worth of Scholarships Available—Check Them Out!

$1,500 Interior Deluxe General Scholarship for Higher Learning, D: May 30, 2019

From webpage:

“ is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,500 to college students.

Our executive management team will go through all entries, and the most impressive entrants will be considered for the scholarships. How do you impress us? We want to feel your enthusiasm. Show us how a college education will make a difference to your life, and how you intend to use your college degree. A college education can light up your life. would love to help it happen.

This is how it works:

Step 1: Complete Application Form
Step 2: Please let us know about your personal circumstances and complete the fields below
Step 3: Write an article about one of the lighting companies we carry . Select a company of your choice from the dropdown. Research information about the company online and write an essay with at least 600 words. Our committee will honor the essay that has the most information in it and is written in a professional language.


All fields are required. Please include your personal contact information so we can reach you.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Our scholarship is open to students of all academic backgrounds.

Scholarship Rules and Terms are available for review for more information.”

$2,000 Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship, Deadline for Spring semester: July 30, 2019; Deadline for Fall semester: Nov 30, 2019

Selected criteria from website:

“Understanding the importance of a quality education, Bachus & Schanker, LLC created a scholarship meant to enable students to better focus on their intellectual development and career goals.

Students have the opportunity to apply for one of the $2000 semiannual scholarships to be paid toward tuition for the upcoming semester.

Each student must write an essay about his or her opinion(s) on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment. Students are encouraged to think critically about the right to trial by a jury, and other elements of the Amendment, and it how affects their lives.

How to Apply

Eligible Students Will:

Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about your opinion on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment and how it affects your life. Consideration for the entirety of the Amendment (rather than the well-known nutshell explanation of the right to trial by jury) is encouraged.

Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to

Who Can Apply

Any high school senior accepted to attend a four-year university by the time of the award, or full time student attending a four-year university in the United States who carries a 3.0 cumulative GPA may apply.

Selection Process and Notification

The Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship Committee will review each application and notify the winning student of their award by email.”

$1,000 Griswold Home Care Annual Scholarship, D: Nov. 30, 2019

From website: “Griswold Home Care is a mission-driven home care services company headquartered just outside of Philadelphia that celebrates, educates, and advocates the choice to remain independent at home.

Griswold Home Care was founded by Jean Griswold in 1982 after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and seeing the need for quality care in her community.

Jean’s mission of affordable care for all continues to spread today. In honor of Jean’s vision, Griswold Home Care offers a $1,000 annual scholarship to a qualified student pursuing a bachelor’s, associate’s, graduate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university.”

$3,000 Tobi Cares Scholarship Program, D: Dec 31, 2019

Selected criteria from webpage:

“We are proud to offer our $3,000 Tobi Cares Scholarship to help female students across the country, in addition to $200 in store credit. The scholarship will be awarded to one student and transferred directly to the student’s school to cover tuition fees.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a woman enrolled or enrolling as an undergraduate student in a four year college or community college in the United States.
  • Applicant must be an incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior to qualify.
  • Applicant must submit their application by December 31, 2019.
  • Applicant must answer all essay questions on our application form.

Selection of Winner:

Grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure will be taken into account alongside the originality of the essay’s contents.

Please note that the essay question requires a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 700 words.

Winner agrees to be interviewed and/or photographed by as well as any other media outlet(s). The winner also agrees to provide an approved picture of themselves wearing their Tobi shopping spree clothing to be posted across social media channels.”

One $2,500 winner and two $500 winners, 2019 Scholarship Program, D: Dec 15, 2019

Selected criteria from webpage:

Requirements: Here are the text requirements

  • Minimum 800 words
  • Maximum 2,000
  • Must have a title for the essay
  • Essay must be in English

2019 essay topic:

Explain what steps are needed to research and acquire financially distressed properties.

The housing market has many ups and downs. In recent years this has led to higher inventories of financially distressed properties such as foreclosures and pre-foreclosures. Tell us how you would go about finding these properties and what steps you would take to acquire them.

About the scholarship program: has issued $72,000 in scholarship money to 40 college students nationwide since the program was introduced in 2009. Each year, the company challenges future leaders of America to provide creative solutions/ideas to many of the nation’s most critical issues, real estate in particular, which can be used to help foster a robust United States housing market. Scholarship Program at a Glance continues to break new ground by offering a nationwide scholarship program. Currently enrolled college students (graduate students, law students and/or high school seniors are NOT eligible) are invited to apply by submitting an essay.

Freshman entering Fall 2019 are eligible once they have received a student ID number.

Plagiarism is strictly forbidden. Essays that are not the original work of the entrant will be immediately discarded and eliminated from consideration.”

You can see past winning essays at the link above.


Where I Found These Scholarships


JLV College Counseling does a wonderful job of compiling informative lists of scholarships. I found links to the following scholarships in this database.


It is a good idea to go to each website for complete information. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions of the scholarship providers.

Week 10: Money Funk—Let Play Help You Find Scholarships

April 18, 2019

Money Funk—Let Play Help You Find Scholarships

As funk combines a mixture of jazz, soul, and R&B, so does life: we are a mixture of many different influences and philosophies.

Creativity in music, math, writing, painting, any form of expression, demands the accident of play, allowing the free roaming of ideas and words and notes to find expression. And then a following of that play to see where it might lead.

If you ever find learning a new topic difficult, you might be trying too hard.  If you can allow the element of play and games, you will find the learning much easier and memorable.

If you find looking for scholarships and other opportunities dreary, let elements of play and games enter into your search.

Try to apply for as many scholarships as possible from week to week: can you apply for two this week and try for three next week.

We will discuss how searching for scholarships could be like play—where a musician may play random notes and chords, hoping for a whisper, a spark of something greater if she or he follows a chord or a note to see where it goes.


We will explore scholarships for each student who attends this seminar.

$4,000 Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship, For Fall: D: June 1, 2019; For Spring: D: October 1, 2019

Selected criteria from website:

“One-Three Recipients Per Term

In order to qualify to apply for the Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship, applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. 4-year college or university.
  • Have at least 30 hours of completed undergraduate credit by the time of the study abroad term’s start date.
  • Intend to study abroad in a program that is outside of the U.S.
  • Be enrolling in a study abroad term (the days that you are actually enrolled in classes abroad) that is no shorter than 14 weeks.
  • Be applying for either the Fall or Spring semester. Summer applicants will not be considered unless their academic term abroad is longer than 14 weeks, in which case they should apply for the Spring semester scholarship.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at their current institution, verifiable on their transcript.”

$1,000 and $250 Central Infusion Alliance (CIA) Medical Scholarship, D: June 1, 2019

Selected criteria:

“To apply for our scholarship, tell a story of how a healthcare worker has made a difference in your life or the life of someone near and dear to your heart. This person does not have to be a direct family member, but must be factually-based, and meaningful to you personally.


We are proud to announce that ten scholarships will be awarded in 2019 as follows: three $1000 awards and seven $250 awards.

The winning submission will be chosen based on several factors, including succinctness, word choice, flow, and the ability to tell an engaging story. This is not a grammar competition, nor a creative writing challenge.


  1. Maximum one submission per person.
  2. Must be a legal resident of the United States (or holding a valid student visa) studying at an accredited two or four-year program at a college in the U.S.
  3. Submission must be processed on or before June 1, 2019. Submissions processed after June 1, 2019 will apply to the 2020 scholarship.


  1. Address the topic of how a healthcare worker has made a difference in your life or the life of someone you know.
  2. Length must be greater than 1,000 and less than 3,000 words.
  3. Essays will be judged on story presentation, mechanics and organization.
  4. Profanity is allowed, but may be redacted if selected for publishing.
  5. Must be willing to have your essay published on our blog.

The winner will be contacted on or before August 1, 2019 by phone and/or email. Funds will be paid directly to the financial aid office of your school.”

$1,000 Delete Cyberbulling Scholarship, D: June 30, 2019

Selected criteria from website:

“In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student — a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.

A U.S. citizen or permanent resident attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies

A high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college

The awards are one-time only and not renewable.


Short Essay

Answer ONE of the following questions in 500 words or less.

Option 1: “Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?”

Option 2: “How has cyberbullying personally affected you?” “


Where I Found These Scholarships

June Scholarships

You can find more scholarships like these at the JLV Couseling Services List of Scholarships with June 2019 deadlines

$10,000 Possibility From These Two Scholarships—And Where You Can Find More Like Them

April 16, 2019

IP Video Contest

$5,000 2019 Intellectual Property (IP) Video Contest, D: April 30, 2019

Description: “For the IP Video Contest, students submit a 60-second video that addresses patents in some way, including why you wish you had a patent, what would the world be like without patents, an invention that changed your life, etc., whatever you can think of that can be made into a one-minute video. This contest is divided into three age brackets, 13-15, 16-18, and 19+, and only one winner is selected for each age group.”—description from for “200 Unique and Weird Scholarships Worth Applying For”

$5,000 and $2,500 2019 American Addiction Center (AAC) Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program, D: May 30, 2019

Selected Criteria from website:

“Future Behavioral Health Professionals

In 2015, acknowledging the growing need for qualified addiction and mental health professionals to help those struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders, AAC decided to launch an educational scholarship program to assist students who were enrolled in college programs in the area of Behavioral Health. We established our Behavioral Health scholarship awards to provide financial assistance that to would enable undergraduate and graduate students to pursue careers in the areas of behavioral health and addiction-related studies.

Eligible Programs: – Social Work – Psychology – Nursing – Counseling – Marriage and Family Therapy – Substance abuse or mental health training programs


Scholarship Eligibility – Enrollment in academic program in nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other curriculum focusing on treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. – GPA 3.2 or above – College Freshman as of Fall Semester 2019 – Open to full or part-time college undergraduate or graduate students

Entry Requirements In the form of a first-person essay, answer the following question: (500 words max.)

Describe what drew you to want to pursue a career in behavioral health care. What is one milestone you hope to achieve in this field?

To help decipher some of the language above, if you are full or part-time college undergraduate student or graduate student in the above majors, or will begin college in Fall 2019, you are eligible for this scholarship. You must be one of the majors mentioned.



Where I Found these Two Scholarships


200 Weird And Unusual Scholarships For 2018 & 2019


200 Unique and Weird Scholarships Worth Applying For (Updated for 2018 and 2019)—there are some interesting scholarships on this list.

Elsewhere, there is the YesCollege Podcast, which sounds interesting.

About YesCollege:

The website has advertising with some affiliate links. This links explains the site’s Editorial Disclosure:


More than $50,000 in Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines

April 15, 2019

We talked in the last scholarship workshop about several scholarships with upcoming deadlines.

These deadlines are anywhere from April 15, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019.

Here is the PDF handout: Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines 2019

Click, download, and use the pdf handout.

Pass this along to others who might be interested in more scholarship money, less college debt.

Explore for more than $50,000 worth of scholarship opportunities.

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