Scholarships

Reducing the number of credits your teen has to take once enrolled will ALWAYS save you money before you even start college, but once there, apply for scholarships!  When I suggest applying for scholarships, I don’t mean a couple the year before college starts – I mean WEEKLY every day that your teen is enrolled!! Most scholarships are open to prospective AND enrolled students.

Please visit and subscribe to Jessica’s site JLV College Counseling. Despite the professional site name, it’s not a business- it’s a free resource and my favorite place to find scholarships for my own sons.  She’s an expert in this area, and my mini-list comes from her site!

A few scholarships with deadlines in May-June

Deadlines between July-Aug, 2019

Signal Grace Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: T.M. Yates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States. Applicant must read the memoir Signal Grace and create an entry in response to one of three given prompts.

Military College Scholarship
Sponsor: Low VA Rates
Amount: $1,250
Closing Date: July 5, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to military students currently enrolled in college. Children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are also eligible to apply for the scholarship.

College Book Scholarship
Sponsor: Goedeker’s Appliances
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: July 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on why attending college is important to them.

Public Service College Book Scholarship
Sponsor: Goedeker’s Appliances
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: July 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who work in public service. This includes federal, state, and local government employees, police officers and firefighters, active military, reserves, and veterans, public school teachers, and employees of non-profit organizations.

MFMA Scholarship
Sponsor: Maple Flooring Manufactures Association, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 8, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who will be enrolled during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must submit a personal essay answering one of six given questions. Scholarship is only open to specific majors (too many to list) – see website for details.

Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship
Sponsor: Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 8, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to law students, undergraduate (J.D.) and graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.) enrolled in a U.S. law school during the 2018/19 academic year. Applicant must submit a paper on any federal or state tax-related topic.

Bey & Associates Scholarship
Sponsor: Bey & Associates, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending or planning to attend a college, university, or graduate school in the United States in the upcoming fall. Applicant must submit an essay on what they wanted to be when they were five years old and how their career aspirations have evolved over the years.

Corban Gunn Scholarship
Sponsor: Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the United States attending their first year of school. Applicant must submit an essay on what book changed their life and why.

JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship
Sponsor: JAM Paper & Envelope
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to any student who is pursuing a career in Education. Applicant must submit an essay on why they want to become a teacher.

Physical Therapist Scholarship
Sponsor: BrightLight Direct
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are enrolled in an occupational or physical therapy program that has been accredited by CAPTE or ACOTE.

Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship
Sponsor: ALS Association – Florida Chapter
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of Florida who are spouses, children, or grandchildren of a person who has been diagnosed with ALS. Applicant must be currently majoring in any medically related degree or attending any medically related certification program.

Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
Sponsor: Family Travel Forum
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12 in the United States or Canada, or an American international school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program. Applicant must share a travel story.

Thomas Law Offices College Scholarship
Sponsor: Thomas Law Offices
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open students who are currently attending or plan to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming fall semester. Applicant must submit an essay on you were truly grateful for someone else’s help and how it impacts you today.

American Indian Services Scholarship
Sponsor: American Indian Services (AIS)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Applicant must be one-quarter (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian and enrolled in undergraduate studies at a university, junior college, or technical school. Applicant must have at least a 2.25 GPA.

Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship
Sponsor: Appel Law Firm LLP
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicant must have sustained injuries from a car or truck accident or been affected by someone else’s accident.

Berbay Marketing & PR Scholarship
Sponsor: Berbay Marketing & Public Relations
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at a four-year accredited college or university who are working towards a degree in marketing, public relations or communications. Applicant must submit an essay on a company they feel has a strong public relations presence.

Betty Flood Morrow Scholarship
Sponsor: The Women’s Press Club of New York State, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of New York state studying in a communications-related field at a college or university within the state, and must demonstrate clear career goals, academic achievement, writing ability, and leadership skills.

Brian Bolton Graduate Student/Older Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Freedom From Religion Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current graduate students up to age 30, or undergrads ages 25-30, attending a North American college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on the bible and civil liberties.

Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: PCB Solutions
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current, full-time students at an accredited American university or college with a minimum GPA of at least 2.5. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the global economy.

Citizens Bank Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Citizens Bank
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are/will be enrolled an undergraduate student in the U.S. during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must submit an essay on how they would impact their community if they had $100,000 to spend.

COGIC Charities Scholarship
Sponsor: Church of God In Christ Charities, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to high school graduates who will be attending a college/university full-time in the fall as well as those already enrolled and attending full-time in an accredited college/university pursuing an undergraduate degree. Graduate and/or doctoral degree students must be taking a minimum of 9 credit hours.

Creative Outlook Cover Contest
Sponsor: Townsend Communications, Inc.
Amount: $250
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to current college level students, as well as high school students. Contestant must submit an original piece of art.

Criminal Justice Scholarship Award
Sponsor: Crimcheck.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in post-secondary education or high school seniors/recent high school graduates who are pursuing post-secondary education in the criminal justice field.

Fathers Moving Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: Schultz & Associates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to single fathers who are current undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college, university, or law school. Applicant must submit a completed application and a personal essay.

First Step Scholarship
Sponsor: Sutliff & Stout
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who will be attending college during the fall of 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on distracted driving habits.

Isaacs & Isaacs Scholarship
Sponsor: Isaacs & Isaacs
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to self-driving vehicles.

King Green Scholarship
Sponsor: King Green
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time U.S. undergraduate students seeking a degree in Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Biology, or related fields with at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to buying locally.

Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship
Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois, and Nevada. Applicant must be majoring in Italian Studies.