As we mentioned yesterday, the 2008-2009 school year is winding down, and people are preparing to flip over to a new academic calendar and a new college application cycle. However, that doesn't mean that students still seeking admission or financial aid for 2009-2010 are completely out of luck. There are still colleges and scholarships accepting applications right now. In fact, there are some substantial scholarship awards that you can still win this summer, and to prove it, we're listing a few of them below. To learn more about these awards and others with upcoming deadlines, you can do a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com.
HANDS Essay Contest
Hands Along the Nile is accepting applications until July 4 for its $5,000 scholarship essay contest. To apply, students are asked to compose an essay of no more than 2,500 words in response to the question, "How is community development in the Middle East important to the U.S.? Why is it particularly crucial to focus on Egypt?" This scholarship is open to high school seniors and full-time undergraduate and graduate students at colleges in the United States.
Blade Your Ride Scholarship Program
Through June 30, current undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about the environment are invited to create a video webcast for a chance to win up to $9,000 towards their college education. Videos should focus on the global climate crisis and creativity is encouraged. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA and must be attending college in the United States, but citizenship is not required.
SPENDonLIFE Credit Challenged Scholarship
High school and college students who have been declined for student loans due to the credit crunch have until June 15 to apply for a scholarship of up to $5,000 to help cover their college costs. To apply, students are asked to write a 500-word essay describing the impact of the economic downturn on their lives. This contest is open to U.S. residents between the ages of 17 and 25.
The Calm-a-Sutra of Tea $15,000 Scholarship Competition
The Tea Council of the USA is looking for videos about the health benefits of tea, and you have until August 2 to create one. Applicants ages 16 and older who are legal residents of the United States or Puerto Rico are invited to upload a video about tea to YouTube, then share the link with the Tea Council. One winner will receive a $15,000 college scholarship.
Scholarships.com College Scholarships
Scholarships.com is also accepting applications for three of our scholarship awards. For a chance to win $1,000, you can apply for the Resolve to Evolve Essay contest, the College Culinary Arts Scholarship, or the College Design Scholarship. Other Scholarships.com college scholarships are available throughout the year, as well.
And remember, there’s no need to rely on expensive student loan options to pay for your college education. For more information on finding free scholarship money for college, conduct a Scholarships.com free college scholarship search today, then apply and win! It’s that easy!