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21 Scholarships Expiring in June 2015

It’s the end of May – that means that if your high school finals aren’t over yet, they will be within the next few weeks. You’ve definitely earned a break after all your hard work this year. But before you head outside to enjoy the summer sunshine, don’t forget to apply for a few of these scholarships expiring in June.

1. ExceptionalNurse.com College Scholarships
Deadline: June 1
Award: $250-$500

Does your disability motivate you to help others by becoming a nurse? If so, you may qualify for this scholarship from ExceptionalNurse.com.

2. Kor Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: June 1
Award: $500

If you consider yourself a creative individual who’s studying language, check out this award.

3. Copyright Awareness Scholarship
Deadline: June 1
Award: $5,000

Submit a short video on copyright and intellectual property and you could win this prize, which would cover a sizable portion of your tuition.

4. Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship
Deadline: June 1
Award: $5,000

If cosmetology is your dream field, this prize will help you cover school expenses.

5. John D. Spurling OBE Scholarship for Responsible Pet Ownership Education
Deadline: June 1
Award: $2,000

If your program of study includes some element of responsible pet ownership in its curriculum and you’re a high academic achiever, you could qualify for this scholarship.

6. Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship
Deadline: June 1
Award: $500-$1,000

The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka offer this award to a high-achieving individual who plans to attend law school and submits an essay to a writing prompt.

7. CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship
Deadline: June 1
Award: $2,500

Entrepreneurial students are encouraged to apply for this money, which is awarded by CEO.com.

8. Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: June 12
Award: $1,000

Are you deeply involved in community service or extracurriculars? Do you have big goals for the future? Do you know anything about Bruce Lee? If so, send in your application for this award.

9. Collegiate Inventors Competition
Deadline: June 15
Award: $7,500-$15,000

Your original idea or invention could pay for part of your college career. Put on your thinking cap and see if you meet the requirements for the Collegiate Inventors Competition scholarship.

10. Interactive Marketing Scholarship
Deadline: June 15
Award: $2,500

Write an essay on online marketing for businesses and you could win this money for college.

11. Teens Drive Smart Video Contest
Deadline: June 19
Award: $2,500-$20,000

Submit a video about safe driving for the chance to earn a substantial sum for your tuition.

12. “Stand & Be Heard” Anthem Singing Contest
Deadline: June 20
Award: $5,000-$10,000

Students who are involved with some sort of agriculture-related student organization and create a video of themselves singing the national anthem will be entered to win this prize and a recording session.

13. Providian Medical Scholarship
Deadline: June 21
Award: $500

High-achieving students who write an essay on how medical equipment has changed the college curriculum will be entered to win this award.

14. Alice Madden Barton Scholarship
Deadline: June 30
Award: Varies

Hair chain Great Clips awards this money to a student who plans to pursue cosmetology or barbering.

15. Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund
Deadline: June 30
Award: $2,500

Students who want to get into interactive entertainment, exhibit strong character and have a strong academic history and financial need can apply for this award.

16. Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships
Deadline: June 30
Award: $200-$2,000

This scholarship is for students entering the automotive industry who have a GPA of at least 3.0.

17. Jessica Karrat Dance Scholarship
Deadline: June 30
Award: $500

Those majoring in dance education can submit an essay to try to earn this award.

18. Campbell Family Scholarships
Deadline: June 30
Award: Varies

Applicants must be studying a field that helps pets and their families, like veterinary science.

19. Mays Mission for the Handicapped Scholarship Program
Deadline: June 30
Award: Varies

Students applying for this scholarship must have a documented disability, a GPA of 2.3 or better, and an ACT score of 18 or higher or SAT score of at least 870.

20. Digital Privacy Scholarship
Deadline: June 30
Award: $1,000

Students must submit an application and 140-character message on digital privacy. A select few will be invited to write a full-length essay to compete for the final prize.

21. Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award
Deadline: June 30
Award: $1,000

Applicants must submit a short essay on cyberbullying to qualify.

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Companies That Help Pay Your College Tuition

College Achievement PlanThere’s been a lot of talk about corporate college tuition reimbursement lately. What is it? Essentially, it’s when the company you work for helps you pay for college.

There are a lot of reasons you should have a part-time job during high school and college. You’ll earn spending money. You’ll save a little. You’ll make great contacts and friends. You may build a great relationship with your manager and be able to ask him or her for a recommendation letter in the future. But you also may have the opportunity to receive tuition assistance, which could save you thousands of dollars.

There are more and more companies that help pay your college tuition. Here are just a few of the brands that make higher education more accessible – and some don’t even require you to work full time.

Best Buy
Like working with electronics? You may be surprised to know a job at Best Buy can not only let you work among the latest gadgets, but also help you pay for college.

Gap
The clothing chain offers its employees some tuition reimbursement as a perk.

Home Depot
Get hired on at this home improvement chain and get access to tuition reimbursement on courses related to the business.

Staples
The office supply chain has a scholarship program that helps prospective college students afford higher education.

Starbucks
The coffee giant made waves recently by announcing it would expand its tuition program and give thousands of employees the chance to get a bachelor’s degree.

Target
Target provides tuition reimbursement for employees who take job-related classes at accredited schools.

UPS
Like Starbucks, UPS is known for providing workers with tuition assistance. Its program actually started back in the 1990s, meaning thousands of people have benefitted from it over the years!

Verizon Wireless
Whether you’re pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or a certificate, Verizon has a generous program to help students pay for school.

Walgreens
Potential pharmacists working at Walgreens are eligible for a tuition assistance program to help them cover the cost of school.

Even if you aren’t working at one of these brands, there are other employers out there that offer to help with tuition. But even if you’re unable to get reimbursed for school, you still have options. Check out our scholarships page to see if you qualify for any programs to help you pay for college!

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22 Scholarships Expiring in May

Summer is almost here! As you’re studying for finals and daydreaming about summer, don’t forget to apply for some of these scholarships expiring in May. Any free money you can get for college helps, and you don’t need to be a senior in high school to apply for many of these great programs.

1. Nordstrom Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 1
Award: $2,500

If there’s a Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack store in your state and you’re active within your community, you qualify for this scholarship.

2. American Academy of Chefs College Scholarship
Deadline: May 1
Award: Varies

If your dream is to become a chef or pastry chef, you qualify for this scholarship from the American Culinary Federation.

3. Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship
Deadline: May 1
Award: $5,000

Female students who want to work in engineering technology and have a strong academic record qualify for this award.

4. Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
Deadline: May 1
Award: $1,000-$4,000

Is your goal to be an actuarial professional? You may be able to earn this scholarship from the Actuarial Foundation.

5. Potential Magazine Countdown to College Scholarship
Deadline: May 1
Award: $1,000

Sign up for Potential Magazine’s weekly free e-newsletter and you’re eligible to win this money.

6. Incight Scholarship
Deadline: May 1
Award: $500-$2,500

Students with a documented disability who reside in Washington, California, or Oregon are eligible for this award.

7. John Lepping Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 1
Award: $5000

Disabled students who live in New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania qualify for this Lep Foundation for Youth Education scholarship.

8. Scholarship for Students Who are Hard of Hearing of Deaf
Deadline: May 1
Award: $1,000

Sertoma awards hearing impaired students this scholarship.

9. Herbert Lehman Scholarship
Deadline: May 1
Award: $2,000

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund awards this scholarship to students who are involved with their community and have a strong academic history.

10. IAPMO Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: May 1
Award: $500-$1,000

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials awards this prize to winning applicants who write an essay on a given topic that relates to energy or the plumbing and mechanical industries.

11. Swim With Mike Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship
Deadline: May 1
Award: Varies

Students who have overcome an accident or illness and don’t let their abilities stand in the way of athletics qualify for this scholarship.

12. Educate It Forward ELL Hispanic Heritage Scholarship
Deadline: May 14
Award: $1,000

ELL students of Hispanic descent may be eligible for this award from Educate It Forward.

13. Printing and Publishing Council of New England Scholarship
Deadline: May 15
Award: $2,500

Are you from New England and planning to study printing or graphic arts? See if you qualify for this scholarship.

14. Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest
Deadline: May 15
Award: $250-$1,000

Submit an essay responding to a question about Jane Austen’s work and you may win this award.

15. Edith Eisler Scholarship Award
Deadline: May 15
Award: $3,000

Violin, viola, cello, or bass players who hope to work in music education or performance have the opportunity to win this prize from Strings Magazine.

16. James J. Davis Memorial Scholarship for Students Studying Abroad
Deadline: May 22
Award: $1,000

Do you want to study in another country? You may be eligible for this award.

17. Margarian Scholarship
Deadline: May 29
Award: $1,000

High school upperclassmen, college students, and graduate students may be eligible for this award.

18. Chely Wright LIKE ME Scholarship
Deadline: May 31
Award: $1,250

Student advocates for LGBT issues could qualify for this scholarship.

19. Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship
Deadline: May 31
Award: $1,000

Living with a terminally ill parent is incredibly difficult. This scholarship aims to make it a little easier.

20. Catina Rose Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 31
Award: Varies

The Crime Victims United Charitable Foundation gives this award to eligible students who have been victims of criminal activity.

21. Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 31
Award: $1,000-$2,000

The Positive Coaching Alliance awards this money to Houston-area juniors who play sports.

22. Salute to Education Scholarship
Deadline: May 31
Award: $1,000

High school seniors from Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, or Texas are eligible for this scholarship from Al’s Formal Wear.

If you’re looking for a scholarship with an easy application and minimal requirements, don’t forget to sign up for Cappex – you’ll be instantly eligible to win our monthly $1,000 Easy College Money scholarship.

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