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26 Scholarships with July Deadlines

Kid and burgerSummer is finally here! While it might be tempting to spend all your newfound free time hanging out with your friends on the beach, burying your nose in your favorite book, chowing down on a burger at a BBQ, or sleeping in, keep in mind that there are still plenty of scholarships that are currently accepting applications. Be sure to dedicate at least some of your free time to applying for some of these scholarships with deadlines in July and you might not have quite so much to do when Fall rolls around.

1. Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: July 1      Award: $3,000
For students planning to study abroad full-time

2. National Federation of Paralegal Associations Thomson Reuters Scholarship

Deadline: July 1      Award: varies
For students studying to become paralegals

3. Champions for Christ Scholarship

Deadline: July 1      Award: varies
For Christians preparing for full-time Christian ministry

4. L.I.F.E Scholarship

Deadline: July 1      Award: $500
For students who have been diagnosed with lupus

5. IP Video Contest

Deadline: July 1      Award: $5,000
Must create a video answering a given question related to patented inventions

6. Frank J. Richter Scholarship

Deadline: July 1      Award: $1,000
Preference given to students pursuing studies in the transportation field

7. Brian White National Academic Scholarship

Deadline: July 1      Award: $1,000
Must write an essay on a given topic related to DUI/DWI offenders

8. Lee Steinberg, P.C. Law Scholarship

Deadline: July 1      Award: $1,000
For students aspiring to go to law school

9. CBCF Environmental Studies Scholarship

Deadline: July 3      Award: $5,000
For students pursuing an environmental career

10. Accenture American Indian Scholarship Program

Deadline: July 11      Award: varies
For members of an American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group who are studying engineering, computer science, or a business-related field

11. Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest

Deadline: July 13      Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Must write an essay on a given topic related to America

12. Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship

Deadline: July 15      Award: $3,000
For students pursuing studies in the science of parapsychology

13. Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship

Deadline: July 15      Award: $500 – $12,000
For women pursuing a career related to national security or defense

14. Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: July 15      Award: $1,000
For students who are HIV positive or have AIDS

15. WIIT Charitable Trust Scholarship Program

Deadline: July 15      Award: $1,500
For women who have an interest in international development, relations, trade, economics, or business

16. Console & Hollawell Paralegal Scholarship

Deadline: July 15      Award: $500
For students pursuing studies in a law-related field

17. Media Fellows Program

Deadline: July 16      Award: $5,000
For students preparing for a career in public policy, advertising research, management, planning, and/or buying

18. Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship Fund

Deadline: July 18      Award: $1,000 – $3,000
For organ transplant recipients

19. Sharps Compliance Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: July 18      Award: $750 – $1,500
For students pursuing studies in the health care field

20. William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Deadline: July 18      Award: $2,000 – $4,000
For minority students who demonstrate interest or experience in non-profit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector

21. Caitlin Brondolo Golf Scholarship

Deadline: July 26      Award: $2,500
For women who played golf on their high school team

22. Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Deadline: July 27      Award: $250 – $1,000
Must submit a travel blog

23. Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

Deadline: July 31      Award: $500 – $1,500
Must submit an essay on a given topic related to Abraham Lincoln

24. Lint Center for National Security Studies Scholarship

Deadline: July 31      Award: $500 – $1,500
For students pursuing a career related to national security

25. Tatiana McIntosh Memorial (Financial Hardship) Scholarship

Deadline: July 31      Award: $500
For students who demonstrate significant financial hardship

26. Sonic Electronix’s Audiophile Scholarship

Deadline: July 31      Award: $1,000
For students pursuing a career in the audio industry

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23 Scholarships with June Deadlines

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June is right around the corner, which means so is summer! If you’ve got some free time on your hands now that school’s out, use some of it to apply for a few of these scholarships that expire in June.

1. Kor Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 1      Award: $500
For students enrolled in a program leading to a degree in a field of language study

2. ExceptionalNurse.com College Scholarships

Deadline: June 1      Award: $250 – $500
For nursing majors with a documented disability

3. Copyright Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: June 1      Award: $5,000
Must submit a creative video presentation that would be used to educate peers on the importance of intellectual property and copyright law

4. Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship

Deadline: June 1      Award: $1,000
For students applying to/enrolled in a cosmetology/barber program

5. John D. Spurling OBE Scholarship for Responsible Pet Ownership Education

Deadline: June 1      Award: $2,000
For students enrolled in an educational program that include responsible pet ownership in the curriculum

6. Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship

Deadline: June 1      Award: $500 – $1,000
For current law students or undergraduate students planning to attend law school

7. CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship

Deadline: June 1      Award: $2,500
For students interested in business leadership and/or entrepreneurship

8. CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Deadline: June 5      Award: varies
For students preparing to/currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree

9. Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: June 13      Award: $1,000
For students attending a two-year college, four-year university, or licensed trade or vocational school in the United States

10. Collegiate Inventors Competition

Deadline: June 15      Award: $5,000 – $15,000
Must submit an idea for an original invention

11. Interactive Marketing Scholarship

Deadline: June 15      Award: $2,500
For students interested in creative marketing in relation to online business

12. Shop Smart Scholarship

Deadline: June 15      Award: $2,000
Must submit an essay explaining how your experience has been/will be defined by remarkable frugality, ingenuity, effort, or thrift

13. Teens Drive Smart Video Contest

Deadline: June 19      Award: $2,500 – $20,000
Must submit an original short video on a topic related to automobile safety

14. “Stand & Be Heard” Anthem Singing Contest

Deadline: June 20      Award: $5,000 – $10,000
For members of a national agriculture-related student organization, such as FFA, 4-H, or NAMA

15. Providian Medical Scholarship

Deadline: June 21      Award: $500
Must submit an essay on a given topic related to medical equipment

16. Alice Madden Barton Scholarship

Deadline: June 30      Award: varies
For students pursuing a career in cosmetology and/or barbering

17. Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund

Deadline: June 30      Award: $2,500
For students pursuing a career in the development of interactive entertainment

18. Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships

Deadline: June 30      Award: $200 – $2,000
For students who are sincerely interested in an automotive career

19. Jessica Karrat Dance Scholarship

Deadline: June 30      Award: $500
For students who wish to participate in a dance education program

20. Campbell Family Scholarships

Deadline: June 30      Award: varies
For students pursuing education in a field of study that will broaden their abilities to improve the lives of pets and their families

21. Mays Mission for the Handicapped Scholarship Program

Deadline: June 30      Award: varies
For students who have a significant physical and/or mental disability

22. Digital Privacy Scholarship

Deadline: June 30      Award: $500 – $1,500
Must submit an essay about digital privacy

23. Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award

Deadline: June 30      Award: $1,500
Must submit an essay on a topic related to cyberbullying

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Scholarships for Overachievers: Get Ahead and Win Big!

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The scholarship editors here at Cappex do their best to estimate the amount of time and effort it takes to apply for each scholarship. On each Scholarship Details page on Cappex, check out the Application Effort section to get an idea of how much time it takes to apply. A rating of three pencils means it takes about an average amount of time. A rating of four or five pencils means it takes a bit more time to apply than the average scholarship.

Unfortunately, many students tend to shy away from scholarships that require a lot of time and effort to apply. The upside to this is that for those who do take the time to apply, the competition might not be as steep. The other plus side to these scholarships is that they often have bigger awards than traditional scholarships. So, for those of you who are willing to go the extra mile when applying for scholarships, we’ve identified 32 scholarships, contests, and competitions that take a bit more time to apply for than a traditional scholarship, but have a big payoff. Consider applying for at least a couple of these and you’ll already be a step ahead of those other students who didn’t want to take the time to do so.

1. Intel Science Talent Search Awards

Award: $7,500 – $100,000
To apply: Present a full scientific report about research conducted in a chosen area of science, math, engineering, and/or medicine

2. The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship

Award: $1,500 – $18,000
To apply: Participate in the American Legion Oratorical Contest by delivering a speech on a given topic

3. Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Award: $10,000 – $50,000
To apply: Submit an original, significant piece of work that has the potential to make a positive contribution to society

4. Google Science Fair

Award: $25,000 – $50,000
To apply: Create a science fair project in one of the given categories and submit a presentation about it

5. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition

Award: $1,000 – $10,000
To apply: Create a science project that focuses on a local, regional, national, or global water-related issue

6. Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology Scholarship Awards

Award: $1,000 – $100,000
To apply: Undertake an individual or team research project related to math, science, and/or technology

7. Siemens “We Can Change the World” High School Challenge

Award: $10,000 – $50,000
To apply: Work in a team to identify an environmental issue that has a global impact and provide a viable, replicable solution

8. Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program

Award: $25,000
To apply: Submit a promising hydrogen-related business idea

9. National Peace Essay Contest for High School Students

Award: $1,000 – $10,000
To apply: Write an essay on a given topic exploring peacebuilding

10. Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program

Award: $1,000 – $30,000
To apply: Write an essay on a given patriotic theme and submit a recording of yourself reading the essay

11. Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest

Award: $250 – $5,000
To apply: Conduct research on a given historical topic to create a paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, or website

12. John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Award: $500 – $10,000
To apply: Write an essay that describes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official

13. Young Patriots Essay Contest

Award: $2,000 – $5,000
To apply: Write an essay to creatively solve a given problem in the realm of public policy

14. Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest

Award: $1,000 – $5,000
To apply: Submit an essay on a given topic that fosters debate, analysis, and examination of alcohol regulation and its implications

15. Copyright Awareness Scholarship

Award: $5,000
To apply: Submit a creative video presentation that would be used to educate peers on the importance of intellectual property and copyright law

16. IP Video Contest

Award: $5,000
To apply: Submit a video that answers a given question related to patented inventions

17. Gulen Institute Youth Platform Essay Contest

Award: $50 – $3,000
To apply: Submit a research essay that addresses a given global challenge and proposes a potential solution

18. C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition

Award: $250 – $5,000
To apply: Work individually or in teams of two or three to create a five- to seven-minute video documentary on a topic related to a given theme related to the US government

19. Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarship

Award: $500 – $10,000
To apply: Create an original piece of patriotic artwork on paper or canvas

20. Math-O-Vision Contest

Award: $1,000 – $4,000
To apply: Create a four-minute movie that tells a story inspired by or related to mathematics

21 – 24. Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contests:
     Anthem
     The Fountainhead
     We the Living
     Atlas Shrugged

Award: $25 – $10,000
To apply: Submit an essay that demonstrates an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of the appropriate Ayn Rand novel

25. “Out of the Easy” College Scholarship Essay Contest

Award: $5,000
To apply: Write an essay in response to a given topic related to a Charles Dickens novel

26. Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Award: $2,500 – $100,000
To apply: Create a video featuring your one-of-a-kind story

27. Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

Award: $10,000
To apply: Create and submit an original photo, artwork, or computer graphic to be used for the front of a greeting card for any occasion

28. Teens Drive Smart Video Contest

Award: $2,500 – $20,000
To apply: Create an original video on automobile safety

29. Project Yellow Light Hunter Garner Scholarship

Award: $1,000 – $5,000
To apply: Create a video designed to motivate, persuade, and encourage teens to not text while driving

30. Courageous Persuaders Scholarship

Award: $250 – $3,000
To apply: Create a TV commercial targeted to middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking

31. Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

Award: $7,500 – $15,000
To apply: Create a video that describes what you will do to help make teens safer drivers

32. National ACT High School Poster Contest

Award: $1,000 – $5,000
To apply: Create an original poster that persuades others to take the ACT

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