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The Scholarship Marathon: Final Checklist

We’re nearly there – only one more day until the Scholarship Marathon! We’re excited for the event and hope to see you tomorrow for a full day of scholarships, webinars, raffles, and giveaways. Remember, the event runs all day tomorrow from 9am-9pm CST.

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If you haven’t registered yet, get started online at this link.

We’ve provided a few tips for last minute preparations to help you get off to a strong start and apply for as many scholarships as you can Saturday.

  • Make sure your Cappex profile is up to date after registering and browse through your list of scholarship matches. Use Competition and Effort ratings to prioritize your matches.
  •  If you have essays to start or complete, now’s the time to do so. Have a trusted mentor, friend, or family member review or proofread your scholarship application materials and provide feedback.
  • If your scholarship applications require supplemental materials such as transcripts and test scores, print and compile these details before the big day.
  • Lastly, but perhaps most importantly make sure your computer and internet connection are working. Whether you’re accessing the event online at home, the library, or any other location, find a space where you’ll be able to focus and take great notes.  If you share a computer with family members, make sure everyone knows you will need it during the marathon Saturday.

Throughout the day, you can upload proof of your completed scholarship applications on our site. Each application will be considered for hourly raffles of Amazon gift cards ranging from $25 to $100. Entries will also be considered for the $1,000 Scholarship Marathon Scholarship!

We’ll have plenty of chatrooms for you to visit where our team and scholarship experts will provide you advice about the scholarship process from how to pay for college to how to write more persuasive essays. You can also look forward to three awesome webinars hosted by different experts in the college and scholarship world:

11am CST: The Science Behind the Ultimate Scholarship Essay with Diane Melville of Transfer Bootcamp

1pm CST: Class of 2015 - How to Prepare for Your Future with Erin Howell of Cappex

3pm CST: Winning Big Money Scholarships with Klondy Canales of Scholarship Junkies

We hope you’ll join us for the Marathon tomorrow!

 

34 Scholarships to Apply for at the Scholarship Marathon

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The Scholarship Marathon is only three days away! Are you ready for it? On Monday, we posted a great list of scholarships just for high school students, but what about scholarships for the rest of you? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Below you’ll find a list of scholarships that both high school and college students are eligible for. So add these to your list, and good luck!

1. Incight Scholarship

Deadline: April 1     Award: $500 – $2,500
Applicants must have a disability.

2. Student Academy Awards Competition

Deadline: April 1     Award: $2,000 – $5,000
Applicants must be filmmakers and must submit an original film.

3. Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship

Deadline: April 1     Award: varies
Applicants must be seeking a career in cosmetology.

4. Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest

Deadline: April 1     Award: $100 – $1,000
Applicants must make a video that addresses a given topic related to nuclear weapons.

5. Build U Scholarship

Deadline: April 1     Award: $2,000
Applicants must be majoring in product design, interaction design, engineering, or computer science.

6. AICPA / Accountemps Student Scholarship

Deadline: April 1     Award: $2,500
Applicants must be pursuing an accounting degree.

7. Champions for Christ Scholarship

Deadline: April 1     Award: varies
Applicants must have surrendered their lives to full-time Christian service and be preparing for full-time Christian ministry.

8. Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 1     Award: $2,000
Applicants must be pursuing a career in graphic communications, printing technology, printing management, or publishing.

9. Beyond the Boroughs Scholarship

Deadline: April 4     Award: Varies
Applicants must be from a low-income household.

10. Great Lakes National Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 5     Award: $2,500
Applicants must be majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math.

11. Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award

Deadline: April 5     Award: $500 – $2,500
Applicants must submit up to three of their own news stories that have been published in a college or university newspaper/publication or in an online version.

12. APHA Get Ready Scholarship

Deadline: April 8     Award: $400
Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to public health.

13. CappexConnect Scholarship

Deadline: April 9     Award: $1,000
Applicants must attend a Spring CappexConnect Online College Fair.

14. Susanna DeLaurentis Memorial Scholarships

Deadline: April 11     Award: $1,000
Applicants must have a chronic disease or other challenge to their physical or mental health.

15. Power Poetry “What Would You Change” Scholarship Slam

Deadline: April 11     Award: $1,000
Applicants must submit an original poem about one thing they would change and why.

16. MyProjectorLamps Scholarship

Deadline: April 13     Award: $500
Applicants must submit an essay about their ideas on the use of multimedia and data visualization in the classroom.

17. ChairScholars National Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 15     Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Applicants must have a serious physical challenge.

18. Tourism Cares Scholarships

Deadline: April 15     Award: $1,000 – $2,500
Applicants must be enrolled in a program related to travel, tourism, and/or hospitality.

19. HotelsCheap General Scholarship for Higher Learning

Deadline: April 15     Award: $1,500
Applicants must answer four personal, open-ended, thought-provoking questions.

20. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship

Deadline: April 16     Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Applicants must be Latino students with a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future.

21. The Independence Foundation Amity Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 17     Award: $500
Applicants must have a physical disability.

22. 9 Beans and a Burrito Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 18     Award: $1,000
Applicants must attend an accredited college in the United States.

23. Create Real Impact Contest

Deadline: April 18     Award: $500 – $1,500
Applicants must create an original work showcasing an idea for a solution to the problem of reckless and distracted driving.

24. Verbal Ink Transcription Services Scholarship

Deadline: April 18     Award: $1,500
Applicants must submit a story about how language has helped them express their voice.

25. Carrie Crystal Stuckert Memorial Art Scholarship

Deadline: April 19     Award: $500 – $2,000
Applicants must be majoring in art.

26. AMVETS Scholarships

Deadline: April 30     Award: $1,000
Applicants must be veterans, active duty military members, their guard/reserves, and/or their children or grandchildren.

27. Great Minds in STEM / HENAAC Scholars Program

Deadline: April 30     Award: $500 – $10,000
Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and major in science, technology, engineering, or math.

28. Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 30     Award: $2,000
Applicants must attend a historically black college or university.

29. Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships

Deadline: April 30     Award: $15,000
Applicants must submit ten pages of poetry.

30. SanDisk Scholars Fund

Deadline: April 30     Award: $2,500
Applicants must be pursuing a career in engineering or computer science.

31. Power Poetry “One Job…May Change My Life” Scholarship Slam

Deadline: April 30     Award: $1,000
Applicants must submit an original poem about one dream job that would change their lives.

32. A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Deadline: April 30     Award: $1,000
Applicants must be majoring in gerontology, long term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology.

33. PFLAG National Scholarship

Deadline: April 30     Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Applicants must self-identify as a member or ally of the LGBTQ community.

34. DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: 500
Applicants must  submit an essay about how they will draw upon their cultural heritage to shape their vocational inspirations, offer creative value to their future employers, and to serve their communities.

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18 Scholarships Just for High School Students to Apply for at the Scholarship Marathon

Scholarship-Marathon-LogoThe Scholarship Marathon is this Saturday! Are you ready? If you’re a high school student and still need some scholarships to add to your list, we found 18 awesome opportunities just for you. Want even more? Keep your eyes peeled on Wednesday the 19th – we’ll be posting an even longer list of scholarships for high school and college students.

1. International College Counselors Scholarship

Deadline: April 1     Award: $250
For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: Applicants must submit an essay about advice they’d give middle school students.

2. Virtual Business Scholarship

Deadline: April 1     Award: $2,000
For juniors and seniors: Applicants must be prospective business, marketing, or personal finance majors.

3. Spence Reese Scholarship

Deadline: April 1     Award: $4,000
For seniors: Applicants must be men who are pursuing a degree in engineering, law, medicine, or political science.

4. AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest

Deadline: April 2     Award: $2,000
For seniors: Applicants must read an essay about automatic fire sprinklers and then take an online test about it.

5. Voyage to Discovery Essay Contest

Deadline: April 2     Award: $500 – $1,500
For freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicants must submit an original essay on a given topic related to US maritime history.

6. ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

Deadline: April 7     Award: $5,000
For seniors: Applicants must be African American or Hispanic and plan to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

7. Susanna DeLaurentis Memorial Scholarships

Deadline: April 11     Award: $1,000
For seniors: Applicants must have a chronic disease or other challenge to their physical or mental health.

8. Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 15     Award: $1,000 – $5,000
For seniors: Applicants must have type 1 diabetes.

9. S.O.S. College Scholarship

Deadline: April 20     Award: $1,000
For seniors: Applicants must have a parent who has battled with cancer and is still living.

10. FiSCA National Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 21     Award: $2,000
For seniors: Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic.

11. Roy Webster Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 30     Award: $1,000
For seniors: Applicants must attend a college or university in the United States.

12. AH&LEF Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $1,000 – $2,000
For seniors: Applicants must plan to enroll in a hospitality-related program.

13. Levitt Comninos Carlotti Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $500 – $4,000
For seniors: Applicants must have a terminally ill or deceased parent.

14. Potential Magazine Countdown to College Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $1,000
For freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicants must sign up for Potential Magazine’s free weekly eNewsletter.

15. Alphonso Deal Scholarship

Deadline: May 16      Award: $500
For seniors: Applicants must be studying in the area of criminal justice.

16. Jack & Jill of America Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 25      Award: $1,500 – $2,500
For seniors: Applicants must African American students.

17. American Dream Essay Contest

Deadline: May 30      Award: $1,000
For juniors and seniors: Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to the American dream.

18. Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 31      Award: $1,000 – $2,000
For juniors: Applicants must play for a high school sports team or participate in club sports.

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