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63 Scholarships with May 2014 Deadlines

dollar_flower_iStock_000005779382XSmallWinter is finally over and spring is here! Celebrate by applying for one of these great scholarships before they expire in May.

1. American Academy of Chefs College Scholarships

Deadline: May 1      Award: varies
For culinary or pastry arts majors

2. Engineering Technology Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $3,000 – $5,000
For engineering technology majors preparing for a career in the HVACR profession

3. Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $3,000
For students pursuing a career in the performing arts

4. Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $3,000
For students pursuing a career in the visual arts

5. Scholarship for Students who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf

Deadline: May 1      Award: $1,000
For students who are deaf or hard of hearing

6. MG James Ursano Dependent Children of Soldiers Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 1      Award: $1,000
For children of soldiers

7. Ecolab Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $1,000 – $2,000
For hospitality majors

8. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $1,000 – $3,000
For Hispanic students majoring in science, technology, engineering, math, or a related field

9. Friends of Scott Foundation Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $1,000
For cancer survivors or current cancer patients

10. IAPMO Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: May 1      Award: $1,000
Must write an essay on a given topic related to energy and the plumbing/mechanical industry

11. MedPro Rx, Inc. “Education is Power” Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $500 – $2,500
For students with hemophilia or von Wildebrand disease

12. Swim with Mike Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: varies
For student athletes who have sustained a life-changing accident or illness

13. DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $500
Must write an essay on a given topic related to your cultural heritage

14. Levitt Comninos Carlotti Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $500 – $4,000
For students with a terminally ill or deceased parent

15. Math-O-Vision Contest

Deadline: May 1      Award: $1,000 – $4,000
Must create a video inspired by mathematics

16. Yes! Grace Rocks, Inc. Scholarship

Deadline: May 1      Award: $250
For students majoring in speech, physical, occupational, or music therapy, special education, or nursing

17. Bill Dickey Scholarship

Deadline: May 2      Award: $1,000 – $3,500
For students who participate in golf

18. East Villagers Service Scholar Contest

Deadline: May 2      Award: $150 – $500
Must submit an essay or piece of artwork related to community service and volunteerism

19. CVS Pharmacy, Inc Business Scholarships

Deadline: May 2      Award: $5,000
For business majors

20. MassMutual Scholars

Deadline: May 2      Award: $2,500 – $5,000
For students pursuing an undergraduate degree

21. UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 5      Award: $5,000
For students living with or caring for someone with epilepsy

22. Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarship

Deadline: May 5      Award: $1,000
For Latino/a students

23. James J. Davis Memorial Scholarship for Students Studying Abroad

Deadline: May 5      Award: $1,000
For students studying abroad

24. Ayn Rand “We the Living” Essay Contest

Deadline: May 6      Award: $25 – $3,000
Must write an essay on the book “We the Living” by Ayn Rand

25. Candice’s Sickle Cell Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 6      Award: $1,500
For students with sickle cell disease

26. University Language Services Scholarship

Deadline: May 7      Award: $100 – $500
For students who plan to study abroad or have studied abroad in the past

27. Marketing EDGE Student Marketing Scholarships

Deadline: May 9      Award: $1,000 – $5,000
For students pursuing a career in marketing

28. Google Science Fair

Deadline: May 12      Award: $25,000 – $50,000
Must create a science project in one of the specified categories

29. Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership

Deadline: May 12      Award: $3,000
For students who have demonstrated outstanding activism and achievements on a project or campaign with positive environmental and social impact

30. Educate It Forward ELL Hispanic Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: May 14      Award: $1,000
For ELL students of Hispanic descent

31. National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 15      Award: $1,000
For cancer survivors or current cancer patients

32. James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 15      Award: $2,000 – $20,000
For students enrolled in culinary school

33. ESA Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 15      Award: $3,000
For women and/or minority students pursuing a career in computer and video game arts

34. ThanksUSA Scholarship

Deadline: May 15      Award: $3,000
For dependents and spouses of military service personnel

35. Heinlein Society Scholarship

Deadline: May 15      Award: $750
For students majoring in engineering, math, physical science, or science fiction as literature

36. Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest

Deadline: May 15      Award: $250 – $1,000
Must write an essay in response to a given question related to “Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen

37. Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

Deadline: May 15      Award: $1,000 – $10,000
For women majoring in engineering, engineering technology, or computer science

38. Conestoga Bank “Future of Banking” Scholarship

Deadline: May 15      Award: $1,000
Must write an essay on a topic related to the future of banking

39. Alphonso Deal Scholarship

Deadline: May 16      Award: $500
For students studying law enforcement or criminal justice

40. KODAK Student Scholarship Award

Deadline: May 16      Award: $3,000 – $4,000
For students pursuing a degree in film, film production, or cinematography

41. Ray Greenly Scholarship

Deadline: May 16      Award: $10,000 – $25,000
For students majoring in an area relevant to digital retail

42. Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship

Deadline: May 19      Award: $500
For students who are applying to a study abroad program

43. NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 22      Award: varies
For students enrolled in a professional nursing degree program

44. I’m First Scholarship

Deadline: May 23      Award: $1,000
For first-generation college students

45. Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

Deadline: May 23      Award: $3,000
For students pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate awareness of the issues facing the LGBT community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage

46. A Voice for Animals Contest

Deadline: May 25      Award: $150 – $750
For students who have actively participated in projects that promote the humane treatment of animals

47. Jack & Jill of America Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 25      Award: $1,500 – $2,500
For African-American students

48. National Sculpture Society Scholarship

Deadline: May 30      Award: $2,000
For students studying sculpture

49. FMAA Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 30      Award: $1,000
Must submit a video explaining what the American flag means to you

50. “Launch Your Dreams” Scholarship Competition

Deadline: May 30      Award: $2,500
For US veterans and children and spouses of US veterans

51. Abercrombie & Fitch Future Leaders Scholarship

Deadline: May 30      Award: $1,000
For students pursuing a degree in business

52. Fraser Institute Essay Contest

Deadline: May 30      Award: $500 – $1,000
Must write an essay in response to a given topic about capitalism

53. PBA/NCA Minerva Beauty Scholarship

Deadline: May 30      Award: $1,000
For students enrolled in a cosmetology program

54. Kerope Zildjian Scholarship Competition

Deadline: May 30      Award: $5,000
For student percussionists enrolled in a music program

55. Margarian Scholarship

Deadline: May 30      Award: $1,000
For high school juniors and seniors, college/university students, and graduate students

56. American Dream Essay Contest

Deadline: May 30      Award: $1,000
Must write an essay about the American Dream

57. Chely Wright LIKE ME Scholarship

Deadline: May 31      Award: $1,250
For students who have actively advocated for LGBT issues

58. Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development

Deadline: May 31      Award: $5,000 – $20,000
For students pursuing a degree in engineering, architecture, building and construction management, or chemistry

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

Deadline: May 31      Award: $5,000
Must write an essay in response to a quote from “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens

60. Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship

Deadline: May 31      Award: $1,000
For students living with a terminally ill parent

61. Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship

Deadline: May 31      Award: $1,000
For students majoring in the visual arts

62. Catina Rose Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 31      Award: varies
For students who have been victims of crime or are victim survivors of crime

63. Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 31      Award: $1,000 – $2,000
For students who play for a sports team or participate in club sports

Find these and thousands more scholarships on Cappex today!

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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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