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18 Scholarships Expiring in April

college_scholarshipsSpring is here and if you’re a senior, you’re headed off to college in just a few months! It’s time to tackle tuition costs head-on by applying for any last-minute scholarships you can find. Here are a few expiring in April:

1. Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: April 14
Award: $1,000

Submit an essay on one of the questions about “Pygmalion and My Fair Lady” for a chance to earn this scholarship money.

2. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition
Deadline: April 15
Award: $1,000-$10,000

Students with a research-oriented, water-related science project can compete for this award.

3. Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 15
Award: $2,500

Students who have shown leadership in developing service projects are eligible to be nominated for this award.

4. ChairScholars National Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 15
Award: $1,000-$5,000

Students who have significant disabilities and demonstrate financial need will be eligible for this scholarship money.

5. HotelsCheap General Scholarship for Higher Learning
Deadline: April 15
Award: $1,500

Answer a set of personal, thought-provoking questions to apply.

6. A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Deadline: April 15
Award: $1,000

If you’re studying medicine, nursing, social work, gerontology, speech pathology, or a related field, you can submit a short essay to qualify for this scholarship.

7. Hays C. Kirby Video Scholarship Contest
Deadline: April 15
Award: $1,000-$5,000

This award is for students who create a unique video based on the topic “Keepers of the Constitution: Service and Freedom.”

8. Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 15
Award: $1,000-$5,000

Students with Type 1 diabetes who have remained active in the community qualify for this scholarship.

9. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship
Deadline: April 16
Award: $1,000-$5,000

Students of Hispanic descent who show leadership potential and have a record of civic engagement can apply for this scholarship.

10. New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 17
Award: $2,500

New Jersey students who visit the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and write about their trip will be entered to win this award.

11. Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 17
Award: $500-$6,000

Illinois students who plan to work in the culinary industry can apply for this award.

12. Princeton Review College Scholarship
Deadline: April 18
Award: $1,000

Members of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) will qualify.

13. Active Calendar Scholarship
Deadline: April 20
Award: $1,000

You want to know what’s happening on campus so you can have an active social life. Now, write an essay about it to win money for school!

14. Ayn Rand “The Fountainhead” Essay Contest
Deadline: April 26
Award: $50-$10,000

High school upperclassmen who write outstanding essays on the meaning behind “The Fountainhead” qualify for this award.

15. Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity
Deadline: April 30
Award: $1,000-$5,000

Are you a creative problem solver who lives in Connecticut or the New York City metro area? This scholarship may be for you!

16. Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: April 30
Award: $2,000

For high-achieving students of African-American descent.

17. Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications
Deadline: April 30
Award: $5,000

To qualify, students must have a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and have participated in community service projects aimed at curbing tobacco use in underserved areas.

18. Jain Foundation Merit-Based Scholarship
Deadline: April 30
Award: $1,000

Applicants must teach at least 10 people about LGMD2B/Miyoshi myopathy, a type of muscular dystrophy, and answer questions about their experience.

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FREE Online Event – Understanding Your Award Letter 2015-03-16 12-27-36

Cappex is hosting the FREE online event, Understanding Your Award Letter, on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5pm Central Time! Join our in-house college and career expert as she breaks down the ins and outs of college award letters.


When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5 PM Central Time
Where: Online
Cost: Free!
Who: All high school students, their parents/guardians, and counselors are invited to attend.
How: To register for the event, please visit

Not able to attend the live event on April 1, 2015? No problem! Register for the event today and we’ll send you an email after the event to access the on demand recording.

Topics covered during the event will include:

  • Breaking Down Cost of Attendance
  • Indirect vs. Direct Costs
  • Accepting Denying, or Modifying your Award Package
  • Award Letter Examples
  • Important Next Steps in the College Decision Process

Click here for a printable flyer to share with others or to hang up in your school.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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20 Scholarships with March Deadlines

Don’t leave paying for your college6a00d834cbf07753ef011168929aad970c-320wi tuition to luck! We’ve compiled a list of scholarships with March deadlines so you can find your pot of gold!

Be sure to  check each individual scholarship website for specific requirements.

1. EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Deadline: March 1      Award: $100 – $500
Must write an original essay on a given topic related to engineering.

2. Tzu Chi Scholars

Deadline: March 2      Award: $1,000
Must be a high school senior who demonstrates financial need and has a 3.0 GPA.

3. Engineering For You 2 Video Contest

Deadline: March 2      Award: $5,000 – $25,000
Must create and submit a video on a topic related to engineering.

4. Hamilton Award

Deadline: March 4      Award: $500
Must be a high school junior, have a strong record of community service, show a strong commitment academics, and demonstrate financial and/or personal need.

5. ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest

Deadline: March 6      Award: $100 – $1,000
Must be a high school student and submit an essay in response to a given question related to genetics.

6. Women in Technology Scholarship

Deadline: March 9      Award: $2,500
Must be a woman planning a career in information technology or a related field.

7. American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest

Deadline: March 15      Award: $2,500
Must be a high school student and write an essay on a given topic related to the Foreign Service.

8. Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Deadline: March 15      Award: $500 – $2,000
Must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species.

9. UCT Heaston Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 15      Award: $3,000 – $6,000
Must be a high school senior entering a college program in the coming academic year.

10. ACT Foundation Second-Year Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 15      Award: $1,000
Must be a second-year undergraduate student in the fall of 2015-2016 academic year.

11. Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

Deadline: March 16      Award: $5,000 – $15,000
Must create an video between 60 and 90 seconds in length that demonstrates the importance of safer teen driving.

12. Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition

Deadline: March 25      Award: $50
Must submit up to three unpublished, original haiku poems.

13. Bob Gurnsey Scholarship Awards

Deadline: March 30      Award: $500 – $2,500
Must be a current high school senior and paintball player.

14. TechLaw LLP Scholarship

Deadline: March 31      Award: $500
Must respond to a given prompt related to intellectual property and copyright protection.

15. Rev. Charlie E. & Cinderella S. Taylor Sr. Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: March 31      Award: $1,000
Must be a  high school senior active in church, school, and community organizations.

16. Cognizant Making the Future Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31      Award: $5,000
Must be pursuing careers in a STEM field.

17. disABLEDperson, Inc National Scholarship Competition

Deadline: March 31      Award: $1,000
Must have a disability.

18. MassMutual Scholars

Deadline: March 31      Award: $2,500 – $5,000
Must be an entering sophomore, junior, senior, or 5th-year senior pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university.

19. Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship

Deadline: March 31      Award: $1,000
Must be an African American undergraduate student.

20. TheDream.US Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31      Award: $25,000
Must be a DREAMer who is DACA eligible and has applied for or received DACA approval.

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