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Summer is great time to get big parts of your college search done, including finding scholarships to help pay for your college tuition.
We’ve put together a list of 5 broad and easy-to-apply-to scholarships with deadlines approaching at the end of May and early June.
See if you’re a match and apply today!
1. CarDonors.com Scholarship
Deadline-May 31 Amount-$500
2. C.I.P. Scholarship
Deadline-May 31 Amount-$1,500
3. Proof-Reading.com Scholarship
Deadline-June 1 Amount-$1,500
4. The Big Dig Scholarship
Deadline-June 1 Amount- $3,000
5. Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship
Deadline-June 1 Amount-$1,000
Want more scholarships? Make a profile on Cappex.com to get your scholarship matches.
At some point before you graduate high school, you will inevitably run into–whether on Facebook Chat or at the farmer’s market–an older friend who’s home from college. That person will congratulate you on graduating, get you excited for college, and then proceed to give you a list of things you just have to do before heading off to college.
That list might include making a scrapbook of you and your BFF’s, ditching a class for “Senior Ditch Day” or scribing your initials into a bathroom stall to leave your “legacy”–whatever you need to do to feel emotionally prepared to leave your home and friends for a new place.
But there are also some things you’ll need to do logistically before you head off to college:
1. Clean your room
Not only will your parents appreciate the effort, but after 18 years of stuffing teddy bears and gifts from your grandma under your bed, you might find something you could actually use in your college dorm room–maybe it’s a poster, a blanket or a pair of slippers. Whatever you wind up discovering in the ether of your walk-in closet or bottomless drawer, sorting through your inventory can keep you from buying things you already have and save you some money.
2. Cook a meal in the microwave
A time will come in your college life when you will discover that for any number of reasons–strange hours, cold weather, etc–the trek to the cafeteria or a local restaurant is not worth your time. In that case, to stave off your hunger, you’ll have to compose something in your dorm room with nothing but a microwave. There are plenty of microwavable meals out there, but you can get creative too. Teach yourself some microwave lessons before you head off. Here’s one for a pizza bagel, and here’s one for Rice Krispy treats.
3. Save/transfer files on you computer
Many students use different computers when they head off to college. Sometimes they get brand new ones, other times they use their school’s state-of-the-art computer labs. Either way, you might have some files–like pictures, papers, music, etc.–you want to keep with you in college. Make sure to either transfer those files to your new computer, a hard drive, flash drive or even email certain things you might want–like that picture of your dog in a Halloween costume.
4. Get a check-up
College means freedom! It also means your mom’s not going to be there to bring you chicken noodle soup the minute your temperature climbs to 99 degrees. So, just to play it safe, get a check-up before you head off to school. Make sure you’re healthy and/or that you have the prescriptions you’ll need for college. You’d be surprised how many college-bound high school seniors don’t even know how to unscrew the lid to get a Flinstones vitamin, so make sure you’re healthy and ready to take care of yourself in the fall.
5. Practice living on a budget
The most popular game in college is going as close to $0 in your bank account without overdrawing. All the kids are playing it! If this game doesn’t sound that fun to you, draw out of budget plan for yourself before you head off to college. Practice using it and sticking to course. The more rehearsal you have with the budget, the less you’ll feel like a fish out of water when you actually implement it your first semester.
Do you have any other tips? Comment and share your thoughts!
For all you college-bound seniors on the brink of graduation, get ready, because we’ve found 7 great college scholarships that you should apply to today!
You may have already fallen ill with senioritis, but paying for your college education is not an option, and here are 7 easy scholarships to help you start chipping away at that big tuition number.
1. AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest
You’re probably tired of test-taking, but for a chance to win $2,000, we have a feeling that you’ll muster up motivation. 10 scholarships will be granted to applicants who read an essay about automatic fire sprinklers and take an open-book test about it online.
2. CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship
If you have an interest in business and entrepreneurship, completing your application for this big money $2,500 scholarship should be no big deal.
3. Replace My Contacts Academic Scholarship
In just two simple steps, your college dreams will be in focus. After completing a quick survey, submit an essay of 500 words or less to apply for this $1,000 scholarship opportunity.
4. Conestoga Bank “Future of Banking” Scholarship
Have an idea about what the next big thing in banking will be? Bank on your college education and apply for the chance to score $1,000.
5. Potential Magazine Countdown to College Scholarship
Looking for an easy, no-stress scholarship to apply to? Applying for this $1,000 scholarship will take you shorter than the time it takes reading this description!
6. Empower Orphans Annual Scholarship
Involved in community service? Snap a of photo of yourself participating in any community service activity, small or large to become eligible to win a scholarship between $300 and $1,000.
7. Kelsey Harris Writing Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is designed for all you aspiring writers out there! You’ll have fun with this one; all you have to do is submit an essay answering, “Why is life more interesting when you’re happy?”
Find hundreds of scholarship matches, by creating your free profile on Cappex today.
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learn more about admissions, financial aid, and be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
The last couple of months have been so exciting for Cappex as we have seen an outpouring of creativity from students. We received over two-hundred submissions for the $1,000 Trick Out the Cap Scholarship, and now, we have our winner!
Congratulations to the winner of the Trick Out the Cap scholarship, Mary L. of Highland Park N.J.! Her tricked out cap won by receiving the most “Likes” with 321 likes in the finalist round. Let’s give a standing ovation for Mary’s intricate design that will bring her one step closer to paying for college.
Mary and her scholarship-winning design:
In addition to Mary’s winning entry, we’d also like to acknowledge a few of our favorites here at Cappex. These are tricked out caps that show such great innovation in their designs that we had to share them with you:
|Amber L. of Sanibel, Fla.||Rachel C. of Amherst, N.Y.|
|Grace H. of Wheat Ridge, Colo.||Deyaun V. of Port Isabel, Texas
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Thank you to all of our Trick Out the Cap participants. You can see all of the tricked out cap submissions here.
Or, you can get a head start on the next Cappex scholarship here!
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