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7 Scholarships to Apply for Over the Summer

scholarshipsIllustrationIconOver the last couple of weeks we’ve posted a lot about different things about college tuition–the most expensive private schools, the least expensive private schools, etc.  We know your mind will never fully be free from thinking about how much college will cost you, but we can try to help a bit!

Our best advice–start your college scholarship search this summer! Scholarships are one of the best ways to lower the cost of tuition, and these all have simple applications you should be able to do in a short amount of time.

Here are 6 summer scholarships you should apply to now!

See if you’re a match:

1. I Don’t Want to Pay for College
Deadline-June 30
Amount-$1,000
Quick fact-Applying for this scholarship is as simple as making a Cappex profile.

2. A GPA Isn’t Everything
Deadline-July 31
Amount-$1,000
Quick fact- Same as the I Don’t Want to Pay scholarship, just make an account to apply!  

3. OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship Award
Deadline-July 31
Amount-$500
Quick fact-High school seniors through doctoral-level students are eligible to apply to this scholarship.

4. Lincoln Forum Scholarship
Deadline-July 31
Amount-$250-$1,000
Quick fact-3 awards will be given away.

5. Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Scholarship
Deadline-August 1
Amount-$200-$1,000
Quick fact-All years of high school students are eligible.

6. Shut Up & Sweat Athletic Gear Student Athlete Scholarship
Deadline-August 1
Amount-$2,000
Quick fact-This scholarship will be awarded to 3 different high school student athletes.

7. AFSA Second Chance Scholarship
Deadline-August 24
Amount-$1,000
Quick fact-You must be enrolled in college to apply for this scholarship.

Did you apply to any? Any tips to other students? Leave a comment!

10 Least Expensive Public Colleges for In-State Students

scholarshipsIllustrationIconWe’ve given you the list of the most expensive and least expensive private colleges and universities.  But, a lot of you are planning on going to your state schools.

So, since you’ve been requesting it, and US News has the stats, here it is: the ten least expensive public colleges for in-state students.

1. New Mexico Highlands University
Tuition and fees 2010-2011: $2,952
Cool fact: The university’s first president was famous archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewett, known largely for bringing about the Antiquities Act, a piece of legislation important for the conservation movement.

2. Macon State College (GA)
Tuition and fees 2010-2011: $3,082
Cool fact: The school recently approved name and design for a new mascot, The Blue Storm, in January 2011.

3. Fayetteville State University (NC)
Tuition and fees 2010-2011: $3,637
Cool fact: Alumni Darrell Armstrong is the assistant coach of the Dallas Mavericks, winners the 2011 NBA Championship!

4. California State University – Northridge
Tuition and fees:
$3,702
Cool fact: Northridge is home to the National Center on Deafness and hosts the annual International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities.

5. Elizabeth City State University (NC)
Tuition and fees:
$3,707
Cool fact:Founded in 1891 as a two-year school, it became a 4-year teachers college in 1937.

6. University of Wyoming
Tuition and fees:
$3,726
Cool fact: A ring of university buildings surround Prexy’s Pasture, a large grassy area whose name is attributed to the unique rule that the university president, or “prexy”, is given exclusive use of the area for livestock grazing. So don’t mess with the President’s cows.

7. University of North Carolina – Pembroke
Tuition and fees: $3,890
Cool fact: The university was originally established in 1887 as an historically American Indian liberal arts school.

8. North Carolina A&T State University
Tuition and fees: $3,899
Cool fact: NASA is one of A&T’s School of Engineering major partners. How much more legit can you get?

9. Eastern New Mexico University
Tuition and fees:
$3,900
Cool fact: The university’s original construction was hindered for five years by the 1929 stock market crash and proceeding Great Depression.

10. Fort Hays State University (KS)
Tuition and fees:
$3,942
Cool fact:Fort Hays annually celebrates Oktoberfest to acknowledge the Volga German heritage of Ellis County, Kansas.

Do these tuition and fees surprise you? Leave a comment!

11 Summer Scholarships You Should Apply To!

scholarshipsIllustrationIconSummer is a great time to search and apply for scholarships since you can do it at your leisure and not be completely stressed out like you probably are during the school year.

To give you a head start, here are 11 scholarships you can apply to this summer.  See if you’re a match!

1. Abbot & Fenner Scholarships
Deadline-June 18th
Amount- $1,000
Quick fact- Available for high school juniors through doctoral-level study!

2. I Don’t Want to Pay for College Scholarship
Deadline-June 30th
Amount-$1,000
Quick fact- To apply, all you’ll need is a Cappex profile

3. Win-Win Scholarship
Deadline-June 30th
Amount-$500-$25,000
Quick fact- Fairly easy application and lots of scholarship money!

4. Castle Ink’s Green Scholarship
Deadline-June 30th
Amount-$2,500
Quick fact- Not academic-based

5. BBG Communications Scholarship
Deadline-June 30th
Amount-$1,000
Quick fact- Easy application process and need a 2.5 GPA to qualify

6. Share Your Story Scholarship
Deadline-July 15th
Amount-$1,000-$5,000
Quick fact- Financial need considered

7. A GPA Isn’t Everything
Deadline-July 31st
Amount-$1,000
Quick fact- All you need to apply is a Cappex profile

8. Lincoln Forum Scholarship
Deadline-July 31st
Amount-$250-$1,000
Quick fact-3 awards will be given away

9. Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Deadline-July 31st
Amount-$1,000
Quick fact-Easy application

10. AFSA Second Chance Scholarship
Deadline-August 24th
Amount-$1,000
Quick fact-5 scholarships will be awarded

11. R2C Scholarship
Deadline-August 31st
Amount-$1,500
Quick fact-Application should take very short time

Want more scholarships? Here you go!