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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.


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!


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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The 2014 Scholarship Marathon: Hosted By Cappex & College Greenlight

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We know the scholarship search is priority #1 for the majority of college-bound students. Whether you’ve been churning through scholarship applications all season, are running behind on your search, or don’t know where to begin, the Cappex + College Greenlight Scholarship Marathon is the resource you need. Last year’s inaugural Scholarship Marathon hosted by College Greenlight was wildly succesful and this time around Cappex is joining in as a co-host for the 2014 event on Saturday, March 22nd from 9:00am to 9:00pm. 

What is The Scholarship Marathon? 

The Scholarship Marathon is a free online event that runs all day at Anytime from  9am to 9pm CST, students can join us online to apply to scholarships, view presentations from scholaship experts, and win prizes. Last year, a number of College Greenlight Scholarship Marathon participants were rewarded for applying to an incredible amount of scholarships. The students efforts impressed both the Greenlight and Cappex team. 

How is The Scholarship Marathon different from applying for scholarships on your own?

During the Scholarship Marathon, students have access to one-on-one help from the Cappex team as well as free webinars from scholarship experts. The team will be on hand all day to answer scholarship application questions. The insider scholarship tips and advice will help you finalize your scholarship applications to put you on track to win money for college.

If you still aren’t convinced to register now, did we mention the bonuses? Hourly raffles and giveaways. Cappex will also award a $1,000 scholarship to the student who best represents the spirit behind the Scholarship Marathon. 

How to Participate

Simply register for the Scholarship Marathon online at this link! You’ll want to make sure to complete your Cappex profile to get matched to scholarships. On the day of the Marathon, you’ll log on to Cappex and click the Scholarship Marathon banner to join us online to upload proof of your completed scholarship applications, enter raffles and giveaways, ask scholarship application questions, and view free webinars from scholarship experts!

Click here to attend the 2014 Scholarship Marathon, hosted by Cappex & College Greenlight!