By tamaraJune is officially the first month of summer break; no more teachers, no more books and no more homework! Of course, it also tends to be the time of year that many students stop looking for scholarships because they believe that all the free money was handed out in the spring. This can be a costly mistake, especially for those who are still a bit short on college funding. What most students don’t realize is that June is actually an excellent time to start knocking out some serious scholarship applications. Students have more free time, so they can apply to more programs and increase their chances of winning. Here are just a few of the many scholarships available with upcoming June deadlines. 1. Media & Technology Blogging Scholarship U.S. high school seniors through graduate students are eligible to apply for this award. Students must submit a blog entry discussing their interactions with technology and how it functions as part of their interactions with society. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Deadline: June 1. 2. FFRF High School Senior Essay Competition Each year, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sponsors a writing contest for high school seniors who consider themselves to be free-thinkers or non-religious. A minimum of five awards are offered, ranging between $200 and $3,000 each. Deadline: June 1. 3. Silver Key Tees Design Contest and Scholarship Silver Key Tees (SK Tees) hosts several t-shirt design contests throughout the year. The winning artist receives a $400 scholarship and $1 for every t-shirt sold (after sales exceed 144). Any U.S. student may enter. Deadline: June 1. 4. Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest High school couples, who use Duck brand duct tape to create their prom outfits, have the opportunity to win one of several scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000 per couple. The schools of each winning couple will also receive a matching award. Deadline: June 10. 5. Tylenol Scholarship Program This scholarship is available to students who have completed one or more years of a healthcare major. Applicants will be judged on leadership qualities and academic performance. Ten $10,000 scholarships and thirty $5,000 scholarships will be offered. Deadline: June 15. 6. Shop Smart Scholarship High school seniors and undergraduate students, excluding those in Rhode Island and Tennessee, may apply for this scholarship. Applicants must submit an essay about money saving strategies they used to help pay for college. Five $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Deadline: June 16. 7. Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Contest Students between the ages of 16 and 22, who possess a valid driver’s license, may enter this video contest. Ten finalists will each receive a set of Bridgestone tires (valued at $1,000). The top three finalists will each receive a scholarship valued between $10,000 and $25,000. Deadline: June 20. 8. BigSun Scholarship Student athletes are encouraged to enter this essay contest. Applicants must be high school seniors or older, and involved in an organized sport. The number of $500 scholarships awarded varies annually. Deadline: June 21. 9. School Pride Scholarship Graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this award. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and submit an essay on the topic listed on the provider’s website. One $1,000 scholarship will be offered. Deadline: June 30. 10. Do-Over Scholarship Any U.S. student, 13 years or older, may apply for this scholarship. Applicants must submit a short response (250 words or less) to the following question: “If you could have one ‘do-over’ in life, what would it be and why?” One $1,500 scholarship will be provided. Deadline: June 30. Looking for more scholarships? Register for a free account with ScholarshipExperts.com and find scholarships that are perfect for you!