By tamara As we slip into the dog days of summer, when you can literally see the steam rising from the street after an afternoon shower, my mind can’t help but wander. I can still remember playing in the sprinklers on a hot summer day as a child, listening for the music of the neighborhood ice cream truck and running after it for my favorite treat. While my days of chasing the Good Humor man may be over, my love of ice cream still remains. That’s why I love July, otherwise known as National Ice Cream Month. This is a great time for you to indulge in your sweet tooth and sample the vast array of flavors available for any discerning palette. Personally, I cannot resist a waffle cone filled with Bruster’s Mint Chocolate Chip. Those tiny boulders of chocolate heaven mixed into a sea of minty dreaminess still make me feel like a child on a hot summer’s day. During a recent visit to my favorite ice cream spot, as I reviewed the flavor board debating over which scrumptious temptation to choose, I realized that many of the flavors reminded me of people in my life. There was Cotton Candy Explosion (my hot-tempered sister), Peach Cobbler (my warm and wonderful grandmother), and Pistachio (nutty, just like my mother), but when it came to deciding which flavor best described my personality, I was stumped. That’s when it hit me! There should be a scholarship contest celebrating ice cream. Luckily, the good people at ScholarshipExperts.com have already thought of that and have launched the ‘Flavor of the Month’ Scholarship. The premise is simple: pick a flavor of ice cream that best describes you, explain why, and submit it for a chance to win $1,000 for college. Any U.S. citizen (13 years of age or older) may enter, but just like ice cream on a hot summer day, this opportunity will soon be gone. So, head over to your favorite ice cream shop, indulge in a little research, and submit your entry before July 31, 2012. Who knows…your next scoop of ice cream may be worth $1,000. Enjoy!