Now that summer has ended, students are finally heading back to school. For high school seniors, the days of relaxing by the pool and sleeping in are definitely over. The next few months will be packed with visiting campuses, filling out college applications, and writing those dreaded college essays. Of course, another task that should already be on their plates is applying for scholarships, but they aren’t the only ones who should be looking for free money for college. High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors should begin looking for opportunities, too, as well as current college students. There are plenty of big money scholarships with deadlines in September, so everyone should be setting aside some time to apply for awards this month. Here are just a few of the scholarship opportunities waiting to be won.
It can be difficult staying awake while reading all those school books. Submit a photo showing how you ‘Beat the Boredom’ and you could win $500. Any U.S. student, 18 years or older, may enter. Deadline: September 9.
Glamour Magazine provides nine $3,000 and one $20,000 scholarship to women who are full-time juniors in college. All winners will also receive a trip to New York City and recognition in the magazine. Deadline: September 15.
If you are a current undergraduate student, you may be eligible for one of four $500 scholarships provided through this fun contest. No application is needed, just a simple tweet about how technology has improved your life is all that is required. Deadline: September 18.
If you could say one thing to the world, what would it be? Once you figure it out, submit it for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship. Any U.S. student, 13 years or older, may apply. Deadline: September 30.
Students who are new to scholarships may want to check out some of my previous articles on scholarship applications. There are some good tips on how to spot a scholarship scam and how to write a winning essay.
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