Unigo Scholarship Alert: August 2016
School's probably the last thing you want to be thinking about right now, but student loan debt is even worse. So take some summer time and apply for these 11 August scholarships. Good luck!
Deadline: Last day of every month
Eligibility: U.S. citizens in high school or college or who plan to enroll within 12 months.
How to apply: Sign up on the scholarship provider's website. That's it.
Awards: $300, $500, or $1,000
Eligibility: Jewish U.S. citizens who are in high school or are college undergrads.
How to apply: In 500 to 1,000 words, describe how you've demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens who are college undergrads majoring in a STEM field.
How to apply: Submit an essay of 1,000 words or less about your interest in STEM fields, your future plans, and how you'll help to evolve science and technology after graduation, your thoughts on emerging technologies, and how you've arrived at where you are today.
Award: £500 (approximately $750)
Eligibility: U.S. or U.K. college undergrads or grad students.
How to apply: Write an 800-word essay about how a scholarship could help you develop your entrepreneurial idea.
Awards: $1,000 (five awards)
Eligibility: U.S. citizens and legal residents with a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
How to apply: Submit a quick form, read an article, and take a short open-book quiz about fire safety.
Eligibility: U.S. undergrads with 3.0 or higher GPA.
How to apply: Write an essay of 600 words or more about how your education will help in your career path.
Eligibility: Undergrad or grad students at U.S. schools with 2.5 or higher GPA.
How to apply: Write an essay of 800 words or more about the impact of credit and debt on an individual's future.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who are in high school or college.
How to apply: Write an essay of 1,500 words or more about why you should start a blog.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who are high school seniors, college undergrads, or grad school students pursuing a career in design.
How to apply: Apply online and submit an original sketch of any design you've created.
Awards: $500 (four awards)
Eligibility: U.S. students of all ages.
How to apply: Submit a 2- to 4-minute video on American transportation.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents 13 years or older.
How to apply: In 250 words or less, describe an incident in your life — funny or embarrassing, fact or fiction — and make us laugh!