$200,000 Of College Scholarships You Can Apply For This Summer

Mekelle Bess
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Summer is one of the best times of year to earn money and save up for fall college tuition. It’s also the best time to be applying for college scholarships that could save you thousands over the course of your education (and we mean thousands).

We’ve done the work for you: Here are the top college scholarships every student should apply for this summer. So get cracking!

1. Cameron Impact Scholarship

This scholarship is for students with high academic achievement who have a goal of public service and/or have been actively participating in community service (Beta Club, National Honor’s Society, other club associations, etc.). It is for individuals pursuing careers in education, nonprofits, government, and/or military who have a stated professional goal of public service.

  • Deadline: September 15, May 15 (two application cycles a year)
  • Available to: U.S. Citizens, must be in the high school graduating class of 2019, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university
  • Amount: Up to $50,000 per year to cover tuition, fees, course related expenses, books and supplies

2. James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for students who demonstrate an active leadership role in the community, athletics, community service associations, etc.

  • Deadline: December 15
  • Available to: All high school seniors and all BURGER KING® restaurant, corporate and field employees, their spouses and children in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
  • Amount: Up to $50,000

3. The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

Since 1998, the Siemens Foundation has awarded over $10 million in scholarships to students involved in innovative research in STEM. This scholarship is for individuals or research teams in math, science and technology fields.

  • Deadline: September 19
  • Available to: undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate students at an accredited college or university
  • Amount: $100,000 grand prize, $50,000 second place, all other finalists receive $25,000

4. Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Contest

Create a unique short video that describes how you want to make an impact with your degree and if you’re a finalist, you’ll also get to throw a football at a college football game to compete for $100,000 in scholarship money.

  • Deadline: August-December
  • Available to: Anyone between the ages of 18 and 24 can compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition.
  • Amount: $100,000 (grand prize), also $20,000 runner up prizes and $2,500 consolation prizes

5. Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship you must submit a maximum 500 word essay on one of the following topics: “Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?” or “How has cyberbullying personally affected you?”

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students
  • Amount: three Awards of $1,000

6. Learn Between the Lines Scholarship Slam

April is National Poetry Month and a time to celebrate the impact poetry has had on you. Think back on reading and writing poetry and the things that you learned about yourself, others and the world. What is something that poetry has taught you? Have you learned something impactful from writing a poem? Seen a new perspective? Submit a poem about what poetry has taught you, for your chance to win.

  • Deadline: July 11
  • Available to: Ages 13-25
  • Amount: $1,000

7. WalletHacks Financial Freedom Scholarship

The Wallet Hacks $1,000 Scholarship is a twice-annual scholarship awarded to an actively enrolled full-time student in the United States or Canada. Applicants must submit an essay about financial freedom and what it means to them. One student will win $1,000 paid directly to their school.

  • Deadline: August 1
  • Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
  • Amount: $1,000

8. Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is available to high school, undergrad or graduate students. Submit a short statement on why you pledge not to text and drive to qualify for $1,000.

  • Deadline: September 30
  • Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students
  • Amount: $1,000

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