TFIF, all you scholarship seekers! What a lightening fast week this has been. What are you doing to stay busy this summer? Work? Internship? Summer school? Whatever is filling up your schedule, I hope you will make some time to apply for scholarships as well.
In fact, why not set a goal for yourself: 100 days of summer, 100 scholarship applications. You won’t get all of them. You won’t even get half of them. But even if you win jut 5 percent of the scholarships you apply for, that could translate into tens of thousands of dollars to apply toward your tuition bill next fall.
As you know, every week, I make it easier for you to apply for free money for college by posting about three scholarships with upcoming deadlines. I only search out those scholarships that have wide, national appeal, so hopefully as many of you as possible will be eligible to apply. This week, I have a $5,000 engineering scholarship, a variety of $500 scholarships for Star Trek fans, and a $500 scholarship for studying abroad.
If you want to find out about more scholarships, try using a free scholarship search engine. Just be sure to check out our article on scholarship searches first, so that you can be sure to avoid a scam! Our scholarship section is a great place to learn more about navigating the scholarship application process, writing scholarship essays, and avoiding unclaimed scholarship scams.
1. Golden Key International Education Programs (IEP) Scholarship: $500
If you would like to study or intern abroad, but are worried you can not afford it, here is a great opportunity for you: The Golden Key’s International Education Programs (IEP) aims to promote the cultural immersion of college students through study programs, internship placements and service opportunities in 16 different continents around the world. To support students in their international exploration, IEP offers ten $500 scholarships exclusively for Golden Key members. To be eligible, you must be a student member residing in Australia, Canada or the United States panning to attend an IEP semester abroad program. You must also be currently enrolled in a full-time or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. Membership in Golden Key is required as of the date of your application. The application deadline is July 1.
2. Starfleet Academy Scholarship: $500
The International Star Trek Fan Association (yes, seriously!) annually sponsors more than one dozen $500 college scholarships. Awards are open to any active Starfleet member currently attending a community college, four-year college, or most technical, junior or graduate school. The scholarships include:
- DeForest Kelley/Dr. Leonard McCoy Medical Scholarship for a wide range of medical studies
- James Doohan/Montgomery Scott Engineering Scholarship for engineering
- Patrick Stewart Scholarship for the Performing Arts
- George Takei International Studies Scholarship for the study of foreign languages or studies abroad.
- Armin Shimmerman Scholarship for business and management studies.
- Marina Sirtis Veterinary Science Scholarship for veterinary medicine and related fields.
- LeVar Burton Educational Scholarship for teachers
- Gene Roddenberry Memorial Scholarship for aspiring writers
- Space Explorers’ Memorial Scholarship for all courses of study
- The Law & Order Scholarship for those studying law enforcement.
For more information, or to request a print application, contact the SFA Scholarship Director at [email protected] The application deadline for all the Starfleet scholarship is July 1.
3. ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering College Scholarship: $5,000
The ASCO Numatics scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for engineering students who demonstrate leadership potential in the fields of engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions. The scholarship committee puts special emphasis on students with proficiencies in fluid control and fluid power technologies. Applicants must be legal U.S. residents or citizens who have completed their sophomore year in a Bachelor’s degree program or be enrolled in a graduate program, at the time of application.