Happy Friday! My goodness, it’s a scorcher out there. All I want to do is sit in the pool! But don’t get out the sunscreen just yet if you still need to figure out how you are going to foot the bill for next year’s tuition. One of the best solutions to your financial aid woes is to hit the scholarship search trail. Each Friday at the Financial Aid Finder, I make your search a little bit easier by posting about three hot scholarship opportunities with upcoming deadlines.
This week, I have a $2,000 scholarship for scuba diving students, a $5,000 scholarship for business aviation management students, and a $1,000 essay competition about the legacy of President Lincoln for President Obama.
If you want to find more scholarships you might be eligible for, try using a free scholarship search engine. But first, check out our on scholarship searches so you can be sure to avoid a scam! Our scholarship section also has plenty of helpful articles on everything from the scholarship application process to writing winning scholarship essays to the truth about unclaimed scholarships.
1. The Zale Parry Scholarship: $2,000
The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences annually awards $2,000 to college students seeking to advance their education or career in the fields of underwater research, equipment technology or hyperbaric research. The Zale Parry Scholarship is named for an internationally renowned woman, who pioneered skin and scuba ocean exploration. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, be a certified diver, and be a citizen of North America. The application requirements includes two letters of recommendation and a 1,000-word essay discussing your personal career goals. See website for deadline.
2. Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship: $5,000
Honoring a U.S. Air Force veteran and business aviation leader, the Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship aims to assist undergraduate students who are pursuing a career in business aviation management. The winner of the scholarship will receive $5,000 toward the cost of tuition and fees at an aviation management program at a University Aviation Association (UAA) member school. Applicants must submit an essay, school transcript, and two letters of recommendation. See website for deadline.
3. Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest: $1,000
The annual Platt Family Scholarship Essay Contest asks college students to address a question of national import. This year, the committee is asking undergraduates, “What lessons can be learned from Lincoln’s presidency by President Obama?” Applicants must answer the question in an essay of 1,500 – 5,000 words. Eligible applicants must be full-time undergraduate students attending an American college or university. American citizenship is not required. See website for deadline.