Well another week of summer vacation has come and gone, dear scholarship seekers. How many scholarship applications did you complete this week? Why not set a goal to apply for at least three scholarships each week?! The more you apply for, the more you will win.
Of course, you can’t apply for scholarships that you don’t meet the minimum requirements for, so you will need to do some legwork. Check out our article on free scholarship search engines for the 411 on how to find legitimate — and free — sites to help with that legwork.
And of course, I’m here to help! As you know, each Friday at the Financial Aid Finder, I post about three hot scholarship opportunities with upcoming deadlines. This week, I have $3,000 for students interested in pursuing a career in parapsychology, $5000 for students studying road safety, and another $500 for dance enthusiasts.
1. The Annual Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship: $3,000
Remember that post about unusual scholarships? I think this one definitely fits that bill! The Parapsychology Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena, including its annual awarding of one $3,000 scholarship to a college student studying the science of parapsychology. The application process includes past writings on the subject of parapsychology, three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your commitment to parapsychology, and a college transcript proving your enrollment in parapsychology courses. The application deadline is July 15, 2010. The winner will be notified by August 1st.
2. Teens Drive Smart Video Contest: $5,000
Tired of the same old scholarship applications? Here’s a fun one to help get your creative juices flowing. Sponsored by Bridgestone Tires, the Teens Drive Smart Scholarship calls on you to put together a short video about either safe driving!
3. Jessica Karat Dance Fund: $500
While this scholarship may not be huge dollar, it is a nice way to pad your college fund if you are interested in dance or dance education. Recipients must be legal residents of the United States and must utilize the scholarship to pay for attendance at a two or four-year college or universities, or a dance school in the United States. Funds may also be used for attendance at dance workshops or seminars. The scholarship committee will disburse funds directly to the school or organization, not to the individual who won the scholarship. The Committee will make its decisions on the basis of merit, not financial need. As they say, “We want to know about your dreams… and how the program or training will benefit you the dance, the art of dance and the world at large.” Any and all types of dance are eligible to apply — from ballet and jazz to street dancing, Irish dancing and belly dancing. The application deadline is June 30, 2010.
If you would like to learn more about winning free money for college, please visit FinancialAidFinder’s section on college scholarships. Let us show you how to navigate the scholarship application process, write killer scholarship essays, take advantage of free scholarship search engines, and win weird & unusual scholarships.
Good luck with your scholarship applications this week!