July 10, 2008 by Mara Strom
Welcome to Scholarship Thursday! Did you know that scholarships are FREE money for college? This week we’ve got three great opportunities for you to earn some of that FREE money. Each of these scholarships has a deadline of July 15, so time is of the essence. Good luck and please let us know if you land a scholarship that was featured here. At FAF, we love a happy ending!
1. Emc2 Election Multimedia Contest: $2,000
Do you have an opinion on energy security, genetic engineering, stem cell research or space militarization? If you could share your thoughts about a science, technology or health issue with the next American President, what would you tell him? Student Pugwash USA (SPUSA), a nonprofit educational organization devoted to multi-dimensional scientific study, is offering a $2,000 grand prize scholarship to the student with the best message. Share your ideas in a 5-minute video (uploaded to YouTube), a 5-minute digital podcast or a 750-word written essay. Eligible candidates must between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of their submission. The contest deadline is July 15.
2. Access Group One Less Worry Scholarship: $10,000
Are you a worried law student? Stressed out about finals, mock court and, of course, tuition? Here’s a scholarship that might reduce at least some of your angst – to the tune of $10,000. Access Group, a nonprofit student loan company serving law students, is offering a $10,000 scholarship to students currently enrolled in any accredited U.S. law school. To win the prize, make a video no longer than four minutes and upload it to YouTube, detailing all that worries you in law school. A panel of judges will whittle the entrants down to the top 10 – and then the contest will open up to public votes. Submit your entry form no later than July 15th. The winner will be announced on September 1, 2008.
3. Thurgood Marshall College Fund Wacchovia Scholarship: $4,400
Are you a sophomore, majoring in business or finance, attending a HBCU (Historically Black College or University)? If you fit that bill, you might win one of 35 $4,400 scholarships offered by the Wachovia Fund together with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Qualified applicants must be U.S. citizens with a minimum 3.0 GPA. First generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply. Download an application online and apply no later than July 15, 2008. (And be sure to check out the Thurgood Marshall College Fund website, because they have a host of other scholarships opportunities for students attending HBCU, all with July deadlines.
We love celebrating success stories, so please be sure to leave us a comment if you land a scholarship from one of scholarship listings.