July 17, 2008 by Mara Strom
July is more than half-way through, which means you’re probably starting to think about heading off (or back) to school. Believe it or not, it isn’t too late to earn a few more thousand dollars for your college education. This week, we’ve got a list of three great opportunities, that could net you over $23,000! So amidst your busy back-to-school shopping schedule, be sure to leave yourself some time to fill out a few scholarship apps.
1. CosmoGIRL of the Year Scholarship: $20,000 (3/28/12 – Award may not be available)
You’re odds are about one in a million to land this scholarship, but it’s still one sweet deal (and not a lot of work.) In 300 words or less, express why you deserve to be CosmoGIRL of the Year. (Yes, you must be a female to apply!) Focus your essay on what you’ve done, big or small, to make your school, community or the world a bigger place. The winning applicant will earn a $20,000 scholarship for college plus a trip to New York City to participate in the annual Born to Lead awards event in November. The deadline for applications is July 28, 2008.
2. Academic Scholarship for NRAEF ManageFirst Program: From $2,500
Are you a chef in training? If you are enrolled in an accredited culinary institute or food service management program, then you may be eligible to win an academic scholarship of $2,500 or more. Qualified applicants must have completed at least one semester of study and earned at least one ManageFirst certificate. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2008.
3. The Lincoln Forum / Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest: $1,000
This coming February, America will celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday. Does the U.S. President who presided over the Civil War still have relevance for American society of today? If you have an opinion to share, you could win $1,000. In 1,500 – 5,000 words, expound on the following question: “What relevance, if any, does Lincoln’s life and accomplishments have to the challenges faced by today’s generation?” To be eligible, you must have been enrolled in an American college or university during the spring semester 2008. First prize is $1,000; second prize is $500 and third prize is $250. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2008.
We love celebrating success stories, so please be sure to leave us a comment if you land a scholarship from one of our scholarship listings.