August 29, 2008 by Mara Strom
We’ve got three September-deadline scholarship opps for you today. Hopefully you’ll find some time to complete some applications in the midst of all your back-to-school activities.
1. OXY Cash for College: $25,000 (MAY BE DISCONTINUED)
It doesn’t get easier than the OXY Cash for College competition. If you are aged 13-18, ask you parents to head on over to the OXY site and complete their super fast on-line application. One grand prize winner will be selected for a $25,000 contribution to your 529 Plan College Savings Plan. There are also five 1st place prizes of $10,000 each and five 2nd place prizes of $5,000 each. Deadline: September 28, 2008.
2. Red Vines Drawing Contest: $5,000 (4/20/12 – Award no longer offered)
Do you love red licorice (mmmmmm)? Even if you’re not a licorice junkie, you can still win a cool $5,000 if you can create an original drawing incorporating those little red vines. There are three categories — for children, teenagers and adults — and everyone gets to submit one drawing in any single color. Check out the official entry form using the link above. Details: “Red Vines Drawing Contest. Are you a fan of Red Vines licorice? Whether you are or not, this is a great opportunity to win $5,000! Entering is Easy! Submit an original drawing, using any single-color medium (one color), and … must feature the Red Vines logo as well as the Red Vines packaging or Red Vines candy product. All drawings must be submitted on an Official Entry Form.” Deadline: September 30, 2008.
3. Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program: $1,000 – $10,000
To demonstrate its commitment to the academic success of minority students and the cultivation of minorities in technical fields, Xerox is offering scholarships to cover students’ balance of tuition. Qualified applicants must be U.S. citizens with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may undergraduate or graduate, majoring in chemistry, information management, software systems, material science, printing management science, laser optics, physics or material science. Deadline: September 30, 2008.
Good luck and please stop by to let us know if you land one of the scholarships we list here on the Financial Aid Finder.