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Scholarship Thursday #6

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June 12, 2008 by Mara

School may be out for summer – but don’t get too comfortable lounging at the pool, especially if you still need some more cash to pad your college fund.  Here’s a look at three great scholarships with mid to late June deadlines that you don’t want to miss.

1) Safety Scholars Competition

Are you a budding film major?  Fancy becoming an advertising exec one day? Just like playing around with your computer’s editing software?  Bridgestone Firestone is giving you a chance to call “Action!” with its Safety Scholars Competition.  Make a short video spot (25-55 seconds) about safe driving and enter it in the competition – you might be one of three grand-prize winners to nab the $5,000 college scholarship and a free trip to Chicago, where you’ll be invited to showcase your video at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show.  10 runners-up will win a new set of tires, a $750 value. The contest is open to U.S. residents, ages 16 through 21, who are currently enrolled as full-time college students.  Entrants must have a valid U.S. driver’s license. Videos will be judged on concept, message and creativity.  Ten finalists will be selected by judges and then the voting will open to the public to select the top three winners. Entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on June 24th.  You’ve got less than two weeks … so go grab your camera, quick!

2) The Mittie, Moselynne, & Dempsey J. Travis Foundation

Entrepreneur and self-made millionaire, Dempsey Travis is President of Travis Realty Company, one of Black Enterprise Magazine’s top 100 black businesses in America.  Mr. Travis is also the author of over 20 books, including An Autobiography of Black Jazz, I Refuse to Learn to Fail, The Louis Armstrong Odyssey, The Life And Times Of Redd Foxx, and An American Story In Red White and Blue.  Every year, the Dempsey Travis Scholarship Fund provides numerous $1,000+ scholarships to U.S. citizens who can demonstrate financial need, leadership experience, and academic excellence (minimum 2.8 GPA) – as well as write a compelling 3-page book report on one of Mr. Travis’ books.  The application deadline is June 30.

3) ESSENCE Next Generation Scholarship Fund

ESSENCE Magazine, together with the Sallie Mae Fund, is committed to making college more accessible for the next generation of African American female leaders.  The five national winners receive a $5,000 scholarship each, all-inclusive trip to the ESSENCE Young Women’s Leadership Conference in 2008, and recognition in the October 2008 issue of ESSENCE.  Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens, African American females in their senior year of high school or freshman year of college.  Successful applicants must have minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate experience in leadership and community service.  Only those applicants with a family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less will be considered. Application deadline is June 15th.

Good luck to you! And since we love celebrating success stories, please leave us a comment if you land a scholarship from one of scholarship listings.

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