June 26, 2008 by Mara Strom
After last week’s one-shot, social networking scholarship opportunity (you still have a few days left to win it!), our normal three-for-Thursday format is back. Hopefully you’ll find some free money for college from one of these scholarships, all of which have either June 30th or July 1st deadlines. Not a lot of time left, so get to it!
1. Focus on Your Possibilities Scholarship Program: $5,000
If you’re an adult with ADHD, you know how challenging it is to pursue higher education – especially outside of the traditional frameworks. Now there’s help to fund your college costs with one of Eli Lilly and Company’s 21 $5,000 educational scholarships given out every year. Awards are based on merit and go to those who have demonstrated initiative, passion and dedication to their education. Eligible candidates must be at least 25 years of age, currently undergoing treatment for adult ADHD, and enrolled in an accredited public or private undergraduate or graduate school. Scholarship winners must be willing to share their personal story with the media. You can download an application from the Eli Lilly and Company website, but you must submit it by mail. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 1. Winners will be notified by mail at the end of July.
2. Do-Over Scholarship: $1,000
The free on-line scholarship search engine Scholarship Experts is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the five best essay writers on the topic, “If you were given one ‘do-over,’ would you: (a) use it for yourself; (b) give it to another person; or (c) choose not to use it? Please explain your choice.” Essays must be submitted online and cannot exceed 250 words. Competition will be stiff: Last year, the site received over 10,000 applications. To be eligible, you must be at least 13 years old and currently enrolled or planning to enroll no later than 2013 in an accredited college or university. Apply online no later than June 30, 2008 at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Scholarship winners will be notified by the end of August.
3.Culinary Arts Scholarship: $1,000
Do you dream of being the next Rachel Ray or Iron Chef? The free online scholarship search engine, Scholarships.com, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the winning essayist on the topic, “What has influenced your decision to pursue a career in the culinary arts?” Essays must be submitted online and should be no shorter than 250 words – and no longer than 350 words. To qualify, you must be a registered member of scholarships.com, and be enrolled or planning to enroll in the fall in one of the eligible academic majors for Culinary Arts or Design. The deadline is July 1
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. FAF loves to celebrate FREE money for college!