After a rather long spring break, the Financial Aid Finder is back with our Scholarship Thursday update. This week, we’ve got three hot scholarship opportunities with deadlines of this weekend. You don’t have much time, so get to it!
1) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholars
Remember our article on Monday about the growing need for financial aid among community college students? Well, here’s the perfect way to nip that need in the bud: Coca Cola is awarding 350 one-time $1,000 scholarships to students attending a two-year college. Applicants must demonstrate leadership and excellence through their academic record, as well as their involvement in community service and/or employment. To apply, you can be a high school senior or an already matriculated 2-year college student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. The deadline is May 31, and you have to be nominated by your school — so get on the phone now!
2) Scholarship.com Business Scholarship for Undergraduates
May 31 is also the deadline for Scholarship.com’s $1,000 scholarship for undergraduate students majoring in business (or any one of 18 other related fields — like marketing, accounting, hotel management and even sports management.) Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, registered user of scholarships.com (it’s free), and a high school senior or matriculated 4-year college student. To win, just write a 250 to 350-word essay (no more, no less, or you’ll be disqualified) on the topic chosen (see website).
3) The Joe Foss Memorial Day Scholarship (Note 12/17/12 – This award may no longer be offered)
Memorial Day has come and gone — but you’ve still got a few days left to enter this amazing $5,000 Memorial Day “Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death…” scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by the Joe Foss Institute, which was founded in 2001 to teach students about American history and to foster their sense of patriotic pride. In honor of Memorial Day, the Joe Foss Institute is awarding the winning junior and senior high school student a $5,000 scholarship to be applied to the cost of their future higher education. Applicants must write a 1,500-word essay on the topic chosen (see website). Essays must be your original work, as verified by your teacher. Application deadline is May 31.
Good luck to you! And since we love celebrating success stories, please leave us a comment if you land a scholarship from our Scholarship Thursday listings. Cake’s on me!