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Over 35 August Scholarship Opportunities to Apply For

There’s still plenty of time to apply for scholarships this summer to pay for college. These 35+ awards with August deadlines will get the ball rolling!

A new school year and fall semester are coming up quickly as we transition from July to August, but there’s still plenty of time for students of all levels to search and apply for scholarships. The list below includes more than 35 scholarship opportunities with deadlines in August for high school, undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. Start scrolling to find free money you’re eligible for that will help you pay for school!

Scholarships for high school students

  • Cappex Easy Money Scholarship: This scholarship is open to US students 13 years of age or older and currently planning to enroll in a college, university, or trade school located in the United States within four years of the sweepstakes. Applicants are not required to write an essay (after all, it’s easy money!), but you must submit a short list of colleges you’re considering applying to. Award: $1,000; Deadline: August 31

Scholarships for high school and undergraduate students

  • Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students enrolled in undergraduate Nursing programs at a college or university as well as high school students who’ve been accepted to a school with an undergraduate Nursing program. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and be a legal resident of the US or hold a valid student visa. A short essay about the impact you aspire to make as a nurse is required. Award: $1,000; Deadline: August 1
  • The Melissa Linville Criminal Justice Scholarship: This is a great opportunity for students interested in the criminal justice field. Applicants must be currently enrolled in post-secondary education full- or part-time (or a high school senior/recent graduate) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. An essay that demonstrates knowledge, ambition, leadership, and commitment to criminal justice is required. Award: $500; Deadline: August 1

Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • Universities Space Research Association Distinguished Undergraduate Awards: The USRA offers up to four scholarships per year to full-time undergraduate students who are working toward a Science or Engineering degree with an emphasis on space research, space science education, or aeronautics-related sciences, including Life Sciences and Science Education. Applicants must be attending a four-year accredited college or university and be within two years of earning their BS or BA in the field. Awards: $5,000; Deadline: August 9
  • Amber Lott’s Health Heroes Scholarship: If you’re a BIPOC student in Texas pursuing a career in Nursing or Respiratory Therapy with a minimum 2.5 GPA, you’re eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must write a short essay on why they want to become a nurse or respiratory therapist and how this scholarship would help them pursue this career. Three winners will be awarded. Awards: $2,000; Deadline: August 10
  • Spark Your Life Scholarship: What sparks inspiration in your life? This opportunity is for students 18 years and older who are accepted to or attending an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must either: 1) Post an original video to Facebook or Instagram—45 seconds to two minutes long—as well as follow Spark Energy’s platforms and use hashtags, or 2) Write a 500-word essay. The submission prompt asks you to express the thing, idea, action, or person that serves as a spark in your life. Award: $3,000; Deadline: August 31

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students

  • SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship: With 12 scholarships awarded throughout the year, this opportunity is for full-time students who are pursuing STEM fields. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and write a short essay about their most significant STEM experiences. This scholarship is open to students worldwide and there are no age restrictions. If chosen, you must accept the award by email within one week of being notified. Award: $2,500; Deadline: None; applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • BioMatrix Memorial Scholarships: Partnering with the Hemophilia Federation of America, BioMatrix offers six scholarships for individuals with bleeding disorders. These awards are available to college and grad students as well as high school graduates accepted to a college, university, or trade school; two of the scholarships also allow immediate family members of those afflicted to apply. Just submit one application, including a short essay, to apply for all six scholarships. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: August 1
  • Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship: Sponsored by PCB Solutions, this award is open to any full-time student attending a college or university in the US with a minimum 2.5 GPA. There are no age restrictions for this biannual scholarship. Applicants must submit an essay on their vision of electronic design, engineering, and manufacturing in the global economy. Award: $1,000; Deadline: August 1 (and December 1)
  • MarvelOptics National Scholarship Contest: Current full-time two- or four-year students at accredited colleges and universities are welcome to apply. Students must write a 300-word essay or film a one-minute video response to the following prompt: Helen Keller said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” What does that mean to you? Writers may post their responses on a personal blog, and those choosing to make a video may post it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube. Award: $1,500; Deadline: August 15 (and January 5)
  • Scholarships 4 Moms: Moms deserve educational support too! This award is for US citizens ages 18 and older who are mothers or expectant mothers. Applicants must be enrolled or soon to be enrolled at a college or university in the United States to enter this sweepstakes drawing. Award: $10,000; Deadline: August 15
  • Future Educator Scholarship: Aspiring teachers should apply for this award sponsored by Mrs. Prindables Gourmet Caramel Apples. Current and incoming college students majoring in Education at US institutions may apply for this award to be used for tuition or other educational expenses. Applicants just have to fill out a short form and tell the committee why they want to be an educator. Award: $1,000; Deadline: August 17
  • The Turco Munoz Domestic Violence Survivor Scholarship: Available for undergraduate, graduate, and law school students who’ve been advocates for survivors of domestic violence, this renewable scholarship honors academic performance, employment, volunteer experience, financial need, and plans after graduation. Applicants must have a genuine intention to serve survivors of domestic violence after graduation. Award: $1,000; Deadline: August 18
  • Boomer Benefits Scholarship: This scholarship is offered to adult students who’ve returned to school to complete their degrees. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents ages 50 or older who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, including community colleges, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Two recipients will be chosen. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: August 27
  • KnowBe4 Veterans, Guard, Reserve & Spouse Cybersecurity Scholarship: This award was designed to help current and former National Guard and Reserve members as well as their spouses pursue degrees that focus on Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, or similar fields. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents pursuing undergraduate or graduate programs full- or part-time, in person or online, with a minimum 3.2 GPA (PhD students are not eligible). Several short essays are required. Award: $10,000; Deadline: August 28
  • Achieve Today Scholarship: This scholarship is open to current college students who are at least 18 years old. Applicants must submit a video or audio of three to five minutes or write an essay of at least 800 words on one of four principles of personal development. Award: $1,000; Deadline: August 31 (and December 31)
  • Brigadier General Albin F. Irzyk Veteran Scholarship: If you’re a college student as well as a veteran, this scholarship is for you. Applicants may be pursuing any major or area of study but must be US citizens who are matriculating to a university accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Award: $2,000; Deadline: August 31
  • Clubs of America Scholarship: This scholarship is open to current college students pursuing any academic major with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit an essay of 600 words or fewer or a YouTube video no longer than five minutes on their career aspirations and how their current studies will help them achieve success. Award: $1,000; Deadline: August 31
  • iVein Health & Wellness Scholarship: Take care of yourself and win money for college! Current full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending an accredited college or university can apply for this award. Applicants must have a minimum 3.7 GPA and write an essay of 800–1,000 words on practical ways to sustain a healthy lifestyle in college and beyond. Students must also demonstrate detailed knowledge of the importance of health and wellness based on personal experiences. Award: $2,500; Deadline: August 31 (and December 31)
  • 1st Financial Bank Financial Goals ScholarshipThis is a monthly scholarship open to US residents who are 18 or older and planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a college degree program. This is a random drawing, but it does require you to submit a short essay of 500 words or fewer. Award: $2,000; Deadline: August 31 (last day of every month)

Scholarships for graduate students

  • Women in Finance Scholarship: This award from Numerix/FINCAD encourages and supports talented women pursuing careers in the financial world. Applicants may be citizens of any country and must be enrolled in and attending a master's or PhD Finance program on a full-time basis with less than 10 years of total work experience and less than five years of professional experience in finance. Half the award is paid directly to the winner, and the other half is paid directly to the educational institution to assist with tuition. Award: $20,000; Deadline: August 4
  • AKA-EAF Graduate Scholarships: Sponsored by the Education Advancement Foundation, two scholarships are available for full-time graduate students at accredited degree-granting institutions who demonstrate community service and involvement. The merit award requires applicants to have a minimum 3.0 GPA, while the financial need award requires a minimum of 2.5. Documentation of a project, research, or other scholarly pursuit is required. Awards: Amounts not disclosed; Deadline: August 15
  • Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student Scholarship: This annual scholarship is open to students enrolled at an accredited law school in the US to help pay for tuition, books, and other law school expenses. One winner will be chosen based on need and commitment to helping others. Award: $3,000; Deadline: August 31

Scholarships for (basically) everyone

  • Employment BOOST Academic Scholarship: This scholarship is open to US high school seniors as well as two- and four-year college students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Applicants may be pursuing any major, but one of two scholarships awarded will be given to a student pursuing Business or STEM fields. Applicants must submit an essay between 500–1,000 words. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: None; applications accepted year-round on a rolling basis
  • Taylor Swift 1989 Scholarship: This opportunity was made for Swifties! Any student at any education level with any GPA is eligible to apply to win this award from; the only requirement is to be a fan of Taylor’s 1989 album. Award: $1,989; Deadline: August 1
  • Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship: High school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students pursuing careers in Athletic Training, Psychology, Biology, Kinesiology, Nursing, General Medicine, Dentistry, Behavioral Sciences, Personal Training, Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, Health & Physical Fitness, Exercise Science, Sports & Recreation Management, Health Sciences, Physical Therapist, or another health-related field are eligible for this award. Applicants must be legal residents of the US or Puerto Rico and demonstrate ambition and academic achievement. Award: $1,500; Deadline: August 1
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Support Awards: This opportunity for low-income families offers awards to women 17 years and older who are mothers with minor children. Applicants must be pursuing their first degree (including vocational, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral) at an accredited nonprofit higher education institution in the US. Five scholarships will be awarded. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: August 1
  • Race to Inspire Scholarship: If you’re a runner, you could win this award by submitting a 1,000­–2,000-word essay on what inspires you to run, challenges you face, and what you’ve learned through your running experience. Applicants must show proof of enrollment at an accredited US college or university for the fall semester. Award: $500; Deadline: August 15
  • Rodeo Ticket Student Scholarship: This scholarship is open to rodeo enthusiasts of all backgrounds, whether you grew up going to rodeos or just attended your first one. A short essay explaining what inspired you to attend and what you learned through the experience is required. Applicants must be able to verify their enrollment at an accredited college or university for the fall semester to receive the check. Award: $500; Deadline: August 15
  • Innovation in Education Scholarship: This monthly scholarship is open to high school and college students who write an essay on an innovative project they’ve designed that makes a difference in the lives of others. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a US or Canadian citizen. Award: $500; Deadline: August 20 (same date every month)
  • Lawnpreneur Scholarship: Sponsored by LawnStarter, this scholarship supports students starting or planning to start a lawn care business. Recently graduated high school students as well as current two-year, four-year, and graduate students are eligible, and all academic majors are welcome. Applicants must submit an essay on why they’re passionate about building a business in 500–700 words. Award: $1,000; Deadline: August 20 (and December 31)
  • Castagra Roofing Scholarship: Students passionate about innovation or sustainability should apply for this award. Applicants must be from the US or Canada and pursuing a college or vocational program in roofing or a similar field such as construction, waterproofing, etc. An essay of 1,000 words or fewer on your educational and career goals is required. Those not planning to attend college may still be eligible if they meet a separate set of requirements. Award: $1,000; Deadline: August 25
  • Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program: This opportunity from the American Red Cross is more of a challenge and is open to high school and college students, including those enrolled at trade schools or community colleges. Applicants must organize a blood drive during designated time frames, and depending on how many pints you collect, you’ll earn varying gift card awards and entries into scholarship drawings. Awards: Up to $200 (gift card award) and $2,500 (scholarship drawing); Drive time frames: June 1–August 31 (and December 15–January 15)
  • MyMozaic Monthly Scholarship ContestThis monthly scholarship sweepstakes is open to US citizens 13 years and older. All you have to do is provide your email to apply. Award: $1,000; Deadline: August 31 (last day of every month)
  • NextStepU’s Win Free Tuition Scholarship: This is a really easy contest to enter and is open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. All you have to do is register on to enter this random sweepstakes drawing—that’s it! Award: $2,500; Deadline: August 31
  • US Figure Skating Scholarships: Multiple awards are available for US figure skating athletes who are high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students in varying types of figure skating and levels of competition. Requirements and amounts vary by award program. Awards: Amounts vary; Deadline: August 31
  • CollegeXpress Summer Song Scholarship: New and existing CollegeXpress users are eligible for this random scholarship drawing. To enter, just create a free CX account (or log back in) and answer the following question: What is your favorite song to listen to during the summer? You can find a new mini scholarship contest every month in the Featured Scholarships section of Award: $1,500; Deadline: August 31

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