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Over 35 July Scholarship Opportunities to Apply For

As we get further into summer, it’s important for students to find and apply for scholarships for their future. Here's a bunch with deadlines coming this month!

It’s July, and things are getting hot! Keep your cool this summer by searching for scholarships that’ll bring down your college costs and make your financial future brighter. The good news is we’ve done a lot of the hard work for you. Below is a list of more than 35 scholarships that you may be eligible for, all with deadlines in July. While this is just a fraction of the possible awards you can find online, it’s a great place to start since the deadlines are coming up soon. Find which category of scholarships you fall into (there may be more than one) and start applying today!

Scholarships for high school students

  • Summer Saver Scholarship: High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with US citizenship and a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible for this award. Applicants must write an essay about what you’re planning to do during summer vacation. Award: $500; Deadline: July 1
  • Baron and Budd Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarship: High school students who are accepted and heading to a four-year university soon should apply for this award. Applicants can either write an essay or create a YouTube video about how cancer has impacted your life. Eligibility is not restricted to students with cancer; the effect on your life could be due to the diagnosis of a loved one. The top video and top essay will be awarded. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: July 8
  • Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing: This scholarship for high school juniors and seniors requires applicants to respond to one of three writing prompts—including narrative, meta, and wacky options—in 2,000 words or fewer. One grand prize winner and two runners-up will be awarded. Awards: Up to $1,000; Deadline: July 23

Scholarships for high school and undergraduate students

  • RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program: Sponsored by the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, this scholarship is open to accepted college students or undergraduate students. Applicants must have a 2.8 GPA or better and submit an essay on your educational and career goals. An important factor for awarding the scholarship is an applicant’s background of RV industry employment or a desire to work in the RV business after graduating college. Award: $2,500; Deadline: July 1
  • Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship: This opportunity is available to high school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors up to age 27 who demonstrate an active commitment to mitigating the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Applicants should be prepared for a 23-question application. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: July 15
  • Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship: High school seniors and full-time college students attending a four-year college or university in the United States are eligible for this award. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and write an essay about the seventh amendment. Award: $2,000; Deadline: July 30 (and November 30)
  • 1st Financial Bank Financial Goals Scholarship: This 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: July 31 (last day of every month)
  • Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship: High school seniors and current college students or vocational students who are diagnosed with a form of autism, including Asperger’s syndrome, or have a family member with the diagnosis are eligible for this award. Applicants must choose one of three essay topics to answer in 500–1,000 words. Award: $5,000; Deadline: July 31
  • Chaffin Luhana Foundation Anti-Distracted Driving Scholarship Essay Contest: This scholarship is open to students under the age of 25 who are currently registered at an accredited high school, college, or university in the Greater Pittsburgh area, including Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia. Applicants will need to write an essay, and the scholarship money must be used toward student housing, books, or tuition. Award: $2,500; Deadline: July 31
  • Eskew Law Scholarship for Children of Convicted Felons: This scholarship is open to high school seniors, current college students, and students attending trade schools. Applicants must be a child of a parent who has a felony conviction, have a 3.0 minimum GPA, and submit a 500-word essay. Award: $1,500; Deadline: July 31
  • Minecraft Scholarship: This is a great opportunity for high school and college students who have an interest in Minecraft! Applicants who are US citizens with a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible. You must write an essay about how Minecraft can be a positive influence on education. Award: $2,000; Deadline: July 31
  • Spirit of Giving Scholarship: High school seniors as well as associate, bachelor’s, trade school, and certificate program students are eligible for this award. Three winners will be chosen from applicants who submit a strong essay of 500–750 words on the spirit of giving. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: July 31

Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • Sharon Stephens Brehm Undergraduate Psychology Scholarships: This program is open to undergraduate students majoring in Psychology at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship will cover direct educational costs (e.g., tuition, institutional fees, required textbooks, etc.), and seven winners will be chosen. Awards: $5,000; Deadline: July 1
  • Stephen W. Cavanaugh Scholarship: Full-time students studying an insurance-related field at a college, university, or community college in Louisiana can apply for this scholarship. The award is given over the course of four years at $1,000 per semester for eight consecutive semesters. Award: $8,000; Deadline: July 20
  • Women in STEM Scholarship: Sponsored by ABC Humane Wildlife, this award is offered to female undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in STEM fields. Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words or fewer on why you are passionate about your STEM field and how you will use it to help the planet and/or human issues. Awards: Up to $1,000; Deadline: July 1
  • NBCUniversal LNESC Scholarship: This scholarship is open to rising college sophomores and juniors who are Latino and attending an accredited college or university. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and an interest in the media and entertainment industry, although all majors are welcome. Applicants must also be a US citizen or legal permanent resident. Multiple awards are offered. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: TBD

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students

  • KB Delta Scholarship: Any student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university is eligible for this award sponsored by KB Delta Compressor Valve Parts. Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum on your educational and career goals as well as why you feel you deserve to win. Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 1
  • Phi Alpha Theta Scholarships: The Phi Alpha Theta honor society awards six different scholarships for outstanding essays written by its undergraduate and graduate student members. The George P. Hammond Prize is awarded to a graduate student member, the Lynn W. Turner Prize to an undergraduate, and four Nels Andrew Cleven Founder’s Paper Prize Awards to two undergraduate and two graduate student members. Awards: Up to $500; Deadline: July 1
  • Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship: This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending a public university in Louisiana and pursuing a degree in Forestry, Wildlife, or Marine Science. Applicants must have been a state resident for at least one year, be enrolled full-time, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and fill out the FAFSA by the deadline. This award is renewable over three years for undergraduates and two years for graduate students. Awards: $12,000; Deadline: July 1
  • Rustica Scholarship: Offered by a company that manufactures barn doors, this opportunity is open to students who share the goal of building America using environmentally friendly practices. To apply, just answer the question, “What byproduct could be created from sawdust?” Award: $2,500; Deadline: July 1 (and December 1)
  • Altec Design Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students enrolled for the upcoming fall semester at an accredited institution. All academic majors are welcome to An essay of 1,000 words or fewer on how you foresee the internet changing your chosen career in the next 20 years is required. Award: $750; Deadline: July 15
  • Avnet Law Scholarship: This opportunity is available for accepted or currently enrolled students in accredited colleges, universities, or graduate programs. Applicants must demonstrate a spirit of volunteerism or community service through a 1,000-word essay. Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 15
  • Creative Safety Supply Scholarship: Students attending or planning to attend a college, university, or trade school during the upcoming fall semester are eligible if you have a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship honors creative thinking and asks applicants to answer two essay questions: one on career goals and one on how you use creative thinking to achieve your goals. Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 15 (and December 15)
  • GeneTex Scholarship Program: Undergraduate and graduate students worldwide pursuing STEM degrees can apply for this award from GeneTex. Recipients may reapply for this award each year, and an essay is required. Award: $2,000; Deadline: July 15
  • Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund: This scholarship aims to pave a path for young adults with HIV or AIDS. You may apply if you are accepted to or enrolled full-time in an undergraduate, graduate, or trade school program. Applicants must submit a short essay and three letters of recommendation, and previous applicants or recipients are encouraged to reapply. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: July 15
  • Media Fellows Scholarship: This scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in a college or university who are interested in advertising and public policy. This includes but isn’t limited to Advertising, Marketing, Communications, Business, Political Science, and Strategic Media. Junior and senior undergraduates are highly encouraged to apply. Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 15
  • R&D Systems Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students from the US, Canada, or European countries who are accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, associate, or diploma program in a science-related field. All science majors are eligible, including Biology, Chemistry, Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Medical Engineering. Awards: $3,000; Deadline: July 20
  • Platt Family Essay Contest: Full-time college students attending an American college or university can apply for this award sponsored by The Lincoln Forum. Applicants must write an essay about how memorializing leading figures of the Civil War has changed in the last 100 years. Prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place. Awards: Up to $1,500; Deadline: July 31

Scholarships for graduate students

  • Viaje de Esperanza Scholarship: Graduate students pursuing degrees to work in mental health and serve the Latino community can apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be studying in El Paso, Texas; Colorado Springs; or Denver, Colorado. A short essay explaining your desire to serve the community is required, and three winners will be chosen. Awards: $12,195; Deadline: July 1

Scholarships for (basically) everyone

  • Dashanna K. McNeil Memorial Scholarship: High school, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing nursing-related fields can enter to win one of three scholarships. An essay is required, and there are two slightly varied essay questions depending on if you’re a high school or college applicant. Awards: $1,050; Deadline: July 1
  • 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: July 20 (same date every month)
  • Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program: Students pursuing education in a science related field such as Life Science, Medical Science, and Health Science should consider applying for this award. The scholarship is awarded twice a year and is open to students from schools, colleges, and institutes within the US, Canada, and European countries. Award: $1,500; Deadline: July 20 (and December 8)
  • MyMozaic ScholarshipMyMozaic’s monthly scholarship sweepstakes is open to US citizens who are 13 years and older. All you have to do is provide your email to apply. Award: $1,000; Deadline: June 30 (last day of every month)
  • CollegeXpress Disney Giveaway: New and existing CollegeXpress users age 13 and up are eligible for this random drawing. To enter, just create a free CX account and answer the following question in one sentence: What’s your favorite Disney movie? You can find a new mini scholarship contest every month in the Featured Scholarships section of $500 scholarship and a $500 Disney gift card; Deadline: July 31
  • Leaders Save Lives Scholarship: This scholarship 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)
  • 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: Accepted year-round on a rolling basis

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