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Over 30 July Scholarship Opportunities to Apply For

It’s important to keep applying for scholarships that will contribute to your future—even during the summer. Here are a bunch with upcoming deadlines!

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 ASAP!

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 they’re planning to do during summer vacation. Award: $500; Deadline: July 1
  • 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 chosen. Awards: Up to $1,000; Deadline: July 23

Scholarships for high school and undergraduate students

  • 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
  • RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program: Sponsored by the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, this scholarship is open to accepted college or current undergraduate students. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and submit an essay on their educational and career goals. An important factor for awarding the scholarship is an applicant’s background in RV industry employment or a desire to work in the RV business after graduating college. Award: $2,500; Deadline: July 5
  • Baron and Budd Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarships: Students who’ve been accepted to a four-year college or university for any field of study can apply for this award. Applicants can either write an essay or create a YouTube video on how cancer has impacted their lives. 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 essay will be awarded. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: July 12
  • Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship: This opportunity is available to high school seniors as well as college first-years, sophomores, and juniors up to age 27 who demonstrate an active commitment to mitigating the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. A brief personal statement, an essay of up to 1,500 words, and two letters of recommendation are required along with the application form. 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)
  • Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism: High school seniors and current college or vocational students who are diagnosed with a form of autism, including Asperger syndrome, or have a family member with a 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. An essay is required, 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 US citizens and children 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 love Minecraft! Applicants must be US citizens and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. An essay on how Minecraft can be a positive influence on education and career development is required. 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
  • Connie Priscilla Fund: This opportunity is open to Black and African American high school seniors who have recently graduated and are planning to attend a college, university, or trade school during the upcoming semester. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be actively involved in leadership at school or in their community, and reside in a single-parent and/or low-income household. Award: Amount not disclosed; Deadline: July 31
  • Secular Student Alliance Student Activist Scholarship: This program is designed to support students who are activists for secular values on their campus and/or in their community. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in high school or college in the US who are pursuing excellence in their academic studies. In addition to scholarships that apply to all high school and college students nationwide, there are also unique and state-specific scholarships. Awards: Amounts vary; Deadline: July 31

Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • Sharon Stephens Brehm Undergraduate Psychology Scholarships: This program is open to undergraduate students majoring in Psychology at accredited colleges and universities. 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
  • Maeband Scholarship: Sponsored by Maeband, this scholarship aims to help mothers who are also students pursue their educational pursuits. Applicants must be a mom or expectant mother as well as a US citizen currently pursuing any field at an accredited American two- or four-year college or university. An essay or video response answering three questions is required. Award: $500; 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 US citizens or legal permanent residents. Multiple awards are offered. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: July 7
  • Platt Family Essay Contest: Full-time undergraduate students attending American colleges and universities can apply for this award sponsored by The Lincoln Forum. Applicants must write an essay on whether Abraham Lincoln deserves the title of “The Great Emancipator.” Prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place. Awards: Up to $1,500; Deadline: July 31

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students

  • SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students who are pursuing STEM fields full-time at a college or university. There are no age or location restrictions for applicants, but you must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Award: $2,500; Deadline: None; applications accepted year-round on a rolling basis
  • Women in STEM Scholarship: Sponsored by ABC Humane Wildlife, this award is offered to female undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in STEM. Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words or fewer on why they’re passionate about STEM and how their pursuit of these fields will help preserve biodiversity, improve the health of our planet, or alleviate human suffering. Multiple awards may be offered. Awards: Up to $1,000; Deadline: July 1
  • KB Delta Scholarship: Any student currently enrolled at 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 their educational and career goals as well as why they feel they deserve to win. Award: $1,000; 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, meet the GPA requirement, and fill out the FAFSA by the deadline. This award is renewable over three years for undergraduates and two years for graduate students. Awards: Up to $12,000; Deadline: July 1
  • Phi Alpha Theta Scholarships: The Phi Alpha Theta honor society awards six prizes 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 3
  • GeneTex Scholarship Program: Undergraduate and graduate students worldwide pursuing STEM degrees should apply for this scholarship from GeneTex. Recipients may reapply for this award each year, and an essay is required. Award: $2,000; Deadline: July 14
  • 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 for this award, which honors creative thinking. Applicants must answer two essay questions—one on career goals and one on how you use creative thinking to achieve your goals—in addition to having a minimum 3.0 GPA. Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 15 (and December 15)
  • Harold and Muriel Berkman Veteran Scholarship: Offered to US veterans, this scholarship seeks to support students who hold a Combat Infantrymen’s Badge, suffered a serious injury due to combat action, received a Purple Heart, served or continue to serve with honor and distinction, or were honorably discharged from military service. Applicants may be pursuing any area of study but must be attending a university accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 15
  • Harold and Muriel Berkman Marketing Scholarship: This award is offered to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in Marketing. Applicants must be US citizens matriculating to a university accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 15
  • Micklin Law Group Educational Scholarship: This need-based scholarship is open to accepted and enrolled students at accredited US colleges. Just complete the online form and provide a statement about your greatest strength and weakness while explaining why the scholarship will have a significant impact on being able to pursue your dreams. Two awards are available, with one awarded per semester to different students. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: July 31

  • 1st Financial Bank Financial Goals Scholarship: This is a monthly scholarship open to US residents who are 18 years 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)

Scholarships for graduate students

  • Viaje de Esperanza Scholarship: Graduate students pursuing degrees to work in mental health and serve the Latino community should 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: Up to $13,904; Deadline: July 1

Scholarships for (basically) everyone

  • Leaders Save Lives Scholarship ProgramThis 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)
  • Thomas J. Henry Leadership Scholarship: This opportunity is open to all students ages 18 and older, from high school seniors to undergraduate, trade school, and graduate students enrolled at accredited colleges and universities for the upcoming semester. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and write an essay that shares their leadership role experience through school sports teams, clubs, outside organizations, church, or volunteer groups. Submissions will be judged by Thomas J. Henry law firm staff, and finalist leadership essays may also be posted on social media to be voted on via likes, shares, and tweets (social voting is not the sole basis of the final decision but may influence the eventual outcome). Award: Amount not disclosed; Deadline: July 1 (and November 1)
  • 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: Up to $408; Deadline: July 1
  • Innovation in Education Scholarship: This monthly scholarship is open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate 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 US or Canadian citizens. Award: $500; Deadline: July 20 (same date every month)
  • ScholarshipOwl No Essay ScholarshipScholarshipOwl is offering $50,000 in scholarships to 50 lucky winners over the course of the year. Four winners will be selected each month to win $1,000 each, with two additional winners selected in December. Applicants must be residents of the US (Rhode Island and Michigan excluded); Washington, DC; or a US territory. You must also be 16 years or older and enrolled (or plan to be enrolled within three months of the drawing) at a qualified US high school, college, or university. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: July 29
  • 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: July 31 (last day of every month)
  • CollegeXpress iPad Summer Giveaway: New and existing CollegeXpress users who are US citizens ages 13 and older are eligible to enter this random drawing for a brand-new iPad. Just create a free CX account (or log back in) during the month of July and answer the following question in one sentence: Which phone app do you use the most and why? You can find a new scholarship contest or giveaway every month in the Featured Scholarships section of CollegeXpress.com. Award: 10th generation iPad; Deadline: July 31

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