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Over 35 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 will 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

  • Savor Summer Scholarship: High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (during the 2023–2024 school year) with US citizenship and a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible for this award. Applicants must submit a recommendation letter and write an essay about what they plan to do during summer vacation, among other requirements. Award: $500; Deadline: July 1
  • Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in WritingThis 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 ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in the US 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
  • Baron and Budd Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial ScholarshipsStudents who’ve been accepted to a four-year college or university for any field 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 10
  • Pedro Zamora Young Leaders ScholarshipThis 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. Award: $5,000; Deadline: July 16
  • Bachus & Schanker, LLC ScholarshipHigh school seniors who’ve been accepted and full-time college students attending four-year colleges and universities 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)
  • Eskew Law Scholarship for Children of Convicted FelonsThis scholarship is open to graduated 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 ScholarshipThis 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
  • Secular Student Alliance Student Activist ScholarshipThis 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 and pursuing excellence in their academic studies. A short video about your secular identity, why it’s important to you, or why you’re passionate about your activism or the separation of church and state is also required. In addition to scholarships that apply to all high school and college students nationwide, there are also unique and state-specific opportunities. Awards: Amounts vary; Deadline: July 31

Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • Dr. Kyle Hornby Annual Scholarship: This opportunity is open to undergraduate students pursuing careers in dentistry, including roles as a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant. Applicants must be enrolled in a pre-graduate-level program at a college or university in North America, have a minimum GPA of 3.7, and write an essay of 1,000 words or fewer about why they’re pursuing the field and the characteristics that make a great dental professional. Award: $500; Deadline: July 1
  • American Indian Services Scholarship: This program is open to Native American students pursuing their first undergraduate degree or a professional/technical certificate. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll as matriculated students at a university, college, junior college, or technical school (including incoming first-years) and enrolled members of a Federally Recognized American Indian or Alaska Native Tribe. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first semester or quarter of college. Award: Up to $2,000; Deadline: July 1 (as well as November 1, February 1, and April 1, depending on when your term starts)
  • Maeband ScholarshipSponsored 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 two- or four-year college or university in the US. An essay or video response answering three questions is also required. Award: $500; Deadline: July 1
  • RV Learning Center Scholarship Program: Sponsored by the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, this scholarship is open to rising sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, submit the FAFSA, and write an essay on their educational and career goals, among several other requirements (including minimum SAT or ACT scores). 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 8
  • Sharon Stephens Brehm Undergraduate Psychology ScholarshipsThis program is open to undergraduate students majoring in Psychology at accredited colleges and universities. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and submit a personal statement about past, present, and future involvement in psychology on campus and elsewhere, among other materials. The scholarship covers direct educational costs (such as tuition, fees, textbooks, etc.), with eight winners selected this year. Awards: $5,000; Deadline: July 10

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 ScholarshipSponsored by ABC Humane Wildlife, this award is offered to undergraduate and graduate students who identify as female and are 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: $1,000; Deadline: July 1
  • KB Delta ScholarshipAny student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university is eligible for this annual 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 ScholarshipThis 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 be state residents 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 ScholarshipsThe Phi Alpha Theta honor society provides six prizes for outstanding essays written by its undergraduate and graduate student members. The George P. Hammond Prize is awarded to a graduate student; the Lynn W. Turner Prize is given to an undergraduate; and the Nels Andrew Cleven Founder’s Paper Prize Awards are offered to two undergraduates and two graduate students. Awards: Up to $500; Deadline: July 1
  • 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 12
  • Avnet Law ScholarshipThis opportunity is open to accepted or currently enrolled students in accredited colleges, universities, or graduate programs. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and demonstrate a spirit of volunteerism or community service through an essay of 1,000 words or fewer. Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 15
  • Creative Safety Supply ScholarshipStudents 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)
  • Law Offices of Jon Friedman Scholarship: Students pursuing undergraduate degrees in Pre-law Studies or entering law school in the fall are both eligible for this scholarship. Applicants may be accepted to any school in the US and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. An essay on any topic related to an area of law that interests you is also required. Award: $500; Deadline: July 25
  • 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)
  • Pittsburgh Injury Lawyers Scholarship Essay Contest: This contest is open to both undergraduates wishing to go to law school in the future and current grad or law school students. Applicants must be enrolled in a US undergraduate, graduate, or law school program. An essay on medical malpractice using supporting case laws and online articles is also required. Award: $500; Deadline: July 31

Scholarships for graduate students

  • The SAIL Scholarship: This program is open to students going into their second year of law school who have outstanding professional promise and leadership potential. Applicants will be evaluated for academic excellence in their undergraduate years and first year of law school as well as their leadership experience, volunteerism or service in the public interest, knowledge of and/or dedication to social/cultural issues of any one or more AAPI communities, and commitment to “pay it forward.” The scholarship is split evenly over the recipient’s second and third year of law school. Award: $7,500; 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 and 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) and $2,500 (scholarship drawing); Drive time frames: June 1–August 31 (and December 15–January 15)
  • Bryant Gladney Paramedic Education Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students who are attending a program to become a paramedic. Students must display a strong passion for serving their community and plan to pursue a lifelong career in emergency medicine. Four scholarships are awarded per semester. Awards: $1,500; Deadline: July 1
  • Vegetarian Video Scholarship: Non-meat eaters who are passionate about sharing their lifestyle with others should enter this contest. Applicants must submit a video about what they want others to know about vegetarianism and/or veganism. This opportunity is open to students of all ages, with multiple cash prizes offered. Awards: Up to $200; Deadline: July 15
  • Debt.com Scholarship for Aggressive Scholarship Applicants: Debt.com is awarding students just for applying for other scholarships! All you have to do is apply for as many opportunities as you can, collect all your confirmation emails, and write a short statement about yourself. This scholarship is offered every two months, with one entry selected based on the number of applications and the quality of the essay. (Debt.com says it is “purposefully vague with these rules to give students who seek the most scholarships the best chance of winning.”) Award: $500; Deadline: July 15
  • Innovation in Education ScholarshipThis 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)
  • Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin Scholarship Essay Contest: This law firm wants to help the future generation of Philadelphia personal injury lawyers, but any student can apply for this annual scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the US and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. An essay (500 words minimum) on why education is important with examples of how you’ve persevered through challenges and obstacles is also required. Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 31
  • Flavor of the Month Scholarship: July is National Ice Cream Month, and Unigo is celebrating like usual with its fun annual scholarship contest. Just write a response of 250 words or fewer on which ice cream flavor you would be and why. Applicants must be US citizens and 14 years or older. Award: $1,500; Deadline: July 31
  • MyMozaic Scholarship: This monthly scholarship sweepstakes is open to US citizens who are 13 years and older. All you have to do is provide your email address to apply. Selection is based on the quality of your MyMozaic profile, including documents, photos, videos, and followers. Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 31 (last day of every month)
  • $2,000 Sally Mae Scholarship Sweepstakes: Sallie Mae offers an easy scholarship contest that both students and parents can enter each month. It’s open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or any US Territory who are age 17 or older at the time of entry. Award: $2,000; Deadline: July 31 (last day of every month)
  • Dashanna K. McNeil Memorial Scholarship: High school, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing nursing-related fields can all enter to win this scholarship. An essay is required, and there are two slightly varied essay questions depending on whether you’re a high school or continuing education applicant. Award: $1,300; Deadline: July 31
  • CollegeXpress Summer Olympics ScholarshipNew and existing CollegeXpress users who are US citizens ages 13 and older are eligible to enter this scholarship drawing. Just create a free CX account (or log back in) during the month of July and answer the following question: Which event in the 2024 Summer Olympics are you most excited about? You can find a new scholarship contest every month in the Featured Scholarships section of CollegeXpress.com. Award: $2,000; Deadline: July 31

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