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Scholarship Saturday: August 2021

Looking for free money to pay for college? Check out this month's round-up of featured awards for Scholarship Saturday!

Scholarships are an incredibly important part of being able to afford your college journey. Unlike student loans, you don’t need to pay scholarship money back, so you should apply to as many as possible! Each month, CollegeXpress highlights upcoming awards and contests as part of “Scholarship Saturday” to help make your search a little easier. Check out the featured awards below, and be sure to apply if you’re eligible. Good luck!

Upcoming deadlines

$2,000 | Easy Scholarship: Share a Calming Self-Care Checklist with a Friend to Keep Them Safe on the Road
Deadline: September 20
Info: Applicant must be between the ages of 13–25. You could win an easy $2,000 scholarship by sharing a mental health and road safety checklist to help a friend practice self-care and stay safe on the road. Motor vehicle crashes continue to be one of the leading causes of death among young people and according to multiple studies, adolescents experiencing psychological distress report higher levels of risky driving. Take two minutes to print our checklist of four calming self-care practices (or make your own!). Then share a photo (if sharing in person) or screenshot (if sharing digitally) of you sharing the checklist with a friend and encourage them to keep it in their vehicle or wallet and use the four steps to calm their mental and emotional state before getting on the road. Remember to include a text keyword for them to access our mental health and road safety guide. You'll protect your friends and be entered for a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship. Win-win!

$1,000 | Moolahspot Scholarship
Deadline: August 31
Info: Applicant must be at least 16 years of age and be planning on or be currently attending college or graduate school. Applications must be completed in English. Selection is based upon a short essay.

$1,000 | Last-Chance Summer Scholarship Contest
Deadline: August 31
Info: Applicants must be older than 13 years older. Register on CollegeXpress and answer one question: With summer ending and school about to begin, what’s one thing you did this summer to jump-start your college search?

$1,000 | C.I.P. Scholarship
Deadline: August 31
Info: Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US, 17 years of age or older, who is currently enrolled in or plans to enroll in a program of higher education within the next 12 months. Applicant may be a full- or part-time student and attend a campus-based or online program.

$1,000 | Sam's Legacy - Fighting to End Drunk Driving Scholarship
Deadline: September 1
Info: To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be at least currently enrolled in an academic program that includes current high school seniors and college students with plans to continue their education in the fall of 2021. They must also have maintained a 3.0 or higher GPA in school/and or college.

Total: $6,000

Want to continue the scholarship search? Find even more awards using our Scholarship Search tool, and check in with CollegeXpress next month for another Scholarship Saturday.

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