10 Scholarships to Apply for This Spring

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Seniors, if you’re still looking for ways to help pay your college tuition this fall, this blog post is for you. Here is a list of 10 scholarships open to high school seniors with application deadlines this spring—and even a few into the summer, for those of you who need a little extra time!

1. Project Yellow Light
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Award amount: Varies

In honor of Hunter Garner, who was killed in a car accident, this scholarship asks students to create a 25 or 55 second video to encourage teens not to drive distracted. The winner receives a $5,000 scholarship, while the second place winner receives $2,000. Third place gets you $1,000.

2. The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
Deadline: April 5, 2017
Award amount: $1,000

This fun contest asks contestants to come up with a clever promposal idea incorporating Duck Tape, and then posting a photo or video of it to social media with the hashtag #DuckTapePromposal.

3. The American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship
Deadline: April 7, 2017
Award amount: $2,000

Taking an 8-question multiple choice test after reading an essay from the American Fire Sprinkler Association could earn you $2,000. For every question you answer correctly, you will receive one entry into a drawing for one of 10 $2,000 scholarships.

4. Unigo’s All About Education Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Award amount: $3,000

This scholarship asks you to write a short essay (250 words or less) in response to the question “How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?”

5. The Sports Unlimited Scholarship
Deadline: April 25, 2017
Award amount: $1,000

Write an essay between 500 and 1,000 words about how to improve a piece of gear or equipment currently used in a sport for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.

6. The Momentrix College Scholarship
Deadline: May 19, 2017
Award amount: $2,500

For this scholarship, you write an essay of 2,000 characters or less (approximately 400 words) about how the work you put in ahead of time helped you overcome adversity and achieve a goal. The essays will be put online for visitors to vote for their favorite essay. There are first, second, and third place prizes of $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively.

7. The Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Award amount: $1,000

This scholarship awards five winners $1,000 each, as well as gives each winner’s school a $500 grant and Krylon supplies. To apply, you must submit a portfolio, an artistic statement, a letter of reference, and your transcripts.

8. Unigo’s Do Over Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Award amount: $1,500

This scholarship asks you to write a short essay (250 words or less) in response to the question “If you could get one ‘do-over’ in life, what would it be and why?”

9. The Harold G. Henderson Haiku Contest
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Award amount: Varies

If you have a way with words, this scholarship may be for you. Created in memory of Harold G. Henderson, the cofounder the Haiku Society of America, applicants must submit five unpublished haikus. The winner receives $150, and their haiku will be published in the Frogpond magazine and on the Haiku Society of America’s website. Second prize receives $100 and third prize $50.

10. Unigo’s Flavor of the Month Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Award amount: $1,500

Another short essay scholarship, this one asks you to write in 250 words or less a response to the question “ If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?”

10 Scholarships to Apply for This Winter

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This is the second post in what will be a series throughout the school year featuring outside scholarships for high school seniors. If you missed the first post, “15 Scholarships to Apply for This Fall,” many of those scholarship deadlines are still open so be sure to take a look!

Below are 10 scholarships that have application deadlines within the next several months. Don’t forget to check out PUC’s scholarships, many of which are due March 2, 2017!

1. DoSomething.org’s Take Back the Shelves Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Award amount: $5,000

To apply for this scholarship, applicants need to sign up for facts about tobacco and resources for how to get pharmacies to stop selling and advertising tobacco, as well as create an illustration about what should be advertised in place of tobacco products. Artwork can be shared on social media using the hashtag #TakeBackTheShelves.

2. Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships
Deadline: January 18, 2017
Award amount: $1,000

The Ronald McDonald House Charities has four different scholarship opportunities for students:

  • RMHC/Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin
  • RMHC/Asia: Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage
  • RMHC/African-American Future Achievers: Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage
  • RMHC/HACER: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage

Typically winners are awarded a minimum of $1,000.

3. Hollister Co Anti-Bullying Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Award amount: $2,500 (renewable up to $7,500)

This scholarship is awarded to students who have academically persevered while experiencing bullying as well as for students who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities.

4. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: February 15, 2017
Award amount: $28,000

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides college scholarships of up to $28,000 over four years to minority students who show “leadership potential and dedication to community service” and also demonstrate financial need. Typically 60 students are awarded each year.

5. Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
Deadline: February 20, 2017
Award amount: $10,000

To apply for this scholarship, applicants need to have demonstrated “compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.” Two runners-up will receive $5,000 each.

6. Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
Deadline: February 23, 2017
Award amount: $15,000

For this scholarship, applicants need to create a video (up to 60 seconds in length) encouraging other teen drives to drive safely. The grand prize winner receives $15,000 and then works with a professional film crew to reshoot their entry into a PSA to be aired on TV. There are eight other monetary awards for runners-up.

7. Unigo’s Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Award amount: $1,500

Applicants are asked to respond to the following writing prompt: “Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.” Entries must be 250 words or less.

8. Frame My Future 2017 Contest
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Award amount: $1,000

Applicants can submit a collage, drawing, graphic design piece, painting, photograph, poem, or another creative entry expressing what they hope to achieve in both their personal and professional life after graduating from college. Five winners receive $1,000, and the grand prize winner also receives an additional $1,000 to be given to their college.

9. Create-a-Greeting-Card Contest
Deadline: March 2, 2017
Award amount: $10,000

Calling all artists! It’s worth taking the time to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must submit a design for the front of a greeting card and the winning entry will be made and sold as a real greeting card.

10. Unigo’s Superpower Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Award amount: $2,500

How many of us have daydreamed about what we would do if we had a superpower? The possibilities are endless. This short essay contest asks applicants to answer the question “Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?” Entries must be 250 words or less.

Keep an eye out for our next outside scholarship post with scholarships that have application deadlines this spring!

Editor’s note: The information provided on this post is for informational purposes only. Pacific Union College makes no claims regarding the accuracy, currentness, or validity of the information provided here and will not be liable for any errors.

15 Scholarships to Apply for This Fall

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High school juniors and seniors, if you haven’t already started your college scholarship search, the time is now! Below are 15 unique scholarships with application deadlines within the next three months, based on things such as leadership experience, artistic abilities, volunteer service, athletic performance, and more. Even if you don’t have an amazing GPA, don’t be discouraged–there are plenty of scholarships you may be eligible for!

Also, be sure to check out PUC’s scholarships, many of which are due March 2, 2017!

1. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2016
Award amount: $20,000

This scholarship is given in recognition of students for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. The scholarship is awarded to 150 winners each year.

2. The Youth Noise Scholarship Program
Deadline: November 21, 2016
Award amount: $1,000

For this scholarship, students can create a 2-5 minute video explaining how new ideas can shape the world and why education is the key to helping create a brighter future.

3. Unigo’s Education Matters Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Award amount: $5,000

These days, there’s a lot in the news about whether or not college is worth it. Spoiler alert: It is. This scholarship asks students to write a short essay in response to the question of “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?”

4. The Sallie Mae $5,000 Plan for College Sweepstakes 
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Award amount: $5,000

This random drawing selects one winner, chosen December 1, 2016.

5. Niche.com “No Essay” College Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Award amount: $2,000

This random drawing selects one scholarship winner per month.

6. The Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2016
Award amount: $1,000

This is a great scholarship for any student with a motorcycle-driving parent or other relative! Put together a video, essay, or artwork encouraging other students to look twice for motorcycles when behind the wheel.

7. Cards Against Humanity’s Science Ambassador Scholarship
Deadline: December 11, 2016
Award amount: 100% tuition

Funded by Cards Against Humanity, this scholarship is open to women seeking an undergraduate degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). You must submit a three minute video explaining a scientific topic you’re passionate about.

8. The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship
Deadline: December 16, 2016
Award amount: $25,000

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program awards student athletes who have demonstrated excellence not just on their team, but also in school and in their community. Twenty winners are chosen to receive the scholarship; the grand prize is $25,000 while the remaining awards are $20,000.

9. The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2016
Award amount: $1,750

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship is open to students interested in the environment and conservation. To apply, you need to conduct an environmental stewardship project, and write an essay about the project that includes photos.

10. DoSomething.org’s Senior Story Swap Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2016
Award amount: $5,000

This scholarship encourages students to go out into their community and connect with older adults. Sign up to receive facts on isolation among older Americans and tips on how to have the best one-on-one interaction possible to be entered into the scholarship contest.

11. The Fountain Essay Contest 2016
Deadline: December 31, 2016
Award amount: $1,000

Offered by the Fountain Magazine, this contest asks students to write a 1,500-2,500 word essay on the issues facing today’s immigrants.

12. The MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2016
Award amount: $1,000

Presented by MoolahSPOT.com, this essay contest asks you to respond to one of the following questions, in 400 words or less:

  • Why do you deserve to win this scholarship?
  • What is your academic or career goal?
  • Describe what is most important to you and why
  • Or, you can write an essay on any topic of your choice

13. Unigo’s Top Ten List Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2016
Award amount: $1,500

A relatively simple scholarship, this one asks students to write 10 reasons why you should win the scholarship, in 250 words or less.

14. Unigo’s $10k Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2016
Award amount: $10,000

Another short essay contest, students must respond to the question of “Is college worth it for you?” in only 250 words or less.

15. The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 5, 2017
Award amount: $40,000

This prestigious scholarship is given in honor of our nation’s 40th president to students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at work, and within their local community.

Editor’s note: The information provided on this post is for informational purposes only. Pacific Union College makes no claims regarding the accuracy, currentness, or validity of the information provided here and will not be liable for any errors.

10 Scholarships to Apply for This Winter

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If you haven’t already begun your scholarship search to help pay for college, now’s the perfect time to get started! PUC offers many scholarships for various things, ranging from athletics to leadership to the creative arts, but the deadline to apply for them is quickly approaching and we don’t want you to miss out! Remember, you need to be an accepted student and apply before the March 2 deadline.

There’s also plenty of scholarship money available to students outside of what colleges offer – you just have to look for it! Below is a list of 10 scholarships open to current high school seniors that have application deadlines in the next few months. Get to applying!

1. DoSomething.org’s Love Letters scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2016
Award amount: $5,000

There are over 11 million seniors in America who live alone and face isolation on a daily basis. By signing up for facts about older adults from DoSomething.org, you will also receive ideas for making a Valentine’s Day card for a senior to help them combat isolation, as well as an entry into the scholarship drawing.

2. The Christophers Annual Poster Contest scholarship
Deadline: February 17, 2016
Award amount: $1,000

Another scholarship for artistic students, this scholarship asks students to create a poster interpreting the theme of “One Person Can Make a Difference.” There are also monetary prizes for second and third place, as well as up to five honorable mentions.

3. Teens for Jeans scholarship
Deadline: February 29, 2016
Award amount: $5,000

Want a chance to help others and possibly earn some cash for yourself? DoSomething.org is giving away another $5,000 scholarship to a student who organizes a gently-used jean drive for the homeless in their community.

4. Growing up Asian in America scholarship
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Award amount: $1,000

In honor of the upcoming Olympic games, this scholarship asks students to think about a person in their life they would award a gold medal, and why. Responses can be an essay, video, or artwork. The contest is open to all students, regardless of background, but does require entries to be about an Asian or Pacific Islander American experience and / or person.

Please note, this scholarship is only available for students living in the following Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano or Sonoma

5. Toyota Teen Video Challenge
Deadline: March 7, 2016
Award amount: $15,000

If you’re into making videos, this is the scholarship for you! Create a video encouraging teens to drive safer and you could win $15,000. Another sweet perk? If you win, you also get to work with a film crew to reshoot your video entry into a PSA to be aired on TV! Second place also nets you $10,000, and there are 12 other monetary prizes for runners up.

6. Frame My Future Scholarship Contest
Deadline: March 8, 2016
Award amount: $1,000

Applicants must submit a collage, drawing, graphic design piece, painting, photograph, poem or another creative entry discussing what they hope to achieve in both their personal and professional life after college. Five winners receive $1,000, and the grand prize winner also receives an additional $1,000 to be given to their college.

7. Superpower Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Award amount: $2,500

How many of us have daydreamed about what we would do if we had a superpower? The possibilities are endless. This short essay contest asks students to answer the question “Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?”

8. Project Yellow Light
Deadline: April 1, 2016
Award amount: $5,000

In honor of Hunter Garner, who was killed in a car accident, this scholarship asks students to create a 25 or 55 second video to encourage teens not to drive distracted. The winner receives a $5,000 scholarship, while the second place winner receives $2,000. Third place gets you $1,000.

9. Niche.com “No Essay” Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Award amount: $2,000

This scholarship is basically a random drawing every month. Scholarships don’t get any easier!

10. CollegeWeekLive Monthly $1,000 Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Award amount: $1,000

The requirements for this monthly scholarship drawing are simple! Sign up for CollegeWeekLive, research at least five colleges while you’re logged in to your account, and then you’ll be entered into a drawing to win $1,000.

Editor’s note: This is dated material and does not necessarily reflect how the student financial services office at PUC and the financial process currently operates. Please contact your financial counselor for more information.

10 More Scholarships to Apply for This Fall

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This blog post is a follow up to last week’s “10 Scholarships to Apply for This Fall” post, so if you missed that one, make sure to take a look at it for another helpful list of scholarships to apply for this fall season. Also, don’t forget to check out PUC’s scholarships, many of which are due March 2! Our Maxwell Scholar Program now offers full tuition to five students!

Without further ado, here are 10 more unique scholarships available to high school seniors with upcoming application deadlines.

1. The MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Award amount: $1,000

Presented by MoolahSPOT.com, this essay contest asks you to respond to one of the following questions, in 400 words or less:

  • Why do you deserve to win this scholarship?
  • What is your academic or career goal?
  • Describe what is most important to you and why
  • Or, you can write an essay on any topic of your choice

2. Unigo’s $10K Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Award amount: $10,000

For such a big scholarship, the requirements for this one are pretty simple: In 250 words or less, write a response to the question “What’s the biggest challenge facing college students today and how can it be addressed?”

3. Unigo’s 10 Things You Love About You Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Award amount: $1,500

Another relatively simple scholarship, this one asks you to write 10 reasons why you should be awarded the scholarship, in 250 words or less.

4. Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Deadline: January 13, 2016
Award amount: Varies

Sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program annually awards scholarships to 1,000 minority students who have demonstrated leadership skills by participating in extracurricular activities and community service. Students must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American and have a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.3.

5. Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships
Deadline: January 20, 2016
Award amount: Varies

The Ronald McDonald House Charities has four different scholarship opportunities for students:

  • RMHC/Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin
  • RMHC/Asia: Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage
  • RMHC/African-American Future Achievers: Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage
  • RMHC/HACER: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage

Typically winners are awarded a minimum of $1,000.

6. Hollister Co. Anti-Bullying Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Award amount: $2,500 (renewable up to $7,500)

Sadly, it’s estimated over three million students are victims of bullying every year. This scholarship hopes to help put an end to that. Students who have experienced bullying or have participated in anti-bullying efforts at their school or within their community are encouraged to apply.

7. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2016
Award amount: $28,000

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides college scholarships of up to $28,000 over four years to minority students who show “leadership potential and dedication to community service” and also demonstrate financial need. Typically 60 students are awarded each year.

8. Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
Deadline: February 20, 2016
Award amount: $10,000

To apply for this scholarship, you need to have shown “shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.” Two runners-up will receive $5,000 each.

9. Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest
Deadline: February 25, 2016
Award amount: $10,000

Calling all artists! It’s worth taking the time to apply for this scholarship. The contest is to design the front of a greeting card and the winning entry will actually be made and sold as a real greeting card, which would be a pretty cool thing to add to your portfolio.

10. Niche.com “No Essay” Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Award amount: $2,000

This scholarship is essentially a random drawing every month. Scholarships don’t get any easier!

Editor’s note: This is dated material and does not necessarily reflect how the student financial services office at PUC and the financial process currently operates. Please contact your financial counselor for more information.

10 Scholarships to Apply for This Fall

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The fall is prime time for high school seniors to start applying for scholarships to help pay for college. If you haven’t already started your scholarship search, now’s the time! Below are 10 unique scholarships available to high school seniors that have upcoming application deadlines based on leadership experience, artistic abilities, volunteer service, athletic performance, and more. Even if you don’t have an amazing GPA, there’s no need to be discouraged – there are plenty of scholarships you may be eligible for!

Also, if you haven’t already done so, check out PUC’s scholarships, many of which are due March 2! Our Maxwell Scholar Program now offers full tuition to five students!

1. Adopt a Veteran Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2015
Award amount: $5,000

This scholarship encourages students to befriend a veteran, and write a 1,500 word about their experience as well as their feelings about Veterans Day and veterans. Three winners will receive $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 scholarships.

2. Youth Noise Scholarship
Deadline: November 21, 2015
Award amount: $1,000

For the Youth Noise Scholarship, you can create a video (up to 5 minutes long) explaining how your vision on the future, and why education is the key.

3. The Defining Theme of Our Age Essay Contest
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Award amount: $1,500

Offered by the Fountain Magazine, this contest asks students to write a 1,500-2,500 word essay on the topic of “How do you think history will record the 21st century?”

4. Card Against Humanity’s Science Ambassador Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Award amount: 100% tuition

Funded by Cards Against Humanity, this scholarship is open to women seeking an undergraduate degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). You must submit a three minute video explaining a scientific topic you’re passionate about.

5. DormBedding.com #FortonFleek Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Award amount: $1,000

This is one of the coolest scholarships I’ve ever heard of. All you need to do is build a fort out of sheets or blankets, use the hashtag #FortOnFleek and tag @DormBedding on your post on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win.

6. Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Award amount: $1,000

This is a great scholarship for any student with a motorcycle-driving parent or other relative! Put together a video, essay, or artwork that encourages other students to focus on looking twice for motorcycles.

7. The Christopher Reeve Service Award
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Award amount: $1,000

Presented in honor of Christopher Reeve, this award is given to a student who has shown courage, compassion, and caring in serving their community. You must have significant volunteer experience, and be nominated by someone who is not your relative.

8. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship
Deadline: December 17, 2015
Award amount: $25,000

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program awards student athletes who have demonstrated excellence not just on their sports team, but also in school and in their community. Two essays are required, as well as references. Twenty winners are chosen to receive the scholarship; the grand prize is $25,000 while the remaining awards are $20,000.

9. Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship
Deadline: December 21, 2015
Award amount: $850

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship is open to students interested in the environment and conservation. To apply, you need to conduct an environmental stewardship project, and write an essay about the project that includes photos.

10. CollegeWeekLive Monthly $1,000 Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Award amount: $1,000

The requirements for this monthly scholarship drawing are simple! Sign up for CollegeWeekLive, research at least five colleges while you’re logged in, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win $1,000.

Editor’s note: This is dated material and does not necessarily reflect how the student financial services office at PUC and the financial process currently operates. Please contact your financial counselor for more information.

10 Scholarships to Apply For This Spring

If you’re still looking for ways to help pay for college this fall, here’s a list of 10 scholarships open to high school seniors with application deadlines during the next few months. Some scholarships are even available to current college students!

1. Sports Unlimited Scholarship
Deadline: April 20, 2015

Write an essay between 500 and 1000 words describing a time when you have overcome adversity to succeed in a sport for a chance to win $1,000.

2. All About Education Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2015

This scholarship asks you to write a short essay (250 words or less) in response to the question “How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?”

3. National Home Improvement Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Open to both high school, college, and graduate students, applicants must write an essay of up to 1,000 words about how they will use their education to help the world. The winner receives $1,000.

4. Mometrix College Scholarships
Deadline: May 22, 2015

If your friends are always asking you for study tips, this is for you! Write an essay of up to 2,000 characters (about 400 words) sharing how you prepare for a test and you could win $5,000. This scholarship is also open to current college students as well as high school seniors.

5. Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015

This scholarship awards five winners $1,000 each, as well as gives each winner’s school a $500 grant and Krylon supplies. To apply, you must submit your portfolio, a statement, a letter of reference and your transcripts. High school seniors as well as college freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to apply.

6. PicMonkey College Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2015

After taking a survey, write a short 400-500 word essay in response to one of two questions; the story behind your favorite photo or a moment you wish you had a photo of. The winner receives $1,000.

7. Sunoco Rewards Scholarships
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Sunoco is offering two $1,000 scholarships; one for designing signage to be used at their stations and the other for coming up with a digital marketing campaign for the company.

8. Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
Deadline: June 1, 2015

Probably one of the most famous college scholarships, this contest asks students to make outfits made entirely of Duck brand duct tape to be worn to prom. This isn’t limited to couples; there’s also a category just for singles if you’re planning on attending solo. There’s over $50,000 worth of prizes, while first place winners receive $10,000 each as well as $5,000 for their school.

9. RevZilla Design Scholarship 2015
Deadline: June 1, 2015

This $1,000 scholarship asks applicants to design a new t-shirt for the company. The winner also has their design printed on shirts the winner can hand out to friends and family.

10. Do-Over Scholarship Application 2015
Deadline: June 30, 2015

It’s never good to obsess about the past, but make an exception for this $1,500 scholarship. All you have to do is write a short response up to 250 words to the question “If you could get one ‘do-over’ in life, what would it be and why?”

Editor’s note: This is dated material and does not necessarily reflect how the student financial services office at PUC and the financial process currently operates. Please contact your financial counselor for more information.