Side Hustle: 21 End-of-May Scholarships

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Hello hello hello everyone! I am back after a super crazy end-of-semester hiatus, but don’t think I forgot about y’all! I hope most of you are finally finished with your school year or maybe even undergraduate/graduate career, and if so congratulations! I’ve used lots of exclamation points in the last three sentences but it’s just because I’m so excited to be back and writing for you all ❤ It’s finally summer, and if you still have a couple of days until you start your internship or summer school or whatever it is I’ve gathered 21 super awesome scholarships you should check out before the month ends. There’s everything, from DACA-friendly to students with parents in service so make sure you look through and bookmark whatever fits your needs. Best of luck!!!


RCJudge Scholarship– May 21

Write a 700-1,000 word essay on how the technology for remote control toys will change in the future. Must be enrolled at a college in the U.S. and have at least a 3.0 GPA. One scholarship for $1,000.

B. Davis Scholarship– May 22

Write a 1,000 word-max essay answering the following prompt: “Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.” Must be at least a high school junior (no age restriction.) One award for $1,000.

Café Bustelo® El Café del Futuro Scholarship– May 25

Must complete an online application and write a 800 word-max essay (in English or Spanish) answering the following prompt: “Describe how your Latino heritage, family and the community in which you grew up have impacted your desire and motivation to obtain a college degree. Additionally, describe what you intend to accomplish with your degree and how you will give back to your community.” Must be at least 18 years old and a student of Hispanic/Latino descent enrolled at a full-time HACU-member institution. A total of ten (10) scholarships available valued at $5,000 each.

The Montesi Scholarship– May 30

Write an 500 word-max essay about how driving and texting has affected your life or an experience of how it has impacted someone you know. Recommendation letters and resume are optional. Must have been accepted or to or currently enrolled in undergrad school. One scholarship will be awarded for $2,500.

The Zehl & Associates Law Scholarship– May 30

Create a 30-120 second video talking about a law you would like to improve or a new law that you would create, and write a supporting essay (800-1,000 words). Must be currently enrolled in a Texas institution. One scholarship award for $2,000.

AED Superstore College Scholarship– May 31

Submit either a short essay (under 500 words) or video (under 3 minutes) answering a prompt on one of the listed six facts about sudden cardiac arrest. Must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university. One scholarship award for $1,000.

(DACA***) Boundless American Dream Scholarship– May 31

Must fill out an application which requires biographical information, college transcript, resume, and three short responses. Must currently attend community college or 4-year college/university and have DACA or TPS. One scholarship award for $1,500. Scholarship– May 31

Must sign up on and post two (2) questions you have about your future (such as college apps, study tips, jobs, etc.) Open to high school students planning to attend college, or current students in college. One scholarship for $1,000.

ChiroHealthUSA Foxworth Family Scholarship– May 31

Must be currently enrolled in chiropractic college. Must have a minium 2.7 GPA and two recommendation letters. One scholarship award for $15,000.

CPA Exam Success Accounting Scholarship– May 31

Must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college with accounting as your declared major. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. One scholarship award for $500.

Crown & Caliber Scholarship– May 31

Submit a business plan highlighting a concept and mission statement, market analysis, differentiation, audience, and budget. Must be a high school or university student. One scholarship award for $1,000.

DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship– May 31

Must complete three parts: application, statement of financial need, and a 750-word essay. Three (3) awards for $500 each.

FederalResources 2018 Warrior’s Legacy Scholarship Fund– May 31

Must write 500+ word essay answering the following prompt: “How have you seen your parent contribute to society in their role as an active or retired service member and how has this inspired your educational and/or future career goals?” Must be college bound high school student or currently enrolled in college. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a parent/guardian with proper service certification. One scholarship for $5,000 will be rewarded.

Fifth Month Scholarship– May 31

Must submit a written response to the following prompt: “May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here’s a high five to you for being original” (250 words or less). Must be at least 13 years old and currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. ONe scholarship award for $1,500.

Foot Locker Foundation INC-UNCF Scholarship– May 31

Application includes a transcript, essay, and one letter of recommendation. Must be an undergraduate student attending a UNCF member college or university during the fall of 2018 or a high school student who will attend in the Fall of 2018. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA and have completed FAFSA. Individual scholarship awards up to $5,000.

Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship– May 31

Must have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and are accepted to or will be enrolled in a 2- or 4- year undergrad or grad program. A $2,000 scholarship and one year of ADHD coaching will be awarded to 25 scholarship recipients.

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship– May 31

Open to all current high school seniors, and college freshman, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and younger) who demonstrate an active commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS and taking on roles of public service and leadership. Submissions include an application, a brief personal statement on your efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS, a 1,500-word-max essay, at least one letter of recommendation, and a transcript. Details found on the website.

Quit Smoking Scholarship– May 31

Must write a 1,000-1,500-word essay answering some questions on smoking and its toll on society. Must be at least 14 years old and currently enrolled in high school, college, or university in the U.S. Three students will each receive a scholarship reward for $5,000.

Test Prep Store Scholarship– May 31

Must submit a short application that includes a short-answer response to why you deserve this scholarship. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. One scholarship will be awarded for $1,000.

V2 Scholarship Program– May 31

Must write a 1,000-1,500 essay answering one of the prompts on smoking. Must be an incoming undergraduate or graduate college/university student of at least 18 years old.1st prize will receive a $3,000 scholarship, 2nd place for $2,000, and 3rd place for $1,000.

The Waterlogic Scholarship– May 31

Must write a 600-800 word essay proposing a solution for accessible clean water. Must be currently enrolled in college/university or are expecting to enroll in 12 months. The student who writes the best essay will be rewarded a $1,500 scholarship.

WPROMOTE Digital Marketing Scholarship– May 31

Must submit full-funnel social strategy to increase enrollment at your school by focusing on a single aspect of your university’s campus culture, such as a major, club, or campus organization. Details on how to do this can be found on the website. Must be a current undergraduate or graduate college student with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Three students will receive a $3,00 each, plus the first place winner will receive a new MacBook Pro.

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