Scholarships with Later Deadlines, Part III

With all the recent news about state financial aid cuts — seems like every day there’s a new story about yet another state that had to eliminate its state financial aid for the fall — it was a pleasure to see an encouraging article today, reminding students that scholarships are not as out of reach as they seem, and that there are even a few scholarships with later deadlines:

The Gainesville Sun: Scholarships for non-scholars

A little surfing around the Internet turned up the following 15 scholarships with application deadlines from August through October. By the way, don’t be fooled by the youthful-sounding essay contests. There seem to be quite a few essay contests out there with substantial cash prizes, and at least one of these had a grand prize of $10,000.

  1. College of Lake County Injured Military Service Personnel Scholarship: deadline extended to August 15
  2. Video Game Production Scholarship: August 20
  3. University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Scholarships: August 30
  4. National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program: August 25
  5. University of Oklahoma College of Nursing-RN Program (Jack Cohen Family Memorial Scholarship): August 28
  6. In the River They Swim Essay Contest: September 1
  7. Writers of the Future and Illustrators of the Future Contest: September 30 (Illustrators) & October 1 (Writers)
  8. Rare Book School Scholarship: September 1
  9. Tennessee State Lottery Scholarships (Tennessee residents only): September 1
  10. Mississippi Eminent Scholars Program and Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grants: September 15
  11. Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged” Essay Contest: September 17
  12. DeVry University Employment Gap Scholarships for Dislocated Workers: September 28
  13. National Opera Association Scholarships: October 15
  14. Fulbright Scholarships: October 19
  15. Claricode Medical Software Essay Contest: October 31

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