10 Scholarships to Consider Now

July 24, 2014

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Financing your education can seem daunting, but fortunately there are a number of resources available. An education is a worthwhile investment for working students, paving the way to future success and helping you realize your dreams. The cost of tuition and other associated fees shouldn’t deter you from taking that first important step.

In addition to the financial assistance and tools we offer at Strayer University, private organizations offer scholarship opportunities as well. Staying on top of deadlines can be tough with a full schedule, but it’s important to keep an eye out for upcoming due dates. In case you missed any of these, here are 10 scholarships with fast approaching deadlines to apply to now!

1.   The Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship

Sponsor: Keyser Law Firm

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: July 31, 2014

Who Can Apply: Undergraduate students enrolled in a four-year college or university program, and are working towards a career in criminal justice.

About: Keyser Law, P.A. founded this scholarship to help students pursuing careers in the legal field or criminal justice because “great students will someday make great advocates”. Applicants must submit an essay between 1,000 and 1,500 words. More information can be found on the scholarship’s website.

How to Apply: Email submissions to scholarship@keyserdefense.com.

2.   Calum Ross Mortgage

Sponsor: Calum Ross Mortgage

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: July 31, 2014

Who Can Apply: Canadian or U.S. Citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a Canadian or U.S. university or college for Fall 2014. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

About: Calum Ross Mortgage is a Toronto-based mortgage broker that believes in consumer financial literacy, and awards an annual scholarship to alleviate the financial stress of returning to school. Applicants must submit a 800-1,000 word blog post to a website or online forum, or post on their own blog, about the importance of financial literacy.

How to Apply: Download the application from the website, and mail all materials to the address listed on the site.

3.   Boomer Benefits Scholarship

Sponsor: Boomer Benefits

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 15, 2014

Who Can Apply: U.S. citizens who are over 50 years of age and currently enrolled in a two-year, four-year, or graduate program at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

About: The Boomer Benefits Scholarship was started to help people of the Baby Boomer generation returning to school in order to better themselves, change careers, or realize their lifelong dreams. This award is ideal for older students and there is special emphasis on applicants who exhibit a passion for serving others.

How to Apply: Download the application from Boomer Benefits.

4.   Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women Program

Sponsor: Linda Lael Miller

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 29, 2014

Who Can Apply: Women who are determined to improve their lives through education. They must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada and be attending or enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. or Canadian institution.

About: Each year, New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller awards 10 scholarships to women who want to pursue their education. This scholarship is unique because, in addition to tuition and textbooks, the funds can also be used to pay for transportation, childcare, and other related expenses. Applicants must submit a 500 word essay on how achieving her educational goals will better her future.

How to Apply: Download the application at the website.

5.   Xero 2014 Accounting, Economics or Finance Scholarship

Sponsor: Xero

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: August 30, 2014

Who Can Apply: Legal U.S. citizens or residents who are currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university or business school. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

About: Xero scholarship applicants must submit a letter of recommendation and an essay that answers the following question: “What compels you to study accounting, economics, and/or finance? What is your end goal, and how do you think you will make a difference in this field?” Xero is an accounting software company.

How to Apply: Email submissions to submissions@xero.com.

6.   The Versitas Education Scholarship

Sponsor: Versitas

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 31, 2014

Who Can Apply: Students with a minimum GPA of 2.7 pursuing a degree in the fields of business administration, human resources, management, or adult education from an accredited U.S. college or university.

About: To apply for the Versitas scholarship, students must submit an essay that answers the question “how will software training change over the next ten years?” Versitas is a corporate software training company.

How to Apply: Email submissions to scholarship@versitas.com.

7.   The Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success

Sponsor: Clubs of America

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: August 31, 2014

Who Can Apply: Students attending an accredited college or university in the United States and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

About: The Clubs of America Scholarship is an award for students with a passion for education who are actively pursuing their career aspirations. Applicants submit an essay of at least 800 words discussing how the applicant’s current coursework will help them achieve future success.

How to Apply: Email submissions to scholarships@greatclubs.com.

8.   Domo Scholarship for Business Management

Sponsor: Domo

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: August 31, 2014

Who Can Apply: Students pursuing a degree in business and demonstrate an interest in analytics.

About: Domo is a cloud-based executive management platform with a dedication to preparing the business leaders of tomorrow. To apply, students must complete a survey and write a 200-word essay.

How to Apply: Apply here.

9.   Lexington Law Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Lexington Law

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: August 31, 2014

Who Can Apply: Current, full-time students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

About: Lexington Law is a leading credit repair consulting firm. Applicants must write an essay of at least 800 words that discusses “what a credit score means to them, how it impacts their financial future, and how they plan to obtain and retain a great credit score during their college years.” Visit the Lexington Law website for more information.

How to Apply: Email submissions to scholarship@lexingtonlaw.com.

10.   The Explore More Scholarship

Sponsor: DirecTV

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: September 1, 2014

Who Can Apply: U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, as well as students enrolled in accredited graduate school programs.

About: The Explore More Scholarship is for students who recognize the importance of exploring the world around them in order to grow as individuals. Applicants must submit a 500 to 700 word blog post about how technology has helped them explore their world.

How to Apply: Apply here.

 

Disclaimer: “Strayer University has no relationship with the sponsors of the scholarships described herein, makes no representations about a student’s eligibility for said scholarships, and the University has no control over who is chosen to be the recipient(s) of each scholarship.”


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