Scholarship Spotlight – August 2015

Every month, we select some of the best scholarships around and post them here on our blog. When you are ready to apply, check out our tips on How to Write a Scholarship Essay!

Power Poetry Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Applicant must be 25 years of age or younger and be a current or former high school student who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories.

Requirements: Add an original poem to Power Poetry by Friday, August 7, 2015. You’ll need to register as a member of their community first. Don’t forget to share your poems on social media! Poems with 50 or more shares (which must be sent from the poem page on PowerPoetry) will be the ones the PowerPoetry team reads first!

Due Date: August 7, 2015

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$1,000 Learn to Build an App Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be current or prospective college or graduate school students. Students of all majors may apply. Applicant should have an idea for a mobile application and must be at least 18 years old. Scholarship award can be used at any college to study any subject area or major. Winners will be selected at the end of each month.

Requirements: Create your Degreed profile and enroll in the Salesforce App Development pathway. Create a FREE Developer Account on Start learning by following the learning materials in the Salesforce App Development pathway and accumulate points. Whoever learns the most, as measured by your Degreed Score in the Salesforce Pathway, wins! In the case of a tie, your essay and broader Degreed profile will be considered to select the winner.

Due Date: August 31, 2015

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Strobe Law Scholarship

Amount: $500 bi-yearly

Eligibility: In order to participate in the competition, an applicant must either be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university or be planning to enroll for the fall 2015 semester. In order to apply, applicants must write a 500-word essay on the following topic:

According to a study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), texting while driving doubled the risk of a crash or near-crash event and resulted in drivers taking their eyes off of the road for an average of 23 seconds. In response to these risks, many states have taken steps to limit or even prohibit the use of handheld devices, such as cellphone, while driving. These measures have been met with varying degrees of success. What types of legal penalties would you believe would effectively deter drivers from texting?

Requirements: Essay.

In order to apply, applicant should send their essays as an attachment to by August 15, 2015. Applicants should also include the following information in the body of their email:

  • Their full name, address, and phone number
  • The college or university they are attending or plan to attend
  • Their program of study
  • A link to their Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google Plus profile

Due Date: August 15, 2015

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Career Success Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any current college student of an accredited U.S. college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is welcome to apply.

Requirements: Eligible students will:

  • Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged!
  • Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to:
  • YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

Due Date: August 31, 2015

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