Scholarship Spotlight – September 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!

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Amount: $500-$1,500

Eligibility: This scholarship is for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and for students currently enrolled in college or graduate school. Home schooled students are also eligible. Applicants must be US citizens or legal residents.

Requirements: To apply, applicants must submit an application form including an 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists and asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving.

Due Date: September 30, 2015

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“Hit the Books” Scholarship

Amount: Up to $500

Eligibility: Sponsored by, this $500 scholarship for books and other educational materials is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university.

Requirements: A 500-word essay about “the importance of education in their lives and how the scholarship money will assist the students’ goals” is required to apply.

Due Date: September 30, 2015

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QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship

Amount: College Match Scholarship Recipients are granted admission to one of QuestBridge’s partner colleges with a full, four-year scholarship worth over $200,000 each.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible to apply for the National College Match in the fall of 2015, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2016 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2016.
The QuestBridge National College Match is open to all:

  • U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States

Requirements: Application including two letters of recommendation, secondary school report, high school transcript and standardized test score reports.

Due Date: September 28, 2015

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The JW Surety Bonds Scholarship

Amount: $1,000


  • Scholarship is open to students and prospective students of accredited U.S. colleges and universities. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply.
  • Award is valid nationwide (U.S. only) for accredited institution tuition.

Requirements: For those who love blogging, this scholarship is right up your alley. JW Surety Bonds is asking applicants to create content for their corporate blog. Content must be based on one of the acceptable topics included on their website, and should be interesting, professional, and creative. If your content is accepted and posted on their blog you are entered into a contest to win a $1,000 scholarship.

Due Date: September 30, 2015

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