Scholarship Spotlight: May 2016

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.

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Brower Youth Award

Amount: $3,000

Eligibility: Applicants are considered from all of North Americam including the United States, Mexico, and Canada, from 13 to 22 years of age, who are passionate about our world and the environement. Scholarship rules and terms can be found here

Requirements: To apply for the scholarship, he or she must fill out an online application in addition to providing a photo of him or herself and including a letter of recommendation from someone familiar with his or her environmental work.

Due Date: May 16th, 2016

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LGMD Awareness Merit-Based and Social Media Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Eligibility: There are two scholarships that can be applied for:

Merit-Based: Applicants must be current/former high school or college students, between the ages of 17-30, and enrolled in some form of upper-level education. Learn more

Social Media: Applicants must match the merit-based criteria, but must also complete an online form and submit a minimum of one fact about LGMD. Learn more

Requirements: Merit-Based applicants will be ranked based on their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience. Those applying for the Social Media scholarship will take part in something of a contest to see who can raise the most awareness for LGMD in a predetermined period of time. Learn more 

Due Date: May 25, 2016

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Doggie DIY

Amount: $1,000

Legitimately, this scholarship opportunity could not be any more fun

Eligibility: Everybody is eligible! If you are able to follow instructions and put together a rudimentary dog toy, you will automatically be entered for a chance to win $1,000


  • Log onto (or follow this link directly to the page in question)
  • Create an account
  • Follow the instructions provided for creating a fun and safe chew toy for some shelter pups in need
  • Send in your toy

Due Date: May 27th, 2016

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VIP Voice

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility:  VIP Voice knows that college is getting increasingly more difficult to pay for and so they’ve created a simple scholarship program that applies to scholars of all fields of study. To apply, an applicant must

  • Currently be age 18 or older
  • Be enrolled or accepted to an upper-level educational institution


  • Create a membership on the VIP Voice website
  • Fill out surveys – the more surveys an applicant completes, the more VIP points earned, and the more points earned means more chances to win that $5,000

Due Date: May 31st, 2016