Merit Scholarships & Fellowships

August Scholarships

Scholarships and fellowships with upcoming deadlines in August are featured below.  This page is updated regularly, so check back often for ongoing support in your search for scholarships.  For a more complete list of upcoming scholarship opportunities and program deadlines, visit the University of Washington scholarship database.

UW Bothell Believe Student Support Fund
•    Up to $750 non-renewable scholarship for currently enrolled UW Bothell students who are members of an underrepresented group or community for participation in extracurricular competitions, conferences and academic events.
•    Due consideration will be given to candidates who clearly demonstrate qualities of character and leadership and who exhibit a strong commitment to community service and academic achievement.
•    Download an application or contact Anthony Kelley akelley@uwb.edu for more information.
No deadline; applications continually accepted on a rolling basis

Asian Women in Business Scholarship
•    $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate women who have demonstrated a commitment to scholarship, leadership, community service, and/or entrepreneurship.
•    View this award in the UW scholarship database or visit the program website for more information.
Application deadline:  August 1, 2011

Womenetics Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship
•    One $5,000 prize and four $1,500 prizes will be awarded in partnership with the Georgia-Pacific Corporation to undergraduates who write the best 2500-word essay on one of four suggested topics.
•    A separate 200-word essay on how the student intends to use the award money must also be included. 
•    Visit the program website for more information.
Application deadline:  August 12, 2011

CollegeTalk Scholarship
•    $750 scholarship for a college student who writes the best 600-word essay in answer to the question, if it were up to you, who would YOU choose to represent you as the leader of your country in the 2012 Presidential Election?
•    Visit the program website for more information.
Application deadline:  August 14, 2011

I Want More Scholarship
•    Up to $5,000 for current college students who have a passion for their future and embrace society and culture positively. 
•    International students may be eligible for this award.
•    Visit the program website for more information.
Application deadline:  August 15, 2011

American Indian Services Scholarship
•    $1,000 scholarship for an undergraduate with at least ¼ (one-quarter) Northern-Native American blood.
•    Visit the program website for more information.
Application deadline:  August 15, 2011

Washington Council of the Blind 2011 Scholarship Program
•    Up to $4,000 for students who are legally blind, enrolled in college or vocational/technical training and are residents of Washington State.
•    For assistance with completing the application, contact Tim McCorcle at (206) 522-5850 or email t_mccorcle@comcast.net
•    Visit the program website for more information.
Application deadline:  August 31, 2011

Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarship Programs
•    Four scholarships for students interested in learning opportunities abroad.  Criteria vary depending on award.
•    This application cycle is for students participating in programs that run September 1 through December 31, 2011.
•    Visit the program website for more information.
Application deadline:  August 31, 2011

Courage to Grow Scholarship
•    $500 for a current student to help realize his or her college dreams.  Winner selected based on a short essay.
•    Visit the program website for more information.
Application deadline:  August 31, 2011

BG Scholarship
•    $400 award offered monthly to current college students who submit an essay about their academic goals and contributions to school/community.
•    Visit the program website for more information.
Application deadline:  August 31, 2011

National Geographic Young Explorers Grant
•    Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs.
•    The average grant amount is $2,000–$5,000 and applicants do NOT have to have an advanced degree.
•    Funding is not limited to U.S. citizens; international students may be eligible for this award.
•    View this award in the UW scholarship database or visit the program website for more information.
No deadline; applications accepted year-round
 

Additional Resources

Check out the following scholarship search engines:

UW Scholarship Database

theWashboard.org

StudentScholarships.org

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