There are a lot of things to do with your summer. You could volunteer, attend classes or participate in a dance intensive. With all these options, it's clear that spending your summer sitting around at home is not an option. Don't let the cost of these programs get in your way. Here are a few scholarships and scholarship finders that can help you get the most out of your summer:
QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program is for low-income high school juniors who excel academically and need financial aid. Students who receive the title of a College Prep Scholar will not only receive a scholarship for pre-college programs at prestigious university, they will also have access to essay mentoring and advice from college admission officers.
Applications open in February.
Similar to QuestBridge, SummerFuel scholars will have the opportunity to attend a pre-college program for free. They have four different programs focused on giving college preparation to high achieving students who usually could not afford to attend the program.
Application are open. The deadline is March 15, 2017.
Joyce Ivy Foundation
The Joyce Ivy Foundation focuses on supporting young, aspirational women succeed by offering them scholarships for pre-college programs and beyond.
Applications open December 1. The deadline is March 1, 2017.
Scholarship Search Engines
Scholarship search engines like Scholarship Search and Fastweb are useful tools to find scholarships targeted to your needs. These search engines will also come in handy when you are looking for college scholarships.
Not finding a scholarship that's right for you? Never fear, there are plenty of free and reputable summer programs that you can attend. The Collegiate Blog has compiled a list of more than 80 free summer programs ranging from academic to arts programs.
How to Apply?
Many of these scholarships are competitive and in high demand so you'll need to put your best foot forward when applying. Make sure you don't forget to include any of your achievements by using your KudosWall portfolio to help you during the application process.