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10 Scholarships You Can Still Apply for This May

Joy Bullen
Written by Joy Bullen | May 13, 2021
10 Scholarships You Can Still Apply for This May
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May is a busy time for high school and college students. There are AP tests and finals to study for, the upcoming summer break to plan, and more events as the weather gets warmer and end-of-the-year festivities begin. If you're still looking for ways to help pay for school and find yourself with any time to spare, consider applying for one of these ten scholarships with deadlines in the next few weeks. Most of these scholarships don't require much work, though some of the bigger prizes do have a more intensive application process. A few of them, like 7 and 8, even sound like fun!

1. Aghabegian & Associates' Challenge Accepted! Scholarship

Who is eligible: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are high school seniors or college students, and are enrolled in accredited 4-year school. Students planning to transfer to a four-year school in the next year are also eligible.

Deadline: May 12, 2021

Award: $1000

Application Difficulty: Medium

The law firm Aghabegian & Associates, PC is offering one $1000 award to a student who writes a 500-1000 word essay sharing "a time you tested yourself against overwhelming odds" and how you overcame the obstacles.

2. Solvable Essay Scholarship

Who is eligible: Current college students, or high school seniors enrolled for Fall 2021, with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Deadline: May 14, 2021

Award: $1000

Application Difficulty: Medium

Tax company Solvable is offering a $1000 for one current or rising college student who submits a 500-1000 word essay on personal financial freedom, including saving, investing, budgeting, managing credit, financial wellness, or ways you help peers improve their finances. The winner will be announced mid-June.

3. Bryan Cameron Education Foundation's Cameron Impact Scholarship

Who is eligible: Exceptional Class of 2022 students who plan to enroll in a full-time accredited college after high school and show a commitment to the greater good. Must have an unweighted GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Deadline: May 21, 2021 for early deadline, September 21, 2021 for regular deadline

Award: Four year, full-tuition for 10-15 high schoolers

Application Difficulty: Hard

The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a large award for high-achieving students who have demonstrated excellence and desire to make an impact on their communities and the world. The application requires two letters of recommendation and a transcript, and applicants are encouraged to apply well before the deadline.

4. DoSomething.org and Allstate Whole History Scholarship

Who is eligible: Anyone under the age of 26

Deadline: May 31st, 2021

Award: Two awards of $2500

Application difficulty: Easy

DoSomething.org is teaming up with Allstate to try to improve race, racism, and history education in America. Answer three quick questions about improving race and racism education, and be entered for a chance to win one of two $2500 Whole History scholarships. Answers will be used to improve curriculum for future students.

5. IvyPanda Essay Writing Contest Scholarship

Who is eligible: Current high school and college students from any country

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Award: $1,000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place

Application Difficulty: Medium

IvyPanda is offering two scholarships for high school or college students who write a 500-700 essay on one of three pandemic-related topics. The essay topic options are:

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Education
  • Socializing Safely During the Pandemic
  • What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Environmental and Energy Consciousness

6. Positive Coaching Alliance's Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship

Who is eligible: Class of 2022 student-athletes (current juniors) with a GPA over 2.5, anywhere in the United States.

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Award: Over 100 scholarships of $1000 each

Application Difficulty: Hard

Applicants must respond to three essay prompts and submit three letters of recommendation to be considered for one of the over 100 scholarships offered by the Positive Coaching Alliance. The questions focus on the "Triple Impact" of 1) Personal Mastery: Making oneself better, 2) Leadership: Making one's teammates better, and 3) Honoring the Game: Making the game better.

7. Ownage Pranks Make Us Laugh Scholarship

Who is eligible: All domestic, international, and undocumented students who are enrolled in an accredited college for semester the scholarship is being offered.

Deadline: May 31st, 2021 (and December 31st, 2021)

Award: $1000, and your video being featured on Ownage Pranks' popular YouTube channel and social media sites

Application Difficulty: Easy, if you're funny

The improv comedy brand Ownage Pranks is asking enrolled college students to submit a 3-5 minute video showcasing their comedic talent. The video could bring $1000 scholarship and lots of exposure to an aspiring comedian.

8. Unigo The Fifth Month Scholarship

Who is eligible: U.S. Students who are 14 years old or older

Deadline: May 31st, 2021

Award: $1500

Application Difficulty: Easy

We couldn't do a roundup of May scholarships with out highlighting Unigo's "The Fifth Month" Scholarship." Because May is the fifth month of the year, applicants. must "Write a letter (250 words or less) to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here's a high five to you for being original."

9. The Factual Essay Content

Who is eligible: Current high school, college and graduate students

Deadline: June 1st, 2021

Application Difficulty: Medium

Award: $500 and publication on the Factual's blog

The Factual, a start-up focused on helping readers evaluate news sources, is offering a $500 scholarship to one winner. Applicants must write a 750-1000 word essay responding to the prompt, "How did misinformation impact our lives in 2020? What steps can we take to ensure we get credible news?"

10. National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program

Who is eligible: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are at least 18 years of age, have a minimum GPA of 2.8, and must be currently or planning to be enrolled in school majoring in a healthcare or education-related field.

Deadline: One scholarship is awarded each month

Award: $500

Application Difficulty: Medium

Each month, the National CPR Foundation gives $500 for a 500-750 essay "describing what motivates them in their career aspirations, and why they want to pursue or are currently studying for a healthcare- or education-related degree. Finalists will have their essays posted on the National CPR Foundation's social media, and voting may influence the final results

Written by

Joy Bullen

Joy Bullen

Joy Bullen is College Confidential's Senior Editor and Head of Content. She is a graduate of Kenyon College, where she majored in English and Creative Writing. She also earned a master’s in Psychology from The New School for Social Research in NYC.

Before becoming a full-time writer and editor, Joy coached thousands of prospective and enrolled college students on admissions and academic and career success. She also managed a team of academic and career coaches and consulted with universities on how to create programs that have better outcomes for students.

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