College Scholarships with August Deadlines

Apply for these grants for your education

August is a relatively slow time when it comes to scholarship deadlines, but this doesn't mean you should be complacent. Some funding opportunities do, in fact, have deadlines in August.

The more scholarships you apply for, the more likely you are to land some extra dollars for funding your college education. Below is a sampling of 39 scholarships that expire in August. The criteria for applying vary widely, so be sure to look through the list to see which ones might be a match for your credentials. The awards range in value from $250 to $18,000. For each scholarship, you'll find links to additional information at Cappex.com, an excellent free website that provides college and scholarship matching services. You can also find a lot more scholarships at Cappex.

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$1,000 Easy College Money Scholarship

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  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Awarded Monthly
  • Description: No essay required. Applicants simply create a free profile at Cappex.com.
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Beta Sigma Kappa Research Fellowship

  • Award: $4,000
  • Deadline: 8/1/2017
  • Description: This fellowship is for any optometric related faculty, residents, and Advanced Practice Fellows at any school or college of optometry. Applicants must be members of the American Academy of Optometry. The funds support up to one year of research; recipients must submit a final report of their research findings within one year of the funding being awarded. See website for full details.
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Melissa Read Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 8/1/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for students who are currently enrolled in or actively applying for enrollment to an undergraduate program, including technical, community and four-year colleges. Applicants are asked to submit an essay explaining the worst financial decision they have made and what they learned from it. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2017; however, only the first 100 essays submitted will be considered.
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Jewell Gardiner Memorial Fund Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 8/1/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for current members of the CSLA Northern Section who are currently enrolled in a Teacher Librarian Credential program or who have been enrolled at any time in the previous year. Preference is given to first-time applicants and applicants with teaching experience.
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Ed & Charlotte Rogers Scholarship Fund

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 8/1/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for full-time civil engineering students in Alabama who have completed their sophomore year, have a satisfactory grade point average, are in good academic standing with their university, and demonstrate some financial need.
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SocialSEO Digital Marketing and SEO Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 8/1/2017
  • Description: This merit-based scholarship is for students who are pursuing a degree in marketing, advertising, communications, business, or finance. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0.
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Vision Tech Camps Scholarship

  • Award: $500–$1,000
  • Deadline: 8/1/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for current or prospective undergraduates seeking a degree in technology related fields including computer science, digital media. and engineering. Applicants must not have a close relative working at Vision Tech Camps. See website for details.
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Robert and Claire Munroe Woods Hole Golf Club Scholarship

• Award: Varies
• Deadline: 8/1/2017
• Description: This scholarship is for students in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, who have worked at the Woods Hole Golf Club in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have been consistently employed at Woods Hole as caddies, pro shop assistants, or grounds crew personnel during at least two summers. Applicants must be attending or plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university.
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Room to Travel Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 8/1/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for financial aid to anyone seeking to study abroad through their university. Applicants must either be an incoming college freshman for the fall 2017 academic semester or a current undergraduate of any accredited two or four-year college or university with plans to study abroad. To apply, applicants submit a 600-800 word essay on what inspires you to travel and the benefits you stand to gain from your study abroad experience.
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American Indian Services Scholarship

  • Award: $500–$2,000
  • Deadline: 8/1/2017
  • Description: To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be of at least one-quarter Northern-Native American blood and be undergraduate students with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits. Applicants can be full- or part-time students and must be able to supply a certificate of Indian blood/proof of Indian heritage and their tribal affiliation.
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Lake County Blue Coats Scholarship

  • Award: $2,000​​
  • Deadline: 8/1/2017​
  • Description: This scholarship is for sons and daughters of active Lake County police and fire personnel. To apply, contact Doreen Davis at Lake County Blue Coats Inc.​
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ADCC Scholarships

  • Award: $500–$1,000
  • Deadline: 8/1/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for high school seniors who participate in competitive dance. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must plan to attend a college or university. To apply, students must submit an official high school transcript, a letter of recommendation from their dance studio director, a head shot, and a personal essay.
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Camp Arrowhead Scholarship

  • Award: $850
  • Deadline: 8/1/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for currently contracted full-season staff members at Camp Arrowhead in Marshfield, Missouri. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be under the age of 24, demonstrate financial need and be enrolled, or have plans to enroll, in an institution of higher education. Applicants must be working towards their first degree. Consideration will be given to employee's length of service at Camp Arrowhead.
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BMW of Freeport Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: 8/3/2017
  • Description: Applicants must submit a 1,000 to 1,500-word essay on what motivates them to succeed. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be in good standing with their academic institution. Applicants under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian. The essay must be submitted as a PDF. See website for further detail.
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Undergraduate Scholarship Program (CIA)

  • Award: $18,000
  • Deadline: 8/14/2017
  • Description: This scholarship program involves working at the CIA in Washington, D.C., on summer breaks and after graduating from college. Applicants also must be US citizens and at least 18 years old by April 1 of their senior year. See website for complete details.
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Owls Sports Club Scholarship Fund

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for students who have just finished their senior year of high school or freshman year of college at the time of application. Applicants must be current members of the West Lawn Owls Legion Baseball Team, and must have played Legion Baseball for a total of three years or more. To qualify, students must demonstrate commitment, leadership, sportsmanship, courage, and performance, and must be planning to attend a two or four-year college, university or trade school. Applications will be accepted between June 15th and August 15th.
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ARTBA's Student Transportation Video Contest

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Description: This contest is for students of all ages, and entrants are divided into two age groups: one for elementary, middle, or high school students and another for post-secondary, college, or graduate students. To enter, applicants must create an original two- to four-minute video examining any aspect of transportation in the United States. See website for more details and suggested topic ideas.
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Virginia Elizabeth and Alma Vane Taylor Nursing Scholarship

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for students who are enrolled in an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate nursing degree program in an accredited North Carolina school of nursing program (preference will be given to students seeking first-time degrees). To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must demonstrate financial need; have achieved a current cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 for all healthcare programs; and be North Carolina residents. See website for further detail.
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Law Enforcement Benefit Scholarship

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for dependent children of slain officers from the Winston-Salem Police Department, Forsyth County Sheriff‘s Department, or N.C. State Highway Patrol located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be graduating high school seniors or already attending a postsecondary educational institution and must demonstrate financial need, but not restricted to lower incomes.​
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Winston-Salem Foundation Education Grant

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for traditional age students from Forsyth County, North Carolina. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be less than 23 years old; have a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.5; be pursuing undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions; and demonstrate financial need.
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Marcus Raper Zimmerman Scholarship

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for residents of Forsyth County, North Carolina, who are physically challenged or preparing to work in a profession related to serving the physically challenged. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled a minimum of six credit hours/semester during the academic year in a program leading to a first time two or four-year degree, certificate, or diploma from an accredited institution that participates in the federal student aid program; have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; and be U.S. citizens.
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Dean Prim Scholarship

  • Award: $1,500
  • Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for high school juniors and seniors from Forsyth, Davie, and Yadkin Counties, North Carolina. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be committed to participating in travel and study in China during the summer following the awarding of the scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in school work as evidenced by course selection and grades; participate in extracurricular school activities, community and/or church activities, and school or community athletics; and demonstrate good character and show interest in and concern for being active members of society.
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Walter R. Hoag Scholarship

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for residents of Davie, Davidson, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties, North Carolina. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours/semester during the academic year in a program leading to a first-time two-year or four-year degree, certificate, or diploma from an institution of higher learning, whether public or private, and demonstrate financial need.
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Creative Biolabs Scholarship Program

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students, majoring in a science related field such as biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and molecular biology. See website for more information.
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Forsyth County Nursing Scholarship

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for residents of Forsyth County, North Carolina, who are seeking R.N. degrees at accredited two- or four-year colleges. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must, upon completing a degree, practice nursing in Forsyth County. Preference will be given to those seeking first-time associate or baccalaureate nursing degrees. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, not restricted to lowest incomes, and be U.S. citizens.
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Kate Allred Education Grant

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for students of Forsyth County, North Carolina demonstrating financial need. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a family adjusted gross income of up to 300 percent above the Federal Poverty Guidelines; and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester during the academic year in a program leading to a first-time two-year or four-year degree, certificate or diploma from an accredited institution that participates in the federal student aid program.
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Oliver Joel and Ellen Pell Denny Healthcare Scholarship

  • Award: $3,000
  • Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for traditional and nontraditional age applicants from North Carolina. Students must be seeking a two- or four-year degree or enrolled in a program leading to a certificate or diploma in healthcare education. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must demonstrate financial need, not restricted to lowest incomes and provide an acceptance letter for the enrolled program.
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Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship - Basic Competition

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: 8/21/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for prospective and new students attending a qualifying cosmetology school. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by the start date of the program. The award amount covers $10,000 or 50 percent of the scholarship winners' tuition costs, whichever is less. See website for full details.
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Financial Sumo Educational Scholarship Program

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 8/29/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for any student who is currently attending an accredited college, or who will be in Fall 2017. Applicants are asked to submit a one-page essay addressing a struggle in their life that they are proud to have overcome, as well as what this scholarship would mean to them.
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Monica's Health Magazine Academic Scholarship Program

  • Award: $2,500
  • Deadline: 8/30/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for students who must be enrolled in a graduate program, an undergraduate program, or be a high school senior who has a valid acceptance letter to attend an accredited university or college. Applicants must submit an essay about how staying healthy can be very beneficial to life for a variety of reasons, and can happen in a variety of ways. Essay must be titled "The Monica’s Health Magazine Academic Scholarship Program.” See website for further essay guidelines and information.
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AFSA Second Chance Scholarship Contest

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 8/30/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for students who are currently or will be registered at a two- or four-year college, university, or trade school for Spring 2017. Applicants are required to complete an eight-question quiz. Award amount will be paid directly to the school and is intended to be used for tuition and/or books.
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Ralph H. and Florence Moyer Fund

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 8/31/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania, who are pursuing an apprenticeship or vocational training in an area such as HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, practical nursing, medical secretary, industrial maintenance, or dental hygienist. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 and have demonstrated need and potential. Award amount may vary.
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Marketing Certified Social Media Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: 8/31/2017
  • Description: Applicants must email a 500-word or less essay explaining how you think social media would, from a future employment prospective, benefit your career. Students also will be required to take a 50-question social media quiz. U.S. and Canadian citizens can apply. Please do not mail applications.
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ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship

  • Award: $5,000
  • Deadline: 8/31/2017
  • Description: In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must submit a 450- to 600-word essay on one of the topics provided by ExpressVPN. Applicants must attend school in the U.S., but do not need to be citizens. Essays must be written in English. The scholarship recipient will receive $5,000 and five runner-ups will each receive a 12-month VPN subscription.
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I Beat Bullying Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 8/31/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for any U.S. or Canadian resident or citizen between the ages of 13 and 25. Applicants must create a sign telling others how they beat bullying.
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Prevent Texting and Driving Scholarship

  • Award: $5,000
  • Deadline: 8/31/2017
  • Description: Make "thumb socks" for your friends to wear to prevent them from texting while driving and be automatically entered to win this scholarship. See website for instructions. Students must live in the U.S. or Canada, or have U.S. or Canadian citizenship.
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Friends of Scott Foundation Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 8/31/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for students who are cancer survivors or current cancer patients. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be California residents enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate or graduate school. They also must submit a statement from a physician verifying their medical history. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need and personal hardship.
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COIT Clean Meme Scholarship Contest

  • Award: $250–$1,000
  • Deadline: 8/31/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university or college in the U.S. or Canada. International students are welcome to apply. Applicants must create a meme that demonstrates the psychological benefits of cleaning. The meme should be visually appealing and easy to read.
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Post a Note to Brighten Someone's Day Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 8/31/2017
  • Description: This scholarship is for any student living in the U.S. or Canada or U.S. and Canadian citizens between the ages of 13 and 25. Applicants can enter by posting a sticky note anywhere around their school with a note meant to brighten someone's day.
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