College Scholarships with May Deadlines

Check Out These 36 Scholarships that Expire in May

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As May rolls around, your attention is probably on finishing up the school year, preparing for AP exams, and choosing the college you'll attend. But don't forget that scholarship deadlines keep flying by. There are a lot of organizations out there who have money to award to deserving students, but you need to apply to be in the game. Below is information and links for 36 scholarships that expire in May. Awards range from $250 to $50,000. For each scholarship, you'll find links to additional information at Cappex.com, an excellent free website that provides college and scholarship matching services.

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Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship

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• Award: $1,000
• Description: Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school or chollege, or planning to enroll in the next 12 months. No essay required!
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Urgent.ly's Driving Transportation Innovation Scholarship

• Award: $500
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for students with a concentrated interest in the field of transportation in addition to superior academic or learning-based extracurricular performance.
Administered by Ugernt.ly
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Emergency Educational Grants

• Award: $4,000
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: This grant is intended to provide financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks who are seeking a college education. To qualify, applicants must have an Elk parent or stepparent who was a member in good standing for at least one year prior to his or her death, or before becoming totally disabled.
Administered by the Elks National Foundation
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Page Education Scholar Grant

• Award: $1,000 - $2,500
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for students of color who are graduates of Minnesota high schools and are enrolled full-time in a Minnesota college/university.
Administered by the Page Education Foundation
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John Lepping Memorial Scholarship: Education Assistance for Disabled Youth

• Award: $5,000
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for disabled youth, including but not limited to physical disabilities and psychological handicaps. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must reside in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania and demonstrate academic achievement through evidence of working to one's potential.
Administered by the Lep Foundation for Youth Education
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StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship

• Award: $2,000
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for students who exemplify one or more of StudySoup's core values: Be a Knight; Make an Impact; Succeed Together.
Administered by the StudySoup
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Kids’ Chance Scholarships

• Award: $500- $2,500
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: These scholarships are for children whose parents have been permanently disabled or killed on the job.
Administered by the Alabama Law Foundation, Inc
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LEEP Dream Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students who are interested in pursuing a career in public safety or a related field, including law enforcement, police-fire dispatch, corrections officer, firefighting, or emergency medical technicians (EMT).
Administered by the LEEP - Law Enforcement Education Program
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Alabama Law Foundation, Inc., Kid's Chance Scholarship Fund

• Award: $500- $2,500
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for young people who have had a parent permanently disabled or killed on the job and are continuing their education through college or technical training. Applicants may apply every year they attend classes.
Administered by the Alabama Law Foundation, Inc
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Brick House Security Scholarship for Families of Wounded Officers

• Award: $10,000       
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for the individual, spouses or dependents of a currently employed or former uniformed US police officer who was wounded, disabled or suffered a serious injury in the line of duty.
Administered by the Brick House Security
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Teen Spotlight Scholarship Program

• Award: $500   
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for high-achieving teens between the ages of 13-17 years old. If selected, you will be interviewed, along with your parents, and participate in a photo shoot. Teens may be nominated by their school administration or by other community leaders.
Administered by Potential Magazine
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Mark Twain High School Alumni Association Scholarship

• Award: Varies 
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for direct descendants of graduates of the former Mark Twain High School in Stotesbury, West Virginia. For additional criteria and information, contact the Mark Twain Alumni Scholarship Committee.
Administered by Beckley Area Foundation
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Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship Program

• Award: Varies 
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for enrolled members of a US-federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled at a US-accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking college junior, senior, or graduate student.
Administered by the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
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IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest

• Award: $500 - $1,000      
• Deadline: May 1, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for high school seniors and currently enrolled college students at an accredited institution. Applicants must submit an essay on the following topic: "IAPMO formed its new foundation - the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) - to help provide safe access to clean water and sanitation systems. How would you promote the IWSH projects and what slogan would you use do to so?"
Administered by the IAPMO Group
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George F. Bogdan Scholarship

• Award: $1,100
• Deadline: May 2, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for dependents of an employee of the Virginia State Police assigned to Division Five in Southeast Virginia.
Administered by the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation
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StudySoup Women in Technology Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
• Deadline: May 5, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for women who are enrolled in a computer science and/or computer programming program. The scholarship will be awarded to one female student who demonstrates a passion for computer science and is actively seeking opportunities for a meaningful career in the industry.
Administered by StudySoup
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The Violet H. Simmons Scholarship Fund

• Award: $14,000
• Deadline: May 6, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for graduates of Webutuck High School in Amenia, New York. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, community involvement, intellectual curiosity and give special and independent thought to the essay.
Administered by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
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Fresh Start Scholarship

• Award: Varies 
• Deadline: May 15, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for women who are residents of Delaware or who have been currently employed in Delaware for at least 12 months. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have had at least a two-year break in their education after completing high school or during college studies.
Administered by Wilmington Women in Business
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Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Worchid Scholarship

• Award: $500   
• Deadline: May 15, 2017
• Description: To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors at an Illinois high school and have taken the ACT or SAT. Applicants must be the children of deceased parents who were veterans of the United States who served after September 15, 1940, and were honorably discharged.
Administered by the Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary
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Women's Education Coalition Grant

• Award: $250- $3,000       
• Deadline: May 15, 2017
• Description: This grant is for adult women who are currently underemployed and in need of education to become financially self-sufficient. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must reside in one of the following counties in Michigan: Kalamazoo, Barry, Calhoun, Allegan, St. Joseph, or Van Buren.
Administered by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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On The Gas- The Art, Science and Culture of Food Scholarship

• Award: $750
• Deadline: May 15, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for high school and college students interested in food and beverage & marketing. Each applicant must submit a 1,500-word (minimum) article related to food and drink, or any content related to food and beverage marketing to apply. See website for details.
Administered by On the Gas
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RCJudge Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
• Deadline: May 21, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate students. Applicants must create a 700 to 1000 word essay on how the technology for remote control toys will change in the future.
Administered by RCJudge
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Toledo Estate Planning Council Scholarship

• Award: $250- $3,000       
• Deadline: May 21, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for third and fourth year undergraduate students from Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan who are attending an accredited school of higher education in Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be majoring in a field of study leading to a career in the estate planning profession.
Administered by the Toledo Community Foundation
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B. Davis Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
• Deadline: May 22, 2017
• Description: To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an essay addressing the following prompt: "Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual."
Administered by the Student Award Search Aid
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John D. Graham Scholarship

• Award: $1,000- $3,000    
• Deadline: May 26, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for students who are enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies, or in courses preparing for a career in public relations. Applicants must be entering their senior year of undergraduate studies in the upcoming fall. Applicants must be nominated by a faculty member or PRSSA member.
Administered by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
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Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship

• Award: $1,500
• Deadline: May 26, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for college juniors and seniors who are members of PRSSA. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be journalism, communications, or public relations majors.
Administered by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
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Betsy Plank/PRSSA Scholarship Program

• Award: $1,000- $5,000
• Deadline: May 26, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for college juniors and seniors who are members of PRSSA. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be preparing for a career in public relations.
Administered by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
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Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award

• Award: $5,000
• Deadline: May 26, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for students who are African American/Latino, Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies, or courses preparing for a career in public relations, and must also be entering their senior year in college in the upcoming fall.
Administered by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
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Cameron Impact Scholarship

• Award: $20,000- $50,000
• Deadline: May 26, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for members of the class of 2017 who are planning to attend a four-year institution in pursuit of a bachelors degree. Applicants must demonstrate active participation in community service and extracurricular activities, as well as be motivated leaders and have strong work ethics.
Administered by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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Why My Teacher Makes Me Smile Flax Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
• Deadline: May 29, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors from a Georgia high school who is in good academic standing and on-track to apply for accredited post-high school/post-secondary educational programs (including accredited two- and four-year college, universities, vocational-technical and trade schools) pending receipt of a high school diploma.
Administered by Flax Dental
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Oley Valley Community Education Foundation Scholarship

• Award: Varies
• Deadline: May 30, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for students graduating from Oley Valley High School in Oley, Pennsylvania. Award amount varies.
Administered by the Berks County Community Foundation
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AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship

• Award: $2,500
• Deadline: May 31, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate students who are studying in the Business/Marketing/Communications fields. Applicants must be enrolled at a college or university for the Fall semester of the 2017-2018 school year. An essay or video submission is required, see website for guidelines.
Administered by AWeber Communications
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Blue Kangaroo Community Leadership Scholarship for Military Families

• Award: $1,000
• Deadline: May 31, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for students who are enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited institution for Fall 2017. Applicants must have current or previous service in any branch of the US military OR be the spouse of an active or retired military service member. An essay describing your accomplishments in helping your community through activism is required, see website for details.
Administered by Blue Kangaroo
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First Presbyterian Church Scholarship

• Award: Varies
• Deadline: May 31, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for high school graduates who are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg in Ohio. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a degree-based program at an accredited school of higher education. Applicants must be US citizens.
Administered by the Toledo Community Foundation
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Merchants Exchange of Portland Scholarship

• Award: $2,000
• Deadline: May 31, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for students who are currently enrolled in a two- or four-year institutional degree program with maritime affairs and/or international trade (or a closely related field) as their chosen field of study. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate academic ability and qualities in personal character that exemplify their drive to obtain their educational goals, reside in the United States, and be US citizens.
Administered by the Merchants Exchange of Portland, Oregon
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Emily Woodward Scholarship

• Award: $2,000
• Deadline: May 31, 2017
• Description: This scholarship is for students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution by the time the winner of the annual scholarship is announced in July 2017. Applicants must be enrolling full-time or part time and submit an essay. See website for guidelines.
Administered by RealMoney
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