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Scholarships with summer deadlines

Scholarships with summer deadlines

If you think it’s too late to apply for a scholarship, you’re wrong. Check out these scholarships centering around important issues – courtesy of DoSomething.org – that often don’t have academic requirements.

$2,000 Fight Climate Change like a Ninja Scholarship
Ninjas emit 86% less CO2 than the average person. Why? Because ninjas don’t drive. They use parkour. DoSomething.org wants to teach you the shadow warrior’s ways of going green – and offer the chance for a $2000 scholarship. Enter your friends’ phone numbers. You’ll both receive a text message with stealthy ways to protect the planet, and you’ll be entered for the scholarship. Bonzai! No essay or minimum GPA required.

Deadline: July 26, 2013.

How much: $2,000 scholarships

For more information, or to apply, click here.


$5,000 Safe Driving Scholarship
When you text while driving at 55 mph, your eyes go off the road for the length of an entire football field. Tell your friends about the dangers of texting and driving to enter to win a $5,000 scholarship. After entering, we’ll send you a free pair of “thumb socks” – a physical reminder to stop texting and driving. Send us a picture of you with your thumb socks and you’ll double your chance of winning the $5,000 scholarship.

Deadline: August 2, 2013.

How much: four $5,000 scholarships

For more information, or to apply, click here.


$3,000 A Day in the Life of an Undocumented Student
Challenge your friends to live a day in the life of an undocumented student and be automatically entered to win a $3,000 scholarship. 11 million people in the U.S. can’t legally work, get an education, or contribute to society because they are not citizens of the U.S. DoSomething.org created a text message game where you can challenge six friends to experience a day in the life of an undocumented student. No minimum GPA or essays required.

Deadline: August 9, 2013.

How much: $3,000 scholarship

For more information, or to apply, click here.

$4,000 Heart Health Education Scholarship
Head to your local drug store and get your dad’s blood pressure tested and you’ll be automatically entered to win this $4,000 scholarship. 67 million American adults have high blood pressure – that’s 1 in every 3 adults. Make dad proud by checking his blood pressure and you’ll enter to win a scholarship. Submit pictures of you and dad getting his blood pressure taken and you could win $4,000 for school. No minimum GPA. No essays required.

Deadline: August 16, 2013.

How much: $4,000 scholarship

For more information, or to apply, click here.


$4,000 Animal Photography Scholarship
Visit an animal shelter to take pictures of their pets. Upload each photo to the DoSomething.org Pics for Pets gallery to be entered to win a $4,000 scholarship.

Over half of the pets that enter shelters are euthanized. One reason they don’t get adopted? Bad online photos. Shelters cannot afford the advertising and high quality photos needed to get their beautiful animals in front of people looking to adopt.To qualify for the $4,000 Pics for Pets scholarship, Submit a photo you took of a currently adoptable shelter pet. No minimum GPA. No essays required.

Deadline: August 23, 2013.

How much: $4,000 scholarship

For more information, or to apply, click here.

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