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College Scholarships For High School Students September, 2013 Deadline

Updated on August 14, 2013

These first three scholarships are available to high school graduates who have just graduated in May or June of 2013. Some of them are also available to college students. The fourth scholarship is only available to current high school students.

1) Fuel Your Dreams Scholarship

Deadline: September 4th

Amount: $1,000

This scholarship is available to all high school students, as well as college students. Students need to just fill out a form and then write an essay of 250 words or less about your dreams for your future and how this scholarship money will help your dreams come true. This scholarship is sponsored by 24Seven Energy.

2) Hit the Books Scholarship

Deadline: September 30th

Amount: $500 for books and materials

This scholarship is sponsored by CoffeeForLess, an online retailer offering less expensive coffee purchases than store/restaurant bought coffee. High school students who have just graduated from high school in June, 2013 are 18 years of age or older, and have been accepted at an accredited college are eligible. College students up to the age of 25 are also eligible. Requirements are to write an essay of 500 words or less that answers to questions:

1) What is the importance of education in their lives and

2) How will the money from this scholarship help them reach their goals?

Extra points will be given to applicants who can include their passion for coffee into their essay, but still keep the two questions previously mentioned as the primary focus of the essay. The criteria will be based on the essay and student needs. Scholarship money must be used for books and materials and receipts will be required. Scholarship winners must agree to write a follow up blog entry for the company's website stating how the money helped them to reach their goals, and must include a picture with their blog entry.

3) James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: September 30th

Amount: $1,000

This scholarship essay contest is open to children and grandchildren of Teamster members who are entering college in Fall, 2013 or are already in college. They must be under the age of 23 years on September 30, 2013. The Teamster parent or grandparent must not have been an officer in the past twelve months before the application is filed. They also must have been Teamster members in good standing during the past twelve months. Applicants must fill out a twelve question application with their parent/grandparent Teamster member. Attached to this application must be a typewritten essay of 500 words or less. The topic of the essay is:

What would you say to someone who says the following,

" Unions were important at one time, but we don't need them anymore."

Google the title of this scholarship for the application information.

4) 2013 Siemens Competition

Deadline: September 30th

Amount: $1,000 - $100,000

This competition is for people who have skills and an interest in either Math, Science or Technology. Through Science research, this competition offers students in high school the opportunity to earn national recognition and money either as individuals or as part of a team. Judging is based on knowledge of the field, creativity, comprehensiveness, clarity, scientific importance and how the material is presented. Students need to prove the importance of their scientific research, how this can impact their future career in Science, Math or technology, and be able to prove that during their presentation. The initial award is $1,000 but if the presentation is chosen to go on to national competition, more money can be earned for each step. Team projects are also accepted with the applicants splitting some of the award money. Up to $100,000 can be won if the applicant's project goes on to national competition.


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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia


      Thanks so much for your comment. I think students who have just graduated think that there aren't any scholarships available to them after June, but there are, and I want to get the word out there. There are even plenty of scholarships out there for current college students...but I guess that's another set of hubs?!!! LOL! Thanks for dropping by.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      This is great information for those heading out for college this year. So many times the funds go unclaimed because people do not know where to look. Voted up.