Check out these Way Cool Scholarships!

Want to design a float for a college scholarship?

In the past few weeks, we’ve shared with you several interesting scholarships with spring deadlines. This is our last piece about late-season scholarships till next year; check out these cool opportunities!

This NEW one gets two thumbs up! Art Van Furniture and The Parade Company have teamed up on a contest for high school students  9th to 12th grade, encouraging them to submit their ideas for Art Van Furniture’s New Float Concept for the 2011 America’s Thanksgiving Parade.

Students are asked to research Art Van Furniture’s company values and mission and develop a float concept based on this messaging, creatively exemplifying how it relates to the spirit of the parade.

One grand prize winner gets:

  1. A $2,500 financial scholarship from Art Van Furniture to be used toward education.
  2. The opportunity for his/her submission to be incorporated into the final Art Van Furniture float design.
  3. $2,500  to the winner’s school for the art of English department.
  4. Parade Company and Art Van Furniture merchandise.
  5. A meet & greet with Art Van Elslander.
  6. Six Preview Party tickets.

Students must submit a written float concept in essay form in 250 words or less.

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Deadline: May 20, 2011

Did you know you might be eligible for a scholarship if you are the first in your family to go to college? You don’t even need to be top in your class. Awesome, right?!

The Center for Student Opportunity’s Opportunity Scholarship is a $2,000, four-year renewable scholarship awarded to first-generation college students graduating in the high school class of 2011.

Click here to view the entire application.

Deadline: May 27, 2011

MORE GOOD NEWS! What if your chance at a scholarship was based primarily on your essay– even one you wrote for a class — not grades and scores?  Well, you can write your way to a scholarship, and it’s not due until July 31.

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is merit-based. An independent panel of judges will select the winner based primarily on the quality of your personal statement; GPA and financial situation do not matter. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program.

To apply, you must submit an essay in 250 words or less on one of the following topics:

1. Why do you deserve to win this scholarship?
2. Describe your academic or career goals.
3.  Topic of your choice.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2011

As you know, most scholarship applications require an essay.  Why not schedule a meeting with a writing coach at Wow Writing Workshop to give you a hand?  We’re here and ready to help you stand out from the crowd.