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Top 469 Summer Scholarships in 2024

Written by Will Geiger

Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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Updated: April 2nd, 2024

Summer vacation is a great time to recharge after the school year. It is a great time to hang out with friends, relax, and try something new. Summer is also a great time to apply for summer scholarships!

Below you will find the top scholarships that we have profiled during the summer months of June, July, and August. These summer scholarships will be sure to help pay for college or grad school. If you’re looking for scholarships for summer school or summer programs, click here!

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The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

  • The scholarship requires a fee to apply
  • The scholarship provider’s privacy policy allows for the misuse of student data
  • The scholarship requires paid membership in an organization (with certain exceptions for reputable trade organizations and others)
  • Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
  • The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
  • The scholarship website has many grammatical errors and/or advertisements
  • The scholarship or scholarship providing organization seem untrustworthy
  • There is no evidence the scholarship was previously awarded
  • The scholarship has not been awarded in the past 12 months
  • There is no available contact information

If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!


* There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.

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Unigo $10,000 Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Unigo

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Dec 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by Unigo

Easy Application

This easy scholarship is open to all high school students who are at least 14 years of age. To apply, students must respond to the…Show More

This easy scholarship is open to all high school students who are at least 14 years of age. To apply, students must respond to the…Show More

This easy scholarship is open to all high school students who are at least 14 years of age. To apply, students must respond to the following essay prompt in 250 words (or less): "Would you rather be smart, funny or rich? Why?" On or about March 31, 2025, a qualified panel of judges will select one (1) potential winner based on the criteria of writing ability (25%), creativity (25%), originality (25%), and overall excellence (25%).Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Dec 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

“Get Inspired” TikTok Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $500
Deadline Jul 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

Online platforms like TikTok have given people all around the world the opportunity to create and share content. But sometimes with so many people constantly…Show More

Online platforms like TikTok have given people all around the world the opportunity to create and share content. But sometimes with so many people constantly…Show More

Online platforms like TikTok have given people all around the world the opportunity to create and share content. But sometimes with so many people constantly posting and sharing, it’s hard to break out of all the noise. That’s why Scholarships360 is asking what or even who inspires you to create, to share, and to connect with others. To enter this scholarship, all you have to do is follow our Scholarships360 TikTok account, like the “Get Inspired” post pinned to our profile, and comment on what inspires you. For extra consideration, tag some friends who inspire you as well!Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Jul 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

“Jump for Joy” InstaScholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $500
Deadline Jul 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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When you’re not searching for scholarships, what do you like to do for fun? Do you dance? Play sports? Watch movies? Here at Scholarships360, we…Show More

When you’re not searching for scholarships, what do you like to do for fun? Do you dance? Play sports? Watch movies? Here at Scholarships360, we…Show More

When you’re not searching for scholarships, what do you like to do for fun? Do you dance? Play sports? Watch movies? Here at Scholarships360, we know how important it is to enjoy life. That’s why we’re offering a $500 scholarship to one student who tells us what makes them jump for joy! Whether it’s spending time with your friends, playing with your dog, or jamming out to music, we want to know what brings a smile to your face. To apply for this scholarship, simply follow us on Instagram, go to the “Jump for Joy” InstaScholarship post at the top of our grid, like the post, and drop a comment about something you love to do for fun. Extra consideration will be given to students who mention at least one friend in their comment! Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Jul 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

“College Here I Come” Essay Scholarship for High School Seniors

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Scholarships360

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The "College Here I Come" Scholarship for Class of 2024 is open to just who you think: high school seniors graduating in the class of…Show More

The "College Here I Come" Scholarship for Class of 2024 is open to just who you think: high school seniors graduating in the class of…Show More

The "College Here I Come" Scholarship for Class of 2024 is open to just who you think: high school seniors graduating in the class of 2024! Here at Scholarships360, scholarships are our passion–we know that you can never have enough of them! After all, scholarships are essentially “free money” to help fund your education. We want to help out a lucky high school senior who is just starting out on their higher education journey and actively looking for ways to fund it. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. We hope that you apply and look forward to reading your application! Show Less

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Apply

Sharing is Caring Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Jul 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

Did you know you can win a $1,000 scholarship just by sharing Scholarships360 with your friends? The Sharing is Caring Scholarship is open to all…Show More

Did you know you can win a $1,000 scholarship just by sharing Scholarships360 with your friends? The Sharing is Caring Scholarship is open to all…Show More

Did you know you can win a $1,000 scholarship just by sharing Scholarships360 with your friends? The Sharing is Caring Scholarship is open to all Scholarships360 users who refer their friends to Scholarships360. The more people you refer, the higher your chances of winning! To apply, just send your personal referral link to your friends. For every person who creates a Scholarships360 account using your personal referral link, you’ll gain an entry to the Sharing is Caring Scholarship. Get started by visiting the Scholarships360 Referral Center!Show Less

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Jul 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

“Broad Horizons” Scholarship for High School Juniors

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior

Offered by Scholarships360

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This scholarship is open to high school juniors (graduating class of 2025) who are proactive about broadening their horizons. To broaden your horizons means to…Show More

This scholarship is open to high school juniors (graduating class of 2025) who are proactive about broadening their horizons. To broaden your horizons means to…Show More

This scholarship is open to high school juniors (graduating class of 2025) who are proactive about broadening their horizons. To broaden your horizons means to expand your range of knowledge and experiences. It means putting yourself out there, trying new things, and meeting new people. To apply for this scholarship, tell us about one thing you have done in the past year to broaden your horizons. Whether you picked up a new hobby, learned a new skill, traveled to a new place, or spent time with different people – we want to know what you’re doing to foster growth in your life. See the “Application Information” section below for details regarding the short answer response. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their response and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. We look forward to reading your application!Show Less

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior
Apply

Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jul 20, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

The Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship is open to any student who has lost a loved one and submits an essay on how that loss…Show More

The Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship is open to any student who has lost a loved one and submits an essay on how that loss…Show More

The Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship is open to any student who has lost a loved one and submits an essay on how that loss influences what you want to "fight" to achieve in life. Keep on reading to learn more. Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jul 20, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

The Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Marie M. Daly, a trailblazing African American woman who earned a PhD…Show More

The Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Marie M. Daly, a trailblazing African American woman who earned a PhD…Show More

The Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Marie M. Daly, a trailblazing African American woman who earned a PhD in chemistry. Her words, "you learn courage by couraging," inspire us to support the next generation of minority women in STEM. This scholarship is for undergraduate BIPOC women at the University of Texas at Dallas pursuing STEM careers. Share your post-college goals and how you plan to achieve them to apply. Let's empower and uplift the voices of minority women in STEM.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Apply

Scorenavigator Financial Literacy Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
5 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Jul 13, 2024
Grade Level High School Juniors & Seniors

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Are you a low-income high school junior or senior with plans to pursue an undergraduate education? Further, do you have a GPA above 3.0? If…Show More

Are you a low-income high school junior or senior with plans to pursue an undergraduate education? Further, do you have a GPA above 3.0? If…Show More

Are you a low-income high school junior or senior with plans to pursue an undergraduate education? Further, do you have a GPA above 3.0? If so, consider applying for the Scorenavigator Financial Literacy Scholarship! The scholarship awards $1,000 to five (5) low-income, academically impressive high school juniors and seniors who will be pursuing a degree after their high school graduation. In order to apply, interested students must submit an essay about their "personal financial experiences and how [they] plan to use [their] financial education to better [their] future." If you're a low-income, college-bound high school junior or senior, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

5 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Jul 13, 2024
Grade Level High School Juniors & Seniors
Apply

ScholarshipOwl $50,000 No Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by ScholarshipOwl

Easy Application
50 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by ScholarshipOwl

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, and graduate students. Each month, 4 winners will be selected to earn $1,000 each. In December…Show More

Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, and graduate students. Each month, 4 winners will be selected to earn $1,000 each. In December…Show More

Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, and graduate students. Each month, 4 winners will be selected to earn $1,000 each. In December 2023, there will be 2 additional winners earning $1,000 each. Applicant must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories except for Rhode Island and Michigan. Applicant also must be 16 years of age or older and either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled within three months of registration in the Scholarship Sweepstakes, in a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.Show Less

50 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

GeneTex Scholarship

Offered by GeneTex

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Jul 12, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by GeneTex

Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship! The scholarship is open to all STEM majors enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution in good academic standing, including international students. Offered by GeneTex, the scholarship supports young scientists pursuing a postsecondary education to increase scientific advancement and future discoveries. GeneTex is a Texas-based life science, biotechnology company that develops and sells research reagents in the biomedical field. The GeneTex scholarship awards one student $2,000 biannually for use toward their education or other expenses. Typically, the deadlines for each year will fall in July and December or January of each year. If you are a STEM major looking for some help with tuition and fees, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Jul 12, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Stokes Scholarship Programs

Offered by Central Intelligence Agency

Multiple awards worth up to $25,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Central Intelligence Agency

The Stokes Scholarship Programs are funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, a U.S. government agency that provides objective intelligence on foreign countries and global issues…Show More

The Stokes Scholarship Programs are funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, a U.S. government agency that provides objective intelligence on foreign countries and global issues…Show More

The Stokes Scholarship Programs are funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, a U.S. government agency that provides objective intelligence on foreign countries and global issues to the president, the National Security Council, and other policymakers to help them make national security decisions. Every year, their Stokes Scholarship Program awards up to $25,000 to multiple postsecondary students who are willing to work one to two 90-day sessions at the CIA before graduating. In addition, scholarship recipients must commit to working at the CIA for a period of 1.5 years for each year they receive the scholarship. If you're an undergraduate or graduate student wanting to work at the Central Intelligence Agency, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $25,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship

Offered by Hyundai through The University Network

5 awards worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Hyundai through The University Network

Are you a high school senior or college undergraduate who identifies as female, resides in the United States, and wishes to pursue a STEM-related field…Show More

Are you a high school senior or college undergraduate who identifies as female, resides in the United States, and wishes to pursue a STEM-related field…Show More

Are you a high school senior or college undergraduate who identifies as female, resides in the United States, and wishes to pursue a STEM-related field of education? If so, you might consider applying for the Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $10,000 to five applicants who submit the most thoughtful 500+ word essays on how they plan to “promote positive shifts toward sustainability” in their particular STEM field. If you’re passionate about STEM, sustainability, and reducing college debt, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

5 awards worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Offered by Breakthrough

1 award worth $250,000
Deadline Jun 25, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by Breakthrough

Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the…Show More

Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the…Show More

Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the challenge awards $250,000 to a 13-18-year-old student who creatively and clearly explains a scientific or mathematical theory, concept, or principle in video form. The videos must be no longer than a minute and 30 seconds long and should be a dynamic visual medium, using diagrams, simulations, physical demonstrations, and more. The scholarship is funded by technology investors and science philanthropists Julia and Yuri Milner.  If you have a love for STEM, video making, and want to go to college debt-free, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

1 award worth $250,000
Deadline Jun 25, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
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How to win summer scholarships

If you’re applying to scholarships during the summer (or any time of the year, for that matter), there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself writing an essay. Essays are the perfect opportunity to demonstrate who you are, what you’re passionate about, and what your goals are for the future. If written effectively, essays can greatly boost your chances of winning scholarships!

Fortunately, we have plenty of resources aimed at helping you write a top-notch essay. Check out the following guides to get started: 

Tips for applying to summer scholarships

Summer is a great time to search and apply for scholarships. Without the distraction of schoolwork, you can make a serious dent in those scholarship applications! We suggest that you not only apply to scholarships during the summer, but look ahead and see which scholarships open their application periods during the fall and winter months. 

Fall is typically when you’ll see most scholarships accepting applications, so it doesn’t hurt to get ahead. Even if you can’t apply right now, you can create a list of future scholarships and save them for later. You’ll thank yourself for planning ahead when fall rolls around and you’re busy with schoolwork and college applications. Take a look at our list of the top fall scholarships to get started!

Scholarships for Summer Study Abroad Programs

CEA Study Abroad Scholarship

Multiple scholarships are available for students wanting to fund their study abroad programs. Up to $1,000 scholarships are awarded for multiple recipients. Deadline for late summer programs is typically late April.

AIFS Overseas Ambassador Scholarship

Open to students from underrepresented backgrounds willing to share their experiences abroad via blogs, pictures, and video (at least once a week) on social media. Two recipients are chosen to earn an award of  $500. The summer program due date is in early March.

Eastern European Study Abroad (EESA) Scholarships

Open to students who have applied to study abroad with EESA and are currently enrolled in a college or university. Applications are due in early April.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

Open to U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need who want to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Recipients earn up to $3,000. Applications are due in March.

CIEE GAIN Travel Grant

Open to high need students who apply to CIEE programs. Up to $500 are awarded to help pay for flights to and from CIEE programs. Apply by April 1 for the summer programs.

SIT Study Abroad

Multiple scholarships are open to students applying for a SIT study abroad program. Recipients earn up to $3,000. Apply before April 1 for summer programs.

John Cabot University Study Abroad Scholarship

Open to gap year and independent study abroad students, as well as students studying at JCU through Tulane Spring Scholars and USC Freshman Program. Recipients earn up to $1,500. Deadlines to apply are April 15th for the Summer I session and May 15th for the Summer II session.

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Scholarships for high school summer programs

Canada/USA Mathcamp

Mathcamp is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for mathematically talented high school students. The program is free for all US and Canadian families with household income under $75,000. Mathcamp takes place at Champlain College at Burlington, VT between July and August annually.

Foundation for Teaching Economics Economics for Leaders

EFL is a selective summer program that teaches student leaders how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making in an interactive learning environment. The program is open to students who are currently sophomores and juniors in high school. Scholarships of $100 to $1500 are available for students with financial need. Applications are due in April every year.

Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

The program is a six-week summer program in mathematics for strongly motivated high school students held in Boston University from July to August. The program is open to students who have completed 9th grade (or its equivalent), are at least 14 years old, and are not yet enrolled as a full-time college or university. The program is free (including tuition, room and board) for domestic students whose families make under $80,000 adjusted gross income per year. Applications are due in late March.

AAJA JCamp

JCamp is a six-day training camp that brings together culturally diverse students from across the nation to learn from veteran journalists and leading media executives held at American University in Washington D.C. The program is open to high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. All costs to attend this program, including airfare, campus housing and meals, are covered by AAJA. Applications are due in March every year.

The Ross Mathematics Program

The program is an in-person, six-week intensive summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students to explore mathematics. Held in two locations: Otterbein University in Columbus, Ohio and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana from June through July. It’s open to high school students ages 15 to 18 and interested in mathematics and science. Financial aid is available for students. Applications are due at the end of March.

The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE)

CLAE is a  free, week-long summer academic liberal arts program. It’s open to college-bound high school students who are current sophomores and who identify as Black or African American, or who have an interest in African American culture. The program typically runs in late July and is held at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Applications are due in April every year.

Frequently asked questions about summer scholarships

Can I get scholarships for summer programs?

Yes, you can! Summer programs often offer scholarships, which you can find on their financial aid page. Some general private scholarships can also be used for summer programs — you’ll just have to read the terms and conditions carefully. Additionally, if you are a high school student, you can bypass your need for scholarships by checking out some free summer programs.

Can I apply for scholarships during the summer?

Yes, you can definitely apply for scholarships during the summer! There are scholarships out there with due dates all year-round, so be sure to check out anything that might seem relevant to you, regardless of what time of year it is. In fact, summer is an especially good time to apply for scholarships because you don’t have to split your attention between applications and your schoolwork.

Our list of summer scholarships is a great place to start when searching for scholarships due over the summer. You can also try out our free scholarship search tool – this is a one-stop shop to custom-match you with vetted scholarships, all year round. We’ll take into account your interests, demographics, and more, and automatically update it with opportunities just for you.

Is the summer before college too late to apply for scholarships?

Good news – it’s never too late to apply for scholarships! You can apply for scholarships all throughout college, in fact. We have lists of scholarships for all current college students, and by year, for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

As you enter college, the scholarships available to you change. You’ll find new opportunities that tend to be focused on your field of interest or major. But rest assured that no matter your age, year, major, or the time of year, there are scholarships out there waiting for your application. 

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Top Easy Scholarships of April 2024

Scholarship
Amount
Deadline
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Scholarship:
$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
Amount:

$10,000

Deadline:

June 30, 2024

Jun 30, 2024

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Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, community college and graduate students.

Scholarship:
$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship
Amount:

$2,000

Deadline:

April 30, 2024

Apr 30, 2024

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Easy $2,000 monthly scholarship. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school!

Scholarship:
Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
Amount:

$25,000

Deadline:

May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024

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Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

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