Entrepreneurs Scholarship

Revel Entrepreneurs ScholarshipRevel Systems Offers Scholarships for Entrepreneurial Students

https://revelsystems.com/scholarships or https://revelsystems.com (click on the search icon and type “scholarships”)

The Revel Scholars Program awards two $10,000 scholarships for the 2015/2016 school year to current high school and/or college students interested in entrepreneurship. In addition to receiving a scholarship towards their tuition, the two students selected for the Revel Scholars program will receive mentorship with Revel’s founders Lisa Falzone (CEO) and Chris Ciabarra (CTO) at regular intervals throughout the year for professional counsel and guidance. The scholarship funds will apply to the winners’ accredited United States college or university tuition.

Contact Info: Revel Systems, Inc., 170 Columbus Avenue, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133; email: [email protected]

Deadline: July 1

Award Amount: $10,000 (2 awarded; 1 for a female student and 1 for a female or male student) plus mentorship with one of the founders;  Renewable

Eligibility: Must be 16 years of age or older; US citizen or permanent resident; must be registered at an accredited US college or university as an Undergraduate, Graduate, or Professional student; must demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship either as a major field of study or career choices; academic or career direction must include being entrepreneurial in business, science, technology, engineering, or math; no minimum GPA, ACT, or SAT is required.

Requirements: Online application, Essay (on application), Transcript, and proof of enrollment (for winners)

Application Link: https://revelsystems.com/scholarships/application

For more information, please check out their scholarship FAQs at https://revelsystems.com/scholarships/faq

If you’re a student entrepreneur, this scholarship is sizeable and provides you with the mentorship every entrepreneur needs when launching a start-up.

Internship for High School Students

Internship for High School StudentsWanted: High School Students Who Love to Write & Plan on Attending College

Are you a high school student who enjoys writing? Are you planning to attend college? Do you need an internship? The Scholarship Opportunity Blog would love to hear from you! We’re currently looking for four high school students (preferrably one freshman, one sophomore, one junior, and one senior). We’d like you to write about topics relating to issues that are important to high school students like yourself. We’re interested in hearing what you’re doing to prepare for college including:

  • Studying for and taking standardized tests (PSAT, SAT, and ACT)
  • Selection of classes and coursework
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Working while in school
  • Dual enrollment
  • Selecting a college
  • Applying to college
  • Paying for college
  • Finding and winning scholarships
  • How you use social media
  • Student loans and debt

We’re interested in YOUR experiences, thoughts, worries, questions, and issues you bump up against while in high school.

You would write one blog post per month on a topic of your choice. We will provide you with a professional writer and editor to polish your post prior to publication. We often receive requests from companies to review their products. While we are not paid for endorsements or reviews, we do receive these products for free. If you write an honest product review, you’ll get to keep the products for your own personal use. We think your opinion as a high school student is invaluable.

While this is a blogging internship, your photo and name will be published monthly, allowing you to gain real-world work experience and get the attention of college admissions counselors and scholarship committees. While this internship is unpaid (this year), there are perks! You’ll receive FREE:

Although we work in Vermont, our student bloggers can be located anywhere in the US. We’re looking for students who can make a one-year commitment. If you’re able to meet deadlines and want to learn how to blog and write professionally, reach out and send us an email today along with a short statement as to why this opportunity excites you.

PlasticPlace Environmental Scholarship

Plastic Place ScholarshipThe Plastic Place Green Scholarship for Academic Excellence, and Environmental Activism and Advocacy

This week’s Featured Scholarship was brought to our attention by Ben Lam of PlasticPlace. He reached out to let us know about this $1,500 scholarship his company is offering. It’s rare that a sponsoring organization contacts us to help get the word out to students about a scholarship opportunity but we love it when they do!

http://www.plasticplace.com/the-plasticplace-scholarship or http://www.plasticplace.com/ (scroll down page to “Tools & Services” heading and click The PlasticPlace Scholarship link)

Contact:  687 Prospect Street, Suite 450, Lakewood, NJ 08701; Phone: 877.343.2247; email: [email protected]

Deadline:  July 1

Award Amount: $1,500

Eligibility:  Incoming students for fall of 2015, US Citizens, average SAT score of 1070 and average GPA of 3.5 or above. This scholarship is merit-based not based on financial need.

Requirements: Application Sheet (you will write), an Essay on the stated topic below (80 to 1,500 words), and an Official Transcript

How to Apply:

Application requirements:

  • Student must complete his/her own application.
  • Before scholarship will be awarded, all information submitted will be verified.
  • If ANY false information is submitted on the application, the student will be disqualified.
  • Provide an official copy of academic transcript from current school.

 Fill out the following (This is Your Application Sheet):

  • Full Name
  • Home Street Address
  • City, State, Zip Code
  • Home Phone (with area code)
  • Email Address
  • Parent/Guardian Name (If under 18)
  • Parent/Guardian Contact Number (If under 18)
  • Anticipated date of Graduation (Month/Year)

Essay Topic:

The Health and Safety of Landfills:   Landfills are at historic capacity levels. According to the EPA, the U.S. has more than 3,000 landfills in use, and over 10,000 old municipal landfills. Americans generate 250 million tons of garbage annually, and some reports show up to 400 million tons. Only about 10% of all solid garbage in the U.S. gets recycled.

Here’s what should be covered in the essay:

  • Two-sided argument on the topic.
  • Research on the relevant health and safety issues.
  • Your determination if the current trajectory is sustainable.

Environmental Leadership Scholarship

Environmental LeadershipBrower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership

http://www.broweryouthawards.org/ (Select “Apply” tab) or http://www.broweryouthawards.org/apply/

According to the Earth Island Institute, “The Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership [was established] in 2000 to honor renowned environmental advocate David Brower, who was quoted as saying “I love to see what young people can do, before someone old tells them it’s impossible.” It is with this spirit that we recognize the outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working for the protection of our shared planet.

Contact Info: Brower Youth Awards, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, CA 94704-1375; Phone 510.859.9144; email: [email protected]

Deadlines: May 18

Award Amounts: $3,000 (6 awarded); plus a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy award winning film crew, and flight and lodging accommodations for a week long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eligibility: Youth environmental change leaders ages 13 to 22 (as of July 1, 2015) living in North America (including Mexico, Canada, some Caribbean Islands) and US “Territories” are encouraged to apply.

Requirements: Online Application, Photograph, Letter of Support from someone who is familiar with you and your environmental work, and cannot be from a parent or guardian.

Application Link: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/broweryouthawards2015

What They Look for:

  • Outstanding Youth Leadership: You played the major leadership role in creating, organizing and implementing your project or campaign(s).
  • Issue & Approach:  Your project is applying fresh solutions and approach to relevant environmental challenges.
  • Project Impact, Scalability, & Replicability: Is the project’s impact significant? Can your work be used as a model for other communities or campuses?
  • Charisma, Personal Commitment & Trajectory: What draws you to this work? What would winning the Brower Youth Award mean to you?

Tips for Winning:

  • Leadership: The Brower Youth Awards are looking to recognize the leader of a group or an effort. While we will consider applicants who are implementing individual efforts, it is our tendency to focus on leaders of groups and efforts.
  • Research and science fair projects: Many research and science fair projects are individual and/or one–time efforts. As such, they are difficult to compare to the leadership of on-going projects. We will not consider applicants who are implementing research and science fair projects, unless it is part of ongoing environmental efforts involving a larger group.
  • Earth Day and one-time conferences: We understand the impact and necessity of Earth Day, conferences and one–time gatherings. However, we typically will not consider one–time gatherings for the award, unless the event produced long–term measurable impacts in which you have continued to play a significant leadership role.

If you’d like to support the efforts of the Earth Island Institute, please consider making a donation.

Winning Scholarships

winning scholarshipsWinning Scholarships: 10 Tips for High School Students

Now that the acceptance letters are rolling in, college-bound students and their families are faced with how to pay for college. Reality sets in when that first tuition bill is due. Here are 10 tips for high school students to follow to increase their chance of winning scholarships and avoiding student loan debt.

  1. Start searching for scholarships now! Don’t wait until spring of your senior year in high school to start searching or you’ll miss half the deadlines. Senior year is the ONLY time you’ll be able to triple-dip in the scholarship pool. You can apply for scholarships specifically for high school students, entering college freshmen, and undergraduates. Search throughout your high school and undergraduate years.
  2. Ideally, you’ll want to hit the ground running by Senior year and apply to every scholarship where you meet the eligibility requirements. This means having your Scholarship Portfolio documents assembled and ready to submit. (A great way to use your summer and you can get help here.)
  3. Run your scholarship project as if it was a business start up. According to our research, it will pay you a whopping $66/hour.
  4. Assemble your Scholarship Circle—Enlist the support of family, friends, teachers, guidance counselors, and other people in your network. Let them know you’re looking for scholarships and ask for their help to find those you qualify for.
  5. Use social media to your advantage to both share your accomplishments to stand out to scholarship committees and to find more scholarships.
  6. Use search methods to yield high-value scholarship returns. Find out which scholarship search sites are the best by downloading our free guide when you subscribe to our blog. Or you can get it here for 99¢.
  7. Apply to every scholarship that you meet the eligibility requirements. Pursue less competitive scholarships such as small awards and local sources. There is far less competition and the money adds up.
  8. Don’t miss deadlines. Use a calendar and a tracking form to stay organized. (If you send us an email, I’ll send you a free Scholarship Tracking Form that students love.)
  9. Follow the scholarship directions exactly. If you’re unclear, send the funding organization an email to get your questions answered. Make sure your applications is completely and correctly filled out and that the requested documents are sent too. Forgetting one document or missing one question can and will get you eliminated from consideration.
  10. Proofread everything before you submit your application. In fact, submit your application when you’re fresh not when you’re tired. Make a copy of your entire scholarship package and log it into your Scholarship Tracking Form. Send the application by certified mail, return receipt requested or with delivery confirmation unless you’re applying online. Print a copy of your online confirmation page.

A Note to High School Seniors: Don’t panic if you haven’t started to find and apply for scholarships yet. Yes, you’ve missed the opportunity to triple dip, but you can use your summer to jumpstart your scholarship pursuit. Be ready to apply immediately to every scholarship you find your Freshman year by developing your Scholarship Portfolio now!

Do you have any tips to add? We hope you’ll share them with the Scholarship Opportunity community in the comments below.