Four awards you should apply for now
There’s big money out there for graduating high school students who bother to apply. Some scholarships require long resumes, others simply ask for an essay. Here are four to consider.
Mackenzie Investments will award Canada’s Top Teen Philanthropist $2,500 cash plus $5,000 for the charity of his or her choice. Five other entrants will receive $1,000 each to split with their favourite charities. The deadline is Nov. 26th.
S-Trip, a company that specializes in student travel, is giving away $2,500 to a U.S. or Canadian student with the best essay of 250 words or less on this question: How does travel impact your learning and personal growth? Entrants don’t need to have travelled. The deadline is Dec. 7th.
Burger King funds multiple awards each year, ranging from $1,000 to $50,000, based on grades, work experience, extracurriculars and community service. Applications are due Jan. 10, 2013.
The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program offers 20 awards each year worth $5,000 apiece. The money goes to graduating Canadian high school students based on environmental community service, academic excellence and more. One winner also gets a computer. Apply by Feb. 15, 2013.
High school graduates should also check out our Scholarship Finder for entrance awards.