Friday, January 12, 2018

Scholarships Due January 19th-31st

We only provide brief information about upcoming scholarships. You’re strongly encouraged to follow the links to find out more information about eligibility and requirements. Don’t cross out a scholarship before looking!

Better Brothers LA Book Scholarship - Up to $1,500 - Due 1/19
Scholarship open to Black LGBTQ students who are residents of LA County.
14 different categories with two cash prizes awarded for each category to be used for further musical education.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest - Up to $5,000 - Due 1/19
Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to an ethical issue.

Scholarship for graduating high school Seniors.
Submit a 3-5 minute short film about global women's issues (education, health, violence against women, etc).
Home Depot Orange Scholars - $2,500 - Due 1/22
Scholarship for dependents of Home Depot employees - based on financial need, academics, extracurricular activity.

Opportunity Scholarship for Locked-Out Dreamers - Up to $80,000 over four years - Due 1/23
Scholarship for HS graduates who live in targeted, locked-out states that do not offer in-state tuition to DREAMERS, or bars them from attending.

Bev Sellers Memorial Scholarships - Varies - Due 1/25
For young women involved in the barbershop art form, to assists their music education. Must study music education or vocal pedagogy.
Point Foundation Scholarship - 13,600 - Due 1/30
Must identify as being a part of the LGBT community and/or have a history of leadership in the LGBT community.

Understand the implication of technology addiction amongst youth.
Must identify as being a member of the LGBTQ community and be at least senior level in high school.
Cancer For College Scholarship - $4,000 - Due 1/31
For current or former cancer patients under 35 yrs old - regional travel required.
Must be between the ages of 16 and 21 years of age. Applicant must answer one of four given questions related to cleanliness.

Given to Hispanic residents of Oregon or Clark county WA.

Impact Sign Scholarship - $1,000 - Due 1/31
Applicant must submit a design for a plaque.

National MS Society Scholarship - $3,000 max - Due 1/31
HS seniors/grads who have MS or are the children of people with MS.
Union Plus Scholarship - $500+ - Due 1/31
For current or retired union members and their dependents/spouses.

There are many other scholarships with due dates that will be coming up fast. Don’t forget to check out our database on Compass under the “Financial Aid” tab in “Other Resources”.

Good Luck!

Monday, January 1, 2018

How to Earn Some Extra Cash

Sell some of your books/textbooks! There are multiple bookstores around the city who are more than happy to take those books off your hands and even give you some money for them! If you live on Capitol Hill or are willing to transport your books up there, Twice Sold Tales is a great place to sell to. Make sure you call ahead and see if they’re buying that day! They accept walk-ins but will be much happier and pleasant if you call ahead. They will take a look at your books and give you cash or write you a check! Of course they also do in-store credit, but this is a post about earning cash after all. You can always check out some online resources for selling books as well, such as My Book Buyer, Cash4Books, Amazon's Trade-In Program, Half.com & Textbooks.com.
Have too many clothes? Clothes you don’t wear anymore but that are still in pretty good shape? Head to Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange, or any other consignment shop that buys clothes! You’ll have the option of in store credit or cash.
Save your coins! If you ever start getting a buildup of coins, try putting them into a jar or piggy bank! Try not to touch them once you put them in and then once it’s full head to the bank or to the closest Coinstar Kiosk to get cash for your coins! Then it’s your choice if you want to deposit and save the money or treat yourself to something!
Get a part time job! Apply for a job somewhere around the city or apply for a work-study position if you’re eligible! Keep an eye out for odd jobs too! The money you earn from this can help you pay for your necessities and if you have some leftovers you can add to your savings or have some extra spending money!
Start an Etsy site! If you make art or any kind of crafty things that you think you might be able to sell, it might be worth deciding to open an Etsy shop to try and sell some of your work and earn some money. Of course, Etsy isn’t the only option, there are many other sites where you can start selling your work too!
Fill out some surveys. You’re not going to make a ton of money doing this, but there are some sites out there who are willing to pay you for taking surveys. If you’re willing to do this and stay committed you could definitely earn a bit here and there. Check out this post from The Peaceful Mom for some of the best survey sites that are out there: http://thepeacefulmom.com/best-online-survey-sites/. You can take a look at this link too for some other sites that will pay for certain types of work from you: http://christianpf.com/real-companies-that-will-pay-you-to-work-from-home/.

Good luck out there!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Scholarships Due January 1st-15th

We only provide brief information about upcoming scholarships. You’re strongly encouraged to follow the links to find out more information about eligibility and requirements. Don’t cross out a scholarship before looking!


This scholarship is intended to encourage students to become involved in social issues, and to promote socially conscious documentary photography.


Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 and 18.


Ron Brown Scholarship - $40,000 - Due 1/9
Scholarship for African-American high school seniors making significant contributions to society.


One application for many LGBT scholarships. Funds Asian/Pacific Islander lesbians, bisexual females, and trans people (both MTF and FTM spectrum).
For full time students who are of Asian or Pacific Islander descent.


Baer Reintegration Scholarship - Varies - Due 1/12
Scholarship to aid tuition costs for individuals with bipolar, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder.
BEF Sacks for CF - Varies - Due 1/12
Scholarship for individuals with cystic fibrosis seeking a degree.


Must be WA resident - being a part of the LGBT community isn’t required, but student needs to have a history of leadership & involvement in the LGBT community.


Letters About Literature Competition - Up to $1,000 - Due 1/12
Write a personal letter to an author on how their work changed you or your view of the world.
Pride Foundation Scholarships - Varies - Due 1/12
Apply with the Pride Foundation to qualify for dozens of LGBT scholarships
Young Filmmakers Contest - Up to $1,000 - Due 1/14
Student must create a film on one of many given topics related to the Earth.
Brian M. Day Scholarship - Varies - Due 1/15
Scholarship for puget sound area gay men of color who demonstrate activism in the LGBT community & their communities of color.


Scholarship for women of color who have a history of activism and/or leadership in the LGBT community & are pursuing a degree in education, women's health, or dance.


Margaret McNamara Education Grant - Varies - Due 1/15
Must be at least 25 and not related to a World Bank Group, Int. Monetary Fund, or Inter-American development Bank staff member or spouse.
Mensa Foundation Scholarship Application - $300-$1,000 - Due 1/15
Multiple awards with no restrictions; essay required.
Military Spouse Scholarships - 500-$2,500 - Due 1/15
Applicant must be the spouse of a Military Member.


Pathable Scholarship - $1,000 - Due 1/15
For a female student attending or planning to attend college for a computer science or related degree.
Pfund Scholarship - $10,000 - Due 1/15
For LGBT or allied student who is a resident of Minnesota. Essay required.


There are many other scholarships with due dates that will be coming up fast. Don’t forget to check out our database on Compass under the “Financial Aid” tab in “Other Resources”.

Good Luck!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Scholarships Due December 31st

We only provide brief information about upcoming scholarships. You’re strongly encouraged to follow the links to find out more information about eligibility and requirements. Don’t cross out a scholarship before looking!

$500 Art Scholarship - $500 - Due 12/31
Must be 13 years of age or older and interested in attending art school, or be currently enrolled in an art school.

Achieve Today Scholarship - $1000 - Due 12/31
Applicant can submit a three to five-minute video/audio/essay on a topic of personal development or high performance.

Submit a video entry surrounding the idea of leadership - see site for details.

The AIGA Link Program awards scholarships to qualified graduating seniors at an end of year Gallery Show.
Design Environmental Stewardship project and write essay on it.

Applicants must have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry.

Applicants must include a 250-word maximum introductory bio with their 500-750 word essay and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.

This Award is granted annually to encourage talented young jazz composers during the earliest stages of their careers.

For students who are majoring or interested in design and applied arts or graphic design and submit a design with description.

NRA civil rights defense fund - $1,000 - Due 12/31
Students any age below HS must write an essay about the 2nd amendment
Parents Need To Know Scholarship - $1,000 - Due 12/31
Applicant must submit a video sharing the challenges of studying and parenting.
Phil's Reviews Scholarship - $1,000 - Due 12/31
Create a 2-10 minute video and talk about a bike.

Point101 Scholarship - $500 - Due 12/31
Scholarship is open to accepted and currently enrolled college students. Applicant must submit a video on a given topic related to design.
StyleWe Scholarship - $500 - Due 12/31
For students who plan to pursue a design career. Applicant must submit a video sharing their design capability.
Applicant must submit a short personal essay and 3-5 images of their urban art. There is no major requirement.
Veteran Benefits Scholarship - $2,000 - Due 12/31
Give an example of one veterans benefit and explain how it helps senior veterans. Then propose your own benefit to help senior veterans.

There are many other scholarships with due dates that will be coming up fast. Don’t forget to check out our database on Compass under the “Financial Aid” tab in “Other Resources”.

Good Luck!