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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Lift Parts Express Scholarship (Deadline:  June 30, 2014)  Amount:  $500. To be eligible for the LPE Scholarship you must: be either a current senior in high school or a freshman or sophomore in a college/university, be a legal resident of the United States or Canada, enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2013, and submit a completed online application form prior to the deadline. Going to college is a big financial commitment. Applicants are required to write an essay that outlines how much you expect to spend to finish your schooling, how you intend to pay for your schooling, and what you expect your job to be once you are finished your schooling. There is no word limit for the essay.  For an application, visit

Air Force Association-Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2014) Amount:  $2,500.  This is a scholarship established for minor dependents of active duty or retired Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen.  It is for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the area of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).  The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has graduated from high school in 2014 and who is entering their first year at an accredited institution of higher learning.  Recipients will be selected by a committee based upon high academic achievement, good character, and financial need. For additional information visit:‎.  

Education Foundation Trust for Broadcast Engineering Scholarship (Deadline:  July 1, 2014)  Amount:  $1,500.  The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) is offering four scholarships to candidates who aspire to a career in the technical aspects of broadcasting.  For details or to apply, visit

ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship (Deadline: July 22, 2014) Amount: $1,000.  ERCA will award 25 $1,000 scholarships this year to students who have made a difference in their community.  Applications must be postmarked by July 22, 2014. The application and rules are available to download at

Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship 2014 (Deadline:  July 27, 2014) Amount:  $1,000 & other prizes.  The Family Travel Forum is looking student to blog about family vacations.  If your vacation has been exceptionally good, bad or just funny, they want you to share your experience with them.  Simply submit a travel blog about where you went and what it meant to you, what worked and what didn’t, what you learned from the trip, or how it changed you.  Use words, images and video to share your adventure other travelers.  For more information, visit 


Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes (Deadline:  August 13, 2014 at 11:59 pm CT)  Amount:  $1,000.  When you sign up to receive college planning and money management information from Wells Fargo’s CollegeSTEPS Program, you will automatically be entered in the CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes for a chance to win $1,000.  Once you sign up, you are automatically entered in future drawings until you no longer meet the eligibility criteria. (Eligible students may only win one time.)  Sign up today at