4 Scholarships for Summer School

Taking classes during the summer is a great way to catch up or get ahead with your education. But taking summer classes can also act like an extra semester of your college career, which can mean more college expenses like room and board or books. Luckily there are a number of scholarships dedicated to the summer scholar! Read on below to learn about a few summer school scholarships.

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Pennsylvania Summer State Grant Program

Amount: Varies

Deadline: August 15

For in-state college students in Pennsylvania, this program will cover some of the expenses that come with summer courses.

To be eligible, students must: be attending college in Pennsylvania, be enrolled at least half-time, and also file the FAFSA.

Fulbright Summer Institute Scholarship

Amount: Most program costs

Deadline: Varies

Love theater? Shakespeare? Travel? Want to study for the summer semester in London? This opportunity is a unique one, to be sure. Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program offers a three-week academic semester in which students earn 3 credits for studying Shakespeare, literature, and theatrical performance.

Eligible students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and also a passport.

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AIFS Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

AIFS offers study abroad programs in over 20 countries. With programs at a multitude of international universities and courses from a variety of majors, there is definitely something for everyone. But travel and tuition can get expensive. Luckily, AIFS offers scholarships to cover some of the costs as well.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students: must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, be accepted into one of AIFS study abroad programs, and also fill out the application form.

SEA Semester: Henry L. and Grace Doherty Endowed Journalism Scholarship

Amount: $1,650 (8-week); $950 (4-week)

Deadline: Varies

For journalists with a yearning for adventure and a passion for the ocean, the SEA Semester program might be a great opportunity. This scholarship, awarded to a student majoring in journalism, awards partial coverage for the program.

The SEA Semester sees students sailing across the open sea to travel the world to learn about, and protect the oceanic environment. From learning navigation techniques to cleaning up coral reefs to studying international conservation policies, students will earn a number of credits–depending on their specific program.

To be eligible, students must be majoring in journalism and also be accepted into one of the SEA Semester programs.

Want to find more summer school scholarships? In addition to these unique opportunities, most every college/university offers scholarships for students planning to take courses over the summer semester. Take a look at your school’s website to hunt down the awards right for you. Most states–like the example of the Pennsylvania Summer State Grant Program mentioned earlier–also offer some financial aid to summer students. Otherwise, look through scholarship databases. Generally, there are plenty of summer school scholarships out there that you can apply for. There’s also no such thing as applying for too many scholarships, as long as you meet all of the requirements.


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