Financial Sumo Educational Scholarship Program-Write a one page essay on the following questions: 1. Why is it important to avoid taking on student loan debt? Financially speaking, what would this scholarship mean to you?

Applicants: Anyone

Due: September 1st, Award: $1,000

Vitality Medical Disability Scholarship– Submit a visual poem on the topic of “How using disability aids has added vitality to your life”. Students must submit a 500-1,000 word personal statement as well.

Applicants: Disabled & non-disabled students who help assist other students who are disabled

Due: September 15th, Award: $500

Heather Burns Memorial Scholarship Fund– Submit a 500 word personal essay describing your goals for college, personal/professional ambitions, why you deserve this scholarship, and any financial burdens. Also required: letter of certification verifying that you have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, 3 letters of reference, 5×7 head shot, transcripts & SAT scores

Applicants: Students diagnosed with sickle cell anemia or other life-threatening diseases (lupus, diabetes, etc) facing financial hardships

Due: September 22nd