R. Gabrielle McCormick

The other day on Facebook, I saw a video showcasing “palm painting portraits”. It’s okay…I had never heard of the terminology either.

It’s when an artist paints a realistic portrait on the palm of their hand, then uses their palm as a stamp. The paint is transferred from their hand to the canvas, paper, etc., creating amazing artwork.

I can show you better than tell you, so take a look at this talented artist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4uPv4yNvV0.

Pretty cool right?

After watching that video and others, it made me wonder about your talents, gifts, hobbies, and extracurricular activities. Because there are tons of creative scholarships that you may be overlooking!

Here are a few examples of scholarships you’ll want to consider:

· Artwork and Graphic Design Contests

· Creative Writing Contests

· Dance Competitions

· Entrepreneurial Elevator Pitches and Business Plan Competitions

· Innovative and Sustainable Community Projects

· Robotics Competitions

· Scientific Research Studies

· Photography Portfolios

· Poetry Slams

· Video Game Design

Even those this isn’t a comprehensive list, it’s a great place to begin looking for scholarships! You can also consider this week’s scholarship selections, all focused on extracurricular activities:

  1. Quit Smoking Community Scholarship: Do you have something special to share with the world that can help bring awareness to the hazards of smoking? If yes, the Quit Smoking Community has good news for you: they’re offering $3,000 in scholarships every semester to those who bring awareness to the dangers of smoking. To apply, students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate school program.$500-$1,500
    Deadline: July 21, 2017
  2. The Community Contribution Scholarship: This scholarship is open to all high school students who have recognized a need or problem in their community and have determined a way to address the issue.
    Awards: 1 – $5,000 Scholarship, 2 – $2,5000 Scholarships, 15 – $1,000 Scholarships
    Deadline: July 26, 2017
  3. July Harlequin Floors Scholarship Contest: To apply for this scholarship, all you have to do is submit a dance video! Find out more about the uploading and voting process by visiting the sponsoring committee’s website.
    Award: 4 – $250 Awards
    Deadline: July 28, 2017
  4. Jamaica Travel Saver Scholarship: For this scholarship, applicants must share about their extracurricular activities, life goals, and vacationing. Current undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
    Deadline: July 30, 2017

Happy Tuition Tuesday 😀