College scholarships are a form of aid that helps students pay for their education. Unlike student loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid. Hundreds of thousands of scholarships from several thousand sponsors are awarded each year.
Scholarships are generally reserved for students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or some kind of artistic talent. However, they are also available for students who are interested in particular fields of study, who are members of underrepresented groups, who live in certain areas of the country or who demonstrate financial need.
Here are 3 scholarships that you should consider having your child apply for right now:
- Amount: $1,000
- Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled full or part-time in a college or university.
- Students need to write a 500-word essay that answers the question, “How do you make a strong, positive, first impression among new people you meet”?
- The submission deadline is March 30, 2020.
- The winner will be contacted the first week of April 2020. The winner will have 2 weeks to respond before a runner up is selected. Once the winner’s school information is verified, Melvin Brewing will submit the award money directly to their school’s financial aid department.
Spirit of Anne Frank
- Amount: $5,000
- Eligibility: Senior in high school, graduating in the year 2020, willing and able to attend the Anne Frank Center awards ceremony in New York City plus more. Be sure to check out the website first for all details before applying.
- Students will need to write a 1,000-word essay on how Anne Frank has inspired them to take action in the community, school, and/or among peers. Other requirements are mentioned on the application page.
- The submission deadline is January 31, 2020.
- No information has been given on when a winner will be selected but there are 3 scholarships available.
Scholars Helping Collars
- Amount: $1,500
- Eligibility: Must be enrolled as a full-time high school senior.
- Students will submit an essay (between 500-1000 words) detailing their volunteer efforts to help animals in need, describing how that involvement has changed their lives and community or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare.
- The submission deadline is February 28, 2020.
- Winner will be selected based on the best essay as determined by an internal panel of judges.
These three scholarship opportunities are unique in their own way. When the kids go off to college it can become costly. Many colleges, companies and people throughout the country offer scholarships to those heading off to college or even while one is already attending a college. Scholarships can alleviate some of the financial stresses on parents and students alike and always come in handy.
There are many other scholarships available out there that you, your high school student or your college student can apply for. Just simply do a search for “scholarships” in Google or whatever search engine you use. Hopefully, my post has helped get you headed in the right direction. Just keep in mind that while it may not seem like much, even the smaller scholarships come in handy in the long run. Best of luck and may the scholarship Gods be ever in your favor. 🙂