Over the past decade, the cost of tuition has been on the rise, causing both students and their parents to become increasingly concerned about how they will pay for college. Fortunately, there are many financial aid opportunities available to students to help alleviate those costs.
One of these options is scholarships. What’s great about scholarships over other options, like student loans, is that they do not need to be repaid. Thus, the more scholarships you can get, the less you have to pay out of your own pocket. There are countless scholarship opportunities out there, but to highlight a few, we’d recommend checking out the following three scholarships below:
One (1) Grand Prize of $3,500 Two (2) Prizes of $1,250 each
Deadline: July 31, 2020
How to Apply: Using the online application form, submit a 500 word essay about how individual creativity leads to success.
Why You Should Apply: The only requirement is a 500 word essay (that’s only about two pages!), which makes applying easy and accessible for all students. OCEAN AWARENESS CONTEST Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs Website | Application
Cash awards and scholarships of up to $1,500
Deadline: June 15, 2020
How to Apply: Using the online application portal, submit a creative arts and/or media piece(s) and a written reflection on the topic of “Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis.” Open to students ages 11-18 years old.
Why You Should Apply: If you are interested in climate issues, this scholarship is a fantastic way to apply your interests toward furthering your education. It’ll also display to colleges that you are passionate about issues related to the environment. DISCOVER STUDENT LOANS SCHOLARSHIP Discover Bank Website | Application
Twelve (12) Grand Prizes of $5,000
Deadline: Multiple entry periods. Opens the first of the month and ends on the last day of the month throughout 2020.
How to Apply: During the Promotion Period, visit https://scholarship.collegecovered.com and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form, including a valid email address.
Why You Should Apply: This opportunity will allow you to showcase your leadership abilities and how involved you are within the community. Plus, the high cash prize amount will be a huge contribution toward your tuition costs!
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