Whether you are in middle school, high school, or college, there is free money available to help pay and prepare for postsecondary education, including college, universities, and career/trade schools! Scholarships – which do not have to be repaid – may be based on merit, financial need, or other factors and can make a real difference in helping you manage your education expenses. Deadlines are provided, but please check each website carefully as dates may change.
Scholarships are available to students who have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (website, blog, app, fundraising event, etc.). Submission includes an essay with supporting documentation and a letter of recommendation.
Every month, Courage to Grow will give $500 to the winner of its essay contest. An essay answering why you believe you should be awarded this scholarship must be less than 250 words. The scholarship was created to help students realize their college dreams.
Through the Lead4Change program, students strengthen leadership skills, find their passion and apply what they learn through community service. Students who have demonstrated their commitment to leadership and community service are encouraged to write an essay answering a specific prompt on leadership and community service.
What is environmental awareness and what does it mean to you? Students passionate about environmentalism are encouraged to apply for this essay questions, which asks applicants to write about how climate change will impact future generations. Scholarships are offered every Sept. 1 and Feb. 1.