By: Danielle Dungca
It’s that time of the year again! Rising and hopeful students have begun to apply to their dream colleges. Of course, it is no doubt that in doing so, it is rather costly. As college is so expensive, students may want to apply for scholarships that will help aid them financially. Here is a list of scholarships that you need to apply to right now!
Bold “No Essay” Community Scholarship
The “Bold ‘No Essay’ Community Scholarship” is an annual $5,000 scholarship given to one student, regardless of their education level, school, field of study, or GPA. It’s purpose is to highlight and recognize the value of a strong community. Apply by September 30, 2020!
Distinguished Black Engineers Grant
The “Distinguished Black Engineers Grant” is a $2,500 grant awarded to one African-American student. To apply, you must be an African American student studying any engineering field. In addition, you must attend a top-tier technical undergraduate or graduate university in the United States. As if the grant wasn’t enough, applicants will be considered to fulfill internships and job opportunities at Markforged to help pursue their career. The deadline is on November 18, 2020 so make sure to apply soon!
Due on June 20, 2021, the “Do-Over Scholarship” gives one lucky student $1500. Applicants must be a legal United States resident over the age of 14. In order to apply, write a 250 word or less essay answering the question: “If you could get one ‘do-over’ in life, what would it be and why?”
Flavor of the Month Scholarship
The “Flavor of the Month Scholarship” is an essay scholarship that awards $1,500 to any student that is 14 years old or older and is a legal United States Resident. All you have to do is write a maximum of 250 words response to tell readers about your favorite ice cream flavor.
Impact Scholarship for Black Students
The “Impact Scholarship for Black Students” awards a Black, ambitious, driven, and talented student with $2,550. Applicants will be recognized for dreaming big beyond the standards and doing what they can to achieve their dreams and create a vision. This is an essay scholarship so to enter you must write 500-1,000 words about yourself, what you hope to achieve, and how you are preparing yourself to do so. This is an amazing scholarship which helps to give equal opportunity to the misrepresented Black community. It’s due May 11, 2021, so start writing!
WayUp Dream Job No Essay Scholarship
The WayUp Dream Job No Essay Scholarship is held monthly and awards $1,000 to one lucky winner. This amazing scholarship is given to an applicant with a strong candidate profile. In addition to the scholarship, applicants will have access to millions of job and internship opportunities.
There are so many opportunities to gain through scholarships and grants. Though this is just a starting list, the possibilities are endless. The best thing one can do for themselves is to do thorough research, stay motivated, and keep looking! Consider expanding your knowledge of other ways to gain scholarships and expand your experiences to fit more platforms. The possibilities are endless with scholarships!