saving for college

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

College is a time of many firsts for students. As former financial aid professionals, the college finance educators at College Coach have seen the mistakes some students make when managing money for the first time. Budgeting, spending wisely, and creating smart savings goals are skills that students need to learn. We are 100% in agreement with this organization who believes that “gaining the skills to manage your personal finance is critical to your long-term success in everything” that you do.

Scholarship: Active Life Scholarship for Financial Literacy

Awarding Organization: Get Up! Get Active!

Amount: $1,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies

Eligible Students: Current college or graduate students

How to Apply: Complete application, including short answer response questions.

Deadline: December 31

Website: http://www.getupgetactive.org/scholarship/

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross.