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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.

If you didn’t love Beyoncé enough already, check out her BeyGOOD philanthropic initiative, whose mission is to “set an example of giving back and paying it forward while empowering others to do the same with what they have in their own communities.” This scholarship opportunity for the 2018-2019 academic year focuses on recognizing outstanding students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Winners will be directly selected by each university.

Scholarship: Homecoming Scholars Award

Awarding Organization: BeyGOOD (in partnership with Google.org)

Amount: $25,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Eight

Eligible Students: One student at each of the following universities: Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University, Bethune-Cookman University, Grambling State University, Texas Southern University, Fisk University, and Morehouse College. Eligible majors range from literature and creative arts to business and engineering. All applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher.

How to Apply: Check with each qualifying institution for more details.

Deadline: Winners will be notified summer 2018.

Website: https://www.beyonce.com/article/homecoming-scholars-award-2018-2019-update/

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

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.