Create a Greeting Card Scholarship

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.

I love getting the mail and finding that someone has sent me a card just to say hello. Creative high school and college students, here’s a chance to show off your creativity. Consider creating a holiday card, birthday card, or just an everyday card that will make someone smile and win you some money for college in the process.

Scholarship: Create a Greeting Card Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Prudent Publishing Company, Inc./The Gallery Collection

Amount: $10,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: One

Eligible Students: High school and enrolled college students

How to Apply: Design your own greeting card. Online entries must include a .jpg image of the original artwork and files should not exceed two megabytes. Designs can be vertical or horizontal, and artists should refer to the website below for design size requirements.

Deadline: March 2nd

Website: http://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm

Other: Judges will review entries and post 100 designs per month for voting on the site’s online gallery. The top ten finalists will be reviewed, and winner selected, by a panel of judges.

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

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Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University.