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.
This scholarship requires a lot from their applicants, but the Push Excel Program believes that the young men and women who are considered the opportunity are up to the task!. The Jesse Jackson Fellows – Toyota Scholarship program offers deserving students a chance to earn money for college while pursuing their educational goal of working in the mobility or automotive sector upon graduation.
Scholarship: Jesse Jackson Fellows – Toyota Scholarship
Awarding Organization: Push Excel
Amount: Up to $25,000 annually (renewable)
Eligible Students: This scholarship is open to incoming college sophomores only. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be pursuing a business- or STEM-related major. Demonstrated community service experience and financial need are required, and all applicants must demonstrate a genuine interest in, and willingness to work for, the automotive industry after completion of their studies. In fact, winners must agree to complete two co-op terms at a Toyota facility (location to be determined).
How to Apply: Submit application and provide supporting documentation, including an essay addressing diversity and inclusion. Applicants must also be a student member of Rainbow PUSH.
Deadline: April 15
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.