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.
Are you passionate about potatoes? Not eating them mashed or fried, but researching them? The National Potato Council (NPC) awards this scholarship to a graduate student whose research benefits the potato industry.
Scholarship: National Potato Council Scholarship
Awarding Organization: National Potato Council
Number of Scholarships Awarded: One
Eligible Students: Graduate Students
How to Apply: Submit completed application with a copy of college transcript, short statement explaining how your work benefits the potato industry, activity resume, and references.
Deadline: June 17th
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.