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.
Many students, even those who earn top grades, are concerned about college affordability. Scholarships are made available to students across the US from the Ronald McDonald charities to help alleviate some of the financial burden on students and their families.
Scholarship: Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship
Awarding Organization: RMHC local chapters and the RMHC global office
Number of Scholarships Awarded: Each chapter may award 1 scholarship
Eligible Students: High seniors who will be attending a two or four year college or vocational/technical school. Students must be U.S. citizens less than 21 years of age, and must have a minimum GPA of a 2.7 and demonstrated financial need.
Eligible College(s): Any accredited college or university in the US
How to Apply: Apply online.
Deadline: January 18th
Other: There are other scholarships based on race/ethnicity:
- Asia Scholarship Program – must have at least one parent who is of Asian-Pacific Heritage
- African American Future Achievers – must have at least one parent who is of African American or Black Caribbean Heritage
- HACER – must have at least one parent who is of Hispanic/Latino Heritage
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.