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.
We generally think of scholarships as funding to help cover college costs, but this one is a little different. Parents of young kids, do you wish you could enroll your child in an enrichment activity, but the cost is prohibitive? The family of Sydney Craven, a spunky little girl taken too soon, wants their daughter’s legacy to be to help children live life to its fullest. This scholarship can be used to cover the cost of participating in all those fun childhood activities—dance, sports, summer camps, swim lessons… you name it! Don’t let a lack of resources stop you from allowing your child to have fun and pursue the interests that bring them joy.
Scholarship: Sydney Craven Memorial Fund Scholarship
Awarding Organization: Sydney Craven Memorial Fund
Number of Scholarships Awarded: Variable
Eligible Students: Children from birth to age 12 who live in the towns of East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
How to Apply: Complete the online application, including two essay questions:
- Why does your child (or the child you are applying on behalf of) need this funding?
- Keeping in mind the mission statement of the Fund “to promote individuality, growth and self-discovery”, describe your child and the ways in which they will benefit from this fund?
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.