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.
Recently, my daughter figured out how to balance a spoon on her nose. “You will be great at parties,” I told her, “now finish your dinner.” Unusual talents are another area to focus on when searching for scholarships. What is your party trick? For students who not only know the difference between a diving duck and a dabbling duck, but can imitate a merganser and a scoter as well, we have a contest that is right up your alley.
Scholarship: The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Scholarship
Awarding Organization: Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce (Stuttgart, Arkansas)
Amount: Awards range from $500 to $2,000.
Number of Scholarships Awarded: Four
Eligible Students: Any high school seniors
Eligible College(s): Any college or university in the United States
How to Apply: Register for and attend the annual duck calling contest. All contestants must provide an official transcript and photo ID.
Deadline: The contest is typically held in November.
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.