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.

For students who have a special veteran in their lives—a woman who served in the Army—this scholarship will help you “be all that you can be” in college.

Scholarship: Army Women United Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Women’s Army Corp Veterans’ Association

Amount: $1,500

Number of Scholarships Awarded: One

Eligible Students: High school seniors who are a child, grandchild, niece, or nephew of a woman who served in the U.S. Army. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA requirement. Applicants must submit an outline of career goals and how this award will be useful to their education.

How to Apply: The application is available online. Applicants will be reviewed based upon their transcript, personal statement, three letters of reference, and leadership skills. Documentation of sponsor’s military service is required.

Deadline: Feb 2

Website: www.armywomen.org/pdf/_10ScholarApp.pdf

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.