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.
A great way to search for private scholarships is to consider the student’s intended field of study. This particular award provides assistance to young women who are looking to pursue computer/technology-related fields in college and beyond. Added bonus—this is the rare scholarship that younger students can apply for. Get a head start on the senior year rush!
Scholarship: Aspirations in Computing Scholarship (AIC)
Awarding Organization: National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)
Number of Scholarships Awarded: Three distinct awards at both the national and regional level
Eligible Students: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, at least 13 years old at the time of account creation, and enrolled in grades 9-12.
How to Apply: All applicants must create an account on the website and complete all sections of the application (which include some essay questions). A reference must also be provided.
Deadline: November 5
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.