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Scholarship Spotlight: Bright Futures Scholarship

Robyn Stewart

Written by Robyn Stewarton April 1st, 2019

Prior to joining College Coach, I was a financial aid officer at the College of the Holy Cross and an education advisor at two TRIO program locations. I work with the Massachusetts Education Finance Authority (MEFA) to present paying for college workshops to hundreds of families across the state. I'm a graduate of UMass Amherst and have a master in counseling from Northeastern University.
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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. This brand new scholarship opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in early childhood education is close to our hearts here at Bright Horizons College Coach. Every child deserves a strong educational foundation, and this opportunity supports the creative and hardworking individuals—future teachers—who are the architects of that solid foundation. Scholarship: Bright Futures Scholarship Awarding Organization: Bright Horizons Amount: $500 Number of Scholarships Awarded: 30 Eligible Students: High school seniors, current college students, and graduate students may apply. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in working with children 6 years of age and under. Actual work experience in the field is preferred. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Note: the scholarship committee reserves the right to request financial documentation from all applicants. How to Apply: Complete the online application. Sections include biographical information, work experience, letter of reference, and an essay prompt which asks the applicant to address why they are looking for a career in early childhood education. Deadline: May 17 Website: Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements. Finance-Offering-CTA


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