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.
Many students have treasured memories of summer camp and what better way to continue the fun than to become a camp counselor? If you have a gift for working with younger children and want to learn leadership skills, camp counseling can be the perfect job. This scholarship was created as a way to say thank you to all the counselors out that that are helping a new generation of campers make wonderful summertime memories.
Scholarship: Caldwell Camp Counselor Education Grant
Awarding Organization: Max and Marion Caldwell Foundation
Number of Scholarships Awarded: One
Eligible Students: Must have been employed at an ACA-accredited camp in Northern California (minimum of two summers; one summer as a counselor).
How to Apply: Complete online application and provide letter of reference from Camp Director.
Deadline: July 1
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.