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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 Bright Horizons College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This ongoing scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the post 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.

We believe that students should start looking for outside scholarships as early as freshman year of high school. Students who set up a MyCoalition account can not only look for scholarships, they can apply for one! The Coalition for College has combined early college preparation activities with an opportunity to win money for school.

Scholarship: Coalition Exploration Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Coalition for College

Amount: $500

Number of Scholarships Awarded: 10

Eligible Students: Current students in grade 9 or 10. Must be a U.S. Citizen.

How to Apply: Create a MyCoalition account and complete all fields of the “About Me” section of My Story. Additionally, applicants must complete at least one other section of My Story, either “Files” or “Videos.”

Deadline: June 15

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.