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.
Distracted driving is a problem—phone calls, texting, eating are all real distractions for drivers. This scholarship competition is a call to action to spread the word about distracted driving. Get your audience’s attention with a little humor and drive home the importance of being a safe driver and staying focused on the road ahead.
Scholarship: Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship
Awarding Organization: Comedy Defensive Driving School
Number of Scholarships Awarded: One scholarship awarded twice annually
Eligible Students: High school and currently enrolled college students.
Eligible College(s): Accredited colleges or continuing education programs
How to Apply: Create an advertisement and submit via email with name and contact information, major or intended major, college or college planning to attend, and type of advertisement created.
Advertisement can be a PSA, commercial, music, or billboard ad, and must be a call to action. Focus can be on distracted driving or narrowed on one area like texting.
Deadline: May 31st and December 31st (scholarships are given out twice per year)
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.