scholarship search

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.

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship is a real win for college students who have a proven track record both inside and outside of the classroom. Successful applicants must demonstrate “significant work” in their chosen field. This work must be such that experts in the field recognize it as meaningful and beneficial to humanity. Forbes has called it “one of the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarships,” so the competition is high—as is the award amount.

Scholarship: Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Davidson Institute

Amount: $50,000; $25,000; $10,000

Eligible Students: Students who are 18 or younger; some citizenship and residency rules apply. See this FAQ for more information.

How to Apply: Complete the initial online application. Other requirements will be generated and sent to applicants who progress through the review process.

Deadline: March 10


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.