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.
High school seniors (and the families that love them) often struggle to create some structure as they search for outside scholarships. We routinely encourage families to look locally and consider their banking relationships. Credit unions are a great place to look for college scholarships and the Elevation Credit Union in Colorado is no exception!
Scholarship: Don E. Nueburger Scholarship
Awarding Organization: Elevations Credit Union / Elevations Foundation
Amount: $500 – $5,000
Eligible Students: Must be a member of the Elevations Credit Union and current high school senior who attend school in the Thompson High School district (CO).
How to Apply: Submit a 500-word essay on why you want to attend college and what has influenced your decision. Provide a high school transcript and two letters of reference. Since the scholarship also considers financial need, applicants must submit their Student Aid Report (SAR) after they file the FAFSA. A letter from your guidance counselor stating which schools you are applying to is also required.
Deadline: March 15
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.