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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 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.

Imagine doing a Google search and seeing your very own design appear on the screen! Every year Google runs this national competition for students ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade. Students can submit entries in a variety of mediums. All entries are based on creativity, the best incorporation of the Google logo, and the overall ability demonstrate the contest theme.

Scholarship:  Doodle 4 Google Scholarship

Awarding Organization:  Google

Amount: One national prize winner will have their entry displayed on the Google home page for an entire day. Additionally, there is a $30,000 college scholarship (and some other great prizes) that are awarded. Four national finalists are each awarded a $5,000 college scholarship.

Number of Scholarships Awarded:  54 lucky winners nationwide, including five National Finalists and one National Winner

Eligible Students:  U.S. citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in a U.S. school and living in a U.S. state or territory. Teachers can submit entries on behalf of a student (or students) with signed permission of the family (or families).

How to Apply:  Applicants must complete the application form, create a “doodle” out of the accepted contest mediums, and write a 500 word explanation of their artwork.

Deadline:  March 13


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


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.