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.
“Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt,” is the mission statement of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation. This organization is looking for student leaders who are dedicated to helping “conserve vital wildlife habitat, and preserve our hunting heritage for future generations.” Maybe food for thought this Thanksgiving?
Scholarship: Dr. James Earl Kennemar Scholarship
Awarding Organization: National Wildlife Turkey Federation (NWTF)
Amount: Local award $250; State award $1,000; National award $10,000
Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies
Eligible Students: High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA and extracurricular involvement. All applicants must actively participate in hunting sports and be current members of the NWTF.
How to Apply: Complete application, provide valid hunting license, and submit essay and three letters of recommendation.
Deadline: January 1
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.