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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.

This organization’s mission is simple: “to provide lifelong learning.” Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) administers several scholarship and fellowship programs. Some of the opportunities are need-based and others are purely merit-based. The common denominator is that successful applicants must demonstrate strong community involvement.

Scholarship: Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarships

Awarding Organization: Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF)

Amount: Varies

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies

Eligible Students: Full-time students currently enrolled in a degree program. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications must have documented community service. Note: EAF awards several scholarships. For students interested in applying for the need-based award, the minimum GPA is 2.5. All applicants must provide three letters of recommendation and an official transcript.

How to Apply:  Complete the online application, available at Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation

Deadline: April 15

Website: Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation

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.