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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.

High achieving high school leaders are invited to apply for this renewable scholarship opportunity from the Engebretson Foundation, created by the family of the late David J. Engebretson. Mr. Engebretson supported many organizations that focused on children, and this scholarship exemplifies his personal mission of “always giving back.”

Scholarship: Engebretson Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Engebretson Scholarship Foundation

Amount: $5,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: One

Eligible Students: Must be a high school senior with plans to attend a four-year college. Must demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.75 GPA and 28 ACT/1240 SAT score.

How to Apply: Applicants must submit the application and recommendation form found on the website.

Deadline: March 1


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.