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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 info 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.

One of three scholarship programs administered by the law firm of Sutliff & Stout, this scholarship invites students to outline steps they will personally take in order to become a more present, less distracted, driver.

Scholarship: First Step Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Number of Scholarships Awarded: 1

Eligible Students: Graduating high school seniors or current students enrolled at any U.S. university, college, or trade school.

How to Apply: Submit a 500-word essay

Deadline: July 30

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.