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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.

Did you know that fifty-one percent of the women in current House of Representatives are former Girl Scouts? The Girl Scouts of Central Texas recognizes high achieving student leaders as they pursue educational dreams beyond high school.

Scholarship: Founders Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Girl Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX)

Amount: $1,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: 10

Eligible Students: Must be a registered Girl Scout of the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Students must have strong academic achievements and be attending a college, university, or trade school.

How to Apply: Fill out the Founders Application available on the website. Applications must also submit three reference forms.

Deadline: February 4

Website: https://www.gsctx.org/en/about-girl-scouts/our-program/highest-awards/scholarships.html

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

Photo Credit: Image Courtesy of Villwock at English Wikipedia

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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.