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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.

Student leaders who have invested time and energy into making their schools and communities better for everyone are invited to apply for this one-time award. Check out the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) for other scholarship opportunities to help student leaders overcome financial barriers to higher education.

Scholarship: Greg Goff Leadership Award

Awarding Organization: National Society of High School Scholars

Amount: $2,000 (one time award)

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Five

Eligible Students: Current high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA

How to Apply: Submit a short essay on chosen leadership topics, letter of reference, transcript, and resume. View website for additional requirements.

Deadline: May 15

Scholarship Website: Greg Goff Leadership Award Scholarship for High School Seniors

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.