scholarship search

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.

Orange is the new green. Working at Home Depot can be more rewarding than just helping someone who is trying to fix a leaky faucet or decide on a paint color. Paying for college is a challenge for most working parents, and Home Depot wants to help alleviate part of this burden for their Associates.

Scholarship: Homer Fund Orange Scholars Scholarship Program

Awarding Organization: The Home Depot Homer Fund

Amount: $2,500. Scholarship is not renewable, but students can re-apply each year.

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Up to 1,000 scholarships are awarded annually

Eligible Students: Must be a dependent of an hourly Home Depot Associate in the U.S., Canada or Mexico. Open to high school seniors and currently enrolled college students. Scholarship is based upon financial need and academic record, along with community involvement.

Eligible College(s): Any accredited two- or four-year college in the U.S., Canada or Mexico

How to Apply: Apply online

Deadline: January 22


Other: For additional information regarding the scholarship program, email or call 1-866-795-4894.

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


Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University. Visit our website to learn more about Beth Feinberg Keenan.