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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.

This scholarship recognizes outstanding student leaders who give back to their communities. Their personal and academic achievements are celebrated, and this award will help them pursue their dreams in college.

Scholarship: InspirASIAN Scholarship

Awarding Organization: InspirASIAN

Amount: $2,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: 22 at the national level; state awards may be available as well

Eligible Students: High school seniors of any ethnic or cultural background who reside in a state that has a local InspirASIAN chapter (see website for listing). Minimum 3.4 GPA required.

How to Apply: Download the application and provide all supporting documents: essay, letter of reference, and transcript (if selected).

Deadline: Jan 31

Website: https://inspirasian.us/programs/scholarship-program/

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.