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.
Do you have dreams of music fame and notebooks full of song lyrics? Dust off your pen and pages, superstar—this may be the scholarship you have been waiting for! This scholarship honors one of the most famous song writers of the 20th century by giving voice (and national accolades) to young emerging musicians who may just turn out to be the next John Lennon.
Scholarship: John Lennon Scholarships
Awarding Organization: BMI Foundation
Amount: $20,000 total split between three awards
Number of Scholarships Awarded: Three
Eligible Students: Current full- or part-time college students
Eligible College(s): U.S. college or university
How to Apply: Complete a brief, online application and submit one original song as a MP3 or MP4 file.
Deadline: January 15
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.