finding scholarships

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.

Kappa Alpha Theta, also known as Theta, was the first Greek Letter fraternity for women. Their motto is Leading Women and that is exactly what they do, as demonstrated by this scholarship for future female leaders.

Scholarship: Kappa Alpha Theta Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Theta Foundation

Amount: $1,000 – $12,000

Eligible Students: Students must be initiated members of the Kappa Alpha Theta Society and plan on pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the next academic year.

How to Apply: Complete the online application and submit two letters of recommendation (one from a Kappa Alpha Theta member and the other from an academic source). Applicants who are applying for the need-based awards must complete the financial section of the scholarship application.

Deadline: March 3


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.