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.
Finger licking good! Students, if you are thinking of getting a part time job, KFC might be a place to consider working. KFC supports their employees going back to college and has awarded over 3,200 scholarships to students/employees of KFC. The KFC Foundation cares about their employees, standing behind them to help and support them to further their education.
Scholarship: Reach Educational Grant Program
Awarding Organization: KFC Foundation
Amount: $2,000 plus access to academic and career coaching
Eligible Students: High school senior and college students (no age limit) who have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and high school diploma or equivalent. Hourly employees working an average of 15 hours per week while enrolled full- or part-time. Enrollment must be a minimum of 12 credits per academic year.
Eligible College(s): Any accredited two or four year college or university in the US. Also applicable to graduate schools and trade/vocational schools.
How to Apply: Apply online
Deadline: Two opportunities to apply per year—March 28 and September 26
Other: For additional information regarding the scholarship program, you can email KFCReach@applyISTS.com or call toll-free (855) 670-ISTS (4787).
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.