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.

It pays to focus on the good things in life. This contest invites those that want to put a little good into the world to compete for some cool prizes, as well as a college scholarships. How neat would it be do see your design on a t-shirt and win a college scholarship? Hand-draw your happy place to find out. Some added good karma is that for every entry received, the company donates one dollar to the Life is Good Kids Foundation.

Scholarship:  Life is Good T-Shirt Art Contest

Awarding Organization:  Life is Good

Amount:  $2,000 (along with some other really cool prizes!)

Number of Scholarships Awarded:  Four grand prize winners receive a scholarship, along with some cool prizes. Eight second prize winners for this contest just get the cool prizes (which are, well, cool).

Eligible Students:  Children ages 4 -17

How to Apply:  Applicants can download the application online and must hand-draw their original design that expresses the sentiment, “What Makes Life Good?”

Deadline:  May 1st


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


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.