Scholarship Spotlight: Make it with Wool

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.

Earn a scholarship for your mad knitting and fashion design skills! This scholarship is based upon your talents using wool fabrics, yarns, and wool fibers. Show off your creativity and enter this “hairy” competition.

Scholarship: Make it with Wool

Awarding Organizations: The American Wool Council, the American Sheep Industry, and the American Sheep Industry Women

Amount: $2,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Numerous awards at the state and regional level

Eligible Students: Open to all, regardless of age, in the state that you live in.

How to Apply: Complete the official entry form and submit a garment/outfit/ensemble sewn, knitted, crocheted, weaved, or otherwise made through needlework by the applicant.

Deadline: November 15th


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


Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University. Visit our website to learn more about Beth Feinberg Keenan.