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.

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Peeka who?
Peeka Boo!

Okay maybe this is not the funniest joke that you have ever heard, but I have your attention. Take a break from the seriousness of life and all of those earnest scholarship applications, and try to make the scholarship committee LOL. Share a funny or embarrassing story from your life, and the joke is no longer on you!

Scholarship: Make Me Laugh Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Unigo

Amount: $1,500

Number of Scholarships Awarded: One

Eligible Students: U.S. citizens who are 13 years of age or older

Eligible College(s): Any accredited postsecondary institution

How to Apply: The application process is online. Submit an essay describing an incident that was funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction) to make the committee laugh. The essay must be 250 words or less.

Deadline: August 31st


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

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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.