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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.

What does it mean to be “informed” in 2020? Let’s face it, with all the information that we receive in a 24-hour period, there has likely never been a moment where it has been more important to read and think critically. If you agree, check out the details for this first annual scholarship contest for media literacy.

Scholarship: Media Literacy Contest

Awarding Organization: The Factual

Amount: $750

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Two

Eligible Students: Current high school seniors or current undergraduate students studying in any major.

How to Apply:  Applicants must submit the online application found on the website and a 750-1,000 word essay answering the question: “In the digital age, access to information has broken down countless barriers. However, it has also provided the platform for disinformation to spread, leaving it up to the audience to determine what to believe. What does it mean to you to be ‘informed’ in 2020?”

Deadline: May 15


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.