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Scholarship Spotlight: Miles of Hope Scholarship

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Robyn Stewart

Written by Robyn Stewarton October 26th, 2020

Prior to joining College Coach, I was a financial aid officer at the College of the Holy Cross and an education advisor at two TRIO program locations. I work with the Massachusetts Education Finance Authority (MEFA) to present paying for college workshops to hundreds of families across the state. I'm a graduate of UMass Amherst and have a master in counseling from Northeastern University.
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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. Breast cancer is a horrible disease that impacts the lives of so many people. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share this scholarship that supports students who were touched by breast cancer in some way—whether they have experienced the loss of a family member, been impacted by financial issues as a result of a diagnosis, or are simply dealing with the emotional challenges that are brought on by such a medical crisis. Scholarship: Miles of Hope Scholarship Awarding Organization: Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Amount: $1,000 Number of Scholarships Awarded: Eight Eligible Students: Graduating high school seniors who reside in one of the eight New York State counties affiliated with the foundation: Columbia, Duchess, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, and Greene. Students may reapply for this scholarship in subsequent years while enrolled in college. How to Apply: Complete the scholarship application available on the below website and submit along with supplementary materials, including an essay describing the effect of breast cancer on the student’s life. Deadline: April 1 Website: Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements. Determine the Best Way to Pay for College


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