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Scholarship Spotlight: MLK Celebration Scholarship

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Robyn Stewart

Written by Robyn Stewarton October 17th, 2021

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. Scholarship: MLK Celebration Scholarship Awarding Organization: MLK Celebration Committee Amount: Up to $5,000 Eligible Students: High school seniors from the greater Sacramento, CA area who will be attending a four-year college or university. Students must demonstrate some eligibility for need-based financial aid. How to Apply: Complete the online application form. All applications must include a 500-word essay that reflects on the student’s heritage and traditions, and discusses how these factors influence future goals. Deadline: May 15 Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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