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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.

This scholarship advertises that students can receive a “private school education at a state school price.” Students who qualify for this new scholarship at Oglethorpe University in Georgia pay tuition and fees at the rate of their own in-state public university. Added bonus: top Early Action applicants are invited to participate in the university’s annual on-campus “Scholarship Weekend” scholarship competition for full-tuition scholarships.

Scholarship: Oglethorpe Flagship 50 Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Oglethorpe University

Amount: Varies. Scholarship will bring Oglethorpe’s tuition level down to the published level at the student’s flagship public university.

Eligible Students: Incoming freshman with a 3.5 GPA (as calculated by Oglethorpe) and a minimum SAT score of 1250 or ACT score of 26.

How to Apply: There is no separate application for this scholarship. Students must submit their admission application in accordance with the university’s published guidelines.

Deadline: Early Action November 15; rolling admission and scholarship awarding thereafter


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.