higher education advising

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.

Did you know that there is an honor society for community college students? Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to “recognize the achievements of college students as scholars and leaders.” While there are many scholarships listed on the website (go check them out!), today we are highlighting the Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education. Not only do students win a scholarship, but they are also matched with a professional mentor.

Scholarship: Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education

Awarding Organization: Phi Theta Kappa

Amount: $5,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Ten

Eligible Students: Current community college students and Phi Theta Kappa members. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

How to Apply: Create an account and complete the online application.

Deadline: May 1

Website: https://www.ptk.org/Scholarships.aspx

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


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.