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.
Sometimes, the best place to look for scholarship money is right in your own backyard. When every dollar counts, why not apply for the scholarships where the applicant pool is restricted and you have the best chance of success? Students with a connection to the town of Reading, Massachusetts, read below.
Scholarship: Reading Scholarship
Awarding Organization: Reading Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Varies (total amount awarded to all winners in 2020 was $167,310)
Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies (155 scholarships awarded in 2020)
Eligible Students: Current high school seniors or current undergraduate students who resides in Reading, MA. In addition, non-Reading residents who are seniors at Reading Memorial High School and have been enrolled there as full-time students for at least three years are eligible to apply.
How to Apply: Complete the online application and submit all supporting documentation. Additionally, applicants are required to submit a copy of their Student Aid Report (results of the FAFSA) for review.
Deadline: March 1
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.