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.

Do you think if you don’t have a 4.0 GPA, you won’t win any scholarships? Do you feel like it’s not even worth the effort to apply? Well, here is a scholarship that is available for being persistent and not giving up in the face of scholarship rejections. Keep on fighting the good fight toward financial independence, and it may just end up paying off in the form of this scholarship for aggressive applicants.

Scholarship: Scholarship for Aggressive Scholarship Applicants

Awarding Organization:

Amount: $500

Number of Scholarships Awarded: One winner every two months

Eligible College(s): Accredited 2- or 4-year college or certified trade school in the United States

How to Apply: Apply for as many scholarships as you can, and submit application confirmations (up to 15), along with a short essay about yourself and your scholarship application process. One winner per 2-month cycle will be chosen based upon the number of scholarship applications submitted and the quality of the essay.

Deadline: Upcoming deadline of March 31, but a new application cycle opens up every two months.


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


Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University. Visit our website to learn more about Beth Feinberg Keenan.