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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!)

Shawn Carter Scholars are hardworking students who have encountered a variety of obstacles during their life. This renewable scholarship helps make higher education accessible to these special individuals who have given back to their schools and communities in the face of adversity.

Scholarship: Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Shawn Carter Foundation

Amount: Varies

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies

Eligible Students: High school seniors coming from families with household incomes of less than $75,000. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

How to Apply: Complete the online application. All applicants will be evaluated on the strength of their essay, leadership experience, community service, and socio-economic factors.

Deadline: April 30

Application Website: 2021 Shawn Carter Foundation Application

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.