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Scholarships For College Spotlight: Unigo's Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Beth Feinberg Keenan

Written by Beth Feinberg Keenanon January 24th, 2021

I started my career at Lesley University and spent over a decade at Northeastern University’s Office for Student Financial Services, where I was a senior assistant director. At Northeastern, I worked with applicants for financial aid, athletes, and families interested in financing their educations. In addition, I have served as an ambassador with the Massachusetts Education Finance Authority, visiting Massachusetts high schools to introduce students and parents to the financial aid process and the many sources of education financing that are available. I'm a graduate of Scripps College in Claremont CA, and I have an MBA and a master’s degree in college student development and counseling from Northeastern University. I serve as an ambassador with the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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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. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be thinking about getting a gift for that special someone. Before thinking big, take note of this scholarship competition, which is meant to remind applicants that sometimes simple gestures can make the best gifts. Scholarship: Sweet and Simple Scholarship Awarding Organization: Unigo Amount: $1,500 Number of Scholarships Awarded: One Eligible Students:
  • Age 13 or older at the time of application
  • U.S. resident
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in college no later than Fall 2024
How to Apply: Submit a 250-word essay responding to the following prompt: “Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.” Deadline: February 28 Website: Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements. Determine the Best Way to Pay for College


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