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.
As the world grows increasingly smaller, it becomes even more important to improve our understanding of other cultures around the world. This scholarship helps a college student offset the cost of travel, lodging, and living overseas while they pursue a research project.
Scholarship: The David Hershberg Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad
Awarding Organization: World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana
Amount: $1,500 minimum
Number of Scholarships Awarded: One
Eligible Students: College students pursuing short-term educational projects outside of the United States. Check the carefully website for eligibility requirements, as students must live in certain designated areas of Southern Indiana and Kentucky.
How to Apply: Complete application and all supporting documentation, including résumé, personal statement, project description, two letters of recommendation, and travel budget.
Deadline: Feb 15
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.