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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.

The Heinlein Foundation exists to honor sci-fi author Robert Heinlein by awarding three scholarships each year. One of those funds, the Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship, rewards women looking to study science in college.

Scholarship: Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Heinlein Society

Amount: $2,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Three

Eligible Students: A female student pursuing a full-time course of study in math, engineering, or science.

How to Apply: Complete the application, submit a brief statement outlining your career goals, and write an essay of 500-1000 words in response to one of the prompts listed on the foundation’s website.

Deadline: April 1

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.