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Scholarship Saturday: April 2023

Looking for free money to pay for college? Check out this month's round-up of featured awards for Scholarship Saturday!

Scholarships are an incredibly important part of being able to afford your college journey. Unlike student loans, you don’t need to pay scholarship money back, so you should apply to as many as possible! Each month, CollegeXpress highlights upcoming awards and contests as part of “Scholarship Saturday” to help make your search a little easier. Check out the featured awards below, and be sure to apply if you’re eligible. Good luck!

Upcoming deadlines

$1,000 | Uncensored
Deadline: April 30
How to enter: Read a banned book from the list to celebrate diverse perspectives and expand your cultural awareness. Share how you'll discuss with your peers the value these books and stories have on society, and you will be entered for the opportunity to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship!
Who’s eligible: Students must be US residents and between the ages of 13-25.

$1,000 | CollegeXpress Self-Care Scholarship
Deadline: April 30
How to enter: Create a free CX account (or log back in) and answer this question in one sentence: What is something you're doing to help de-stress this semester?
Who’s eligible: Students must be US residents and 13 years or older.

$1,000 | E-waste Scholarship
Deadline: April 30
How to enter: Applicants must be high school, college, graduate, or homeschooled students. There is no age limit. Students must also be US citizens or legal residents. A 140-character message about e-waste is required to apply. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists; finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about e-waste. Only online applications are accepted.
Who’s eligible: Applicants must be at least 13 years old, a legal resident of the United States, and have plans to be enrolled (or are currently enrolled) at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

$5,000 | Think For Yourself College Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: April 30
How to enter: Choose one of five prompts to write an essay of 600–800 words.
Who’s eligible: Applicants must be a middle or high school student ages 13 and older who are US citizens or legal permanent residents.

$3,000 | All About Education Scholarship
Deadline: April 30
How to enter: Submit a short written response online to what you think about the following statement: "How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" 
Who’s eligible: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents 14 years of age or older and currently enrolled (or planning to enroll) at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

Want to continue the scholarship search? Find even more awards using our Scholarship Search tool, and check in with CollegeXpress next month for another Scholarship Saturday.

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