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Scholarship Saturday: August 29, 2020

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Last Updated: Aug 31, 2020

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

Deadline: August 31
Info: Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 25. You could win a $2,500 scholarship by donating personal care and cleaning products to your local Boys & Girls Club or shelter, which we'll help you locate. COVID-19 has hit Black communities, people of color, and low-income families the hardest, both in terms of health and finances. People of color are almost twice as likely to report job loss and economic hardship due to the pandemic, making it especially difficult to afford crucial products for health and hygiene this back-to-school season. This is where you come in: use our step-by-step guide to collect five personal care products (like soap and hand sanitizer) and cleaning products (like wipes and detergent) with help from your friends and adults in your life. Include a personal note of support and encouragement and donate the items to your local Boys & Girls Club or shelter. Let's Do This!

Deadline: August 31
Info: Applicant must be at least 16 years of age and be planning on or be currently attending college or graduate school. Applications must be completed in English. Selection is based upon a short essay.

Deadline: August 31
Info: Applicant must be a US citizen who is a junior or senior in high school or a current college student. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Short essay required. One individual will be selected each month.

Deadline: September 10
Info: Applicant must be enrolled at a college or university at the time of the deadline. Essay on the following required: Describe at least three steps that you plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career that you love. What are your passions that could be turned into a career? What are some ideas you have for a business based on things that you love and are skilled at? Applicants must post their essay online in order to qualify.

Deadline: September 15
Info: Applicants must be accepted to a college or university as an undergraduate freshman or have been accepted to an optometry school and are enrolling as an optometry freshman. Students must write an essay discussing how they will use their education to serve a community and provide proof of enrollment along with the application materials.

Deadline: September 17
Info: Applicant required to submit one of the following: speech, short film, essay, song, greeting card, or poem.

Deadline: September 30
Info: Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is a student 13 years of age or older, and is currently enrolled (or planning to enroll) at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Online short written response to the question, "If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?" is required.

Deadline: September 30 
Info: Applicants must be college or adult students currently attending or planning to attend a two-year or four-year college or graduate school within the next 12 months. Students must be 17 years or older and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The award may be used for full- or part-time study at either on-campus or online schools. Three sentence essay required on this topic: "Why are you getting your degree?"

Deadline: September 30  
Info: Applicant must be a high school, college, graduate, or homeschooled student who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. A 140-character message about texting while driving 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 texting while driving. Only online applications are accepted.

Deadline: September 30 
Info: Applicant must be currently enrolled in a program working toward a two- or four-year degree (including master's and doctorate degrees). Minimum 2.5 GPA and good standing in the program required. Applicants must click the blue Apply button on the AfterCollege application page and complete their AfterCollege profile which will be the criteria (with specific emphasis on the personal statement) used to determine the recipient of the award.

Grand total:
$12,000

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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