Are you here for your weekly dose of great scholarship opportunities with upcoming deadlines? Then you’re in the right place! There is no more productive way to spend your weekend than applying for a handful of scholarships.
I recently read that earning money for college through scholarships is a numbers game — the more you apply to, the better chance you have to win. Will you will all? No way! Half? Nope! But you may win 5 or even 10% of the scholarships you apply to, if you pick your applications strategically. Look for opportunities where you meet *all* of the qualifications — and be sure you have your A-game on every time you sit down to write an essay!
Back to business. This week, I have a great scholarship opportunity for you:
The FRA National Committee on Americanism-Patriotism is sponsoring its annual Americanism Essay Contest, based on the theme What Memorial Day Means to Me. The grand prize winner will earn a $10,000 U.S. Savings bond. First, second, and third place winners will receive $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 Savings Bonds, respectively. The contest is open to all students grades 7 through 12, including home schoolers, whose entry is sponsored by an FRA member in good standing. Submit your essay to your nearest FRA branch (click the link above to find the location nearest you). See website for deadline.
To learn more about college scholarships, visit Financial Aid Finder’s scholarship search section and Scholarships Information pages. We have helpful articles on everything from finding unusual scholarships to being the candidate a scholarship committee wants.