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Scholarship Friday: Coca-Cola Scholars; Medical Software Scholarship; Technology Education Scholarship

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TGIFriday, all you scholarship seekers out there! I can hardly believe another week has come and gone.

Have you made much headway on your college scholarship applications? Why not clear a few hours this weekend to dedicate to applying to one or two scholarships? What better way to pay for college than with free money?!

This week, I have three great scholarship opportunities for you,  including the prestigious Coca Cola scholars program; a $2,500 medical software essay scholarship (all majors welcome); a $1,000 technology education scholarship. I hope you find something here than can help you pay for college!

You can learn more about college scholarships by visiting Financial Aid Finder’s scholarships pages, which has helpful articles on everything from completing the scholarship application process to writing scholarship essays.

1. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation (4-year program): $20,000 x 4 years = $80,000

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation annually provides $3.4 million in scholarships through its two nationally recognized programs: the four-year student award and the two-year student award. The four-year program awards 50 high school seniors with a four-year $20,000 scholarship (that’s $80,000 over four years!), and it grants another 200 runners up a four-year $10,000 scholarship. Scholarships reward leadership and excellence, with a focus on academic achievement (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required), extracurricular activities and community service. The scholarships are truly an opportunity of a lifetime, so they are super competitive. See website for deadline.

2. Medical Software Essay Scholarship (This scholarship is no longer active): $2,500

Here’s a great little essay competition. Write a 500-1,000 word essay (this post is just shy of 500 words, so writing it shouldn’t even take you too long!) on the topic:

How will medical software improve the future?

Essays will be judged on idea development, clarity of vision, creativity, practicality (okay?), and grammar/spelling. First place will win a $2,500 scholarship; 2nd place is $1,500 and 3rd place is $1,000. To be eligible, you must be a full time student studying at an accredited U.S. accredited college or university. You must be 18 years old or older at the time of entry. All majors are welcome to apply. See website for deadline.

3. The Foundation for Technology Education Scholarship: $1,000

The Foundation for Technology Education is offering one $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in technology education teacher preparation.

The scholarship committee is looking for a student with a sincere interest in teaching, strong academic ability and glowing faculty recommendations. The applicant must be a full-time student and a member of the International Technology Education Association (but if you are not, you can apply for membership at the same time that you submit your scholarship application.)  Applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 2.5, along with three faculty letters of recommendation. See website for deadline.

Good luck with your applications this week.

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