How to stand out:
“Many scholarships offered today often attach the following two requirements; ‘must be a hard worker’ and ‘possess the highest character.’ These two characteristics are often found in one with a philanthropic heart. I’m confident students stand a better chance of receiving scholarships when they possess the two characteristics mentioned.”
When is it too late?
“It’s never too late to try and make a difference in one’s community. The added bonus would be receiving a scholarship for one’s efforts, allowing one to attain a level of education that could possibly lead them to serve in a more impactful manner.”
Philanthropy-friendly scholarship opportunities:
• The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
offers a “good through graduation” scholarship to selected students. gmsp.org
• Carson Scholars Fund
offers $1,000 scholarships to
students in grades 4-11.carsonscholars.org
• Scholarship America
publishes an open listing of philanthropy scholarships for students seeking higher education. scholarship
• The Navin Narayan College Scholarship
is a $1,000 contest hosted by the Red Cross for students who’ve volunteered with Red Cross for at least two years.
When it comes to free money, judges aren’t going to give the scholarship away to just any student that applies. Encourage your teen to put themselves out there, be sincere and appropriately demonstrate how they will put the award to good use. Good luck!