Scholarships for High School Seniors

A scholarship is a grant or payment made to support a student’s education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement.  Scholarships are great, because with them you can go through college for free.  If you are in high school, you can talk to your guidance counselor about scholarships.  Highs school students, make sure you don’t forget to apply for FASFA, during the second semester of your senior year.   Otherwise, you can check the colleges financial aid pages for scholarships.  For many scholarships, you will need to submit an essay.  There are scam websites for scholarships out there, just remember to never pay for a scholarship.  Here are 3 of the most popular scholarships.

Coca-cola Scholars Foundation

Requirements are a GPA of at least 3.0, and you can’t be a child of a Coca-cola employee.  250 people will be chosen for either a $20,000 or a $10,000 scholarship.  For more information on this scholarship, go to https://www.coca-colascholars.org/page.aspx?pid=388.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships

Requirements are that you are a high school student under the age of 21.  This scholarship will help pay the tuition to any college you want.  For more information on this scholarship, go to http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/ .

National Merit Scholarship

The requirement for this scholarship is that you take the PSAT before your junior year in high school.  To qualify you will need to have to score within the top 50,000 high school students.  This scholarship can basically get you in any college you want, it is a great opportunity.  For more information go to http://www.nationalmerit.org/nmsp.php .

4 Websites to find Scholarships

www.Fastweb.com

www.scholarships.com

www.finaid.org

www.collegeanswer.com

There are scholarships for every person out there you just have to be looking for it.  You can get a scholarship for being over 6’2’’, being a skateboarder, or even making your prom outfits out of duct tape.  There are wild and wacky scholarships out there!  My mother just received a government grant to attend a cosmetology school, so she is going virtually free!  It doesn’t matter how old you are, your race, or gender, there are plenty of scholarships out there to help you get some cheap or possibly free schooling.

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