Love Your School? Write About it to Enter This Scholarship Competition
When it comes to paying for college, every little bit of financial assistance helps.
I mean, with textbooks costing upward of $200 apiece in some cases, even a single semester can hurl some students into a pretty significant amount of student loan debt.
And no matter how diligently you fill out your FAFSA (no seriously, fill it out), and whether or not your parents were able to sock away enough in a 529 plan, a little extra wiggle room in your budget can mean the difference between ramen and boxed mac ’n’ cheese this week. (Yeah, we’re talking the big leagues. With the fake, fluorescent cheese-like sauce.)
So in the name of boxed mac ’n’ cheese, we strive to present you with every promising scholarship opportunity we come across — no matter how small — because we know that every dollar counts when you’re majorly stressed about paying for school.
And $250? Well that could buy an entire textbook (or two, if you can buy used).
The International College Counselors Scholarship Essay Contest
Here’s how to enter to win $250 from the International College Counselors scholarship essay contest.
Scholarship amount: $250
Number of scholarships awarded: Two, one from Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach County, and one from anywhere in the world.
To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must:
- Be a high school or homeschool student currently in grades 9 through 11
To apply, applicants must:
- Write a 500-word (or fewer) essay on the following topic: Brag about your high school or homeschool experience. What do you like best about it?
- Fill out an Official Student Registration Form
- Submit your application and essay via mail (details can be found here)
Scholarship deadline: All entries must be postmarked by March 30, 2018.
Winners will be notified the week of May 1, 2018.
You can read the rest of the official rules and guidelines here.
If you’re looking for even more scholarships to apply for, be sure to check out our list of 100 scholarships that will help you pay for college.
Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.