Applying for scholarships can seem overwhelming, and you might even think that you aren’t eligible for many of them. But really there is an endless list of unique scholarships open to students at any point in their education journey.
Whether you’re someone who likes to create, someone who tests well, or someone who’s blood runs cold at the thought of writing one more essay, there is a scholarship out there perfectly suited to your strengths.
The Gardiner Scholarship
The Gardiner scholarship is eligible to students who are special needs, and they can be at any point in their schooling. This scholarship is designed to give parents a chance to specialize the needs for their child by allowing them to direct the awarded money toward schools, therapists, specialists, or technology.
New students and families looking to apply for this scholarship are able to do so starting April 30th of this year, but it is on a first-come first-serve priority basis, so don’t wait! Additional information on this scholarship can be found here.
Bright Futures Scholarship
If you attend a High School in Florida, you’ve probably already heard of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, but how much do you really know about it? For starters, the Bright Futures Scholarship is open to all students looking to apply to an in-state public university, and you just have to meet the requirements to receive it.
The first step to receiving this scholarship is community service. To be eligible for the highest awarded amount you need to have logged at least 100 community service hours. Ask your school counselor for more information on what hours are permitted, and start doing community service as early in your high school career as possible.
The second step is test scores. The current level of requirement to receive all of your tuition expenses paid is a 1330 on the SAT, or a 29 on the ACT. To get the next highest scholarship level which pays for 75% of tuition and fees is a 1210 on the SAT or a 25 on the ACT.
If you’re looking to meet these score requirements, book a tutoring session for the SAT or ACT with Miles Smart Tutoring today, and if you want more information on Florida Bright Futures, you can find that here
Because College is Expensive Scholarship
This scholarship is for the exact purpose it says, because college is expensive and they just want to help out. This scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors, currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, and even adults who are looking to go back to school.
This scholarship is for the amount of $500, and it is awarded through a random drawing once every four months, so there are plenty of chances to win. And the best part… there’s no essay! Apply here.
Frame My Future Scholarship
However if you are someone who likes a good essay and enjoys expressing yourself creatively, then this scholarship is for you. Open to full-time college students, you can submit either a photograph, essay, collage, drawing, graphic design image, painting, or really anything creative you can think of. It should simply represent what you hope to achieve after college. The deadline is April 1st, so if you like to get creative then start making something unique and apply here!
Pulse of Perseverance Scholarship
If you like to read and reflect, this scholarship might be for you. To apply, you must read the book called, “Pulse of Perseverance: Three Black Doctors on Their Journey to Success.” Then you submit a 250 word essay on how you are making a difference in your community, along with a 60 second video explaining why you possess the “pulse of perseverance.”
This scholarship is open to all high school and college students for the amount of $1,000. It has a rolling deadline with winners every month, and if you don’t win one month, your application is still eligible to win the next month! You can find more information on this scholarship and what it is all about here.
This is by no means a comprehensive list of scholarships in America, so after you apply for some of these go out and find some other scholarships that inspire you. Whatever you need when applying for scholarships, whether it’s raising test scores or working on a scholarship essay, Miles Smart Tutoring is here to help. Call (813) 328-3036 today to get started!