There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.
The Geico Achievement Award program recognizes exceptional student leaders. This award is a pure merit scholarship, and winners are graded on their leadership skills, academic achievement, and community service.
Scholarship: Geico Achievement Award
Awarding Organization: Geico
Number of Scholarships Awarded: Up to 34 awards
Eligible Students: Must be a college sophomore or junior, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be enrolled full-time in one of the following majors: business, computer science, mathematics, and related fields. Students must demonstrate leadership skills and involvement at both the campus and community level.
How to Apply: Create a student applicant account and complete the online application. Additionally, all applicants must provide supporting documents (resume, 600-800 word essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation).
Deadline: November 6
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.