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Big Scholarship Month! Final week!

Every Wednesday in February I’m going to send you several great scholarships you can apply for! This is the time of year when scholarship deadlines are coming to a close and making their last awards for enrollment in the fall.

Reminder: even when you earn a lot of college credit in high school, your teen is still a “first-time freshman” when they apply for college admissions and financial aid.

Special thanks to Jessica at JLVCC blog!!

Optimist International Essay Contest
Sponsor: Optimist International
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2021
Description: Applicant must be under the age of 19 and have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent. Applicant must contact their local Optimist Club and submit an essay on the following theme: “Reaching Your Dreams by Choosing Optimism.”

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship
Sponsor: Pets Lifestyle and You (P.L.A.Y.) Inc.
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are enrolled as full-time high school seniors. Applicant must submit 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and an essay that explains how their involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perception on the importance of animal welfare.

Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2021
Description: Applicant must be 13 years of age or older, be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2027) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short written response about a gift they received.

Think For Yourself Essay Contest
Sponsor: Let Grow
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students at least 13 years of age at the time of application, be legal residents of the United States, be currently enrolled in middle or high school, and must enroll no later than the fall of 2026 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit an essay on one of nine prompts related to free speech, bullying, disagreements, or other personal questions.

Whistleblower Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Tony Munter Whistleblower Attorney
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate, graduate, and law school students, as well as incoming college freshman at an accredited U.S. school. Applicant must submit an essay on a time they have stood up for something they believe in or a time they spoke out against wrongdoing.

Youth Eco-Hero Scholarship
Sponsor: Action for Nature
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 28, 2021
Description: The award is available to students between the ages of eight and 16 who exhibit environmental activism. Applicant must carry out an action-based and self-initiated project that concerns environmental health, advocacy, research, or protection of the natural world.

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  1. Optimist Scholarship–looks like students need to submit early February. The Feb 28 is more of a move forward from club level date. Students
    All Club-level contests are held by early February. Student submissions will not be accepted after the Club-level contests have closed. Please contact your District Chair for more information.

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