Due to the pandemic, many scholarship opportunities are still available and/or got their deadline extended giving the chance for you to apply and possibly be rewarded with extra help to pay for your college cost.
We can all agree that this year has been a little odd compared to previous years and it can be exhausting hearing tough news every day, but if you are reading this article we bring good news and opportunities for you, my dear future college student!
Be able to attend college is not an easy task, usually, the average tuition & fees are between $40,000 for private universities and around $27,000 for public out-of-state students, therefore you must have a reasonable budget in order to attend college. With that being said we form USP know college is an important step for many students out there, so we want to provide all the knowledge and tools for you to succeed and help you to secure your future.
Due to the pandemic, many scholarship opportunities are still available and/or got their deadline extended giving the chance for you to apply and possibly be rewarded with extra help to pay for your college cost. "Don't think of the scholarship search time as being over. In my mind, the scholarship search has just begun. The old norm was that scholarships are over by now, but this is a new reality, and institutions are having to rethink everything. Part of that is financial aid and scholarships” said James W. Lewis, president of the National Society of High School Scholars.
A few examples of these extensions are David Hudak Memorial Essay Contest for Freethinking Students of Color, Jared Jeffery Davis Scholarship, Delaware Nursing Incentive Program, and even for undocumented students, there are plenty of opportunities out there, such as the Boundless American Dream Scholarship. As you see there is no excuse to not apply to at least one of them, these programs are having a hard time reaching out to students as counselors would easily spread the word, but since classes were moved to online it made more difficult.
Check out some National Scholarships on the list below:
- DoSomething.org scholarships, amounts vary (May 15-31)
- Barry J. Nace Pursuit of Justice Scholarship, $3,000 (June 1)
- Claes Nobel Academic Excellence Scholarship, $5,000 (June 1)
- Abbott & Fenner Scholarship, $1,000 (June 12)
- Korean American Scholarship Foundation, $500 to $5,000 (June 30)
- Good Lawyers / Good People Scholarship, $1,000 (July 1)
- Villarreal Law Scholarship, $1,000 (July 1)
Pro-tip given by Jan Smith, a financial literacy expert at ECMC, is to filter your search to local scholarships. He advises searching “Scholarships with Extended Deadlines in (your city)” then you will narrow down the options.
In addition, you can find more scholarship opportunities here:
- Scholarship by Deadline - check the Scholarships by the deadline
- 11 Private Scholarships to Help You Pay for College
In case these national scholarships do not apply to your situation, you should check out the following links:
- 2020 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS THAT DON’T REQUIRE PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENCY
- How Undocumented Students Can Get Financial Aid
As you see sometimes we miss some opportunities because of the lack of knowledge or we are not aware of the doors we can open. I hope this was helpful and maybe make a difference in your future.
Works Cited & Resources
“Still Looking For College Scholarships? These Ones Are Open.” U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report, www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/late-deadline-scholarships-still-open-to-applicants?src=usn_college_extrahelp.