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This Week In Featured Scholarships (March 13, 2020)

U.S. student debt is at a record high, hitting $1.6 trillion in 2019. About 44 million students borrow to pay for college, with the average undergrad borrowing about $30,000

So, students desperately need help paying for college. Fortunately, many companies and organizations are willing to do their part in helping students by sponsoring scholarships. 

And there are many different types of scholarships to suit every student. For example, this week’s featured scholarships are aimed at students with a strong history of community service, musical talent and interest in beer brewing, among others. 

Anidjar & Levine Community Service Scholarship

The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is accepting applications for its $2,500 Community Service Scholarship. The strongest candidates are those who can demonstrate a relationship between their community service and their future career goals and ambitions.

To apply, those interested must submit an application, including a 500-word essay answering three question prompts. 

Application Deadline: June 15, 2020

Award: $2,500

Eligibility: 

  • Must be currently enrolled in or formally accepted to an accredited U.S. community college, college, or university undergraduate or graduate degree program
  • Should have a history of serving their community in a volunteer role
  • Must currently be in good academic standing and provide transcripts to support a cumulative GPA of 3.0+

The Point Community College Scholarship Program

Launched in 2016, the Point Community College Scholarship Program is intended to help LGBTQ community college students achieve their dream of graduating with an associate’s degree and/or transferring to a four-year college or university. In addition to a scholarship award amount that falls between $2,000 and $4,000, students accepted into this program will receive intangible benefits such as admissions counseling, coaching and financial education.

To apply, those interested must submit an online application and furnish information on their financial need, personal history, academic record, and community and work experience.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2020

Award: $2,000-$4,000

Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2020
  • Must have 1-2 years of community college left and intending to (1) transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university for fall 2021 or fall 2022 or (2) graduate with an associate’s degree in fall 2022
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community

Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Scholarship

Wilshire Quinn Capital, a California-based investment firm, is now accepting applications for its annual Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Scholarship. The company will award one scholarship in the amount of $10,000 to aspiring musicians in any musical genre.

To apply, those Interested must submit an application, including a recorded three-minute musical performance and a short personal statement on what music means to them and the reasons they chose their accompanying piece.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award: $10,000

Eligibility: 

  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 24
  • Must be enrolled full-time at a U.S. university or college
  • Must be studying music either as a major or minor

Yuengling Women in Brewing Scholarship Program

America’s oldest brewery Yuengling is now accepting applications for its Yuengling Women in Brewing Scholarship Program for spring 2020. In partnership with the Pink Boots Society,

Yuengling is looking to award up to $12,500 each to two female brewers who are interested in developing their leadership skills and expanding their technical knowledge. The award will be applied towards brewing courses at the Siebel Institute of Technology, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Cornell University and Cincinnati State.

To apply, those interested must submit an online application that demonstrates their leadership, work experience and career goals.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2020

Award: Up to $12,500

Eligibility: Must be a member of the Pink Boots Society (or be eligible to join before applying)

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