Girls Write Now mentees have earned scholarships including Posse, Questbridge, Capstone, CAGNEY, Ascend Educational Fund, Samuel H. Scripps, the Presidential Scholarship, and many more—including awards directly through the colleges they attend! Pro tip: Call colleges and ask what kind of funding they provide. You can still get scholarships after you’ve matriculated and started college.
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Scholarship Essay Writing
Require essay writing. Word count varies depending on the scholarship. Full list of writing-based scholarships here.
Among the most competitive, and largest, scholarships
Posse Scholarship must be nominated. Nominations for the 2021 scholarship are open from May 1st to July 3rd.
Gates Scholarship must be nominated
NYS Resident and NY-Based Scholarships
For students who are New York residents attending a school in New York.
Her Sustainable Life 2020 Scholarship (For Queens residents)
Ron Brown Scholars: For gifted African-American students.
Stamps Scholarship: Apply through their partner universities/colleges.
Gates Scholarship: Applicants must be eligible for Pell grant and from marginalized backgrounds.
Dell Scholars: Must be an 11th or 12th grader in partner program and Pell Grant-eligible.
Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship: 12th graders must apply by November of their senior year; family income must be <$95,000.
Robertson Scholars: Joint program between UNC Chapel Hill and Duke.
GE-Regan Scholars: Applicants must demonstrate attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at the workplace, and within the community.
Discover Swarthmore: Discover Swarthmore, held in the fall, is Swarthmore College’s all-expenses-paid overnight program for high-achieving high school seniors (to be held virtually this year). Discover Swarthmore is open to all rising high school seniors.
Tuition-Free Colleges for Low-Income Students
Selection of colleges taken from Affordable School’s 20 Tuition Free Colleges. The article provides an overview of tuition costs and fees in the U.S, including private, state, and Ivy League colleges that offer free tuition.
ASAP, EOP, HEOP, and SEEK Programs (NY-Based and for NYS Residents)
Provide academic and financial assistance to students who are financially and academically disadvantaged. Students must also be New York residents and attend college in New York.
Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP Program) with CUNY Community Colleges
Education Opportunity Program (EOP) with SUNY
Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Program (HEOP) with NY-Private Colleges
Scholarships for Undocumented Students and Children of Immigrants
For undocumented students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status who are not eligible for federal student aid funds, but may be eligible for financial aid from the state government or the college, depending on where they live or go to school. Play close attention to eligibility requirements.
College Options for Undocumented Students:
Scholarships for First-Generation Students:
For students who will be the first to attend college in their immediate families.
Online Scholarship and Federal Grants Resources:
Don’t forget to call colleges and ask what kind of funding they provide. You can still get scholarships after you’ve matriculated and started college.