Education Matters Scholarship

Funded by
Anonymous Well Wisher
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$15,000
3 winners, $5,000 each
Awarded
Winners
3
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
Aug 23, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 27, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate
Eligibility Requirements
GPA:
3.0 or higher
Education Level:
Current Undergraduate
GPA:
Education Level:
3.0 or higher
Current Undergraduate

Everyone deserves the chance to obtain a high-quality education, but unfortunately for many students, money is a limiting factor. 

Even though financial aid is awarded to 86% of first-year, full-time students, many students still have to go out of pocket or apply for loans to pay for their education, which can make their financial troubles increase drastically.

As a small solution to the $1.8 trillion dollar student debt crisis, the Education Matters Scholarship is open to all motivated and driven undergraduate students in any field of study. 

To apply, please tell us about a time you overcame adversity and what that experience taught you about yourself? Please also let us know about your educational and career goals.

General
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Motivated, Driven, Passion
Essay Topic

Please tell us about a time you overcame adversity and what that experience taught you about yourself? Please also let us know about your educational and career goals.

400–600 words

Winning Applications

Jess Gascon
Columbia College (MO)Georgetown, KY
Aidan Raney
University of Wisconsin-StoutMenomonie, WI
Rachel Langston
Chippewa Valley Technical CollegeEau Claire, WI
Being a meth and heroin addict was the biggest obstacle in my life that I have overcome. I was in and out of jails, rehab centers, and other institutions for years. It took me a long time to finally say enough was enough and put all my effort and energy into staying sober. I wanted more for myself in life. I remind myself daily that I have to be thankful for what I currently have because in my using days, it is what I wanted and I need to remember this to keep me sober. I learned that I am worth more than I ever could have dreamed , I never really knew who I truly was until I got sober and stayed sober. I learned that, because I was at my lowest of lows, I can aspire to be at my highest of highs. I know I can achieve anything I set my mind to because I have already done just that. I am now married for almost a year and have a beautiful little boy that I hope one day to show him that if I can do anything, he can too. I am working on a degree to become a substance use disorder counselor because I firmly believe in recovery that you can only keep what you have by giving it away. I want to be able to show others it IS possible if they set their minds to it, it's okay to fall back because a fall back makes for an even greater come back. Thank you

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 23, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 27, 2021.

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