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Join us in the fight for a better education for everyone.

Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.
— Rita Pierson, Educator

Since we have opened our study lounge doors for free, I have met numerous students who deeply care about their education. So much so, they come here instead of their local Starbucks so they can spend their time focused on work, not in a distracting environment. I love having them here and helping them when I can. However, due to the financing of a startup business, I am not able to do much more than help them with the occasional math problem in-between paid appointments, and I especially cannot afford to pay my tutors to help them with other subjects. This is something that has been weighing on my heart since the start of this company. I believe that ALL students deserve a chance to not only do well in school but to have someone invest enough time in their education that it inspires a love of learning.

Starting in January, we will be offering scholarships for students who need tutoring but can't afford it through our gofundme. Through this, we will be able to give students free and reduced tutoring; I can finally give students the time they deserve. The only qualifications are a financial need and a willingness to work hard. 

PLEASE JOIN US IN PROVIDING STUDENTS THE GIFT OF A GOOD EDUCATION BY GIVING FINANCIALLY OR BY VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME TO TUTOR. YOU CAN DONATE HERE OR CONTACT US AT INFO@STUDENTSOCIETY.COM IF YOU WOUD LIKE TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER TUTOR. 

IF YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP, CLICK HERE.

I appreciate your support for our scholarship program, and I am happy to answer any questions you may have about our plans with the funds and our goals for the program. 

Thank you, thank you.

Grace Peil, Founder

College Prep

Make college cheaper with these scholarships.

"My child got into college. Now how do I pay for it?" This is a common inquiry with parents, and finances are a unique situation for each family. While getting more money from schools and the government is a tedious job reserved for college advisors (such as our affiliate The College Store), we compiled a list of some local and national scholarships that can sweeten the bitter tuition bill. 

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SCHOLARSHIPS

College Opportunity Fund

Technically a stipend, not a scholarship, this is available to in-state students who attend a Colorado college or university. Money is allocated based on credit hour enrolled in and on whether the school is public or private. Apply once prior to your first semester, and the money will sent to your school each semester that you attend an eligible school. 

Daniel’s Fund Scholarship

Deadline: November 13, 2016

This need-based scholarship and mentorship program is for students with good grades who also demonstrate leadership skills, community involvement, and strong character. It is annually renewable and will cover all educational expense for four years in addition to providing support for scholars. 

Celebrate the West Art Competition

Deadline: April 30, 2017

For the artistically inclined, The Western Governor’s Foundation sponsors a contest for 2D art inspired by the West. There is a $1000 grand prize, a $500 runner-up, and $200 for a finalist from each state.

Stuck at the Prom

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Duck Tape brand holds a competition each year for the best prom attire made out of Duck Tape. There are prizes for both couples and singles, ranging from $1000-$10000. 

Greenhouse Scholars

Deadline: January 2017

This need-based scholarship is for students with leadership skills, community service, good grades, and perseverance. In addition to financial support, Greenhouse scholars receive mentorship and opportunities for networking, professional development, and research grants.

Dottie-Walker Scholarship

Deadline: March 4, 2017

This scholarship form the LEAD Foundation is for students with a documented learning disability, including ADHD. This $1000 award requires a 2.8 GPA or higher, proof of disability, and letters of recommendation.

Tall Clubs International Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Request application by February 1, 2017

Tall people only may apply for this $1000 scholarship. Male applicants must be at least 6’2”. Female applicants must be at least 5’10”.

Toyota TeenDrive365 Scholarship

Deadline: February 23, 2017

Make a 30-60 second video to promote safe teen driving. Winners receive between $1000 and $15000, and the top winner will also have their video made into a real ad spot. 

Mikkelson Foundation

Deadline: April 14, 2017

These two $3000 scholarships are for students with high academic achievement who are interested in pursuing a STEM major in college. This application requires references and a personal statement.

ADDITIONAL TIPS

Call or email the financial aid offices at potential schools. Some schools may have scholarship lists or applications they can send you. Some schools, like Metro State, has a general application for students to fill out that the scholarship office uses to apply students to any scholarships for which they are eligible.

Check with any community organizations that you or your family are involved with, such as clubs, churches, foundations, and unions. Many organizations have scholarship funds available that are not well-publicized (and consequently not as competitive as more popular scholarships).

Register with scholarship search engines online. FastWeb, Scholarships.com, and Scholly (not free) are all good resources. 

Take advantage of these scholarships and tips to ease the burden of the greatest investment in your student's lives. And for help with any tough applications or scholarship essay, reach out to us here at Student Society.

Courtney Grimm