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C.I.P. College Is Power Scholarship
The College Is Power Scholarship is a $1000 award for high school seniors. See if you or your student qualifies to apply here!
[Updated for 2021]
The application is short and online-only, so take a few minutes and don’t miss this one!
Here are the guidelines and details:
- Open to students aged 17 and older who will be in college in the next 12 months
- Scholarship money can be used for any education-related expense
- Short, online-only application
- No minimum GPA requirement
- No extra materials required
- Open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents
- Essay question must be answered in 150 words or less
- Deadline: December 31
Winning Tips: Because this is an online-only scholarship application with no extra materials required (letter of recommendation, school transcripts, etc.), the judges’ decision is going to be based largely on the essay question.
The question is, “What is your primary goal for going to school?”
Read tips on creating an amazing scholarship essay here.
Stay on-topic and start with a hook. A hook is something that draws the reader in and compels them to WANT to read the whole essay.
(More on writing essays with a hook here).
Don’t start the essay with “My primary goal for going to school is…”
Most students will do that, be different!
If you have a personal website (a great way to add more content to online-only applications) make sure you add the link at the end of your essay.
(Use the link below to apply)
What are parents saying about the How to Win College Scholarships ebook?
“My son accepted a scholarship tonight from the local Rotary Club. He was one of 4 students receiving a scholarship. (A $2,000 scholarship renewable for 4 years for a total of $8,000) The announcer commented to the crowd that my son’s scholarship application was the “neatest” package he had ever seen in his 20 years of heading the scholarship committee.
While my son had a good essay, and achievements to report, it was obvious that the presentation of the materials made a positive impact. Thank you, Monica Matthews, of How to Win College Scholarships, for the great advice and tips! The small investment I made in buying her book truly helped. This is the 4th scholarship my son has won and they all add up! I post this information to encourage parents that scholarships are available and if you are going to apply, apply smart!” S.M. Facebook Fan and Proud Texas Parent
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Monica Matthews is the author of How to Win College Scholarships. She helped her own son win over $100,000 in college scholarships and now shares her expertise with other parents and their students. She truly has “been there, done that” in regards to helping parents and students navigate the scholarship process.
Her method of helping students in finding college scholarships, writing unique and compelling scholarship essays, creating amazing scholarship application packets and more, have taught desperate parents to help their own students win thousands of scholarship dollars.
Monica’s scholarship tips have been featured on many prominent websites and she has been dubbed the “Go-To” expert on college scholarships.