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College Scholarship Tip: Don’t Overlook Club Scholarships
Club scholarships are a great scholarship resource that many students overlook because of preconceived notions about who is eligible to apply.
Are you or your student eligible?
[Updated for 2022]
A myth about club scholarships is that students or their family members need to belong to these clubs in order to be eligible to apply for their scholarships.
While this is true for some club scholarships, it is not a requirement for many others.
An example would be the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship which states,
“Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.”
Many club organizations value higher education and should always be checked into for scholarship possibilities.
The fine print and/or FAQ sections in the scholarship guidelines will clearly state if a student or family member needs to be a member in order to be eligible to apply and the few extra minutes it takes to check these details may be worth thousands of dollars in scholarship money.
Don’t miss out on scholarships offered by clubs, either national or local.
Learn more about applying for scholarships offered by clubs by watching my short video here.
Here are some club scholarships to check out and get you started:
Lions Club Awards and Scholarships – Check local chapters
Key Club Scholarships – Check local website
Scholarship from the Eagles Club– Check local chapters
Note and 2021 Update: My oldest son won a scholarship from the Elks Club and my youngest son won a scholarship from the Eagles Club and my husband and I are NOT members of either club!
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