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GoFundMe $10,000 College Scholarship
Yesterday I was contacted by the fine folks over at GoFundMe and asked if I would share their brand new college scholarship.
I quickly read through the details of the GoFundMe College Scholarship and knew it was something that my readers would like to check out.
Here are all the details about this new and exciting college scholarship opportunity:
- Open to current college students, including grad students
- 10 awards of $10,000 each are available
- To apply, students create a GoFundMe campaign, or modify an existing one, using the description #GFMScholarship between Sept 21 and Sept 28
- The description of the campaign must share why the student deserves to receive the scholarship money
- The campaign is shared on social media and must get at least 10 unique donors to be eligible to win
- Campaigns may be created by the students, friends, family members, professors, or anyone else who feels the student is in need of the scholarship money
- All eligible campaigns will be reviewed by GoFundMe and 10 will be chosen in October to win $10,000 for college
NO GPA, school transcripts, or letter of recommendation required.
Winning Tips: Time is of the essence for this scholarship! The window to create or modify a GoFundMe campaign is only a week-long and ends on Sept 28. Parents, this is your chance to do ALL the work for your student and play a huge part in their winning $10,000 for college.
Although there technically is no essay portion for this scholarship, the description of the campaign must include reasons why the student deserves to win. Treat this like the essay, beginning with a hook (as I explain here) and sharing personal details as to why the student should win.
Don’t forget to include the hashtag #GFMScholarship and ask family and friends to do their part to share the campaign across social media as much as possible.
Since the window for applying is so short and the scholarship is new, there will not be a lot of applicants. If you need money for college, don’t let this opportunity pass you by!
Read the GoFundMe campaign to get a feel for what the judging committee is looking for in a winner. If you develop a campaign, please let me know and I’ll do my part to help you get it noticed on social media (Tweet me! @AidScholarship). Read the articles below before writing your campaign description to make sure you write the best one possible.
Go here for all the details and guidelines: GoFundMe COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
(NOTE: The GoFundMe Scholarship is no longer offered, so I have removed the link and will keep checking to see if it is offered again.)
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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 regard 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. She teaches them how to apply S.M.A.R.T. with outstanding results.
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