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ScholarshipRed: The College Scholarship for Redheads
I have red hair, can I win a college scholarship? Have you heard about ScholarshipRed?
ScholarshipRed is a college scholarship designed just for redheads. This $500 scholarship award is open to students who meet the following criteria:
- Natural Redheads
- Live in the United States
- G.P.A. higher than 2.5
- High school juniors or seniors
- Will attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college
To apply for the ScholarshipRed award, students must electronically submit (email) two pictures of themselves. One must be a childhood picture the other a present-day picture. Also required is a copy of high school transcripts, information about the college the student plans to attend, and a creative piece.
The creative piece is something the student has designed that best represents what it means to them to be a redhead.
The submission deadline for the ScholarshipRed scholarship is April 15. (Please double-check this date, as it changes yearly)
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Winning Tips: The heart of this scholarship application is the creative piece. Submissions need to be unique and meaningful. They can be a drawing, YouTube video, funny story, academic essay, or an experience directly related to being a redhead and what it personally means to that student.
The guidelines say, “The more creative the better, but there is no wrong answer.” Carefully read what it says under the word, “Apply”, as this is the mission of this scholarship organization and students need to share what it personally means and bring it into the creative piece. Find out how to use an organization’s mission to win more scholarships in this post.
Academic standing is important, but most of the judging will be done based on the creative piece.
Read more about this special scholarship just for redheads and apply by clicking here:
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SCHOLARSHIPRED COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
NOTE: ScholarshipRed has apparently stopped offering their scholarship for redheads. I will update this post if and when they do reinstate it. In the meantime, here are several unusual or wacky scholarships that you might be interested in:
UNUSUAL AND WACKY SCHOLARSHIPS
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.
I am a red head and proud! I am a senior in High School who graduated almost six months early by choosing to work hard in school and work ahead. I would greatly appreciate any feedback or assistance offered.
Hi Grace, you sound like a wonderful student! Be sure to apply for as many scholarships as you can and make sure you use the smart strategies that I used to help my son win so many scholarships. Good luck and let me know if you have any scholarship questions. Feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. 🙂
I noticed that the RedHead scholarship has a deadline of May 4, 2015. Does anyone know if that is correct?
Hi Letty, thanks for the head’s up!
I cant find a a current deadline for 2017. The new websites, such as the one listed above, say no webpage found. I can only find information from 2015 and 2016.
Hi Chris, from the ScholarshipRed Facebook page, “The scholarship will return in 2017. Until then we are updating our website, application system, and making it easier for Redheads across the country to get money for college. Keep checking our Facebook page for more updates.” I will keep checking and update the post as soon as I have the new link. If you would like to send me your contact info, I can email you as soon as I have the new info. Find my contact info on my “About Me” page. ~ Monica Matthews
I would love to apply for this scholarship . Please let me know when and how to apply. I am a senior in high school. I am a red head!
Hi Olivia, I will update the post as soon as I have the new link. Feel free to email me, so I can email you back directly when I have the info. 🙂
Chris and Olivia, the 2017 deadline is May 15. 🙂
When can we apply for the next one.
Hi Christian, I would check back in February of 2018. If it’s not open yet, keep checking every few weeks. 🙂
Can we only apply for the scholarship if we are in high school?
Hi Lacey, unfortunately, this scholarship is no longer offered to students. You can find a bunch more scholarships right here. 🙂