10+ Scholarships and College Grants to Apply in December/January

On: January 12, 2020
By: Abhishek Dey

1. Paul Collins Scholarship (Deadline : Midnight on March 01, 2020)

Scholarship : $1,000

Rules & Eligibility

  • The Scholarship fund awards $1000 to one applicant based on the student’s financial need. The award is non-renewable.
  • The scholarship application starts on 1st December 2019. All Eligible applicants must apply to this scholarship on or before 1st March 2020 by submitting all their documents to the official website.
  • Applicant scholarships annually, primarily to Kent County students.
  • This scholarship, provided each year in honor of Paul Collins, is awarded to a resident of Kent County.
  • Applicants must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.
  • The student must be a resident of Kent County who will be attending the undergraduate program in the area of fine or applied arts at Aquinas, Calvin, Cornerstone, Davenport, GRCC, GVSU, or Kendall college.
  • Also, a student must demonstrate art skills in order to avail this fund and he/she should maintain the cumulative GPA as specified by the financial aid division.

Application Steps

  • To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must first get to know about their financial position by filling the FAFSA application form. Through this, they even receive SAR (student aid report) and EFC certification.
  • It is very important that a student demonstrate their skills in extracurricular activities, community services, and academics.
  • In addition to that, to prove their excellence in academics, a student must submit all their official high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scorecards.
  • An applicant must also write an essay about the reasons for your choice of college, chosen course of study, career goals, plans for financing your education, and information on past activities benefiting your community.


There are hundreds of college scholarships or free grants available to undergraduate & graduate students throughout the country, with new ones coming out every month. Landing the right scholarship could be the difference between completing your graduation without any loans & paying off the education loans for years & years. Each free grant or college scholarship has its own eligibility criteria and is given at specific times of the year. So one must do continuous research to zero in on the college scholarships or free grants available which align to their career goals and look to apply for grants online.

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