Students that are interested in tobacco control can apply for this grant
Have an idea or two on the future of tobacco control? Then the Alma S. Adams Health Legacy scholarship is for you
Students enrolled with an online masters degrees or traditional bachelor programs probably know this all too well – getting a scholarship is no easy business. And it’s so frustrating when you come across a generous scholarship opportunity only to realize it’s not related to your area of expertise. Ugh! Back to searching again.
The struggle is real, but when conducting scholarship searchers, students of traditional or online college degree programs should target the opportunities that fit you specifically.
Fortunately, there are tons of scholarships out there for just about any interest, expertise or hobby. And ideally you should look for a plan in your more specialized interests. Why? Because you’ll have a better chance of winning. This especially applies for students of traditional or online masters degrees, as they are sitting on specialized knowledge.
How do you get started? First of all, take a pen and paper and make a list. Write down everything that makes you unique as a student of offline or online college degree programs, but not only. Highlight the categories you wouldn’t mind doing a project on even if you were asked at 2:00 AM during the night. Is there any homework you actually enjoying doing? If that’s the case, put it on that list, as there are many scholarships specific to student pursuing a certain area of interest.
When you’ve completed the list, fire up a browser and start searching. Type something like “scholarships for…” Use every item on your list. You might be surprised, as there are scholarships for everything from people with a passion for potatoes or for poetry to students interested in pursuing a career in space engineering.
Here’s an interesting example to consider. Are you committed to combating tobacco use in your community? If that’s the case, then you are eligible to applying for the Alma S. Adams Health Legacy Scholarship.
In order to be eligible to receive this scholarship, students need to demonstrate an active and creative involvement in community service that reflects four major tobacco-control issues including smoke-free environments, social justice, tobacco product flavors and point-of-sale.
On top of that, the applicant needs to submit documents detailing his/her financial need. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is also required to enter this program.
Students can apply until April 30 for this scholarship. Awardees will receive a grant of $5,000 which is not renewable.
Remember that all your hard work finding a scholarship will be worth nothing if you don’t stay organized. Make sure you group all the scholarships you are planning to apply to somewhere and don’t forget to list the deadline, as well. Some website might send reminders and notifications when a deadline is approaching but you shouldn’t rely only on them. Sometimes these things break or simply don’t work.
Just remember you are not alone in this scholarship search. If you ever feel lost, you can also turn to counselor, family member and ask for help. But remember this – work hard and in the end you will find the right scholarship for you.